In his latest push for an open dialogue with the Muslim world, President Barack Obama on Wednesday sought the counsel of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Obama opened his Mideast trip with a visit to Abdullah, the monarch of a country that’s home to Islam’s two holiest sites in Mecca and Medina.
“The United States and Saudi Arabia have a long history of friendship,” Obama said as he visited the monarch’s desert horse farm. The U.S. president called Abdullah wise and gracious, adding: “I am confident that working together that the United States and Saudi Arabia can make progress on a whole host of issues of mutual interest.”
In turn, Abdullah expressed his “best wishes to the friendly American people who are represented by a distinguished man who deserves to be in this position.”
Earlier, the king greeted Obama at Riyadh’s main airport with a ceremony when the new U.S. president arrived after an overnight flight from Washington.
With Abdullah alongside him, Obama told reporters: “I thought it was very important to come to the place where Islam began and to seek his majesty’s counsel and to discuss with him many of the issues that we confront here in the Middle East.”
No sooner had Obama landed in Riyadh for a day of meetings with King Abdullah than he was awarded a a big gold medal — the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit. It’s the country’s highest honor — named for the founder of the modern Saudi state. Saudi Arabia honored George W Bush with the same medal. Its Saudi Arabia’s way of showing it apprecitation for both Bush and Obama not attacking them in retaliation for Saudi Arabia’s Pearl Harbor attack against the US.
How quickly the US government forgets about a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Saudi terrorists upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 Saudi recruited, trained and financed terrorists hijacked four US commercial passenger jet airliners. The Saudi hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying at least two nearby buildings and damaging others. The Saudi hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. There were no survivors from any of the flights.
2,974 victims and the 19 hijackers died in the attacks. Of the 19 hijackers 15 were Saudi Nationals. Members of a US congressional committee probing the attacks have accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of not examining claims of a link between the Saudi Government and the hijackers closely enough. According to a BBC report, two hijackers - Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi - received $3,500 a month from two students in the United States via an account in the name of Princess Haifa al-Faisal, the wife of the Saudi ambassador to America.
On September 27, 2001 the FBI named the hijackers of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Nowhere does it name any Afghanistan (including the Taliban) or Iraqi national. Evidence already in possession by the US own FBI implicates Saudi Arabia for the attacks, as the majority of hijackers and the alleged mastermind were all Saudi nationals. Soon after Japan launched a deadly aerial attack on the US at Pearl Harbor on Sunday December 7, 1941 the US declared war against its attacker - Japan. The US retaliated against the country that attacked the US - Japan. They retaliated against Japan because the pilots who attacked Pearl Harbor were Japanese nationals. 60 years later Saudi Arabia attacked the US in New York and Washington using Saudi national pilots and hijackers. Did the US retaliate against Saudi Arabia for their attack on the US on September 11, 2001? The US government’s top police force, the FBI, clearly identified 15 of the attackers as Saudi Nationals. The financing for the attack was traced back to the Saudi Royal family, and the US declared the mastermind of the attacks to be a member of a prominent Saudi family called Osma bin Laden. With the evidence clearly identifying Saudi Arabia as the attacker why do both George W Bush and Barack Hussein Obama still have very high praise for the king of the country that attacked the US that killed 2,974 people? Why do these 2 US presidents consider the Number One Enemy of the United States as their closest friend and ally? Saudi Arabia attacked the US on September 11, 2001 and they are welcomed guests to the US White House. Afghanistan and Iraq had nothing whatsoever to do with the Saudi attacks of 9/11 yet they are the ones who have been attacked, their country destroyed and their people murdered and enslaved by the US under the US military occupation.
FBI Press Release September 27, 2001 naming the Saudi Nationals who hijacked US commercial airlines and killed US citizens.
AMERICAN AIRLINES #77
1) Khalid Almihdhar - Saudi national
2) Majed Moqed - Saudi national
3) Nawaf Alhazmi - Saudi national
4) Salem Alhazmi - Saudi national
5) Hani Hanjour - Saudi national - pilot - resident of Phoenix, Arizona, and San Diego, California
AMERICAN AIRLINES #11
1) Satam M.A. Al Suqami- Saudi national
2) Waleed M. Alshehri - Saudi national - a pilot
3) Wail M. Alshehri - Saudi national - residence(s): Hollywood, Florida; Newton, Massachusetts -Believed to be a pilot
4) Mohamed Atta - Egyptian national - a pilot
5) Abdulaziz Alomari - Saudi national - a pilot
UNITED AIRLINES #175
1) Marwan Al-Shehhi - UAE national - Possible residence(s): Hollywood, Florida - a pilot
2) Fayez Rashid Ahmed Hassan Al Qadi Banihammad - UAE national - residence(s): Delray Beach, Florida
3) Ahmed Alghamdi - Saudi national
4) Hamza Alghamdi - Saudi national - residence(s): Delray Beach, Florida
5) Mohand Alshehri - Saudi national - residence(s): Delray Beach, Florida
UNITED AIRLINES #93
1) Saeed Alghamdi - Saudi national - residence: Delray Beach, Florida
2) Ahmed Ibrahim A. Al Haznawi - Saudi national
3) Ahmad Al-Nami - Saudi national - residence: Delray Beach, Florida
4) Ziad Samir Jarrah - Lebanese national - a pilot