The Hidden Financial Ties between the Bush and the Bin Laden Families., by Thierry Meyssan
the Bush dynasty has closer links to the bin Ladens than Saddam For example, Carlyle owned United Technologies, the. The bin Laden family also spelled bin Ladin, is a wealthy family intimately connected with the . The bin Laden connection was through the son of a Sultan of Yemen who had , and among the 13 members of the bin Ladin family to leave the United States on .. The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America. Dec 3, In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, when no one was being allowed in or out of the United States, many members of the bin Laden family.
To say the content of the publication was explosive would be an understatement, with some publishing houses suddenly pulling the book from their available titles due to increasing risks of libel.
Needless to say, many people viewed this as an attempt to threaten such publishers and writers in order to suppress information. In short, the Carlyle Group, while being a fully transparent private equity company, had many of the same Saudi businessmen and Bush Jr. Perhaps because of this, they are viewed by some with suspicion.
Our next entry does nothing to temper that suspicion.
While both families insist the relationship between the Bushes and the bin Ladens is purely down to business interests, others believe it to have a covert political agenda. Perhaps most notably, CIA field commander Gary Berntsen claimed there was a distinct lack of foot soldiers and effort to hunt down and capture bin Laden, despite his location apparently being known in the immediate months following the attacks.
While interesting, it is not one that we will look into here.
Bush & Bin Laden - George W. Bush Had Ties to Billionaire bin Laden Brood
Hamid Mir Of course, in the s and predominantly in the s, Osama bin Laden was not only considered friendly to the United States; he was considered to be a CIA asset. His group was essentially armed, trained, and backed by the CIA. Once that conflict was over is where things begin to get murky. Many conspiracy theorists contend that Osama bin Laden maintained his links to the CIA, although in a more covert way.
It should be noted there is no absolute proof of this, with many of the people making these claims using past CIA actions to back up their current theories. Also, the alleged mastermind, Khalid Shaykh Mohammed, was free to travel in and out of the United States throughout much of This was in spite of alleged warnings to the Bush administration from their own intelligence services of his suspected involvement in terrorist activity.
Further warnings were issued only weeks prior to the attacks, in Augusteven mentioning Osama bin Laden and other Saudi sponsors.
Instead, they opted to invade Afghanistan. Officially, they claimed this to be the place Osama bin Laden was residing. Mike Pryor InCalifornia company Unocal which had numerous past connections to Dick Cheney began preparations for the Afghanistan Oil Pipeline, which would run from Turkmenistanthrough Afghanistan, and to the Arabian Sea and into the hands of US-run corporations.
Both the Taliban and anti-Taliban groups supported the deal—so much so that US-led training was provided to potential workers to assist in laying the pipeline. However, many activist groups, particularly feminist groups, intensely protested any project involving the Taliban due to their genuinely horrendous stance on human rightsparticularly the lack of rights for women. The pressure proved too much, and Unocal was forced to pull out of the deal. Death announced on May 2, Najwa Ghanem born in Syria Osama's first wife, married ; a first cousin, she was his mother's niece.
She co-authored Growing Up bin Laden with her son Omar. Shaikha Mohammed bin Laden born c. He was the founder of Benevolence International Foundationin the Philippines in During this period, Khalifa is believed to have received large donations of cash from outside the country, some of which, intelligence officials suspect, may have been funnelled to him by Al Qaeda.
He also ran the International Relations and Information Centreby which embezzled money was funneled to Ramzi Yousef. Inhis business cards were found in the Jersey City, New Jersey apartment that Yousef stayed in while he was involved with the World Trade Center bombing plot. Khalifa was first arrested on December 14,in Mountain View, Californiaplaced in solitary confinement, and the contents of his luggage were logged and edited.
InKhalifa was arrested in San Francisco on charges of violating United States immigration laws. He was detained while the Justice Department tried but failed to gather enough information to charge him in connection with suspected terrorist activities. Eventually, he was deported on May 5,to Jordanwhich had an outstanding warrant for him on charges stemming from the bombing of movie theatres in Amman infor which he had been under a possible death sentence, convicted in absentia.
His conviction was later overturned in a new trial, which resulted in an acquittal. Mohammed Jamal Khalifa was assassinated in in Madagascar. Yeslam bin Ladin born studied in the s at the University of Southern Californiain Los Angeles; settled in Switzerland ; became a Swiss citizen c.
Bush - bin Laden family business connections
She spent the early part of her life in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dufour, her little sisters Najia and Noorher mother and her father born on October 19, then moved to Geneva, Switzerland. Inher parents separated. She lived in Manhattan until around the time of the September 11, attacks, but was staying in Geneva for summer holiday at the time of the attacks.
He is reportedly residing in Saudi Arabia, and runs his own firm, called Fame Advertising, in Jeddah;  he is closely watched by the Saudi government, which has restricted his travel from the kingdom since ; reportedly, he has never disowned his father. He was believed to be married to a woman from Yemen. Saad reportedly arrived in Iran in from Afghanistanwith a fake Iranian Passport using the name Saad Mahmoudian. The Customs officer immediately recognized that the passport was fake and searched and questioned Saad briefly.
He notified airport security but did not notify the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security of Iran which is also responsible for identifying detained people at airports as he was supposed to. As a result, the officer found nothing suspicious about his entrance and permitted him to leave Tehran. He was believed to have been heavily responsible for the bombing of a Tunisian synagogue on April 11, He was then implicated in the May 12,suicide bombing in Riyadhand the Morocco bombing four days later.
He was put under house arrest by the Iran government,  but later escaped  by January  and fled to Pakistan. He returned to Saudi Arabia after an apparent falling-out with his father over Omar's disagreement with violence. For a while Omar ran his own company in Jeddah as a contractor.