WASHINGTON TIMES — Saudi Arabia’s grass roots of Muslim clerics, mosquegoers and wealthy oilmen funded al Qaeda’s $30 million annual budget at the time a Saudi-dominated platoon of terrorists carried out the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America.
Yet the kingdom and its Islamic rulers had nothing to do with the plot, which killed nearly 3,000 people.
End of story.
That was what the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States said more than a decade ago.
On Wednesday, as President Obama visited Saudi Arabia, that conclusion was under attack more than ever before.
What had been an undercurrent of protests from survivors and pundits is now an out-in-the-open political movement to find out whether the Saudi royal family and its aides supported the 19 al Qaeda hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals.
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