Obama has been urged to reveal secret report about the September 11 attacks. US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and former Senator Bob Graham have urged US President Barack Obama to reveal secret report about the terrorist attacks, which happened on September 11, 2001, The Independent says.
The 800-page report was prepared by a two-party commission and published in 2003. There is an open access to almost the whole document, except the last chapter that consists of 28 pages. It was classified for national security reasons.
According to Graham, who acted as a co-chairman in the investigative commission, the report reveals those individuals, who exactly had helped the Saudis to capture an aircraft, directing them to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It is reported that they arrived in the United States without any flying experience, but thanks to the assistance of the Saudi representative Omar al-Bayoumi, they were supplied with money and sent to a flight school. Answering the question of who exactly supported the terrorists – the USA government, rich people or charities - Graham said: "All you’ve mentioned above."
Kirsten Gillibrand in her turn said that it was necessary to declassify the document on the eve of Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia, which is scheduled for April 21. "It is necessary to ensure that the president can discuss the report’s issues with Saudi leadership," Gillibrand mentioned.
According to former congressman from Florida and CIA director Porter Goss, the information about Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the terrorist attacks has been kept in secret for political reasons as President George Bush’s administration had no wish to spoil relations with Riyadh.
The attacks on American objects, which were arranged by Al Qaeda terrorist organization on September 11, 2001, killed more than 3,000 people. The planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. One more plane fell in Pennsylvania after the crew tried to regain control of it. 15 of the 19 terrorists were citizens of Saudi Arabia and two others came from the United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, two of them were from Egypt and Lebanon.