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March 20, 2012

9/11 Saudi Involvement: 9/11 widow and former Senator interviewed about alleged Saudi connection to 9/11 attacks

Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC spoke today with 9/11 widow Terry Strada and former Senator Bob Graham (FL) about the Saudi government's alleged involvement in the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks.

View the full interview on MSNBC.

Strada, whose husband Tom lost his life in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11, is one of more than 6,600 9/11 family members and survivors who make up The 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism. The 9/11 Families are co-plaintiffs (represented by Motley Rice) in the groundbreaking anti-terrorism litigation known as In re Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, consolidated litigation that seeks to learn the truth about the alleged financial and material support that was provided to al Qaeda and needed to accomplish the atrocities of 9/11.

"I think it is deep. It is highly evidence-based. It represents significant assistance, which, in my opinion, but for that assistance 9/11 would not have occurred," Graham said in the interview about the evidence that has been collected against the Saudis.

Both the Saudi High Commission and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were dismissed from the litigation several years ago under an erroneous reading of U.S foreign sovereignty laws, and the 9/11 Families are appealing that decision and fighting to have the Saudis reinstated into the litigation. Graham (co-chair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks), as well as former Senator Bob Kerrey of NE (member of the national 9/11 Commission), have supported the 9/11 Families and recently filed sworn affidavits with the federal court supporting further investigation into the Saudi government's alleged support of al Qaeda and the events leading to the attacks.

"We have been investigating this for the last ten years … We hope to hold them accountable in our justice system here in our courts and ask them the questions that we have for them of their involvement in 9/11 and the murder of our loved ones," said Strada during her interview on MSNBC.

"We are united. There's over 6,000 of us, and we're not going away … Osama bin Laden did not act alone," she added.

Read a statement made by the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism on March 1, 2012.

Learn more about the In re Terrorist Attacks litigation that Motley Rice human rights/anti-terrorism attorneys filed on behalf of more than 6,600 family members, survivors and those killed in the 9/11 attacks.