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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-01-07 12:15 PM
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31. Hi, David. Please provide some cites for the following:
Edited on Wed Aug-01-07 12:23 PM by leveymg
1) In the middle of the last century, a young George Herbert Walker Bush, the son of Prescott Bush, found early on that pimping cheap Arabian oil against his fellow Texan oilmen had both its political and financial rewards. Indeed, it was Bush's relationship with his new found Arabian oil buddies that eventually cost him his bid to for the U.S. Senate from Texas after Senator Lloyd Bentsen exposed Bush's undercutting Texas oil men with cheap Arabian crude.

Q: A number of Texas oil companies were involved in Saudi operations, including the largest, producer,Texaco, which established Saudi operations in 1936, and Dresser Industries, a leading oil field equipment manufacturer and service provider, which served as Bush's springboard. Why would Bush be singled out by the Houston oilmen for doing business with the Arabs? What source are you citing here?

2) Bush soon carved himself out a very special niche in international business: he became the premier American contact and agent for the Saudi family, the Bin Ladens. In fact, this relationship was so tight that whenever GHW Bush traveled all those many years to the Middle East, he passed over the many fine hotels in Saudi Arabia...always preferring to stay in the bin Laden family palace.

Q. W's drinkin buddy and fellow TANG squadron wingman, James R. Bath was a close Salem bin Laden associate. Salem and then his in-law, Khalid bin-Mahfouz, were the front guys for the Saudis in Houston. What is your source that it was actually GWHB who was actually the premier US contact and the other details about Bush's close connections with the bin Ladens?

3) Of course, GHB's star continued to rise politically and financially with all that Saudi money bankrolling his endeavors

Q. We know that CIA Director GHW entered into a big money relationship with Prince al-Turki in 1976 to create the Safari Club, an arrangement whereby the Saudis financed off-the-books CIA operations. See, http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... But, what other info do you have about direct financial dealings between Bush Sr. and the Royals?

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