"Bin Laden's family link to Bush" by PETER ALLEN, Daily Mail, 9/24/01 "In summer 1971, Osama and Salem Bin Laden enjoyed a holiday in Sweden with some of their 55 brothers and sisters. Yet within a few years, the two teenagers' lives had taken stunningly different turns. As the world knows to its cost, Osama embraced Islamic fundamentalism and 30 years later was named the world's most wanted man. Incredibly, Salem went on to become a business partner of the man who is leading the hunt for his brother. In the 1970s, he and George W Bush were founders of the Arbusto Energy oil company in Mr Bush's home state of Texas. Mr Bush was not long out of Harvard Business School when he started the company in 1978. Salem watched it grow into a hugely successful business until his death in a microlight plane crash in Texas in 1983. "As he built his own business empire, Salem Bin Laden had an intriguing relationship with the president-to-be. In 1978, he appointed James Bath, a close friend of Mr Bush who served with him in the Air National Guard, as his representative in Houston, Texas. It was in that year that Mr Bath invested $50,000 (about £34,000) in Mr Bush's company, Arbusto. There was even speculation that the money might have been from Salem. In the same year, Mr Bath bought Houston Gulf Airport on behalf of the Saudi Arabian multimillionaire. Three years ago, Mr Bush said the $50,000 investment in Arbusto was the only financial dealing he had with Mr Bath. Last night a White House spokesman was unavailable for comment. "...Yesterday FBI agents swooped on a Boston suburb where around 20 of the wealthy relatives of Bin Laden live. The Article The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection -They're Business Partners! Both Families have been doing business for years!! www.geocities.com/burningbush2000/3.html www.georgebush2000.com The Best Enemies Money Can Buy Michael Ruppert 10/14/01 10:50pm Since the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, major media powerhouses and the increasingly influential alternative media alike have begun to focus attention on Bush family connections and a long history of arming and financing America's attackers in the months and years prior to the outbreak of war. Recent stories in the Wall Street Journal (Sept. 27 & 28, 2001), ABC News (Oct. 1, 2001), as well as a host of reports from so-called alternative news sources have begun to focus attention on the Bush family's profit-making role in creating and arming our enemies. www.guerrillanews.com/newswire/164.html WSJ - Bush Sr. In Business With bin Ladin Family Via Carlyle Group Judicial Watch.org 9-28-1 WASHINGTON, DC -Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, reacted with disbelief to The Wall Street Journal report of yesterday that George H.W. Bush, the father of President Bush, works for the bin Laden family business in Saudi Arabia through the Carlyle Group, an international consulting firm. The senior Bush had met with the bin Laden family at least twice. (Other top Republicans are also associated with the Carlyle group, such as former Secretary of State James A. Baker.) "This has the potential of making 'Billygate' (Jimmy Carter's brother's dealings with Libya) look like small potatoes," added Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. http://www.rense.com/general14/WSJbushsenior.htm http://www.judicialwatch.org/press_release.asp?pr_id=1624 THE HOUSE OF BIN LADEN by JANE MAYER A family's, and a nation's, divided loyalties. Issue of 2001-11-12 Posted 2001-11-05 On September 11th, Wafah Binladin, a twenty-six-year-old graduate of Columbia Law School, was finishing the summer holidays with her family in Geneva. Later, she says, she heard the news that the prime suspect was her uncle Osama bin Laden. (Some members of the family prefer "Binladin.") "I thought then, Oh, no! I'll never be able to go back to the States again." the family, despite its pro-American reputation, holds loyalties that are more complicated than either Abdullah or the family's many influential American friends, defenders, and business partners might have known. (The family keeps tens and possibly hundreds of millions of dollars invested in American companies and financial institutions.) "People keep asking me, 'Why aren't they on TV denouncing him? Are they really separate?' " www.newyorker.com/FACT/?011112fa_FACT3 What Was Behind The Warming Of Relations Between Bush And The Taliban? "...Those who have followed the warming of relations between the Bush administration and Kabul are asking why the Bush administration wasn't alerted to an impending attack through Taliban back-channels. No sooner had the Bush administration taken over than the Taliban's ambassador-at-large, Rahmatullah Hashami, sat down with senior CIA, State and Pentagon officials in a meeting arranged by Laili Helms, the Taliban's unofficial representative in the United States and niece-in-law of Richard Helms, former CIA director and U.S. ambassador to Iran. "Powell was reportedly upset about the re-establishment of ties with the Taliban and Pakistani Islamists, but has apparently been overruled by the dominant CIA interests in the administration. Intelligence sources point out that, for its part, the CIA wanted to re-establish contact with murky ex-mujahedin and Taliban-allied arms- and drug-smuggling fronts in Rawalpindi and Peshawar. http://www.inthesetimes.com/web2523/madsen2523.html Bin Laden's family members whisked out of US WASHINGTON: As many as 24 members of terrorist suspect Osama Bin Laden's family were flown out of the US after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, Saudi Ambassador Price Bandar bin Sultan said on US television. http://www.timesofindia.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=1635898591 May 23 Congressional Letter Urged Bush To Speak Out Against Taliban WASHINGTON - 05.23.01 | U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today organized a letter signed by more than 100 of her colleagues, including Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Democratic Leader **** Gephardt (D-MO), calling on President Bush to intervene on behalf of Afghanistan's Hindu minority. Feds Looked Into G.W. Bush-Bin Laden Connection In '92. Part One Bush Said Friend's Arbusto Investment Was His Own, Not Saudi Money. Friend "Declined To Comment For The Record." Part Two Houston Chronicle. June 4, 1992. "Federal authorities are investigating the activities of a Houston businessman -- a past investor in companies controlled by a son of President Bush -- who has been accused of illegally representing Saudi interests in the United States. Excerpts From "Bush Family Preys" "JEB GETS IN ON THE BCCI ACTION In 1988, Jeb was mentioned in a deposition taken by a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), which was investigating drug money laundering operations in the U.S. I saw Jeb Bush two or three times over there with [Abdur] Sakhia," stated Aziz Rehman, a junior BCCI-Miami official in the 1980s. "This was all part of the bank's trying to cultivate public officials and prominent individuals." *38 Rehman said BCCI's practice was to "bribe" government officials in the United States. "Jeb Bush, V.P. George Bush's son,"Sakhia noted in a 1986 BCCI document, was a "name to be remembered." Bush is not doing a good job of protecting America. It would be far more accurate to say he's doing a good job of destroying it. The super "patriotic" Bush family have a consistent habit of building up dictators, supplying them with arms, reaping the profits for themselves and their wealthy friends and then declaring their onetime allies to be the ultimate evil requiring a new war and the loss of American lives. GW Bush's grandfathers were key supporters of and Wall Street investment bankers for Adolf Hitler during more than a decade preceding the U.S. entering WWII. In 1942 the U.S. Congress seized their assets as Nazi fronts under the Trading With the Enemy Act. Former President Bush and some of his top his cabinet members were very close allies of Saddam Hussein before the Gulf War, which may have begun when the Bush administration signaled Iraq that an invasion of Kuwait would be tolerated by the U.S. Under the Reagan-Bush administration (in large part run by former CIA director and Reagan Vice President, George Bush) Usama Bin Laden was financed, armed and had his army of terrorists - "the evil-doers" - trained by the CIA. The wealthy Saudis who are bin Laden's money men are also business partners with the Bush family. At what point will Americans dare to question the President about these business relationships? baltech.org/lederman/9-11-unpopular.html Follow the Money Behind Bush II - Revealing Article from Observer (London) -- Neighbors and Nature Forum - Southeast Neighbors and Nature Project Forum, hosted at DesignCommunity.com. www.southeastneighbors.org/notes from pages 54-56 of "Fortunate Son" by J.H. Hatfield In one of the most bizarre footnotes in history, Time magazine described Bush in 1991 as a "deal broker whose alleged associations run from the CIA to a major shareholder and director of the bank of Credit & Commerce." BCCI, as it was more commonly known, was closed down in July 1992 amid charges of multi-billion dollar fraud and worldwide news reports that the institution had been involved in covert intelligence work, drug money laundering, arms brokering, bribery of government officials and aid to terrorists. An accounting commissioned by the Bank of England finally exposed the extent of BCCI's deficits and criminal offenses, forcing the bank's eventual collapse.