In our continued effort to hold members of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia accountable for the role they played in assisting the 19 terrorist hijackers while they were here in this country preparing, practicing and implementing their murderous attacks against our nation on September 11, 2001, victims’ family members and survivors filed a lawsuit in 2002 against those who provided the financial and logistical support for 9/11. For over a decade our case has languished in the courts with pointless delays, discredited court decisions, setbacks and multiple trips up and down the Appellate Court, including three trips to the Supreme Court.
Below is sworn testimony submitted to the court from three men of exemplary character in support of Plaintiff’s Opposition to Motion to Dismiss the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia & Herzegovina: former Senator Bob Graham who Co chaired The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, former Senator Bob Kerrey who served on the 9/11 Commission and former Secretary of the Navy, John Lehman who also served on the 9/11 Commission.
After reading their sworn testimony it becomes evident that agents of the Saudi government acted in the United States to help the 19 hijackers complete their attack. The testimony of these honorable men, who were all well-positioned to know the facts to which they testified, is supported by over 4,000 pages of additional evidence providing the connection between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 hijackers.
The fourth testimony below is that of Zacarius Moussaoui. He is incarcerated at the Florence, Colorado federal supermax prison serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to being a coconspirator in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against our nation. With no chance of getting out of prison, Moussaoui has little to gain from telling tails or at least he has less to gain than the Kingdom has in denying its involvement. He claims Saudi Arabia’s royal family as major donors to the terrorist organization al Qaeda. As told by him, Osama bin Laden had a special interest in him because of his linguistic skills, business background, computer skills and allegiance to the cause. It was his job to create a database of the wealthy donors to al Qaeda. In short, he was the scribe to the bookkeeper and personally knew the names of the wealthy Saudi individuals who gave large sums of money to al Qaeda so al Qaeda could train in Afghanistan and carry out terrorist attacks against America. He makes no apologies for his role in killing innocent people or that we are his enemy. To those who doubt whether his information is trustworthy, we say, who better than an admitted and convicted al Qaeda insider with direct links to Bin Laden to know and tell details of who gave the support needed to carry out the highly sophisticated, well-planned murderous attacks of 9/11?
In fact, in many criminal trials the government often turns to criminal co-conspirators as informants — consider infamous organized crime informants like “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, Joe Valzchi and Henry Hill. And perhaps even more to the point, in Moussaoui’s own trial, the U.S. Government relied on testimony of the so-called 9/11 “Mastermind”, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
To those who argue that Moussaoui has been diagnosed as psychologically ill, we note the following. The only evidence cited for psychological illness has been an opinion by a doctor hired by Moussaoui’s defense lawyers after Moussaoui tried to fire them. The opinion of the hired expert, who never actually even spoke to Moussaoui, was offered in a bid to plead that Moussaoui was ineligible to receive the death penalty. But the U.S. federal judge overseeing his trial, Judge Brinkema, found Moussaoui competent to plead guilty to a capital offense, competent to represent himself at trial, and competent to testify at his trial. In a report of a neutral mental health evaluator credited by the Court, Moussaoui was considered competent and not mentally ill. In a New York Times article describing the juror’s considerations for sentencing Moussaoui to life in supermax prison commented that “no one thought that he had schizophrenia.” Neil A. Lewis, Moussaoui Given Life Term by Jury Over Link to 9/11, The New York Times (May 4, 2006), available at http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/04/04/04moussaoui.html?pagewanted=all. On the record at trial, Judge Brinkema, characterized Moussaoui as a very intelligent man. And in a 2014 book about famous legal proceedings, Judge Brinkema characterized Moussaoui as having “an extraordinary clever witty mind,” and commented that “it has always troubled me — in terms of thinking about the good of the country — that we didn’t try to get more from him,” noting that “Moussaoui could have been an invaluable source of information” for U.S. intelligence, but that decision to prosecute him “cut off the ability of the intelligence community to really mine him for what he was worth.” Cohen Blindfolds Off Judges on How They Decide, 2014, pp.9,21-22.
- Bob Graham’s Sworn Testimony
- Bob Kerrey’s Sworn Testimony
- John Lehman’s Sworn Testimony
- Zaccarius Moussaoui’s Sworn Testimony
CALL and/or WRITE YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!!! *** WE NEED JASTA NOW!!! *** WITHOUT JASTA WE RUN THE RISK OF THESE DEFENDANTS ESCAPING ANY ACCOUNTABILITY.*** IF WE DO NOT HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE NOW, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO FUND TERRORISTS WHO VOW TO KILL AND DESTROY US.