by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
Having lost people they loved to the horrific deaths viewed on television as the Towers fell, the families of those who died demanded to know who was responsible for the attacks. Although the event is now nearly fifteen years in the past the question remains open. But is it?
Andrew Kreig, attorney and independent journalist in Washington DC, today published an article outlining the political use made of the issue, beginning with the sequestering of a report written in 2002 which many believe would, if made available, answer many of the questions still lingering.
Kreig's article, titled, “Rand Paul, 2 Other Senators: Expose Finanicers Of 9/11 Hijackers,”
outlines the attempts on the part of Paul and his co-sponsors Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Ron Wyden of Oregon, to achieve passage of a bill which would make the information public. Announcement of the attempt took place at a June 2 press conference on Capitol Hill which was attended by members of the 9/11 families.
The report, which is said to document the role of Saudi Arabia in funding 15 of the 19 terrorists responsible for the attacks is only 28 pages in length, but versions available are so heavily redacted as to render them meaningless.
Former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) stood with Paul at the news conference on the 2nd. Graham co-chaired the 9/11 Joint Committee, co-authoring the report. At the time, in 2002, the three-term senator was also chairing the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Children of the 9/11 victims, some of whom were babies at the time, are now demanding the release of the 28 page report as well.
Clearly, the identities of those who funded the terrorists remains relevant today, along with the reasons why such information would have been denied to the public for so long. America went to war over the issue of 9/11. Without funding, most believe there would have been no terrorist attacks possible.
Americans were lead into a series of wars based on information which the Bush administration knew to be false at the time the war in Afghanistan and Iraq were sold to the American people as necessary to stop terrorism.
We now know Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein, a former American CIA asset expressed willingness to leave Iraq, if paid. Do Americans want the facts? You bet they do. And they want it now.