Given the enormous stakes for lives and liberties around the world, no government claim or public assumption about the war on terror should be beyond questioning.
Originally launched to help achieve the declassification of 28 pages detailing links between Saudi government officials and the 9/11 hijackers, 28Pages.org’s scrutiny of the war on terror is now expanding far beyond this single example of government dishonesty and misconduct.
In addition to providing ongoing analysis of the war on terror, 28Pages.org also promotes citizen activism to advance a more rational and honest approach to this longest of American wars.
What’s in a Name
28Pages.org was created in July 2014 by freelance writer Brian McGlinchey as an information and activism hub for the nonpartisan movement to declassify the 28 pages on Saudi links to 9/11. 28Pages.org pursued that goal by enlightening the public, facilitating activism, and serving as a resource to journalists.
The pages were partially declassified on July 15, 2016, and confirmed that, at the very same time the U.S. government was manufacturing bogus links between Iraq and 9/11, it was suppressing 28 pages of bona fide investigative leads pointing to supposed U.S. ally Saudi Arabia. Those leads, according to members of the 9/11 Commission, were never fully investigated.
Though we’re now covering many more aspects of the war on terror, the “28 pages” in our name is an enduring reminder of government’s staggering capacity for dishonesty and hypocrisy.
About Brian McGlinchey
In addition to being the founder and director of 28Pages.org, McGlinchey is the principal at Liberty Messaging, which provides copywriting, editing and other communications support to those who advance limited government and a non-interventionist foreign policy. He is a former Army officer and financial services executive, and a 1989 graduate of Bucknell University, where he studied political science and history. Follow him on Twitter: @LibertyMcG.
To enable more ambitious efforts to build deeper public understanding of the war on terror and heighten pressure on the president and Congress to embrace better policies, 28Pages.org accepts gifts from the public. 28Pages.org has no salaried staff and all gifts are exclusively used to advance the cause.
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