NEW YORK — When the U.S. government finally released the last chapter of the congressional report on 9/11, it marked victory for a coalition that campaigned for that classified content to be released to the public since the heavily redacted report was released in 2003.
The coalition, which had long questioned Saudi links to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, believed those 28 redacted pages from the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 implicated Saudi nationals or even the Saudi government in financing, executing or planning the terrorist attacks.
While Saudi government officials hailed the declassified content as proof that the kingdom had no role in the attacks, many who had lobbied for the content to be released had a different take on what those pages revealed.
“The information in the 28 pages reinforces the belief that the 19 hijackers — most of whom spoke little English, had limited education and had never before visited the United States — did not act alone in perpetrating the sophisticated 9/11 plot,” Bob Graham, a former senator who had previously chaired the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement to CNN.
“It suggests a strong linkage between those terrorists and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi charities, and other Saudi stakeholders. The American people should be concerned about these links.”
The 9/11 Truth movement is concerned about these links, and its members continue to ask questions about the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Skeptical of the official narrative on 9/11, they’ve organized groups to challenge it, including Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth & Unity, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, 9/11 Families United for Justice Against Terrorism, Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice, and other local activist groups and individuals from around the globe.
It’s a loose-knit movement without an official position, and the opinions, theories and ideas held among its members sometimes conflict with one another. However, those working within the broader movement are bound by the belief that the official narrative promoted by the U.S. government is full of holes.
For the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the movement plans to convene in New York for public protests and rallies, as well as private gatherings of experts discussing the latest on their work to go beyond the official narrative on 9/11.
And MintPress News will be there for all of it.
On Sunday Sept. 11, follow MintPress News on Facebook as Derrick Broze reports live from the Justice In Focus: 9/11 Symposium, where activists, lawyers, engineers, and other experts in their respective fields, will provide updates on their 9/11 research and insights into the work they’re doing to uncover the truth about the events of that day.