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Saturday, April 14, 2012

What is in the 28 Redacted Pages of the 9/11 Commission Report?

Readers of my political thriller 28 Pages know the central role that the infamous 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 Commission Report play in the plot of the novel. So it's not surprising that one of the most frequent questions I receive from readers concerns the contents of those 28 Pages.

To date, the contents are not publicly available. The information has not even been leaked in whole or in part. In general, it is believed that the pages document funding and logistical support provided to certain of the 9/11 hijackers by high ranking Saudi government officials and/or royal family members.

The New Republic sources claim that the 28 Pages discuss “a coordinated network that reaches right from the hijackers to multiple places in the Saudi government.” CBS sources claim that “the redacted section lays out a money trail between Saudi Arabia and supporters of al Qaeda.” Senator Bob Graham, a former Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, is on record stating that high ranking Saudi government officials “who I assume were not just rogue officials acting on their own, made substantial contributions to the support and well-being of two of these terrorists and facilitated their ability to plan, practice and then execute the tragedy of September 11.”

For now, the 28 pages remain a mystery and open to speculation.

Note: This is the first in a series of topics that will comprise a running list of FAQs from readers about my political thriller 28 Pages.

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