Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saudi Arabia: The Golden Chain and The Missing 28 Pages

By Millard Burr and Rachel Ehrenfeld

The American media, which continues to concentrate on a bill making its way through Congress that would allow American citizens to sue the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for losses suffered as a result of the 9/11 attacks, paid no attention to the Golden Chain.
The victims claim that the release of the 28 pages missing from the 9/11 Commission Report is of crucial importance to their case. Those pages, they say, would show the interrelationship that ties the hijackers to the Saudi regime itself and therefore would offer a damning indictment of the Kingdom. But President Obama, like President Bush before him, refuses to make it public. And the Saudi Royal Family that vehemently denies funding al Qaeda threatened that if the 28 pages are released, they would sell more than $750 billion of Saudi investments in the U.S.
Of equal if not of greater importance than the missing 28 pages, is the forgotten investigation of the Bosnia-BIF office. Crucially, among the boxes and files was found a note ostensibly written by Osama Bin Laden that lists a “Golden Chain” of twenty Arab plutocrats who were and remain suspected of financing international terrorism, including the funding of al Qaeda.

The Golden Chain was established about the time of al Qaeda’s founding in 1988. Bin Laden’s notes on efforts to recruit wealthy Saudi Arabian families who could fund his group were also found at Sarajevo. Much of the information derived from the Sarajevo came to light during the 2003 trial of an al Qaeda financier, Enaam Arnaout, in Chicago.......To Read More.....

My Take - Who was President in 2002.  George W. Bush!  He had to know about this raid and approved squirreling the information it provided away.  I'm sure this would give the loonys who believe Bush has something to do with 9/11 fodder for more unfounded accusations, but it doesn't.  However, this does demonstrate the damaging connections that exists between the leadership of the American people and the Saudis.  

Osama Bin Laden was born in 1957.  He was about 31 when he started forming his group of maniacs, which was in the last year of Reagan's presidency.  He was followed by George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  By the end of the first Bush administration the government had to know just how big and dangerous Ben Laden and his al Qaeda organization was becoming - and his rich Saudi connections and support .  

It seems clear to me the Clinton administration deliberately ignored those facts allowing al Qaeda to to grow without pause.  That all could be chalked up to incompetence, or even foreign policy due to concerns about oil, but two of those Presidents - Bush the second and Obama - had the information of the involvement of Saudi leadership in funding 9/11, and knowingly withheld it from the American public while continuing to make nice with these people, Obama even bowing before the Saudi King. 

These 28 pages need to be released and let the cards fall where they may.  As for the Saudi government vehement denials about funding al Qaeda - if that were true why would they care if these 28 pages are released and would they be threatening to sell seven hundred and fifty billion dollars of their investments in the U.S.?

Release the documents and let the cards fall where they may.  As for the investments - good - let them sell them, many they'll go for bargain basement prices to Americans.  But the Saudis had better be careful - the price of oil is cheap and their oil money is running away from them. 

One more thing.  We can thank Jimmy Carter for all of this. His stupid foreign and domestic policies brought the world to the mess we're in right now.  And Nixon laid the foundation for Carter to get elected and gave overwhelming control to the Democrats in Congress allowing for the mass stupidity that got us here.   And it doesn't look as if it's going to change. 

Demagogues, Democrats and Rinos. Oh My!

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