The Obama administration, like its predecessor, is doing everything possible to maintain the secrecy of the 28 pages of the 800 page congressional report on the intelligence failures surrounding the 9/11 attack. The report, titled, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001,” detailed the results of a congressional investigation of the events surrounding 9/11. But entirely redacted from the report are 28 pages dealing with specific sources of foreign support for the alleged 9/11 hijackers, fifteen of whom were Saudi nationals.
Representatives Walter Jones (D-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA) are sponsoring a resolution, HR 1246, calling on President Obama to declassify the entire report, including the “smoking gun” 28 pages. Former Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Bob Graham has indicated the 28 pages directly implicate senior members of the Saudi government, including then-Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, in providing support to the Saudi hijackers, including cell leader Mohammed Atta, an Egyptian national.
WMR has learned from a confidential source that one of the aspects 9/11 author, former CIA contract pilot, and Boeing 767 and 757 pilot Phil Marshall, gunned down along with his two children in Murphys, California in January 2013, was investigating as part of his planned third book on 9/11 was the role of Dallah Avco, a Saudi aviation services firm. WMR has learned that Dallah Avco is specifically mentioned in the redacted 28 pages as providing direct support to the hijacked aircraft phase of the 9/11 attack. Dallah Avco is the sole contractor for the Saudi Ministry of Defense and Aviation.
The FBI had two confidential informants who penetrated Saudi hijacker cells in Los Angeles and San Diego. However, the two FBI informants were not presented for their testimony to the joint congressional committee that investigated 9/11. Instead, the FBI ordered the two not to cooperate with the congressional investigation and even placed on of them in the Federal Witness Protection Program (FWPP). The informant continues to be protected under the FWPP and the Obama administration continues to ensure that neither the 28 pages nor the two confidential informants are made available to Congress due to intense pressure from Saudi Arabia, particularly from Prince Bandar who is now the head of Saudi intelligence.