9/11 Panelist: Saudis Helped Hijackers


A former member of the 9/11 Commission says there was “clear evidence” Saudi Arabia’s government officials helped provide a support network for the hijackers leading up to the attack, The Guardian reports.

John H. Lehman also argued that the White House should make public the full, long-classified report on the link. “There was an awful lot of participation by Saudi individuals in supporting the hijackers, and some of those people worked in the Saudi government,” said Lehman, a New York investment banker. The 9/11 commissioners in 2004 issued a report that was seen at the time as absolving the kingdom from involvement. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers lived in Saudi Arabia.

Lehman said on Wednesday: “Our report should never have been read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia.” Others have argued that the full 28 pages should not be released for fear that it would implicate innocent people due to “raw, unvetted” information. Read more at The Guardian.



  1. Saudi Arabia (and the Saudi government) is the nexus for a huge portion of Islamist terror in the world nowadays (with Iran and its proxies accounting for much of the rest). How the Saudi government manages to skate on its sponsorship of so much evil is beyond me.

  2. I love the fact that this is news. Giuliani forcefully and overtly denied saudi help after 911. Saying he wasn’t gonna take help from the people responsible for the attack!

    • Giuliani refused a $10 million gift to the Twin Towers Fund from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, but not because he was Saudi Arabian. The reason for his rejection was Talal suggested that the U.S. was responsible for the 9/11 attacks due to its Mideast policies.