Black Lives Matter Doesn’t Get Why World Stands with Nice & Not with Them. Then People Help Them Out

The world reeled in shock when a large truck drove into a crowd of people following a Bastille Day fireworks display in the French Mediterranean town of Nice.

It marked the second major terror attack to strike France in less than a year, just eight months after the shooting at the Bataclan.

Many poured out their thoughts and prayers for the devastated people of France via social media. But there were some who felt that the response to the attack in Nice — and to other recent tragedies — marginalized Black Lives Matter.

They noted the disparity in responses:

And labeled a terrorist attack that took 84 lives a “distraction”:

They accused America of caring more about “white” lives abroad than about black lives in the United States:

Then media analyst Mark Dice called them out:

Which brought on one activist wishing Dice had been a victim of the attack:

One response to the outraged Black Lives Matter crowd summed up it up:

The crowd in Nice consisted of locals and tourists leaving a Bastille Day celebration. A number of those killed were young children.

In contrast, several of incidents protested by Black Lives Matter were later revealed as resisting arrest or attacking police — like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. These acts then led directly to their own deaths.

In addition, a recent study revealed that police shootings in the United States showed no disparities along racial lines.

Harvard professor and African American Roland G. Fryer said that the study revealed “the most surprising result of my career.”

Fryer explained that while blacks were more likely to face nonlethal force at the hands of police, there was no statistical evidence to back up the view they were more likely to be shot than their white counterparts.

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Donald Trump & Mike Pence Have Their First Campaign Event as Presidential Ticket

Donald Trump introduced his VP running mate on Saturday:

Before introducing Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Trump got to a few important issues. Speaking for nearly 30 minutes, Trump covered quite a bit of ground, such as:

The terror attack in Nice:

“We need new leadership. We need new thinking. We need strength.”

The attempted coup in Turkey:

“A lot of anguish last night. Hopefully it will all work out.”

Hitting Hillary Clinton for Middle East failures:

And the lobbyists:

A few lines about Brexit:

A moment of thanks for the evangelicals:

And a riff on how he and his movement got 14 million votes in the GOP primary, more than the Bush presidents and… Ronald Reagan:

But then Trump got to business, introducing Pence.

After denying the rumors that he had not wanted Pence as his first choice, Trump praised the Indiana Governor for creating jobs, fighting the Obama administration and knowing our enemy:

Then he introduced him, and handed over the microphone:

Pence expressed his excitement for the moment, praised Trump, honored his family and got to business:

Pence promised that Trump would make America stronger, and Hillary weaker. Pence, a much more traditional politician than Trump, gave a short stump speech on the subject.

Then, just as it started, it was all over:

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Trace Adkin’s Drunken Performance on Stage Had Fans Leaving Early and Urging Him to Seek Help

A concert benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital left country music fans worried about one of the performers: Trace Adkins.

When Adkins began his set, New Jersey concertgoers noticed he was “visibly drunk” — which they found disturbing due to his history of alcohol abuse.

In fact, many wrote on the Thunder106 Facebook page that it was “too sad to watch” and they left early:

Shannon Maxwell: I pray that he gets the help he needs but that was awful he should have never been allowed on stage. I bought 8 tickets to bring my family and friends and we all left within 3 songs. It is sad but it is his job to perform and he only had to be up there for 1-2 hours and he couldn’t do his job.

I stopped by the thunder booth and asked how could you let him up on stage and next thing I knew they shut the booth Windows. I. guess they didn’t care what the fans had to say. Very very disappointed and we should get our money back!

But after the show, the radio station running the concert rallied around Adkins, asking for support and prayers:

And fans began encouraging him to fight his “demons.” Many were pleading for him to get treatment:

Beverly Gearhart: Everybody’s got something some time….Get rid of those demons & Get better, Trace…you’re the best

This fan, too:

Alyssa Carlisle: If you are struggling with an addiction please don’t be afraid to seek out treatment! Ask for help!! You are not alone!!

Others offered prayers:

Lisa Dabreau: I am so saddened to hear about Trace. He’s been fighting these demons for years. The last time he was in rehab he came out early due to a death in his family (his dad I think?) He was obviously not ready to come out and deal with this on his own. He has lost too much weight and muscle mass as well. He is in my prayers that he finds his way back to health and can say no to his demons. <3

Some thought a direct apology was in order:

Linda Alberque Ross: I feel compassion for him and his demons. Also feel that his “camp” could issue an apology to fans. Many of us who have seen him numerous times know what an amazing performer he is. Feel bad for the people that have never seen him and this was their experience.

Adkins has been open about his struggle with alcoholism for years. He described the grim reality of a 2001 intervention, People writes:

“I was getting to the point where I was poisoning myself [by drinking so much],” he revealed in a 2009 GAC special.

“I wish for anybody out there to never have to go through one of those intervention things where you sit down there and people start telling you what you’re doing to them,” he admitted. “You’re so weak that it’s come to this. Man, I hated myself at that moment.”

His last stint in rehab was in 2014 after fans on a cruise noticed Adkins was intoxicated during a show.

As the millions of families affected by alcoholism know, the disease isn’t limited to a certain race or income bracket. It’s a difficult hurdle to overcome, and relapses are common.

In addition to a percentage of the ticket sales going to St. Jude, after the controversy over the event, Adkins donated his entire performance fee.

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President Obama Once Again Vows to Destroy Terrorists Who ‘Twist and Distort Islam’

During a White House reception for the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday, President Obama once again vowed to destroy “ISIL.”

While he suggested that “diplomacy” is an effective weapon against terrorism, he also reminded us yet again that Islam is a religion of peace:

“And in contrast to these terrorists who only know how to kill and destroy, we’re going to win this fight by building; by never giving up on diplomacy to end the Syrian civil war; by working with partners around the world, including Muslim communities, to push back against hateful ideologies that twist and distort Islam — a religion that teaches peace and justice and compassion.”

Obama also took issue with these comments made by Newt Gingrich following the attack in Nice, France:

The president pushed back:

“In the wake of last night’s attacks, we’ve heard more suggestions that all Muslims in America be targeted, tested for their beliefs; some deported or jailed. And the very suggestion is repugnant and an affront to everything that we stand for as Americans.”

Obama continued:

We cannot give in to fear, or turn on each other, or sacrifice our way of life. We cannot let ourselves be divided by religion — because that’s exactly what the terrorists want. We should never do their work for them. And here in the United States, our freedoms — including freedom of religion — help keep us strong and safe, and we have to be vigilant and defend our security and our freedoms.

And all of us — whatever nations we represent here — I think have to step back and reflect on what we are doing to eliminate this kind of chronic violence. It’s been a difficult several weeks in the United States. But the divide that exists is not between races and ethnicities and religions; it is between people who recognize the common humanity of all people and are willing to build institutions that promote that common humanity, and those who do not — those who would suggest that somebody is less than them because of their tribe, or their ethnicity, or their faith, or their color. And those impulses exist in all our countries. And those impulses, when we do not speak out against them and build strong institutions to protect people from those impulses, they can take over, they can be unleashed — so that all of us have responsibilities, not just a few.

Obama has also railed against presumed GOP nominee Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslim refugees entering the U.S.

However, recent polls — including from Reuters and Morning Consult – found a majority of Americans support temporarily banning immigration from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, President Obama continues his vow to “win this fight by staying true to our values — values of pluralism and rule of law and diversity and freedoms.”

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ISIS Has Made an Unusual Claim About the ‘Soldier’ Behind the Deadly Terrorist Attack in Nice

The so-called Islamic State has officially claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadly attack in Nice, France, which stole the lives of 84 people and left more than 200 others injured.

The announcement came early Saturday through ISIS’s official media outlet, the Amaq Agency. It stated that a “security source” confirmed a “soldier” of theirs was responsible for the deadly truck run.

The attack took place at a Bastille Day event in the coastal Mediterranean town late Thursday night:

That statement reads in part, per CNN:

“[The] person who carried out the run over in Nice, France, is one of the Islamic State soldiers and carried out the operation in response to calls to target nationals of the coalition which is fighting the Islamic State.”

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the media sites for jihadist groups, ISIS later mentioned the claim during its Bayan Radio news bulletins. The radio show noted that “crusader states” — e.g. the Western World — are officially on notice:

French authorities identified the truck driver on Friday as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian-born father of three, who came to France on a work visa.

He reportedly suffered from mental health issues. He also had a criminal record and a suspended jail sentence prior to Thursday’s attack:

Despite its claim of responsibility, however, the attack doesn’t carry all of the typical hallmarks of an ISIS-cooridnated crime:

ISIS is know to typically claim responsibility within 24 hours of an attack, as it did with both Brussels, Belgium and Orlando, Florida. In this case, however, it took nearly two days for the Islamic State to speak out about the attack.

While the attack was quickly attributed as terrorism by French President Francois Hollande, authorities have not provided any motive for the deadly incident. Additionally, investigations do not appear to have uncovered any evidence of jihadism displayed by the attacker:

French prosecutor François Molins also confirmed, via CNN, that Bouhlel was:

“…entirely unknown by the intelligence services, whether nationally or locally. He had never been the subject of any kind of file or indication of radicalization.”

Still unclear is whether or not Bouhlel was sent to France by ISIS or acted merely a sympathizer to the cause. It is also unknown if he worked with anyone else in coordinating the attack.

Since the announcement from ISIS, three additional arrests have been made in France in connection with the attack.

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We Called Up Cleveland Strip Clubs and Asked What They Expect When GOP Convention Comes to Town

The Republican convention is set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio, next week, and many of the local businesses are preparing for a huge increase in customers — and protests.

Residents around Quicken Loans Arena, where the convention is being held, are bracing for a potential maelstrom of protests and fallout from the presumed nomination of Donald Trump.

Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams is clearly gearing up for possible confrontations, telling Yahoo! News:

“We want people to stay within the law and make sure they stay peaceful. But if you get outside the law, and definitely if you’re not peaceful, then it’s not going to be good for anybody.”

However, one type of business always seems to get a boost from political conventions: strip clubs.

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Cleveland strip bars are preparing for a deluge of new customers, as convention-goers look for something to do in the evening.

The city has even allowed these strip bars to stay open later than usual, until 4 am. That leaves plenty of time for adult-themed shenanigans.

Independent Journal Review spoke to a female manager named London at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, which is just a short drive away from Quicken Loans Arena.

Since the club is also near the convention center, she is expecting larger than average crowds:

“We are going to be open longer and we do expect a crowd.”

They are also planning convention-themed drink specials for the influx of customers.

The Independent Journal Review also spoke to an employee of Diamond Men’s Club, which is just a six-minute cruise away from the arena.

The club employee had no idea what to expect from next week, hinting that the Republicans might not be their target clientele:

“I don’t know if they are the type of people that would want to visit a strip club.”

Still, she said they would be certainly taking advantage of the opportunity to stay open until 4 am:

“We are staying open after hours and we’ll deal with it as it comes.”

That employee may have her doubts, but if the upcoming convention is anything like its predecessors, she may very well have her hands full.

As reported by CNN, around the time of the 2008 conventions in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Denver, Colorado, Baylor University business professor Scott Cunningham examined sex ads placed online—and found that ads for prostitutes and escorts jumped 25% to 40%.

Angelina Spencer, head of the Association of Club Executives, an organization for the country’s 4,000 “gentleman’s club” owners, also found that Republicans typically outspend Democrats at topless bars and strip clubs:

“When we compared spending,” Spencer notes, “the average showed Republicans spending $150 per person at an adult club, versus Democrats, who averaged $50 a person.”

The 2016 Republican National Convention is expected to bring 50,000 people to Cleveland over the coming week.

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Huffington Post Runs Open Letter to Hillary — What It Asks Her to Do Might Make Democrats Nervous

Politicians and everyday people on both sides of the political fence are well aware of the troubling issues surrounding Hillary Clinton that cause millions of Americans to question her trustworthiness.

While Republicans relish the thought of exploiting those issues in the general election campaign, many Democrats are openly worried.

One such Democrat is Alexandra Scott, who describes herself as an educator, writer and transgender activist.

How worried is Scott, you ask? Enough to write an op-ed for The Huffington Post asking Hillary to withdraw from the race.

Scott wrote, in part:

Dear Secretary Clinton,

Please step down. Withdraw from the race. Throw your considerable expertise and energy behind Elizabeth Warren. You will go down in history as a selfless humanitarian who cared more about the future of humanity than she did about her own aspirations.

The situation is dire. Even the slightest possibility of a Trump presidency (you are tied in the polls today) is too much for our fragile democracy and even our more fragile world. Our problems are legion and getting worse.

You have too much baggage. And while you are appreciated by many for everything you have accomplished, we need a candidate who has the opportunity to bring people together. We need to end polarization. And sadly, that is not you.

If the narrative over the next three months is your emails, Benghazi, Bill’s peccadilloes, the finances of the Clinton Foundation and general Republican antipathy towards you, then we we be unable to talk about the solutions for climate change, greed, violence, worldwide social unrest and the need for national and international collaboration and problem solving.

I have family and friends in the hinterlands. Whether it is justified or not they do not trust you and are prepared to “sit out” the election. These are people who voted for Obama twice. Despite my pleas to them about the potentially negative and profound repercussions of Trump’s pathological narcissism for all of us, they are adamant about not supporting you.

I am begging you. Model selflessness and wisdom. The world and the United States are at an ecological and political tipping point. Please, for the Love of God, do the right thing and let go.

Respectfully and with great admiration,

Alexandra Scott

Clearly Ms. Scott represents the left wing of the Democratic Party. On the other hand, she articulates the concerns of millions of Democrats across the country — as if her words came straight from the GOP playbook.

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Neighbor Too Afraid to Talk to Police About Abducted Baby Talks to Reporter and Lets Truth Slip

On July 13, 2016, an amber alert was issued for six-month-old Liz Khatun. According to reports, she was taken from her home in Annandale, Virginia by her mother, 31-year-old Flora Khatun.

Hours later, the baby girl was found safe by authorities 45 minutes away in Hyattsville, Maryland. Flora was taken into custody and now faces parental abduction charges. Her parental rights have also been terminated.

As WUSA 9 reports, Flora abducted her child after Child Protective Services (CPS) issued a court order to remove the baby from the home. Police were notified by CPS after Flora and Liz were nowhere to be found.

WUSA9 reporter Andrea McCarren, and photojournalist Dave Satchell, were interviewing people who lived in Flora’s Annandale neighborhood when a neighbor mentioned the address where the mom may have taken her baby.

The neighbor, however, was too afraid to speak to the police and asked McCarren to tell the police for him. McCarren tells WUSA9:

“All I kept thinking was ‘Journalist. Humanity. News. The safety of a baby.”

McCarren shared the address with police and headed to the Hyattsville location with Satchell. There, they found the van authorities believed Flora was driving parked outside the apartment complex.

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According to McCarren, they immediately notified the police and waited for the FBI to make their move:

“Part of our dilemma in this day and age is that we don’t know if somebody is armed, we don’t know their mental state,” McCarron tells WUSA 9. “We just kept saying, ‘We gotta get the baby, we gotta make sure that baby is safe.’”

When the two journalists saw one of the agents walk out of the complex with a carseat in his hand, McCarren and Satchell were admittedly relieved. Flora, as McCarren witnessed, was inconsolable.

Flora is currently being held in a Prince George’s County jail. According to CPS, they have since taken custody of her four other children.

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Joanna Gaines Comes to Beautiful Realization When She Sees What Daughter is Looking at Through the Window

Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” is a mom to two sons and two daughters.

About five years ago, Joanna reveals in a recent Facebook post, she planted an Adonis blue butterfly bush outside of her daughter’s window while she and her husband, Chip, were renovating the farm house that they now live in.

This is what the butterfly bush looks like…

Joanna explains that she “wanted butterflies by the girl’s windows that they could see and enjoy.” Joanna also admits that she never told her daughters and “forgot about it over the years.”

Then, Friday, a moment with her daughter, Emmie, caught her completely off guard. Joanna found her looking out the window in delight at a hummingbird and butterflies around the bush.

The post reads:

“This morning I found my little Emmie sitting by her window looking excitedly at the bush and saying “Here she is! My little hummingbird comes every morning mom!” First, I didn’t know she looked out for her bird every morning. Second, I forgot all about the bush and never told her if she looked out the window she would see the prettiest butterflies and hummingbirds gathered around it.”

This caused Joanna to come to a very astute observation about what it means to be a parent:

“It’s hard not to think this is a lot like parenting… You sow seeds early on and work hard to be intentional and then over time you move on to new lessons and challenges. Then one day you look up and the seeds you planted in your little children’s hearts are now in full bloom. Be encouraged today to keep pressing in and tending to their hearts. It will be worth it.”

This post is resonating with her fans. Within hours, it has been shared almost 30,000 times.

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The 11 Most Damning Quotes from the ’28 Pages’ of the 9/11 Report

On Friday, 28 formerly-classified pages from the Congressional 9/11 report were made public. Here are 11 of the most eyebrow-raising excerpts so far.

1. The Two Individuals Connected to the Saudi Government

While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government. There is information, primarily from FBI sources, that at least two of those individuals were alleged by some to be Saudi intelligence officers.

2) Financing from the Saudi Royal Family and the Involvement of the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S.

Reports prior to the 28 pages release have suggested suspicion that the Saudi royal family played a role in financing the hijackers. Now, the release mounts evidence to the claim:

The [REDACTED] memorandum dated July 2, 2002, incorrectly noted that al-Bayoumi’s wife, while living in San Diego, was receiving $1200 a month from Princess Haifa Bint Sultan, the wife of Prince Bandar, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. The FBI has now confirmed that only Osama Bassnan’s wife received money directly from Prince Bandar’s wife, but that al-Bayoumi’s wife attemped to deposit three of the checks from Prince Bandar’s wife, which were payable to Bassnan’s wife, into her accounts.

3) The Warm Welcome for the Hijackers

Previous reports have suggested that Saudis in the United States connected to the Saudi Arabian government assisted the hijackers. The report confirms:

When al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar moved to San Diego, al-Bayoumi provided them with considerable assistance. Before the hijackers moved in with the long-time FBI informant, they stayed at el-Bayoumi’s apartment for several days until al-Bayoumi was able to find them an apartment. Al-Bayoumi then co-signed their lease and may have paid their first month’s rent and security deposit.

After al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar moved into their own apartment, al-Bayoumi threw a party to welcome them to the San Diego community. He also tasked Modhar Abdullah, another individual from the Islamic Center of San Diego (ICSD), to help them get acclaimed to the United States. Abdullah served as their translator, helped them get drivers’ licenses, and assisted them in locating flight schools.

4) The “Dry Run” in Phoenix

According to an FBI agent in Phoenix, the FBI suspects Mohammed al-Qudhaeein of being [REDACTED]. Al Qudhaeein was involved in a 1999 incident aboard an America West flight, which the FBI’s Phoenix office now suspects may have been a “dry run” to test airline security.

During the flight, al-Qudhaeein and his associate asked the flight attendants a variety of suspicious questions. Al-Qudhaeein then attempted to enter the cockpit on two occasions. Al-Qudhaeein and his associate were flying to Washington, D.C. to attend a party at the Saudi Embassy, and both claimed their tickets were paid for by the Saudi Embassy.

During the course of the investigations, the FBI has discovered that both al-Qudhaeein and the other individuals involved in this incident had connections to terrorism.

5) At Least One Individual Who Was Questioned Fled the Country

Several individuals on the East Coast whom the hijackers may have met may also had connections to the Saudi Government. After the terrorist attacks, the FBI discovered that, during September 2001, an individual named Saleh al-Hussayen stayed at the same hotel in Herndon, Virginia where al-Hazmi was staying at the time. According to FBI documents al-Hussayen is apparently a ‘Saudi Interior Ministry employee/official.’

He claimed not to know the hijackers but agents in the FBI’s Washington Field Office believed he was being deceptive. The interview was terminated when al-Hussayen either passed out or feigned a seizure requiring medical treatment. He was released from the hospital several days later and managed to depart the United States despite law enforcement efforts to locate and re-interview him.

6) Internal Miscommunication between the CIA and the FBI

Finally, the Committees are particularly concerned about the serious nature of allegations contained in a CIA memorandum found by the Joint Inquiry Staff in the files of the FBI’s San Diego Field Office. That memorandum, which discusses alleged financial connections between the September 11 hijackers, Saudi Government officials, and members of the Saudi Royal Family, was drafted by a CIA officer [REDACTED], relying primarily on information from FBI files.

He also provided a copy to the FBI agent responsible for the investigation of one of the individuals discussed in the memorandum. Despite the clear national implications of the CIA memorandum, the FBI agent included the memorandum in an individual case file and did not forward it to FBI Headquarters. FBI Headquarters, therefore, was unaware of statements in the memorandum until the Joint Inquiry brought the memorandum’s implications to the Bureau’s attention.

7) One Suspect’s Admiration of Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bassnan had been named earlier in reports regarding his involvement with the 9/11 attacks. According to the report, the United States had developed intelligence on Bassnan indicating he was an al Qaeda supporter. The report adds:

According to an FBI asset, Bassnan spoke of Bin Ladin “as if he were a god.”

8) The United States Let People On Watchlists Travel with Saudi Arabian Royalty

Although his name was on the State Departments’ watchlist, [REDACTED] was apparently able to circumvent the Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service because he was traveling with the Saudi prince. The FBI only learned of the trip after the fact. Agents in the FBI’s Portland Field Office expressed their concern that [REDACTED] and others were using their status as Saudi Arabian Airlines employees as a cover to enable them to transport weapons in and out of the United States.

9) The United States and Saudi Arabia Could Have Been More Cooperative in Intelligence Sharing

When a high-level [REDACTED] officer was asked how the September 11 attacks might have been prevented, he cited greater Saudi cooperation, pointing to an example from the summer of 2001, when the U.S. Government requested Saudi assistance, with no success. In May 2001, the U.S. Government became aware that an individual in Saudi Arabia was in contact with Abu Zubaida and was most likely aware of an upcoming al-Qa’ida operation.

The U.S. Government pressured the Saudi Government to locate him. The Saudis informed the U.S. Government that they required additional information to do so. The U.S. Government agency that had originally learned of this individuals’ knowledge refused to provide the Saudis with additional information because it would reveal sources and methods. The National Security Council also tried to pressure the Saudis, but the Saudis would not cooperate without additional information.

10) Bin Laden’s Money Laundering in the U.S.

In approximately 1998, the FBI became aware of millions of dollars in wire tranfsers from the Somali community in San Diego to Al Barakaar Trading Company and other businesses affiliated with Usama Bin Laden. At the time, the funding appeared to be originating from the local Somali community in the form of donations to various Somali non-profits. However, the FBI now believes that the some of the funding actually originated from Saudi Arabia and that both the Ibn Tamiyah Mosque in Los Angeles and the Islamic Center of San Diego were involved in laundering the money.

11) The Strict Recommendations that Followed the Report

While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government. There is information, primarily from FBI sources, that at least two of those individuals were alleged by some to be Saudi intelligence officers.

The Joint Inquiry’s review confirmed that the Intelligence Community also has information, much of which has yet to be independently verified, indicating that individuals associated with the Saudi Government in the United States may have other ties to al-Qa’ida and other terrorist groups. The FBI and CIA have informed the joint inquiry that, since the September 11 attacks, they are treating the Saudi issue seriously, but both still have only a limited understanding of the Saudi Government’s ties to terrorist elements.

In their testimony, neither CIA nor FBI witnesses were able to identify definitively the extent of Saudi support for terrorist activity globally or within the United States and the extend to which such support, if it exists, is knowing or inadvertent in nature. The FBI’s Washington Field Office created a squad devoted to [REDACTED].

Only recently, and at least in part due to the Joint Inquiry’s focus on this issue, did the FBI and CIA establish a working group to address the Saudi issue. In the view of the Joint Inquiry, this gap in U.S. intelligence coverage is unacceptable, given the magnitude and immediacy of the potential risk to the U.S. national security. The Intelligence Community needs to address this area of concern as aggressively and as quickly as possible.

You can read the full report here.

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