In the Name of Old Glory and the Good O’l USA
By Reinier Kanis
The BUSH – Bin Laden Connection
We now get to even more interesting material as we continue our research. In fact it could be more accurately stated as the frightening truth is beginning to appear. We have heard so much about corporate scandals, but so little regarding how deep this goes within the American Government. After reading the attached materials, I begin to ask myself if there is anything about America that is worth saving, hidden beneath the mask of a nation with the need and desire to bring democracy to the world, lies a monster ready to devour our world.
First lets look at the OIL connection, bear in mind that at the same time as the US Senate is trying to come up with solutions in regards to access to oil from the Caspian Sea. The CIA with its plans of a full scale invasion, and simultaneously Bin Laden is plotting the 9/11 attack. (For the record I am quoting the Americans in pointing the finger at Bin Laden, as most certainly I cannot prove it.
Read this article from American Congress and observe its dates. Another coincidence? Hearing On US Interests In The Central Asian
Lets go back to have a look at George W. Bush and his first business venture, Arbusto Energy. Have a look at who did the financing for George, none other than James Bath a close friend of the Bush family. Bath gave George a 5% ownership of Arbusto Energy, worth at the time about 50,000 USD. Bath was at this time also the the personal finance manager for none other than Bin Laden, even though George was fully aware of this, it did not matter at the time. George to this date claims the money that was his share came out of Bath’s pocket and not from Bin Laden. None the less they were co-partners in the same business. Interesting isn’t it!
Now lets look at the Blair connection.
Lord Browne, chief executive of BP and one of New Labour’s favourite industrialists, has warned Washington not to carve up Iraq for its own oil companies in the aftermath of any future war.
BP said it had had no contact with Baghdad since 1989. Iraq’s reserves amount to 115bn barrels of oil, making it the biggest source of oil in the world behind Saudi Arabia.
Lord Browne’s views will be listened to carefully in Downing Street because the BP executive team has such close links with the UK government that it was once dubbed Blair Petroleum. A number of former BP executives, such as Lord Simon, have been seconded into Whitehall while one of Mr Blair’s personal assistants, Anji Hunter, joined Lord Browne’s team.
And you believed them when they said this war is not about oil? That this war is about giving the Afghanistan and Iraqi people democracy? Now that kind of sticks in your throat don’t it?
This is not the end of Bush’s tale but just a beginning, nor is it the end of Bush’s good family friend James Bath. James was heavily involved in a bank called Bank of Commerce and Credit International. BCCI defrauded depositors of $ 10 billion in the ’80s in what has been called the “largest bank fraud in world financial history” by former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. The first of America’s corporate scandals, coming home to roost.
In 1986 Arbusto Energy, was reborn under the name Harken Energy Corporation. This is where the story gains another bazaar twist, as it ran into financial trouble a year later. The bailout happened to come from none other than Saudi Sheik Abdullah Taha Bakhsh, and his banker happened to be bin Mahfouz. In 1992 George Bush’s family friend, came under FBI scrutiny for influencing the foreign policies of the Reagan and first Bush administrations. At the same time Mahfouz happened by coincidence to be funding Bin Laden.
Now lets tie this in with the 9/11 investigation. Was the appointment of Thomas Kean an accident or part of a cover-up?
Thomas Kean is a director (and shareholder) of Amerada Hess Corporation , which is involved in the Hess-Delta joint venture with Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia (owned by the bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi clans).
Delta-Hess “was established in 1998 for the development and exploration of oil fields in the Caspian region…In Azerbaijan Delta Hess is involved in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli PSA (2.72%) and the Garabaghli-Kursangi PSA (20%). It is also an equity holder in the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline”:
“An air of mystery hangs over Delta- Hess, which… is registered in the Cayman Islands. Hess is in no hurry to reveal the terms of the alliance, which it says are subject to confidentiality clauses. ‘There’s no reason why this should be public information,’ a Hess spokesman says.” (Energy Compass, 15 Nov. 2002)
Coincidentally, the former Governor of New Jersey is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, together with another prominent member of the board of directors of Amerada Hess, former Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas Brady.
In other words, Delta Oil Ltd. of Saudi Arabia –which is a partner in the Hess-Delta Alliance–is in part controlled by Khalid bin Mafhouz, Osama’s brother in law.
This bazaar entanglement of business connections that the Bush family is involved in only gets more detailed as is clear by reading this article. Thomas Kean’s Business Relationship to the Bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi clans. Be sure to check out the links on this page to learn even in more detail what the Bush family has been hiding from America.
In the wake of 9/11, Khalid bin Mahfouz (Osama’s brother in law) was carefully exempted from the Treasury investigations (another “sheer coincidence”) which led to the freezing of the financial assets of some 150 Saudi businesses, charities and individuals:
“The US Treasury has frozen the assets of 150 Saudi individuals, companies and charities suspected of financing terrorism. It has named Blessed Relief, a Saudi “charity” as a front organisation providing funds to Osama bin Laden. “Saudi businessmen have been transferring millions of dollars to Bin Laden through Blessed Relief,” the agency said.
One rich Saudi patriarch under suspicion is Khaled bin Mahfouz, owner of the National Commercial Bank, banker to the Saudi royal family,
US and British authorities have also investigated Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, another billionaire Saudi, for possible financial ties to Bin Laden. Al -Amoudi, who oversees a vast network of companies involved in construction, mining, banking and oil, has also denied any involvement with Bin Laden. His Washington lawyers said he “was unalterably opposed to terrorism and had no knowledge of any money transfers by Saudi businesses to Bin Laden.
Both Al-Amoudi and Bin Mahfouz have been left untouched by the US Treasury Department. The case against them, let alone against the government itself, is unproven. But the post-September 11 spotlight on Saudi Arabia has brought into sharp focus the fundamental question facing the country’s rulers.” (Scotland on Sunday, 11 August 2002)
It now seems quite clear that there is and was a connection between Bush and a list of companies that all link Bush to Bin Laden. Even if one was to say they had different agendas, they did share the same business interests. In that list we have the connections between Delta Oil Ltd. of Saudi Arabia –which is a partner in the Hess-Delta Alliance–is in part controlled by Khalid bin Mafhouz, Osama’s brother in law, and the UNOCAL trans-Afghan pipeline consortium, the now infamous Enron Corporation whom had also been entrusted to do the feasibility study of the Afghanistan Pipeline in liaison with Delta.
The only element missing at this time is a means of securing the pipeline. The American government had planned (by coincidence) to do this invasion already. They lacked however public support, so how did they solve it? Was 9/11 a lucky coincidence?
We must also note the opening of another can of worms at this point. How do we link together the names of all those who today are in center stage of the Iraq war? We all know today that the oil in the Caspian Sea was a dud venture, we also know that it commanded the highest attention of American Congress at the time when it was believed to be the nest egg. At this point it is time to introduce you to the what many like to call the New World Order, or as they name themselves, Project for the New American Century and look some of its members. organization. Thomas Keen, along with Elliott Abrams, Gary Bauer, William J. Bennett, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Eliot A. Cohen, Midge Decter, Paula Dobriansky, Steve Forbes, Aaron Friedberg, Francis Fukuyama, Frank Gaffney, Fred C. Ikle, Donald Kagan Zalmay Khalilzad, I. Lewis Libby, Norman Podhoretz, Dan Quayle, Peter W. Rodman, Stephen P. Rosen, Henry S. Rowen, Donald Rumsfeld, Vin Weber, George Weigel, Paul Wolfowitz. There are more on this list as well, but this gives you a general idea of where this is all heading.
Before you continue, let the horses mouth speak to you by going to this site, and look at what the real American agenda is, and see first hand the very obvious connection between THE TALIBAN, BIN LADEN, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ and 9/11, as well as much much more harrowing details of where America is headed.
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Reading these full articles in full is highly recommended.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on July 10th 2003 so many of the links may be dead today.
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Reading these full articles in full is highly recommended.
The American New World Order
Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)