More 9/11 FBI Coverup Evidence Emerges

9-11, Boeing 737, Pentagon
Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy US Air Force / Wikimedia and cockpit NASA.

Despite the stance of officialdom that the 9/11 Commission Report tells us everything there is to know about who was responsible for the attacks, government documents continue to surface that reveal something far more complicated than “Osama bin Laden/Al Qaeda did it.”

After the release of the “28 pages” last summer, WhoWhatWhy was one of the few media outlets to point out that, in fact, many of the revelations in those pages don’t align with 9/11 Commission conclusions — conclusions which were “reaffirmed” by a 2015 9/11 Review Commission.

Instead, as we wrote in July, the 28 pages reveal:

Al Qaeda did not act alone in carrying out the 2001 terror attacks on America that killed nearly 3,000 people. Foreign government officials did indeed provide financial and logistical support to the hijackers. Leads to that effect were never fully investigated.

Now evidence has emerged that the government was still investigating some of those leads as late as 2012. The evidence comes from a heavily redacted four-page FBI report recently obtained by investigative journalist Dan Christensen of the independent news site Florida Bulldog. Christensen obtained the report as part of ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation seeking access to records of the 9/11 Review Commission.

The report “[its title redacted] is an investigation into individuals known to have provided substantial assistance to 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar during their time in California,” a synopsis of the report reads. Along with three others, Al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar are alleged to have hijacked American Airlines flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

The report  adds to the growing body of evidence that the 9/11 conspiracy received support from the Saudi government officials. It shows that the feds were actively investigating the network that supported al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar at least until 2012 — long after the ostensibly definitive 9/11 Commission published its findings. In fact, federal prosecutors were exploring filing charges against one of the individuals for providing material support to the 9/11 hijackers. The identity of that individual is redacted from the documents.

With friends like that…

To many observers, some level of official Saudi involvement has always seemed plausible since  15 of the 19 alleged hijackers were Saudis. The Kingdom is also a well-known exporter of ultra-conservative Wahhabi Islam, often associated with terroristic Islamic groups.

Former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), a member of the congressionally created 9/11 Commission, has long raised suspicions about Saudi complicity. In an affidavit filed as part of a lawsuit brought against the Saudi government by families of September 11 victims, Graham stated that “[he is] convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia.” Much of what Graham bases his opinion on is what ultimately ended up in the “28 pages.”

The congressional 9/11 Commission’s final report concluded that it “found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded [al Qaeda].”

Then there is the FBI investigative report from 2002, also obtained by The Bulldog, which says there were “many connections” between a prominent Saudi family, which apparently fled Sarasota, Florida, two weeks before the attacks, and “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.” Taking The Bulldog’s reporting a major step further, WhoWhatWhy reported in 2011 that those Saudis who fled Sarasota just before 9/11 also have direct connections to the highest levels of the Saudi royal family.

Despite this growing body of evidence that the commission’s findings may need rethinking, the government continues, along with the establishment media, to downplay or just plain ignore any revelation that challenges the prevailing orthodoxy.

A subsequent 9/11 Review Commission, completed in 2015, only adds to the confused picture. The Review Commission concluded,  after having taken the FBI at its word in most instances, that the 2002 FBI memo about its investigation into the network that supported 9/11 hijackers al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar, was not to be taken seriously. The reason given for this surprising conclusion: the memo was “poorly written and inaccurate” and the claims in it were “unsubstantiated.” The Review Commission’s explanation for how it came to this conclusion is, at best, incomplete, according to a Review Commission memo received by The Bulldog on the matter.

The Review Commission also “concluded that there was no new evidence that ‘would change the [2004] 9/11 Commission’s findings regarding responsibility for the 9/11 attacks,’” according to a statement from the Director of National Intelligence.

Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar, Fahad-al-Thumairy, Omar al-Bayoumi, Riyadh Skyline

Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar, Fahad-al-Thumairy and Omar al-Bayoumi inset over Riyadh Skyline  Photo credit:  FBI / Wikimedia, US Government / Wikimedia, Unknown, History Commons and mo / Wikimedia

The Report

The four-page FBI summary report obtained by The Bulldog lists three “main subjects” as part of the 2012 investigation into a possible support network for hijackers al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar. The name of one of them was redacted for “national security” reasons. The report says that another of the possible conspirators, Fahad-al-Thumairy, a Saudi diplomat and imam at a Los Angeles mosque, “immediately assigned an individual to take care of them [al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar] during their time in Los Angeles.”

The other possible conspirator named in the report is Omar al-Bayoumi, a suspected Saudi intelligence officer, who also helped al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar get established in Southern California. The report notes that Bayoumi “was living in San Diego on a student visa, despite not attending classes, and receiving a salary from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for job duties he never performed.”

The third individual, whose name is redacted in the FOIA release, may have played a leadership role in the putative support network, according to Christensen, the journalist who obtained the FBI report. Christensen cites a sentence from the report that states: “There is evidence that [redacted] had tasked al-Thumairy and al-Bayoumi with assisting the hijackers.”

The report says that a New York prosecutor “will explore potential charges for [redacted], including providing material support for the 9/11 hijackers, as well as lesser crimes, which investigators could present [at?] a future interview with [redacted].”

What is made clear by this previously undisclosed document is that many of the leads regarding connections to Saudi officials that were supposed to have been “run down” by the original 9/11 Commission were still being looked into as late as 2012. What was done with the above information after the 2012 FBI report was produced is not revealed in the 9/11 Review Commission’s still heavily-redacted final report, which appeared in 2015.

Perhaps it is only because of The Bulldog’s FOIA request and subsequent lawsuit that the 2012 documents have seen the light of day. And despite all the statements to the contrary — by both the 9/11 Commission, and the 9/11 Review Commission — it looks as if the FBI was pursuing leads that point in the direction of “official” Saudi support for the 9/11 hijackers.


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29 responses to “More 9/11 FBI Coverup Evidence Emerges”

  1. James says:

    As Aulaqi died in 2011 it cannot be him.

  2. 0040 says:

    Like the Warren Commission the purpose of the 9/11 Commission was to cover up treason nothing more, and like the Warren Commission it was a complete success.

    • James says:

      True purpose of the Commission was to declassify some of the FBI version of what happened. As the FBI prosecuted next to nobody the Commission verdict that nobody else was involved was really just a foregone conclusion.

  3. Neil Lori says:

    ‘Boycott Saudi oil’ was a sign I wrote after the murderers attacked. The truth will come out and point eight at the Saudi royal family. Main stream media is beyond timid. This Saudi connection has been known for years. Why should Americans bow to Saudi royals? I thought our revolution proved we are anti-royal families ruling.

    • Happyfeeling says:

      Why should Americans bow to Saudi Royals? Because they can bankrupt this country in a blink of an eye.

    • thud says:

      How would they do that?

    • soularddave says:

      By refusing to buy weapons and munitions from the USA? By selling Saudi oil for some currency other than US dollars? By jacking up the price of oil? By reducing the flow of oil? By calling our loans from them?

    • thud says:

      None of that will bankrupt the US in the blink of an eye or otherwise. The US is an oil-exporting country so the leverage of oil is not so much. If they bust the US economy how will they get their loans? They need the US much more than the US needs them.

    • james warren says:

      It was the Saudi kings that visited Bush many times.

  4. Happyfeeling says:

    I have a headache trying to follow all this corruption.

  5. John says:

    The so called “new findings” of the heavily redacted report is nothing but more misdirection from the true conspirators, and certain neocons of the Bush administration. This fall back plan was likely developed after the official story was seen for what is is… IMPOSSIBLE!

  6. The name of one of them was redacted for “national security” reasons.” – So one of them was one of ‘our’ assets?

  7. empiricist2 says:

    This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is no way the supposed pilots could fly the jets the way they were flown, especially into the pentagon- it takes a very skilled pilot or a computer program. They couldn’t fly a Cessna according to flight instructors.

  8. TellTheTruth-2 says:

    When the first passenger lists were released after 911, there were no Arab names on them. So who did 911 and how did they do it? Google these words, “911 Dov Zakheim” and study. You’ll see the truth when you do.

  9. LewWelge says:

    Like Oswald, the alleged “19 Arab Hijackers” were and are “Patsies;” persons purposefully and falsely made to Appear to be the Perpetrators, but who are in fact only hirelings.

  10. walterofansonia says:

    How does former FBI director Louis Freeh fit into this? Freeh declared himself special agent in charge of the Khobar Towers attack where he became well acquainted with Saudi Prince Bandar in 1996. Freeh resigned as director of the FBI three months before 911. Thereafter, Freeh became legal counsel for same Saudi Prince Bandar. In October 2009, Freeh became a citizen of Italy.

  11. Jeff Grotke says:

    The Saudis didn’t do this without our knowledge. why would they? And then why would we then completely ignore their connection to it if they did?

  12. joseph bickett says:

    I knew when the article cited “plane that hit the Pentagon” that the author was under mind control of some sort. Two planes dive totally inside the towers, wings/elevators/tail intact, yet AA77 punched round holes thru 6 concrete walls, less than 9′ diameter? There were no planes involved. You can research UPS 1354 crash in Birmingham, Ala. to see what a simple low speed crash looks like.

  13. winston says:

    This is ridiculous because it ignores the literal mountain of concordant facts that prove the towers were blown-up and Building 7 was imploded. Even a cursory look at the evidence: the 100 day fires, molten steel, iron and concrete, the speed and symmetry with which all 3 skyscrapers came down, the explosiveness of the towers, which left 1120 people completely unaccounted for, WTC 7’s implosion, Harrit 2009, etc etc.] ALL make the official version, along with any account that ignores the demolition of those structures at best incomplete, at worst completely untenable.

  14. james warren says:

    Daniel Hopsicker’s “Welcome to Terrorland” is one eye-opening book. He’s an old-fashioned investigative reporter who was in Florida and found out some strange and troubling information. He also got an interview with Mohammed Attu’s girlfriend. He shows that the FBI and the hijackers were locked into some terrible relationship that has never quite come to light.

  15. soularddave says:

    Why, for the sake of argument, has the list of hijackers never been edited to reflect the fact that some of the suspects are alive and well in other countries?

  16. mattzcat says:

    Like Lee Harvey Oswald, Osama bin Laden was trained and employed by American “intelligence”. Maybe it’s just a coincidence . . .

  17. TellTheTruth-2 says:

    I have found the BEST way to let people understand “who” did 911 is just to tell them to Google “911 Dov Zakheim” and study. It’s all there for those who are open to the truth.

  18. Josh Stern says:

    The FBI basically let the 1993 bombing happen, while they were watching the plotters:

    Preventing attacks is not the FBI’s priority. PR show and harassing US Security State critics has been the longstanding FBI priorities.

  19. PizzaPaul says:

    Who wired the 3 buildings with thermite !??!

  20. Josh Stern says:

    The FBI could easily have stopped the 1993 WTC bombing, and chose not to. They primary informant on the plot wanted them too, and they moved him away. In the aftermath, it was easy for them to have a successful prosecution of a case they knew about before it happened, and they could tout that as a great victory. They got prestige and funding and more people alarmed about Islamic terrorism….That was like a mini-precursor of 9/11. In the 9/11 case they stayed more hands off. Refused to investigate ahead of time even when their own agents reported leads that needed investigation. One of the hijackers in San Diego was known by the CIA to be in the country and known to have been involved in serious terrorism cases. They CIA deliberately failed to put him on a national watchlist until just a few days prior to the attack. Coincidence?

  21. Michael says:

    Refer to: Black Eagle Trust Gold Bond Issue and 9-11 for motive of the crime.
    For mechanics of the demolition, at least of WTC complex, refer to: Dimitri Khaleov-Nuclear Demolition of Skyscrapers to learn the surprising fact that demolition plans ON FILE, which were required in order to gain building permits for WTC 1&7, suggested and approved by then-governor Rockefeller did specify using low-yield nuclear underground device to bring the structures down. And the little-known effect of steel being pulverized by intense energetic discharge accounts for the residual heat which lasted for MONTHS and steel columns reduced to powder, as seen in the collapse.

    • Dikranovich says:

      Dingleberry, steel columns were not reduced to powder, that was the other side of the wall, that was being reduced to powder, you know, the side with drywall and paint on it. Good grief!!!!

    • Bob Watson says:

      Hey asswipe liar! MUCH of the steel was reduced to powder!

  22. Bible Reader says:

    LOL>
    So many childish idiots posting nonsense about the Twin Towers being taken down with thermite and now nuclear weapons!
    Get it through your thick skulls: Muslim men are willing to commit suicide because they think they will get 70 virgins instantly they die!
    That is why they walked through the sloppy security checks with their little knives and then slit the throats of the pilots!
    Then they just flew on until the saw the Twin Tower and flew themselves to a virgin filled paradise!
    We Christians know Muslims’s head are filled with garbage don’t we?

  23. afrocyprus says:

    when proving a conspiracy one only needs one bit of evidence that cannot be true then the rest falls into place in the 911 there are so many, the buildings collapsing at free fall speed that physically impossible if we believed they collapse dues to the planes, the hole in the pentagon due to the plane with no bodies and debri well that physically impossible too , for a plane to come down in a soft field and leave no set or bits of bodies, well that an insult to every person intelligence, you had planes slam into mountains and leave bodies and debri, but a plane in a field and nothing,, well I tell Bush and his cronies Pigs can fly, what most disturbing is the american public believe it was terrorists that is what blows my mind

  24. Kelli Hernandez says:

    What makes this completely suspect is the elephant in the room. The involvement of the BUSH FAMILY. Do your research people. George HW Bush was present the day Kennedy was assassinated. Watch JFK TO 9/11, A RICH MAN’S TRICK
    Work from there.

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