While it is certainly a good thing that President Biden signed a recent Executive Order mandating a speedy declassification of the thousands of pages of FBI files on Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the other side of the coin should not be ignored.

In late August, the Department of Justice announced that the ongoing 9/11 investigation titled Operation ENCORE–the follow-up to the original PENTTBOM probe–was formally closed. This opened the door for the release of the remaining classified files. President Biden followed up with his EO several weeks later, near the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

But what is absolutely shameless is the fact that, after nearly two decades of investigation, the case was closed without a single Saudi government official being indicted by the US. The Biden EO even cited a specific April 2016 FBI document that summarized all of the accumulated evidence that Saudi government officials were complicit in setting up the 9/11 attacks. More than a dozen Saudi government officials–some from the General Intelligence Directorate and some from the Ministry of Religious Affairs–gave vital logistical, financial, and other material support to the first two hijackers to arrive in the United States 19 months before September 11, 2001. Much of the documentation regarding material Saudi support for the other 17 hijackers remains largely concealed behind a wall of government secrecy. Hopefully all the material still buried will be unearthed soon.

But that does not make up for the fact that known agents of the Saudi regime were instrumental in facilitating 9/11. If, as they claim, they were unwitting of the plot itself, let them prove it before a US jury. Talk to the plaintiffs in the still-unfolding Federal civil suit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or their attorneys who are completing depositions of some of the complicit Saudi officials. They will tell you that the Saudi regime has been lying, stonewalling, and otherwise hiding evidence of the complicity of their agents.

There is no statute of limitation on mass murder, so I remain hopeful that evidence released through the long-overdue declassification process and the pending civil trial in the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York will force the DOJ to hand down indictments and seek extradition.

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  1. Sam says:


    This post exemplifies why there is so no longer any trust in our government and media. Mass murderers like the Saudi government officials who provided material support to the jihadists and guys like Fauci & Daszak responsible for the death of millions get away because the law enforcement leadership in our country prefer to play politics. Rule of law only applies to the plebes.

    • JohninMK says:

      That trust further eroded by continuing questions as to how building 7 collapsed without any obvious external cause and the lack of airliner engines at the Pentagon.

      • Pat Lang says:


        I know people who saw the Pentagon plane fly by the Navy Annex on the ridge by the glide path of the plane,. Looking out the office window they could see passengers in their seats. Others whom I trust saw the fuselage in the building. The passengers were dead in their seats.

  2. Deap says:

    President Biden got away with murder too, if this report is confirmed.

    The alleged macho Biden gets tough drone strike claiming to take down a “Taliban Planner”, in fact killed a local US contractor aide’s family, who was helping deliver water to those frantically waiting at the Kabul airport:


    Last Blinken official report was …… unable to confirm if there were civilian casualties.

  3. Leith says:


    The Saudis are still at it. They are the biggest financiers and backers of Mohammad Yaqoob, leader of the Taliban’s military since 2016 and now the new Minister of Defense. The funding they give to Yaqoob is on top of the hundreds of millions given to the Taliban by wealthy Saudi private citizens or by Wahhabi funded charities.

  4. Razumov says:

    A Syrian TV station is reporting that US forces are secretly withdrawing from Syria:


    • JohninMK says:

      This, from a week ago, now looks to be more like a rationalisation of US locations rather than any significant withdrawal, which is likely to only occur with a major reduction in US forces in Iraq impacting the logistics.

  5. A. Pols says:

    I have always thought, from the beginning of this, that, if we were going to target another country for invasion, it should have been Saudi Arabia. That is the wellspring of Wahhabism and the prime financier of many mosques and madrasas in Europe and the US spreading radicalism. We could have easily conquered Saudi Arabia and probably administered it as a company town fairly easily since their terrain is ill suited for insurgent operations, and we’d have had something to gain in terms of energy resources.
    I don’t necessarily advocate that course of action, but I do mean that, if we wanted to lash out after 9/11, they would have been the juiciest target.

  6. Ishmael Zechariah says:

    Could you please comment on the “dancing Israelis” issue associated with 9/11? This attack seems to have some parallels to the Epstein case and the USS Liberty attack.
    I wonder how many Saudi Arabias exist.
    Ishmael Zechariah

  7. Harper says:

    In response to several questions about the Israeli factor, here is what I know to be the case. The Israelis were conducting training exercises for young recruits to IDF intelligence and Mossad. They were in the United States pretending to be art students from an Israeli college (none were actually enrolled). They were monitoring Muslims, including possible jihadis. A cross-gridding of documents from the DEA tracking of the “art students” and a Treasury Department list of known jihadist and their last known addresses which was “accidentally” leaked in Europe, showed that several of the Israeli spies-in-training were living in close proximity to two groups of 9/11 hijackers (in Texas and Florida). A few months after the 9/11 attacks, an article appeared in the German weekly Die Zeit, lamenting that if the US had not expelled the Israeli “art students” Israel might have provided critical intelligence to the FBI and other US agencies to prevent the 9/11 attacks.

    The “dancing Israelis” on a Hoboken NJ roof looking across at the Towers were, I suspect, on a similar cover assignment, as they were working for a moving company that soon afterwards was shut down.

    Those facts seem pretty well documented. You can draw your own conclusions. It still does not diminish the Saudi role. And fully pulling the Saudi string is, IMHO, a critical thread to getting at whatever bigger picture there is.

    • Mike C says:


      On the topic of the “dancing Israelis”, investigative journalist David Sheen just posted a report in The Grayzone yesterday.


      I will leave it to people who know to say whether a crooked moving company would be good cover for an intel op. The couple behind Urban Moving Systems fled to Israel shortly after 9/11 but are back living in the SF Bay Area these days.

      I am not posting this as an endorsement of the article, just curious about the feedback.

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