Thursday, February 18, 2016

Was Saudi Arabia involved in 9/11? Were some rogue officials? Vox revisits


Max Fisher has an article on Vox that recapitulates the debate on whether Saudi Arabia played a rile in the 9/11 attacks, here.  This idea has been explored in some films and documentaries like “Loose Change: 9/11” (“cf blog, Oct. 1, 2009) and Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11”
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The article updates an earlier story based on Donald Trump’s recent comments (about President Bush_ and talks about a 2005 CIA report which is mostly redacted.

It does sound plausible that rogue elements within the Saudi kingdom were involved, as a natural outgrow of the kingdom’s willingness to fall under the influence of extremism.  But Vox doubts that the royal family itself or the government itself is capable of planning such an attack under our nose and not being caught.

I remember the day well, spent oblivious at a corporate function on the St. Croix river.

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