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Senator Bob Graham: Ample Evidence 9/11 Could Not Have Happened Without Saudi Support

Oct. 13, 2016 (EIRNS)—Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, who has been tireless in his efforts to get out the truth about who was behind 9/11, told McClatchy News, yesterday, that in the aftermath of the Congressional override of President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), several things will now happen. "The victims’ families will have an opportunity for justice," he said. "And Saudi Arabia will be disabused of any idea that it has immunity from responsibility for its role in 9/11."

Graham said,

"But from what I know today, there is ample evidence that 9/11 would not have happened but for the assistance provided by Saudi Arabia...The result of that assistance was (nearly) 3,000 persons murdered, 90% of them Americans. And a new wave of terrorism with Saudi financial and operational support has beset the world."

Graham dismissed Saudi claims that they are going after Islamic radicals, maintaining that whatever changes they have made since 9/11 have been minor.

"What I don’t think they’ve changed is their Wahhabist commitment to the extreme form of Islam, which has served as the primary motivation for thousands of people to adopt jihad as their life goal,"

he said.

Graham offered a deft, ironic twist on the question of how the G.W. Bush and Obama Administrations could have averted JASTA. He said that, the United States could have dealt with the Saudi role in 9/11, by the Bush and Obama Administrations negotiating with the Saudis for payment, in the same way that the Libyan government of Muammar Qaddafi ultimately compensated the families of victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing. JASTA? "It was self-inflicted," Graham said.

"The Bush and Obama Administrations could have avoided JASTA if they had negotiated with Saudi Arabia through diplomatic channels and if they had voluntarily made more information available about responsibility for 9/11."