Editor, The Times:
The 9-11 commission report made after the terrible events in New York City, when the twin towers were downed in a fiery holocaust claiming over 2,000 lives, was supposed to be comprehensive.
However, it has been revealed that 20+ pages of the original 9-11 report were deleted. Why?
It turns out that the missing pages, if not directly then certainly indirectly, implicate Saudi Arabia in the events of 9-11.
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers of the planes were Saudi Arabian.
Saudi Arabia has, with its vast oil wealth, been exporting its austere, back-to-the-basics form of Wahhabi Islam.
A martial desert preacher, Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab thought that anyone, including other Muslims, who didn’t follow Wahhab’s personal reading of the Koran, were blasphemous polytheists, etc.
Combining forces with royal family of Ibn Saud (Abdul Aziz), the Wahhabi swept through the area, capturing Mecca Medina and Jedda between 1914 and 1926.
Then these fearsome ‘give no quarter’ warriors called Ikwhan (brothers) began to run amok. Beside bans on alcohol, tobacco, etc. they denounced telephones, radio and automobiles as being affronts to God’s Law.
Ibn Saud realized that he had a problem. He borrowed some military equipment – Maxim guns and motorcars – from the British and blew the Ikwhan to pieces. He then turned around and adopted Wahhab’s doctrines.
This strategy has been employed by the Saudi royal family through out the 20th and 21st centuries.
After all, the Saudi’s beheaded some 50 people last year, women still can’t drive.
Lately, though, just like Ibn Saud with the Ikwhan, the Saudis appear to be fearful of their latest creation – ISIS. They are now on our side.
However, that does not mean that they have stopped financing terror or spreading their Wahhabi extremism around the globe.
So, with Canada ‘once more into the breach’ in the Middle East, the missing pages from the 9-11 commission report should give one pause to think. What are we doing there?