also From the article:
Shapiro added that the Saudis faced a powerful threat with Iran;in recent weeks the US has allegedly plead with the Saudis to sell surplus crude to India in hopes of weakening Iranian oil exports.
guess someone somewhere needed to be reminded who is really in charge here and that he wants to be obeyed without question.
Explaining his renewed involvement in the matter, Senator Graham says, “I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia.”
He is right when one has a clue about who the real terrorist are: they do have strong ties. What he intends though is reinforcing the legend that the 19 supposed hijackers did it. With making the link to the Saudi Government, what he wants is to put pressure on them.
In short this seems a planted story to pass a message to comply with the orders and stick to the agenda.