Quick question. Who funded the 9/11 attacks? I think most people would answer ‘Osama bin Laden’, but the truth is more complicated than that.
Mohamed Atta may have received funding from bin Laden, but the majority of the money used and distributed to the hijackers came from two state sources – Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Both countries are strong allies of America.
General Mahmud Ahmed, the head of Pakistan’s intelligence service (the ISI), ordered a proxy to wire $100,000 to Mohamed Atta’s Florida bank account in August 2001, just a month before the terrorist attacks. Pakistani generals aren’t a fixture on America’s political scene, but General Mahmud managed to host the future head of the CIA in Pakistan less than two weeks before 9/11, and found himself in Washington on the day of the attacks.
The CIA and ISI have been practically inseparable since the days when they fought a proxy war against Russia’s 1979 invasion of Afghanistan, and many believe it impossible that the CIA would have been unaware of the nefarious actions of the Inspector General of the ISI.
More fascinating still is the bankrolling of the terrorists by the government of Saudi Arabia, including Prince Bandar, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. A Saudi spy named Omar al-Bayoumi met two future hijackers off the plane at LAX and organized accommodation for them. Bandar, who was so thick with the Bush family that his nickname was ‘Bandar Bush’, had his wife write cashier’s checks which ended up in al-Bayoumi’s wife’s account, and al-Bayoumi received a monthly stipend from the Saudi government for two jobs which he never attended. The monthly payments increased dramatically in the months before 9/11.
That this astounding information is not more widely known is in itself astounding, and significantly a product of the US government’s decision to redact 28-pages of the congressional inquiry into 9/11, which were kept under lock and key for fourteen years in a basement room under Capitol Hill.
When these pages were finally released (on a Friday afternoon, a traditional dumping spot for big news) the story was conveniently sandwiched between a coup attempt in Turkey and terrorist attack in France. The information revealed, all-but lost in the news cycle, is as stark and overt as could be imagined. The first sentence on the first page reads as follows…
“While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi government.”
There can be little room for debate. The Saudi government provided financial and logistic support for the alleged hijackers via a spy in the US. Saudi Arabia funded the attacks of 9/11.
Had it been any other country, America would have declared war, but of course that didn’t happen. Oil and money was more important to the Bush administration than 3,000 lives, and Bush smoked cigars with the Saudi ambassador at the White House just 48-hours after the attacks, thumbing his nose at those who died in the most offensive manner imaginable.
The 9/11 Commission went even further, finding that “the question of who financed the operation is ultimately of little practical significance” – one of the more astounding statements of modern history.
Saudi Arabia funded the 9/11 attacks and were shielded from blame by the treasonous government of George W. Bush. 9/11 is nothing like you imagined it to be.