Gerald Posner on the Daily Show Last Night
Last night Gerald Posner was on the Daily Show discussing bin-laden/bush/911 ties.. specifically the 4 mysterious deaths surrounding the Saudi royal family..
here is a summary:
Footnotes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Reference to Abu Zubaydah. According to Gerald L. Posner in his book Why America Slept: The Reasons Behind Our Failure to Prevent 9/11, al-Qaeda associate Abu Zubaydah told interrogators in 2002 that Osama Bin Laden had struck deals with Saudi leaders including Prince Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and that some Saudi leaders had known in advance that there would be some kind of a major attack against the United States on September 11.
As noted, some of the people allegedly identified then died in arguably unusual circumstances. Prince Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, 44, died on July 22, 2002; the Saudi embassy has a statement on-line here. Prince Sultan bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah Al-Saud, 41, died on July 23; the Saudi embassy has a statement on-line here. Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Saud Alkabeer, 25, died "of thirst" on July 29, according to a Saudi statement on-line here.
References to Saudi Arabia. Regarding Saudi Arabia, 15 of the 19 hijackers involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks did come from Saudi Arabia, as did Osama Bin Laden. al-Qaeda also received funding from Saudi citizens and perhaps indirectly and unknowingly from the Saudi government and Saudi leaders. At the same time, al-Qaeda does not have the formal support of the Saudi government and actively opposes some of the Saudi government's policies, notably, its close ties to the United States. Notably, Bin Laden himself was exiled from Saudi Arabia and largely cut off from his family in 1994. Saudi Arabia also took some steps against Bin Laden in the 1990s, such as meeting with the Taliban in 1998 to urge them to expel Bin Laden, an act which led the Taliban to denounce the Saudi government and suspend relations with it.
At least one person involved in the hijacking has reportedly suggested that Saudi citizens were specifically chosen to weaken the US-Saudi relationship, a theory that Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia also has expressed. But one organizer, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, considered the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks, reportedly told interrogators that so many Saudis were chosen simply because Saudis make up the largest portion of recruits in al-Qaeda training camps (roughly 70 percent).
i will post a video clip once i can get my hands on it.. until then you can catch the rerun of the episode tonight at 11:30pm EST and 1:30am EST..
EDIT: video is available on dembloggers.com, you can find it here: