9/11 Truth Thursday

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Thanks for saving my Presidency Mr. Bubdulla!

Over the years, successive administrations have made strenuous efforts to suppress discussion of Saudi involvement in the September 11 attacks, deploying everything from abusive security classification to the judiciary to a presidential veto. Now, at last, we stand a chance of discovering what really happened, largely because of a court case.

In re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, which grew out of a suit filed in 2002 on behalf of bereaved family members and other victims of the attacks, includes a charge of direct Saudi government involvement in 9/11. It also claims that Riyadh directly funded the creation, growth, and operations of Al Qaeda worldwide. The Saudis, though scorning the accusation, have been striving ever more desperately to prevent the case from advancing through the legal system. To that end, they have employed to date no fewer than fifteen high-powered Washington lobbying firms.

The task is growing more urgent because the kingdom, long confident of essentially unlimited wealth, is facing money problems. Oil prices are in a slump and likely to stay there. The war in Yemen, launched in 2015 by Salman’s appointed heir, Mohammed bin Salman, drags on, costing an estimated $200 million a day, with no end in sight. To alleviate his cash-flow problems, the young prince is set on raising as much as $2 trillion by floating the state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, on international stock markets. That is part of the reason the 9/11 lawsuit poses such a threat — it raises the possibility that much-needed cash from the stock sale might never find its way to Riyadh. “They’re afraid they’re going to get a default judgment against them, and some of their domestic assets will be seized,” the former senior official explained to me.

Andrew Cockburn @ Harpers

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13 Responses to 9/11 Truth Thursday

  1. Den says:

    I am sickened by the unfettered support the Government through it’s various agencies gives to Saudi Arabia and Israel despite the multitude of atrocities both commit with impunity. The media here is ignoring the bad side of both issues while embracing the idea that these countries have been offended in some way justifying their actions which is simply not true.

    United States Foreign Policy needs to change but it will not as it’s complicity in the cover up of war crimes would bring it crashing down in the eyes of the World community.

    Prepare for more injustice on a Global scale as the band plays on.

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  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Bob was better yesterday. Thus far his day’s of confusion end up being one day. I should count the day before a full day of confusion, it starts then. Little things, here and there, the next day it’s ALL day. We’re back to normal.

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  3. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Furnace on yesterday morning, A/C on later in the day. Weird Michigan.

    No furnace this morning but I kicked the A/C on at 10:30 for a half hour, the humidity was blech.

    Same today. If it weren’t for humidity we wouldn’t need the A/C.

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  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Telephone repairman out today. Watersoftener repairman out today. Also expected Nicholas being dropped off by the school bus, and JIll to visit. Repairmen made it, family did not. Seems the school put Nick on the wrong bus. As for Jill, don’t know why she cancelled.

    At least we have a phone again. It was a wire out on M-36, which isn’t even near our house. Must have been more people w/o service besides me.

    Watersoftener, guy couldn’t find anything wrong with it. He gave me instructions on how it works, things I can do to enhance its job.

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  5. jimhitchcock says:

    Huh, my last two trips to Phoenix I stayed at the one in 52nd Dr. If I had of known I would have registered as Pedro.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Just 13 minutes to the Hillside Cafe in the nippy weather. Furnace came on before I left. A bit more haze today.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Daily total is 25 minutes again, after a dessert pancake. Nippy enough to put on a long sleeve sweater over the pullover and under the light jacket.

      Day 5: 101+25=126 minutes.

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  7. Den says:

    I have had this mechanism; Self Acting Metronome Mechanism, since the 70’s it ran the rolls in a player piano made by the Melville Clark Piano Co. around 1900-1918. You wind it up and it runs very smooth and silent, Nickle plated parts made it gleam in it’s day, my nickel plating is thin and missing in spots.

    The Melville Clark Piano Co. eventually morphed into Wurlitzer, the Jukebox maker.

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  8. David B. Benson says:

    Carol, you may care to consider a dehumidifier. This should save on the electricity bill compared to running the AC.

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