More on the Bush/Saudi Connection: Timelines
Prior to this year, George Bush Jr. was a failed oil man. Three times friends and investors have bailed him out to keep him from going bankrupt. But in this year, the same year his father becomes President, some Saudis buy a portion of his small company, Harken, which has never done business outside of Texas. Later in the year, Harken wins a contract in the Persian Gulf and starts doing well financially. These transactions seem so suspicious that even the Wall Street Journal, in 1991, states it "raises the question of ... an effort to cozy up to a presidential son." Two major investors into Bush's company
during this time are Salem bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's father, and Khaled bin Mahfouz. 11/19/01, Intelligence Newsletter, 3/2/00] Khaled bin Mahfouz is a Saudi banker with a 20% stake in BCCI, a bank that will go bankrupt a few years later in the biggest corruption scandal in banking history
(see July 5, 1991). In 1999 Mahfouz will be placed under house arrest in Saudi Arabia for contributions he gave to welfare organizations closely linked to bin Laden. The sister of Mahfouz is married to Osama bin Laden.
June 4, 1992:
It is reported that the FBI is investigating the connections between James Bath and George Bush Jr. Bath is Salem bin Laden's official representative in the US. "Documents indicate that the Saudis were using Bath and their huge financial resources to influence US policy," since Bush Jr.'s father is president. Bush denies any connections to Saudi money. What became of this investigation is unclear.
A Saudi government audit shows that five of Saudi Arabia's billionaires have been giving tens of millions of dollars to al-Qaeda. The audit shows that these businessmen transferred money from the National Commercial Bank to accounts of Islamic charities in London and New York banks that serve
as fronts for bin Laden. $3 million was diverted from a Saudi pension fund. The only action taken by the Saudis is that Khalid bin Mahfouz, founder of National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia's biggest bank, is placed under house arrest. Bin Mahfouz had invested in George Bush Jr.'s businesses starting in 1989. The US has not frozen the accounts of bin Mahfouz, and he continues to engage in major oil deals with US corporations.
January 21, 2001:
George Bush Jr. is inaugurated as the 43rd US President, replacing Clinton. The only major figure to permanently remain in office is CIA Director Tenet, appointed in 1997 and reputedly a long time friend of Bush Sr. FBI Director Louis Freeh stays on a few more months, until June 2001. Numerous figures in Bush's administration are directly connected to the oil industry. Over 50 of Bush's new staff are later shown to have worked for Enron.
Dubya holding hands with his meal ticket.
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah and his puppet.
Both then-president Bush and the current president have had personal and deep financial ties with the Saudi royal family.
Note: It says "Bush"--not "Clinton"--has "had personal and deep financial ties with the Saudi royal family."
"More than $1.4 billion in investments and contracts went from the House of Saud over the past two decades to companies associated with the Bush family."
"How are the Bushes compromised? In House of Bush, House of Saud, I trace more than $1.4 billion in contracts and investments from the House of Saud to companies in which the Bushes and their friends have had key roles. (Michael Moore uses this figure in Fahrenheit 9/11.) Saudi money bailed out Harken Energy when George W. Bush was on its board of directors. That's how he made his fortune. Bush 41 and James Baker traveled to Saudi Arabia repeatedly for the Carlyle Group to woo Saudi investors and win contracts. The Bush family remains close to Prince Bandar, even though Bandar's wife actually funded two 9/11 hijackers—indirectly and inadvertently, of course. Indirect and inadvertent—that's the Saudi way."
--Craig Unger, author of "House of Bush, House of Saud"
Yeah, the writer of "Canadian Bacon" is legitimate with Alan Alda.
Look you moron, and yes, you really are a moron. What do you want us to do. I know! We piss off Saudi Arabia and have them curtail Oil Production! Brilliant!
Of course everything I have said about going nuclear falls on deaf ears, since LABF has me on ignore, which I find totally osterich and amusing and totally enjoy.
One thing I have noticed about this Numbskull is it's never anything about Kerry, it's always about Bush. It's an obsession that borders on Slappy's obsession and I honestly don't care. I know just a little bit more than you think regarding that brown nosed moron. It's no matter.
Sometimes people don't like to be told the truth.
Of course we wanted contracts. Are you insane?
Your delusional reality is amusing. Of course, you don't give the other option. Hell yes Bush is involved in oil, thank god they are still pumping their asses off. That isn't the ****ing problem you nitwit.
You just think that the world operates in Los Angeles. It doesn't. It's just what the gas costs.
For all his cartoons and Bush Bashing, I have not heard one thing out of this fool to support Kerry, yet alone give his own solutions, when I have delivered dozens. 3 dollar gas will hurt the recovery, but it isn't Bush's fault for befriending the Saudis. Why don't we just have the CIA go shoot the Crown Prince in the Head and create a revolution in Mecca? Is that what you propose you simple minded moron?
I get sick and tired of simple minded blogsters thinking they have all the wrong answers solved. It's literally pathetic.
Bring up a solution and you might get my attention. Your a dumbass.
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