George W. Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah


The war in the Middle East and the war in Afghanistan:
American aid to Israel & Bush's army and oil business

Nipawin - Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - by: Mario deSantis


"I cannot predict that no Americans will be injured or killed as a result of a terrorist attack. And in fact, it will happen as long as violence is seen as the way to move along political or social agendas"

JOHN P. O'NEILL, Chief, International Terrorism Operations, FBI.
National Strategy Forum on June 11, 1997




We have been mentioning that in dealing with the Middle East, President Bush has behaved as double talker. Bush was right in behaving as a double talker as he is managing his foreign policies as a private business. Americans have been providing Israel with military and financial aids in the order of $3-4 billion per year, while the Bush family administration has been doing private business with Saudi Arabia. George Bush Senior is a senior adviser to the defense contractor Carlyle Group and he has been doing business with his friend King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. Vice-President Dick Cheney has done lots of business in Saudi Arabia on behalf of his former oil giant Halliburton Co. and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice has done her own share to help another oil giant Chevron as she was a member of the board of directors of this company.




Now we understand why the predicament of the Palestinians is sandwiched between the American interest in Israel, and the Bush's private interest in Saudi Arabia.



Bin Laden

There is a story going around that because of the business relationship between the Bush family and the Bin Laden family of Saudi Arabia, the FBI and military intelligence were prevented from carrying out the investigations into members of the Bin Laden family before the terrorist attacks of September 11. This is the reason why former FBI official John P. O'Neill resigned from the FBI in August 2001 to become chief of security for the World Trade Center.




O'Neill, who died in the September 11 attack, had complained that oil ruled American foreign policies. In fact, another story tell us that two months before the September 11 attack, negotiations were taking place between the Taliban and the US representatives for the construction of the Unocal pipeline in Afghanistan to carry oil from the Caspian sea to Pakistan. The negotiations failed and the U.S. representatives told the Taliban,
"either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs."




In the light of these events, some political analysts speculate that the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon could have been a pre-emptive strike in response to what the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden thought as U.S. threats.




The war in the Middle East and the war in Afghanistan are muddled with the private interests of the Bush administration, and they are camouflaged as wars against the ill defined war on terrorism. As a consequence, some people are beginning to question the possibility of any connection between the presidency of George Bush and the September 11 attack.
  Pertinent articles in Ensign
  U.S. Ties to Saudi Elite May Be Hurting War on Terrorism by Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers and Maggie Mulvihill, First of two parts, Published on Monday, December 10, 2001 in the Boston Herald
  Bush Advisers Cashed in on Saudi Gravy Train by Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers and Maggie Mulvihill, Second of two parts. Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 in the Boston Herald
  Officials told to 'back off' on Saudis before September 11 Greg Palast and David Pallister, Wednesday November 7, 2001 The Guardian
  Explosive New Book Published in France Alleges that U.S. Was in Negotiations to Do a Deal with Taliban, American Morning with Paula Zahn, January 8, 2002
  U.S. Saudi scandal. Did FBI call off probe of Saudis to protect oil ties? By Alex Roslin
  Threat of US strikes passed to Taliban weeks before NY attack Jonathan Steele, Ewen MacAskill, Richard Norton-Taylor and Ed Harriman, Guardian, Saturday September 22, 2001,4273,4262511,00.html
  What have been the Bush administration's prior dealings with The Taliban and with Bin Laden? Relevant links pre-September 11, Make Them Accountable
  Fundamental problems with Abdullah, by CRAGG HINES Copyright 2002 Houston Chronicle
  Look at what BBC has just carried about the Bush / Bin Laden connection in this video clip.