Jan 4: Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf has said that PAKISTAN will not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if its security is threatened. To put it simply, Musharraf, who was developed by the agency similary to the way it groomed the monster we now know as Osman bin Laden (aka Tim Osman).
S E C T I O N 11.0 World Headlines Wednesday November 07 11:52 AM EST Interview With Russia's President Putin By ABCNEWS.com Russian President Vladimir Putin's first reaction to the World Trade Center attacks was not what you might expect. In his first interview with a U.S. journalist since Sept. 11, Putin talks to 20/20 's Barbara Walters about terrorism and his schoolboy dreams of joining the KGB. As he watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center burn and then collapse on Sept. 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin says, his first feelings were of anger - and guilt. "It might seem a little bit strange, but I had a feeling of guilt for this tragedy," said Putin, who, like millions of other people around the world, watched the disaster unfold live on television. His guilt, he says, came from regret that the Russian and U.S. security services had not worked more closely together to combat terrorism before terrorists hijacked and crashed four airliners Sept. 11. "I don't know whether it would have been possible to prevent these strikes on the United States by the terrorists," he told 20/20 's Barbara Walters, "but it was a pity that our special services didn't get information on time and warn the American people and the American political leadership about the tragedy that came to pass." Putin did not say that Russian intelligence officers had any specific information about the attacks, but said he wished they had been working more closely with their American counterparts.
S E C T I O N 12.0 Bureau agents in the United States probing relatives of Saudi-born terror suspect Osman bin Laden before September 11 were told to back off soon after GWB became president, the BBC has reported. The BBC's Newsnight current affairs programmeme on Tuesday said that Bush at one point had a number of connections with Saudi Arabia's prominent bin Laden family. It added there was a suspicion that the US strategic interest in Saudi Arabia, which has the world's biggest oil reserve, blunted its inquiries into individuals with suspected terrorist connections -- so long as the US was safe. Newsnight reported it had seen secret documents from a bureau probe into the September 11 terror attacks that showed that at least two other US-based members of the bin Laden family are suspected to have links with a possible terrorist organisation. The programmeme said it had obtained evidence that the bureau was on the trail of bin Laden family members living in United States before, as well as after, the terrorist attacks.
Newsnight said Bush made his first million 20 years ago with an oil company partly funded by the chief US representative of Salem bin Laden, Osman's brother. Bush also received fees as director of a subsidiary of CARLYLE Corporation, a little-known private company which in just a few years since its founding has become one of America's biggest defence contractors, and his father, George Bush Sr, is also a paid advisor, the programmeme said. The connection became embarrassing when it was revealed that the bin Ladens held a stake in CARLYLE, sold just after September 11, it added.
S E C T I O N 13.0 During George Bush's years at Andover, his headmaster, Fuess, wrote an authorized biography of Calvin Coolidge, the late U.S. President. This work was celebrated in jest as a champion specimen of unwholesome flattery. In other books, also about the bluebloods, Fuess was simply given the family papers and designated the chief liar for the "Bostonian Race." Both the Cushing and Coolidge families had made their fortunes in opium trafficking. Bush's headmaster named his son John Cushing Fuess, perhaps after the fabled nineteenth century dope kingpin who had made the Cushings rich. Headmaster Fuess used to say to his staff, "I came to power with Hitler and Mussolini."/ Note #1 / Note #6 This was not merely a pleasantry, referring to his appointment the year Hitler took over Germany. In his 1939 memoirs, Headmaster Fuess expressed the philosophy which must guide the education of the well-born young gentlemen under his care: "Our declining birth rate ... may perhaps indicate a step towards national deterioration. Amoung the so-called upper and leisure classes, noticeably amoung the university group, the present birth rate is strikingly low. Amoung the Slavonic and Latin immigrants, on the other hand, it is relatively high. We seem thus to be letting the best blood thin out and disappear; while at the same time our humanitarian efforts for the preservation of the less fit, those who for some reason are crippled and incapacitated, are being greatly stimulated. The effect on the race will not become apparent for some generations and certainly cannot now be accurately predicted; but the phenomenon must be mentioned if you are to have a true picture of what is going on in the United States."
S E C T I O N 14.0 Why was this executive order called on September 7, 2001 which was four days BEFORE the September 11 horror? Government > Search > Executive Orders Search > #2001-261 EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 01-261 WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard has the statutory responsibility to provide support to law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel in the event of civil disturbances or natural disasters; and WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard has the responsibility to provide training support to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations relating to counter drug operations; and WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard must train to meet such responsibilities; and WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard is funded for any such training by budgetary appropriation or grants before any such training; and WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard must conduct such training in active service of the state, as defined by Section 250.27, Florida Statutes (also known as active military service and state active duty) for members of the Florida National Guard to be covered by Section 250.34, Florida Statutes; and WHEREAS, as Governor, I may delegate the authority contained in Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes, to order training to help respond to civil disturbances, natural disasters, and counter drug operations to The Adjutant General of the State of Florida; and WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the State of Florida that I delegate such authority, so that the Florida National Guard is adequately trained to meet its obligation to help respond to civil disturbances, natural disasters, and counter drug operations and so that members of the Florida National Guard performing such training are covered by Section 250.34, Florida Statutes; and WHEREAS, the Governor may order the Florida National Guard to provide extraordinary support to law enforcement upon request and such a request has been received from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to assist FDLE in performing port security training and inspections. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEB Bush, as Governor of Florida, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 1(a) of the Florida Constitution, and by Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes, and all other applicable laws, do hereby promulgate the following Executive Order, to take immediate effect: Section 1. Based upon the foregoing, I hereby find that the public welfare requires that the Florida National Guard train to support law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel in the event of civil disturbances or natural disasters and to provide training support to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations relating to counter drug operations. Section 2. I hereby delegate to The Adjutant General of the State of Florida all necessary authority, within approved budgetary appropriations or grants, to order members of the Florida National Guard into active service, as defined by Section 250.27, Florida Statutes, for the purpose of training to support law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel in the event of civil disturbances or natural disasters and to provide training support to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations relating to counter drug operations. Section 3. The Florida National Guard may order selected members on to state active duty for service to the State of Florida pursuant to Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes, to assist FDLE in performing port security training and inspections. Based on the potential massive damage to life and property that may result from an act of terrorism at a Florida port, the necessity to protect life and property from such acts of terrorism, and inhibiting the smuggling of illegal DRUGS into the State of Florida, the use of the Florida National Guard to support FDLE in accomplishing port security training and inspections is "extraordinary support to law enforcement" as used in Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes. Section 4. The Adjutant General shall not place members of the Florida National Guard into active service for longer than necessary to accomplish the purposes declared herein. Section 5. This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order Number 01-17. Executive Order Number 01-17 is hereby revoked. Section 6. This Executive Order shall remain in full force and effect until the earlier of its revocation or June 30, 2003. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capitol, this 7th day of September 2001.
S E C T I O N 15.0 We know it is difficult to understand that there are people who love this country and love the constitution but are opposed to the U.S. government bombing in Afghanistan. Why? Consider the following:
Osman bin Laden (actually agent Tim Osman) is the best terrorist that the U.S. government could CREATE and buy. He is worth his weight in gold to the U.S. government because he is enabling legislation to be passed such as the USA "Patriot" Bill which eliminates the Fourth Amendment - PERMITTING HOMES TO BE SEARCHED AND ITEMS TO BE SEIZED WITHOUT A WARRANT, in any case not necessarily relating to terrorism. Our government is using the terrorism card to take away your freedom, forever. Don't be so quick to fight for the bankers and the oil companies - because THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. Yes, terrorists killed 5000+ people on 9/11, but who allowed those terrorists into the country and provided them free latitude to do whatever they wanted, despite the efforts of some bureau agents who tried to stop them but were not permitted to do so. It hard to believe that your government is so corrupt and evil, but it is - and it doesn't take much research to reveal it. Wanting to replace the corrupt people in high government offices doesn't mean we are anti-American, rather it means WE CARE A GREAT DEAL ABOUT AMERICA and want to preserve this republic, its sovereignty and its liberties for another generation of Americans. THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GIVE UP THEIR LIBERTIES FOR A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY. If they have their way, you will see the rise of a global government and the loss of our republican form of government. The children of those who died on 9/11 deserve better than that from us. We owe them something - and that is to seek the truth and to deal with it.b The elected politicians who sit in DC today are only temporary representatives of our government. Eventually they leave office or die of old age. What makes our government great is the constitution, the balance of powers, equal justice under the law, the rights of individuals to determine their own destiny. It's our system of government that we love, respect and defend - not the people who are temporarily representatives of it and decision-makers within it. Right now we have people in government who are not acting in the best interests of this nation or its people - for various reasons. These congressmen are virtually unremovable because they have set up a system whereby they are ensured millions of dollars to keep themselves in power. Unless we can vote them out of office in the next two elections, our nation and our system of government that we love so much will be gone and we will have lost what our forefathers fought and died to preserve for us. We have to forget about party affiliations, we have to select men and women for government office who will act in the best interests of the nation and who will honor their oaths to protect and defend the constitution.
S E C T I O N 16.0 Some have reaped the financial rewards of the revolving money door between the military and industry. Cheney became a member of the board of directors of Morgan Stanley. the Union Pacific Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. and Electronic Data Systems Corp. (Ross Perot company) Most importantly, in 1995 Cheney became the CEO of Halliburton (owner of Brown and Root) As chairman of the board, he held a $45.5 million stake as Halliburton's biggest individual stockholder. Brown and Root reaped multi-millions from the Bosnia war. In 1998 he got the idea that Halliburton should purchase Dresser Industries, for $8.1 billion (creating the world's largest oil-drilling services company) while on a quail hunt with Dresser chair Bill Bradford. Dresser and Halliburton merged. Dresser Industries was owned and operated by Brown Brothers Harriman. Prescott Bush (George H.W.'s father) was a partner of Brown Brothers and on the board of Dresser for decades until he became a U.S. Senator. Permindex was a corporate front, headed by Major Louis M. Bloomfield of Canada. Clay Shaw operated a division of Permindex in New Orleans at the International Trade Mart. Halliburton was one of the financiers of Permindex. George and Herman Brown of Brown and Root were also financiers. Halliburton acquired Brown and Root after 1963. Researchers of JFK have tried since 1963 to determine if GHWB had any intelligence role in November 1963. Efforts to conclusively prove that GHWB was an agent at that time have been futile. Efforts to conclusively prove that he was directly involved with the Cuban exiles have also been futile. This is so, despite the close proximity of the Zapata oil platform to Cuba and the naming of boats for the Bay of Pigs invasion, notably the "Barbara." However, the financial and corporate structures which have financed GHWB and now his son, can be conclusively proven by documents. Note how these roots lead to the Harrimans, British Intelligence (right-wing variety) and to Halliburton and Brown and Root, thus to Permindex. Who were the clients of Brown Brothers Harriman when Prescott Bush and his wife's father, George H. Walker, worked for them? It was these investors who funded campaigns. His biggest contributors were his uncle Herbie Walker, formerly of St. Louis, and Eugene Meyer, whose father spent his entire career working for a competing investment bank--Lazard Freres--or Lazard Brothers, as it was called in London. Lazard Brothers was controlled by officials in the British government. It was always the investment bank of David Rockefeller. And, besides Meyer and Walker, George Bush's other large investor in Bush-Overbey was British Assets Trust, Ltd., an investment company whose directors interlocked with the management of companies associated with Lord Kindersley, such as Hudson's Bay Company. In the same year that Zapata and Pennzoil were moving toward hostile takeovers, a new Swiss bank opened in Houston with J. Hugh Liedtke and GHWB's securities adviser, W.S. Farish III, amoung the directors. Called "Bank for Investment and Credit Berne" (BICB), its stock was owned by Capital National Bank and Paravicini Bank, but investors included Seagrams, Boeing, Minute Maid in Zurich, the London subsidiary of Brown and Root and the Schlesinger organisation of London and Johannesburg. These investors are more than interesting in light of the fact that Paravicini is a descendant of the Venetian Pallavicini family, whose attorney in Rome, Carlo d'Amelio, was the general counsel to Centro Mondiale Commerciale (CMC), the Italian arm of Permindex. CMC was incorporated in Berne Switzerland, and D' Amelio sat on the board of directors during the time that Seagrams' attorney, Louis Mortimer Bloomfield of Montreal, was chairman of Permindex. When the role of CMC in the attempted assassination of President DeGaulle of France was discovered, it fled Europe and re-emerged in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, the parent company, Permindex, continued to be managed from Montreal by Bloomfield. Clay Shaw, the man prosecuted in New Orleans by Jim Garrison for his role in the Kennedy assassination, was also a board member of CMC, with which his International Trade Mart had connections. The connections between Clay Shaw, David Ferrie and Lee Harvey Oswald have, at this time, been proven by documentary and photographic evidence, despite myriad attempts to discredit the Garrison investigation. According to a 1970 report called "The Torbitt Document," a compilation of information gathered by a Texas attorney from "court-approved and documented evidence" from sources in the U.S. Customs Department and the Narcotics Bureau, from the Warren Commission and the Garrison investigations, Bloomfield's Permindex Corp. supervised five subsidiary groups: (1) "White Russian" organisation called the Solidarists--members Ferenc Nagy of Dallas (former Hungarian premier) and Jean De Menil of Houston (head of Schlumberger); (2) American Council of Churches--H.L. Hunt organisation; (3) Free Cuba Committee--Carlos Prio Soccaras (Cuban ex-president); (4) "The Syndicate"--Clifford Jones and Bobby Baker working with Joe Bonanno Mafia family; (5) Aerospace security division--Werner Von Braun, headquarters in Redstone Arsenal in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. The JFK scenario was planned and carried out by Division Five of the bureau, which acted in conjunction with the defence intelligence agency under the control of the joint chiefs. These divisions had a highly secret police agency called the defence, industrial and security commands, which also worked with aerospace, atomic energy commission (AEC), USIA and weapons and ammunition supply corporations (munitions makers) which contract with those agencies. The police force originated in the 1930's to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority, then expanded to the AEC, tying it in with army intelligence. Agents of this force included Clay Shaw, Guy Bannister, David Ferrie, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby and others, and was headed up by Bloomfield. According to the Torbitt report: The principal financiers of Permindex were a number of U.S. oil companies, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, John De Menil, Solidarist director of Houston, John Connally, as executor of Sid Richardson estate, Haliburton [sic] Oil Co., Sen. Robert Kerr of Okla., Troy Post of Dallas, Lloyd Cobb of New Orleans, Dr. Oechner of New Orleans, George and Herman Brown of Brown & Root, Attorney Roy M. Cohn, Chairman of the Board for Lionel Corp., New York City, Schenley Industries of New York City, Walter Dornberger, ex-Nazi general and his company, Bell Aerospace, Pan American World Airways and its subsidiary, Intercontinental Hotel Corp., Paul Raigorodsky of Claiborne Oil of New Orleans, Credit Suisse of Canada, and Heineken's Brewery Of Canada and a host of other munitions makers and aerospace contractors directed by the defence, industrial and security commands. Permindex was the operator of death squads in Europe, Mexico, Central American, the Caribbean and the United States. The persons and corporations who worked with Permindex took over the government of the United States of America on November 22, 1963. The perpetrators have never been brought to justice, and now Halliburton, a Permindex backer. Roy Cohn was a very close friend of Lewis Rosenstiel, who was in turn a friend of Sam Bronfman. Bloomfield was also president of Heineken of Canada. What these companies seem to have in common is their shareholders, directors and financiers. They are the same persons who invested in Bush-Overbey, Zapata and Dresser Industries through the investment trusts they controlled. The 1992 edition of Dope, Inc. (a LaRouche publication) has this to say about the banks involved: Both Seagram's (and its old Prohibition rum-running partner, Hudson's Bay) are interlocked through a maze of contacts with all five of the big Canadian chartered banks: the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Nova Scotia, the Toronto Dominion Bank, and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Thus, the "dirty" money gleaned from the drug trade is conduited through these banks to points further south: The banks' offshore centers in the Caribbean, and from there the money makes its whirlpool round of worldwide laundering. The chairman of this Houston-based international investment bank, BICB, whose investors included Seagrams and the Schlesinger mining interests in South Africa, was Johan F. (Fred) Paravicini. Vice-chairman was L.F.McCollum, Sr.-a long-time Humble Oil employee, who headed CONOCO and founded Capital National Bank of Houston in 1965. The bank's president was Baker Lovett, cousin of James A. Baker III, and grandson of the first president of Rice University, Odell Lovett, a friend of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton. In an interview with the Houston Post, Baker stated that his experience of 15 years in banking indicated that Houston had a relatively short supply of money, and that venture capital had to come from New England-from "more mature economies." He believed a bank "should dedicate a portion of its resources to relatively risky situations because it's those which sometimes really pay off." As the 1980s showed, however, it was also that type of investment that resulted in the bailout of the savings and loan industry. In addition to its investment in the BICB set up by CONOCO's chairman, Seagrams also owned a great deal of stock in CONOCO and caused a major eruption with DuPont in 1981 over who would control the company. Seagrams was interested in CONOCO because it owned a 53% interest in Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas Co. in Canada. Since it had recently received $2.3 billion cash profit from the sale of Sunoco stock, with which it had tried and failed to purchase control of DuPont's St. Joe Minerals, the Scottish-financed liquor barons at Seagrams saw another chance to grab something prized by the New Englanders-control of CONOCO. In 1969 W.S.Farish III was 31 years old and was a partner in the investment companies of Underwood Neuhaus and W.S.Farish & Co., through which he handled millions of dollars of his family's wealth in addition to George Bush's blind trust. Farish was also serving as president of a company called Fluorex, an international mineral and exploration company, and in 1973 also became a director of Houston Natural Gas. He was the only grandson of one of the founders of Humble Oil, W.S.Farish, Sr., who had been chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey prior to World War II. W.A.Harriman & Co. helped Jersey Standard finance a merger with I.G.FARBEN, THE GERMAN CHEMICAL CORPORATION WHICH MANUFACTURED THE GAS USED TO EXTERMINATE SO MANY JEWS. Lehman Brothers, which had an office in Capital National Bank's building at 1300 Main-on the same floor, incidentally, as George Bush's friend (and later, Commerce Secretary, Robert Mosbacher), was represented on the board of the Capital National and its international investment branch. One director was Lehman Brothers partner, John B. Carter, Jr., and another was director I.H."Denny"Kempner III, heir to the Imperial Sugar fortune, whose brother was a Lehman representative in Houston. The decision to form a partnership with Paravicini may have also been influenced by another Lehman representative- William Mellon Hitchcock- grandson of William Larimer Mellon, founder of Gulf Oil, and nephew of banker Andrew Mellon. Bush's partners in Zapata were the sons of William Liedtke, Sr.-one of the "highest ranking lawyers in Gulf Oil Corp." What Hitchcock shows us is a classic fondi member, educated at Harvard, trained at Lazard Brothers during Lord Cowdray's tenure, who while vacationing in Venice, is recruited to work for agency-connected investment bank with connections to the Bronfman family by a member of his father's polo team! How did he manage to get caught? These people never get caught. But what was never followed up on was how Hitchcock and Paravicini were connected to CONOCO, Seagrams, Standard Oil, Brown & Root and the Schlesinger mines in Johannesburg. These connections lead straight to Permindex, the Bronfmans and to the Dallas oil men funding the JFK scenario. They also lead to George Bush through W.S.Farish- investor of his blind trust. Although it has never been proven that Farish, Liedtke or George Bush had any background in intelligence operations before Bush was appointed director of the agency by Gerald Ford in 1976, an inference can be made just by reviewing the associations that existed in the Texas oil community in the 1960s. Billy's training as an investment banker had taken place at the English branch of Lazard Freres, which has been shown to be closely tied to one of George Bush's original investors, Eugene Meyer, and to Everett DeGolyer, a Dresser director who had spent most of his career working for Sir Weetman Pearson (Viscount Cowdray). A vice-president of Empire Trust in Dallas was Jack Crichton (also president of Nafco Oil & Gas, Inc.) who was connected with army reserve intelligence. In a 1995 book written by Fabian Escalante, the chief of a Cuban counterintelligence unit during the late 1950s and early 1960s, he describes that as soon as intelligence was received from agents in Cuba that Fidel Castro had "converted to communism," a plan called "Operation 40" was put into effect by the National Security Council, presided over by Vice-President Richard Nixon. Escalante indicates that Nixon was the Cuban "case officer" who had assembled an important group of businessmen headed by George Bush and Jack Crichton, both Texas oilmen, to gather the necessary funds for the operation. Nixon was a protégé of Bush's father Preston [sic] who in 1946 had supported Nixon's bid for Congress. In fact, Preston Bush was the campaign strategist that brought Eisenhower and Nixon to the presidency of the United States. With such patrons, [Tracy] Barnes was certain that failure was impossible. According to Peter Dale Scott, Crichton arranged for Marina Oswald to have Ilya Mamantov as her interpreter when she was questioned after Oswald's arrest. Mamantov also taught scientific Russian classes at Magnolia Oil Co. Lee and Marina Oswald first met the Paines at a party at the home of Richard Pierce and Everett Glover where practically all the guests worked for Magnolia Oil. The guests included a German named Volkmar Schmidt who came to Dallas in 1961 to do geological research at Magnolia's laboratories in nearby Duncanville. MacNaughton's personal accountant was George Bouhe, who also worked at the Tolstoy Foundation with Paul Raigorodsky-a man involved with the National Alliance of Solidarists. Bouhe was closely tied to George DeMohrenschildt, who later became famous as the White Russian assigned to "handle" Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. It was DeMohrenschildt who had taken the Oswalds to a party where they met Volkmar Schmidt, and then a later party at the same house where they met Michael Paine. DeMohrenschildt was also the one in charge of getting Marina a place to stay at Ruth Paine's home, and it was Ruth Paine who found Oswald the job at the book depository office in the building owned by Jack Crichton's friend. DeMohrenschildt also was involved with the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia in Dallas which received subsidies from the Baird Foundation, which was determined to be a agency conduit by the Patman House Select Committee hearings [cf. New York Times, March 5, 1967, p. 36]. DeMohrenschildt immigrated to the U.S. in 1938, having been involved in espionage with the OSS and probably with the Nazis. He had a doctorate in commerce from the University of Liege, Belgium, when he came to the United States at age 27 where his brother Dmitry was a professor at Dartmouth, having degrees from Columbia and Yale. While visiting his brother and American sister-in-law at Bellport, near East Hampton, on the eastern, ocean tip of Long Island, DeMohrenschildt met many influential people, including stockbroker Jack and Janet Bouvier (Jackie's parents). He was also a friend of Margaret Clark Williams, whose family had vast land holdings in Louisiana, who gave him a letter of introduction to Humble Oil. DeMohrenschildt came to Texas by bus "where he got a job with Humble Oil Company in Houston, thanks to family connections," and, "[d]espite being friends with the chairman of the board of Humble," he worked as a roughneck in the Louisiana oil fields. DeMohrenschildt came to Texas in 1944 and got a master's degree in petroleum geology at the University of Texas at Austin. For a time he worked overseas for the Murchisons' Three States Oil and Gas and for Pantipec, an oil company owned by William F. Buckley, Jr.'s father operated in Mexico at the same time Sir Weetman Pearson (later Viscount Cowdray) and DeGolyer were there running the Mexican Eagle. In fact, Buckley and his brother were the attorneys for the Mexican oil companies after their properties were taxed illegally by the Mexican government. According to William Engdahl, Pearson worked for British Secret Intelligence, "as did all other major British oil groups." They had financed and put in power the regime of General Victoriano Huerta, subsequently overthrown by President Woodrow Wilson, who was supporting the objectives of Standard Oil in attempting to take from Britain at least a portion of its concessions for half of Mexico's oil. The U.S. under Rockefeller cover sent money and arms to Carranza. Pete Brewton, The Mafia, the CIA and George Bush, p. 137. Brewton's information came from two articles in the Houston Post-dated April 25, 1969 and January 11, 1970. The earlier article, naming the corporate investors in the new bank, had no by-line. Dope, Inc. (1992), p. 459. Dope , Inc., p. 256. The Royal Bank of Canada is said by the EIR writers of Dope, Inc. to be the "dirtiest" bank, followed closely by the Bank of Nova Scotia, of which Bronfman aide and Zionist, R.D.Wolfe, is a director. This bank is also involved in the financing of business in Jamaica tied to the arms trade, as well as being tied to the Canadian gold markets through an interlock with Noranda Mines. THE GOLD EXCHANGE ALSO SERVES AS A MEANS OF PAYMENT FOR THE ILLEGAL WEAPONS TRADE. Through these family and social contacts, connections arose between the Canadian banks, Scottish banks, the Far East, South Africa, the Caribbean and New England. These same families also had strong ties to the Carolinas which was originally settled by a great number of Scottish emigrants who retained strong ties to the mother country. Connections can be shown between Larry Johnson, General Homes and Walter Mischer - a close friend and fund-raiser-through an assortment of complicated corporate relationships. He was the founder of Houston Land & Trust Company, the first trust institution in the State of Texas. Marie Phelps McAshan, On the Corner of Main and Texas: A Houston Legacy (Houston: Gulf Publishing Co.,1985), p. 130; Marguerite Johnston, Houston, the Unknown City, 1836-1946 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1991), pp. 75 and 404fn. The name "Barziza" is similar in sound to "Barozzi," which was the name of one of the case vecchie that existed in Venice [Allen and Rachel Douglas, manuscript entitled "Venice: The Fondi and related matters", p. 12] Thomas Petzinger, Jr., Oil & Honor: The Texaco-Pennzoil Wars (G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York), p. 36. Incidentally, Allen Dulles, before becoming director of the agency, had been legal counsel to Gulf Oil for Latin American operations, as well as counsel to Prescott Bush at Brown Brothers Harriman. Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin, George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (EIR: Washington, D.C., 1992), pp. 148-49). John McCloy also represented Gulf in 1975 when the scandal involving bribery and payoffs of elected officials occurred. New York Times, June 8, 1973. Darwin Payne, Initiative in Energy: Dresser Industries, Inc.1880-1978 (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979), pp. 232 and 388. DeGolyer's death was reported in a December 15, 1956 Houston Post article, which stated that he "shot himself to death Friday in his Dallas office. His death was ruled a suicide. No immediate reason for DeGolyer's act could be determined. However, DeGolyer's son, E.L. DeGolyer, Jr. said his father had been in ill health for seven years and for the last two years suffered from aplastic anemia, a disease similar to leukemia. He said his father required frequent blood transfusions, having had the most recent one about four weeks ago. Stephen Birmingham, "Our Crowd": The Great Jewish Families of New York (New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1967), pp. 444-445. Dick Russell, The Man Who Knew Too Much (New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers/Richard Gallen, 1992), p. 615 and pp. 792-93 fn. 14. Crichton was also director of Dorchester Gas Producing Co. with D.H. Byrd, founder of the Temco Co. (later LTV), who owned the building to which the Texas School Book Depository had moved several months before Kennedy was killed. Fabian Escalante, translated by Maxine Shaw, edited by Mirta Muniz, The Secret War: CIA Covert Operations against Cuba 1959-62 (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Ocean Press, 1995), p. 42. See Peter Dale Scott, The Dallas Conspiracy, chapter III, p. 37 (quoted in Bartholomew, p. 71). See Peter Dale Scott, Crime and Cover-Up, p. 66. Marrs, Crossfire, p. 278-9. Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation (New York: Thunder Mouth Press, 1993), p.190. Priscilla Johnson McMillan, Marina and Lee (Harper & Row, 1976), p. 216. Ibid., p. 219. Ibid. The quoted passage does not identify which of the Humble Oil founders was DeMohrenschildt's friend, but it is known that his UT roommate, Hines Baker did later become chairman of Humble Oil. McMillan revealed that DeMohrenschildt was also friendly with H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, John Mecom, Robert Kerr and Jean De Menil of Schlumberger. According to Jim Marrs' interviews with Jeanne DeMohrenschildt after her husband's death, George was making regular trips to Houston from Dallas during 1962-63 on oil business with Mecom and De Menil. George's Russian friends in the Tolstoy Foundation told Marrs that he was going to Houston to see George and Herman Brown (Crossfire, p. 282.) Peter Dale Scott, Crime and Cover-up, p. 34 Buckley Sr., a Texan, as an undergraduate lived in the same upper class dorm at the University of Texas at Austin where DeMohrenschildt, brothers Rex G. Baker and Hines Baker (who W.S.Farish, Sr. later hired as attorneys and top management for Humble Oil) lived when they were at UT. See Richard Bartholomew, Possible Discovery of an Automobile Used in the JFK Conspiracy (the Nash Rambler) --unpublished manuscript, pp. 63, 88-89. Engdahl, p. 72.
S E C T I O N 17.0 Money Trail Under Probe Associated Press Flash WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigations have exposed several pieces of Osman bin Laden (news - web sites)'s financial network in the past two months, from honey and diamond dealers to U.S. money-wiring outfits sending millions to Somalia. But U.S. officials concede they have a long way to go to fully disrupt the secretive empire that finances bin Laden's worldwide terrorism operation. ``I think it is not possible to know yet how many more of these kinds of organizations may exist and what other inventive mechanisms may exist that we haven't discovered yet,'' Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill said. The government made a major move Wednesday toward blocking the money behind the terrorists suspected in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon (news - web sites).
President Bush (news - web sites) announced the United States was targeting two organizations, largely underground currency exchanges known as hawalas, funneling large amounts of cash to bin Laden's al-Qaida network. The organizations, Al Taqua and Al-Barakaat, operate in more than 40 countries, including the United States, and channel funds to al-Qaida through companies and nonprofits they run, the administration said. Investigators believe tens of millions of dollars a year flow overseas through al-Barakaat. Much of that was sent by Somali residents of the United States to relatives, with the networks skimming money off for al-Quaida through exchange fees. Investigators believe it works like this: Networks charge a fee to relay money, with one-fourth of the fee kept by the hawala broker who took the money in the United States and another quarter going to the receiving hawala dealer, in Somalia, for instance. The remainder, or half the fee, would be sent to the main company. That's the point where Treasury officials believe money gets funneled to al-Qaida. A criminal complaint filed in Boston suggested some of the money leaving the United States went first to the United Arab Emirates. The money was wired in small increments below $10,000 to escape notice by banking regulators, officials said. The operation was the first for Treasury's new Green Quest terrorist tracking unit. That's not the only creative money-moving mechanism terrorism investigators have discovered. Treasury last month identified three honey-related businesses in Yemen believed to be fronts secretly moving money for al-Qaida. The U.S. government previously linked the owner of one to the main al-Qaida base in Europe used to move money, weapons and the network's members. Foreign officials also believe al-Qaida may be using the illegal African diamond trade to make and hide money.
Some U.S. experts think bin Laden has profited from Afghanistan (news - web sites)'s opium trade. Some believe the battle against terrorist financing may never end. ``I don't think you're ever going to know if you've destroyed it completely. It's not a physical target in the way a base is or a military target is,'' said Mark Lowenthal, an intelligence consultant and former staff director of the House Intelligence Committee. ``You have a twofold programme: One, you have to continually track the money sources, and two, once you know about them you have to disrupt them. Once you find one, you have to know there's another one.'' This week, 62 entities and people were added to a list of suspected terrorist associates targeted by the United States. The earlier list included 88 groups or people whose assets were being targeted because of their ties to al-Qaida and other terrorist groups. To date, 112 countries have issued blocking orders. The United States has frozen $26 million in assets of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban and al-Qaida since Sept. 11; another $17 million was blocked by other countries, bringing the global total to $43 million, a Treasury spokeswoman said. In coordinated raids Wednesday, Customs agents seized evidence and shut down Al-Barakaat companies in four cities: Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle and Columbus, Ohio. The Treasury Department (news - web sites) froze assets of nine organizations and two people in the United States, most with links to Al-Barakaat. In addition, bureau (news - web sites) agents raided two Fairfax County businesses seeking evidence of terrorist transactions. The companies cater to the Somali community in northern Virginia, not far from the Treasury Department office where Bush announced the crackdown. In Boston, Mohamed M. Hussein and Liban M. Hussein were charged with running an illegal money-transmitting business, according to a criminal complaint. Officials said Mohamed Hussein was in custody. Liban Hussein was located with family members at a townhouse in Ottawa by the Toronto Star and told the paper he was innocent. ``I have nothing to hide, to be honest with you. If they (the police) need me, I'm here, or I'll even go to them,'' Hussein said. A lack of full international cooperation is the biggest challenge the United States faces as it tries to further undermine terrorist financing, said Jack Blum, former special counsel to Senate Foreign Relations Committee. ``What we really need is a system that operates relatively seamlessly where all of the countries cooperate in the course of an investigation,'' Blum said. ``And of course it doesn't work that way. It's all tangled up in questions of sovereignty.'' Sen. Carl Levin (news - bio - voting record), a sponsor of anti-money laundering legislation recently passed by Congress, said the United States must pressure other countries to adopt tougher laws. Levin's legislation requires banks to take greater steps to make sure accounts have no connection to terrorists or other criminals. Still, he said, investigators' pursuit of terrorist money will have to be relentless. ``We've tried to close those cracks, but they'll try to find other cracks and create more cracks,'' said Levin, D-Mich.
Bush thwarted bureau probe against bin Ladens AFP (London, November 7) bureau agents in the United States probing relatives of Saudi-born terror suspect Osman bin Laden (aka Tim Osman) before September 11 were told to back off soon after GWB became president, the BBC has reported. The BBC's Newsnight current affairs programmeme on Tuesday said that Bush at one point had a number of connections with Saudi Arabia's prominent bin Laden family. It added there was a suspicion that the US strategic interest in Saudi Arabia, which has the world's biggest oil reserve, blunted its inquiries into individuals with suspected terrorist connections -- so long as the US was safe. Newsnight reported it had seen secret documents from a bureau probe into the September 11 terror attacks that showed that at least two other US-based members of the bin Laden family are suspected to have links with a possible terrorist organisation. The programmeme said it had obtained evidence that the bureau was on the trail of bin Laden family members living in United States before, as well as after, the terrorist attacks. Newsnight said Bush made his first million 20 years ago with an oil company partly funded by the chief US representative of Salem bin Laden, Osman's brother.
Bush also received fees as director of a subsidiary of CARLYLE Corporation, a little-known private company which in just a few years since its founding has become one of America's biggest defence contractors, and his father, George Bush Sr, is also a paid advisor, the programmeme said.
The connection became embarrassing when it was revealed that the bin Ladens held a stake in CARLYLE, sold just after September 11, it added. bureau 'was told to back off bin Laden family' London: United States special agents were told to back off the bin Laden family and the Saudi royals soon after George Bush became president, although that has all changed since September 11, a BBC television programme has claimed BBC2's Newsnight also said on Tuesday night that it had secret documents from the bureau investigation into the terrorist attacks which showed that despite claims that Osman bin Laden is the black sheep of the family, at least two other US-based members are suspected of links with a possible terrorist organisation.
The programme said it had obtained evidence that the bureau was on the trail of bin Laden family members living in the US before September 11. A document showed that special agents from the Washington field office were investigating Abdullah, a close relative of Osman, because of his relationship with the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), a suspected terrorist organisation, it said. The US Treasury has not frozen WAMY's assets, and insists it is a charity, the programme said, yet Pakistan had expelled WAMY "operatives" and India claimed WAMY was funding an organisation linked to bombings in Kashmir. The bureau did look into WAMY but for some reason agents were pulled off the trail, it said. The former head of the American visa bureau in Jeddah from 1987 to 1989, Michael Springman, told the programme: "In Saudi Arabia I was repeatedly ordered by high-level State Department officials to issue visas to unqualified applicants - people who had no ties either to Saudi Arabia or to their own country. I complained there. I complained here in Washington ... and I was ignored."
He added: "What I was doing was giving visas to terrorists, recruited by the agency and Osman bin Laden to come back to the United States for training to be used in the war in Afghanistan against the then Soviets." The programme said it had been told by a highly placed source in a US intelligence agency there had always been "constraints" on investigating Saudis, but under President George Bush it had become much worse. After the elections, the intelligence agencies were told to "back off" from investigating the bin Laden family and the Saudi royals. The policy was reversed after September 11, it reported.