Declaring War on ISIS While Ignoring Israeli and Saudi Aggression in Syria

Israel has repeatedly bombed Syria over the last couple of days but this has received ZERO coverage from the media, which oddly enough happens to be dominated by Israeli-sympathizers often referred to as Zionists.

Reuters reports that Israel strikes near the Syrian capital, which Syria’s state news agency SANA have said were a “flagrant attack on Syria”.  

The attacks have been close to the Syrian capital Damascus, and have reportedly taken out agricultural facilities and warehouses.
Last year, Republican Congressman Ted Cruz opposed U.S. military intervention in Syria, saying the U.S. military shouldn’t be “Al Qaeda’s air force.”
Similarly, former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich  said that striking Syria would turn the United States military into “al-Qaeda’s air force.”
I guess Israel doesn’t mind being the air force for Al Qaeda. (re-branded as ISIS). Strange bedfellowsindeed …
Then you have stories like these:

Saudi Prince: War Against ISIS Really About Removing Assad #28pages #Uncover911

Published on Sep 29, 2014
Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S., tells CBS This Morning Anchor Norah O’Donnell, he hopes the airstrikes that include Saudi planes against ISIS are the first step in ultimately removing Syrian leader Bashar Assad and does not see any reason why they shouldn’t send in Saudi ground troops if necessary.…
Don’t forget we are looking for the declassification of 28 pages which allegedly exposes the involvement of foreign agents in 9/11 and Saudi Arabia has been named.  Read more here.

Saudi Connections to ISIS, Al-Qa’ida, and 9/11

The Sauds are not much more than a oil client state under the direct protection of Global Intel, and Global Corp Inc… Recent threats to reveal their role in 911, is likely nothing more than a shot over their bow to keep them in line! 
By Bryson Hull on Sep 20, 2014
Getting payback (or is it blowback?) in Iraq and Syria
Now that the U.S. is back at it in Iraq against a new foe, there’s suddenly renewed focus on evidence of Saudi involvement in 9/11.
More specifically, questions are now being asked about whether the U.S. government’s suppression of what it learned about Saudi Arabia during the 9/11 investigationscontributed directly to the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Former Sen. Bob Graham, who co-chaired the official 9/11 inquiry, told Counterpunch that “the failure to shine a full light on Saudi actions and particularly its involvement in 9/11 has contributed to the Saudi ability to continue to engage in actions that are damaging to the U.S.—and in particular their support for ISIS.”
Though it’s now well-known that there was some Saudi involvement in 9/11,WhoWhatWhy was the first news organization to uncover the fact that a Saudi in Florida, who hosted the hijackers, worked directly for the Saudi prince in charge of aviation. We also pointed out that there was no hurry to dig deeper into the story by the mainstream media.
The direct contacts we established are a crucial part of the story. So too is the FBI’s reluctant admission that it knew about—and covered up—“many connections” between a Saudi family and the hijackers. Then there’s also the information contained in 28 pages redacted from the congressional report on 9/11, a part of the puzzle getting a new look in the New Yorker thanks to the ISIS news peg.
What all this leads us to ask is this: Why is the U.S. once again plunging into a fight that is at least partially of its own making? (That’s to say nothing of the contribution of America’s failed policy in Iraq to the current fiasco.) ISIS is yet another example of a militant group that grew into a threat in large part due to the support of an ostensible ally.
In this latest case, said ally is going to be hosting training camps for moderate Syrian rebels, who are supposed to be some of the boots-on-the-ground against ISIS. This couldn’t possibly be a bad idea, could it?
That Saudi Arabia has a role, either tacit or implicit, in funneling money to Islamic militants is no secret to anyone, least of all the United States government. Hillary Clinton, when she was Secretary of State, was explicit in her request to put greater pressure on the Saudi government to knock off its loose approach to jihadi financing.
“Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT, and other terrorist groups, including Hamas, which probably raise millions of dollars annually from Saudi sources,” Clinton wrote in a Dec. 30, 2009 cable obtained by WikiLeaks.
Haven’t we seen this before? An ally that, for its own foreign policy or domestic political reasons, supports (or turns a blind eye to homegrown support for) groups that fight directly against the United States? You could start with Pakistan’s nurturing of al Qaeda and the Taliban, which began with the CIA’s backing of Afghan mujahideen who counted Osama bin Laden among their benefactors.
Read the rest at WHO WHAT WHY

BREAKING: Press Conference on the Role of Foreign Governments in 9/11

Yesterday a press conference was held to discuss the declassification of a 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers.  It was almost COMPLETELY IGNORED in the mainstream media with ONE exception, CNN’s Jake Tapper did a 15-minute segment.  You can find that video here.

It is absolutely infuriating to anyone with even a modicum of intelligence that in the 21st century United States of America, following the greatest attack on American soil since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and we are NOT told that foreign agents and governments were involved in financing, coordinating, executing, and covering up the 9/11 massacre.

To truly understand what is being alluded to in these videos, read the stories linked below for more background.

CNN: 28 Pages of a 9/11 report you can't see

Here is the press release on the conference:

September 10, 2014

Yesterday, Congressmen Walter JonesStephen Lynch and Thomas Massie hosted another press conference in their continuing drive to achieve the declassification of a 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers. This one, coming two days shy of the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, was marked by emotional appeals from family members of 9/11 victims as well as a survivor at the World Trade Center.

Below, you’ll find the full video of the press conference, including a question-and-answer session that followed prepared remarks. Especially touching are the words of Kaitlyn and Justin Strada, whose father, Tom Strada, was killed at the World Trade Center just four days after Justin was born.
The most sharply-pointed demand for the release of the 28 pages came when Matthew T. Sellitto, whose son Matthew C. Sellitto was killed at the World Trade Center, closed his remarks by saying:
So, if I spoke to (9/11 Commission Chairman) Tom Kean and if I spoke to (9/11 Commission Vice-Chairman) Lee Hamilton, and they told me there’s no security risk, and if the people that gave them the power to run this 9/11 Commission trusted them, and they tell me there’s no security risk, then Mr. President, when you tell me there’s a security risk and that’s the reason you’re not making these public…Mr. President, I call you—a liarAnd my son’s dead. And I don’t know all the facts, because Mr. President, you’re lying to me.

Other Top Stories Related to 9/11:

Here’s how YOU can help America! #Declassify #28pages

From the official @28pages website:

Whether you want to take your first step toward helping declassify the 28-page finding on foreign government assistance to the 9/11 hijackers, or you’re looking for even more ways to chip in than you already have, here are 28 ways you can help us build the movement.

1. Call your U.S. representative at 202-225-3121. Our Tips for Calling Congress make it easy.
2. Call the White House at 202-456-1111 and ask the president to keep his pledge to 9/11 families.  Our Act page comes in handy for this one.
3. Follow @28Pages on Twitter.
4 and 5. Call your two U.S. senators at 202-224-3121 to ask them to introduce legislation similar to H.Res.428. Here’s what to say.
6. Use #declassify when discussing the subject in social media.
7. Make and then share a YouTube video like this or this…or, if you want to get your groove on, maybe even this.
8. Contact your favorite reporter, columnist, TV host, blogger or podcaster and ask them to explore the issue.
9. Write a letter to the editor of your newspaper.
10. Call in to a radio or TV talk show.
11. Bring up the 28 pages using the “comments” feature found under articles on many news and other websites and include a link to an informative page about the 28 pages.
12. Educate yourself about SR400, a little-known way the Senate can declassify the 28 pages without the President’s signature.
13. Post a comment on an elected official’s Facebook page urging them to help declassify the 28 pages and include a link to an article or video on the topic.
14. Tweet a link to or other educational content.
15. Start a discussion thread about the 28 pages on any message board.
16. Like on Facebook.
17. Share a Facebook post.
18. Invite some friends to like on Facebook.
19. Call any member of the Senate intelligence committee and ask them to use SR400 to declassify the 28 pages without need for presidential approval.
20. See if you can get a Twitter user with a large following to retweet you on the topic.
21. Explain the issue to some friends or family.
22. Visit your Congressional representative’s local office in person.
23 and 24. Visit each of your senators’ local offices in person.
25. Email your friends a link to a video of Rep. Thomas Massie’s memorable remarks on his experience of reading the 28 pages.
26. Choose any H.Res. 428 cosponsor and call to thank them for their stand.
27. Make a 28 pages bumper sticker or t-shirt (extra points for showing us your final product via social media)
28. Help us out—add your own activism idea in the comments below!

Growing National Movement to #Declassify #28Pages of 9/11 Report

The 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs – Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean – have called for the 28-page section of the 9/11 Commission Report which is classified to be declassified. Kean said that 60-70% of what was classified shouldn’t have been classified in the first place:

Congressman Thomas Massie read the 28 classified pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 (the joint Senate and House investigation into 9/11) and immediately called for them to be released to the public:

A bipartisan bill – introduced by congressmen Walter B. Jones (Republican from North Carolina) and Stephen Lynch (Democrat from Massachusetts) – would declassify the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry which implicate the Saudi government.
Former Congressman Ron Paul is also demanding the 28 pages be declassified:

The Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – and 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey are calling for either a “permanent 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it.

Senator Graham has lobbied Obama for years to release the 28 pages and to reopen the investigation, but Obama has refused. The former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and 9/11 investigator has even resorted to filing Freedom of Information requests to obtain information, but the Obama administration is still stonewalling:

Graham said that like the 28 pages in the 9/11 inquiry, the Sarasota case is being “covered up” by U.S. intelligence. Graham has been fighting to get the FBI to release the details of this investigation with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and litigation. But so far the bureau has stalled and stonewalled, he said.

And high-level former NSA official Thomas Drake provided testimony to the 9/11 investigations documenting that the “official story” of 9/11 makes little sense, as the intelligence agencies had all of the information they needed to stop it. Drake’s testimony has – for no real reason – been classified. Drake is seeking to declassify his testimony to the 9/11 Commission:

I would argue for declassification and release because the 9/11 Commission asked for it in the public interest, my testimony was given to Congress via testimony (oral and written) to investigators as a material witness and whistleblower, because of NSA’s coverup of its accountability for 9/11, and the coverup committed by NSA to obstruct official Congressional investigations, plus declassification is timely in terms of ongoing efforts to reform NSA by Congress and the President.

I do know that my testimony and evidence was fully suppressed and censored as a deep state secret – so secret that it was not included in the classified report of the 9/11 Joint Inquiry.

Indeed, the 9/11 Commission admits that it never got all of the facts … and many officials are eager to spill the beans about what they know.

Still Urgent Today

Ancient history, you say? Graham notes:

Although it’s been more than a decade ago when this horrific event occurred, I think [the questions of who supported the attacks] have real consequences to U.S. actions today.

As Graham told PBS:

We need to have this information now because it’s relevant to the threat that the people of the United States are facing today.

Postscript: People may not remember now, but – at the time – the supposed Iraqi state sponsorship of 9/11 was at least as important a justification for the Iraq war as the alleged weapons of mass destruction. This claim that Iraq is linked to 9/11 has since been debunked by the 9/11 Commission, top government officials, and even – long after they alleged such a link – Bush and Cheney themselves.
But 70% of the American public believed it at the time, and 85% of U.S. troops believed the U.S. mission in Iraq was “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks.”
Only last year, John Glaser noted:

Significant portions of Americans still believe that Saddam and al-Qaeda were in cahoots and cooperated in the 9/11 attacks. The reason is simple: the administration told them this lie.

An investigation by a committee in the House of Representatives in 2004 identified “237 misleading statements about the threat posed by Iraq that were made by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld, Secretary Powell, and National Security Advisor Rice. These statements were made in 125 separate appearances, consisting of 40 speeches, 26 press conferences and briefings, 53 interviews, 4 written statements, and 2 congressional testimonies.”

According to the committee, at least 61 separate statements “misrepresented Iraq’s ties to al-Qaeda.” A Senate investigation in 2006 also covered these lies.

Keeping this lie afloat took some work. The Bush administration, primarily Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld, “applied relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods on detainees in part to find evidence of cooperation between al Qaida and the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime,” McClatchy reported in 2009.

According to Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Bush’s Secretary of State Powell, “the administration authorized harsh interrogation” in 2002, and “its principal priority for intelligence was not aimed at pre-empting another terrorist attack on the U.S. but discovering a smoking gun linking Iraq and al-Qa’ida.”

Wilkerson is right.
In other words, the failure to conduct a real 9/11 investigation contributed to the Iraq war, torture, and the failure to fix fundamental weaknesses in – and threats to – America’s national security.
Bonus:Top NSA Whistleblower: We Need a New 9/11 Investigation Into the Destruction of the World Trade Center.