While there were some revelations there were no real bombshells, well wait, other than the terrorist dry run in 1999. Or the revelation that a Saudi was checking security along the southwest border in the late 90s. Or that our intelligence apparatus requested help from Saudi intelligence in the summer of 2001 (when the lights were blinking red) and got rebuffed.
But for those who've read the FBI 302s long available on the web regarding al-Bayoumi and Bassnan in San Diego (who helped the two west coast hijackers) this report just fills in some gaps.
Yes, it appears some Saudi Arabians were aiding the hijackers, to possibly include our buddy Prince Bandar and some in the intelligence arm. The report concludes that the FBI wasn't treating them as enemies before 9/11, actually, they were considered allies.
But let's say Bush or even Bill Clinton smelled the rat about this relationship beforehand and concluded there were plots sanctioned by the Kingdom--were they supposed to invade the holy land of Mecca and blow up the Kaaba, invoking the wrath of millions of moderate Muslims? Mecca is really nuclear deterrence for Saudi Arabia, if you think about it. Maybe Iraq was really designed to get an America presence and democratic rule closer to the Kingdom, and Iran (who also has some weird ties to 9/11).
Anyway, we'll see how much traction this release gets in the press intelligensia. It's going to be hard to topple the current headlines, or BLM, or even the latest Trump press conference. After all, it's not like it states in clear English that Bush blew the towers.
But maybe Trump should be taking a close look at it since it does lay out a case that the Saudis were sewing the seeds of 9/11 while Bill was diddling interns and Hillary was busy blaming a vast right wing conspiracy. This same woman wants the keys to the White House back.
Perhaps Trump could also remind the various
In a revelation missing from the official investigations of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the FBI placed a human source in direct contact with Osama bin Laden in 1993 and ascertained that the al Qaeda leader was looking to finance terrorist attacks in the United States, according to court testimony in a little-noticed employment dispute case.
The information the FBI gleaned back then was so specific that it helped thwart a terrorist plot against a Masonic lodge in Los Angeles, the court records reviewed by The Washington Times show. “It was the only source I know in the bureau where we had a source right in al Qaeda, directly involved,” Edward J. Curran, a former top official in the FBI’s Los Angeles office, told the court in support of a discrimination lawsuit filed against the bureau by his former agent Bassem Youssef.Get that? The FBI had a mole in AQ that was embedded with bin Laden in 1993. This mole warned of UBL's goal to finance terrorism against the USA and perhaps prevented an attack in Los Angeles. In 1993. How did the 9/11 Commission miss that? How did the FBI think it wasn't important?
Let's face it, nobody really wants to get to the truth about much of anything anymore. It's just too inconvenient for too many parties and too many people have too much to lose. September 11th happened and it can't be reversed. The Saudis aren't our friends, we already knew this.