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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:31 PM
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Carlyle Forms Infrastructure Investment Team [investment in US ports]
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 12:32 PM by wordpix2
http://investing.reuters.co.uk/investing/financeArticle...

NEW YORK, March 10 (Reuters) - Carlyle Group, a private equity group, said on Friday it was setting up an infrastructure investment team focused on investing in projects in the United States.

The initial team of eight will be co-headed by Robert Dove, former executive vice president at Bechtel Enterprises, and Barry Gold, former managing director and co-head of the structured finance group at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney.

Carlyle said the team begins work next Monday and will look at investing in transportation and water facilities, airports, bridges, ports, stadiums and other public infrastructure.

"The proven use of public-private partnerships and concessions in the UK and on continental Europe is now emerging as a means of financing U.S. infrastructure," said Dove in statement.

Carlyle said its infrastructure team will invest mainly in U.S. infrastructure in deals ranging from $100 million to more than $1 billion.

The team will engage in public-private partnerships with governments at all levels as well as purchase projects outright or through long term concessions.

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Gee, could this have something to do with that "US entity" DPW was speaking of yesterday?
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earthboundmisfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:32 PM
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1. Well, well.
What a timely co-in-ky-dink!
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:33 PM
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2. "Here we come to save the day"...
:puke:
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:43 PM
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39. We don't want them A-rabs! We prefer our own kind to exploit us!
Now, who was really played for suckers on the Dubai port deal?
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:21 PM
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47. Dubai and Carlyle have interlocking interests.
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:34 PM
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3. Carlyle and Halliburton will be the two biggest beneficiaries of this port
scam.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:27 PM
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23. Scam is the word. K & R nt
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 05:03 AM
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48. Dubai put some capital into Carlisle's previous $8 billion investment
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0603/10/ldt.01.h...

DOBBS: For those who keep track of Halliburton and The Carlisle Group, by the way, today "The Wall Street Journal" in its editorial pages noted it would like to see Halliburton buy the U.S. port operations from Dubai, a sense, if you will, of perverse humor.

The Carlisle Group, by the way, today, if you do follow things like The Carlisle Group and Halliburton, said it plans to raise a billion-dollar fund to buy, guess what, U.S. infrastructure, including ports. Dubai has already put some capital into Carlisle's previous $8 billion investment fund.
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:37 PM
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4. a brief on Carlyle for the unknowing
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:38 PM
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5. how predictable, DU can write history of world before it happens
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:47 PM
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6. DU = Crystal Ball!
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 12:48 PM by ClayZ


Isn't it amazing? The minute they said "transferring to a US entity", I knew!

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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:48 PM
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7. Hmmmm.....Caryle, an evil entity taking over transportation sector?
They need to be completely banned from here!!!
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RazzleDazzle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:34 PM
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24. Mark my words -- Carlyle would / will own the whole damn world
if we let them. (We = people of the world.) In my heart I know this is the very heart of international/global/corporatist fascism.

It is a PRIVATE equity firm which answers to no one but its own investors. There are few laws (that I know of) anywhere in the world that govern it. It's NOT a corporation, and it's not publicly traded, so none of the U.S. laws re corporations or stock, etc., apply.

In time, they WILL own everything -- they and their various friends, of which Halliburton would be one, for example. And they'll be dictating terms to all the world's governments to a much greater extent than the global corporations of the world are already doing.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:54 PM
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8. they owned the company that started this whole ball rolling when Snowe
was apptd to the US seat. Liar assholes.
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:32 PM
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15. Carlyle owned CSX?
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:57 PM
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9. David RUBENSTEIN, co-founder, ex-CARTER staffer See Post #4
For some reason RUBENSTEIN has been more of a boon to the Poppy BUSHes than to fellow Dems. Other vipers from CARTER's breast: Tweety and Pat CADDELL, both of whom continue to USE the Dem label while bashing real Dems mercilessly. CADDELL does it under the guise of purer-than-thou. His only victory was with CARTER. Every candidate and other activity since then went down the drain, including New Coke.
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:34 PM
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16. didn't know Rubenstein is a Dem. He's in with *den of theives, or was
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:58 PM
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10. taking America private. Free markets my ass.
"The team will engage in public-private partnerships with governments at all levels as well as purchase projects outright or through long term concessions."

It seems to me that the greatest threat to our freedom never came from abroad. It came from the need for national security.


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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:04 PM
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13. i.e., we pay for it, they take it as their own
yeah, we know how these things work.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:59 PM
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11. We'll have toll roads everywhere. Recommended.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 01:00 PM by Lars39
And every municipality that used federal funds to update their water facilities is now vulnerable to these vultures.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:01 PM
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12. I'm so surprised...
:sarcasm: I give up. You really don't need ESP to predict this stuff...they are so transparent. Can we at least get some KY jelly thrown in on this 'deal'. :eyes:
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:40 PM
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25. KY? Sure, for $5,978 per ounce
Courtesy of Halliburton. Delivery charges not included. Your name will be added to the DHS permanent sexual predator registry. The same truck that delivers the KY will transport you to the Halliburton civilian work camp nearest you where the KY will be confiscated as contraband.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:11 PM
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27. James A. Baker III will provide Astro Glide. James says that
Astro Glide is a better lubricant than that cheap KY Jelly.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:11 PM
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14. And when you start looking into their affiliated banks ...
The most interesting names show up.

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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:01 PM
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21. such as?
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:04 PM
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30. Coutts Bank, for one, all the same players in league with each other
<eom>
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:50 PM
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17. Welcome to the third world.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:50 PM
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18. pssst--hide the word "ports" deep in the message
everyine will be SOOO surprised when they find out!
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:54 PM
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19. Carlyle = BFEE nm
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:59 PM
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20. UAE invests in Carlyle---ooh, I'm so surprised. Here's a link
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 02:00 PM by wordpix2
DOBBS: President Bush's family and members of the Bush administration have long-standing business connections with the United Arab Emirates, and those connections are raising new concerns and questions tonight in some quarters about why the president is defying his very own party leadership and his party in defending the Dubai port deal.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): The oil-rich United Arab Emirates is a major investor in The Carlyle Group, the private equity investment firm where President Bush's father once served as senior adviser and is a who's who of former high-level government officials. Just last year, Dubai International Capital, a government-backed buyout firm, invested in an $8 billion Carlyle fund. Another family connection, the president's brother, Neil Bush, has reportedly received funding for his educational software company from the UAE investors. A call to his company was not returned.

Another administration connection, President Bush chose a Dubai Ports World executive to head the U.S. Maritime Administration. David Sanborn, the former director of Dubai Ports' European and Latin American operations, he was tapped just last month to lead the agency that oversees U.S. port operations.

The United Arab Emirates not only has friends in high places in government, it also has high-powered lobbying connections. This oil- rich nation has been lavishing hundreds of thousands of dollars on K Street, lobbying friends to push its point of view and its goals. One of those friends we found out today is none other than Senator Dole, former Senator Dole.

Source: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0602/22/ldt.01.h ...
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:27 PM
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31.  Don't private equity groups buy companies,
& then re-sell them to a third party? Wouldn't it be funny if the Carlyle group bought these ports & then sold them right back to Dubai?
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:16 PM
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22. Oh, great!! The bin Laden brothers are going to run US ports!!
!!
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:45 PM
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40. The Bin Laden Group is on CIA payroll since the days of Frank Carlucci
Who could have predicted that Osama would get religion and go solo on the company (CIA)!
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:51 PM
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26. i'm pretty sure a du poster predicted this recently.
good call whoever you were!
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:54 PM
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28. I am not afraid.
:hi:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:54 PM
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34. I think a BUNCH of us did...
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:54 PM by annabanana
All you really have to do is imagine what the worst possible scenario for the American people would be..... and presto!...there it is!
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:11 PM
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42. yes, within seconds of DPW announcement of "American entity," several DU
posters said, "That would be Halliburton and/or Carlyle Grp."
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:56 PM
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29. You got your Amercan company. so don't complain Islamophobes!
If CIA-connected Carlyle Group or Cheney-connected Halliburton gets to run our ports, none of you can complaint!
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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:56 PM
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41. speak for yourself.
i can complain about whatever i want... i didn't ask for my government to be sold to foreign interests, no matter who they are.... so if you wish to play the card that you are playing, go right ahead, but don't tell me who i *should* be supporting you suppositional idiot.....
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:44 PM
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32. wow - how conveeenieeeeent.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:53 PM
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33. The day the ports deal story broke
I said follow the money since it will lead back to Bushco. No surprise at all. The world's greatest thieves are running our planet.
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:41 PM
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35. They will provide the cover for all the UAE ventures
in the US.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:20 PM
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36. So basically Saudi Arabia, The Bush family, and many ex-foreign
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 09:30 PM by superconnected
leaders, are taking over the ports.

I knew it was in the hands of the gang of theives BEFORE the UAE emrites said they weren't going to do the deal. I doubt it ever switched hands.

The UAE probably has a little contracting company that does the work while the backend was always the Bush/saudi crime family. They swiched contracting firms so what.

Bet GW sr. put it together. Knew it when it was announced the first time.

btw, those ex-foreign leaders, are likely not getting a lot of say on that council. I think George Bush Sr. And the Sauds are running that group, with George Bush Sr being their leader.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:27 PM
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37. And technically, our ports are being taken over by the bin ladens.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 09:31 PM by superconnected
allying with the Bush's, of course.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:37 PM
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38. Carlyle ...POPPY Bush's company!!!& Bin laudin family
This is SOOO OBVIOUS the evil corruption finally shows itself!!!
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 05:44 PM
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43. these folk are like money blood hounds with inside info from Bush!
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 06:06 PM
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44. Here they go again, trying to distort the issue! This was NEVER about WHO!
It was HOW this was handled, that was always the issue! :mad:

The "we don't want them A-rabs buying our ports..." argument and these current "we need AmeRRRican owners" arguments are manufactured outrage to hide the real problem with the deal!

The REAL issue is that this deal to sell our ports to a Foreign government, long known as the place to go if you want to launder money, buy illegal weapons, etc., was being done without any over-site, let alone knowledge of, Congress and maybe even "the President."

Basically what they did was say to the Senators and Congress people, "Oh, by the way, we just sold the ports in your state to foreign government..."

Hell they might as well have sold them to The Mafia.
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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:05 PM
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46. interesting ... a lot of these investments are typically low margin
hmmmmm....... i wonder why they are doing this?
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 07:51 AM
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50. Why would the U.S. government want to do that? n/t
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 07:49 AM
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49. Question of competence
It's very clear that the U.S. government, under the control of Vice
President Richard Cheney, had scheduled five conflicting war games
for the morning of Sept. 11, which moved a substantial number of
the U.S. fighter response forces out of the region so that they could
not respond. The so-called hijackers were, in effect, agents working
for the U.S. government. Al Qaeda had been co-opted to perpetrate the
attack, which then gave the U.S. government the pretext for all the
military adventurism and occupation that has taken place since.

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2005/05/26/news.html#news1




Bonnieleezza-UAE



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