Bernie Sanders Says There Is ‘Evidence of Saudi Role in 9/11’

Bernie Sanders said he backs U.S. Congress exposing Saudi Arabia's role in the Sept. 11 attacks adding the kingdom’s money funds extremism globally.
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    The United States must get to the root of Saudi Arabia’s in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the country, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview aired Sunday , adding that the Saudi kingdom is a major supporter of extremism in the world.

    “I think there’s a lot about Saudi Arabia that we don’t fully understand. And I want to get to the root cause of it. The root of what Saudi Arabia has done,” Sanders said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” aired Sunday.

    The self-proclaimed socialist democrat added that Saudi money is “going all over the world” to fund extremism. “And I think that the full extent of the role that Saudi Arabia plays in supporting extremism in this world is something that we should explore.”

    With such comments Sanders voiced his supports for a new legislation, called Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, in U.S. Congress that seeks to allow families of terror victims to sue Saudi Arabia and any other foreign government that had a hand in the attacks.

    The bill would also seek to disclose 28 pages which were redacted from a 2004 Congressional report on the attacks that observers and experts say expose the Saudi connection to the attacks.

    There is “some evidence – and we will have to ascertain whether it’s accurate or not – that money from Saudi Arabia actually funded a 9/11 attack,” he added.

    Saudi Arabia has already threatened to pull out its US$750 billion in assets from the U.S. if the bill passes and the 28 pages are disclosed.

    The White House and President barack Obama expressed his opposition to the bill and said it would hurt the country’s economy.

    Observers say that Saudi Arabia is also poised to employ its more than US$9 million a year on lobbying to stop the U.S. Congress passing a damning bill.

    A group of families who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks wrote a letter to President Obama last week, saying there was “no excuse for refusing to reveal the truth, whatever it may be.”

    This content was originally published by teleSUR

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    • Adam Bray

      For Saudi Arabia to go off the handle regarding the classified papers and the bill I think show you, they know what those pages would say and possibly implicate. I have never fully understood our relationship with Saudi Arabia after 9/11. 19 of the hijackers were Saudi and this was almost never mentioned in the media or investigated thoroughly. That many hijackers coming from what is suppose to be our ally should be extremely concerning. It would be like 15 of 20 hijackers coming from say Britain and bombing our country. If we are an ally for them, then shouldn’t their people like us or even think positively of the US? It’s something we should all be thinking about. If you look at what Saudi Arabia teaches its children and the ideology it spreads, you see to many similarities to it and ISIS to count. Saudi is basically the underlying infection in that region that spreads these ideologies unabated, because of its position with the US. The US needs to give up on its relationship with the Saudis and let them fend for themselves. Their funding should be cut off and no more weapons should be sold to them.

      • Tom1080

        IF involved (and I am sincerely curious) what would have been the Saudi motive?

        • IslandAtheist

          You need look no further than their national flag for that answer.

          • Tom1080

            That really doesn’t answer my question. I’m flummoxed because the Saudis have consistently allowed the US to use its country as a base for military operations … before baby Bush.

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    • TecumsehUnfaced

      Any gang so thick with the Bushes has to be guilty.