9/11 Families Outraged by New Reports Detailing Efforts to Conceal Saudi Involvement In Terrorist Attacks

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New reports from the New York Times and Pro Publica detail the efforts by the United States Government to conceal Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.


The new report shows how F.B.I. agents persisted in investigating Saudi connections to the 9/11 attacks for more than a decade, despite resistance from the C.I.A. and senior officials in their own agency. Their investigation uncovered strong evidence implicating at least 6 Saudi government officials in providing a support network for the hijackers. Despite this strong evidence, their efforts were thwarted, and the F.B.I. has gone so far as to prohibit retired agents from helping the 9/11 families due to U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations. Meanwhile, the Saudis claim innocence while systematically refusing to cooperate with the 9/11 families’ investigation.


The families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks are outraged that their government would go to such lengths to avoid shedding light on those responsible.


“We’ll have more to say in the days to come as we absorb the bombshell revelations in this article, but it is nothing short of betrayal to see more evidence that our government insists on hiding the information to which we’re entitled,” said Terry Strada, National Chair of the 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism. “President Trump told us he would declassify this information and ensure full disclosure, but his own administration is working against him. »


« Make no mistake: we aren’t going away. The F.B.I. will be held to account for their appalling stonewalling of the 9/11 community. »


The full New York Times Magazine article can be found here, and a summary of that expose, also published by the New York Times, is copied below.


For years, the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 have been engaged in a civil lawsuit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their role in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. A major step was made in this lawsuit when Congress passed and overrode a Presidential veto to make the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) law in 2016.


The 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism, consists of over 9,000 family members and survivors, seeking the truth, accountability and justice against all perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack against the United States.