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New Chairman of 9/11 Commission: Ties with Bin Laden family

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posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 07:32 AM
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After digging around for information on former New Jersey governor Thomas Kean, the new head of the 9/11 comission*

( *The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. )

it is clear that he has ties with Khalid bin Mahfouz, the brother in law of Osama Bin Laden.


Thomas Kean is a director (and shareholder) of Amerada Hess Corporation ( www.hess.com/index/html ), 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 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 former Governor Thomas Kean not only sits on the board of directors of a company which has business dealings with Khalid bin Mahfouz, he also heads the 9/11 Commission, which has a mandate to investigate Khalid's brother in law, Osama bin Laden.





Surely being a business partner of the brother in law, and alleged financier, of Bin Laden would be considered a conflict of interest would be a conflict of interest when investigating 9/11 and Bin Laden. However, after 9/11 Bin Mahfouz was exempted from treasury investigations. Why would he not be investigated? The law suit against the Bush Administration actually names him as one of the accused




According to one press report, Thomas Kean --in contrast to Dr. Henry Kissinger-- was selected to head the 9/11 Commission because he was "close to the families of the 9/11 victims, an important credential to the White House, which was coming under increasing criticism from those families" (Scripps Howard News Service, 17 December 2002)

Yet in a cruel irony, the $1 trillion lawsuit filed last August by the families of the victims of the September 11 attacks , lists two of Thomas Kean's business partners in the Hess-Delta joint-venture, among the accused: Khalid Bin Mahfouz (Osama's brother in law), and Mohammed Hussein al Amoudi. Both individuals have been tagged in the lawsuit as alleged "financiers" of Al Qaeda. Now, how will Thomas Kean deal with that in the context of the 9/11 Commission?


Nice to know that the comission will be completely open in their investigation 9/11. . .




posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 01:50 PM
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oh well, noone gives a #. i thought it was baad.



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 02:00 PM
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Anyone think that they will ever get the truth of what,who,why or how of 9/11? I for one dont believe that it will ever be out in the open with the truth, its just to big of a thing to ever let the truth be known.



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 06:01 PM
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That's a good find Earthtone. We'll have to keep that in mind when the results (if any) are announced.



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 06:07 PM
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Is anyone really surprised?

These nutjobs in power will do ANYTHING to keep the truth from being revealed. Using their own chumps for limited hang outs are par for the course.



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 06:10 PM
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well if his in laws are anything like my former in laws then they probably hate him...dont think too many in laws get along with each other. especially when your in law is a known terrorist.


you know....ALL politicians do these things...dont think pretend or act like only one side or one politician does this. they all do whatever it takes to stay in power. saying one is worse than the other is a rather moot and foolish point to argue.

[Edited on 2-1-2004 by ThePrankMonkey]



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 06:11 PM
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Kean Says 9/11 Attacks Could Have Been Prevented

By Dana Milbank
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 19, 2003; Page A25

The chairman of the commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks said he believes that the strikes could have been prevented, a claim that President Bush's spokesman rejected yesterday.


In an interview with CBS News broadcast Wednesday night, Tom Kean, the former Republican governor of New Jersey who was chosen by Bush to head the panel, said the attacks could have been avoided. "I do not believe it had to happen," he said in the interview.

Asked whether people should have been fired, he replied: "There were people certainly, if I was doing the job, who would certainly not be in the position that they were in at that time, because they failed. They simply failed."
rest at
www.washingtonpost.com...


Who knows maybe he won't be the traitor Bush needs him to be.



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by ThePrankMonkey
well if his in laws are anything like my former in laws then they probably hate him...dont think too many in laws get along with each other. especially when your in law is a known terrorist.


you know....ALL politicians do these things...dont think pretend or act like only one side or one politician does this. they all do whatever it takes to stay in power. saying one is worse than the other is a rather moot and foolish point to argue.

[Edited on 2-1-2004 by ThePrankMonkey]


The majority of Democrats and Republicans are bought off and blackmailed into silence. The majority of them should be thrown out of office for passing the Patriot Act without reading it, for starters.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 04:17 AM
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Originally posted by ThePrankMonkey
well if his in laws are anything like my former in laws then they probably hate him...dont think too many in laws get along with each other. especially when your in law is a known terrorist.


This is not really the point. Bin Mahfouz is possibly implicated as one of the people who funded 9/11 and possibly other terorrist attacks. It has not been proven that he has, but he has not been allowed to be investigated. I think that the leader of an enquiry into these events should be in a business partnership with somebody who is A) related to the main suspect B) possibly implicated himself.



Originally posted by ThePrankMonkeyyou know....ALL politicians do these things...dont think pretend or act like only one side or one politician does this. they all do whatever it takes to stay in power. saying one is worse than the other is a rather moot and foolish point to argue.


Did I bring politics into this? This is about the 9/11 comission.



posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 03:33 AM
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I can't say I'm surprised about Kean's associations with the Bin Ladens, but it still makes my blood boil. I guess they aren't aware that the existence of an "independent" Commission requires that its members are free of "conflict of interest". Namely that:

1. The Commission is free of encroachments emanating from the Executive or from the various agencies of government, under investigation

2. Commissioners as well as members of staff do not have personal (or other) ties to senior Bush officials or senior officers in key government agencies, which are being investigated by the Commission;

3. Members of the Commission have no links of any kind, business or otherwise, to the alleged perpetrators or "financiers" of 9/11, including the bin Laden family.

It's not just Kean that has a vested, if not conflict of, interest in keeping the blame on those at the lower governmental levels. Here is a little info on some of the others members of the commission:

Daniel Marcus, the Legal Counsel of the Commission, was partner in Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, which counts among its clients Prince Mohammed al Faisal, also identified as one of the top three alleged "financiers" of the 9/11 attacks listed in the 1 trillion dollar lawsuit.

Executive director Philipp Zelikow is part of the president's intelligence team. Two days before the beginning of the war on Afghanistan, Zellikow was appointed (October 5, 2001) to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board...He has a close professional relationship with Condoleezza Rice, with whom he has collaborated for the last 10 years. He is co-author of a book written with Condoleezza Rice. .

Jamie S. Gorelick, who has a close working relationship with CIA Director George Tenet. She serves on the CIA's National Security Advisory Panel as well as on the President's Review of Intelligence. CIA Director George Tenet is one of the architects of the "war on terrorism". With Gorelick on the Commission, it is highly unlikely that the agency's undercover operations in support of international terrorism will be revealed

Richard Ben-Veniste, Commissioner: Before joining Mayer, Brown Rowe and Maw, (February 2003), Richard Ben-Veniste was partner in Weil, Gotshal, and Manges, which played a key role in the Enron scandal. (While not a conflict-of-interest, this definitely speaks to the level of his integrity)

Fred F. Fielding, Commissioner: He was a former White House Counsel during the Reagan administration at the time of the Iran Contra scandal, closely connected through personal ties to several members of the current Bush team. He was also counsel during the Bush-Cheney presidential transition.

John Lehman, commissioner, is a former Secretary of the Navy under the Reagan administration, with close personal ties to members of the current Bush administration. J.F. Lehman & Company is a firm specialising in leveraged buyouts. Lehman, who is a member of Council on Foreign relations (CFR) has close personal ties to Henry Kissinger, who recruited him during the Nixon administration.
globalresearch.ca...

Obviously, this "independent" investigative commission that's supposed to find the "truth" behind 9/11, is nothing more than a cover-up and damage control committee. They will finger a couple of expendable patsies and call it a day.

The worst part of it is, the commission was formed, at least in part, because of the persistence of 9/11 victim's family members. They deserve to find out the actual truth of what happened, and not a b.s. investigation trying to save Bush and his cronies' asses.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot about this:

"Frustrated by Bush administration restrictions, a former senator said yesterday he might quit the special commission investigating the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), now president of New York's New School University, told the Daily News that resigning is "on my list of possibilities" because the administration continues to block the full panel's access to top intelligence officials and materials.

"I am no longer ... feeling comfortable that I'm going to be able to read and process what I need in order to participate in writing a report about how it was that 19 men defeated every single defensive system the U.S. put up to kill 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11," said Kerrey"
www.nydailynews.com...


[Edited on 2-3-2004 by jezebel]



posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 03:58 PM
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It all really stinks, thanks for the extra information jezebel
I just cannot believe that these blatant conlficts of interest are being ignored. It's a complete whitewash.



posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 05:43 PM
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It's the limpdick Warren Commission all over again.

9-11 was the biggest crime in American history and the perps are homefree thanks to complete and utter brain-washing of the masses. Ain't tv grand?



posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 04:01 AM
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Originally posted by EastCoastKid
It's the limpdick Warren Commission all over again.

Ain't tv grand?:



Yeh, good comparison ECK. T.V is #ing evil, a widespreading disinformation device. People need to start hearing the facts.



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