Preface By Washington’s Blog: In the following comment, Dr. Boyle discusses a recent New York Times report on Saudi connections with 9/11 … and points out the deeper implications.
“The man under questioning… Thumairy had been a Saudi Consular official based in Los Angeles and the imam of a mosque visited by two of the hijackers.”
Excuse me! What is a Saudi Consular official doing running a Mosque in the United States? This would have violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. It would have been grossly incompatible with his Consular Functions under that Convention. What was going on there? Why was the USG [U.S. government] permitting a Saudi Consular Official to run a Mosque in violation of this Vienna Convention? The USG must have known what was going on. And by running a Mosque the Saudis knew they were in violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. So what was going on here? So both Governments are in knowing violation of the Vienna Convention to permit a Saudi Consular Official to run a Mosque (not just attend a Mosque—I see no problem with that) and two of the alleged hijackers go there. All this is just a coincidence?
There is no way that Saudi Official could have run that Mosque unless the USG let him do so. And there is no way the Saudi Government would let their Consular Official run that Mosque in violation of the Vienna Convention unless they had permission to do so from the United States government. And it turns out that two of the alleged hijackers are going to that Mosque. Did the USG and the SAG set it up for that purpose?