9/11’s secret 28-page history

Families demand release of classified 2002 report detailing foreign-government support for September 11 hijackers.

A secret 9/11 history exists – one that the few who know it say names at least one foreign country that provided support to some of the 19 hijackers on their murderous mission 13-years ago on Thursday.

Twenty-eight pages from an official 2002 report detailing foreign-government assistance to the September 11 attackers remain classified. Determined 9/11 family members and sympathetic congressmen are pushing hard, however, for the long-awaited release of the missing history of one of the United States’ greatest tragedies.

The controversial information is contained in the House-Senate Intelligence Committees’ Joint Inquiry. The section on “specific sources of foreign support” was classified by former president George W Bush for national security reasons.

Bush received his share of flak for the move, but critics have also denounced President Barack Obama, who reportedly told several 9/11 family members he would declassify the 28 pages – but years later has still failed to do so.

Observers say the American public – and 9/11 family members in particular – deserve to know what the missing chapter reveals.

‘Heinous plot’

It was the worst-ever attack on American soil on September 11, 2001, when four hijacked airliners crashed into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania on a sunny Tuesday morning.

Terry Strada’s husband Tom died in the World Trade Center’s North Tower. She’s now the co-chair of the group 9/11 Families United for Justice Against Terrorism, which represents more than 9,000 people. Thirteen-years later, she told Al Jazeera, no justice has been served for the atrocity that killed nearly 3,000 people.

“The victims’ families and survivors want to hold those accountable for the murder, pain and suffering that was inflicted on us,” Strada said.

“My husband was killed by radical Islamist terrorists on American soil who cannot operate without massive amounts of money and support. The hijackers are dead. I want to know who gave them the funds and/or material support needed to carry out their heinous plot and hold them accountable. Then justice will be served.”

The push to declassify the chapter on foreign support is not a new one, with 46 US senators seeking the 28-page publication in 2003. Obviously, that move failed.’

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