- Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
- Isa 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
- Isa 29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
- Psa 64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
- Psa 64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
- Psa 64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
- Psa 64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
- Psa 94:5 They break in pieces thy people, O Lord, and afflict thine heritage.
- Psa 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
- Psa 94:7 Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
- Psa 94:8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
- Psa 94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In its latest move to protect its relationship with the Saudi Wahhabi monarchy, the US Deep State blocked the release of FBI files on the September 11 attacks that it has been deemed to contain information that would imperil US national security.
According to a report by ProPublica, the US Department of Justice claimed in a federal court filing late Monday night that the documents exposed state secrets, but said that it could not explain what those secrets involved, because that, too, is secret.
“This assertion of privilege is over highly sensitive and classified national security information concerning foreign government information; intelligence activities, sources and methods; and information concerning foreign relations and foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources,” acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell stated in a sworn declaration given to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
“This information must be protected because its disclosure reasonably could be expected to cause serious damage, and in many cases exceptionally grave damage, to the national security of the United States,” Grenell added, according to the blog Florida Bulldog.
His testimony was joined by those of US Attorney General William Barr and other leading intelligence officials.
“The extraordinary lengths that they’re going to here suggest that there must be some deep, dark secret that they’re still trying very hard to hide after almost 20 years,” Steven Pounian, a lawyer representing the September 11 victims’ families, told ProPublica.
“But who are they protecting? Something might be a Saudi government secret. But how can these be secrets that still need to be kept from the American people after all this time?” Pounian noted.
The releases would have been part of a 2017 lawsuit against Saudi Arabia by the families of those who died in the September 11 attacks and the aftermath.
The official story goes that on that day, 19 hijackers from the terrorist group al-Qaeda took over four US airliners and flew them into three buildings: the two World Trade Center towers in New York, which later collapsed, and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, a portion of which burned; the fourth plane fell from the sky over Pennsylvania when the passengers attempted to retake control of it.
Of those 19 hijackers, 15 were from Saudi Arabia, and the mastermind of the operation, Osama bin Laden, came from one of the country’s wealthiest families. Last September, Barr allowed the families to learn the classified name of one of the hijackers’ accomplices, but only under a strict vow of secrecy.
While the 9/11 Commission fact-finding probe between 2002 and 2004 officially found “no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded” the attacks, it noted “the likelihood” that Saudi-sponsored charities did. A 2016 law permitting Americans to sue foreign governments for acts of terrorism is what allowed the families’ lawsuit to go forward.
However, after a more recent barb in the US-Saudi relationship appeared in late 2018 when Saudi journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated and dismembered in the Saudis’ Istanbul consulate, Washington similarly swept the issue under the rug, with Trump finding himself at odds with the CIA in assigning blame for the murder.
“The United States has never – not once – put this relationship on the line over the fate, or the human rights, of any individual or group of individuals,” author and historian Thomas Lippmann told Sputnik in October 2018, just weeks after Khashoggi disappeared.
“In fact, the Truman administration put a policy in writing that said exactly the opposite. It said: ‘We’re there to do business and for reasons of security. We’re not there to tell them how to run their country or organize their society.’ That policy’s never been rescinded, and that’s what we have always done,” Lippmann added.