9/11 families have a clear message for Joe Biden:
Stay away from our memorial services.
This is a stunning rebuke of our commander in chief.
We have had three other presidents since 9/11.
Bush, Obama, and Trump.
None of them were explicitly “banned,” uninvited, or requested not to attend memorial services for 9/11.
This is a disgrace and dishonor for Joe Biden.
After the collapse of Afghanistan, many 9/11 especially don’t want him their now.
But will he honor their wishes?
With 9/11 around the corner, we will soon find out.
See many of the social media posts calling on Biden to respect the wishes of 9/11 families.
It remains to be seen if Biden's EO Friday provides the answers demanded by 9/11 survivors or victims' families and if the President will be welcomed at 20th-anniversary memorial events.https://t.co/yrkzf725SB
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) September 3, 2021
Can we please get this trending? Biden does not belong at the 9/11 memorial! He disrespected it intimating 1/6 was worse! He armed the Taliban which gave quarter to Al-Qaeda! He'll probably talk about Beau again and sniff anyone around! He's a joke but the day my mom died isn't!
— Joyce Day (@Daytobehappy) September 3, 2021
9/11 families, survivors ask vile demented stooopid Biden not to attend memorial events over Saudi docs https://t.co/RHLAPPhOf7
— M Lim (@TTGourmet) September 3, 2021
Headline –> "9/11 families to President Biden: Don't come to our memorial events" (In the document attached to the @nbcnews article is a list of people who signed the letter. Among them is "RET detective with balls." That is all you need to know.) pic.twitter.com/h9QQwQK6L8
— the impeccable-track-record barsh consulting co. (@EmilyTVproducer) September 3, 2021
I swear Biden should not show up to any 9/11 memorial services. He’s proven he doesn’t care about Americans or this country! #TheFive
— Conservative Warrior (A.K.) (@ALRambler2) September 3, 2021
If Joe Biden showing up at Memorial day in New York on 9/11 isn't a stab in the back to victims families I don't know what is, Absolute Failure of a man. America needs to make this guy's life impossible before he makes yours impossible.
— 🇬🇧🏴 Scottish Patriot🇬🇧 (@patriot_active) September 3, 2021
Sure way to ruin 9/11 memorial is have Joe Biden attend.
— small change (@smallch98439192) September 3, 2021
Joe Biden at the 9/11 memorial: Did I mention my son Beau died? Hey honey I would swear you're 19! Where the hell is the ice cream? I'm honored to talk about Pearl Harbor! Excuse me while I look at my watch because my butt wiping is coming up!
— Joyce Day (@Daytobehappy) September 3, 2021
Just today, it was revealed that Joe Biden issued yet another executive order.
This time, Biden is declassifying documents that are expected to reveal what role (if any) the Saudi government played in the 9/11 attacks.
It appears that this executive order was given just so Joe Biden could participate in the 9/11 memorial services.
According to Townhall:
The 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is just over one week away, yet the White House has not said anything about President Biden’s plans to mark the day. No announcement has been made of a moment of silence at the White House or plans to attend ceremonies at the Pentagon, World Trade Center, or Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of any official announcement from the White House, The New Jersey Globe reported last week that “President Joe Biden will be at the World Trade Center in New York on September 11 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States,” though such reporting remains unconfirmed by the administration.
If Biden does, in fact, attend the memorial events at Ground Zero — as he did last year and on many previous anniversaries — the President is setting up a confrontation between himself and those directly impacted by the terrorist attacks that ended 2,977 innocent lives two decades ago.
In early August, more than 1,800 individuals impacted by 9/11 issued a letter criticizing Biden for breaking a campaign pledge to release information regarding the role Saudi Arabia’s government may have had in the attacks.
While campaigning for president, Biden promised 9/11 survivors and victims’ families that he would “direct my Attorney General to personally examine the merits of all cases where the invocation of privilege is recommended, and to err on the side of disclosure in cases where, as here, the events in question occurred two decades or longer ago.”
Several months into his administration, though, Biden still hasn’t followed through on that promise. On Friday, Biden refused to answer questions about his promise.
“Our patience has expired,” the 9/11 families’ letter said. “We cannot in good faith, and with veneration to those lost, sick, and injured, welcome the president to our hallowed grounds until he fulfills his commitment.”
Joe Biden, of course, advocated against the strike that killed Osama bin Laden while he was vice president and then executed last month’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan resulted in Taliban terrorists retaking the country and seizing billions of dollars in American arms, vehicles, and equipment while ISIS-K terrorists were freed and Americans were left behind.
“Joe Biden will be at the World Trade Center in New York on September 11 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks,” reports @TheNJGlobe.
In early August, 1,800+ people directly impacted by the attacks told Biden he wasn’t welcome.https://t.co/T4ZQQPvEDE
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) September 2, 2021
Asked if he will sign an EO to disclose long-classified documents that the 9/11 families think could reveal connections between the Saudi Arabia govt and the hijackers, Biden paused, trying to hear the question over helicopter noise.
“I’ll talk to you later,” was his answer. pic.twitter.com/pxgtwXZnAg
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 3, 2021
But now we have an answer.
Biden’s executive order will declassify those documents.
But will it be enough?
Breaking: Biden has signed an executive order directing DOJ and other agencies to oversee a declassification review of documents related to the FBI's 9/11 investigations.
The order requires the Attorney General release the declassified documents publicly over the next 6 months.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 3, 2021
Biden will be at the World Trade Center on 9/11 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. He should call a lid that day. Nobody wants him there. He is a disgrace.
— Susan St. James (@SusanStJames3_) September 3, 2021
The Guardian confirms that Biden wants Saudi links declassified:
Joe Biden has announced the wholesale review and declassification of files from the investigation into the 9/11 attack, in response to intense pressure from Congress and victims’ families currently suing Saudi Arabia.
“As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the American people deserve to have a fuller picture of what their government knows about those attacks,” an executive order issued on Friday said.
It said the full record would be disclosed in tranches over the coming six months “except when the strongest possible reasons counsel otherwise”.
The order said that while the “indiscriminate” release of information could jeopardise national security and the ability to prevent future attacks, a better balance had to be struck between transparency and accountability.
It said “information should not remain classified when the public interest in disclosure outweighs any damage to the national security”.
Victims’ families have long demanded the US release the findings of Operation Encore, a FBI investigation into possible Saudi complicity, particularly contacts between Saudi officials and two 9/11 hijackers who lived in California in the months before the attacks.
Riyadh has denied any involvement in the hijacking and is fighting a lawsuit brought by the families in federal court in New York.
The executive order comes a month after legislation was introduced with bipartisan support in Congress demanding greater transparency in the investigation.
“I’m very excited,” said Terry Strada, whose husband Tom died in the attack on the World Trade Center, and who is co-chair of a families and survivors group, 9/11 Community United.
“I’m thrilled that we have an executive order now that will mandate a full declassification review of all of the documents.”
Strada added: “The onus is now on the intelligence agencies to explain why they’re going to classify a document. The way that they’ve been doing it until now is under cover of darkness. They won’t be able to do that any longer.”
Under the executive order, an FBI electronic communication dated 4 April 2016 would have to be released by 11 September. The families’ lawyers believe that to be a 16-page summary of the Operation Encore findings.
The existence of that document was admitted by the US during the discovery process in the New York case, but its contents were not disclosed.
Within two months of the order, the FBI and other agencies will have to release “all other records that previously were withheld as classified, in full or in part, during discovery”, as well as another FBI electronic communication closing Operation Encore.
Within four months, the government will declassify “all interview reports, analytical documents, documents reporting investigative findings, or other substantive records (including phone records and banking records, if any)” from the FBI’s original investigation into the attacks (known as Penttbom), where there is any relevance to Operation Encore.
Within six months, the government must release anything relevant from any other investigation which concerns the hijackers and any “relationship with a foreign government”.
It will be up to the attorney general or the heads of the FBI or other agencies to prove that the release of any information “reasonably could be expected to result in damage to the national security”.
What do you think will happen?
Will Biden attempt to attend the 9/11 memorial services where he has been explicitly told he is not welcomed?
Or will he actually respect the wishes of the families?
Let us know your predictions in the comments below.