Uproar Over the 28 Pages: The Saudi/CIA Connection?

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: .

Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton wrote an opinion piece last week in USAToday, trying to “temper” feelings surrounding the release of the 28 pages.

Kean and Hamilton wrote, “The 28 pages have generated a lot of public speculation over the years and have been described as a “smoking gun” implicating the Saudi government in the deadliest terrorist attack carried out on U.S. soil.”

They go on to write, “What often gets lost in those theories is that the 28 pages were based almost entirely on raw, unvetted material that came to the FBI. That material was written up as possible leads for further investigation, and the 28 pages were a summary of some of those reports and leads as of the end of 2002 — all of them uninvestigated.”

What Tom and Lee fail to acknowledge is the reason the “raw, unvetted material” was left “uninvestigated” was strictly because of the 9/11 Commission’s Staff Director, Philip Zelikow.

Zelikow has too many conflicts of interest to list in this blog. Suffice it to say that a critical portion of the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report can be seen as merely a fairy-tale rendition (or intelligence “story”) of Philip’s design. (Scroll down to the lunch break, read Zelikow’s next Staff Statement where he talks about an “intelligence story.”)

Indeed, chapter 5, “Al Qaeda Aims at the Homeland,” and chapter 7, “The Attack Looms,” provide most of the vital pieces of information surrounding the 9/11 plot by citing Khalid Sheikh Mohammad’s interviews as their primary source. Why would any laudable historian (who Zelikow professes to be) base an official accounting of the worst terrorist attack since Pearl Harbor on the bogus ramblings of a detained, tortured terrorist? That’s why anything and everything that comes out of Zelikow’s mouth should be questioned for its veracity — and motive.

After all, if the person in charge of torturing KSM wanted to obscure the Saudi role, is it a surprise that KSM would say what his torturer wanted to hear? Moreover, is it a surprise that the person or persons in charge of KSM’s torture, who wanted to obscure the U.S. government’s awareness of the threat and indeed specific knowledge of many of the terrorist activities before the attack, would elicit a story consistent with that goal?

Indeed, regarding the 9/11 Commission’s treatment of the Saudi role in the 9/11 attacks, Zelikow’s hands are easily found. Look at three items. First, Zelikow blocked and then fired Dana Lesemann when she tried to investigate the uninvestigated leads in the 28 pages. Where were Tom and Lee when this happened? Second, it was only Zelikow and Dieter Snell who were granted access and able to question Omar Bayoumi—a man who stands at the epicenter of the Saudi nexus to the 9/11 attacks. Why were Zelikow and Snell the only ones permitted to interview such a key individual? Finally, it was Zelikow and Snell who “re-wrote” the entire Saudi section of the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report — leaving out all the damning, incriminating information. Where is that missing information today? Available for public review?

So please, when Tom and Lee say that they “found no evidence linking the Saudi’s to the 9/11 attacks,” pay careful attention to the cute use of their words, “found no evidence.” Because while concededly there may not then have been conclusive proof, there were certainly indications and evidence that required further and immediate follow-up.

In addition, note when Tom and Lee talk about access granted to the 28 pages being given to “relevant” staff. Which staff were deemed relevant? And who decided what staffers were “relevant?” Zelikow? Everyone had clearance, so why didn’t all investigative staff have access to the 28 pages?

Tom and Lee also proudly state that their report is unclassified and available to the public. What you need to realize is that while their final report is unclassified, the source documents for that report remain classified and hidden from the public. In short, unlike redacted reports where you can readily see what is being kept secret by the dark lines crossing out words, with the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report, we’ll never know how much other pertinent information was kept out and classified by Zelikow. And, as someone who has looked for specific documents on the National Archives website, I can state emphatically that many of the 9/11 Commission’s most vital and damning documents remain redacted, withheld, classified and/or unavailable to the public.

Moreover, please pay attention to how Tom and Lee characterize the 9/11 Review Panel. Realize that the 9/11 Review Panel did nothing more than tie up the loose, uncomfortable (i.e. damning) ends that would inevitably be created with the release of the 28 pages. Was the Panel’s purpose to uncover the entire 9/11 story or to stop further inquiry that would eventually uncover the entire truth?

Finally, I do agree with one section of Kean and Hamilton’s editorial, “The 9/11 attacks were the worst mass murder ever carried out in the United States. Those responsible deserve the maximum punishment possible. Therefore, accusations of complicity in that mass murder from responsible authorities are a grave matter. Such charges should be levied with care.”

I just hope that both Kean and Hamilton mean what they say when they talk about those responsible and complicit in the 9/11 attacks “deserving the maximum punishment possible.” And I hope their definition of complicity is as broad as mine, by including actions before and after the crime and actors from inside and outside the United States.

So for example, let’s just say that our CIA (or a rogue element of it) tried to recruit two 9/11 hijackers in San Diego who were already in contact with Saudi agents. And in carrying out that task, the CIA worked with those Saudi agents in the recruitment process. And thus, all the Saudi contacts and support for the hijackers detailed in the 28 pages (the so-called “smoking gun”) necessarily reveals the CIA/Saudi cooperation in dealing with those two 9/11 hijackers. Incidentally, this might explain why CIA Director, John Brennan, has joined the chorus in stating that all information released in the 28 pages is “uncorroborated, unvetted information.”

Will Kean and Hamilton support holding the CIA officials accountable? Will Cofer Black and James Pavitt be held accountable? George Tenet? John McLaughlin? What about John Brennan? Or Michael Hayden? Bob Mueller? Richard Clarke? Too late for Sandy Berger(and those docs he stuffed in his socks), but what about Clinton? Bush? Cheney? Rice? And, Obama? How about Zelikow and all others who have known the truth for years and kept silent? When Kean and Hamilton say complicity is a “grave matter,” I hope they follow through on their word.

Clearly, much will depend on how good a job was done by the 9/11 Review Panel. But, putting that aside, I certainly hope the U.S. government does not expect the 9/11 families to ignore fifteen years of their cover-up and capitalized “opportunities” in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. (Quoting Condi Rice here in the immediate wake of the 9/11 attacks where she said, “how can we capitalize on these opportunities” — that’s right, she called the mass murder of 3000 innocent people an “opportunity” that should be “capitalized upon”).

Recently, we’ve seen that even though decades have passed since Dennis Hastert committed his despicable deeds, he was eventually caught and held accountable for the cover-up of those deeds. To me, this demonstrates that the truth will always emerge.

Fifteen years after the 9/11 murders, we have uncovered a part of that truth, let us hope it does not take another fifteen years for the whole truth to emerge. Rest assured, we will never give up nor will we ever go away.

(9/11 Widows Patty Casazza, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg, and Lorie Van Auken also sign their names to this blog.)

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  • diogenes

    As Simone pointed out in a comment to the previous installment of this red herring display, this doesn’t and can’t explain how “19 saudis with boxcutters” managed to make a third building collapse in identical fashion without benefit of airplane collision. Also, she still fails to mention Zelikow’s most disturbing “conflict of interest,” his directorship of the Project for a New American Century with its advocacy of the benefits of a “new Pearl Harbor.”

  • (Jan.1998) US history – “How Jimmy Carter I Started the Mujahideen” – Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor 1977-1981

    “Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs [“From the Shadows”], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter.


    Zbigniew Brzezinski Taliban Pakistan Afghanistan pep talk 1979

    In 1979 Carters National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski went into Pakistans border regions with Afghanistan to give a little pep talk to some prospective majehadeen (Holy Warriors).


    • U3O8

      This is SPOT ON !

      • Here ya go, Strassman vs. Obama: “corporate power” vs. “common ground”–August 11, 1995

        Ace interviewer Marc Strassman (www.etopianews com) exposes pre-Presidential Barack Obama’s tragic misreading of American history, in this excerpt from the August 11, 1995 “Lost Obama Interview,” revealing the personal traits that prevent him from boldly confronting the corporations now blocking heath care and energy reform


        • U3O8

          Thx & msurprised look & what a epic disaster. When truth becomes the enemy you know your not grounded & things are pretty desperate for the men behind the curtain.

          For a society such as America to accept or tolerate the unconstitutional Deep State without following ROL boggles the mind. I suspect it been rigged & the fix was in since the Organic Act 1871. Many warned the populace, many spoke freely, some cryptically but the clues have been there all along.

          Time is neigh & the fuss is short one would think.

  • Published over 2 years ago Pakistan TV Exposes bin Laden Killing Hoax

    Mohammad Bashir, Abbottabad resident and neighbour to the alleged “compound” of Osama bin Laden, gives his eyewitness account of what he saw happen on 2 May 2011 (local time), when – according to the official story – US Navy SEALs assassinated Osama bin Laden. In this interview, soon after the event, with a Pakistan national TV station (Samaa tv), Bashir gives an account which fundamentally contradicts the official story.


    • Ottoniel

      GW Blog seems now to be applying diverting tactics in order to distract audiences on the real perpetrators of 9/11.

      GW: show us the link between Saudi Arabia and WTC7 (Building 7 or Salomon Brothers’ Building)…If your blog cannot provide decisive evidence, then you will prove beyond reasonable doubt that someone else is paying you to post bullshit as the article above (perhaps GW Blog is already in the FBI/CIA/DHS/Mossad payroll).

      • May 25, 2014 FDNY 9/11 Survivor Witness and Whistleblower Speaks on WTC 7

        Listen very carefully starting at the ’30’ second mark! As a firefighter on 9/11, he was at Ground Zero and was there when Building 7 came down. In this episode of 9/11 Free Fall, he relives his experience that day, recounting how he believes the buildings in New York were brought down in controlled demolitions.


  • diogenes

    Washingtonsblog should know its readership better than to think we’re going to fall for this 15 year old stale hoax. Whoever and whatever made The THREE World Trade Center skyscrapers dissolve into smoke after being hit by TWO airplanes it wasn’t 19 Saudi and Egyptians with box-cutters. For fifteen years the whole world has been snickering at Americans who buy into this stupid bullshit. Only a lifetime of Mickey Mouse Club mainstream TV could produce people so abysmally idiotic as to believe such preposterous crap — that and a lack of elementary physics and chemistry in high school.

    • Totono

      Washingtonsblog = CYBER-PRESSTITUTES
      The owners of this blog sold themselves to the highest bidder in order to divert public attention to the real perpetrators of 9/11.

      Additionally Kristen Breitweiser’s Twitter account is in private mode (ironically it has only 204 followers considering that this lady is a public figure in many ways)…maybe that 9/11 widow is too embarrassed to admit that she already spent all the surviving benefits left by her husband and of course, Kristen has a life-style that cannot be diminished (thus it is economically sound to pursue legal action against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the pursue of further monetary compensation regardless if they do not have any proven involvement with 9/11).

      People should ask Kristen Breitweiser how KSA was able to destroy WTC7.

      Thanks GW Blog for showing your true colors.

  • Occams

    The Jews must be just laughing their asses off…..

    • U3O8

      One would think much of the whole Planet is LTFAO…
      But for sure the Zionista’s

      • Occams

        The only ones not laughing are the ones we’re bombing the shit out of.

        “Mission Accomplished”?

        I’d say so.

        Each NOW has a Rothschild Central Bank.

        But that would be a ‘conspiracy theory’ to connect those dots, right?