Remember Those Saudi Flights After 9/11?

Jon Gold

A long time ago, I spent some time looking into the flights that took members of the Saudi Royals, as well as members of the Bin Laden family out of the country in the days, and weeks after 9/11. Here is what I found.

According to Richard Clarke during his testimony (yea, yea, call me lazy for linking to Michael Moore's site) at both the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the 9/11 Commission Hearings, he stated the following:

"Now, what I recall is that I asked for flight manifests of everyone on board and all of those names need to be directly and individually vetted by the FBI before they were allowed to leave the country. And I also wanted the FBI to sign off even on the concept of Saudis being allowed to leave the country. And as I recall, all of that was done. It is true that members of the Bin Laden family were among those who left. We knew that at the time. I can't say much more in open session, but it was a conscious decision with complete review at the highest levels of the State Department and the FBI and the White House." Testimony of Richard Clarke, Former Counterterrorism Chief, National Security Council, before The Senate Judiciary Committee, September 3, 2003."

"I was making or coordinating a lot of decisions on 9/11 and the days immediately after. And I would love to be able to tell you who did it, who brought this proposal to me, but I don't know. Since you pressed me, the two possibilities that are most likely are either the Department of State, or the White House Chief of Staff's Office. But I don't know." Testimony of Richard A. Clarke before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, March 24, 2004."

One of the individuals on those flights was Osama Bin Laden's brother, Khalil Bin Laden. On July 21st 2004, Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey posted a flight manifest showing the name of Khalil Bin Laden.

In October 2003, Vanity Fair released an article written by Craig Unger entitled, "Saving the Saudis" that said, "Khalil bin Laden, who boarded a plane in Orlando that eventually took him back to Saudi Arabia, won the attention of Brazilian investigators for possible terrorist connections. According to a Brazilian paper, he had business connections in the Brazilian province of Minas Gerais, not far from the tri-border region, an alleged center for training terrorists."

On August 22nd 2004, CNN reports that an addendum released by the 9/11 Commission, "states that all the Saudi nationals were screened by the FBI to make certain they were not a threat to national security, and that no terrorists escaped from the United States on any of the Saudi flights."

If the allegations regarding Khalil's connection to terrorism are true, then in my opinion, either the State Department, or the Bush White house aided and abetted a "terrorist" in the days after 9/11, and the 9/11 Commission, for whatever reason, decided not to tell us about it.

Much like...

The Obama White House, and the Supreme Court just did.

Edit: Here's one tidbit I left out.

"Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released new documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) related to the “expeditious departure” of Saudi nationals, including members of the bin Laden family, from the United States following the 9/11 attacks. According to one of the formerly confidential documents, dated 9/21/2001, terrorist Osama bin Laden may have chartered one of the Saudi flights."

Edit Part II: Another tidbit I left out about Khalil Bin Laden is the part having to do with a whistleblower by the name of Mary Schneider. Years ago, someone I no longer recommend because of a lot of shoddy work, Tom Flocco, reported a story about Mary. I spoke to Mary's attorney, and I spoke to her a lot, and she seemed credible. Then she started to promote some questionable things (in my opinion, sticking with a lot of Tom Flocco's "shoddy work"), and she and I lost touch over the years. The CATO Institute in Washington D.C. thought enough of her story to write a blurb about her in this report. Basically, her story was that Khalil Bin Laden's chauffeur, Lyazid Abad, had previously lived with Mohammad Atta.

"Members of Congress recently heaped praise on FBI whistleblower Colleen Rowley and Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins, but thus far no congressional committee has invited Mary Schneider to the nation’s capital to tell her story. Although it is now common knowledge that al-Qaeda terrorists involved in the September 11 attack used Orlando, Florida, as a staging area, Schneider reportedly tried to blow the whistle on their activity months in advance of the attack. Schneider, a 20-year veteran of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, reportedly warned both the FBI and Attorney General John Ashcroft that aliens connected with bin Laden were illegally residing in the Orlando area. Schneider came to believe that terrorists were plotting an attack on an American target, but her pleas for an investigation fell on deaf ears. If her explosive allegations are true, one wonders how the Enron whistleblower could be called to testify before Congress, but not Schneider. After all, the collapse of the World Trade Center is far more serious than the financial collapse of an energy company."

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Show "FBI interviews had to be intercepted" by Ronald Bleier

You've been...

A member of for "2 years 28 weeks," and your first post ever has to do with "no planes and no hijackings on 9/11?" Sorry Ronald, but the majority of the 9/11 Truth Movement does not support or endorse those theories. Please keep any discussion about said theories out of my blogs. Thank you.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Have you changed your mind

since this?

I suspect that many will be put off by the counterintuitive nature of the no planes theory, since “we all saw” a plane going into the South Tower on TV in real time.(3) Yes, I know, the no planes thesis may at first be hard to accept. However, once one begins looking at some of the evidence as presented by Morgan Reynolds, and before him, Gerard Holmgren (4) and Rosalee Grable (5)and others, I think many will agree that the evidence doesn’t support the use of planes [1].

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Mr. Bleier -

The more likely reason the White House wanted the Saudi's out of the U.S. and not able to answer any questions is the now well-documented evidence that some of these Saudi's had provided financial and other support for Osama bin Laden and the patsy "hijackers", including some people very close to the Bush family (like members of the bin Laden family and Prince Bandar's wife).

You make some rather incredible leaps of logic in your comment, btw.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

According to Gareth Porter, US, Saudis deflected blame from AQ

See his interview at According to Porter, Saudi Shiites and Iran had nothing to do with the bombing of Khobar Towers, but bin Laden did. Strange, eh?