14 Years Later, Wall of Secrecy Shrouds Some 9/11 Records


Fourteen years after 9/11, a stonewall of official secrecy hides documents about the terrorist attacks held by the FBI, CIA and other government entities, reports FloridaBulldog.org. Lately, the public focus has been on the 28 blanked-out pages in Congress's 2002 Joint Inquiry into the attacks regarding “foreign support for the hijackers” – read Saudi Arabia. The pages, withheld by President George W. Bush and kept hidden by President Obama, have been the subject of recent news stories. On Capitol Hill, pending bills in the House and Senate seek to open those pages to the public.

Yet hundreds, likely thousands, of significant records about what the 9/11 Commission called “a day of unprecedented shock and suffering in the history of the United States” remain off limits in whole or significant part. The result: an incomplete public understanding of events behind the attacks, and a denial of evidence to 9/11 victims still seeking a measure of justice in the courts. The hidden information “has nothing to do with keeping America safer but rather protects incompetence or relations with perfidious foreign governments,” said former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, a Florida Democrat who co-chaired Congress's Joint Inquiry into the attacks and helped write the 28 pages.

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