Turki bin Faisal al-Saud
|Turki bin Faisal al-Saud|
15 February 1945|
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
|Spouse||Nouf bint Fahd bin Khalid Al Saud|
|Member of||Le Cercle|
A former director general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency, who resigned suddenly, just 10 days before the 9/11 attacks.
On 5 November 2011, Turki asserted on Saudi TV that Ossama bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 Attacks, stating that "The religious edicts issued by [bin Laden] are the main evidence because they call for attacking American soldiers and civilians. Only those people devoid of feelings will still ask for evidence."
A Quote by Turki bin Faisal al-Saud
|Safari Club||“In 1976, after the Watergate matters took place here, your intelligence community was literally tied up by Congress. It could not do anything. It could not send spies, it could not write reports, and it could not pay money. In order to compensate for that, a group of countries got together in the hope of fighting Communism and established what was called the Safari Club. The Safari Club included France, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Iran.”|
- Wright, Lawrence, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Knopf, August 2006