A new Saudi connection to 9/11 surfaces 10 years after the fact

The following blurb was posted to the Democracy Now website today.

Former Florida senator, Bob Graham, is calling on President Obama to reopen the investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks after new information has emerged about the possible role of prominent Saudis in the 9/11 attack. According to recent news reports, a wealthy young Saudi couple fled their home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida, just a week or so before 9/11, leaving behind three cars and nearly all of their possessions. The FBI was tipped off about the couple but never passed the information on to the Sept. 11 Commission, even though phone records showed the couple had ties to Mohamed Atta and at least 10 other al-Qaeda suspects. Former Senator Bob Graham described the news as “the most important thing about 9/11 to surface in the last seven or eight years.” Graham said, “The key umbrella question is: What was the full extent of Saudi involvement prior to 9/11 and why did the U.S. administration cover this up?’’

Graham, by the way, served as co-chair of the September 11 Commission, so this isn’t just some whacko making unsubstantiated claims. This is a former U.S. Senator stating, on the record, that the 9/11 Commission was likely misled by the Bush administration in order to protect those who may have been behind the deadly attacks on our country in 2001.

The following clip comes from a Reuters article issued today.

…The report was published by BrowardBulldog.org., a nonprofit Internet news site and was simultaneously published on the news website of the Miami Herald.

If true, it reveals another Saudi terrorism connection that was never disclosed by the FBI to the public or to the 2002 joint Congressional intelligence committee investigating the attacks, said Graham, who was co-chair of the committee.

The FBI office in Tampa issued a statement on Monday saying the Sarasota case was one of many leads that “were resolved and determined not to be related to any threat nor connected to the 9/11 plot.”

Graham called the Sarasota case “eerily similar” to the FBI’s failure to tell the intelligence committee about a former Saudi civil servant, Omar al-Bayoumi, who supported two hijackers while they were living in San Diego. Graham said an investigator for his committee independently unearthed the information about al-Bayoumi.

“Why did the U.S. government go to such lengths to cover up the Saudi involvement?” Graham said.

The former Democratic senator from Florida has long been critical of the administration of former President George W. Bush for refusing to release 28 pages of the intelligence committee’s report, which allegedly included information about Saudi financial support of terrorists.

Information about the Saudi couple in Sarasota was reported by Anthony Summers, an independent journalist and co-author of The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden, and Dan Christensen, editor of the BrowardBulldog.org.

Abdulazzi al-Hiijjii, his wife Anoud and their small children resided in a home owned by Anoud’s father, Esam Ghazzawi, in the gated Sarasota subdivision called Prestancia, according to the report…

I don’t have much to add to this, but I wanted to do my little part to make sure that this story wasn’t lost in this week’s jingoistic orgy of flag waving.

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  1. Edward
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Saudi Arabia is responsible for more terrorism than all of the other countries in the Middle East combined. What was it, something like 10 of the 12 September 11 hijackers that where from Saudi Arabia? And yet we choose to go after Iraq. We’re going to look like such jackasses in the history books. But the Saudi royal family has important friends in the US, and access to shit load of oil, so we look the other way. It’s pathetic.

  2. Ricky
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Maybe we should try waterboarding Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the boys to get the truth. Seems appropriate to me. We need the whole story behind the attacks, not just the Bush administration’s half baked version. Nothing would surprise me.

    I’m sure they didn’t want all the facts to come out in the name of national security. LOL

  3. Mr. X
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    And we wouldn’t have to feel all that bad about it, either, as “waterboarding is just like swimming.”


  4. Robert
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Permalink




    (PilotsFor911Truth.org) – More information has surfaced which conclusively demonstrates the aircraft reportedly used on 9/11, were airborne well after their alleged crashes. This article supplements our last, “ACARS CONFIRMED – 9/11 AIRCRAFT AIRBORNE LONG AFTER CRASH” in which the ACARS system is explained as well as how to determine if a message were received by the aircraft, along with how ground stations are selected through Flight Tracking Protocol based on messages routed to United 175, N612UA. We now have further evidence which places United 93, N591UA, in the vicinity of Champaign, IL, 500+ miles away from the alleged crash site in Shanksville, PA. This information is further corroborated by a (now former) United Airlines Manager of Flight Dispatch Michael J. Winter.

    On January 28, 2002, Mr. Winter gave an interview to the FBI at United Headquarters near Chicago, IL(1). During this interview, Mr. Winter reviewed a list of ACARS messages explaining the contents and which messages were received or rejected. The messages provided below are the most significant and fatal to what we have been told by the 9/11 Commission. Two messages were routed through the Fort Wayne, Indiana remote ground stations (FWA), followed by two more messages which were routed through Champaign, IL (CMI).

    The remote ground station used to route the message to the aircraft (FWA or CMI), the time and date in which the message is sent (eg. 111351, meaning the 11th of Sept, at 1351Z or 0951am Eastern), the flight number (UA93), and the tail number of the airplane in which the message is intended (N591UA), are all highlighted in red. The underlined date and time is when the message was received by the airplane. Although the first two appear to be identical, the message number denotes that they are in fact two separate messages, which is highlighted in blue. The messages are as follows –

    .CHIAKUA 111351/ED
    AN N591UA/GL FWA
    – UA93 EWRSFO

    ;09111351 108575 0669

    .CHIAKUA 111351/ED
    AN N591UA/GL FWA
    – UA93 EWRSFO

    ;09111351 108575 0676

    .CHIAKUA 111410/ED
    AN N591UA/GL CMI

    ;09111410 108575 0706

    .CHIAKUA 111410/ED
    AN N591UA/GL CMI

    ;09111411 108575 0707

    As described in our first article on this topic based on Category A and B flight tracking(3), this aircraft would not have had messages routed through the above remote ground stations if it were enroute to crash in Shanksville, PA. Many other stations are much closer if in fact United 93 crashed in Shanksville. In order to follow the messages based on remote ground stations, we have included the Google Earth File used to construct the various stations and associated messages, with an overlay of the United 93 Flight path according to the National Transportation Safety Board(2).

    There are 10 remote ground stations closer to the flight path than FWA, even more if including CMI ground station in Champaign, IL which is nearly 500 miles from the Shanksville crater. However, according to Mr. Winter, United 93 received messages from CMI remote ground station in Champaign, IL more than 7 minutes after the alleged crash(1). Mr. Winter explains –

    “Printer” and “Screen” indicate the printer on the flight deck and the flight management computer screen, respectively, as is described in the sourced documentation(1). Based on Category A and B flight tracking(3), it can be determined that TOL and FWA are not the best stations for routing messages, however routing through CMI is completely absurd if the aircraft in fact crashed in Shanksville. Furthermore, according to the NTSB animation reconstruction, the aircraft allegedly crashed in Shanksville at 10:03am(4). How can the aircraft possibly receive a message activating an audible signal in the airplane at 1410 (10:10am Eastern)? It can’t if it crashed in Shanksville, it can if were in the vicinity of CMI. Finally, there is no possible way that an aircraft can receive a message from a remote ground station which is 500+ miles away. The range for remote ground stations is 200 miles, and that is only guaranteed above 29,000 feet(5).

    We now have several levels of corroboration demonstrating the aircraft were still airborne after their alleged crashes –

    – From our first article, the logs themselves showing time sent and received based on statements made by Ed Ballinger,
    – Ground station routing based on flight tracking protocols,
    – Expert statements,
    – And now, messages that were received well out of range from Shanksville, PA after the time of the alleged crash.

    It is conclusive, the 9/11 Aircraft were airborne long after their alleged crashes.

    Send this evidence to your Congress Representative, your Senators, Judges, Lawyers, print it out and hand it to your pilots when boarding a flight (Pilots love reading material while in cruise). Call into talk shows, tell them about this evidence. Grab our DVD’s and make copies, hand them to friends, family, co-workers, etc. Demand a new investigation into the events of 9/11. The 9/11 Families, The 9/11 Victims, The American People, The World, deserves to know Truth about what happened on September, 11, 2001.

    Founded in August 2006, Pilots For 9/11 Truth is a growing organization of aviation professionals from around the globe. The organization has analyzed Data provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for the Pentagon Attack, the events in Shanksville, PA and the World Trade Center Attack along with other information provided by several government agencies through the Freedom Of Information Act. The data does not support what we have been told. Government Agencies refuse to comment. Pilots For 9/11 Truth do not offer theory or point blame at this point in time. However, there is a growing mountain of conflicting information and data in which government agencies and officials refuse to acknowledge. Pilots For 9/11 Truth continues to grow and exist only through your continued support. We thank you!

  5. Posted January 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    My Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) restricts me from gathering knowledge required for making a critical, logical assessment regarding this. Therefore I must instead mock with the intention of implying that I have a superior intellectual position. My frequent references to television sitcoms provide some clue as to why this might be.

  6. Posted January 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Mr Drugoon
    I find it kind of funny that you chose this post to lash out at me. As you can see I haven’t even commented on the incendiary claims that Robert has made here. This can lead me to only one conclusion: I believe that I am about to become the target of a systematic process of intimidation and manipulation, the likes of which you have never seen.
    Rest assure, I’m not through here, Drugoon. I’m gonna keep on investigating. This thing is like an onion. The more layers you peel, the more it stinks.

  7. Jones
    Posted April 15, 2013 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    I’m not suggesting that they’re up to anything, but EMU for the past several years has had a big population of male Saudi students.

  8. iRobert
    Posted December 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Lawrence Brayboy, self-described “Rosa Parks of the 9/11 truth movement” has been arrested in Ann Arbor on terrorism charges.

  9. Posted December 20, 2018 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Lawrence Steven Brayboy (a.k.a. “Corn-dog”) has been placed on house arrest.


    I am anxious to see what Drugoon and dragon have to say about this.

  10. iRobert
    Posted December 22, 2018 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Are any of the commenters here acquainted with local celebrity, Lawrence Brayboy? (Street name: Corn Dog) Apparently he is a well known and beloved local personality, who sells books on State Street.

    I’m curious to know what house arrest is like. Can we visit him? I assume he’s hard at work using this time to write his memoirs.

  11. Sad
    Posted December 23, 2018 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    It took we a while to figure out who he is. Visual aids are so helpful.


  12. Posted December 25, 2018 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I want to wish Corn Dog a very Merry Christmas.

  13. iRobert
    Posted September 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    We must never forget…

    …what a great business opportunity it was.

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