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Detailing the FBI’s Cover Up of Saudi Arabia’s Involvement in the 9/11 Attacks

April 13, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Detailing the FBI’s Cover Up of Saudi Arabia’s Involvement in the 9/11 Attacks

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Two weeks before the 9/11 attacks, a prominent Saudi family in Sarasota Florida, abandoned their beautiful 3,300-square foot home. The family left behind expensive jewelry, clothes, swank furniture and multiple cars in their driveway.

The occupants of the home were the daughter and son-in-law to Esam Ghazzawi, who is an adviser to a Saudi Prince and nephew to the now deceased King Fahd. After spending six years in the U.S., the couple dropped everything and immediately returned to Saudi Arabia without telling anyone.

The neighbors couldn’t help but notice the disturbing coincidence and contacted the FBI, who launched a probe.

The FBI investigation uncovered the shocking revelation that one or more of the family members had trained at the same flight school as the 9/11 terrorists in neighboring Venice, Fla.

Esam Ghazzawi, advisor to Saudi Royal Family

Esam Ghazzawi, advisor to Saudi Royal Family

The active investigation into the well-connected Saudi family’s ties to the hijackers involved the FBI field offices in Tampa, New York, Washington D.C. and the Southwest Florida Domestic Task Force. Federal Agents identified people of interest and established connections to terrorists who were sympathizers of Osama bin Laden and made anti-American remarks.

The investigation included tracking bank accounts, places of employment and colleges they attended. The FBI traced at least one suspect who re-entered the United States.

The Florida probe into the Saudi family-9/11 terrorist link was part of the overall 9/11 investigation. However, the FBI never told members of Congress about the investigation and made no mention of it in the newly released FBI’s 9/11 Commission report.


In the Commission’s report, which was requested by Congress, the probe is once again being swept under the carpet. The report indicated “the 9/11 Commission did not consider any evidence now known to the FBI.” Although the FBI acknowledged the investigation into the Saudi family, they maintained the probe did not uncover anything significant.

However, the review panel did mention a local FBI report from a special agent who investigated the Sarasota family. The report said the prominent Saudi couple who fled their home, identified as Abdulaziz and Anoud al-Hajji, Indeed had “multiple links” to “individuals connected with the 9/11/2001 terror attacks.”

The FBI explained to the Review Commission that the communication was unsubstantiated and poorly written. FBI superiors interviewed the agent who wrote the 128 page report, but couldn’t provide any basis for the information written in the document nor provide an explanation as to why he wrote the report.

Ironically, members of the review board failed to interview the unidentified agent and accepted the assessment of his work by FBI headquarters. Furthermore, the agent’s communication was one of many FBI reports detailing known ties between the Saudi royal family and the 9/11 hijackers.

The whitewash prompted a federal judge to order the FBI’s Tampa field office to hand over 80,000 pages of documents from the 9/11 investigation as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The suit was brought forward by local journalists regarding the Sarasota angle.

The judge must now discern which of the documents in the 27 boxes should remain classified. The boxes are marked “SECRET/NOFORN,”(No foreign nationals) which is a top secret classification for highly sensitive materials.

“There is no plausible explanation for the FBI’s current claim that the probe was a dead end, which contradicts the claims in the 2002 memo. The memo had uncovered ‘many connections’ between the Sarasota family and the 9/11 terrorists.” Attorney Thomas Julen, who filed the FOIA lawsuit against the FBI, told the Miami Herald.

The Review Panels report fails to detail the Sarasota gated community visitor security logs. And photos of the vehicles license plates matching those driven by the hijackers, 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta being among them.

FBI Director James Comey appointed the three-member panel.

Former Florida Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, who chaired the 2002 Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11, accuses the FBI of covering up a Saudi support cell for the hijackers in Sarasota. He says the al-Hajjis hasty exodus from the U.S. prior to 9/11 indicates “someone may have tipped them off” about the imminent attacks.

Graham and a 14-member Congressional panel are working to convince President Obama to declassify the 28 pages of the final report of his inquiry, initially amended by President George W. Bush. The 28 pages give an account as to who may have financed the 9/11 attacks. In addition, the report is a stunning indictment of Saudi Arabia as the primary financier.” Graham said.

“I am talking about the Kingdom and the government of Saudi Arabia, not just wealthy individual Saudi financiers” proclaimed Graham.

Sources who have read the unaltered section in the report, say the CIA and FBI case files cited in the report, directly implicates officials of the Saudi Embassy in Washington D.C. and its consulate in Los Angeles.

Former Florida Senator Bob Graham

Former Florida Senator Bob Graham Indicates a coverup of Saudi Involvement in the 9/11 attacks

If these allegations were proven true, then 9/11 would go from an act of terrorism to an act of war perpetrated by a foreign government. The report identifies the names of high-level Saudi officials, intelligence agents and provides details of financial transactions and business dealings with the San Diego hijackers. Among the Saudi entities listed, the report focuses in on the Islamic Affairs Department of the Saudi Embassy in particular.

However, the review commission still concluded there is “no evidence” that any Saudi official gave material assistance to the hijackers. The panel made the conclusion despite the fact they failed to interview Graham or two of his chief investigators. Former Justice Department attorney Dana Lesemann and FBI investigator Michael Jacobson — who tracked FBI leads connecting Saudi officials to the San Diego hijackers and documented the evidence in the 28 pages.

Graham says it’s a scandal: “This is a pervasive pattern of covering-up Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the 9/11 attacks by all of the agencies of federal government. These agencies all have access to vital information that could magnify Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11.”

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