WASHINGTON:American families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks hope for answers about Saudi involvement in the incidents that killed thousands of people twenty years ago.
US President Joe Biden last week directed the Justice Department and other agencies to review and release certain documents related to the FBI's investigation of 9/11. The documents reportedly contain evidence of Saudi involvement in the strikes.
The families have for years pushed the US government to declassify and make public more information about 9/11, which was a series of strikes that killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage in the United States.
US officials assert that the attacks were carried out by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists, 15 of them Saudi nationals, but many experts and independent researchers have raised questions about the official account.
They believe that rogue elements within the US government, such as former Vice President Dick Cheney, orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the US war machine and advance the Zionist agenda.