The final chapter of the 9/11 report consisting of 28 pages reportedly claims that a Saudi diplomat at a consulate in the US state of California directly aided at least two of the 19 hijackers when they arrived in the United States.
“I think I know what it’s going to say,” Donald Trump told Fox News. “It’s going to be very profound, having to do with Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s role on the World Trade Center and the attack.”
Trump added that the public should have been seen the report a long time ago.
“You’re going to see some very revealing things released in those papers,” the billionaire assured.
Members of Congress are pressing for the final chapter to be declassified. The timing is especially sensitive, with President Barack Obama slated to leave the United States on Tuesday afternoon for a visit to Saudi Arabia.
US afraid Saudis will Dump US Dollar, but also spill beans on other issues, including funding/mgmt of ISIS
“The officials have warned senators of diplomatic and economic fallout from the legislation,” the media outlet stressed.
Does it mean Riyadh is really capable of dumping the US dollar?
“They are threatening [to do it] and they are capable of it and it shows you how fragile this [the US’] system is and how ridiculous our foreign policy is,” Ron Paul remarked.
In the event of tough actions against the dollar from Saudi Arabia or another big holder of treasury securities and other assets in the US, the markets can overreact, the former congressman suggested.
“The markets may overreact to it. But it would be devastating to the dollar and it would be devastating to the stock market. If the market believed what was going on it would be huge for people rushing to protect themselves in gold and silver,” he noted.
Furthermore, if Washington passes the bill Riyadh may respond much in a similar vein and start arresting Americans in a tit-for-tat manner.
There is yet another reason why the White House is not much enthusiastic about enacting the law.
Commenting on Saudi Arabia’s unwillingness to be held responsible for the 9/11 tragedy Ron Paul noted that normally Washington would turn a deaf ear to such sheer blackmailing “unless there could be something that we [Washington] are trying to hide that we have done.”
“And I suspect that might be possible,” the former congressman suggested.
The expert agreed that neither Washington nor Riyadh is interested in aggravating tensions. It is likely that Barack Obama and the Saudi leadership will make every effort to settle the problem quietly, Paul and McAdams noted.