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FBI releases files on Saudi Arabia’s involvement in 9/11. Why?

by DrewLUD


Imagine you have just arrived in a large city, in a country you have never visited and where you plan to carry out a massive terrorist attack that kills thousands of innocent people. You don’t speak the language.  You have no idea how to rent a car, find an apartment, open a bank account — even find a restaurant that offers food you like. 

Did someone help you?

This is the central question that weaves through a newly declassified FBI report, released late Saturday after a day of national mourning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The 16-page, heavily redacted report, written in April 2016 and titled “Encore Investigation Update,” offers no overall conclusion on the totality of Saudi government involvement — long a major question in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. But it contains plenty of alarming Saudi fingerprints and new insight on efforts by Saudi Arabian officials here in America to lend a hand to the team of al-Qaeda operatives who carried out the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history. 

The FDNY Band plays the national anthem before the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony marks the 20th Anniversary of the attacks that took place on 9/11. The ceremony took place on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, NY on Sept 11, 2021.

As a result, the report now looms as the most significant piece of evidence yet that at least two Saudi government officials assigned to the U.S. — and likely more — provided significant help to the Islamist jihadists who hijacked four U.S. commercial jetliners on Sept. 11, 2001. The team of 19 hijackers, proclaiming a controversial Islamist theology of suicide and murder in the name of their God, crashed two planes into the twin towers of New World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, another into the Pentagon in Northern, Virginia and a fourth into a Pennsylvania farm field.


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