“I am convinced that there was direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia, and that a Saudi government agent living in the United States, Omar al Bayoumi, provided direct assistance to September 11th hijackers Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar. Based on the evidence discovered by the Joint Inquiry, I further believe that al Bayoumi was acting at the direction of elements of the Saudi government and that an official from the Islamic and Cultural Affairs section of the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles, Fahad al Thumairy, likely played some role in the support network for the 9/11 Attacks.” – Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham
Those chilling words are the sworn testimony of former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, recently filed in federal court in Manhattan, where Motley Rice LLC represents thousands of victims of the 9/11 attacks. His words are based on his review of evidence discovered by the Joint Inquiry of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which he co-chaired during the investigation of the 9/11 attacks
For more than a decade, Motley Rice has been seeking justice through the civil court system for the victims of what has been called the worst terrorist attack in history on American soil, fighting to hold accountable those men at the highest levels of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (including Royal Princes and the “charities” and financial institutions they control) for allegedly knowingly providing financial support to al Qaeda to help launch the 9/11 attacks. And now, we are proud that Senator Graham has joined our fight in support of the 9/11 families by specifically revealing to the world that:
“Based on my review of the evidence unearthed by the Joint Inquiry concerning al Bayoumi’s sources of income, the nature of his activities while residing in the United States, his established ties to Saudi officials, the circumstances surrounding his meeting with al Hazmi and al Midhar in Los Angeles, the status assigned to al Bayoumi by the Federal Bureau of Investigation San Diego field office prior to 9/11, and the nature of the assistance he thereafter provided to the two hijackers – as informed by my decades of service in government and more than a decade as a Member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence – I am convinced that al Bayoumi was an agent of the government of Saudi Arabia. To this date, this evidence has not been fully explored and pursued, to the considerable detriment of the American public. Whether other of the hijackers also received support from elements of the Saudi government has never been adequately explored. The American public deserves a more robust inquiry into these issues, and I fully support the effort by the 9/11 plaintiffs to use the civil justice system toward that goal.” – Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham
Motley Rice will continue to relentlessly explore and pursue that evidence–for the 9/11 families, for America and for all peoples united in the war on terror.