Thursday, July 09, 2015

Why the secrecy over the classified 28 pages from the 9/11 report? by Wayne Madsen

Why the secrecy over the classified 28 pages from the 9/11 report? 
by Wayne Madsen

WMR can help explain the insistence of the Obama administration in keeping 28-pages from the U.S. Congress's Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. The report was issued in December 2002. Since that time, the then-Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham (D-FL), has been joined by a bi-partisan group of senators and representatives in calling for the release of the 28 pages. When the report was released in 2003, the Bush administration insisted the 28 pages remain classified. The issue has come up in the 2016 presidential race with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) calling for the 28 pages to be released while GOP Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has argued for the pages to remain classified. Christie has even called for Paul to be put on trial in a Joe McCarthy-like witch hunt if there is another terrorist attack on America. Also arguing against release is Representative Peter King (R-NY) who said he has read the 28 pages and believes they must remain classified.

It can be understood why King would take such a position. King was a longtime supporter of funding terrorist groups in Ireland, including the Provisional Wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the "Real IRA," an even more violent group that carried out a deadly bombing of civilians in Omagh, Northern Ireland in 1998. King's reticence in releasing the 28 pages is understandable since they explain how the 9/11 terrorists were funded through an interwoven network of Saudi bank accounts and secret Muslim financiers, the same sort of network that King used to finance IRA terrorists in Ireland.

WMR has obtained a list of organizations that were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and were on the National Security Agency's watch list for suspicious money transfers and transactions relating to the 9/11 attacks. The 28-pages remain classified because the Central Intelligence Agency had assigned case officers and "NOCs" -- non-official cover clandestine agents -- to work with officials and employees of many of the organizations on the list. It is the CIA that has objected to the 28-pages being made public because of its involvement with many of the businesses and groups prior to and after 9/11.

The following banks are on the list:

Al Baraka Investments and Development Corporation
Al Barakaat Exchange LLC
Al Rajhi Banking and Investment
Al Shamal Islamic Bank
Arab Bank
Bank al-Taqwa
Dar al Maal al Islami
Dubai Islamic Bank
Faisal Islamic Bank
National Commerce Bank
Shamil Islamic Bank
Tadamon Islamic Bank

The list also includes the following Islamic charities:

Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, Inc.
Benevolence International Foundation
International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO)
Muslim World League
Muwafaq Foundation
Rabita trust for the Rehabilitation of Stranded Pakistanis
SAAR Foundation
Sanabel al Kheer, Inc.
Wafa Humanitarian Organization
World Assembly of Muslim Youth

The following Saudi officials are on the list:

Turki al Faisal al Saud (the former chief of Saudi intelligence and ambassador to the U.S. and U.K.)
Mohammed bin Faisal al Saud (chairman of the board of the King Faisal Foundation)
Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al Saud (late Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)

The following companies are on the list:

Africa Muslims Agency
Akida Bank Private, Ltd.
Akida Investment Co., Ltd.
Asat Trust
Global Relief Foundation
Gulf Center SRL
Heritage Education Trust (Ashburn, Virginia)
International Institute of Islamic Thought
International Islamic Relief Organization
Mar-Jac Investments, Inc.
Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.
MENA Corporation
Miga-Malaysian Swiss, Gulf and African Chamber
Muslim World League
Nada International Anstalt
Nada Management Organization SA
Nasco Nasreddin Holding AS
Nascoservice SRL
Nascotex SA
Nasreddin Foundation
Reston Investments, Inc.
Safa Trust
Saudi Bin Laden Group
Sterling Charitable Gift Fund
Sterling Management Group, Inc.
Success Foundation, Inc.
Taibah International Aid Association
York Foundation

Release of the 28 pages has also been stymied by certain proactive congressional members of the Israel Lobby. The reason for that may be explained by the presence on the list of suspicious organizations elements that were involved in supplying airport concessions on 9/11. Many of the supplied concessions are located within the secure parts of airports, including Newark and Dulles International Airports, where two of the four hijacked planes had originated on 9/11. The security applied to airport concessionaires was managed by aviation security companies with links to Israel. One such company, ICTS International, managed the security of Newark and Boston Logan airports on 9/11. As one official who read the 28 pages told WMR on deep background, the embarrassing links to Israel are contained in the footnotes found within the 28 pages.