Erased CIA Torture Tapes: Complicity of Top Saudis and Pakistanis in 9/11?
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This post, written by GottaLaff, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films
Via investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna:
There appear to be two different perspectives on the question of cover-up. One perspective is that the cover-up was to conceal the violations of Geneva conventions and protect those conducting the interrogation. The other perspective is that what someone wanted concealed had more to do with what was revealed during interrogation than the concern about violations of Geneva conventions.
Gerald Posner, at Huffington Post, suggests that the destruction of the tapes destroyed the content of the interrogations.
Indeed, anyone who has read Craig Unger's excellent book House of Bush, House of Saud will likely already know where Posner is going with this:
Several hours after he first fingered Prince Ahmed, his captors challenged the information, and said that since he had disparaged the Saudi royal family, he would be executed. It was at that point that some of the secrets of 9/11 came pouring out. In a short monologue, that one investigator told me was the "Rosetta Stone" of 9/11, Zubaydah laid out details of how he and the al Qaeda hierarchy had been supported at high levels inside the Saudi and Pakistan governments.
He named two other Saudi princes, and also the chief of Pakistan's air force, as his major contacts. Moreover, he stunned his interrogators, by charging that two of the men, the King's nephew, and the Pakistani Air Force chief, knew a major terror operation was planned for America on 9/11."
More from Larisa:
Anyone who has read me long enough also is not going to be surprised when I say that Pakistani ISI and Saudi royals were directly involved in financing the 9/11 attack. [...]