In July 2014, I launched 28Pages.org to serve as an information and activism hub for the movement to bring about the release of 28 classified pages describing links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 hijackers. In July 2016, thanks to the determination of 9/11 victims, current and former legislators and many of you, that goal was partially achieved: the 28 pages were declassified, albeit with redactions amounting to the equivalent of three pages of information.
The declassification revealed new links between the hijackers, their associates and Saudi officials. In doing so, it also spotlighted a dishonest and hypocritical dimension of the U.S. government’s pursuit of the global war on terror: The suppression of 28 pages of disturbing 9/11 investigative leads pointing toward supposed U.S. ally Saudi Arabia—at the same time the government was fabricating bogus links to Iraq to make the case for a war that only magnified the terror threat.
Since the 28 pages were partially declassified, I’ve been thinking about the future of 28Pages.org and have decided to expand its scrutiny of the war on terror well beyond Saudi Arabia and the September 11 attacks, and to support to new legislative efforts aimed at bringing reason, transparency and accountability to the war on terror.
We will, of course, continue to help expose Saudi links to the attacks and to preserve JASTA, the law passed in September enabling family members to sue the kingdom.