Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Former Intel Chair Fights to Release Saudi Memo

Peter B. Collins Presents Senator Bob Graham

Over 3 terms in the US Senate, Bob Graham (D-FL, ret) rose to chair the Intelligence Committee, and ran the initial hearings into the events of 9/11/01. Ever-cautious and overly diplomatic, Graham nevertheless continues to demand the full, unredacted release of the 28-page memo that purportedly details funding of alleged hijackers by top royals in Saudi Arabia. He calls FBI actions “aggressive deception” and labels key FBI reports “factually not true”, but is unwilling to call them “lies”. He acknowledges that the FBI and “other agencies” misled and obstructed his inquiry and the 9/11 Commission, but is restrained in his reaction.

*Bob Graham retired from the US Senate in 2005 after 3 terms. Before that, he was twice elected Governor of Florida.

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  1. The thought of Senator Graham tiptoeing through a minefield, comes to mind. “Let’s determine the ‘true facts’ “, as opposed to…? “I’m not aware of Mr. Tice’s allegations…”, is amazing to me. Tiptoe. I’m just a curious retired guy and find it odd that I am probably better informed than the former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, admitting that the Senator is under far more pressure for any of his assertions than I’ll ever be. He gives the impression of going as far as one can go with the ‘true facts’ currently acknowledged and no further. The 28 pages should be declassified, but it’s just one more puzzle piece that I think will be more smoke than fire, and plays into the cover-up, delay game. 15 of the alleged hijackers were from SA and here we are 14 years later hypothesizing SA involvement. Amazing.

  2. ‘well, I do intend to try to be as diplomatic and polite as possible’

    That had me laughing out loud! I sent Peter B an email applauding what I think I referred to as a “virtuoso Processing Distortion” performance on his part. Particularly, as I mentioned in the email, in the case of Graham, who appears to be a master at the art of articulately saying nothing of substance.

    The FBI engaged in “aggressive evasion”, but not lying? And his response to Russ Tice’s revelations? That’s like saying, “the victim was assaulted and forced into having sex against their will, but I’m not in a position where I feel I can determine whether that was an instance of rape. That’s why we want to release the police report, since it’s been reported that this is what happened… you know and well, I think rape is wrong. Plus it’s illegal and well, it’s not the sort of thing we condone as a society. If there was an instance where aggressive sexual conduct took place against the will of this individual we should know”.

    Great interview…

  3. Ronald Orovitz says:

    I’ve read Senator Graham’s Keys to the Kingdom, and there’s one apparent revelation in there that never gets attention, namely the equity firm that got the far greater share of Al Yamamah funds than did the fictionalized Prince Bandar – that would be the “Peninsular Group” which seems to be Graham’s fictionalization of the Carlyle Group. I’ve never heard anyone ask him about that. (Hey Sen. Graham, if perchance you’re reading these comments, I’m asking you now!)

    Of course Sen. Graham is by nature going to be diplomatic about how he says what he says (e.g. not wanting to use the word “lie”), and he might even be a bit Machiavellian about who he’s publicly pointing the finger at in pushing to get the 28 pages released -implicating the Saudis appeals to certain xenophobic tendencies… But when those pages are released, there might be a much, much bigger shoe to drop…

  4. Good job Peter, thank you. The interesting thing about this whole 28-pages issue and Saudi involvement is that, unlike the rest of the 9/11 “conspiracy theory” argument, every American and his six-pack-drinking brother totally gets it. Everybody is more than willing to blame the Saudis. People who think you’re nuts with your controlled demolition and your Vigilant Guardian and your reinforced Pentagon wedges and your Operation Northwoods are all suddenly like “oh definitely” when you blame the Saudis. There’s nothing threatening to their worldview there. That’s a bit of cynicism they’re eager to buy into.

    That makes the 28-pages movement a potentially very useful wedge. Obviously if an investigation were forced it would be about as hard-hitting as the Warren Commission. Still — it could open a few doors, make a few questions a little harder to avoid. If we’re looking for an action agenda, “what can we do to change the narrative”, there could be worse places to push than right here. When you see a crack like this one, you may as well keep tapping at it with the hammer.

    • John,

      “…unlike the rest of the 9/11 “conspiracy theory” argument, every American and his six-pack-drinking brother totally gets it. Everybody is more than willing to blame the Saudis…”- You are making a very good point here; 100% spot on. Since the ‘Day 1’ the Saudis have been a great fall back; a safe one; an easy one. The Saudi monarch & intel elites are completely US-installed, US-directed, US-managed. Thus, to complete the loop it would be: ‘9/11-Saudis-USA gov and deep state.’ NOT 9/11-Saudis & bam that’s where it all begins and ends. I love how you articulated this significant point with ‘every American and his six-pack drinking bro’: Exactly. Just look at them- the imagery fits the average American’s notion of: barbaric terrorist= bearded, clad in those white sheets, covered with burka, desert, camels, chanting fanatics … So of course, ‘who wouldn’t agree with that? Who wouldn’t fall for it, ey?!

      “That makes the 28-pages movement a potentially very useful wedge.”- Useful for who? ‘They’ will time it with ‘When the time comes for regime change in Saudi Arabia.’ Which will happen- not in the next couple of years, but on grand chessboard, they are on the list. They will be replaced by some military puppet regime installed by the USA with some better sounding name ‘The Democratic Republic of Saudi Arabia’ or something like that.

      Also, after all this ‘beefing up’ and ‘publicity’ creating this desire to see those pages, giving it an air of ‘covered up truth’ and ‘the answer’, those pages may actually set the truth back even further. How do we know which 28-pages? How do we know whether it (the to-be-released pages) would be the ‘altered version’ or not?

      • Thanks for responding, Sibel. Of course you’re right, The Plan would be to use it at regime change time. I’m just holding out the possibility that the plan could be subverted. I’m trying to assume ‘they’ are not infallible, and occasionally experience bad luck, or things get out of control. Maybe people actually wonder: if they did that and we have to get rid of them NOW, and we knew it THEN, why did we cover it up for so long? What’s going on?

        Just maybe. Admittedly, I’m scraping around for hopeful scraps!

  5. I am in the advanced stages of helplessness.
    listening to Graham, terrible images Free Falling down the face of SAMO flashed past in one seamless narrative knowing nothing was going to change in design or deceit or decent and death the only answer.
    I know its easy to criticize, but ‘Aggressive deception’ ?? Aggressive deception is a game the FBI play all day long. All night long. The White House too. Anyone involved at the levels Graham is or has been, not discussing evidence of 911 inside job by Now, is either fool or player. If not one single element of the empirical evidence already establishing inside job is in the discussion-in HIS discussion-, then ‘redacted’ can only be ‘part of’ the ongoing deception.
    His wife can rest assured he will not be going to Leavenworth.

  6. The Saudi monarch & intel elites are completely US-installed, US-directed, US-managed.
    Not just US..
    In Europe to…( Do not Understand)..
    When…We Will ever Learn..?
    I do not Know…!
    Do You…?..out there…!
    Women’s Taxi Company – Iran
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR2cF5RsC38
    I Think..
    I Do need A bigger Gun..
    KInd Regards
    A little Viking I am…
    We do Care on My Island Bornholm.
    Jens.

  7. Wahabies Wedding …
    You Are It…
    World of the West.
    Kiond regards
    Jens.

  8. Kind Regards
    and not
    (Kiond)..
    I am sorry…
    Jens.

  9. I love Graham’s indignant finger waving: those sneaky Saudis keep tricking us!

  10. ‘ In a court filing, Richard Lambert says that as the agent in charge of the ANTHRAX investigation he was obstructed and impeded in his investigation for four years by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, by apathy and error from the FBI Laboratory, by erroneous legal decisions, and by politically motivated communication embargoes from FBI Headquarters. ‘
    Graham has got to stop pretending he doesn’t know what all this “no connection’ BS means.

    • Well remo, he was just trying to be as diplomatic and polite as possible… =p sorry, I just couldn’t resist.

      I practically feel bad for the guy. The sorts of scenarios and arguments the FBI comes up with to explain ‘inconvenient truths’ are so stupid most of the time they’d be rejected as plot devices for daytime television dramas because they’re just not believable enough.

  11. Won-a-pa-lei says:

    Everybody knows the Saudi Royals wear yarmulkes under their towels.

  12. Won-a-pa-lei says:

    I thought it was perfectly in-line with the interview.

    • @Won-a-pa-lei: “Towels” is pretty close to “towel heads” which is a derogatory term. Yarmulkes obviously isn’t a derogatory term, but in conjunction with “towels” you’re, in effect, appropriating religious attire to make a negative statement about actors who appropriate religious symbolism, as you suggested and I agree with, in a superficial way; suggesting they’re arch rivals when in reality they’re aligned on self-centered destructive activities in the Middle East and elsewhere. Particularly the United States.

      I’m not under the impression your comment suggested anything beyond what I already acknowledged that I agree with you on, or that as you stated, is not in-line with the interview. However, I’m just trying to point out that the choice of words puts an unnecessary religious spin on things that I doubt you intended. That’s all. Hopefully that clears things up. 🙂

    • Won-a-pa-lei,

      I have to agree with Benny: “However, I’m just trying to point out that the choice of words puts an unnecessary religious spin on things that I doubt you intended …”. I too understand and agree with what you intended here (US Puppet Saudi Ruling Family in completely under the thumb of Zionist Israel- no doubt about it). What I do not like or agree with: ‘the unnecessary religious spin.’ I don’t care whether it is on Muslims/Islam (obviously, especially since ISIS creation, it is being done by the media daily- everything terror/bad/pejorative paired up with ‘Islam’), Christianity, Hindus, Buddhism … That is one other element that got me truly disgusted with discussion forums on these topic on YouTube/InfoWar/etc: While I am against Israel and atrocities committed by them (daily for nearly half a century), I cringe when people start using the word ‘Jewish’ paired up with some very ugly languages. They defeat the purpose- it backfires; it rightfully turns so many people off. Again I am not saying this as ‘a politically correct person’- which I am not. I do not subscribe to any particular religion (nor did my family), but I believe in respect for all religions/people’s spiritual belief system …

  13. Won-a-pa-lei says:

    A religion which bases itself on being God’s chosen people, thereby leaving the unchosen less human rights, is not from the Divine…no respect from me.

    A religion that demands that its women dress in head to toe black when out in nature is not of the Divine…no respect from me.

    A religion that propagates a caste system among its people is not of the Divine…no respect from me.

    A religion that supports and aligns itself with a religion that suppresses other groups basic human rights, as most Christian Zionists, is not of the Divine…no respect from me.

    But I am no one special…carry on.

  14. Useful for who..?
    (“That makes the 28-pages movement a potentially very useful wedge.”- Useful for who? ‘They’ will time it with ‘When the time comes for regime change in Saudi Arabia.’ Which will happen- not in the next couple of years, but on grand chessboard, they are on the list.)..!
    You do know how to play Chess.
    What will That regime change cost Us All..?
    Kind Regards
    Jens.

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