The FBI has officially declassified documents that reveal the 9/11 hijackers received help from officials in Saudi Arabia. A little-known fact about 9/11 is that 15 of the 19 hijackers were all from Saudi Arabia.
Many family members of loved ones who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11th asked Biden to declassify documents regarding the Saudi’s connection to the terror attacks that changed America forever.
In an endeavor of taking the public eye off the horrendous situation in Afghanistan, the Biden administration decided it would be a good time to declassify the FBI’s investigations into the Saudi connection to 9/11. Therefore, they just released the documents in order to take the heat off his administration for a brief second.
SECRET FBI 9/11 Files: Newly declassified docs undercut long-standing claims to 9/11 Commission Saudi had chance meeting with two hijackers in LA before helping them settle in San Diego. Last week @CBSNews had 1st TV interview FBI agent “Operation Encore.”pic.twitter.com/iIWV4Z92Eq
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) September 12, 2021
Here’s What the Declassified Documents Say
As expected, the declassified documents from the FBI were heavily redacted and about 16 pages in length. According to the Associated Press, the documents show two of the 9/11 hijackers had logistical support while they resided in California.
Most families members who lost loved ones were hoping the new documents would prove concrete evidence that Saudi Arabia helped facilitate the attacks. Yet, to their disappointment, the documents had no concrete evidence showing that top-level Saudi officials had knowledge al-Qaeda was launching an attack on the United States.
However, the document did show that a former member of the Saudi Consulate helped two 9/11 hijackers, but the member of the consulate’s name was redacted, which doesn’t help very much.
ALERT 🚨 The FBI tonight has released this declassified document related to the 9/11 investigation and suspected Saudi support for the hijackers
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) September 12, 2021
Many families have filed lawsuits against the Saudi Arabia government in order to hold them accountable for their actions; yet, as of right now there, isn’t any evidence that will hold up in court unless the Biden administration releases more documents.
However, after seeing their most recently declassified documents are almost completely redacted, the families have a better chance of receiving evidence from a whistleblower or an Edward Snowden-type figure.
Saudi Diplomats and Government Officials Ran into the 9/11 Hijackers by “Chance”
Shortly after 9/11, the FBI launched Operation Encore. This operation found out that the first two 9/11 hijackers to arrive in the United States were from Saudi Arabia and named Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar.
When Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar both arrived in California, they were helped by a well-known Saudi National called Omar al-Bayoumi. This person helped the future 9/11 hijackers by getting them enrolled in flight school and getting them a place to stay.
Omar al-Bayoumi had deep ties with the Saudi government. When he was questioned about his relationship with the 9/11 hijackers, he claimed it was a just-by-a-chance encounter with them. Omar al-Bayoumi also said he was merely helping a fellow brother.
If you would like to read the declassified documents, you can take a look at them here: FBI Vault.