FBI fumble outs Saudi official linked to 9/11 attack. Or was it ...

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FBI fumble outs Saudi official linked to 9/11 attack. Or was it on purpose?

Bureau ‘forgets’ to redact name in court papers of embassy aide who allegedly helped terrorists

James Rothwell and Josie Ensor

The FBI has accidentally identified a Saudi diplomat they believe had links to the terrorists behind the September 11 2001 attacks, confirming for the first time that US authorities suspected Riyadh’s Washington embassy was involved in the atrocity.

In a court filing responding to the families of 9/11 victims, who claim in a lawsuit that Saudi Arabia is responsible for the attacks, the FBI apparently forgot to blank out a reference to Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah.

Jarrah was assigned to Saudi Arabia’s embassy from 1999 to 2000 in Washington DC, and the US authorities believe he oversaw assistance given to two al-Qaeda terrorists as they settled in the US before the attack...

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