TREASON: Bush covered up Saudi involvement in 9/11

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

     Which President was really palling around with terrorists?

Via Kos himself, from back in May 17, 2004

RIGGS BANK FINED FOR LAX OVERSIGHT OF SAUDI MONEY, WHICH MIGHT HAVE GONE TO TERRORISTS

According to the 5/14/04 New York Times, Federal regulators fined the Riggs National Corporation, the parent company of Riggs Bank, $25 million yesterday for “failing to report suspicious activity, the largest penalty ever assessed against a domestic bank in connection with money laundering. The fine stems from Riggs’s failure over at least the last two years to actively monitor suspect financial transfers through Saudi Arabian accounts held by the bank.” The 5/14/04 Wall Street Journal reported that of particular concern, Riggs failed to monitor “tens of millions of dollars in cash withdrawals from accounts related to the Saudi Arabian embassy,” including “suspicious incidents involving dozens of sequentially numbered cashier’s checks and international drafts written by Saudi officials, including Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan.” According to the 4/18/04 Washington Post, Saudi Prince Bandar’s wife, Princess Haifa al-Faisal, “may have used a Riggs account to donate money to a charity that then gave some of it to the Sept. 11 terrorists.” According to the Washington Post, federal regulators “called Riggs actions a “‘willful, systemic’ violation of anti-money-laundering law.” Riggs officials have “acknowledged years of deficiencies in reporting to law enforcement hundreds of millions of dollars in suspicious financial transactions by foreign customers, particularly those connected with the embassies of Saudi Arabia.”

http://www.dailykos.com/story/…

     

     It seems that while Bush was creating his own evidence of a link between Saddam Hussein (who was executed for crimes against humanity) and al Qaeda, he was also burying and ignoring evidence that his good family friends the Saudi Royal family was financing al Qaeda themselves.

    As the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman during the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and the run-up to the Iraq war, Sen. Bob Graham tried to expose what he came to believe were national security coverups and manipulations by the Bush administration. But he discovered that it was hard to reveal a coverup playing by the rules. Much of the evidence the Florida Democrat needed to buttress his arguments was being locked away, he found, under the veil of politically motivated classification.

~ snip ~

    In general terms it included the details of why we [on the committee] had raised suspicion that the Saudi government and various representatives of Saudi interests had supported some of the hijackers — and might have supported all of them. My own personal conclusion was that the evidence of official Saudi support for at least two of the terrorists in San Diego was, as one CIA agent said, incontrovertible. That led us to another question: Why would the Saudis have provided that level of assistance to two of the 19 [hijackers] and not the other 17? There wasn’t an adequate attempt to answer that question. My feeling was there wasn’t anything to justify that discrepancy, and so there was a strong possibility that such assistance had been provided to others of the terrorists, but we didn’t know about it. Then there’s another question: If there was this infrastructure in place that was accessed by the terrorists, did it disappear as soon as 9/11 was completed? There’s no reason to believe that it did.

http://dir.salon.com/story/new…

    Now, some would call this old news, but I think it is important to remind ourselves that the war profiteering traitors of the Bush/Cheney Junta not only wasted American lives and our international honor by starting an illegal war of aggression in Iraq, not only did we torture to gain false evidence to connect al Qaeda with Iraq, but we threw away and buried evidence that proved that Saudi Arabia was the real link to al Qaeda, not Iraq.

    Saudi Arabia, but, they are our friends and allies, right?

    Wrong. They were BUSH’S friends and allies. Not America’s.

   

     In charitable contributions alone, the Saudis gave at least $3.5 million to Bush charities — $1 million by Prince Bandar to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, $1 million by King Fahd to Barbara Bush’s campaign against illiteracy, $500,000 by Prince Al Waleed to Philips Academy, Andover, to finance a newly created George Herbert Walker Bush Scholarship Fund, and a $1 million painting from Prince Bandar to George W. Bush’s White House.

    Then there were the corporate transactions. In 1987, a Swiss bank linked to BCCI and a Saudi investor bailed out Harken Energy, where George W. Bush was a director, with $25 million in financing. At the Carlyle Group, investors from the House of Saud and their allies put at least $80 million into Carlyle funds. While it was owned by Carlyle, BDM and its subsidiary Vinnell received at least $1.188 billion in contracts from the Saudis. Finally, Halliburton inked at least $180 million in deals with the Saudis in November 2000, just after Dick Cheney began collecting a lucrative severance package there.

    In all, at least $1.476 billion had made its way from the Saudis to the House of Bush and its allied companies and institutions. It could safely be said that never before in history had a presidential candidate — much less a presidential candidate and his father, a former president — been so closely tied financially and personally to the ruling family of another foreign power. Never before had a president’s personal fortunes and public policies been so deeply entwined with another nation.

http://dir.salon.com/story/boo…

    Follow this logic. Saudi Arabia helps finance at least two, if not more, 9/11 hijackers. America has evidence before and after 9/11 that there is a financial link between the Saudi Royal family and the top leaders of al Qaeda. This evidence is buried and false evidence claiming that Iraq is the real link to al Qaeda is manufactured for the public with the help of the Corporate media. As all this goes on, the Bush/Cheney administration enjoys a very cozy relationship with the Saudi Royal family.

    War Crimes? How about just straight up treason?

    If Jack Bauer knows his good friend is a terrorist financier what would he do?

    Even in fantasy land, the Bush Administration is still totally criminal.

    A comment from the Kos story above sums the whole thing up perfectly.

So lemme get this straight…

    the 9/11 hijackers were primarily Saudi, Osama is a bin Laden (Saudi Royal Family), the Bushes have been in bed with the Saudis for generations, and now we know that a domestic bank has been “assisting” with money “transfers”.  Oh yeah, the extreme form of the Muslim religion that they practice is against most western values and couldn’t be more anti-American if it tried.

But Iraq was an immenent threat to the security of the U.S.

What am I missing?

http://www.dailykos.com/user/u…

    Well, the fact that we tortured to gain false evidence of a link between Iraq and al Qaeda while we buried all connections between Saudi Arabia and al Qaeda, whose royal family had been doing business with both the Bush family and the Cheney family for at least 20 years before 9/11. I could say this comment missed that, but, then again, we still do not know enough right now.

    What we do know is that along with being guilty of war crimes, one could make the argument that the Bush/Cheney administration is guilty of treason.

    We are still waiting for justice, President Obama. Those of us who believe in the rule of law are waiting for you or AG Eric Holder to show us that you do not think it “isn’t illegal if the President/Vice President, SecDef, etc does it.”

    The day of President Obama’s own complicity through inaction draws closer and closer. The only way to stave off that ill fate is to investigate and prosecute the Bush/Cheney Administration for War Crimes.

    And while we are at it, we should find out if Bush/Cheney committed treason as well.

     

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  1. and for adding treason to the long list of high crimes that the Bush/Cheney regime is guilty of.

    • lysias on June 2, 2009 at 1:34 am

    for the account it gave of the operational details of 9/11.

    Any bets that they were tortured not only to provide a link between Iraq and 9/11, but also to obscure Saudi involvement?

  2. after the assassination of JFK.  The Bush family was central in that effort, largely guided by Texas oil and oil businesses.  JFK was clearly brought down by those interests, as was Nixon by being “setup” with Watergate.  Obamas hands are literally tied behind his back on this and there is no way he can untie them.  

  3. When we ask a question, we must be prepared for an answer we don’t want to hear.  And we know that, at least in the world of organized crime, asking the wrong questions can be hazardous to one’s health and well-being.

    When investigating a crime, doesn’t the process of narrowing down the list of suspects typically consist of a determination of who had motive…and who had the opportunity?  

    In addition, the legal principle of cui bono (or who benefits in the aftermath of the crime) should be applied.  And does this benefit end if the truth were to ever see the light of day?

    Applying those criteria to the Bush/Cheney cabal can easily lead to some truly frightening conclusions.  

    If one dares to connect the dots, using just those already available, such an exercise can result in something that would cause most to automatically and reflexively recoil.  

    Why are Obama and the Dems so frightened to address this issue?  One explanation would be a matter of sheer cowardice on the part of all involved.  Most, if not all, of the other potential explanations are too terrifying for words.  

    What do they know that we don’t?  

    I would suspect that most of our fellow citizens would rather not seek to know, and instead, would prefer to turn on the television to watch the next airing of American Idol or Dancing with the Stars.

    We are presented with two clear choices: that of preserving our democratic republic or that of falling into ruin.

    “The due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government.” George Washington

    “The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism–ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.”  — Frank Delano Roosevelt

    Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public

    incredulity. — Marshall McLuhan

  4. Cantor Fitzgerald was one of a very few select brokerage houses that was permitted to deal directly with the Federal Reserve.

    Any transactions that may have taken place via the office involving their customer, the Federal Reserve, between late afternoon Sept 10th and the following morning are forever known about by only one set of people.

    All the middlemen involved are dead, and all equipment involved not under the direct control of the end transactors has been destroyed.

    —————————-

    Nota bene: a person of my acquaintance in the compliance industry has paperwork documenting suspicious 9/10 financial transactions which point directly to an Israeli journalist as the end transactor. This documentation was faxed anonymously to the FBI shortly after the attacks. There was NO subsequent investigation.

  5. http://www.newamericancentury….

    And when 30 seconds of any mainstream TeeVee news channel requires cleansing meditation and my real news comes from

    http://www.wearechange.org/

    something is just a tad amiss.

    Treason by Bush has been a known and accepted fact well before he stole the first election yet the Illuminati rules and sock puppets drool.

    • Arctor on June 2, 2009 at 5:41 am

    resort to preemptive pardons…Obama walked the man graciously to his helicopter and bid him farewell and since that time has said that we need to move forward. It’s obvious that no matter how much jaw-flapping comes out of Congress, there will be neither investigations nor prosecutions. The national security excesses exposed by Watergate have been repeated in spades, has the wiretapping of the general population by NSA stopped yet?

    So here’s a thought to add to the frightening list: remember the scandal that was exposed during Watergate era that involved CIA recruiting mainstream journalists, in fact these journalists could be described as CIA sleeper agents? Well why assume that ever stopped either? And does it take more than a small leap to extend that nefarious concept not just to journalists but also to elected politicians? So maybe the inexplicable weakness of Reid, et al in dealing with Bush administration or in stopping the war, maybe the fact that the Iraq war will not end and Afghanistan will be ratcheted up is not just inadvertent, but rather the predictable consequences of politicians and journalists being groomed and controlled by the CIA and other elements of the national security state.

    As Sherlock Holmes was wont to say: if you eliminate the impossible, what is left, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Of course a truth too horrid to face: the world’s biggest and best-run Banana Republic!

    • Inky99 on June 2, 2009 at 7:01 am

    http://rawstory.com/08/news/20

    Disgusting.

    • Inky99 on June 2, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Don’t forget also that they showed the top-secret war plans for the invasion of Iraq to Prince Bandar.

    That is bad enough, but he got to see them even before Colin Powell did.

    This according to Woodward’s book.

    Yes, they showed top-secret war plans to a foreign national.  

    So who do you think they were really working for?  It wasn’t America or the American people.  That’s for DAMN sure.

    • halef on June 2, 2009 at 7:35 am

    were immediately after 9/11 flown out of the US without so much as a glance at their passports.

  6. There had to be people on the inside for 9/11 to happen. War games to control the board and key people to keep NORAD out of the way for more than an hour, etc.

    Were some of the Saudis in the loop? … maybe.

    What about the Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)?

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/a

    Someone to plant the explosives in WTC Building 7?  Yes, because there is no other way to get the free fall speed caught on the network news videos.

    Bush and Cheney insisted on testifying together with lots of other restrictions.

    NORAD gave 3 separate version of what happened.

    I have long thought that blaming on the Saudis for 9/11 is a back up plan in case they get out of line.

  7. a coup took place and our government was overthrown by traitors.

    There is enough evidence available to warrant a congressional investigation.

    Why is this being blocked at all levels?

  8. At one point both kos and Glenn Greenwald were pretty fearless in their pursuit of facts, no matter where they lead. But as the disinformation/psyops campaign against America took firm hold and “conspiracy theory” became an epithet that earned immediate ostracization and ridicule, kos and greenwald deal only with “serious” topics.

    I really like this article from The Pakistan Daily on “70 Reasons to Question the Official Story.” Gee, and you wonder why they hate us. Maybe because we are over there fighting for something they have known is a lie for a long, long time.

    ===

    http://www.daily.pk/world/amer

    70 Reasons To Question Official 9/11 Story

    Written by http://www.daily.pk    

    Tuesday, 05 May 2009 06:45

    The official 9/11 story is chock full of holes in which individuals were not held responsible for their actions, the truth was continually short-circuited and much information was based on secondhand C.I.A. and Pentagon “torture” reports. Over 80% of Americans reject the official 9/11 story: Allen L Roland

    Every six months I return to the 9/11 scene, not to fan the flames but, instead, to review the growing number of unanswered questions ~ particularly in light of the recent public awareness of the deceptions, lies and abuses of power by the Cheney/Bush Administration which most likely started with 9/11.

    According to a New York Times/CBS News poll, only 16% of Americans think the government is telling the truth about 9/11 and the intelligence prior to the attacks.  

    A Zogby poll also reveals that over 70 million voting age Americans distrust the official 9/11 story and support a new investigation of possible U.S. Government role in the attacks.

    With that in mind, and instead of listing the top 20 reasons to question the official 9/11 story ~ why not list 70 reasons in honor of FBI Agent Harry Samit, who before 9/11 sent 70 communications to supervisors warning them of Moussauoi’s plan to hijack a commercial jet and crash it ~ all to no avail ~ and who said  to his superiors, “…If you’re not going to advance this the FISA route, or if you don’t believe we have enough for a FISA, I shudder to think ~ and that’s all I got out .. for then [Supervisory Special Agent Mike Maltbie] cut me off and said, ‘You will not question the unit chief [David Frasca] and you will not question me. We’ve been through a lot. We know what’s going on. You will not question us.'”

  9. What if that was their plan all along and we had to go with it because the Bush’s were bought and paid for by Saudi kings?

    I guess, I’m asking this: Has the Iraq war hurt or helped the Saudi’s?

  10. …the distortions and cover-ups of our government’s recent involvement pertaining to 9.11 on this side of the globe, others reference several decades of personal and negative experiences with American corporations and our government’s meddling in their affairs on the other side of the globe.

    The reason we can’t wag our fingers at other countries abroad is that our country fails the clean hands test.

    Osama bin Laden didn’t just take aim at the United States in 2001.  He wanted to see the House of Saud go down with the WTC towers.

    I don’t want to see the day that Saudi Arabia or Iran or any of the rest of the Islamic countries fall.  I suspect no one else does either.  

    If there was a cover-up pertaining to the Saudis, it was more likely to defeat Osama bin Laden’s goals of bringing governments to the ground.  And what would take their place?  

    I’m pretty sure I never want to know after seeing what the Taleban did in Mingora in the Swat.  

    The Saudis have been working diligently over the last few years since 2001 to address the radicalization of their people, which served along with Pakistan’s complacency as midwives for the birth of this new radicalism.  

    Our country holds paternity on AQ/OBL.  Everyone knows it.

    Today President Obama is telling Islamic countries and Israel to stop saying one thing publicly and another thing behind closed doors regarding I/P.

    I believe he is inviting all interested parties to recognize their conditions of complicity in the ongoing slaughter of innocents and become honest brokers in the peace process.

    Osama bin Laden and al Zawihiri have both blasted President Obama publicly, fearing his ability to unite Islamic nations towards common goals.  These two butchers either don’t know or refuse to acknowledge that the entire world has already turned against them, including prominent imams.

    When we haul out the global scales of justice to measure the works of other countries and their leaders against our own, we probably should keep in mind that our works are being weighed as well.  

    These people have long memories compared to the 60-second focus of teevee-addicted Americans.  

    I don’t think the U.S. would fare well in such a comparative exercise.  So perhaps we should put away the long knives and torches.

    Regarding the Bush/Cheney cabal — they should be prosecuted for treason and war crimes.  Maybe our global messaging will have the force of integrity and honesty behind it when we hold ourselves to the standards we raise against others.

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