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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:51 PM
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P.S. - Der Speigel Names Head of Blackwater "Hitman" Squad
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 04:54 PM by leveymg
Follow-up to the report, yesterday. Der Spiegel has named A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard, former CIA Executive Director of Operations (02/98-09/04), as the principal manager of the "Killing Program" allegedly set up in 2002 within Blackwater. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,644405...

The German magazine states that it has a memo naming Krongard along with four others as members of a "death squad" run by Blackwater in coordination with the US Central Intelligence Agency. The report differs from reports that came out this week in stating that the program went operational at the time of the manhunt in Afganistan. The New York Times had stated that the Blackwater targeted killing program was started in 2004, information cited yesterday in my journal. http://journals.democraticunderground.com/leveymg/438


A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard has been identified elsewhere as a primary CIA conduit for contracts to Blackwater founder, Erik Prince. In an interview earlier this week, Jeremy Scahill stated that Krongard started steering CIA work to Prince in early 2002, at a time the two were in Afghanistan. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/8/20/reports_private_m... Krongard, however, did not establish a formal, public relationship with BW until September 2007, when he was appointed to the company's advisory board. See, http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3866602&page=1 According to the Speigel report, Blackwater was contracted to kill al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, which would have been at a time Krongard was still employed by CIA, at least two years before the NYT reported the CIA-BW assassination program was started.

Krongard is one of a number of ranking ex-CIA officers appointed to the Boards and upper management of Blackwater. Another figure who has attracted considerable attention is CIA Counter-Terrorism Center Director Cofer Black, who was immediately in charge of the Agency's command center at the time of the entry of 9/11 hijackers. Black was put in charge of the renditions, torture, and armed Predator drone assassination programs developed prior to his departure as head of CIA/CTC in May 2002. The first of the CIA's targeted killings took place under Black's leadership, as was discussed yesterday.

Prior to his appointment as CIA #3, Krongard was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Alex. Brown & Sons, the nations oldest investment banking firm, and Vice Chairman of Bankers Trust. Some attention was brought to Krongard following 9/11, as early investigations found that in the weeks before the attack an unusually large number of put options had been placed through the Alex. Brown firm on impacted airline stocks.



Buzzy Krongard with Blackwater bodyguards

If these reports are accurate, Krongard would have been acting in a covert operational capacity that is not normally consistent with his administrative position at the Agency. If Krongard was in fact working for Blackwater previous to his appointment as a board advisor on September 5, 2007, it would have been in some other, still unrevealed, capacity. The Blackwater assassinations program was not revealed to Congressional oversight, which is a serious violation of law. Furthermore, it is normally illegal for an active duty CIA officer to have outside employment, particularly to maintain any direct, outside financial interests with an Agency contractor.

08/22/2009
Speigel.com
Death Squad
Blackwater Accused of Creating "Killing Program"


A memo obtained by SPIEGEL indicates that cooperation between the CIA and private security firm Blackwater was deeper than previously known. SPIEGEL has uncovered further details about a plan to set up squads for targeted killings of suspected al-Qaida leadership in Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, the CIA disclosed that it had hired private security contractor Blackwater to kill senior al-Qaida members. The assassination-program has since drawn strong criticism in Washington. However, SPIEGEL has learned that the level of cooperation between the CIA and the paid mercenaries at Blackwater was even deeper than previously known.


In a memo obtained by SPIEGEL, two former employees describe details of cooperation between the firm and the intelligence agency that then-Vice President Dick Cheney asked the CIA not to disclose to the United States Congress. Even today, members of Congress do not have a complete image of the activities Blackwater undertook on behalf of the government.

The intelligence service commissioned Blackwater and its subsidiaries to transport terror suspects from Guantanamo to interrogations at secret prison camps in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. The paper identifies aircraft movements and unveils how the flights were disguised. The memo says: "The CIA hired Blackwater to conduct extraordinary renditions". And: "Blackwater flew the rendition targets from Fort Perry and Cuba to Kandahar, Afghanistan."

Blackwater also supported the CIA with other controversial activities during the Bush years, the memo states. "The CIA hired Blackwater to conduct targeted killings in Afghanistan," it reads. In July, the new CIA chief appointed by President Barack Obama, Leon Panetta first discussed an "assassination program" with members of Congress in a classified meeting.

The aim of the program was to recruit special commandos who could be trained to conduct assassinations of al-Qaida leadership. Over the years though, CIA officials told members of Senate, the program never really managed to get out of the planning stage.

A "Hitman"

Now, further details have emerged. The memo names five participants who were responsible for building the assassination team, including a member of the Blackwater's paratrooper team and an employee of Blackwater Security Consulting, who, according to the memo was meant to be used as a "hitman." The most important person named in the memo is the former third from the top at the CIA, ex-executive director Alvin Bernard Krongard. "Krongard set up the teams," the paper claims. After he left the CIA, Krongard switched to Blackwater's advisory board.



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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:28 PM
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1. SAME PEOPLE KEEP COMING UP
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:32 PM
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4. Yep. It's a mob. n/t
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:47 PM
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8. No kidding
No matter where you look, there they are.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:31 PM
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2. I prefer "Hitler Squad"

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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:42 PM
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5. Swamp Rat!!! +1! n/t
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:47 PM
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7. It would be better if the swastikas were contoured to her wilted tits.
They have a flat 2d look instead of 3d.

Other than that great work!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:09 PM
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11. but then they wouldn't poke out at you
:D



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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 08:39 AM
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28. Swampy!!!
How are you? Good to see you.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 11:38 AM
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29. Dear Mr. S Rat - It is fine to see you in these locales, again!
You've been scarce of late. Hopefully you haven't been keeping entirely out of trouble.

Thank you for gracing this post with your fine work. Excuse me, now, I must take a shower after looking at that thing.

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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:32 PM
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3. WTF?
Some attention was brought to Krongard following 9/11, as early investigations found that in the weeks before the attack an unusually large number of put options had been placed through the Alex. Brown firm on impacted airline stocks.


Seems like a good place to start more investigating IMHO! I would not be shocked at all to learn that a certain group "in the know" made boatloads of money off of 9/11. How did they know the airline industry stocks would take a hit after 9/11?
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:46 PM
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6. Well, then, I think all this needs a good investigation to sort it all out. K&R n/t
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:35 AM
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18. Yep, nothing works quite like an investigation to make everything right again.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:51 PM
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9. This story looks like it will bubble over this week.
:shrug:
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 05:19 AM
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15. . .
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:32 PM
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10. Thank you Mark!
Let's hope we see this in the US media for a while.

-Hoot
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:10 PM
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12. Do all CIA hitmen look like Chuck Barris?
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 07:10 PM by rucky
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:13 PM
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13. Buzzy Krongard with Blackwater bodyguards?
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 07:21 PM by sattahipdeep
Howard "Cookie" Krongard




A. B. Buzzy Krongard.


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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:14 PM
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14. Remember Buzzy's brother, Cookie Krongard????
Cookie, who resigned, following this:
In a 14-page letter on September 18, 2007, House Oversight Committee chairman Henry Waxman charged Krongard with actively impeding probes into waste and corruption related to the war in Iraq and other matters In a three page followup letter issued on September 28, 2007, Waxman informed Krongard that allegations of witness intimidation had been made against Krongard's staff.
Cookie made the then famous remark that he did not know his brother Buzzy was on Blackwater's board.
Turns out the both brothers are Princeton Grads, involved with Blackwater, involved with
BFEE legal firms.
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:01 AM
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16. Valerie Jarrett Trust Obama on Blackwater
Edited on Mon Aug-24-09 06:28 AM by sattahipdeep
Trust Obama on Blackwater :crazy:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1987776


....
Blackwater also continues to work with the Obama administration. The firm currently handles security for all US diplomats in Afghanistan. However, an increasing number of Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for the US government to cease working with Blackwater.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,644405...


By Jeremy Scahill

President Obamas senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was confronted over the weekend with the fact that the administration continues contracting with the scandal-plagued mercenary firm Blackwater which now does business as Xe Services and US Training Center. He has to balance national security with transparency and I bet with him. I bet with him and Im asking you to trust him, Jarrett told a raucous crowd Saturday at the NetRoots Nation conference in Pittsburgh.

Jarrett was directly asked why Obama keeps paying millions of dollars to Blackwatera question which received substantial applause and which Jarrett failed to directly answer. Instead, she appealed to a commitment of faith in Obama by activists and bloggers. I think the point of the matter is that you also have to say we are six months in. I think you have to accept the fact that some things are going to take a little bit of time and that you have to follow a process where youre going to get some buy-in from the people who you are counting on, Jarrett said.

The moderator of the event, Baratunde Thurston, asked Jarrett about Blackwaters ongoing contracts with the US government after a member of the audience shouted an off-mic question about Blackwater.

Jarrett, one of Obamas closest friends and top advisors, also linked the Blackwater question to the safety of U.S. personnel in war zones: Do not forget that we have men and women who are at risk every day overseas doing the very best they can to defend our country and so the president has to balance putting them at further risk with having the kind of transparent and open and clear availability of information that you so desperately want. What this has to do with Blackwater is anyones guess. If what Jarrett was saying is that Blackwater keeps Americans safe abroad and therefore transparency on the company will not be forthcoming, then that is a pretty scandalous position. If Jarrett was referring to the administrations blocking of the release of prisoner abuse photos which was discussed earlier in the event, then it is a bankrupt argument. http://rebelreports.com/
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 08:16 AM
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21. What pisses me off about Jarrett is what expertise does she have in National Security?
Edited on Mon Aug-24-09 08:17 AM by KoKo
She's a Chicago real estate mogul. She should have said she couldn't speak about Blackwater but would relay the concerns of Netroots to the President. What gives her the right to be talking about Obama's NS policy? :shrug:
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:32 AM
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17. Alex Brown & Sons = formerly branch of the Brown Brothers franchise.
The Brown Brothers founded Brown Bro Harriman, Brown-Shipley (UK), etc.

The Browns were personally involved for at least 150 years, until the 1950s, & likely still are.

Brown Bros Harriman = the Prescott Bush operation.

The Shipley in "Brown, Shipley" was the financial agent for the direct ancestor of the John Foster & allen Welsh Dulles: John Welsh (d. 1854).

Shipley & Welsh both hailed from the Brandywine stomping grounds of the DuPonts. Duponts had financial ties to Welsh through his directorship in the Philadelphia Bank, of which they were the biggest customer.

john foster dulles = lawyer for brown brothers harriman. allen Welsh = cia director.



Bankers Trust 1903:

"A new trust company, all the Directors of which are officials of one or the other of the leading down-town banks, has just been organized for the purpose of carrying on a strictly trust company business on conservative lines. The announcement was received with much interest in Wall Street and was much commented on. It was pointed out that ten years ago such a combination of banking interests as is represented on the Board of Directors of the new trust company would have been impossible, and five years ago it would have been difficult. The men who are directors of the new trust company are mainly the younger bank officials, and besides their own banks they are closely connected with out-of-town interests. In fact, it was stated yesterday that there was hardly a banker in the United States who would not find a friend on the list."

George Bowen Case, Skull & Bones 1894, of the law firm of White & Case, was one of the organizers of the Bankers Trust, and the firm continued to be its general counsel. (George Case Dies; Lawyer Was 83. New York Times, Jul. 20, 1955.) His Bones classmate, Thomas Cochran, was later a director."

http://www.smokershistory.com/BankersT.html
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 07:48 AM
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19. Banker's Trust - interlinked with Carlyle, Citi, AIG, Deutsche Bank
"Round up all the usual suspects" - a great line. The U.S. Government would save a great deal of money and trouble if they just applied it, now and then.

The history of the A.G. Brown (Brown Bros. Harriman) also intersects with Union Trust Bank, BCCI, First International Bancshares, First RepublicBank, Al Taqwa Bank, Riggs Bank, Nugen Hand Bank and the constellation of other financial institutions that have a history as conduits for intelligence operations, terrorist finance, market manipulation, major bank rip-offs, and other ubercrime worldwide.



www.carlylegroup.net /
Historically speaking, we go back to 1947, we look at Clark Clifford, who wrote the National Security Act, in 1947. He was a Wall Street banker, and a lawyer from Wall Street. He was the chairman of First American Bancshares that brought BCCI onto US shores in the late 1980s. He was given the design for the CIA by John Foster and Allen Dulles, two brothers: John Foster becoming Secretary of State, Allen becoming director of Central Intelligence, who was fired by John Kennedy. They were partners in what is until this day the most powerful law firm on Wall Street: Sullivan Cromwell. Bill Casey, the legendary CIA director from the Reagan/Iran Contra years, had been chairman of the Securities and Exchange commission under Ronald Reagan. He, in fact, was a Wall Street lawyer and a stockbroker. I've already mentioned Dave Doherty, the Vice President of NYSE who is the retired CIA general counsel. George Herbert Walker Bush is now a paid consultant to the Carlyle Group, the 11th largest defense contractor in the nation, very influential on Wall Street. "Buzzy" Krongard is there. John Deutsch, the former CIA director, who retired a couple of years ago, a few years ago, is now on the board of Citibanc or Citigroup. And his number three, Nora Slatkin, the Executive Director at CIA is also at Citigroup. And Maurice "Hank" Greenburg, who is the chairman of AIG insurance, which is the third largest investment pool of capital in the world, was up to be the CIA director in 1995 and Bill Clinton declined to nominate him. So there is an inextricable and unavoidable relationship between CIA and Wall Street.



Look at the following connections that came up on GOOGLE: Bankers Trust, Carlyle:

1. Bankers Trust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Australia, Bankers Trust was acquired by Westpac from Principal Group, who had purchased it ... Joaquin Avila - managing director of the Carlyle Group ...
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2. CarlyleGroup.net
The Carlyle Group - Follow the money. Who will profit from this war? .... The company went from being owned by Banker's Trust to being owned by Deutsche ...
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3. The Carlyle Group : Alverson, Harry L.
Harry Alverson is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, ... Prior to joining Carlyle in 1996, Mr. Alverson was with Bankers Trust Co. for 13 years, ...
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4. The Carlyle Group : Bayazid, Wal O.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Bayazid was Global Country Head for Saudi Arabia ... was a Vice President for the Middle East at Bankers Trust Private Bank. ...
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5. Carlyle Group - 911 Truth Archive
Mr. Abramowitz joined The Carlyle Group in March 2001 as a Managing Director in the Healthcare ... He also started Bankers Trust's Energy Merchant Bank, ...
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6. Bankers Trust encyclopedia topics | Reference.com
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7. The Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group Time Line of Indiana incorporations. ... 42-904-876 at Bankers Trust Company, New York City. He was the only person authorized on the account. ...
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8. Mustric, Kryder, Carlyle Group, WTC's Reinsurer Swiss CIA
9/11/2001 Carlyle Group holding annual meeting in Washington, ... SWISS BANKERS TRUST CORPORATION Address: APDO 1764 URBANIZACION MIRAVALLES , ESCAZU, ...
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9. Kathryn Cabral: ZoomInfo Business People Information
Kathryn M. CabralThe Carlyle Group : Bio : Kathryn M. Cabral ... She received her corporate finance and credit training at Bankers Trust Company in New York ...
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10. BT, CS First Boston Leading $600M Cadbury Deal Credit(Bankers ...
Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Abadie was a managing director ... Abadie has also worked for Bankers Trust as the director of a group that . ...
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Kathy Cabral - LinkedInVice President at The Carlyle Group; Vice President, U.S. Leveraged Finance at The ... Assistant Treasurer, National Banking Group. Bankers Trust Company ...
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New Company Formed by the Carlyle Group and Solus Acquires Most of ..."We are very pleased Carlyle, Solus, and a group of our term lenders have agreed to ... Community Bankers Trust Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results, ...
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9/11 Insider TradingA.B. Brown was acquired by Banker's Trust in 1997. Krongard then became, as part of .... He is now a paid consultant to the Carlyle Group, the 11th largest ...
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(The)Carlyle (Group) Closes Record Capital-Raising - Democratic ...(If you don't know who The Carlyle Group is, you should find out. ..... Bankers Trust Boeing calpers. Champion International Chase Manhattan Citicorp ...
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Wal Bayazid, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, Washington, DC ...Wal Bayazid of The Carlyle Group's information, including email, ... Mr. Bayazid was a Vice President for the Middle East at Bankers Trust Private Bank. ...
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become that," said Alverson, who, prior to joining The Carlyle Group in 1996, spent 13 years with. Bankers Trust responsible for Middle East corporate ...
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Siegmann.org - Trust - Bankers TrustIn November 1998, Deutsche Bank agreed to purchase Bankers Trust for $9.8 billion; the purchase ... Joaquin Avila - managing director of the Carlyle Group ...
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Bush's Favorite Terrorist Buddy & Carlyle Group (Bush, Sr etc ...Former President Bush should immediately resign from the Carlyle Group because it is .... wealthy Saudi sheiks and unscrupulous bankers connected to BCCI, .... great grandson of the founder of the infamous Standard Oil Trust that used ...

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Follow the Money: Bush, 9/11, and Deep ThreatMay 22, 2002 ... However, if the Saudi and Carlyle connections to father and son Bush ... Deutshce Bank had earlier acquired Banker's Trust, a investment ...
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 07:54 AM
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20. When people die you get more money.
Krongard's brother, Buzzy, made a fortune in crooked pre-9/11 stock trades which suggest he knew the attacks were coming prior to 9/11. In a perfect world both sleazebags would be arrested, tried and hanged for TREASON.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Tu6ORubGg

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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 08:18 AM
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22. why is it when i hear the name buzz krongard, i think he had some watergate
association?

was there a different spook named "buzz"?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 08:26 AM
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23. One landed on the moon during Nixon.
:shrug:
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 08:29 AM
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24. no, that;s not it.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 08:32 AM
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26. You may be thinking of Egil "Bud" Krogh
Edited on Mon Aug-24-09 08:33 AM by leveymg
Most of the CIA didn't want to play ball with Dick Nixon's domestic political dirty-tricks, so he had to create his own freelance unit of cast-offs and third stringers, who became The Plumbers.

Egil Bud Krogh, Jr. (the name is Norwegian) went to prison for his role in the Watergate scandals. After his service in the Navy he went to law school, then to work at Hullin, Ehrlichman, Roberts and Hodge the law firm of family friend John Ehrlichman, and he joined Ehrlichman in the counsels office of Nixons 1968 presidential campaign. He helped with the arrangements for the inauguration, then he joined the Nixon administration as an advisor on the District of Columbia and later as liaison to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, where he met G. Gordon Liddy. And hes the guy who, in that post, handled the visit of Elvis Presley to the White House on December 21, 1970 (Krogh wrote a book about that). More importantly, Ehrlichman next made Krogh head of the Special Investigation Unit in the White House Krogh and crew were known as the Plumbers. Krogh brought Liddy into his new office.

So when the administration decided to pursue the Pentagon Papers leakers Ellsberg spirited those papers out of Rand in Santa Monica, made copies here in West Hollywood, and got them to the New York Times and all it was Krogh who approved the September 1971 burglary of the office of Lewis Fielding, Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrist (Liddy and E. Howard Hunt did the actual the actual breaking-in). That didnt work out so well. On November 30, 1973, Krogh pled guilty to federal charges of conspiring to violate Fieldings civil rights and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. He was sentenced to two to six years in prison, but he served only four-and-a-half months and was released June 21, 1974.


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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 08:30 AM
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25. thanks, interesting. it's the same bunch of pricks trading board seats.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 08:35 AM
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27. K&R
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