Within the final two years, a US choose has ordered members of Saudi Arabia‘s royal household to be questioned over the catastrophic terror assaults in 2001 which modified the course of America’s overseas coverage ceaselessly.
Of the 19 hijackers who took over the business aircrafts and crashed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, 15 have been Saudi nationals.
For households of the two,996 victims who misplaced their lives in the course of the suicide terror assault deliberate by militant Islamic extremist community al-Qaeda, many are a part of a lawsuit making an attempt to hyperlink 9/11 to Saudi officers.
We have a look into the widely-believed conspiracy that Saudi Arabia and its royal household are carefully linked to the 9/11 terror assaults which modified the course of US historical past into the twenty first century:
What number of Saudis took half in 9/11?
Though the Saudi authorities has not been straight linked to the 9/11 assaults, 15 of the 19 hijackers have been Saudi nationals.
Except for the 15 Saudi residents, two have been from the United Arab Emirates, one was from Lebanon, and one was from Egypt.
The Saudi nationals who partook within the 9/11 assaults, hitting the North Tower, have been: Abdulaziz al-Omari, Wail al-Shehri, Waleed al-Shehri, and Satam al-Suqami.
From the United flight 175, they have been: Mohand al-Shehri, Hamza al-Ghamdi, and Ahmed al-Ghamdi.
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (pictured) – who was the dominion’s US ambassador – had a person on his payroll who the FBI believed might have had ’50/50 likelihood’ of getting ‘superior information’ of America’s most dangerous terror assault
Mark Rossini, (pictured) who was an FBI counter-terror skilled working within the CIA in 2001, tried to warn authorities in the summertime months earlier than the assaults that al-Qaeda operatives have been within the US.
Omar al-Bayoumi (pictured) was a California-based Saudi spy who helped a number of 9/11 hijackers to search out housing in San Diego forward of the assaults. Bayoumi was on the payroll of Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud – who was the dominion’s US ambassador
The American Airways flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon, was made up of 5 Saudi males. They have been: Hani Hanjour, Khalid al-Mihdhar, Majed Moqed, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Salem al-Hazmi.
United flight 93, which ended up crashing in Pennsylvania, was comprised of three Saudi males: Ahmed al-Haznawi, Ahmed al-Nami, and Saeed al-Ghamdi.
FBI paperwork launched final yr claims that at the very least ‘a dozen’ excessive up officers within the authorities have been concerned in supporting the hijackers.
The mastermind Osama bin Laden, who was behind the assaults, was from a outstanding Saudi household and arrange coaching camps in Afghanistan.
What’s the Saudi reference to the fear assault?
There has lengthy been conspiracy that there was a robust Saudi reference to the fear assaults on September 11.
In a file, it was revealed that California-based Saudi spy, Omar al-Bayoumi, helped a number of 9/11 hijackers to search out housing in San Diego.
However extra considerably, the declassified FBI doc stated that there was a ’50/50 likelihood’ he ‘had superior information’ of America’s most dangerous terror assault.
Bayoumi was on the payroll of Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud – who was the dominion’s US ambassador.
And in flip, the ambassador was shut with President George Bush himself, visited the White Home usually and even gained the nickname ‘Bandar Bush.’
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, (left) who was additionally the US ambassador, was shut with President George Bush (middle), and he visited the White Home usually and even gained the nickname ‘Bandar Bush’
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (pictured) was one of many individuals subpoenaed – however as of September 2021, he has not but testified.
The hyperlink was revealed in a 510-page secret FBI report, written in 2017, which was declassified earlier this yr.
This explosive potential connection was saved a secret from Congressional investigators, in addition to greater than 10,000 residents who launched a federal lawsuit that tried to hyperlink the 9/11 terror assault to Saudi officers.
The report was saved a secret by FBI and Justice Division till early 2022.
James Kreindler, one of many lead attorneys in a lawsuit introduced upon by greater than 10,000 9/11 victims and kinfolk in opposition to the Saudi authorities, stated on the time: ‘It’s precisely what we’ve been saying.
‘Saudi authorities officers at a excessive stage have been integral to the 9/11 assaults.’
Mark Rossini, who was an FBI counter-terror skilled working within the CIA in 2001, tried to warn authorities in the summertime months earlier than the assaults that al-Qaeda operatives have been within the US.
His workforce, underneath Alec Station, didn’t inform the FBI when a workforce of terrorists entered the US within the months earlier than 9/11. The data was solely handed between the organizations a couple of weeks earlier than the assaults, by which period most of the plotters had disappeared.
He informed northjersey.com: ‘This newest report simply reveals what we’ve got recognized all alongside, however disgustingly has taken 20 years to lastly be disclosed.’
The Saudi authorities has denied involvement within the assaults.
What did the FBI conclude?
The FBI concluded that California-based spy Bayoumi commonly handed intelligence findings to US ambassador Bandar.
It stated: ‘The data AlBayoumi (sic) obtained on individuals of curiosity within the Saudi group in Los Angeles and San Diego and different points, which met sure GIP intelligence necessities, could be forwarded to Bandar. Bander would then inform GIP of things of curiosity to the GIP for additional investigation/vetting or observe up.’
Bayoumi met with two members of Bin Laden’s terror group in early 2000, as they have been making ready for the September 11, 2001 assaults. Nonetheless, the report doesn’t state if that data was handed on to Bandar.
A complete of 2,996 victims misplaced their lives in the course of the terror assault, which rocked the US and adjusted the course of American overseas coverage ceaselessly
Khalid al Mihdhar and Nawaf al Hazmi have been each well-known al-Qaeda operatives earlier than they joined the 19 hijackers within the 9/11 assault. They travelled from Bangkok in Thailand to Los Angeles, the place they then met Bayoumi.
The 2 members who Bayoumi turned acquainted with then traveled to New Jersey – the place they met up with different 9/11 conspirators, opened financial institution accounts, and rented automobiles.
The FBI didn’t conclude if Bayoumi, now 63, ever knew that the 2 9/11 attackers left California for New Jersey.
Bander, now 73, lives in Saudi Arabia after working for the top of the Saudi intelligence service and the Saudi Nationwide Safety Council.
Why have judges subpoenaed Saudi princes?
In September 2020, two members of Saudi Arabia’s royal household have been referred to as to reply questions concerning the 9/11 assaults.
U.S. Justice of the Peace Choose Sarah Netburn ordered Saudi Arabia to make the royals, in addition to different Saudi witnesses, together with authorities officers, obtainable for depositions.
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud was one of many individuals subpoenaed – however as of September 2021, he has not but testified.