It’s Time to Declassify Those 28 Pages...

It’s Time to Declassify Those 28 Pages

Seeking the American government’s analysis of the 9/11 attacks, most people look to the 9/11 Commission Report. There is, however, another report that merits equal attention: the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.

President George W. Bush censored 28 pages of this report—an entire section said to describe the involvement of specific foreign governments in the attacks. After reading it, Congressman Thomas Massie described the experience as “disturbing” and said, “I had to stop every two or three pages and rearrange my perception of history…it’s that fundamental.”

In the interest of achieving justice for victims and preventing future attacks, knowledge of foreign government involvement in 9/11 must be shared with the American people…and with the world.

28Pages.org was launched in July 2014 to help build awareness of this classified material and to bolster the growing, bipartisan movement to pressure Congress and the President to finally disclose it. Use 28Pages.org to study the issue, follow efforts to declassify the 28 pages and learn how you can help pressure the government to do the right thing.

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Rep. Walter Jones:

“I was absolutely shocked by what I read. What was so surprising was that those whom we thought we could trust really disappointed me…It does not deal with national security per se; it is more about relationships. The information is critical to our foreign policy moving forward and should thus be available to the American people. If the 9/11 hijackers had outside help – particularly from one or more foreign governments – the press and the public have a right to know what our government has or has not done to bring justice to the perpetrators.”

Rep. Thomas Massie:

“I went into the soundproof, secret room here in Congress and read those 28 pages. And it was a really disturbing event for me to read those. I had to stop every two or three pages and rearrange my perception of history. And it’s that fundamental — those 28 pages….It certainly changes your view of the Middle East…We need to declassify those 28 pages….There is nothing in there that would affect our national security. Some of it may be embarrassing; that is why I believe those 28 pages have been withheld…the American people deserve to know what happened and what led up to 9/11 so that we can prevent the next one.”

Rep. Stephen Lynch:

“Once a member reads the 28 pages, I think whether they are Democrat or Republican they will reach the same conclusion that (Rep. Jones) and I reached, which is that Americans have the right to know this information. These documents speak for themselves. We have a situation where an extensive investigation was conducted, but then the Bush [administration] decided for whatever purposes to excise 28 pages from the report. I’m not passing judgment. That was a different time. Maybe there were legitimate reasons to keep this classified. But that time has long passed.”

“Twelve years after the horrific September 11 attacks, unanswered questions still remain. These pages contain information that is vital to a full understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding this tragedy. The families of the victims and the American people deserve better; they deserve answers, they deserve a full accounting, and that has not happened yet.”

For Face

 

Sen. Bob Graham, co-chair of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11:

“I was stunned that the intelligence community would feel that it was a threat to national security for the American people to know who had made 9/11 financially possible.”

I would love to read this. My bet is it's the Saudi's whose relationship was the surprise to these representatives.

FaceToFace - Sen. Bob Graham, co-chair of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11:

“I was stunned that the intelligence community would feel that it was a threat to national security for the American people to know who had made 9/11 financially possible.”
Hmm I wonder who it was..............
/sarcasm Phone Post 3.0

hmmm, a regular whodoneit.

sparkyman - I would love to read this. My bet is it's the Saudi's whose relationship was the surprise to these representatives.

That would not be surprising.

The only Middle-Eastern country whose involvement would be shocking is Israel.

sparkyman - I would love to read this. My bet is it's the Saudi's whose relationship was the surprise to these representatives.

9/11, Saudi Arabia and the search for answers amid government secrecy

http://www.browardbulldog.org/2014/09/911-saudi-arabia-and-the-search-for-answers-amid-government-secrecy/

The Twenty-Eight Pages

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/twenty-eight-pages

Struggling to detail alleged Saudi role in 9/11 attacks

http://articles.philly.com/2014-03-31/business/48708504_1_osama-president-obama-law-firm

Senate intelligence panel could seek to declassify documents; it just doesn’t

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/08/12/199122_senate-intelligence-panel-could.html?rh=1

Report on 9/11 Suggests a Role By Saudi Spies

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/02/us/report-on-9-11-suggests-a-role-by-saudi-spies.html

GOP senator joins push to declassify 9/11 report

http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/07/30/graham.intel.report/

My guess is relatives of Prince Bandar. He's affectionately known as Bandar Bush, practically a Bush adopted family member. Read 'House of Saud, House of Bush'. Very disturbing. Phone Post 3.0

I don't see these documents being released. Our politicians have waged war, cost the lives of thousands of american soldiers, millions of civilians have been killed in the middle east, spent countless dollars, & our soldiers have come home mentally and physically fucked up to only be shit on by the government that is responsible for their conditions.

We have killed shit loads of people in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and Pakistan since 9/11. We've attacked all of these places and never turned a weapon towards Saudi Arabia, who seems funded the attack. Funding generally = planning & carrying out.

How do you explain that to the American people? Phone Post 3.0

Of course you can't think of good reason to classify information, you don't have enough information to make that decision. No average citizen does. We are not in a position to make those choices.

You would think that Snowden would have tried to find something like this, You would think that someone would have leaked something about it. If it was the Saudi Arabia and not the Iraq how could you go to kids funeral and look his family in the eye after reading something like that.

“Why hasn’t Obama kept promise to declassify 28 pages of a report about 9/11?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FIl0J25wxM

FaceToFace - “Why hasn’t Obama kept promise to declassify 28 pages of a report about 9/11?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FIl0J25wxM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FIl0J25wxM



 

That's the evidence you are using? Who they had breakfast with? It's no wonder truthers never get anywhere, they are looking at irrelevant facts.

Tom O'Bedlam - Of course you can't think of good reason to classify information, you don't have enough information to make that decision. No average citizen does. We are not in a position to make those choices.

Because clearly the people in the positions have shown they are capable of making the right choices.