Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), known by his stage name Prince, died at his Paisley Park studio in Minnesota, the state where he was born and raised. He was well known for his innovation and eclectic, flamboyant stage presence and wrote hundreds of songs for himself and other artists. He …
Jun 04 2010
It finally happened. Glenn Beck has gone too far for his right wing owners. How do I know that? Because he just blamed 9/11 on one of the guys who pays his salary.
Watch the video here.
The guy Beck is blaming for 9/11 is one of his bosses, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who just happens to be the largest stockholder of Fox News who isn’t a member of majority owner Rupert Murdoch’s family.
Calling your boss a terrorist who is responsible for 9/11 can’t be good for your job security, can it?
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Jun 01 2009
In Federal Insurance Co. v. Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, a suit filed by several insurance companies who sought to recover over $300 billion for losses incurred by the 9/11 attacks, the following men are named as defendants.
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, president of SHC, who was warned in 2000 of his organization’s ties to al Qaeda;
Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the designated successor to King Abdullah, who received warnings as early as 1994 that some Muslim charitable groups were fronts for al Qaeda;
Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who as Saudi Minister of the Interior monitors and controls the charities operating in Saudi Arabia;
Prince Turki al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who was the director of the Kingdom’s Department of General Intelligence (“DGI”) until August 2001; and
Prince Mohamed al Faisal al Saud, who unlike the other princes named is not a government official but a bank manager alleged to have knowingly provided material sponsorship to international terrorism.
When the crown prince and successor to the throne of Saudi Arabia is warned back in 1994 that charities his family supports are funneling money to terrorist organizations, and then those groups attack America, you would think that somebody in the executive branch would find that interesting.
But not Bush/Cheney. They spent every minute between the Inauguration and 9/10/2001 trying to find a way to attack Iraq. Defending America from terrorism was not very interesting until after the attack had already occurred.
This is not the only evidence that the royal family and absolute rulers of Saudi Arabia directly aided Al Qaeda before and up to the attacks against America on September 11th. This evidence is well documented, and yet it went ignored.
Why was this evidence ignored? I will not speculate on that point, rather, here is more evidence. You may decide for yourself.
May 31 2008
Dear Mr. Nelson:
I have a fucking BONE to pick with you.
I am one of the original Principals. I hipped to you back when you had a song that kind of stood out from the rest of the polyethylene mirrored ball disco that was all over the HAA HAA HAA HAA stayin alive stayin alive radio at the time. It was called, “I Wanna Be Your Lover.”
It was all rock star idol city a while after that, when you reminded me of your existence with “Controversy.” I went back and caught “Dirty Mind”, that was – and is – a “Dark Side/Sgt Pepper’s” level album with me. So is “1999.” I rode in the Little Red Corvette. I was Delirious. I GOT what you meant by “Lady Cabdriver.” How many people can make that claim? I fucking GOT it.
You dropped thousands of flowers on my head at the Cow Palace. You probably gave me a touch of permanent hearing loss that night.
You were my fucking HERO.
What the fuck, dude?
WHY YOU WANNA TREAT ME SO BAD?
You done fucked up. You’re fucking me over, and I do NOT take kindly to it.
But I’m here to tell you – there’s something else.
I’m gonna go all Scotty on your ass.
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