Monday, April 11, 2016

Saudi Arabia and 9/11

The 60 Minutes story above (28 Pages) is about the Saudi Arabia's role in the 9/11 attacks on the US and the 28 pages that were redacted in the Senate Select Committee's 2003 report on 9/11.

From today's Daily Beast:

One of the ongoing mysteries in Washington is why the Obama administration is still classifying 28 pages of a congressional report written in 2003 that documents Saudi support for the hijackers who carried out the 9/11 attacks. The bipartisan co-authors of that report have long called for its release to the public, and President Obama on two separate occasions over the last several years promised the 9/11 families that he would declassify the 28 pages. Now pressure on Obama to make good on his promise is mounting. Advocates claim there is no longer any reason to protect the Saudis 15 years after the attacks...

15 of the 19 9/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia. Since we no longer need their oil, we can quit coddling a country that's governed by religious fanatics.

For years they've been spending that oil money to foment hatred against the US and the West:

About 24,000 'madrassas' in Pakistan are funded by Saudi Arabia which has unleashed a "tsunami of money" to "export intolerance", a top American senator has said, adding that the US needs to end its effective acquiescence to the Saudi sponsorship of radical Islamism. Senator Chris Murphy said Pakistan is the best example of where money coming from Saudi Arabia is funneled to religious schools that nurture hatred and terrorism.

"In 1956, there were 244 madrassas in Pakistan. Today, there are 24,000. These schools are multiplying all over the globe. These schools, by and large, don't teach violence. They aren't the minor leagues for al-Qaeda or ISIS. But they do teach a version of Islam that leads very nicely into an anti-Shia, anti-Western militancy. Those 24,000 religious schools in Pakistan, thousands of them are funded with money that originates in Saudi Arabia," Murphy said in an address yesterday to the Council on Foreign Relations..

'Tsunami of money' from Saudi Arabia funding 24,000 madrassas in Pakistan

Thanks to Jihad Watch for the madrasa story.

Maybe this story the other day was part of a Saudi campaign to mitigate the impact of the anticipated 60 Minutes story.

Later: See also this 28 pages: the controversy over Saudi Arabia and 9/11, explained

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