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Five Revelations in the Missing 28 Pages

Originally published at Washington’s Blog by Kevin Ryan on 7/16/16

The missing 28 pages from the U.S. Congressional Joint Inquiry into intelligence activities related to 911 were finally released to the public. These pages do not reveal a lot of new information but what is new strengthens lines of investigation that need to be followed-up. Here are five examples.

  1. The 28 pages say a lot about two men—Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Bassnan. The pages hint at the idea that Al-Bayoumi and Bassnan, who sponsored some of the alleged hijackers in the U.S., were Saudi intelligence agents or assets. Although this is not new, the pages also mention that both of them worked closely with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM). That should bring investigators back to the WTC security company Stratesec, which held its annual meetings in SACM offices.
  2. The SACM was part of the Saudi Embassy run by then-ambassador Prince Bandar. The released pages do a lot of hinting about Bandar’s funding of Al-Bayoumi and Bassnan’s activities in the United States. What is perhaps a revelation is that the men’s wives not only received money from Bandar’s wife but also that Bassnan received $15,000 directly from Bandar’s account.
  3. The pages also reveal that, “several Saudi Naval officers were in contact with the September 11th hijackers.” A related fact that needs more scrutiny is that Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), which profited greatly from the 9/11 crimes, had spent over twenty years building and training the Saudi Navy. At the time of 9/11, SAIC was run by Dick Cheney’s protégé Duane Andrews, who was the most knowledgeable person regarding the vulnerabilities of the information and communications networks that failed that day.
  4. The released pages also make a lot of insinuations about Abu Zubaydah’s “phonebook.” Zubaydah was the first alleged al Qaeda leader captured. The 28 pages repeatedly mention that his phonebook had several numbers that could be “linked” to U.S. phone numbers. Readers will likely fail to realize that in 2009 the U.S. government retracted its claims that Zubaydah had any association to al Qaeda. That the 9/11 Commission Report depended heavily on Zubaydah’s torture testimony is a fact that was quickly forgotten by Commission and intelligence agency leaders.
  5. The Inquiry’s report was built largely on information provided by the FBI and the CIA. The 28 pages show this clearly. What people might fail to question is why the Inquiry would go about investigating intelligence agencies simply by reporting information provided by those agencies. That contradiction was amplified when the Inquiry’s leaders allowed the FBI to intimidate their own panel members by investigating them while they were investigating the FBI. The reasons for these contradictions are probably related to the fact that leaders of the FBI and the CIA are legitimate suspects in the 9/11 crimes.

The printed volume of The US Congressional Joint InquiryIn the end, the release of the 28 pages reinforces some information that was already available but does nothing to correct the propaganda that the Joint Inquiry produced. The public can learn from it, of course, but that requires looking beyond the propaganda.

Kevin Ryan blogs at Dig Within.

View the missing 28 pages below:

Cover sheet for the Congressional Joint Inquiry 28 Pages
Cover sheet for the Congressional Joint Inquiry 28 Pages
Part Four - Finding, Discussion and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive Security Matters
Contains information regarding Omar al-Bayoumi
Section containing information regarding Osama Bassnan and Shaykh al-Thumairy
Section containing information related to Saleh al-Hussayen and Abdullah Bin Laden
Section containing information related to CIA memorandum in FBI's San Diego Field Office
Section on Possible Saudi Connections to Terrorists and Terrorist Groups
Possible Connections between 9/11 Hijackers and Saudi Government Officials
Detials regarding Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Bassnan
Continued details regarding Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Bassnan
FBI received reports that al-Bayoumi is Saudi intelligence officer
al-Bayoumi has ties to terrorist elements
Osama Bassnan's wife received money directly from Prince Bandar's wife
Bassnan had ties to Saudi Government
FBI connects Bassnan to Osama bin Laden and Abu Zubaida to Colorado Corporation
FBI connects Abu Zabaida to Saudi officials
Additional Saudi Government Officials may be connected with 9/11 hijackers
FBI finds several Saudi Naval officers in contact with hijackers
Other Possible Terrorist Operatives connected to Saudi Government Officials
FBI investigates 1999 Saudi flight incident
Saudi Government may have provided financial support to terrorist networks
LA and San Diego mosques were involved in laudering terrorist finances
al-Harrimain Islamic Foundation (HIF) tied to Saudi Government
Saudi's do not cooperate with investigations
Since 1996 it was clear Saudi's would not cooperate
Saudi's refuse CIA and FBI requests
Connections between Terrorism and Saudi Government Officials
FBI and CIA acknowledge possible Saudi Government support for terrorists
FBI did not treat Saudis as a counterterrorism threat
Saudis not under significant investigation prior to 9/11

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