The White House may finally be folding under pressure to reveal 28 secret pages of a report on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Senator Bob Graham told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday that he received a call from the White House informing him that the declassification review of the documents withheld from a report issued by a Joint Congressional Commission in 2003 will soon be completed.
Graham, who has been calling for the declassification of the secret pages since 2011, says that the release may occur within “one or two months.”
The Senator believes recent news reports on the secrecy surrounding the 28 pages, including a report Sunday on 60 Minutes, prompted the White House to react, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
“The decisionmakers at the White House have realized the public cares about it and there is an urgency to come to a decision,’’ Graham said.
The pages, made classified under the Bush administration, document indications of foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers.
Specifically, it points out that Saudi Arabian officials provided financial aid and other help to the 19 hijackers who flew airplanes into the World Trade Center buildings.
According to 28pages.org, concealing the 28 pages:
- Shields state sponsors of extremism from accountability—which encourages their continued sponsorship and endangers countless lives around the world
- Prevents the American people from making informed judgments about the nation’s counter-terror strategy and foreign policy—past, present and future
- Undermines 9/11 family members working to achieve courtroom justice against those who aided and abetted the deaths of their loved ones
The reveal of these secret documents could have huge implications on Washington’s war on terror narrative, as 9/11 was the spark which started the conquest.
Joseph Jankowski is a contributor for Planet Free Will.com. His works have been published by recognizable alternative news sites like GlobalResearch.ca, ActivistPost.com, and Intellihub.com. Follow Planet Free Will on Twitter @ twitter.com/PlanetFreeWill