Extensive Bush Ties To Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Osama Bin Laden's Family

Aidan Monaghan

The public was asked to accept even the thinnest alleged links between Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda and Iraq as justification for war there, while apparently being asked to accept as coincidence, the extensive and close ties between the Bush political dynasty and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

From the Center For Cooperative Research:


September 11, 2001: Bin Laden Brother Attends Carlyle Group Conference

The Carlyle Group is a large private-equity investment firm, closely associated with officials of the Bush and Reagan administrations ... This morning it is holding its annual investor conference at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, DC. Among the guests of honor is investor Shafig bin Laden, brother of Osama bin Laden. [Observer, 6/16/2002; London Times, 5/8/2003] Former President George H. W. Bush, who makes speeches on behalf of the Carlyle Group and is also senior adviser to its Asian Partners fund [Wall Street Journal, 9/27/2001], attended the conference the previous day.

January 2000: Former President Bush Meets With bin Laden Family On Behalf Of Carlyle Group

Former President George H. W. Bush meets with the bin Laden family on behalf of the Carlyle Group. He had also met with them in November 1998 (see November 1998), but it is not known if he meets with them again after this. Bush denies this meeting took place until a thank you note is found confirming that it took place. [Wall Street Journal, 9/27/2001; Guardian, 10/31/2001]

November 1998: Former President George H. W. Bush Meets With Bin Laden Family

Former President George H. W. Bush meets with the bin Laden family on behalf of the Carlyle Group. The meeting takes place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. [Sunday Herald (Glasgow), 10/7/2001]

June 4, 1992: FBI Investigates Ties Between George W. Bush And Saudi Money

The FBI investigates connections between James Bath and George W. Bush, according to published reports. Bath is Salem bin Laden’s official representative in the US.[Houston Chronicle, 6/4/1992]

1988: Bin Ladens Bail Out George W. Bush?

Prior to this year, President George W. Bush is a failed oilman. However, in 1988, the same year his father becomes president, some Saudis buy a portion of his small company, Harken, which has never performed work outside of Texas. Two major investors in Bush’s company during this time are Salem bin Laden and Khalid bin Mahfouz. Salem bin Laden is Osama’s oldest brother. [Intelligence Newsletter, 3/2/2000; Salon, 11/19/2001]

Mid-1980s: Osama’s Brother Is Allegedly Involved In The Iran-Contra Affair

Quoting a French intelligence report posted by PBS Frontline, The New Yorker reports, “During the nineteen-eighties, when the Reagan administration secretly arranged for an estimated $34 million to be funneled through Saudi Arabia to the Contras in Nicaragua, [Osama’s eldest brother] Salem bin Laden aided in this cause.” [PBS Frontline, 2001; New Yorker, 11/5/2001]

October 1980: Osama’s Oldest Brother Allegedly Involved In ‘October Surprise’

Salem bin Laden, Osama’s oldest brother ... is involved in secret Paris meetings between US and Iranian emissaries this month, according to a French report. Rumors of these meetings have been called the “October Surprise” and some have speculated that in these meetings, George H. W. Bush negotiated a delay to the release of the US hostages in Iran, thus helping Ronald Reagan and Bush win the 1980 Presidential election. [PBS Frontline, 2001]

As Dr. Parenti says...

"The Bush Family has more ties to Osama Bin Laden than Saddam Hussein ever had."

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Good List.

Good List Badmachine. Thanks for putting it together! It will make for a nice summary and forward (copy & paste) when discussing the connections between the Bush Family and Bin Laden Family with those who have not yet become aware of this stuff. Thanks.

9/11 Mastermind?

are you serious?


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Mastermind Is Media's Choice Of Words

And I'm simply using the media's own label of Bin Laden against them.

(I figured that was obvious.)

no it wasn't obvious

especially since there are plenty of people on this site who still hold out hope that OBL really WAS involved in the attack and that he really DID inspire REAL arab muslim hijackers. so no, not so obvious and if anyone thinks that it is outrageous for me to respond by asking you if you were serious, well, I think that says more about how threatening they find my presence here to their pet theories than any real concern for the well-being of the site.


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Lighten up please, you are

Lighten up please, you are giving me chest pains with all the tension, anger, and frustration in your words.

Positivity helps keep us all motivated, all this negativity does nothing but make me not want to be involved.


Are we going to make it a

Are we going to make it a requirement that anytime you write something against the official theory you have to put claims of the official theory in quotation marks? How about a bit of benefit of the doubt for a fellow truther?

I wonder...

How a "newcomer" that just came across this information for the first time, thought it was important, and wanted to post it to share with everybody else would react to being attacked. They probably would never post here again.

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Badmachine is not a new-comer

nor was Badmachine attacked. It's not asking to much to put an expression like that in quote marks. If I was a new-comer from the Arab and/or Muslim world (you do realize this is an international site) and saw OBL referred to as the "mastermind of 9/11" *I* would never be back.

wow, I hadn't even thought of THAT angle!

excellent point! nothing new about double standards though. thanks as usual for your daring rescue. i feel like Jessica Lynch!! I'm a truther too! LOL

and honestly? I think we do need to be more concerned with retaining the arab and muslim newcomers than the overly touchy american noobs... ;)


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You say tomato...

I say tomAto. I didn't say he was a "newcomer".

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In an attempt to avert the scandal of the century, I've now added the word 'alleged' to the title of this blog entry.

Good night.

P.S.: This info was provided for some who may be educating themselves for the 1st time on 9/11 related material.

And for anyone's information, I do feel Bin Laden was involved in the 9/11 attacks - he agreed to become a 'patsy', the 'face' of the middle east evil doers said to be behind the attacks.

I beleive that he along with his family played a role as financial 'middlemen' between the western intelligence agencies that planned and desired the attacks and the Mohammad Attta's of the world. (Low level operatives.)

The chatter that there is a thin Bin Laden and a fat Bin Laden, that his confessions weren't really confessions really stretches ones imagination and fails under scrutiny.

Bin Laden was involved in 9/11, in my estimation as a financial operative between the masterminds and the accused.

Phew... yes, that was a close one.

I think blogger Scandal Aversion Systems were at Defcon 11 for a while. Look, Badmachine -- no one was trying to make you feel bad (or machine-like), but language is important and shapes reality, especially in an environment like this, where language is the sum total of our interactions. So have a mental margarita on me by way of thanks.

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Thank you for providing information "for some who may be educating themselves for the 1st time on 9/11." That is one of the reasons 911Blogger.com is important in my opinion. We are not here to educate the choir. 911Blogger.com serves as a "base of operations" for 9/11 related activism, as well as a place to educate newbies.

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Your Welcome

And thanx for giving me the occasional opportunity to post something here!

Don't thank me...


I say--maybe everyone should be more sensitive to Uncle Fetzer when he wants to express his views on directed ebnergy weapons, or Nico when he wants to talk about hologram planes. I shudder to think what a newcomer would think about the way some registered site members like them are treated! Gosh, they might actually be turned off from space beams and holograms altogether!

and to answer your question Badmachine, you have made me the HAPPIEST truther EVER with your gracious admission that it was wrong to call Osama the 9/11 Mastermind on a site devoted to revealing the fact that he was not. Well, it wasn't so much as a gracious admission as a grudgingly made edit combined with a tag team attack, but hey, whatever--real truthers have thick skins, since they have no hidden agendas, just a willingness to ask questions and demand answers--of ANYONE!!



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