Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, in their book The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11, quote a senior American official, who saw the 28 pages before they were excised, apparently on the initiative of President Bush, as saying: "If the 28 pages were to be made public, I have no question that the entire relationship with Saudi Arabia would change overnight."
The fundamental question is this: is America's foreign policy making us safer or making the world more dangerous?
On Sunday, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "extremely encouraged" by Saudi Arabia joining the U.S. coalition to fight ISIS. But should Kerry be so enthusiastic? Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, why does the U.S. government still consider Saudi Arabia to be our ally?
According to former Secretary of State and potential U.S. president candidate Hillary Clinton, ISIS has received funding from the Saudis.
Eight years after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Clinton, wrote in a cable leaked by WikiLeaks that "Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaeda, the Taliban, LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan) and other terrorist groups."
Senator Bob Graham, the co-chairman of the official inquiry into 9/11, has said Washington has turned a blind eye to the Saudi's support.
"I believe that the failure to shine a full light on Saudi actions and particularly its involvement in 9/11 has contributed to the Saudi ability to continue to engage in actions that are damaging to the U.S. – and in particular their support for Isis," he said.
The Saudi role in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 has long been public knowledge since 15 out of 19 of the hijackers were Saudis, and the leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, was a member of the Saudi ruling elite. For financing, al-Qaeda relied on a core group of private donors and charities in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.
Despite the Saudi connections of the 9/11 terrorists, Saudi Arabia and its citizens were treated with extreme leniency. After air travel was grounded, approximately 144 people were permitted to fly back to Saudi Arabia within days of the attacks without even being questioned by the FBI.
The most noteworthy example of the United States protecting Saudi Arabia is that those 28 pages about the country's involvement in 9/11 are still censored, even 13 years after the event.
Why we win in November... ??? When did you go conservative? I might be just a #$%$ old gay white guy like most of us white and black libs, but I'm anything other than stupid.
The only question we need answered is "how bad are we going to lose." The only thing we win in November is that Obama will still be our supreme commander.
I still love you and still wanna hook up, ya big ole dummy!
"Occasionally, due to decisions made for the final data editing and weighting, estimates based on preliminary editing procedures may differ by more than 0.3 percentage points from estimates based on final files." 0.3 sampling/fudging/rounding error rate of numbers is greater than most of the changes.... I guess horseshoe and handgrenade is true about governement work.....
I'm still trying to fins some one besides BRETT LOGIURATO that says, " the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's survey provides the gold-standard estimate"
"Both numbers are the lowest on record since 1997, when the CDC began tallying the uninsured through this type of survey." -- huge data set. Think the CDC started so they could get a handle on debacle of HilliaryCare?
"WASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.
The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United States, said that the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. The decrease in the poverty rate was attributed to the growth in year-round employment by 2.8 million jobs in the United States, government officials said."
God Bless President Obama for saving America.
Trenberth continues to set the tone for the faithful "despite contrary evidence, we know what''s really going on' ; it's our story and we're sticking to it. The guy has no other source of income and no hope of finding anyl
The GOP led House of Representatives has been on vacation since July. They have worked a total of 8 days, and just left for vacation until the second week in November.
With a new war on, what is going on with these clowns?
Sentiment: Strong Sell
"The uninsured rate in the US plunged to its lowest level since 1997, a new government survey found, partly reflecting the implementation of certain elements of the Affordable Care Act.
Though other studies have shown a sharp decline in the uninsured rate since the law's full implementation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's survey provides the gold-standard estimate and the first official government look at the uninsured since the start of the year.
During the first three months of the year, according to the new data, the uninsured rate fell to 13.1%. That was a 1.3% drop from the first quarter of last year, reflecting a decline of 3.8 million uninsured in the country. Both numbers are the lowest on record since 1997, when the CDC began tallying the uninsured through this type of survey.
The decline in both the uninsured rate and the overall population does not reflect a late surge in enrollment at the end of March and in early April, when millions signed up for private health insurance toward the end of the law's first open-enrollment period. That means subsequent tallies will likely show the uninsured rate plunging even further."
lol.....silly right wing empty heads lose once again.
You and your kind 'forget' that Reagan, yes The Dripper, armed Afghanistan's Mujahadin (sp) led by a guy named bin Laden. The Mujahadin split into al Qiada and the Taliban.
Drooler, how was it ok then but now an impeachable offense. (hint: it's not)
Sentiment: Strong Sell
No one listening evidently.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul implored his fellow senators on Thursday to not authorize President Barack Obama’s request to train and arm the “feckless” rebels in Syria in order to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
“Let’s not compound the problem by arming feckless rebels in Syria who seem to be merely a pit stop for weapons that are really on their way to ISIS,” Paul said during a lengthy floor speech Thursday afternoon before the Senate voted on the bill. The House approved the legislation Wednesday.
“If there is a theme that connects the dots in the Middle East, it is that chaos breeds terrorism,” Paul said. “What much of the foreign policy elite fail to grasp, though, is that intervention to topple secular dictators has been the prime source of the chaos.”
The U.S. is letting terrorists in “right through our front door,” Kenneth Palinkas, president of the 12,000-member union of government immigration caseworkers and adjudicators warned today.
In a statement concerning the planned administrative amnesty, ISIS, and the threat of terrorism, National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council (NCISC) Pres. Palinkas also warns that “ISIS will exploit our loose and lax visa policies to gain entry into United States”:
“The National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council represents 12,000 dedicated immigration caseworkers and adjudicators who are on the front lines in the fight to keep terrorists out of the United States.
According to Middle East expert Daniel Pipes, a photo surfaced in April 2014 showing ISIS commander Abu Muhammad in a bed in Hatay State Hospital receiving treatment.
There also are claims that energy-starved Turkey has been sending close to a billion dollars to ISIS for oil shipments, predominantly from ISIS-occupied Syria and Iraq. ISIS is known to be working oil drilling installations in areas it occupies to raise revenue from illicit oil sales.
Estimates are that ISIS is exporting up to 4,000 tons of fuel to Turkey daily and is earning in return $15 million each month from energy sales. Because Turkish border guards tend to look the other way when such shipments occur, villages along the border with Syria continue their smuggling virtually in the open.
Turkish expert Hilmi Demir, who also is a professor at the Hitit University Religious Studies department, said Turkey doesn’t consider ISIS as part of al-Qaida and believes the Sunni group was giving Sunnis a bad name.
Instead, Demir told Al-Monitor, ISIS similarly poses a serious threat to the Sunni population in the region. He said the Sunni label has been misused to show it is non#$%$ and instead should be regarded as Salafist-jihadists.
Demir said that making the distinction between al-Qaida and ISIS has helped ISIS to establish itself in Turkey.
”With that, Turkey also opened the door to negotiations with this group as Ankara did not consider it directly linked to al-Qaida,” Demir said.
Demir also accused the Free Syrian Army, or FNA, which uses Turkey as its base to oppose the Assad government, of joining ISIS units. The Obama administration, however, continues to receive pressure from Congress to arm the FNA to go against the militant jihadists as well as the Syrian government.
There's been no global warming for the last 18 years. And even the minor gains in the last century are well within historical averages. Keep looking for the warming hiding in the oceans, or perhaps behind the curtain. It's funny how those like you that torture the scientific method try to wear the mantle of science.
What was the temp a million years ago, and source the claim!!
This from a sopping wet diaper dunce who can't source claims about events that happened this year.
Barry's Purse---once again you are following your Community Organizer and his spin Meisters over the cliff!!
Strange, how you loony libs continue to scream global warming is real, when it is not!
What was the temp a million years ago, and source the claim!! If you say, as we know there was no way to
Measure it then you just made my point!,
Rero13--- hard to believe, but back in the 60s, I was selling gas in Appleton Wi, for 29.9 per gallon, during price wars, I sold it once at the lowest I ever saw of 17.9 cents per gallon!
I believe it was about $1.50 in the 70s, Almost as hard to believe as the loony lines global warming spin!!!@9