posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 08:22 AM
Originally posted by Reheat
Originally posted by ProudBird
OP: THIS is a tip of the iceberg, and the stink that all of the most rabid "9/11 conspiracy" and "The Gumbint Did It!" have been nattering on
about for the last decade. The stink of "cover-up" is real.....it's just that the so-called "truthers" have been on the wrong track.
Something I've known for a long time.
You seem to be jumping to a lot of conclusions here. There currently is a link to a link to a link. There is little doubt that some Saudi's have and
perhaps are contributing to "terrorism". That is a known fact. There might even be Saudi's within the Government who have contributed, but that
certainly doesn't make it "State Policy" any more than it did when Americans were contributing to the IRA. You are blatantly committing a "guilty
until proven innocent" attitude at a premature stage. Both Graham and Kerry are both retired, but both have known about this for years while they
were still in office. Why now? Graham has a book coming out soon and Kerry is running for office again. Could there possibly be ulterior motives
involved? It too premature to speculate.
The legal statements were made within the context of a multi-billion dollar lawsuit being allow to proceed (finally) against the Saudi Governement and
Royal family by the families of the 9/11 victims. This lawsuit has been blocked for many years, but has finally been given the green light to go
forward. The statements from these two fmr Senators are just part of the 1st wave of testimony and legal documents filings in the case.
Graham and Kerrey were deeply involved in the govt's 9/11 investigation (such as it was) and their testimony is much more germane to the issue than a
book (since when does Graham have another book about the 9/11 report coming out?) and Kerrey's plans to run for Senate again (and since when does
being a 9/11 "truther" help Kerrey win his seat back in Kansas?).
This firm belief in a Saudi Royal Family and Government connection has been sworn to by both Graham and Kerrey in open federal district court, and
under every legal threat that this statement suggests and implies. This isn't some rant by some truther on a website somewhere. Either you understand
the actual and legal implications of this development or you don't, but dismissing this news as "old news" reveals either your ignorance of the topic
being discussed or your need to obfuscate the specifics before any of it gels in the minds of other folks reading this thread.
Regardless of what you are capable of understanding about this news, it's being presented in court, in a federal district court, there are many
billions of dollars in damages on the line, and the royal House of Saud is the target of this legal action. Not a fringe group that exists within that
family or some terrorist cell of Al Qaeda that is hidden within that family or that government. The facts are extremely clear here. This is the Saudi
Royal Family (the Saudi government) that is being sued for being integral to the 9/11 attacks and their planning and financing.
Whether you believe they were involved or not, this legal action is not targeting anyone other than the Saudi government - which is the Saudi Royal
Family itself. The statements that Graham and Kerrey made were not concerning fringe elements within that family or government. Whether you believe
those statements or not, the Saudi Royal Family (the Saudi government) is what both statements were specifically referring to.
This explanation should serve to stabilize this one very tangible aspect of this thread topic. It is very definitive and is not - therefore - open to
responsible debate. Debate whether you believe the royal family was involved, or whether Graham and Kerrey are in any position to know one way or the
other, but stop trying to change the premise of the thread itself. This court proceeding development is a hard news item and has been thoroughly
verified as having occurred.
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