U.S. President Joe Biden has been under pressure for some time now from the families of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.
Families, who were trying to file a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia for being linked to the attacks, demanded that Biden declassify all of the FBI's investigative documents regarding the attacks.
In fact, Biden has also promised full transparency with regards to releasing the 9/11 documents. And thus after Biden came to office, a group of Democratic Party senators made an attempt to declassify intel linking the attack to Saudi Arabia in order for it to be used in lawsuits filed by the victims' families.
The families have announced that they would not want Biden to attend 9/11 commemorations this year unless he issues an executive order to declassify the documents.
The pressure did pay off as Biden succumbed and ordered the declassification of the documents in question. Accordingly, confidential information obtained over the course of the FBI Investigation will be published piecemeal within six months.
Actually, the real issue here is why the 9/11 investigation documents were kept from the public all this time. As in the "Kennedy Assassination Case", decisions restricting the disclosure of confidential documents relating to the 9/11 investigation raised many eyebrows. Undoubtedly, the September 11 investigations raise much more questions in terms of their nature and scope.
The9/11 attacks provided the pretext for the U.S. invasion of first Afghanistan and then Iraq. After the September 11 attacks, the U.S. Congress temporarily deferred its authority to declare war to the U.S. President. With the 2001 Military Force Authorization Act, U.S. Presidents can use military force directly without returning to Congress.
It should be noted that the U.S. Congress's transfer of the power to declare wars to the President is interpreted in the context of lawmakers’ intention to evade the moral and political responsibility for operations overseas.
Bush, Obama, and Trump have frequently used the law's broad definition of a terrorist threat, across borders, to justify military actions in foreign countries.
Since the Law in question also allows the use of military force against organizations or individuals, the assassination attack targeting Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad during the Trump era was carried out within the framework of the aforementioned law.
In the final months of Trump's Presidency, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the 2001 Military Force Authorization Act. The bill was passed with the votes of the Democrats, who hold the majority in the House. However, in order for the law to be repealed, it must also be approved by the Senate.
Looking back from today, it is clear that 9/11 was used as a pretext for the U.S. to intervene as it pleases in any part of the world. It is also important in this respect that the veil of secrecy be lifted on the investigation documents related to the 9/11 attacks, which continue to be used as a scapegoat that abets the U.S. in its quest for global hegemony through military means.
It’s no secret that Neocons are behind the imperialist war doctrines, whose fingerprints are were all over the so-called "Axis of Evil" discourse of George W. Bush, who decided to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
The book "An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror ", co-authored by Richard Perle, known as the "Prince of Darkness", and David Frum, Bush's personal assistant and speechwriter, served as a roadmap for the Neocons.
Frum was the man who coined the term "Axis of Evil". He was actually trying to clear his name in his August 16 article in The Atlantic.
According to Frum, who blamed the Democratic administrations rather than the Republicans for the invasion of Afghanistan, if Osama Bin Laden had been captured in 2001, the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan would have ended immediately.
Frum knows full well that that wasn’t the case. The U.S.’s main aim was to make its military presence in Afghanistan permanent. As a matter of fact, although Bin Laden died as a result of the operation in Pakistan in 2011, the U.S. remained in Afghanistan for another ten years. Neocons were very vocal in their rejection of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The question is: How much of the truth will the long-classified 9/11 documents reveal about the invasion of Afghanistan?