Washington (Associated Press). A declassified FBI document relating to logistical support provided to two Saudi hijackers before the September 11 attacks. Although it lists the contact details for these individuals, there was no evidence. Complicit in the conspiracy are high-ranking royal officials.
On Saturday, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the FBI released the first investigative record since President Joe Biden requested a declassified review to material that had been kept secret for many years. This 16-page summary is the result of an FBI interview with a man in close contact with a Saudi national who supported the first hijackers to arrive in the country.
Biden directed the Department of Justice to conduct declassified review and publish any documents that they could provide within six months. Because the families of the victims have been requesting records for many years, Biden is now under pressure. In New York they have filed a lawsuit against the government accusing them of supporting the hijackers.
Biden had just completed commemorative events in New York and Pennsylvania on September 11, when the heavily-blacked-out document was made public. Family members of the victims said that as long the documents are kept secret they will not allow Biden to attend these commemorative activities.
The Saudi government has always denied any involvement in the attack. Washington’s Saudi Embassy supports full declassification of all records to “end baseless accusations against the Kingdom once for all.” The Embassy stated that any accusation that Saudi Arabia is a complicit is “absolutely false.”
These documents were published during the politically sensitive period in the United States/Saudi Arabia. The two countries have formed a strategic alliance despite the many problems, especially regarding counter-terrorism. In February, the Biden administration released an intelligence assessment stating that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was involved with the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. However, the decision to avoid direct punishment led to criticism from the Democratic Party.
The relatives of the victims said that the release the document was a significant step in their attempts to link the attack with Saudi Arabia. Bruce Eagleson was the father of Brett Eagleson and was killed in September 2001’s attack on the World Trade Center. He stated that the FBI’s release of FBI documents “accelerated our pursuit for truth and justice.”
The victim’s relative’s lawyer, Jim Kreindler, said in a statement, “The findings and conclusions of the FBI’s investigation confirm our responsibility in the lawsuit for the Saudi government’s 9/11 attacks. Arguments.
He stated that “This document together with the evidence public so far provides a blueprint for (Al Qaeda’s) operation in the United States with active and informed support by the Saudi government.”
He stated that they included phone calls between Saudi officials, Al Qaeda members, and then “unexpected” meetings with hijackers. They also helped them settle down and locate the flight school.
Rumours about September 11 have been swirling that officials were involved after the attack. It was then revealed that 15 terrorists were Saudis. Osama bin Laden was the leader at the time of al-Qaeda. He came from a distinguished Saudi Arabian family.
According to previously classified documents, the United States investigated several Saudi diplomats and other people who were connected with the Saudi government. They had contact with the hijackers shortly after they arrived in the United States.