Considering that two of the 9/11 hijackers, Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar, lived with an FBI counter-terrorism official named Abdussattar Shaikh in San Diego, California prior to 9/11, you bet they knew. And you can guess whose "national security" they are protecting. ~ B.B.
By Russ Baker on Jun 5, 2013
The FBI apparently has known for a decade about links between powerful Saudi interests and the alleged 9/11 hijackers, and has been forced to tacitly admit that it lied about it for all of these years.
In case the import is not clear, let us state emphatically: this is a huge development.
In court filings seeking to stave off a media Freedom of Information request, the FBI has stated that releasing documents relating to this issue will harm "national security." As proof of the sensitivity of the matter, the FBI gave the judge a document dated April 4, 2002, in which the FBI states that its own inquiries "revealed many connections" between a well-connected Saudi family with a house in South Florida and "individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001."