Former Sen. Bob Graham calls for new 9/11 investigation
Posted on 09.12.11
By Eric W. Dolan

Former Democratic Senator Bob Graham on Monday called on the U.S. government to reopen its investigation into 9/11 after a report found that links between Saudi Arabia and the hijackers were never disclosed by the FBI to the 2002 joint Congressional intelligence committee investigating the attacks.

“In the final report of the congressional inquiry, there was a chapter related primarily to the Saudi role in 9/11 that was totally censored, every word of the chapter has been withheld from the public,” Graham said on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show.

“Some of the other questions we ought to be asking are if we know that the Saudis who lived in San Diego and now apparently in Sarasota received substantial assistance, what about the Saudis who lived in Phoenix, Arizona? Or Arlington, Virginia? … What was happening in those places?”

“I believe these are questions for which there are definitive answers, but the American people and largely their elected representatives have been denied that information.”

Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below:

See here also: Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry Into 9/11 – and Former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee – Calls for a New 9/11 Investigation

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Bob Graham Wants 9/11 Inquiry Reopened
Posted Thu, Sep 08, 2011
By Steve Newborn
TAMPA (2011-9-9) -

New information is surfacing that a Saudi family in Sarasota is linked to the masterminds of the 9/11 terror attack. Even though the FBI investigated the connection after the family fled, Congressional investigators were never notified. And that has former Sen. Bob Graham calling for a new investigation.

The information first surfaced in a story in the Broward Bulldog website. It says two of the 9/11 hijackers - including mastermind Mohammed Atta - appear to have visited the home of a Saudi family in Sarasota. And phone records link people in the house to several terrorism suspects.

Neighbors of the Saudis in the gated Prestancia community say the family disappeared a week before 9/11. They left a new car in the driveway and food in the refrigerator. And the FBI investigated the connection between the family and the 9/11 hijackers who trained to fly in nearby Venice.

But information about the investigation was apparently withheld. Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham headed Congress' 9/11 inquiry, and says he believes the Bush Administration purposely withheld the information from Congress.

"It tends to reaffirm the fundamental theory that the 19 hijackers were not acting alone," says Graham. "That they could have only completed such a complicated assignment as planning, practicing and executing a very sophisticated plot if they had assistance from people who spoke the English language, who were familiar with the culture of the United States and to provide them with protection, anonymity and support."

Graham says he will personally lobby President Obama to reopen the investigation into the attacks.

To listen to the full question-and-answer session with Sen. Graham, click here:

**Thanks to andhowe for the news tip!!**


And how about those bin Ladens who got early escape from the U.S. after what was apparently only superficial questioning by the FBI? Hardly mentioned any more? And the ISI and Saudi embassy links to money? Gosh, I wonder why they kept quiet about it all.


And the censoring of the material from the 911 Ommission report -- most likely at the hand of P. Zelikow. My what strange bedfellows -- or perhaps very natural ones.

MSM taking (some) unanswered 9/11 questions seriously...

It's about f-ing time. I hope this becomes a new trend. This thing really gets cooking about halfway through.


Dylan Ratigan is the only reporter on the corporate media worth a crap. It will be interesting to see if this story is mentioned anywhere else on MSNBC, or indeed anywhere else on the mainstream propaganda Network.

Bob Graham, War Monger

I agree with James Corbett of the Corbett Report who sees this thrust by Bob Graham and Doyle Ratigan blatherings as shameless shilling for a war against Saudi Arabia.

If Ratigan and Graham were anything other that fatuous frauds they would be talking about 9/11 as in inside job and looking for the culprits in the U.S. military-industrial complex.

Instead, they are spreading hatred of the holders of the biggest oil reserves on the planet. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you that we are once again thinking about stealing our oil from under their sand. :)

Very likely

That this could be the opening for war against Saudia Arabia -- as suggested by Scott Sunday. But it opens a lot of doors.


Chomsky on Democracy Now! this morning. Might be worth a listen.

By this definition

inside job:
` some transgression committed with the assistance of someone trusted by the victim; "the police decided that the crime was an inside job" '

You're right. If you mean no hijackers, you're wrong.

None of this means the United States is going to war with Saudi Arabia, although I would say it had more grounds to do that after 9/11 than it did Iraq. Anybody who thinks the US and the EU, who continuously make large weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, are going to invade Saudi Arabia, the largest oil supplier as well as the religious center of Islamic faith as Rome is to Catholicism, needs to urgently brush up on their geopolitics. An invasion of Saudi Arabia at this point in time is unfathomable, for socio-economic, geostrategic, military, energy, PR and a whole host of other reasons. The United States is engaged militarily in three theaters at the moment. The Obama administration will continue to fight these exposures tooth and nail. It will gag, stonewall, imprison, attack, torture or even bomb its own population before attacking Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile I don't see transparency hero Ratigan host Duffy & Nowosielski, because they obviously expose something that doesn't allow for much of anything other than introspection. And we can't have that. The US must blame a foreign entity for everything, covering up elements of an expose of a cover up if necessary, namely how the US and SA worked hand-in-glove to enable 9/11. If this continues in this manner, all we have is a continuation of the cover-up in different form. These facts simply cannot be seen independently from UBLU & al-Hazmi/al-Mihdhar.


I see this rush to obtain new Saudi connections as pushing the wrong part of the story. Graham uses the expression "Saudi pilots" which they weren't for the most part, and we know they couldn't have flown on course or with such accuracy or speed as was required for the targets. So, this asking for release of documents is to deflect from the establishment's growing concern that no one believes their story of 9/11 anymore. Bring on the AE9/11 Truth documentary.


This is more reinforcement that there were "h's" I am not going to give this ridiculous notion of commandeered planes any airplay.

So what. Some well-funded patsies from Saudi Arabia visited some better funded patsies from Saudi Arabia. They, in turn, probably visited some others at some time. So what.

All of these people are part of an enormously complex, multi-layered operation that has an eternal opportunity built into it. Every year another one of these "connections" will be trotted out and the "h" word will be splashed upon the headlines.

The problem is that good people in the FBI don't know when to speak up. If they do, they are marginalized, demoted or dealt with harshly so the others in a position to know get the message that they should not jeopardize their careers.

In the end the agencies will get more funding, the layers will grow and the accountability will disappear further.

Kennedy was 1/2 right. Scattering the CIA would have been a major leap forward. Scattering the FBI should have been done in 1963. The FBI is now clearly working against the best interests of America. The FBI, through its corrupt alter ego, made sure we would have this 9/11 insanity, so the FBI could step forward and act as the great protector.

Predators can never be protectors.


>>The problem is that good people in the FBI don't know when to speak up.

Good point.

If you seek out a job with the FBI, you likely are going to have a hard time seeing the faults for what they actually are, speaking out when it counts, or being willing to risk your career.

After all, the Obama Admin is doing an unprecedented number of lawsuits against whistle blowers, people exposing corruption for the right reasons, so that they end up working at Radio Shack. It's a lot to ask of someone to dare speak up when they almost end up in prison just for exposing corruption going on in the NSA.