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Friday, June 12, 2015

RAND PAUL, 2 OTHER SENATORS : EXPOSE FINANCERS OF 9/11 HIJACKERS

A final, decisive clean-sweep must be made of this "terror" attack before America can once more become a Republic of laws; those found to be involved must be investigated, arrested, prosecuted and jailed or executed for their crimes  

JUSTICE INTEGRITY PROJECT
By Andrew Kreig
06/09/2015

The campaign to expose the financiers of the 9/11 attacks has heated up as GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul and two other senators co-sponsored legislation to require release of a 2002 joint House-Senate report that has remained secret.


Rand Paul
Paul spoke at a June 2 press conference on Capitol Hill with representatives of 9/11 families to urge his senate colleagues and President Obama to release the report, which reputedly states that Saudi Arabia funded several of the accused 9/11 hijackers in Florida and California.

“Information revealed over the years does raise questions about [Saudi Arabia’s] support, or whether their support might have been supportive to these Al Qaeda terrorists,” said Paul, who introduced two bills to release the information. 


Co-sponsoring one are Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Ron Wyden of Oregon. The two Democratic senators were not present at the news conference held at the Capitol's Visitors Center.

Capitol Hill News Conference: Who Financed 9/11 Attacks?

At the June 2 news conference, Rand Paul was flanked by families of 9/11 victims, House co-sponsors, and former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL).


Then president George W. Bush with Saudis; just how close
was this relationship?
“We can not let page after page of blanked-out documents," Rand said, "be obscured behind a veil, leading these families to wonder if there is additional information surrounding these horrible acts.”

Graham, who led the congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks, said document release “will cause the American government to reconsider the nature of our relationship with Saudi Arabia.”


“Nearly every significant element that led to the attacks of Sept. 11 points to Saudi Arabia,” according to Terry Strada, the head of 9/11 Families and Survivors United For Justice Against Terrorism. “Money is the lifeblood of terrorism. Without money, 9/11 wouldn’t have happened.” 

Strada's husband was killed in the attacks. She brought her three children to the conference, including one, Kaitlyn Strada, who was four days old when his father was killed.

"9/11 children are growing up," said Kaitlyn Strada, "in a world where we can’t trust our own government because too many truths remain hidden about who was ultimately responsible for the murder of our parents."

The press conference at the Capitol's visitors center included a bipartisan group of House sponsors: Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Ma).

Massie said the 28 pages establish a "chain of liability" around the attacks.

"The 28 pages in the report of over 800 pages go to the question of who financed 9/11 and they point a strong finger at Saudi Arabia," said Graham, who co-authored the report as a three-term senator co-chairing the 9/11 joint committee in 2002. At the time, he was also chairing the Senate Intelligence Committee.




Graham, like other elected officials in congress, is forbidden to discuss the report's contents. But he has said in general that the American public deserves to know the findings. Release of the information, he says, would not hurt national security.

Paul noted that 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Paul also said he does not immediately plan to read the pages on the Senate floor.

Paul, when asked if he thinks the report could disrupt the U.S.-Saudi relationship, replied, "I see this more as just a search for the truth."

Analysis and Update as of June 11: Justice Integrity Project

Given the importance of 9/11 to most other major issues (such as war, budgets and other domestic policies), the Justice Integrity Project notes with alarm the lack of normal news coverage of the June 2 news conference on the 9/11 secret documents and a similar lack of interest by most members of the Senate and House.



As amplified below, few elected representatives have been willing even to look at the documents, much less voice an opinion on whether the 9/11 families and the rest of the public should be allowed to learn who funded the accused attackers. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, for example, this week responded in New Hampshire on the presidential campaign trail to a question about the documents by saying officials should learn the secrets only if they were "inclined" to do so. That stance is not leadership, especially since the fatal attacks victimized many New Jersey families and Christie has built much of his career on his supposedly blunt advocacy. Apparently, however, delving into 9/11 secrets is way too tough for him and most of his peers.

We urge the defeat of any federally elected official or 2016 presidential candidate who has not at least read the documents and taken a position pro or con on whether they should be declassified and shared with the public. This is non-partisan, just like the current movement to declassify the documents.


Who is Obama protecting?
Let's not mince words about the reasons for the impasse. 

In 2003, 46 Democratic U.S. senators unsuccessfully demanded release of the secret 9/11 report when it appeared they could gain partisan advantage by seeking it over the objections of President Bush's administration and his GOP colleagues. 


Now that President Obama is stonewalling 9/11 families despite his 2008 campaign pledge, Democrats dare not oppose both their president, GOP militarists and the vast wealth of Saudi Arabia and its allies, who include Wall Street, the defense industry and the most important thought leaders at foundations, "think tanks," academia and the media.

The bipartisan U.S. foreign policy is a disaster, as we and others have been reporting. So are the operations of Congress, the supposed people's representative.

Members of the public have very little impact on decision-making in general, but hold one trump card: Presidential aspirants and elected representatives occasionally must meet the public and at least pretend to care about important issues. Many are taking the precaution of using guards and other screening methods to ensure that they only meet pre-vetted, friendly individuals. But at least some in the public can get past the gatekeepers, especially during the year 2015 before front-runners and established as celebrities above question. For the future of your families, you must not be deterred and must insist on answers.

Perhaps most notable about the June 2 news conference was lack of coverage by the establishment media. With Rand Paul taking a lead, the news conference thereby featured a prominent GOP presidential contender ranking near the top in public opinion polls among contenders, representatives of 9/11 families, and Bob Graham, a former Senate intelligence committee chairman. As a three-term senator, Graham had co-authored the secret report revealing vital clues to one of the greatest crimes in American history. It helped spark the still-ongoing wars in central Asia and the Middle East that have so-far cost trillions of dollars and more than a million lives. Yet Graham like other elected leaders faces prison if he tells the public the solutions investigators found.


"Mainstream media" has everything to lose when
the truth about their collaboration in cover-ups
become public knowledge
Concerning what must be termed a continuing cover-up: The New York Times and Los Angeles Times had reporters present who did not publish stories, according to the Executive Intelligence Review, which assisted three House members in publicizing the news conference. 

The Washington Post coverage appeared only online and not in its printed edition. 

A Bloomberg column primarily mocked those in the audience asking questions, thus trivializing the substance of the featured speakers' concerns.



The likely reasons for the lack of coverage are clear to those of us at the Justice Integrity Project, as well as to other Washington observers: The nation's pro-interventionist bipartisan majority is funded by the financial, military and intelligence colossus.

Those financial powers dominate both major parties, as well as the supposedly independent voices in the academia and the media, including "alternative" media that profess to being independent. The funding is not simply in the ads the militarists buy in the media or in their campaign donations. That spending is a superficial symptom of a deep relationship that operates primarily unseen and on automatic pilot.

The vast bulk of participants in politics, the media and elsewhere have scant understanding of the process, in our experience. Ambitious and often civic-minded young people who provide the bulk of output from Congress, political campaigns, agencies, Washington's media, foundations, etc. have little incentive or opportunity to learn big picture strategies of decision-makers and their funders.

We here have learned of them only after decades of experience and intensives study. The fruits are reflected in several recent columns listed immediately below. Thus, for example, the largely unreported key fact of the Dennis Hastert pedophile scandal is that the secret made him vulnerable to pressures to rubber-stamp President Bush's war agenda, among other dubious policy choices.





The topics might seem disjointed but have a common thread in actuality: Waging disastrous wars that damage the United States economy and moral leadership, without effective scrutiny.

We narrow that focus further today to focus on the media and elected representatives.

The lack of normal news coverage serves as evidence that the secret segment of the 9/11 report must be important, even though experienced apologists for news managers and docile members of the press corps can always find rationales for omitting coverage of sensitive matters. 


Michael Morell
The rest of us, however, are entitled to conclude that the suppressed information inevitably points to even more sensitive and important information. 

More subtle is the approach by Michael Morell, a 33-year career CIA officer whose responsibilities included the daily national security briefing to President George W. Bush, including a period before the Iraq war.


Readers here can recall that former deputy CIA director Michael Morell author of the gung-ho new memoir: The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism from Al Qa'ida to ISIS, ducked our question at a National Press Club news conference May 18 on why the CIA opposed release of the 28 pages. 

After 33 years at the agency, including two stints as acting director and a current post as senior news analyst for CBS news on intelligence matters, Morell could only say he did not know the basis of the CIA's opposition to release of the 28 pages and of remaining materials on the JFK assassination.

Such answers in the rare occasions when members of the press are able to pose questions on the record and unfiltered to the intelligence/financial/media establishment should themselves count as clues suggesting the need for further digging.

Given the stakes for the nation and the world, the view from here is that no senator or House member of either party deserves re-election if he or she has not looked at the 28-pages and rendered an opinion publicly about the content. Additionally, any news or opinion journal purporting to cover Capitol Hill and other national affairs severely diminishes its credibility by failure to cover the debate about release of the 28 secret pages in the 9/11 report issued in 2002.


Andrew Kreig

Andrew Kreig, Esq.
Andrew Kreig is Justice Integrity Project Executive Director and co-founder with over two decades experience as an attorney and non-profit executive in Washington, DC.

An author and longtime investigative reporter, his primary focus since 2008 has been exploring allegations of official corruption and other misconduct in federal agencies. He has been a consultant and volunteer leader in advising several non-profit groups fostering cutting-edge applications within the communications industries.
  
As president and CEO of the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) from 1996 until 2008, Kreig led its worldwide advocacy that helped create the broadband wireless industry. Previously, he was WCAI vice president and general counsel, an associate at Latham & Watkins, law clerk to a federal judge, author of the book Spiked about the newspaper business and a longtime reporter for the Hartford Courant.

Listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World from the mid-1990s and currently, he holds law degrees from the University of Chicago School of Law and from Yale Law School. Reared in New York City, his undergraduate degree in history is from Cornell University, where he was a student newspaper editor, rowing team member, and Golden Gloves boxer. 

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