The growing furor surrounding calls to declassify the “28 pages” in the September 11, 2001 attacks related congressional report written in 2002 appear to be a thinly veiled stunt to sell the official 9/11 narrative and further marginalize the 9/11 Truth movement by playing to the “bloodlust” Americans have for Arabs, according to an international lawyer and political analyst based in Bali, Indonesia.
“America’s great unwashed masses – that is, the mob – are a fickle lot. Only a few years ago, considerably less than half of Americans believed the official 9/11 narrative, with many holding the view that 9/11 was to one extent or another an ‘inside job.’ But now the mob is suddenly so caught up in baying for Arab blood that most people are entirely missing the point about the classified 28 pages which supposedly embody Congressional findings about Saudi involvement in 9/11,” Barry Grossman told Press TV on Saturday.
“The growing furor surrounding calls to declassify the ‘Saudi pages’ is a thinly veiled stunt to sell the official 9/11 narrative and further marginalize the 9/11 Truth movement by playing to the ‘bloodlust’ American’s have for Arabs,” he added.
US President Barack Obama has recently come under growing pressure by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to release 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report that indirectly implicates Saudi Arabia in the September, 2001 attacks.
The 9/11 Commission Report was prepared by the 9/11 Commission at the request of former President George W. Bush and Congress. The commission was set up “to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks.”
The commission concluded that 15 of the 19 hijackers who carried out the 9/11 attacks were from Saudi Arabia, and all were members of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, but found no evidence the government of Saudi Arabia conspired in the attacks.
The commission’s report has long been rumored to contain information about a relationship between Saudi Arabia’s royal family and al-Qaeda.
US officials assert that the attacks, which killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage, were carried out by al-Qaeda terrorists but many analysts say it was a false-flag operation and that Osama bin Laden was just a bogeyman for the US military-industrial complex.
They believe rogue elements within the US government orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to boost the US economy and advance the Zionist agenda.
9/11 report a whitewash of the tragic events?
“As for the 9/11 Commission Report, there can be no doubt that it represents the culmination of a poorly resourced, politically motivated, and grudging process that was anything but a proper investigation and in reality was a whitewash of the tragic events it examined. There is little reason to imagine that the process which produced the 2002 Congressional Report was any different,” Grossman said.
“Bearing in mind the massive body of work now available which cast’s serious doubt on whether it was even physically possible for World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7 to have collapsed like they did as a result planes impacting the two main towers and which makes an even stronger case for rejecting the official claim that the Pentagon was hit by a Boeing 757, the current furor over presumed Saudi involvement overlooks the fact that we do not yet even know what 9/11 was with any degree of reliability or certainty,” the analyst added.
“How can blame be assigned for an event, without first reliably working out what that event was? In the same way no one can be prosecuted for murder until it is properly established that there is a dead victim, it is lunacy to speak about responsibility for 9/11 until there is some coherent and reliable determination of what actually happened on that day,” he stated.
“We have already seen how America’s oh so exceptional system of justice has been used as a weapon of economic warfare to impose civil liability on Iran for the events of 9/11 and for other attacks in the Middle East, responsibility for which was previously officially attributed primarily to al-Qaeda,” the commentator said.
Grossman said: “This outrageous injustice was achieved entirely on the strength of:
1. Unprecedented US legislation which purports to unilaterally strip away Iran’s sovereign immunity and which even the Obama administration has recently conceded violates international law;
2. the State Department’s politically motivated designation of Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism; and
3. self-serving, hearsay testimony from professional Iran haters who claim that a few of the individuals who allegedly much later became 9/11 hijackers at some stage in the late 90’s (before anything like a formal al-Qaeda organization even existed), were permitted by Iranian authorities to travel through Iran to meet with bin Laden’s people in Afghanistan without having their passports stamped.”
“You don’t have to be a scientist or lawyer to work out that any nexus between the allegations made against Iran and the events of 9/11 is so remote that Iran’s alleged conduct in doing for a few individuals much the same thing that Israel routinely does for foreign visitors who do not want an Israel stamp in their passport out of concern that it might result in them being denied entry to other countries, even if proven, cannot coherently be said to have in any way caused or contributed to the events of 9/11,” the lawyer stated.
‘Usual suspects’ behind ‘28 pages’ charade
“The same highly organized forces who managed to manipulate politically motivated and ill-conceived legislation in order to get a relatively junior judge of the US Federal Court to deem Iran liable for 9/11, are now working closely with the ‘usual suspects’ and with elements in the US security apparatus to stage manage this latest charade about the classified 28 pages with the aims of vilifying and ultimately manipulating the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and dismissing the 9/11 Truth movement,” Grossman said.
“By refocusing the public consciousness on this contrived scandal about the classified Saudi pages, those elements in the US security apparatus charged with vilifying 9/11 skeptics and marginalizing their efforts to discredit the official narrative, are about to land their ‘knock out’ punch to the once vibrant but now moribund 9/11 Truth movement,” the researcher said.
“So what has become of the once not so silent American majority who refused to accept that 9/11 was carried out by something called al-Qaeda or that it was even possible for the thee WTC towers to collapse into their own footprints at near free fall speed as a result of planes crashing into two of them?” he asked.
“How is that the majority of Americans who not long ago saw the official narrative laid out in the 9/11 Commission report as a carefully orchestrated fabrication to cover up the reality of what happened on 9/11 are now suddenly willing to enthusiastically believe that the classified Saudi related pages represent the whole truth and nothing but the truth?” he furthered asked.
Where are the pages which outline Washington’s own culpability?
“Why, instead of baying for Arab blood, is no one asking where the pages are which outline the US government’s own 9/11 related failings and culpability? After all, according the US Federal Court, it does not require proof of very much at all for a government to be deemed liable for such attacks,” Grossman said.
“I am certainly no apologist for the Saudi regime which, as we have most recently seen in Syria and Egypt, has clearly demonstrated its willingness to support violent and extremist elements to advance its own secular geopolitical agenda. But to suggest that the Saudi government under King Fahd somehow officially planned the 9/11 attacks or otherwise supported the individuals who carried those attacks, is scarcely less absurd than deeming Iran responsible for the tragedy that unfolded on that day,” he said.
“Yes. It would be interesting to read the 28 pages, if only to get more evidence of just how incompetent and politically motivated both the 9/11 Commission and the 2002 House and Senate intelligence committees were. But the reality is that, in the extremely unlikely event that those pages actually refer to clear evidence of official Saudi culpability in the events of 9/11, they will certainly never be declassified as long as doubts about official Saudi involvement in 9/11 can be used as leverage by the USA and Israel to manipulate the KSA,” the analyst said.
“Meanwhile, apart from the Saudi regime’s absurd threat to divest from the US economy, perhaps the clearest indication that this may well be just another massive psyop being used to manipulate public opinion, lies in the fact that former 9/11 Commission member John Lehman, who was also the Navy Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has now come out and, in sweeping terms, publicly referred to the substance of the classified ‘Saudi pages’ and the related process which played out in the Commission’s related proceedings, without being immediately arrested for breaching national security,” he noted.
“I leave open the question of what relationship Mr. Lehman has with the army of self-interested but politically motivated litigators who succeeded in getting a 10 billion dollar judgment against Iran but have so far be stymied in their efforts to get a similar judgment against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Grossman concluded.
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