(TargetLiberty.org) – Americans will never forget the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Yet, with the 20th anniversary of that fateful day fast approaching, some still have questions about what happened — and just how much the government knew about it in advance. Now, the Department of Justice plans to respond to those questions by expanding its review of documents related to the incident.
Justice Department to review 9/11 files for release amid public outcry https://t.co/mYmWdc18Qz
— Emily Zantow (@EmilyZantowNews) August 10, 2021
On August 9, the DOJ confirmed it will go through classified documents related to the worst terrorist attack in US history to identify whether some can be declassified and released to the public. This would fulfill a promise President Biden made during last year’s election campaign.
However, it might not be enough to satisfy victim advocacy groups. Last week, a statement by almost 1,800 relatives and survivors asked Biden to refrain from attending any 20th-anniversary memorial events unless he made good on that promise – something they say he hasn’t done.
Many people affected by the attack want to know what information the US government holds on Saudi Arabian support for the al Qaeda terrorists who hijacked the suicide jets. They suspect the administration hid information at the time and continues to do so now.
The official 9/11 Commission called the Saudis a “problematic ally,” but said there was no evidence linking Saudi leaders to the attack. A significant number of survivors and families feel that may be a lie. The FBI did complete a major probe into Al Qaeda in 2016, but its findings remain confidential.
Patience is running out. If Biden wants to be welcomed at memorials next month, he must push to release those results.
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