(Reported By Ricky Scaparo) Today the U.S. released what was once deemed top secret pages from a congressional report into 9/11 that questioned whether Saudis who were in contact with the hijackers after they arrived in the U.S. knew what they were planning. According to the information that was released today, The documents consisted of Names people of the hijackers associated with before they carried out the attacks on 9/11 killing nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and on a plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. The documents identify individuals who assisted the hijackers obtain apartments, open bank accounts, attend local mosques and get flight lessons. The report indicated that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals and several were not fluent in English and had little experience living in the West.
Now I want to take you back three months ago when Saudi Arabia made a threat against the White House and the Obama Administration regarding these top-secret documents. According to a report from The New York Times, Saudi Arabia told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it would sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passed a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
So the question has to be asked. Will the Saudi’s follow thru with their threats against the US Economy? As I am writing this the Turkish Leadership is being overthrown and the stock market didn’t respond very well to the news today as a report indicated that the Dow futures fell lower amid the apparent coup in Turkey. Art Hogan the chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities went on to say: “The news of this coup in Turkey is hitting us,” he said. However, he emphasized it was a knee-jerk reaction and did not necessarily indicate what the market would look like on Monday.”. So will the combination of the released 9/11 documents and the coup in Turkey cause Economic turmoil in the US? I guess we will find out come Monday.