Saudi Arabia is livid over the recent passage of a bill in the U.S. Senate that would allow 9/11 victims' families to sue the Middle Eastern nation. The bill was recently passed by a unanimous vote, and while the Washington Times reports that President Obama has vowed to veto it, that hasn't stopped the Saudi Arabian media from coming out swinging against the U.S. government.
According to a Breitbart report, a reporter representing Saudi Arabia is now claiming that the U.S. planned and carried out the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon to create the war on terror.
The article was written by Katib al-Shammari, a Saudi legal expert, and published in Al-Hayat, which is based in London. It calls out the United States for its recent threats to "expose documents" proving that Saudi Arabia funded the 9/11 attacks, as well as detailing the involvement of Saudi Arabia in the worst terrorist attack in history on U.S. soil. According to the piece, these threats fall in line with a United States policy he calls "victory by means of archives."
Al-Shammari says that the 9/11 attacks have been used in much the same way and have allowed the United States to lay the blame for September 11 directly on the shoulders of whoever is most convenient at any given time. Initially, according to the Saudi Arabian expert, the U.S. blamed the radical Islamic groups Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, then Saddam and currently Saudi Arabia.
"September 11 is one of winning cards in the American archives, because all the wise people in the world who are experts on American policy and who analyze the images and the videos [of 9/11] agree unanimously that what happened in the [Twin] Towers was a purely American action, planned and carried out within the U.S. Proof of this is the sequence of continuous explosions that dramatically ripped through both buildings. … Expert structural engineers demolished them with explosives, while the planes crashing [into them] only gave the green light for the detonation – they were not the reason for the collapse. But the U.S. still spreads blame in all directions."
The author of the article, an article that attempts to dispel the Saudi Arabia connection to the 9/11 attacks, further called out the U.S. for demonizing Muslims, including those from Saudi Arabia, and label them as terrorists. The Saudi writer cites that Muslims previously had a congenial relationship with the U.S., helping the United States prevail against the Soviets and helping to successfully conclude the Cold War without nuclear weapons being launched. The article defending Saudi Arabia went on to say that the real problem isn't Saudi Arabia, but the United States of America. According to al-Shammari, the U.S. manufactures conflict and "cannot exist without an enemy."
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