9/11, Trump, and Saudi Arabia’s “Corruption Purge”

November 19, 2017

 

Upon receiving the first news of the “corruption purge” which was recently carried out in Saudi Arabia, a cautiously optimistic suspicion entered my mind. Contrary to the predictable analysis proffered or presupposed by the media, my general suspicion was that the Saudi purge was not to be seen as caused solely by factors internal to Saudi Arabia itself, but, rather, that the purge was part of an international process of world-historical significance. On that basis, my specific suspicion was that the purge was to be seen as a part of the international process the culmination of which is the revelation of the truth respecting 9/11 and the end of the post 9/11 world paradigm. Further, I suspected that President Trump had had some role in either instigating the purge or in affecting the purge in such a way as to make it relevant to this international process. A few days later, that suspicion had, to my elation, received a dramatic, confirming reinforcement by my receipt of a crucial piece of information- the very piece which I had been hoping to receive since becoming aware of the situation in Saudi Arabia. That piece of information was the news of the arrest of Saudi Prince Bandar bin-Sultan, and the intention of Saudi Authorities to investigate the infamous Al-Yamama agreement which Bandar had contracted with the British Monarchy. The Saudi purge is possibly the most important development in the process of revealing the truth of 9/11 that we have seen since the release of the 28 pages and the passage of JASTA last year. In order to give the reader a sense as to why the above mentioned suspicions entered my mind, and why I currently judge them to be very likely true, the following discussion is provided.

 

During the 2016 presidential election campaign, Trump made very clear, on a number of occasions, that he was very well aware of the issue of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the 9/11/2001 mass murders. In one instance, Trump was asked on live national television “Does Donald Trump believe that it is time for us [the public] to see these 28 pages?” To which Trump responded: “I do. I think we should have seen it a long time ago. I think I know what it is going to say. It is going to be very profound- having to do with Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s role on the world trade center in the attack. And that is very serious stuff. I have said it for a long time: we attacked Iraq, and, frankly, by attacking Iraq- they were not the ones that knocked down the world trade center. I’ve been saying that for a long time. Let’s see what the papers say. I think they should have been released a long time ago. I think they are finally going to be, at least in some form, released. But, you know, it is sort of nice to know who your friends are, and perhaps who your enemies are.You are going to see some very revealing things in those papers, and I look forward to reading them.” There were other instances during the campaign in which Trump publicly discussed the 28 pages issue in a similar manner. Further, Trump’s (appropriate) emotional connection to the Saudi-9/11 question is illustrated by the response which he issued to Obama’s treasonous veto of the JASTA act: “President Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is shameful and will go down as one of the low points of his presidency. This bipartisan legislation was passed unanimously by both houses of Congress and would have allowed the families of the nearly 3,000 people slaughtered by radical Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001, the opportunity to seek justice in an American court of law. That President Obama would deny the parents, spouses and children of those we lost on that horrific day the chance to close this painful chapter in their lives is a disgrace. These are wonderful people, and as a lifelong New Yorker, I am saddened that they will, for now, not have that opportunity. If elected president, I would sign such legislation should it reach my desk.

 

The 28 pages were released in the summer of 2016. Do you think Trump read them? Of course he did. And, might I ask: who is the individual most incriminated by the 28 pages? Who is the individual that stands out most prominently, over all the other individuals mentioned in that document, as a provider of direct assistance to the perpetrators of the worst terrorist attack in world history? Why, none other than Prince Bandar bin-Sultan. Thus, we cannot but conclude that the personality of Prince Bandar seized the attention of Trump upon his reading of the 28 pages. Further, we cannot help but judge that the major public fight which culminated in the dramatic veto-override passage of JASTA a few months after the 28 pages were released concretized the 9/11 issue as one demanding the most serious and immediate attention to the incoming president Trump.

 

Then, which foreign country becomes the first to be visited by President Trump? Saudi Arabia. Highly calculated indeed is the decision as to which foreign country a newly elected president will visit first. Given this fact and what has been mentioned above, any attempt to claim that the 9/11 issue had no bearing on Trump’s decision to visit Saudi Arabia before any other country appears not only unbelievable, but ridiculous.

 

Then, a few months after Trump visits Saudi Arabia, Prince Bandar is put into a prison cell. Hmm. Do you think that Trump had anything to do with that? (Incidentally, the purge was precluded by an unannounced visit by Jared Kushner to Saudi Arabia just days before.)

 

It is nice to know that we finally have a president who is on our side. What comes next is sure to be quite spectacular.

 

UPDATE: 

 

Well, it turns out that Bandar was not arrested. Or, at least if he was, that he was released and is living the high life as though he never had been. He was in Washington DC a few months ago at a big dinner to celebrate "US-Saudi Friendship", attended by the likes of members of the Bush family, Paul Ryan, Colin Powell, and other DC big names. It was around the time of the visit of the Crown Prince to the White House. 

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2018/03/23/Saudi-embassy-hosts-first-annual-Saudi-US-partnership-dinner-in-Washington.html

Despite this, we still might hope that Trump has taken some kind of action in the direction of revealing the truth of 9/11. 


 

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