9/11 Victims Families Warn Trump About Getting Cozy With Saudi Royalty

By Derrick Broze

Family members of the 9/11 victims are beginning to worry that President Trump may not keep his campaign promise to pursue justice related to Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks. 

On Tuesday, President Trump met with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a meeting that CNN and The Washington Post called a “reset” of relations between the United States and the Saudi Kingdom. “Ali Shihabi, executive director of the Arabia Foundation, who was part of the Saudi delegation to the White House, said the Saudi leadership and the Trump administration are in ‘perfect alignment’ on the Iran nuclear deal and said Trump understands Saudi Arabia’s conflict with Iran is an ‘existential battle'”, CNN reported.

The Trump Administration also recently has announced that they will approve the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia that were previously frozen in the final months of the Obama administration. These actions have caused concern for some of Trump’s supporters who worry that he is aligning with a nation who has a horrible track record on human rights and is responsible for one of the most extreme interpretations of Islam (Wahhabism).

One group who was optimistic that President Trump might keep the promises made by candidate Trump is the 9/11 Families and Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism. The organization is largely responsible for pushing the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which was passed late in 2016, despite a veto from former President Obama. JASTA has changed the law to allow victims of terrorism and their families to sue nations suspected of financing or otherwise sponsoring terrorism.

Prior to the law this was only legal for countries who are on the U.S. government’s “state sponsors of terror” list, which includes nations like North Korea and Iran. JASTA unanimously passed the Senate in May 2016 and the House in mid-August 2016 after a hard-fought battle by the families of the victims of 9/11. Former President Obama kept his promise to veto legislation, citing threats to U.S. national security. In a stunning rebuke to the president, the veto was overrode by Congress. Following the veto, President Obama said it was “a mistake” and set a “dangerous precedent.”

The Daily Caller reports that the 9/11 Families sent a letter to President Trump asking him to clarify his position on Saudi Arabia and their role in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. “This letter is inspired by news reports that today you met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud,” reads the letter from Terry Strada, a widow and the national chair for the 9/11 Families & Survivors.

“As you know, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a defendant in our lawsuit because of the involvement of its agents in supporting the 9/11 hijackers, and for support that flowed to al Qaeda through institutions the Kingdom established and funded to spread a radical form of Islam that lies at the root of both al Qaeda and, more recently, ISIS,” the letter states. “Despite mounting evidence, the Saudis have refused to accept accountability for their actions and the injury they have caused across the globe.”

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While Trump was running for office he gave interviews calling for the release of the “secret pages,” in reference to the 28 pages of the Senate report on 9/11. Although the final report amounts to over 800 pages, the 28 pages were classified by former President George W. Bush shortly after the report was released in 2002. The 28 pages make up the bulk of a section titled “Part 4: Finding, Discussion and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters.” Officials who saw the documents before their release stated that the information related to financing of the suspected terrorists, and points a finger at members of the government of Saudi Arabia. Upon seeing the pages himself, Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie said there will be “anger, frustration, and embarrassment when these 28 pages finally come out.”

Candidate Trump also gave an interview on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” stating that the release of the pages would be “very profound,” and relate to Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks. “That’s very serious stuff,” Trump said. “It’s sort of nice to know who your friends are and perhaps who your enemies are. You’re going to see some very revealing things released in those papers.”

Strada also accused the Saudis of engaging in a “$1.3 million-per-month propaganda campaign to manipulate the public and Congress into supporting a gutting of JASTA,” which she says is “backed by more than a dozen lobbying firms and 100 registered foreign agents.” As the Caller notes, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently paid at least one large public relations firm — Qorvis MSLGROUP in Washington, D.C. — to recruit American military veterans who would agree to visit Capitol Hill to tell members of Congress that they oppose a new federal law allowing civil lawsuits against state sponsors of terrorism.” The veterans’ all-expenses-paid trips apparently including a free stay at Trump International Hotel.

“This outrageous propaganda campaign — especially the disgusting effort to turn the veterans’ community against the 9/11 families — has been deeply hurtful to our community, and it must stop,” Strada wrote. “We would appreciate it if you and your Administration could make this point clear with the Saudi Kingdom, if you did not already have the opportunity to do so today.”

Deputy Crown Prince Salman called the meeting with Trump a “historic turning point in bilateral relations” between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. This historic turn is also signaled by the recent news that President Trump has approved the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia that were previously frozen in the final months of the Obama administration.

Once again, despite the rhetoric from political candidates, including a supposed “anti-establishment” candidate like Donald Trump, we are seeing no real radical change that benefits the people. Instead, we are seeing the continuation of more of the same war, torture, spying, and partnering with terrorists. Perhaps, the Trump supporters will soon be ready to acknowledge that they were (once again) fooled by the system and the elitists who wield it for their benefit.

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2

Derrick is available for interviews. Please contact [email protected]

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14 Comments on "9/11 Victims Families Warn Trump About Getting Cozy With Saudi Royalty"

  1. This is an understatement. It was Saudi’s on the 911 planes, not Iraqis. Saudi Arabia takes in no muslim immigrants due to security issues. They are funding terrorists.

  2. Right after 9/11, a European journalist discovered Pakistan’s ISI intelligence chief had wired Mohammed Atta $100,000. This information is open to anyone, not redacted, but it’s never mentioned in the MSM and rarely in alt now. 9/11 Truth research points to the false flag being a CIA operation with cooperation from Mossad, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, just for starters.

    There’s a lot “follow the money” evidence 9/11 was an inside job. Why is the 28 redacted pages limited hangout being dangled in front of us? Looks like we’re being set up again.

    • Joseph Conrad | March 17, 2017 at 2:38 pm | Reply

      ALL 6 of the presidents conspirators have murdered were honorable so they died at the hands
      of Rothschild hired killers. Those that served their terms were bought sell-outs like the Bushes.
      Americans are fools to believe Trump based on his actions and appointments to date.
      But he’s no fool. he wants to stay alive despite the disgrace & disrespect he receives daily.

      • In your first sentence something was ‘lost in translation’ from Russian to English. You might want to clarify.
        ….Branching out from Black Listed News? Great you dropped the ALL CAPS format, that was hard on the eyes!

    • The 5 “Shlomos” caught filming/celebrating then released under orders from Chertoff convinced me it was primarily MOSSAD, with assistance from the (C)ynagogue (I)ntelligence (A)gency. Remember the treachery and treason involved in USS Liberty which involved Johnson/McNamara with aid from “Song Bird” McCain’s daddy. AIPAC/Israel is certain of their ability to dupe Idiot Culture – with good reason, but they have a habit of over-reaching. Even idiot Goy will eventually see the light as many have already. If not, they can always embrace Noahide Law, learn Yiddish and be happy tilling the fields/emptying chamber pots for their owners.

      • Good reminders, esp. about USS Liberty. Thanks. And, look! It’s McVain again, who once told a reporter he would solve the open border problem by putting road checkpoints around the US and checkpoints to enter barricaded cities. Megalomaniac psychopath…along with his neozioconlib cohorts.

  3. The Sauds (as lazy as the seem) were not the only ones involved. Mossad, the dancing Israelis. CIA, Port and authority. The creepy teacher telling the kids plane must hit building.
    The goat worshipers planned the whole thing.
    Silver stakes required.

    Gad get rid of your ads they are one step away from x.

  4. Wake the frell up sheeple, it was the Bush 2, Clinton admin and the Mossad that took down the WTC. the Saudi’s had nothing to do with it.

  5. If the truth of 911 comes out, The Bush’s, the neocons, CIA, FBI , Israel, congress, and virtually all the msm and DC will be on the run. We don’t have a government kids and it is unlikely the criminals will arrest themselves.

  6. The lie of the century, has passed.
    Earth is flat again since 9/11.
    Threaten Dark Ages if we do not collapse the lie of 9/11

  7. The main reason Saudi Arabia was never really accused and prosecuted for 911 is because they have the most oil and money in the middle east. Just ask Rockefeller, Clinton, Obama and the Bush’s. They stopped any and all investigations to this POS country. Just too many treasonable ties there.
    And who benefitted with the put options on the stock market just before and after 911 – mostly the CIA.

  8. Psychic Warrior | March 20, 2017 at 7:37 am | Reply

    The Bush family owns “The Donald” and is business partners with the Bin Laden family. Many Saudis sit on the boards of Bush holdings and vice versa.

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