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Know your BFEE: Bush and bin Laden Clans Together in Bed
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Its no joke. Among their many interesting business relationships, the Bush Family Evil Empire is in bed with the clan of Osama bin Laden.

Witness one of the more interesting "coincidences" of recent history, made crystal clear by one James R Bath, Texas Air National Guard flying buddy of one George W Bush:

Bush & Bin Laden - George W. Bush Had Ties to Billionaire bin Laden Brood

The unexplained death of Salem, Osama bin Laden's oldest brother, in 1988, brought to an abrupt end a long and intriguing relationship between President Bush and the head of the bin Laden family fortune.

By Roger Miller


James R. Bath, a friend and neighbor, was used to funnel money from Osama bin Laden's brother, Salem bin Laden, to set up George W. Bush in the oil business, according to The Wall Street Journal and other reputable sources.

Through a tangled web of Saudi multi-millionaires, Texas oilmen, and the infamous Bank of Credit and Commerce International, Bush was financially linked with the bin Laden family until Salem met an untimely end in a freak flying accident near San Antonio in 1988.
The infamous BCCI was shut down in 1991 with some $10 billion in losses.


Salem bin Laden, a close friend of the Saudi King Fahd had "invested heavily in Bush's first business venture," according to The Daily Mail (U.K.).

Arbusto later became Bush Exploration, when Bush's father became vice president. As the company neared financial collapse in September 1984, it was merged with Spectrum 7 Energy Corp. in an effort to stay afloat.

The 50 investors who propped up the Bush company with $4.7 million were "mainly friends of my uncle" who "did pretty good" in Bush's words, although they lost most of the money they invested in the company. Jon Bush, George's uncle, raised money for Arbusto from political supporters of the Reagan-Bush administration.

"These were all the Bushs' pals," family friend Russell Reynolds told the Dallas Morning News in 1998. "This is the A-Team."


Victor Thorn of The Sierra Times gets it:

The Bush-Bin Laden Family Connection

by Victor Thorn


Dont believe me? Well, how about this one. In December, 2001, Frank Carlucci and James Baker (both Carlyle representatives) met at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. for their annual investor conference. Also in attendance were the representatives of another important family that had invested huge amounts of money in the Carlyle Group. And what family were these individuals from? Hold your breath, but it was the BIN LADEN Family. Worse, another famous politician was rumored to be at this same meeting after the SPENT THE NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE with George W. Bush. And who was it that supposedly met with the bin Laden family after spending the night at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Answer: George Bush, Sr.!

Things are getting even stickier, huh? Well, Larry Klayman, spokesman for Judicial Watch, comments on this subject. The idea of the Presidents father, an ex-President himself, doing business with a company under investigation by the FBI in the terror attacks of September 11 is horrible. President Bush should not ask, but demand that his father pull out of the Carlyle Group.

Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, echoes this sentiment. For the father of our current President to be doing business with foreign governments, there is a clear conflict of interest.

Now some of you may be wondering, Hey, did I read that last paragraph correctly that the Bush family was doing business with the bin Laden family? Regrettably, yes you did. Heres the story. Back in the early 1970s when George Bush started his first company, Arbusto Energy, Inc, his first business partner was Salem bin Laden. Yes, Osama bin Ladens brother! This fact is confirmed by the United Kingdoms Daily Mail which wrote that Salem bin Laden, Invested heavily in Bushs first business venture. Salem is also a close friend of Saudi Arabias King Fahd.

Now some may say, hey, that was a long time ago. Let bygones be bygones. But how does that account, then, for George Bush Sr.s meeting TWICE with the bin Laden family prior to the 9-11 attacks, the second time being in January, 2000? Or how the bin Ladens have been frequented by Bush, James Baker, and Frank Carlucci over the past few years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia?


Those who need more solid proof will enjoy reading the actual document establishing the link between James R Bath and George W Bush:

A very good history on the subject from our friends at

The Bush-Saudi Connection

By Michelle Mairesse


Special Saudis

Michael Springmann, formerly chief of the visa section at the US Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, claims that he rejected hundreds of suspicious visa applications, but the C.I.A. officer overruled him and ordered the visas to be issued. Springmann protested to the State Department, the Office of Diplomatic Security, the F.B.I., the Justice Department and congressional committees, but in vain. (10)

Springmann observed that 15 of the 19 people who allegedly flew airplanes into buildings in the United States got their visas from the same CIA-dominated consulate in Jeddah. As a special favor to residents of Saudi Arabia (including non-Saudi citizens), applicants for non-immigrant visas can apply at private travel agencies and receive their visa through the mail. During the months following the 9-11 attack, 102 applicants received their visas by mail, 2 more were interviewed, and none were rejected.

The Saudis always got special treatment. In a November 6, 2001 BBC broadcast Greg Palast revealed just how special that treatment was. Even after Pakistan expelled the World Association of Muslim Youth (WAMY) and India claimed that the organization was linked to terrorist bombings in Kashmir and the Philippines military accused WAMY of funding Muslim insurgency, the F.B.I. got orders to leave the "charitable association" alone.

After 9/11, investigators of the Islamic charities discovered overwhelming evidence that Saudis at all levels worked in tandem with the terrorists. David Kaplin reports, At the Saudi High Commission in Bosnia, which coordinated local aid among Saudi charities, police found before-and-after photos of the World Trade Center, files on pesticides and crop dusters, and information on how to counterfeit State Department badges. At Manila's international airport, authorities stopped Agus Dwikarna, an al Haramain representative based in Indonesia. In his suitcase were C4 explosives. The interlocking charities make it difficult to follow the money trail. Many share directors, office space, and cash flow. For two years, investigators have followed the money to offshore trusts and obscure charities which, according to court records, they believe are tied to Hamas, al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups. (US News and World Report, December 15, 2003).

"The White House official line is that the Bin Ladens are above suspicion --apart from Osama, the black sheep, who they say hijacked the family name. That's fortunate for the Bush family and the Saudi royal household, whose links with the Bin Ladens could otherwise prove embarrassing. But Newsnight has obtained evidence that the FBI was on the trail of other members of the Bin Laden family for links to terrorist organisations before and after September 11th." (11)

In the Boston Globe, March 11, 20004, Carl Unger, author of House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the Worlds Two Most Powerful Dynasties, states that the 9/11 commission should ask who authorized the evacuation of 140 Saudi nationals on at least 8 aircraft making stops in 12 cities immediately following the attacks. Many of the passengers were high-ranking members of the royal House of Saud. About 24 of them were members of the bin Laden family, which owned the Saudi Binladin Group, a multibillion-dollar construction conglomerate. Unger obtained passenger lists for 4 of the flights, which are posted on his website: and includes the name of Prince Ahmed bin Salman.


Unger believes that this episode raises particularly sensitive questions for the administration. Never before in history has a president of the United States had such a close relationship with another foreign power as President Bush and his father have had with the Saudi royal family, the House of Saud. I have traced more than $1.4 billion in investments and contracts that went from the House of Saud over the past 20 years to companies in which the Bushes and their allies have had prominent positions -- Harken Energy, Halliburton, and the Carlyle Group among them. Is it possible that President Bush himself played a role in authorizing the evacuation of the Saudis after 9/11? What did he know and when did he know it?


Whats all this mean? Well, look in the mirror. Look at those around you. Consider the world the children will inherit. Its been four years since the attacks of 9-11.

Most of America still hasnt considered what it all means. Within weeks of 9-11, Steven Clemons did

Blowback from Bin Laden

By Steven C. Clemons
Senior Fellow

NRC Handelsbad
October 3, 2001

September 11th will now replace December 7th as the most notorious date on the American calendar. A brilliantly executed terrorist attack, likely masterminded by Saudi-born Islamic fundamentalist Osama bin Laden, has wiped the World Trade Center towers clean from the Manhattan skyline, caused more than 5,000 deaths, and penetrated and gashed to the core the Pentagon, command center of the worlds most powerful military.

While most Americans are focused on quick retribution for the terrorist tragedies of September 11, the question of why this happened needs to be considered. What were the circumstances in the preceding years that provided an environment where so many in the Middle East would dance in the streets celebrating such horror and the death of innocents? Many believe that Bin Laden and other evil souls in the Middle East live for terror, want to destabilize America because of its support of Israel, and are glorified by dying for their cause. This all may be true, but another compelling explanation of the tragedy that unfolded in New York and Washington is that this was American foreign policy backlash, or blowback of covert deeds done abroad, as the CIA calls it.

Like former Panama President Manuel Noriega, and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden was cultivated, funded, and armed by the CIA to help further Americas foreign policy objectives at that time. In 1979, bin Laden and several hundred of his loyal workmen in the Saudi construction industry moved to Afghanistan to fight Soviet infidel invaders. Like the Soviets and Chinese who armed and assisted the Vietnamese in their war with the United States, the U.S. - in one of the last great geopolitical skirmishes of the Cold War - funded and assisted Afghan freedom fighters against the Soviets. Bin Ladens fundamentalist zealotry was commissioned by the U.S. to fight our cause, but when the United States decided to semi-permanently deploy more than 30,000 troops in the Arab region, the U.S.-trained bin Laden fanatics mobilized against America.

In an interview with biographer Peter Bergen, Bin Laden states: The collapse of the Soviet Union made the U.S. more haughty, and it has started to look at itself as a master of this world and established what it calls the new world order. . .The U.S. today has set a double standard, calling whomever goes against its injustice a terrorist. It wants to occupy our countries, steal our resources, impose on us agents to rule usand wants us to agree to all of these. While September 11 strips bin Laden of a legitimate voice, his beliefs are shared by many elites and massive numbers of ordinary people in the very Arab states America is protecting.


America didnt deserve these attacks and its citizens shouldnt feel the uncertainty about their future that they now feel. However, U.S. political and military leaders seem blind to the fact that much of the ill will and well-trained fanaticism against America was cultivated by the U.S. during the Cold War. Furthermore, every serious defense think tank, national security expert, and government commission probing the future of U.S. national security threats - has predicted terrorism on American soil in the near term future.


Gee. Small world. And very, very bad for people who are the enemies of the BFEE.

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