9/11 Truthers – Were they onto something?

While I tend not to trust what the government says about anything ever, I really never jumped on the 9/11 Truther bandwagon.  However, new evidence may change that.  Whenever there’s a story of our government covering up something I pay attention.  I, then, take that story and compare it to other stories, weigh the sources, and think about the subject in the most non-biased manner I can.

The Blaze posted the following story:

Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) introduced a House resolution earlier this month urging President Barack Obama to declassify a portion of a government report that they say could provide evidence the 9/11 hijackers had outside help.

“[T]he information contained in the redacted pages is critical to our foreign policy moving forward and should thus be available to the American public,” Jones said in a press release. “If the 9/11 hijackers had outside help – particularly from one or more foreign governments – the press and the public have a right to know what our government has or has not done to bring justice to all of the perpetrators.”

H.R. 428 — titled “Urging the president to release information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States” — would release to the public 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001, originally classified by President George W. Bush.

“Twelve years after the horrific September 11 attacks, unanswered questions still remain,” Lynch said in a press release. “These pages contain information that is vital to a full understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding this tragedy.”

On Sunday, the New York Post published a report titled, “Inside the 9/11 Coverup.” Their report mentions the efforts to declassify the 28 pages that they say “isn’t just blacked out here and there” but are “completely blank.”

According to The Post, Jones and Lynch were “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks after reading the redacted portions.

But, the pair of congressmen can’t  reveal what they read without breaking federal law, The Post reported.

Leaked information, however, reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi Arabia, a supposed ally of the U.S., may have had a role in the attacks, according to The Post.

“The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war,” The Post added in their report.

The resolution to declassify the 28 portion of the report was referred to the House Committee on Intelligence on Dec. 2nd.

So, what does this tell me?  Well, based on what I’ve seen US officials do time and time again when they’re caught red handed, I’d say the Saudi’s are guilty as charged and probably had help from Iran.  I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the Pakistanis were involved, too.  If this is true, then why did the Bush Administration keep this info locked up and why hasn’t Obama, being the most transparent administration in US history, release it?

Also, if this is true, I’m more deeply disappointed in George W than I ever would’ve thought.  Mostly because he seemed more honest and he seemed to care more than other presidents did.

So, how do we respond to the Saudis if this is all true?  Bomb the hell out of them? Sanctions? Ground war?  I doubt any of that will happen.  Most likely nothing will be done and our government will just keep kissing up to the Saudis.

How’s that for your foreign policy?

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