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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:21 AM
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Saw movie "Lord of War" tonight-purported to be about Victor Bout
Anyone else see the movie? I thought it was great.

In looking up internet info on him, I see he had his company located, for a time, in the UAE.

Wayne Madsen (yeah, I know)

UAE banking insiders have revealed that accounts used to fund the Taliban and Al Qaeda involved members of the Dubai royal family. Banking insiders in Dubai report that in March 2002, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Paul ONeill visited Dubai and asked for documents on a $109,500 money transfer from Dubai to a joint account held by hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi at Sun Trust Bank in Florida. ONeill also asked UAE authorities to close down accounts used by Al Qaeda and affiliated partners like Victor Bout. The UAE complained about ONeills demands to the Bush administration. ONeills pressure on the UAE and Saudis contributed to Bush firing him as Treasury Secretary in December 2002.
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