ByÂ Atlas Shrugs
There is a jawdropping expose in the Miami Herald today. Why has the full truth about Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks not yet been told? And why is the FBI working so furiously to make sure the true story never makes the light of day?
Thanks to the dogged pursuit byÂ BrowardBulldog.orgÂ of these documents under the Freedom of Information act, the release shows “information contained in the documents flatly contradicts prior statements by FBI agents in Miami and Tampa who have said the investigation found no evidence connecting the al-Hijjis to the hijackers or the 9/11 plot.”
“FBI report: Florida family had ties to people linked to 9/11 attacks”Â Miami HeraldÂ (thanks to Dr. Andrew Bostom)A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 hadÂ “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,”Â according to newly releasedÂ FBI records.
One partially declassified document, markedÂ “secret,”lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away.
Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the hijacker-pilot of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.
The names, addresses and dates of birth of the three individuals tied to the flight school were blanked out before the records were released toÂ BrowardBulldog.orgÂ amid ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation.
The information in the documents runs counter to previous FBI statements.Â It alsoÂ adds to concerns raised by official investigations but never fully explored, that the full truth about Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks has not yet been told.
National security and other reasons are cited for numerous additional deletions scattered across the 31 released pages.Â Four more pages were withheld in their entirety.
The records cast new light on one of the remaining unresolved mysteries regarding Florida’s many connections to the 9/11 attacks:Â What went on before the attacks at 4224 Escondito Cir., the home of Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his family?
The documents are the first released by the FBI about its once-secret probe in Sarasota.Â Information contained in the documents flatly contradicts prior statements by FBI agents in Miami and Tampa who have said the investigation found no evidence connecting the al-Hijjis to the hijackers or the 9/11 plot.
Details about the al-Hijji family and the Sarasota investigation first came to light in a story published simultaneously by BrowardBulldog.org and The Miami Herald on Sept. 8, 2011.