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Rep. Thomas Massie Says Classified Parts of 9/11 Report are 'Shocking' (Video)

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Many Americans may not be aware that 28 pages of the 9/11 Congressional report have never been released, but a Republican congressman is demanding the U.S. government do so.

The "Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001" was released in Dec. 2002, but few people in Congress have read the classified 28 pages.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) held a press conference earlier this month, and announced that he had read the 28 redacted pages about the attacks of Sept.11, 2001, reported Cincinnati.com.

"It is sort of shocking when you read it," said Rep. Massie. "As I read it, we all had our own experience, I had to stop every couple of pages and absorb and try to re-arrange my understanding of history for the past 13 years and the years leading up to that. It challenges you to re-think everything."

According to TheBlaze.com, Rep. Massie told Glenn Beck on Wednesday, "There will be anger, frustration, and embarrassment when these 28 pages finally come out.”

"This will not tear our country apart," added Rep. Massie. "It will be embarrassing. It will not endanger us to release this information, but the American public needs to have it."

The 9/11 families have sued the federal government to release the 28 pages, but have always lost in court.

Reps. Massie, Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) have sponsored a bill to declassify the 28 pages that the Bush administration did not want released to the American public, noted the New York Post in 2013.

Former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) read the entire 9/11 report in 2002, and has called upon Congress to release the 28 pages for years.

In a 2012 article that Graham co-wrote in The Huffington Post in 2012, he implied that Saudi Arabia played a part in 9/11:

...Sadly, those 28 pages represent only a fraction of the evidence of Saudi complicity that our government continues to shield from the public, under a flawed classification program which appears to be part of a systematic effort to protect Saudi Arabia from any real accountability for its actions.

...Despite the carefully orchestrated campaign to protect our Saudi "friends," ample evidence of Saudi Arabia's intimate ties to al-Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks has come to light. The executive director of the 9/11 Commission, Dr. Philip Zelikow, stated in 2007 that while at that time he did not feel the evidence established "Saudi government agents," were involved "there is persuasive evidence of a possible support network..."

...The Saudis claimed, meanwhile, that the 9/11 Commission Report exonerated the Kingdom. As former U.S. senator and 9/11 Commission member Bob Kerrey -- and one of the authors of this article Bob Graham, as co-chair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry -- emphasized in affidavits filed last March, the Commission and the congressional inquiry did not do that at all.

Author Craig Unger went into detail of the Saudis involvement in 9/11 in his acclaimed book, "House of Bush, House of Saud." Unger told Bill Moyers in 2008, "Well, this is the story essentially of the oil addict coming to the dealer and not being treated too well."

Sources: The Huffington Post, TheBlaze.com, PBS.org, New York Post

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