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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 01:27 AM
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Bush-Linked Company Handled Security for the WTC, Dulles and United
Bush-Linked Company Handled Security for the WTC, Dulles and United
by Margie Burns

George W. Bush's brother was on the board of directors of a company providing electronic security for the World Trade Center, Dulles International Airport and United Airlines, according to public records. The company was backed by an investment firm, the Kuwait-American Corp., also linked for years to the Bush family.

The security company, formerly named Securacom and now named Stratesec, is in Sterling, Va.. Its CEO, Barry McDaniel, said the company had a ``completion contract" to handle some of the security at the World Trade Center ``up to the day the buildings fell down."

<snip>

McDaniel confirmed that the company has security contracts with the Department of Defense, including the U.S. Army, but did not detail the nature of the work, citing security concerns. It has an ongoing line with the General Services Administration - meaning that its bids for contracts are noncompetitive - and also did security work for the Los Alamos laboratory before 1998.

Marvin P. Bush, the president's youngest brother, was a director at Stratesec from 1993 to fiscal year 2000. But the White House has not publicly disclosed Bush connections in any of its responses to 9/11, nor has it mentioned that another Bush-linked business had done security work for the facilities attacked.

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KuwAm has been linked to the Bush family financially since the Gulf War. One of its principals and a member of the Kuwaiti royal family, Mishal Yousef Saud al Sabah, served on the board of Stratesec.

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http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0204-06.htm
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 01:32 AM
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1. Article: SECRECY SURROUNDS A BUSH BROTHER'S ROLE IN 9/11 SECURITY
Edited on Wed Dec-24-03 01:48 AM by Tinoire
Vol. 9, No. 2021 - The American Reporter - January 20, 2003

SECRECY SURROUNDS A BUSH BROTHER'S ROLE IN 9/11 SECURITY

by Margie Burns

Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Jan 19, 2003 -- A company that provided security at New York City's World Trade Center, Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., and to United Airlines between 1995 and 2001, was backed by a private Kuwaiti-American investment firm with ties to a brother of President Bush and the Bush family, according to records obtained by the American Reporter.

Two planes hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001 were United Airlines planes, and another took off from Dulles International Airport; two, of course, slammed into the World Trade Center. But the Bush Administration has never disclosed the ties of a presidential brother and the Bush family with the firm that intersected the weapons and targets on a day of national tragedy.

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According to its present CEO, Barry McDaniel, the company had an ongoing contract to handle security at the World Trade Center "up to the day the buildings fell down." Yet instead of being investigated, the company and companies involved with it have benefited from legislation pushed by the Bush White House and rubber-stamped by Congressional Republicans. Stratesec, its backer KuwAm, and their corporate officers stand to benefit from limitations on liability and national-security protections from investigation provided in bills since 9/11.

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In December 2000 - when the outcome of the U.S. presidential election was determined - Stratesec added a government division, providing "the same full range of security systems services as the Commercial Division," the company says. Stratesec now has "an open-ended contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) and a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the agency that allows the government to purchase materials and services from the Company without having to go through a full competition."

The company lists as government clients "the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S Air force, and the Department of Justice," in projects that "often require state-of-the-art security solutions for classified or high-risk government sites." In 2000, the U.S. Army accounted for 29 percent of the company's earned revenues, or about $6.9 million.

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More, much more: http://anderson.ath.cx:8000/911/hj05.html
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 06:23 PM
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5. BFEE makes money no matter who dies.
Edited on Thu Dec-25-03 06:24 PM by Octafish
Yeah, Margie Burns is a great writer. Here's some more of her coverage of the BFEE:

9/11 CONNECTING THE DOTS , BUSH BROTHERS!

EXCERPT...

Bush's information disclosed to Stratesec's shareholders listed his ongoing directorship at Stratesec, his previous experience at investment firms, his partnership at his own company &endash;- Winston Partners, a private investment firm in northern Virginia -&endash; and his directorship at Kerrco, an oil and gas company. Only his directorships at HCC and Fresh Del Monte, where he was also on the Audit and Compensation committees, were omitted.

See

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1037453/00009283...

The information disclosed to HCC's shareholders listed Bush's positions at Winston Partners and Fresh Del Monte, his membership on the Board of Trustees of the George Bush Presidential Library and on the Board of Managers at the University of Virginia. Only Stratesec and Kerrco were omitted.

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/888919/000104746...

Bush left Stratesec's board within the year. He was reelected to the HCC board for the next two years, again omitting the Stratesec connection.

CONTINUED...

http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/8-05-03/discussion.cgi...

EDIT: Headline was not what I wanted.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 03:16 AM
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2. It's remarkable
how much 'synchronicity' plays a part in all things Bush.

interesting stuff..
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 04:41 PM
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4. just coincidence
all simply just coincidences...
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seventhson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 04:39 PM
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3. Kick for those who will not be home for the holidays
coming from France.

Bush sucks.
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