28 PAGES NOW DECLASSIFIED!
Under tremendous pressure from the 9/11 victims families, a few courageous members of Congress and LaRouchePAC, who has championed this story since 2009, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees have finally made public a redacted version of the classified 28 pages of a Joint inquiry which detail Saudi involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks. These pages, kept hidden from the American people for 15 years, must now be the beginning of a de novo, top-down investigation into the 9/11 attacks and subsequent cover-up. Let this victory be the beginning of a new paradigm of truth and accountability in the U.S. Ever onward! Become a member of LaRouchePAC today!
Declassify the 28 Pages
It's not a secret that the Saudi Royal family is very close to the Bushes. In fact, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., whose role in 9/11 is highly questionable, is known to many as "Bandar Bush." Perhaps the Bush Administration blocked the release of the 28 pages to defend the KSA, whom they view as a close family friend, a business partner, and political ally. There may be some truth to that. Why then, has the Obama Administration continued the cover-up? While campaigning for president in 2008, Obama promised 9/11 family members that he would finally declassify the 28 pages that dealt with who sponsored the attacks. Then again, in February 2009, when a delegation of 9/11 families visited the White House, Obama made a promise to Bill Doyle, whose son died in the WTC, that he would personally see that the 28 pages be declassified. However, just three months later, on May 29, 2009, Obama ordered Solicitor General Elena Kagan, later an Obama appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court, to file a brief urging the courts to prevent the 911 families from suing Saudi government officials or members of the Saudi royal family on the grounds that they enjoyed sovereign immunity. To this day, Saudi Arabia, the world's leading financier of fundamentalist jihadi madrassases, is considered one of the United States' closest allies.
President George W. Bush with Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
"The connection is a direct one. Not only has Saudi Arabia been promoting this extreme form of religion, but it also has been the principal financier, first of Al Qaeda, then of the various Al Qaeda franchises around the world—specifically the ones in Somalia and Yemen— and now the support of ISIS...I believe that had the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 been disclosed by the release of the 28 pages, and by the declassification of other information as to the Saudi role and support of the 9/11 hijackers, that it would have made it much more difficult for Saudi Arabia to have continued that pattern of behavior, and I think [we] would have had a good chance of reining in the activity that today Canada, the United States and other countries either are or are considering going to war with."
October 9, 2014 on CBC's 'Day 6'
President Obama in Saudi Arabia 2014.
D.C. PRESS CONFERENCES
July 6, 2016 · Washington, D.C.
With national and international coverage highlighting the significance of the 28 pages in defeating global terrorism—and the Obama Administrations continued stonewalling—Representatives Walter Jones, Stephen Lynch and Thomas Massie introduce H.Res. 779 declaring the 28 pages custody of the U.S. Congress and in their power to declassify them.
June 2, 2015 · Washington, D.C.
On June 2, 2015, at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), flanked by former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and representatives of the 9/11 families, announced that he had introduced S.1471, a bill to declassify the 28 pages from the original Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11. The Senate bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). H.Res.14, a House bill introduced in January by Jones, Lynch, and Massie, called for the release of the 28 pages.
The press conference was attended by almost all of the major media, and was broadcast live exclusively over LPACTV. Within hours of the event, there was prolific media coverage, giving extensive and generally accurate coverage to the powerful presentations on the urgent need to declassify.
All of the speakers—the Senators, Congressmen, and family representatives—singled out Saudi Arabia as the well-spring of the 9/11 attacks and subsequent jihadist terrorism. They all demanded that President Obama fulfill his promise, made on at least two occasions to the 9/11 families, that he would make the full 28 pages public. Audio of the event can be found here.
January 7, 2015 Press Conference
In the third Capitol Hill Press Conference on the 28 pages, held January 7, 2015, former Senator Bob Graham joined H.Res.14 co-sponsors Walter Jones and Stephen Lynch.
On Wednesday, January 7, at 9:30 am EST, Representatives Walter B. Jones (NC-3), Stephen Lynch (MA-8), Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), and members of 9/11 Families United for Justice Against Terrorism, held a bipartisan press conference on H. Res. 14, a resolution calling on President Obama to declassify the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001 that were initially classified by President George W. Bush and have remained classified under President Barack Obama. Senator Graham was the chair of the Select Committee on Intelligence when the Joint Inquiry was written and has repeatedly called for the 28 pages to be declassified. H. Res. 14, introduced in the 113th session as H. Res. 428, states that declassification of the pages is necessary to provide the American public with the full truth surrounding the tragic events of September 11, 2001, particularly relating to the involvement of foreign governments.
Two days later, on January 9th, as a follow up to this historic press conference, LaRouchePAC aired a live webcast featuring EIR's Jeff Steinberg, who provided the definitive story behind the 28 pages, what is known of the Saudi involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks and perhaps most explosively, discussed the British role in establishing a slush fund with the Saudi Monarchy for financing terrorism worldwide.
March 11, 2014 Press Conference, Washington, D.C.
The first Capitol Hill Press Conference calling for the declassification of the 28 pages, March 11, 2014.
"As I read it, we all had our own experience. I had to stop every couple of pages and absorb and try to rearrange my understanding of history for the past 13 years and the years leading up to that. It challenges you to rethink everything."
March 11, 2014
"President Obama, You're A Liar!"
September 9, 2014 press conference on the 28 pages featuring H RES 428 sponsors and 9/11 victims' families.
Just before Congress left Washington for the midterm elections, on September 9, 2014, Congressmen Walter Jones (R-NC), Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY), held their second press conference on the declassification of the 28 pages, urging their colleagues to co-sponsor their bill, H RES 428, which calls on the President to declassify the redacted section of the Joint Inquiry report. Joined by 9/11 victims' family members just days before the 13th anniversary of the attacks, the press conference was a devastating rebuke of Obama, who had promised the families that he would personally see that the report be declassified in 2009.
Senator Bob Graham's Untold Story
An interview conducted by Matthew Ogden with former Senator Bob Graham in Naples, Florida on November 11, 2014. Senator Graham served as co-chair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11. The subject of the interview is the urgency of declassifying the redacted 28 pages of the Congressional Joint Inquiry's report to expose the role of Saudi Arabia in financing not only the Al Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001, but also continuing to finance ISIS and related terrorist organizations today.
Investigative reporter Dan Christensen of the Broward Bulldog, as well as Miami-based first amendment attorney Tom Julin also participated in the interview. Christensen and Julin have been instrumental in combating persistent stonewalling by the Federal Bureau of Investigations in pursuing crucial leads pertaining to connections between a prominent Saudi family and a cell of 9/11 hijackers in Sarasota, Florida prior to the 9/11 attacks.