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Opinion ~ Remembering the Riyadh summit, Sword Dance, and the 2017 Arrests of Saudi Officials, Might Reveal the First Domino to Fall

June 6,2023

The U.S. government continues to keep a Saudi Official’s Name, classified. A Saudi name which could potentially blow the entire 9/11 case wide open. A classified name for well over 20 years, that prompted a Federal lawsuit brought on by the 9/11 victims and family members in 2012 for it’s release. A name, who allegedly could be the true 9/11 orchestrator… or at least LEAD to the true orchestrator(s) of the most heinous terror attack in American history.

Considering the KSM et al 9/11 Pre-trials haven’t yet made it to Tribunal after over 20 years, and are now in Plea Deal negotiations, there is a growing rumble of serious concern. Especially when time is taken to peruse the on-going saga as to why. But that is not what this report is about.

In a previous report, I promised to go over a few reminders of historical facts above and beyond the recently released Canestraro Report, that may cause you to look at all of this, with a different set of eyes.  I will not be telling you what to think, but guiding toward accomplishing your own fact-checking of public access information. Sometimes, it helps to simplify the mountains of data being thrown at you, in order to have a clearer picture to connect the dots.

But first, here is an abbreviated history of key points in the Canestraro Report, and what was said in case you missed it last week…

Ex-FBI Agents Accuse Top CIA, FBI Officials of 9/11 Coverup ~ Read Report HERE 

Canestraro said in a brief interview with Florida Bulldog that he is part of the defense team for Guantanamo detainee Ammar al-Baluchi, a Pakistani citizen who is awaiting trial with four other men accused of planning the 9/11 attacks. His declaration includes the results of his interviews with 11 ex-FBI agents, 2 ex-CIA agents, a CNN investigative journalist, former deputy National Security Advisor Richard Clarke and former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), co-chair of Congress’s Joint Inquiry into 9/11.

Weeks before 9/11, an angry New York FBI agent nearly “came over the table” at CIA officials who were blocking him from obtaining intelligence about two al Qaeda terrorists who would soon take part in hijacking an American Airlines passenger jet and crashing it into the Pentagon.

“Someone is going to die,” the counterterrorism agent wrote in a bitter email shortly after the 2001 encounter.

Office of Military Commissions investigator Donald Canestraro

The 22-page declaration, first obtained by the national security website Spytalk, is not confidential, but rather it’s marked CUI – Controlled Unclassified Information. The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency defines CUI as “government created or owned information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls consistent with applicable laws, regulations and government wide policies.”



ADDED SIDE NOTE: The above statement is disputed by a government official with knowledge of the Military Commissions who states… “Canestraro’s statement was/is redacted on the OMC website.”

In other words, if it was redacted, it was classified. So then just to clarify, I further asked if it was redacted before the initial report was released. The answer was, “Statement Redacted before”.

Alrighty then! So this story was a classified leak? We shall see what can of worms that opens. In the meantime,  interesting diversions appear to be cropping up elsewhere, so it may be difficult to keep our focus.

That being said, the following are additional abbreviated points the  initial report went over…

  • That the CIA — and its director at the time, George Tenet — deliberately withheld information before 9/11 from the FBI about a possible attack.
  • That the CIA initially tried and failed to recruit several 9/11 hijackers — notably Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi — to spy on bin Laden and the al-Qaida network.
  • That after the 9/11 attacks, the CIA and even the FBI conspired to withhold information about the alleged Saudi links from the 9/11 Commission and other congressional investigations.
  • That FBI agents who testified before the 9/11 Commission and the joint congressional inquiry were told by their superiors not to reveal the full extent of Saudi links to 9/11.
  • That the much-praised National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States — the 9/11 Commission, led by former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean — deliberately did not fully pursue an investigation of purported Saudi connections and instead “limited” its staff from a deeper inquiry.

In my personal opinion… while the information release is a step forward after over 20 years, this leak is beginning to smell to me like the beginnings of another series of court battles that could rage on for many more years. Therefore, it is important at this point to step back and give a reminder of circumstances OUTSIDE of the Canestraro leak. Listen closely, and tell me if you see what I do…

  • A Lawsuit was filed in a 2012 Federal Court, by the Victims and Family Members of 9/11 to reveal the Name of a Key Saudi Official testified as the Alleged True Orchestrator of the 9/11 Terror Attacks. The testimony was immediately Redacted and Deemed Classified Information. Years of Court Proceedings took place afterwards without success, to have the Saudi Official’s name released. The last step took place when Attorney General Bill Barr, had the deadline of September 12, 2019 to make the final declassification decision. Barr ultimately decided to release the name UNDER SEAL to the Attorney for the 9/11 Victims and Family Members, the Legal Defense Team for KSM et al, and the legal defense for the Saudi official. About a month before Barr’s deadline, MSM released the name to the public under the guise of a Following is a report on the name leak:  https://c-vine.com/blog/was-there-really-a-major-fbi-screw-up-in-court-filing-where-they-accidentally-revealed-name-of-saudi-official-suspected-of-directing-support-for-9-11-hijackers/
  • On October 28, 2019, the Attorney for 9/11 Victims and Family Members, (Jim Krinder), released a report on all the happenings through the years representing his clients.  Of special interest, is in his statement about there actually being ELEVEN Saudi Officials as alleged orchestrators. The leak only mentioned ONE in the MSM leak. Also at the end of the video is Krindler’s observations about Khashoggi. Short clips of these are shown in the attached video. It would be wise to watch the entire 2 hour presentation by Jim Krindler, which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YSFnJ0Jklc&t=22s

Now that this background has be laid out, Let us go back to the beginning of Trump’s Presidency and observe closely the dates in the timeline of events…

  • (March 14, 2017) DEPUTY Crown Prince bin Salman was the very first International Official granted an audience with President Trump. First visits are usually considered a great honor. Interesting question everyone should be asking, is why this Saudi visit was conducted by a “DEPUTY” Crown Prince? Future may prove past in this case …
  • May 20 – 21, 2017, President Trump attended the 2017 Riyadh summit which was his FIRST visit overseas. It was at this time Trump participated in the infamous sword dance where he held the sword. Do you know what that means? This visit was significant because it appears to have bearing on future happenings.
  • October 1, 2017 the Las Vegas Massacre occurred. (Of note… Mega-Billionaire al-Waleed bin Talal was the owner of top 4 floors in Mandalay Bay Hotel).
  • End of October 2017, the first Q posts began. (Side Note: Not quite a month later, Post #158 was released on 11/20/17, and asks a number of questions worth looking up but can’t be posted here). Carefully review the many questions and then review the following timeline of events with a different set of eyes. Specifically WHO controlled a large portion of the Twitter Stock at that time? (Spoiler Alert: al Waleed bin Talal).
  • On November 4, 2017, the Saudi Arabian purge began and resulted in the mass arrest of a number of prominent Saudi Arabian princes, government ministers, and business people in Saudi Arabia  because of an anti-corruption committee led by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the behest of the King. They were incarcerated in the gilded cage of the Ritz Carlton/Riyadh. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-corruption-mbs-crackdown-ends-confessions-billions-mohammad-bin-salman-a8756756.html
  • In June 2017, Deputy Crown Prince bin Salman becomes Crown Prince, per orders from King Salman because of corruption. He later becomes Prime Minister.
  • Moving forward a couple years in January 2019, President Trump authorized citizens to view the GTMO Military Commissions live via CCTV with a 40 second delay at Ft. Meade and or apply to be an official reporter in actual Guantanamo Bay. C-VINE applied to the OMC in 2018 and went through the extensive vetting process, but we all were turned down. We were advised to go to Ft. Meade to this special viewing room and watch the proceedings; which is literally exactly the same as physically watching on the Military Base in Guantanamo Bay. January 2019 is when myself and other C-VINE Volunteers began attending the KSM et al 9/11 trials for the majority of that year. After closely observing, I now know why the proceedings were opened up at that time.  Trump truly is 10 steps ahead as I look back in hindsight. The opening up was a precision play in my opinion. We all were given the opportunity to KNOW exactly what was going on (and/or lack there of), in order to fact check inaccurate news. I personally think he knew what would be put out there… but you decide.  Attending these trials in Ft. Meade, is the ONLY way I knew.
  • Back in July of 2019, KSM Willing to Release Saudi Official’s Name as the Key 9/11 Orchestrator , in exchange for the removal of the death penalty. But, the Prosecution denied ever offering that as a possibility. I kept the Wall Street Journal report link just in case, but now the link is behind a paywall… https://www.wsj.com/articles/alleged-9-11-mastermind-open-to-helping-victims-lawsuit-if-he-isnt-executed-11564426390?shareToken=st8e8a392f38a744a98691b02b1d3c60cf
  • Attorney General Barr had until September 12, 2019 in order to declassify the Saudi Official’s name as the true Orchestrator of 9/11. Did he do it? Yes and No. The name was released UNDER SEAL to the Attorney for the 9/11 victims and family members, the 9/11 Defense Team and the legal representation of the Saudi Official. In other words they had the name, but no one could know what it was because of “National Security Concerns”. I reported on it at that time.
  • Fast forward ~ Trump had controversial golf tournament having to do with Saudi.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hASrR884D64 
  • Crown Prince bin Salman negotiates release of Brittney Grinner after Whitehouse drops lawsuit against Saudi having to do with Khashoggi. The MSM narrative on who Khashoggi was says the following: “On 2 October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a US-based journalist and critic of Saudi Arabia’s government, walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he was murdered. In the months that followed, conflicting narratives emerged over how he died, what happened to his remains, and who was responsible.”  Many in MSM point their fingers directly at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon and have been demonizing him since he first visited Trump in the Whitehouse in 2017.  https://www.dailywire.com/news/saudi-leader-mbs-helped-broker-brittney-griner-swap-after-white-house-ended-khashoggi-suit-report

I am going to include a link to a previous report where I review and provide multiple circumstance and reminders on how much more is going on than meets the eye. This reminder will make you smile because you will begin to see how the inaction and silence in GTMO has a much deeper meaning.  The meaning of where constant diversions are happening in an on-going tandem of sensationalism meant to keep you from looking closely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mumLXvrVtnk&t=5s

Stop being diverted.

~~~ Linda Forsythe