March 27, 2005

FBI Aided Saudis in fleeing U.S. in days after 9-11 attack

Bush apologists howled bloody murder after the story of Saudi families being given extraordinary protection and priveledges and allowed to flee the country in chartered jets was given wider exposure in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 911". These families, including relatives of Osama bin Laden, were shuttled to various airports and allowed to fly out of the country at a time when all planes were grounded in the days after 9-11.

The right yowled and whined that Moore was lying, and many articles were written saying his account was wrong.

Now the truth has come out thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by none other than Judicial Watch, the organization formed by nut-job Larry Klayman which filed hundreds of frivolous harrassing lawsuits against the Clinton administration and anyone connected with it.
Judicial Watch obtained documents through the FOIA request and gave them to the New York Times which reported the story.

Contrary to what administration officials and their flacks have said, the documents show that FBI agents were sent across the country to provide escorts for prominent Saudis so that they could escape the country, often without so much as interviewing them. This despite the fact that 15 of the 19 hi-jackers were Saudi Arabians.

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