“Foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government… “spirit of party opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.” –George Washington’s Farewell Address
The recently declassified 28-pages of the 9/11 report are undergoing a lot of examination. As a result, Ryan Mauro at ClarionProject.org is convinced that both Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are implicated in Saudi Arabia’s Involvement in terrorism in the United States.
Page 11 of the documents states:
“Prior to September 11th, the FBI apparently did not focus investigative [censored]…Saudi nationals in the United States due to Saudi Arabia’s status as an American ‘ally.’…A representative of the FBI’s [censored]testified in closed hearings that, prior to September 11th, the FBI received ‘no reporting from any member of the Intelligence Community’ that there is a [censored]presence in the United States.”
The censoring of the documents leaves us to wonder what specific terror-related presence the documents are referring to, but it is very clear that it is a network linked to the Saudi government and insufficient investigative resources were allotted for it because of those linkages.
The Bush Administration was in office for only 9 months, but cannot be absolved of blame. The files do not indicate that any change in direction was ordered before the attacks and it chose to classify the pages exposing the Saudis in the 2002 report.
The Bush Administration also opted not to blacklist two terror-tied organizations with strong Saudi ties: Muslim World League and International Islamic Relief Organization. The former also has strong links to Huma Abedin and her family, one of the closest advisers to Hillary Clinton.
Perhaps that decision has something to do with the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. at the time, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who was so close to the Bush family that he was nicknamed “Bandar Bush.”
Mauro also points out that George W. Bush “was actually scheduled to meet with representatives from the Saudi-linked Muslim Brotherhood network on the very day of the attacks, September 11, 2001.”
He also reminds us that Prince Bandar’s wife paid $74,000 for “nursing services” to the wife of a Saudi intelligence officer who has been linked to the 9/11 hijackers. Copies of the checks, which dated from February 1999 to May 2002 have been found by the FBI, but they say such services were never rendered.
The Bushes are not the only ones to blame in this matter. Bill Clinton had two terms to deal with the Saudis and their connections to terrorism, but failed to do so.
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