This should be the starting point of a deeper investigation:
The Inquiry discloses that there is a very direct chain of evidence about financing and logistics… [that] goes from the Saudi Royal family (Amb. Bandar’s wife and Bandar’s checking account) and Saudi consulate employees (al Thumairi) to the agent handlers (Basnan and al Bayoumi) to some of the 9/11 hijackers (Khalid al-Mihdhar, Nawaf al-Hazmi).
Now understand that elements of the American intelligence services knew this as it was happening, in real time, and deliberately allowed it to happen.
And understand that those elements, or elements within those elements:
- may have wanted it to happen; and
- may have encouraged it to happen; and even
- may have arranged it to be part of a plan they had developed with the Saudis.
The only chance we will ever get to know the truth about what was behind the September 11 attacks, is if somebody involved talks.
The best chance we have of that, at the moment, is if the Saudis feel sufficiently hard done by in the 28 pages that they defend their position by saying ‘it was part of a plan’, and explain the plan.
It’s only a slim chance. The conspiracy has remained watertight for 15 years, the stakes are not just enormous but world-historical, and the people involved are ruthless beyond imagination.
But there is at least now a chance. If only someone in authority will ask the Saudis, publicly, ‘What was going on?’