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New Allegations of Saudi Involvement in 9/11

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  1. fallenphoenix

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    http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/03/politics/9-11-attacks-saudi-arabia-involvement/
     
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    No idea why an Al-Quediot would want to destabilize the Saudi royal family and create friction between the 2 nations.

    That said, the Saudis are not our friends but they're a necessary evil given the probable alternatives.
     
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    First of all it is in the interest of Al Qaeda to tear down the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia as their primary goal is to take down the Saudi hierarchy, so take it with a grain of salt.

    That said, I wouldn't be shocked at all if it were true. It might mean those members of the royal family supported Al Qaeda, or it might mean they were buying peace or protection or information. We'll never know.,
     
  4. Nolen

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    This would be pretty weird, since one of Bin Laden's biggest crusades was against Saudi Arabia and their close ties to the American military. Having American military operations in the same country Mecca was the ultimate insult to him, supposedly.

    This is testimony from some dude who has been in US custody for 13 years, without any outside confirmation.

    If it's true I'd buy justtxyank's theory of buying peace or protection as the motivation.

    To me the most interesting part of this is that the info came out as the result of an ongoing civil suit against Saudi Arabia.
     
  5. Exiled

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    Prince Turky personally asked Clinton in 90s to take on binLaden while he was in Sudan...so its not so credible statement from mossawai
     
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    I don't trust the Saudi governing family one bit. 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi. Wahhabism is spread from Saudi. It's laughable that the West still kowtows to these guys. I mean, all kinds of heads of state came to the funeral of one of the worst despotic tyrants in the world just a couple of weeks ago.

    In this context, my respect for Michelle Obama actually grew, for giving zero ****s about what they would expect her to wear.
     
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    I totally despise the Saudi royal family but don't believe a word of what this joker says. He's lying through his teeth.
     
  8. jo mama

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    Saudi royal family is massive. I have no doubt that there are some terrorist sympathizers in that group.

    It isn't as far-fetched as some may think. Remember, this is Osama Bin Laden's son

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  10. JuanValdez

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    Timing may be important. They may have donated money at a time they understood Al Queda's mission a bit differently. I find it not very credible that they donated after bin Laden's falling out with Saudi Arabia. And, in any case, you'd have to find some corroboration outside of this joker's testimony.
     
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    It's possible that someone gave money to the group to ensure that bin Laden wouldn't attack a particular caravan because of a wife or kid or something. There's all kinds of reasons money changes hands when you are dealing with terrorists/criminals/mafia/etc. that doesn't equal support for the group.
     
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    First photograph would appear to be doctored.
     
  13. jo mama

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    that one does look photoshopped.

    just found this video...they just kissed on the cheek first then strolled thru a meadow of bluebonnets holding hands.

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    but it is not the first time bush was caught on camera kissing other dudes.

    i like how obama was bad for bowing before the japanese emperor, but its ok for bush to kiss and hold hands with saudi royals.

    hey, yall remember how in the aftermath of 9/11 all those saudis, including members of the royal family, were flown out of the united states before being properly questioned by the FBI? i wonder if any of them knew anything about this.
     
    #13 jo mama, Feb 5, 2015
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