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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They're Muslims and I hate Muslims.
    Well at least you admitted your bigotry.

    I am a big fan of facts and there aren't any facts to support the accusation that the Saudi government funds terrorists.
    WikiLeaks cables portray Saudi Arabia as a cash machine for terrorists | World news | The Guardian
    "The cables highlight an often ignored factor in the Pakistani and Afghan conflicts: that the violence is partly bankrolled by rich, conservative donors across the Arabian Sea whose governments do little to stop them.

    The problem is particularly acute in Saudi Arabia, where militants soliciting funds slip into the country disguised as holy pilgrims, set up front companies to launder funds and receive money from government-sanctioned charities.

    One cable details how the Pakistani militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, which carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, used a Saudi-based front company to fund its activities in 2005."

    Terrorist Sponsors: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China | Cato Institute
    "The Saudi government has been the principal financial backer of Afghanistan’ s odious Taliban movement since at least 1996. It has also channeled funds to Hamas and other groups that have committed terrorist acts in Israel and other portions of the Middle East."


    Terrorist Financing - Council on Foreign Relations
    "The Task Force report describes the complex nature of the financial network sustaining al-Qaeda and the obstacles to dismantling it, and it acknowledges that the only realistic goal is to curb rather than completely cut off terrorist funding. It finds that U.S. efforts to curtail terrorist financing are impeded not only by a lack of institutional capacity abroad, but, critically, by a lack of political will among U.S. allies. The Task Force notes, for example, “For years, individuals and charities based in Saudi Arabia have been the most important source of funds for al-Qaeda. And for years, Saudi officials have turned a blind eye to this problem.”


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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    It's not confusion. Evidence directly points to the Saudi government & royalty.
    Ok...post it. And don't post opeds.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well at least you admitted your bigotry.



    WikiLeaks cables portray Saudi Arabia as a cash machine for terrorists | World news | The Guardian
    "The cables highlight an often ignored factor in the Pakistani and Afghan conflicts: that the violence is partly bankrolled by rich, conservative donors across the Arabian Sea whose governments do little to stop them.

    The problem is particularly acute in Saudi Arabia, where militants soliciting funds slip into the country disguised as holy pilgrims, set up front companies to launder funds and receive money from government-sanctioned charities.

    One cable details how the Pakistani militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, which carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, used a Saudi-based front company to fund its activities in 2005."

    Terrorist Sponsors: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China | Cato Institute
    "The Saudi government has been the principal financial backer of Afghanistan’ s odious Taliban movement since at least 1996. It has also channeled funds to Hamas and other groups that have committed terrorist acts in Israel and other portions of the Middle East."


    Terrorist Financing - Council on Foreign Relations
    "The Task Force report describes the complex nature of the financial network sustaining al-Qaeda and the obstacles to dismantling it, and it acknowledges that the only realistic goal is to curb rather than completely cut off terrorist funding. It finds that U.S. efforts to curtail terrorist financing are impeded not only by a lack of institutional capacity abroad, but, critically, by a lack of political will among U.S. allies. The Task Force notes, for example, “For years, individuals and charities based in Saudi Arabia have been the most important source of funds for al-Qaeda. And for years, Saudi officials have turned a blind eye to this problem.”
    Again, no where do your sources blame the Saudi government for funding terrorists.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Actually we've known for a long time that there was a lot of Saudi involvement, and funding from private Saudi sources. That elements within the government might be implicated is significant but not surprising.


    Saudi Arabia is, after all, the home of one the most extreme sects of Islam: Wahhabi/Salafi, the same as ISIS...

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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Again, no where do your sources blame the Saudi government for funding terrorists.
    And again and again, you didn't read them due to your preconceived bias.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Actually we've known for a long time that there was a lot of Saudi involvement, and funding from private Saudi sources. That elements within the government might be implicated is significant but not surprising.


    Saudi Arabia is, after all, the home of one the most extreme sects of Islam: Wahhabi/Salafi, the same as ISIS...
    True enough, and yet in typical US policy inconsistencies, the "war on terror" has never been taken to them.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And again and again, you didn't read them due to your preconceived bias.
    I did read and nowhere did it claim involvement by the Saudi government. Now, if I'm wrong, you're more than welcome to show me where that claim is made. Be my guest. We're waiting.
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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I did read and nowhere did it claim involvement by the Saudi government. Now, if I'm wrong, you're more than welcome to show me where that claim is made. Be my guest. We're waiting.
    It's in the op, post number one, watch it and weep.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I doubt any of that info ever existed. You can't keep anything secret now-a-days. What we're seeing, are Saudis participating in and supporting terrorism, not the Saudi government. Where the confusion comes in, I'm not sure.
    There isn't any confusion. Living and transportation arrangements in addition to money for the hijackers were funneled through the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles and their embassy in Washington DC.

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    Re: Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I've heard disparaging generalizations about Arabs before but never this one.
    I prefer camel jockey or to describe an arab country bum f*** Eqypt. :-)

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