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How Bush Saved His Saudi Friends

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posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 10:39 AM
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We all know that in the aftermath of 9-11, as the fires still burned, Bush arranged to have his Saudi friends flown out of the country. It was odd, considering NO ONE else - not even the former president was allowed to fly. This is beyond curious. Who is Bush more loyal to anyway - the Saudis - including the Bin Laden family - or the people of the United States?

The Biggest Crime in American History
and Planes are Grounded. Yet the
House of Saud Gets Safe Passage Home.
By Craig Unger
The Independent on Sunday U.K.

Sunday 18 July 2004

The ties between the Bush family and the Saudi royals are revealed in a hard-hitting new book by Craig Unger, a key source for Michael Moore's film 'Fahrenheit 9/11'. Here we print an exclusive extract.
It was the second Wednesday of September 2001. Terrorist attacks had grounded all commercial and private aviation throughout the entire United States for the first time in history. Former vice-president Al Gore was stranded in Austria because his flight to the United States was cancelled. Former president Bill Clinton was stuck in Australia. Major League Baseball games were postponed. American skies were nearly as empty as they had been when the Wright brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk. America was paralysed by terror, and for 48 hours, virtually no one could fly.

No one, that is, except for the Saudis. [In Washington] Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, was orchestrating the exodus of more than 140 Saudis scattered throughout the country. They included members of two families: One was the royal House of Saud, the family that ruled the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and which, thanks to the country's vast oil reserves, was without question the richest family in the world. The other family was the Sauds' close friends and allies, the Bin Ladens, who in addition to owning a multibillion-dollar construction conglomerate had spawned the notorious terrorist Osama bin Laden.
www.truthout.org...




posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 06:44 PM
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The saudis of course, they have oil. I thought you were smarter than that ECK.(Sarcasm)



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 06:50 PM
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Please do not forget that members of the Bin laden Family were also allowed to leave. Bush's first company Arabusto Oil was funded in part by the Carlyle Group, which is rumored to have ties (among many others) to the Bin laden Family



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 08:54 PM
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what i find scary about this is that bush MUST have known that eventually, this would be examined by the public and make him look very bad... and yet he still went ahead and did it. the implication is that the saudi's have him so securely in their pocket that bush would go out on such a limb for them. what else can they make him do?

-koji K.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 09:01 PM
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Yeah i have heard that before and it shocked me- i didnt realise they were saudis( bin laden)- and it shocked me loads.

Bush obviously doesnt think about the consiquences of his actions- his mind is too overpowerd by oil, money and power. I heard that the country that has the most oil reserves will be the most powerful country, if this is true, its obvious what he wants.

Someone posted a video about Bush's life and that was an eye opener.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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Some more information on the flights with the Bin Ladens:

Azcentral


Though much was already known about the so-called "bin Laden flight," Lautenberg provided additional details, including the information that the plane, a 727 owned by DB Air and operated by Ryan International, began in Los Angeles and made stops in Orlando, Dulles and Boston before continuing on to Gander, Newfoundland, Paris, Geneva and Jeddah. The aircraft, tail number N521DB, has been chartered frequently by the White House for the press corps that travels with President Bush.



The flight manifest lists 13 people with the bin Laden surname and others with Brazilian, British, Indonesian and Yemeni passports. Passenger Omar Awad bin Laden had lived with Abdullah bin Laden, a nephew of Osama bin Laden who was involved in forming the U.S. branch of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth in Alexandria, Va. Federal agents raided the office this spring in connection with a terrorism-related investigation. The FBI has described the group as "a suspected terrorist organization."

Among the other passengers was Osama bin Laden half-brother Shafig Bin Laden, who reportedly was attending the annual investor conference of the Carlyle Group, a politically connected investment company in Washington on Sept. 11, 2001. Also on board was Akberali Moawalla, an official with the investment company run by Yeslam bin Laden, another half brother of Osama. Records show that another passenger, Kholoud Kurdi, lived in Northern Virginia with a bin Laden family member.


This flight seems to have been after the flight ban was lifted though.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by koji_K
what i find scary about this is that bush MUST have known that eventually, this would be examined by the public and make him look very bad... and yet he still went ahead and did it. the implication is that the saudi's have him so securely in their pocket that bush would go out on such a limb for them. what else can they make him do? -koji K.


Koji, I think the relationship is more complicated than that. I don't think the Saudis have W. In thier pocket. Its more of a brother type relationship. Remeber the Clinton admin portected them as well. Its kind of the same way we protect Israel (the Saudi's have nowere near the lobby that the Isralies do) Im not a big NWO guy, but this type of relationships do give fuel to the global controll conspiracies.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:05 PM
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The fact that Bush had to know he'd eventually be questioned about this just proves he doesn't care one wit about what the American people think. He does not feel accountable to anyone. Remember his famous 'if I were a dictator' quote? It's disgusting.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:08 PM
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Everyone here seems to forget that the planes did not take off until after the FAA had started to ease the restrictions on air travel.

Why is the man guilty of letting them fly home if the FAA had already allowed the recommencement of flights in the US?



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:14 PM
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That's not true, Cool Hand. They flew when even former Pres. Clinton and Al Gore were not even allowed to fly. And they are secret service qualified.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by EastCoastKid
That's not true, Cool Hand. They flew when even former Pres. Clinton and Al Gore were not even allowed to fly. And they are secret service qualified.


The FAA had cleared other flights to go (non-military) before that one even left the ground in the first place.

Where were Clinton and Gore trying to go? Were they trying to get out of the country before blame for the attack was laid at their feet? That is the question that needs answering.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by COOL HAND
Originally posted by EastCoastKid

Where were Clinton and Gore trying to go? Were they trying to get out of the country before blame for the attack was laid at their feet? That is the question that needs answering.


clinton was in australia, gore was in austria. both were trying to get back to the states. please.

-koji K.

[edit on 22-7-2004 by koji_K]



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by FredT

Originally posted by koji_K
what i find scary about this is that bush MUST have known that eventually, this would be examined by the public and make him look very bad... and yet he still went ahead and did it. the implication is that the saudi's have him so securely in their pocket that bush would go out on such a limb for them. what else can they make him do? -koji K.


Koji, I think the relationship is more complicated than that. I don't think the Saudis have W. In thier pocket. Its more of a brother type relationship. Remeber the Clinton admin portected them as well. Its kind of the same way we protect Israel (the Saudi's have nowere near the lobby that the Isralies do) Im not a big NWO guy, but this type of relationships do give fuel to the global controll conspiracies.


you're correct.. i don't think it's as simple as the saudis simply control bush with money/oil (despite what i typed- i was a bit hasty there). i still find it scary that bush would go to such lengths to protect them from inconvenience in such a critical time. bush's relationship with the saudis (and prior administrations) is a subject i need to do more research into.

-koji K.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by koji_K
i still find it scary that bush would go to such lengths to protect them from inconvenience in such a critical time. -koji K.


Bush was asked to on behalf of the Saudi government. They made an official plea to him to get the family out of America because they feared for their safety. If you don't beleive me then research who paid for the use of the chartered aircraft.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:52 PM
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This old myth has been refuted over and over and over again but apparently it just doesn't fit with your Bush-bashing agenda so you ignore it. Bush knew NOTHING of these flights. In fact, your hero, Richard Clarke directly authorized these flights. Sorry to burst your bubble!

www.newsmax.com...



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by COOL HAND

Originally posted by koji_K
i still find it scary that bush would go to such lengths to protect them from inconvenience in such a critical time. -koji K.


Bush was asked to on behalf of the Saudi government. They made an official plea to him to get the family out of America because they feared for their safety. If you don't beleive me then research who paid for the use of the chartered aircraft.


i know that. but given the circumstances, it would have been perfectly reasonable for him to have declined the request.

-koji K.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by koji_K
i know that. but given the circumstances, it would have been perfectly reasonable for him to have declined the request.

-koji K.


What, and then be condemned for the harming of the family when he could have done something about it? Or better yet be criticized for having to pay for extra security for the family to prevent attacks on them?



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by COOL HAND

Originally posted by koji_K
i know that. but given the circumstances, it would have been perfectly reasonable for him to have declined the request.

-koji K.


What, and then be condemned for the harming of the family when he could have done something about it? Or better yet be criticized for having to pay for extra security for the family to prevent attacks on them?


'the harming of the family'? do you know what you're talking about? these people were millionaires. they had their own security. it's doubtful that they would be harmed by the 'anti-saudi riots' (which never occured) sitting in the waldorf-astoria presidential suite.

the only "anti-foreigner" harm that occured following 9/11 was to the poor/middle class folks like deli owners and cab drivers. (mostly sikhs, for wearing turbans and being mistaken for arabs by ignorant reactionaries.)

do you honestly think 'paying for extra security' would be condemned *more* than letting them all fly back to saudi? i highly doubt after 9/11 anyone could be faulted for paying for extra security.

i'm sorry, but you're really going out on a limb.

-koji K.

[edit on 22-7-2004 by koji_K]



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by COOL HAND

Originally posted by EastCoastKid
That's not true, Cool Hand. They flew when even former Pres. Clinton and Al Gore were not even allowed to fly. And they are secret service qualified.


Where were Clinton and Gore trying to go? Were they trying to get out of the country before blame for the attack was laid at their feet? That is the question that needs answering.


No, Cool Hand. They were out of the country and were not allowed to fly back in at the time. It's true, tho. They flew when no one else could. I remember it at the time. I thought I was the only one to see the insanity of it.

[edit on 19-09-2003 by EastCoastKid]



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by kozmo
This old myth has been refuted over and over and over again but apparently it just doesn't fit with your Bush-bashing agenda so you ignore it. Bush knew NOTHING of these flights. In fact, your hero, Richard Clarke directly authorized these flights. Sorry to burst your bubble!

www.newsmax.com...


Nice try!


Word to the wise: Find a better source. You can't get more biased. Oh, my bad - other than Fox "news."



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