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Posted on 06/02/2006 4:41:37 AM PDT by Esther Ruth
Bin Laden family gave $1 million to Carter Ex-president reportedly met with terror leader's brothers in 2000
Posted: June 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
Jimmy Carter speaking in Tokyo in 2003 (photo: United Nations University) Former President Jimmy Carter's center in Atlanta received more than $1 million from the family of Osama bin Laden, according to an investigative report.
A brother of the al-Qaida terrorist leader, Bakr M. bin Laden, funneled the money to the Carter Center in Atlanta through the Saudi Bin Laden Group, according to Melanie Morgan, chairman of a group opposing the Georgia Democrat called the Censure Carter Committee.
Morgan, a WorldNetDaily columnist, based her claim on papers she acquired from the Carter Center.
She points to a report showing Carter met with 10 of Osama bin Laden's brothers early in 2000. The former president and his wife, Rosalyn, followed up the meeting with a breakfast with Bakr bin Laden in September 2000 and secured the first $200,000 towards the more than $1 million that has gone to the Carter Center.
Morgan says the connection between Carter and the bin Laden family is exactly the kind of charge leveled by Michael Moore against President Bush in the film "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Morgan's group commented in a statement: "If you think this news troubles Michael Moore and his friends in the liberal, anti-war crowd, think again. You see, theyre not interested in the truth they only seem interested in advancing their defeatist political message: America is almost always wrongAmerica is the source of many of the worlds problems."
There's some hypocrisy at work here, Morgan contends.
"Michael Moore used his film to viciously attack George W. Bush and undermine support for the war on terror," she told John Gibson on the Fox News Channel.
It turns out it was Carter, not Bush, hanging out with the bin Ladens, she said.
The Carters hosted Moore in the presidential viewing box at the 2004 Democratic National Convention while former President Bill Clinton addressed the delegates.
Gibson said the Carter Center declined the opportunity to respond to the charges.
Censure Carter is about to launch a second wave of national television ads urging Americans to rebuke Carter's efforts in North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba and elsewhere.
"The mainstream media is pretending that the Carter-bin Laden story is a non-issue, so the Censure Carter Campaign is out raising the money to air the facts in TV ads," the group says.
As WND reported last year, Morgan's Move America Forward said Carter was linked with a key figure in the U.N.'s oil-for-food scandal, Samir Vincent, who pleaded guilty to participating in numerous illegal activities.
Vincent admitted to receiving allocations for more than 9 million barrels of oil between 1996 and 2003 in return for serving as an agent of Saddam Hussein's regime. He worked at Hussein's direction, lobbying U.S. and U.N. officials to end sanctions and to instead implement the oil-for-food scam.
The first documented contact between Carter and Vincent was in September 1999. Vincent had organized a tour of Iraqi religious leaders to meet with individuals in the United States who might be persuaded to speak out against the sanctions against Iraq. The trip also included discussions of ways to oppose U.S. and British air strikes against Iraqi missile batteries in southern Iraq, which had fired on American and British aircraft engaged in enforcing the southern "No Fly Zone."
one way to ensure that a story never gets mainstream is to have WND feature it.
Fox News to Report on Ties Between Bin Laden Family & JIMMY CARTER! (5-31-06)
Maybe this will get me flamed... but didn't OBL's family disown him some years back? I heard OBL isn't even in his parents' will.
Might even be true but coming from the "Censure Carter" committee, who would take it seriously.
Yeah - I thought the same thing; something to do with Osama not bathing regularly.
For public consumption, yes. There is ample evidence, however, that he still has ties to at least some members of his family.
I gave the Bin Laden family more credit then getting involved with Jimmy Carter. I guess I will have to revaluate my opinion of them.
I know I heard that also, but I was thinking it was after 911. Maybe I am wrong, been known to be occasionaly!!
I think it was more of a PR move to insure that the family business didn't suffer because it was being used to fund terrorism. OBL has dozens of siblings, some of them sincerely hate him, but not all.
How would ANY ONE know that?
Funny how this WND piece fails to mention that the bin Laden family long ago disowned their psycho black sheep Osama. When "the bin Laden family" gives money to US political figures, it is in the interest of undermining, not advancing, Osama's aims. Osama, as people who live in the real world (i.e. not people who rely on WND for their news) may recall, is bitterly opposed to any sort of friendly relations with the US.
He has a colossal extended family, so it would be unlikely that not a single one of them has any sympathy with him. However, there tends to be pretty central control of money in families like that, and I don't think anyone with any access to the bin Laden family's financial mother lode is supporting Osama -- if for no other reason than that most of them are far too self-interested to risk getting themselves cut off from the mother lode. Most of them are far more interested in money than in advancing any wacko religious agenda, and few if any fancy the idea of ending up living in an ever-changing series of caves. They do palatial mansions, not caves.
Huta and Iman bin Laden (Osama's sisters) are both implicated in the Al Taqwa bank scandal.
Since the source is the "Censure Carter Committee" and WND, I take it all with a grain of salt. OTOH, if there is some objective evidence (receipts, scans of correspondence, etc.), I'd be more than happy to look at it for myself. Otherwise, sounds like more conspiracy to me.
You comments are correct. However, I think the larger point to be made is that if the bin laden family had somehow given money to President Bush it would be splashed all over the media as some sort of major indictment and scandal. There is the usual MSM double standard at work here.
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