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With a leader like this how could a nation go wrong?

by MCR Thursday, Dec. 06, 2001 at 9:39 AM

To those who haven't heard, listen up before its too late!





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Hitler To Saddam Hussein to Osama bin Laden – Insider Connections and the

Bush Family’s Partnership with Killers of

Americans


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Brothers, Harriman - BNL- and the Carlyle

Group


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Ruppert


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Copyright 2001. All Rights Reserved, Michael C. Ruppert and From The

Wilderness Publications,
href="http://www.copvcia.com/">http://www.copvcia.com/. May be

reprinted or distributed for non-profit purposes

only.]




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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">FTW

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">, Oct. 9, 2001 - Since

the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, major

media powerhouses and the increasingly influential alternative media alike

have begun to focus attention on Bush family connections and a long

history of arming and financing America’s attackers in the months and

years prior to the outbreak of war. Recent stories in the Wall Street

Journal (Sept. 27 & 28, 2001), ABC News (Oct. 1, 2001), as well as a

host of reports from so-called alternative news sources have begun to

focus attention on the Bush family’s profit-making role in creating and

arming our enemies.


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following is a more comprehensive look at the documented history of these

relationships that will also open some new avenues of inquiry for the

press, Congress and the American people.


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a world now filled with biowarfare agents, backpack nuclear devices, and

chemical weapons like Sarin gas -- where there are people in many

countries with reasons to oppose the United States -- the Bush

Administration is following predictable strategies in a way that redefines

the concept of brinksmanship. Human survival may depend upon the will and

the ability of both the Congress and the press to focus on these

relationships and to take appropriate action. Moreover – and I am not the

first to say this – if a national security priority is to seize the

financial assets of those who support terrorists, then perhaps we should

start right here at home.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Meticulous research,

including U.S. government records from the era, along with contemporaneous

news stories from the New York Times and other papers is presented in the

1992 book entitled, “George Bush, The Unauthorized Biography” by Webster

G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin, Published by The Executive Intelligence

Review and located at
href="http://www.tarpley.net/bushb.htm">http://www.tarpley.net/bushb.htm.

The following is sourced entirely from Chapter II of this essential work.

[Note: Although FTW does not always agree with conclusions

reached by the Executive Intelligence Review, or its founder Lyndon La

Rouche, we have never found a single flaw in any of their factual

research. History is history, no matter who presents it. And this history

is essential to understanding our era.]


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">George W. Bush’s

grandfather, Prescott Bush, was the Managing Director of the investment

bank Brown Brothers, Harriman from the 1920s through the 1940s. It was

Brown Brothers, in conjunction with Averell Harriman, the Rockefeller

family, Standard Oil, the DuPonts, the Morgans and the Fords who served as

the principal funding arm in helping to finance Adolph Hitler’s rise to

power starting in 1923. This included direct funding for the SS and SA

channeled through a variety of German firms. Prescott Bush, through

associations with the Hamburg-Amerika Steamship line, Nazi banker Fritz

Thyssen (pronounced Tee-sen), Standard Oil of Germany, The German Steel

Trust (founded by Dillon Read founder, Clarence Dillon), and I.G. Farben,

used the Union Bank Corporation to funnel vast quantities of money to the

Nazis and to manage their American interests. The profits from those

investments came back to Bush allies on Wall Street. Thyssen is

universally regarded as having been Hitler’s private banker and ultimate

owner of the Union Bank Corporation.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Early support for

Hitler came from Prescott Bush through the Hamburg-Amerika Steamship line

-- also funded by Brown Bothers -- that funneled large sums of money and

weapons to Hitler’s storm troopers in the

1920s.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">According to Tarpley

and Chaitkin, “In May 1933, just after the Hitler regime was

consolidated, an agreement was reached in Berlin for the coordination of

all Nazi commerce with the U.S.A. The Harriman International Company… was

to head a syndicate of 150 firms and individuals, to conduct all exports

from Hitler Germany to the United

States
.”


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face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">
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a 1942 U.S. government investigative report that surfaced during 1945

Senate hearings found that the Union Bank, with Prescott Bush on the

board, was an “interlocking concern” with the German Steel Trust that had

produced:


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of Nazi Germany’s pig iron




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of Nazi Germany’s universal plate




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of Nazi Germany’s heavy plate




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of Nazi Germany’s galvanized sheet




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of Nazi Germany’s pipes and tubes




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of Nazi Germany’s wire




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of Nazi Germany’s explosives


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The business

relationships established by Bush in 1923 continued even after the war

started until they became so offensive and overt as to warrant seizure by

the U.S. government under the Trading with the Enemy Act in 1942.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">In 1942, “Under the

Trading with the Enemy Act, the government took over Union Banking

Corporation, in which Bush was a director. The U.S. Alien Property

Custodian seized Union Banking Corp.’s stock

shares…


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“… all of which shares

are held for the benefit of… members of the Thyssen family, [and] is

property of nationals… of a designated enemy

country.”


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“On October 28, the

government issued orders seizing two Nazi front organizations run by the

Bush-Harriman bank: the Holland-American Trading Corporation and the

Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation.”


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“Nazi interests in the

Silesian-American Corporation, long managed by Prescott Bush and his

father in law George Herbert Walker, were seized under the Trading with

the Enemy Act on Nov. 17, 1942…”

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Bush businesses were reported in a number of American papers including The

New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Prescott Bush went on

to become an influential Republican Senator from Connecticut who went on

to be a regular golfing partner of President Dwight Eisenhower. His

attorneys were the lawyers John Foster and Allen Dulles, the later became

the CIA Director under Eisenhower.


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Saddam

Hussein

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">After becoming

President in January 1989, Prescott Bush’s son, George Herbert Walker Bush

– father of our current President – authorized a series of programs that

not only armed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein but also provided him with

technology that assisted in his development of chemical weapons like Sarin

gas, and biological weapons, which he still possesses. Apologists for Bush

(the elder) say that, after the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s left the region

unstable, he was just trying to establish a new balance of power. Not so.

Bush directives and policies, including relationships with the Bank of

Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), and the Banca Nacional del

Lavoro (BNL) were directly and deliberately responsible for creating the

army the U.S. fought in 1991.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">A story by Russ W.

Baker, in the March/April issue the Colombia Journalism Review (CJR),

provided the most compelling overview of Iraqgate that I have seen.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“ABC News Nightline

opened last June 9 with words to make the heart stop ‘It is becoming

increasingly clear,’ said a grave Ted Koppel, ‘that George Bush, operating

largely behind the scenes throughout the 1980s, initiated and supported

much of the financing, intelligence, and military help that built Saddam’s

Iraq into the aggressive power that the United States ultimately had to

destroy…


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of our top papers provided so little coverage?” Baker poignantly

asks.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“ The result: readers

who neither grasp nor care about the facts behind facile imagery like The

Butcher of Baghdad and Operation Desert Storm. In particular, readers who

do not follow the story of the Banca Nacional del Lavoro, which apparently

served as a paymaster for Saddam’s arms buildup, and thus became a player

in the largest bank-fraud case in U.S.

history.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“Complex, challenging,

mind-boggling stories (from Iran-Contra to the S&L crisis to BCCI)

increasingly define our times: yet we don’t appear to be getting any

better at telling them…


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“Much of what Saddam

received from the West was not arms per se, but so-called dual-use

technology -- ultra sophisticated computers, armored ambulances,

helicopters, chemicals, and the like, with potential civilian uses as well

as military applications. We’ve learned that a vast network of companies,

based in the U.S. and abroad, eagerly fed the Iraqi war machine right up

until August 1990, when Saddam invaded

Kuwait.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“And we’ve learned

that the obscure Atlanta Branch of Italy’s largest bank, Banca Nacional

del Lavoro, relying partly on U.S. taxpayer-guaranteed loans, funneled

billion to Iraq from 1985 to 1989. Some government-backed loans were

supposed to be for agricultural purposes, but were used to facilitate the

purchase of stronger stuff than wheat. Federal Reserve and Agriculture

department memos warned of suspected abuses by Iraq, which apparently took

advantage of the loans to free up funds for munitions. U.S. taxpayers have

been left holding the bag for what looks like billion in defaulted

loans to Iraq.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“… In fact, we now

know that in February 1990, then Attorney General Dick Thornburgh

[appointed by George H.W. Bush] blocked U.S. investigators from traveling

to Rome and Istanbul to pursue the case…


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">“… As New York Times

columnist William Safire argued last December 7, ‘Iraqgate is uniquely

horrendous: a scandal about the Systematic abuse of power by misguided

leaders of three democratic nations [The U.S., Britain, and Italy] to

secretly finance the arms buildup of a

dictator.”


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">While Democrat Henry

Gonzales, Chairman of the House Banking Committee during the period, stood

as the lone voice from the wilderness in raising alarms about Bush’s

obvious corruption, the rest of the Congress sheepishly ignored all the

signs demanding immediate action. Gonzales’ voice reportedly fell silent

after his empty car was machine-gunned in a Washington suburb in what

passed for a drive-by shooting.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The CJR continues:

“Meanwhile, The Village Voice published a major investigation by

free-lancer Murray Waas in its December 18, 1990 issue… “That American

troops could be killed or maimed because of a covert decision to arm

Iraq,’ Waas wrote, “is the most serious consequence of a U.S. foreign

policy formulated and executed in secret, without the advice and consent

of the American public…”


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The L.A. Times, on Feb

23, 1992, dug deep enough to find secret National Security Decision

Directives by the Bush Administration in 1989 ordering closer ties with

Baghdad and paving the way for billion in new aid. The Times’ series,

co-authored with Waas, emphasized that, “buried deep in a 1991

Washington Press piece – that Secretary of State James Baker, after

meeting with Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz in October 1989, intervened

personally to support U.S. government loans guarantees to

Iraq.”


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Baker’s CJR report

also noted, “On October 3, the [Wall Street] Journal reported [BNL

official Christopher] Drogoul’s assertion that the director general of

Iraq’s Ministry of Industry and Military Production had told him, ‘We are

all in this together. The intelligence service of the U.S. government

works very closely with the intelligence service of the Iraqi government.’

Three weeks later, the Journal reported that [Henry] Gonzales ‘produced a

phone-book-sized packet of documents’ showing the involvement of U.S.

exporting firms… The documents mentioned one… which designed parts for

Iraq’s howitzers and was financed through

BNL…”


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the wake of highly suspicious anthrax outbreaks in Florida, just miles

from where several of the WTC suicides pilots trained, we add one final

note. In his 1998 book "Bringing the War Home" author William Thomas

writes, “ Under that same [weapons transfer] program, 19

containers of Anthrax bacteria were supplied to Iraq in 1988 by the

American Type Culture Collection company, located near Fort Detrick, MD,

the site of the US Army's high security germ warfare

labs.”


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The

Carlyle Group, the Bushes and bin Laden

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The warnings about the

Carlyle Group, the nation’s 11th largest defense contractor,

and the Bushes came long before the World Trade Center attacks. The

Carlyle Group is a closely held corporation, exempt, for that reason, from

reporting its affairs to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Little is

known of what it actually does except that it buys and sells defense

contractors. As of October 4, 2001, it has removed its corporate web site

from the World Wide Web making further investigation through that channel

impossible. Its Directors include Frank Carlucci, former Reagan Secretary

of Defense; James Baker, former Bush Secretary of State; and Richard

Darman, a former White House aide to Ronald Reagan and Republican Party

operative.


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weeks after George W Bush’s inauguration, the conservative Washington

lobbying group Judicial Watch issued a press release. It

said:


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D.C.) Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and

prosecutes government abuse and corruption, called on former President

George Herbert Walker Bush to resign immediately from the Carlyle Group, a

private investment firm, while his son President George W. Bush is in

office. Today's New York Times reported that the elder Bush is an

"ambassador" for the billion private investment firm and last year

traveled to the Middle East on its behalf. The former president also

helped the firm in South Korea.


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New York Times reported that as compensation, the elder Bush is allowed to

buy a stake in the Carlyle Group's investments, which include ownership in

at least 164 companies throughout the world (thereby by giving the current

president an indirect benefit). James Baker, the former Secretary of State

who served as President George W. Bush's point man in Florida's election

dispute, is a partner in the firm. The firm also gave George W. Bush help

in the early 1990's when it placed him on one of its subsidiary's board of

directors.


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is simply inappropriate. Former President Bush should immediately resign

from the Carlyle Group because it is an obvious conflict of interest. Any

foreign government or foreign investor trying to curry favor with the

current Bush Administration is sure to throw business to the Carlyle

Group. And with the former President Bush promoting the firm's investments

abroad, foreign nationals could understandably confuse the Carlyle Group's

interests with the interests of the United States government," stated

Larry Klayman, Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel.


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are now bound to be raised if the recent Bush Administration change in

policy towards Iraq has the fingerprints of the Carlyle Group, which is

trying to gain investments from other Arab countries who

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would presumably benefit from the new policy," stated Judicial Watch

President Tom Fitton.”


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Judicial

Watch noted that “even the Clinton Administration called on the Rodham

brothers to stop their business dealings in
[The former Soviet

Republic of] Georgia because those dealings started to destabilize that

country.”


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the WTC attacks the Wall Street Journal has reported (Sept. 28, 2001)

that, “George H.W. Bush, the father of President Bush, works for the

bin Laden family business in Saudi Arabia through the Carlyle Group, an

international consulting firm.”
The senior Bush had met with the bin

Laden family at least twice in the last three years – 1998 and 2000 -- as

a representative of Carlyle, seeking to expand business dealings with one

of the wealthiest Saudi families, which some experts argue, has never

fully severed its ties with black sheep Osama in spite of current reports

in a mainstream press that is afraid of offending the current

administration.


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Nation, on March 27, 2000 – in a story co-authored by David Corn and Paul

Lashmar – wrote, “In January former President George Bush and former

British Prime Minister John Major paid a social call on Saudi Arabian

Crown Prince Abdullah…”
This story confirms at least one meeting

between the elder Bush and Saudi leaders, including the bin Ladens. That

the bin Ladens attended this meeting was confirmed in a subsequent

September 27, 2001 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) story. The January 2000

meeting with the bin Ladens was also later confirmed by Bush (the elder’s)

Chief of Staff Jean Becker, only after the WSJ presented her with a thank

you note sent by Bush to the bin Ladens after that

meeting.


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Baker visited the bin Ladens in 1998 and 1999 with Carlyle CEO Frank

Carlucci.


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The

WSJ story went on to note, “A Carlyle executive said that the bin Laden

family committed million through a London investment arm in 1995 in

Carlyle Partners II Fund, which raised .3 billion overall. The fund has

purchased several aerospace companies among 29 deals. So far, the family

has received .3 million back in completed investments and should

ultimately realize a 40% annualized rate of return, the Carlyle executive

said.


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a foreign financier with ties to the bin Laden family says the family’s

overall investment with Carlyle is considerably

larger…”


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In other

words, Osama bin Laden’s attacks on the WTC and Pentagon, with the

resulting massive increase in the U.S. defense budget have just made his

family a great big pile of money.

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Bush connections appear in relation to the bin Ladens. The WSJ story also

notes that, “During the past several years, the [bin Laden] family’s

close ties to the Saudi royal family prompted executives and staff from

closely held New York publisher Forbes, Inc. to make two trips to the

family headquarters, according to Forbes Chairman Caspar Weinberger, a

former U.S. Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration. ‘We would

call on them to get their view of the country and what would be of

interest to investors.’”


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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">President

G.H.W. Bush pardoned Weinberger for his criminal conduct in the

Iran-Contra scandal in 1989.


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current President, George W. Bush has also had -- at minimum -- indirect

dealings with Carlyle and the bin Ladens. In 1976 his firm Arbusto Energy

was funded with ,000 from Texas investment banker James R. Bath who was

also the U.S. investment counselor for the bin Laden family. In his

watershed 1992 book, “The Mafia, The CIA and George Bush,” award winning

Texas investigative journalist Pete Brewton dug deeply into Bath’s

background, revealing connections with the CIA and major fraudulent

activities connected with the Savings & Loan scandal that took 0

billion out of the pockets of American taxpayers. A long-time friend of

George W. Bush, Bath was connected to a number of covert financing

operations in the Iran-Contra scandal, which also linked to bin Laden

friend Adnan Khashoggi. One of the richest men in the world, Khashoggi was

the arms merchant at the center of the whole Iran-Contra scandal.

Khashoggi, whose connections to the bin Ladens is more than superficial,

got his first business break by acting as middle-man for a large truck

purchase by Osama bin Laden’s older brother,

Salem.


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key player in the Bush Administration, Deputy Secretary of Defense Richard

Armitage, left his post as an Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan

Administration after a series of scandals connected to CIA operatives Ed

Wilson, Ted Shackley, Richard Secord and Tom Clines placed him at the

brink of criminal indictment and jail. Shackley and Secord are veterans of

Vietnam operations and have long been linked to opium/heroin smuggling.

The Armitage scandals all focused on the illegal provision of weapons and

war materiel to potential or actual enemies of the U.S. and to the Contras

in Central America.


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a former Navy SEAL, who reportedly enjoyed combat missions and killing

during covert operations in Laos during the Vietnam War, has never been

far from the Bush family’s side. Throughout his career, both in and out of

government, he has been perpetually connected to CIA drug smuggling

operations. Secretary of State Colin Powell, in a 1995 Washington Post

story, called Armitage, “my white son.” In 1990, then President Bush

dispatched Armitage to Russia to aid in its “transition” to capitalism.

Armitage’s Russian work for Bush has been frequently connected to the

explosion of drug trafficking under the Russian Mafias, which became

virtual rulers of the nation afterwards. In the early 1990s Armitage had

extensive involvement in Albania at the same time that the Albanian ally,

Kosovo Liberation Army was coming to power and consolidating its grip,

according to The Christian Science Monitor, on 70% of the heroin entering

western Europe. [See FTW Vol. II, No 2 – April 24,

1999]


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and Carlucci are both Board Members of the influential Washington think

tank, the Middle East Policy Council.


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connections continue with Vice President Dick Cheney. Amongst the

multitude of oil pipeline construction running through the new war zone is

one project – according to a Sept. 19, 2001 Wall Street Journal story – a

joint venture in which the bin Laden family joined with the construction

firm H.C. Price. A researcher named “Phoenix,” writing for the Internet

news site Rumor Mills News Agency located at
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reported that Price subsequently changed its name to Bredero Shaw, Inc.

and is now owned by a subsidiary of the Halliburton Corporation, Dresser

Industries. It was Dresser industries that gave George H.W. Bush his first

post war job in 1948. A check of the relevant corporate web sites has

confirmed this.


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President Dick Cheney, who served as Secretary of Defense during Desert

Storm, directing the campaign against Saddam Hussein, was Halliburton’s

CEO until last year’s election.


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according to a 2000 story from Harper’s Magazine, in 1990 our current

President, through a position as a corporate director of Caterair, owned

by the Carlyle Group – at a time when the bin Laden’s were invested in

Carlyle – had additional connections to the bin Laden family. In addition,

on March 1, 1995, when George W. Bush was Texas governor and a senior

Trustee of the university, the University of Texas Endowment voted to

place million in investments with the Carlyle Group. As to how much of

that money went to the bin Ladens we can only guess. But we do know that

there is a long tradition in the Bush family of giving money to those who

kill Americans.


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as the people of America are beginning to awaken to what is really being

unleashed upon them, as a few brave souls are asking who’s going to get

all the money the Bush Administration is “borrowing” from government

coffers and who’s going to pay for it - the above history is more than

ominous.


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that during the 1980s, under the pretext of fighting a Sandinista regime

in Nicaragua that never once launched an attack on the U.S., these same

people oversaw an explosion in U.S. cocaine consumption that went from 80

metric tons in 1979 to 600 metric tons in 1989 - considering that the CIA

trained and equipped death squads that tortured and murdered hundreds of

thousands of people from Guatemala to Panama – considering that these same

people have brutalized Iraq, leaving portions of it radioactively

contaminated by depleted uranium for the next 4 billion years and causing

a fivefold increase in the number of childhood leukemia cases amidst a

starving population, one can only wonder what they will produce for the

world now given the context of the World Trade Center

attacks.




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