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Report: Saudi Royals May Have Financed Militants (Royal Family Financed 9/11 Terrorists) - Audio
NPR ^ | 6/24/2009 | NPR

Posted on 06/24/2009 5:04:09 PM PDT by balls

All Things Considered, June 24, 2009 · Documents obtained by The New York Times suggest members of the Saudi royal family may have provided financial support to extremists, including al-Qaida, in the run-up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The documents are part of an ongoing legal effort by Sept. 11 families to hold Saudi Arabia and the royal family accountable for the attacks. New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau offers his insight.

(Audio at NPR link, above)


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911hijackers; houseofsaud; moneytrail; royals; saudiarabia
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Insider tip-off. This is buried. Where's the outrage?
1 posted on 06/24/2009 5:04:09 PM PDT by balls
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To: balls

Of course they have. They’re Wahabbis.


2 posted on 06/24/2009 5:05:02 PM PDT by combat_boots (“No heresy, no wickedness, not even the devil himself, can succeed without first counterfeiting goo)
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To: balls

I don’t expect many here will be suprised.


3 posted on 06/24/2009 5:08:41 PM PDT by blam
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To: balls

One of the very first acts of our new president was to prostrate himself before the head of the Saudi royal family.

We are so F***ed! Thank you Dems, Libs and RINOs.


4 posted on 06/24/2009 5:08:59 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Uh, Mr. President, did you lose your contact lense OR ARE YOU PRAYING?)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

We are indeed.


5 posted on 06/24/2009 5:13:04 PM PDT by Pinetop
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To: balls

I thought this was common knowledge.


6 posted on 06/24/2009 5:13:23 PM PDT by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: balls

Justice department knew about this and ordered documents destroyed! Whose side is our government on for f**k’s sake!!!! Listen to the audio. It’s shocking.


7 posted on 06/24/2009 5:14:41 PM PDT by balls
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To: Zman516

THey have funded the dreadful madrassas for years,,training ground for hate of the west and Jihad. To deflect attention from them to an outside enemy.


8 posted on 06/24/2009 5:15:35 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: balls
Take a look at the list of people in the Golden Chain organization. It's a "Who's Who" of Saudi society.

All Osama bin Laden was, was a middleman between operational units and the money-men in the Golden Chain.

As long as the money men exist, their financing can create an ENDLESS number of terrorist groups. Cut out the funding, and al Queda withers.

9 posted on 06/24/2009 5:16:01 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: cajungirl
THey have funded the dreadful madrassas for years,,training ground for hate of the west and Jihad. To deflect attention from them to an outside enemy.

Take a look at my post #9.

The Saudi money-men finance the radical imams, they finance the madrassahs that allow the imams to indoctrinate young people, and they finance the jihadis that the madrassahs turn out.

10 posted on 06/24/2009 5:18:29 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: Zman516

It’s been speculation for a long time. The hard evidence has only recently been leaked to lawyer’s of 9/11 victim’s families.


11 posted on 06/24/2009 5:18:56 PM PDT by balls
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To: PapaBear3625

Interesting,,Saudis have enjoyed good relationships with Bush, now Obama. It just blows my mind.


12 posted on 06/24/2009 5:21:26 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: PapaBear3625

Recall that useless president George Bush whisked the bin Laden family away to safety at tax payer expense right after 9/11. This is not conspiracy theory, it’s proven fact!


13 posted on 06/24/2009 5:22:38 PM PDT by balls
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To: balls

To get an accurate picture of the matter, read “The Looming Tower”.


14 posted on 06/24/2009 5:22:42 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: balls

They also funded Obama’s election. They were involved in TWA flight 800, and Oklahoma City.

Our government isn’t ours any more.


15 posted on 06/24/2009 5:23:23 PM PDT by stockpirate ("54% of voters approve of the Obama's performance, (45%) disapprove." Rassm)
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To: balls

And our President bowed to them when he should have kicked them in the nuts. Maybe justice will be served one day, if not here, then after death no doubt.


16 posted on 06/24/2009 5:25:07 PM PDT by Jaime2099 (Human Evolution and the God of the Bible are not compatible)
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To: stockpirate

I’ve stolen your last line.


17 posted on 06/24/2009 5:26:58 PM PDT by balls ("Our government isn’t ours any more" - stockpirate)
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To: blam

Not I. If we really want to fight a “war on terrorism” it should start with the saudi royal family.


18 posted on 06/24/2009 5:28:59 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: stockpirate

specially with a closet muslim who is gradually coming out into the open.....hell of a conclusion to the G7 and the late great US of A


19 posted on 06/24/2009 5:30:46 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: balls
Isn't that sweet, they bought us a president...


20 posted on 06/24/2009 5:32:44 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante
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To: Costumed Vigilante

I have that picture with a bucket of KFC on the floor.


21 posted on 06/24/2009 5:35:28 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Costumed Vigilante

Here’s the NYT article in the NPR story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/world/middleeast/24saudi.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=saudi%20royal&st=cse

Note: Millitants (NPR) = Extremists (NYT) = F**king Terrorists (Americans)


22 posted on 06/24/2009 5:40:38 PM PDT by balls ("Our government isn’t ours any more" - stockpirate)
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To: holdonnow; AliVeritas; Bahbah

Whoa..


23 posted on 06/24/2009 5:41:31 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Depressing, isn’t it.


24 posted on 06/24/2009 5:48:32 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: balls

NPR is your source? Seriously?
Why would the Saudis want to attack when they’ve been our allies since 1935? What was in it for them?


25 posted on 06/24/2009 5:53:59 PM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (OY IRAN)
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To: balls
Again, no surprise. mohammedans are mohammedans.

house of saud or al quaeda, they are all the same beneath their dresses.

26 posted on 06/24/2009 5:56:09 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Bahbah
It gets worse! Look at this news before "our" government's secret evidence was leaked to the lawyers.

Justice Dept. Backs Saudi Royal Family on 9/11 Lawsuit The New York Times ^ | 29 May 2009 | ERIC LICHTBLAU

Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 2:14:06 PM by BGHater

The Obama administration is supporting efforts by the Saudi royal family to defeat a long-running lawsuit seeking to hold it liable for the Sept.11, 2001, attacks.

The Justice Department, in a brief filed Friday before the Supreme Court, said it did not believe the Saudis could be sued in American court over accusations brought by families of the Sept. 11 victims that the royal family had helped finance Al Qaeda.The department said it saw no need for the court to review lower court rulings that found in the Saudis’ favor in throwing out the lawsuit.

The government’s position comes less than a week before President Obama is scheduled to meet in Saudi Arabia with King Abdullah as part of a trip to the Middle East and Europe intended to reach out to the Muslim world.

Source: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2261295/posts

27 posted on 06/24/2009 5:56:25 PM PDT by balls ("Our government isn’t ours any more" - stockpirate)
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To: balls

Drill here. Nuke there.


28 posted on 06/24/2009 5:56:49 PM PDT by Free in Texas (When they come for your guns, give 'em your bullets first.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
The surprise should be in just how much our government is in bed with the Saudis, both the current and previous administrations.
29 posted on 06/24/2009 6:00:20 PM PDT by balls ("Our government isn’t ours any more" - stockpirate)
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To: balls

Where is the private army hunting Saudi ass?


30 posted on 06/24/2009 6:01:14 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (F'ah K'Obama! That's Kenyan for 'Obama's a communist! OPRAH SAY SO, NOW GIMME MY CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: cajungirl
Interesting,,Saudis have enjoyed good relationships with Bush, now Obama. It just blows my mind.

The Saudis have a reputation for being generous to their friends. Let's just leave it at that.

In an era where it costs hundreds of millions of dollars to buy a squadron of F-16s, some have realized that buying people is cheaper than buying hardware.

31 posted on 06/24/2009 6:02:03 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: Free in Texas

Now we know the reason our presidents do not want to drill here and bet on energy sources that cannot possibly make us independent of Saudis!!!


32 posted on 06/24/2009 6:03:55 PM PDT by balls ("Our government isn't ours any more" - stockpirate)
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To: Costumed Vigilante
Isn't that sweet, they bought us a president...

More than one...


33 posted on 06/24/2009 6:04:26 PM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: balls

So where does this leave our bowing and ring kissing POS TOTUS?


34 posted on 06/24/2009 6:12:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: balls
Was this really reported on National Public Radio today?

Oh my gosh, didn't uhbama just tell the fake Saudi self proclaimed royal family (and all of its various off shoots) that HE, the GREAT AMERICA NARCISSIST and President of the LIBERALS only (after all, he said HE WON! so STFU every 49% of you who did not vote for this charletan) has ordered his attorney general to NOT ALLOW the families left over from the DEAD from nine eleven to SUE the SAUDI FAKE ROYALS????

Sorry if this does not make sense, I am just listening to Mark Levin here in Indy (plays at nine pm here) play the voice of an Iranian woman crying out for American help...talks of the massacre that is going on over there today. I HATE UHBAMA and ALL LIBERALS WHO THINK AND ACT LIKE HE DOES....I HATE THEM!

35 posted on 06/24/2009 6:17:09 PM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seinesc)
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To: Republic

This cuts across party political lines at the highest levels of our government, regardless of whose in the White House. It would be interesting to hear what DUers have to say about this. I suspect they are so cynical that they would just shrug.


36 posted on 06/24/2009 6:26:04 PM PDT by balls ("Our government isn't ours any more" - stockpirate)
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To: PapaBear3625

Your statement is not correct. The Golden Chain was a Bin Laden creation at approximately the same time that the Al Qaeda was formed at Khost, Afghanistan, in August 1988. It was to be used to finance his operation and its collectors were himself, Wael Julaidan, and Battargee, and his brother in law Jamaal Khalifa served as bagman. The men to be touched were known to him and to his family.


37 posted on 06/24/2009 6:35:31 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: stockpirate

and neither is our network TV !!!


38 posted on 06/24/2009 6:42:25 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: balls

I don’t doubt it, but then again the nyt is completely untrustworthy.


39 posted on 06/24/2009 6:44:54 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: Jeff Chandler

by who?


40 posted on 06/24/2009 7:03:44 PM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: TADSLOS
Good point.

How about we give them 1 Bush, 1 Carter, 1 Hussein, and 2 bonus Clintons in exchange for our oil and defense costs refunded?

No?

OK, we'll add in another Bush, but that's my final offer.

Otherwise, we just kill every Wahhabist we find, feed their corpses to pigs, burn every Koran on Earth, and just flat out take your oil, wiping your repulsive cult from the memory of man.

Better?


41 posted on 06/24/2009 7:54:43 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante
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To: balls
It would be interesting to hear what DUers have to say about this.

They should eat it up. It is by their liberal mouthpiece, NPR.

42 posted on 06/24/2009 8:28:38 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright


43 posted on 06/24/2009 9:05:08 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: TADSLOS
Don't forget Clinton and the millions they donated to his Library.

And never forget

Classic Bush

44 posted on 06/24/2009 9:32:22 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Freedom Watch: fight for freedom with everything you have.)
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To: Costumed Vigilante

Works for me.


45 posted on 06/25/2009 4:57:42 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: NaughtiusMaximus
One of the very first acts of our new president was to prostrate himself before the head of the Saudi royal family. We are so F***ed! Thank you Dems, Libs and RINOs.

Although Bozo is more blatant about it, being a muslim, Bush had ties to the Saudis and kissed their a**es regularly. Remember to thank that particular RINO and the GOP for not fielding better candidates. They are all in cahoots. Don't forget Bush and the bailout during the election. All painted with the same brush and the paint used is called tyranny.

46 posted on 06/25/2009 5:41:50 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Melchior
Your statement is not correct. The Golden Chain was a Bin Laden creation at approximately the same time that the Al Qaeda was formed at Khost, Afghanistan, in August 1988.

My statement was "All Osama bin Laden was, was a middleman between operational units and the money-men in the Golden Chain".

Are you asserting that Osama has the ability to issue orders to the money men, who operate at the highest levels of Middle Eastern society? I don't think so.

The Golden Chain operates as the venture capital group to Osama's start-up, al Queda. In order to receive funding, he needs to convince them that his operational ideas are sound, and will accomplish the objectives that the money men may desire.

The money men were comfortable dealing with Osama because he was one of them, a son of the wealthy and connected bin Laden family. His tour of duty in Afghanistan made him accepted among the operational people he had met. He was thus an acceptable conduit for the money, making sure that it went to people who would actually do things, rather than stash it away in bank accounts.

But he's in a subordinate relationship to the money men, without whose funding al Queda dries up. He may have had a hand in getting them together in a group, but he does not issue orders to its members.

47 posted on 06/25/2009 6:42:21 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: balls

My former tagline was:

“A people unwilling to use extreme violent force to preserve their liberty deserves the tyrant that rules them “ SP


48 posted on 06/25/2009 9:20:59 AM PDT by stockpirate ("54% of voters approve of the Obama's performance, (45%) disapprove." Rassm)
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To: PapaBear3625

The Golden Chain, created in 1988, was basically closed down with the discovery of Al Qaeda material in the Bosanska Idealna charity office in Sarajevo prior to 9/11. In fact, the Chain was basically out of business when Al Qaeda called a meeting of allies that met at a Paris Hotel in 1995 at which Bin Laden principles begged for funds.
The publication of the Golden Chain memorandum scared the hell out of the Bin Mahfouz, Rajhi, Amoudi and other wealthy families. Then, the United States sent treasury officials to confer with the Saudis, and though the royals did nothing obvious to attack support for Islamist mujahideen, they warned the names listed on the Chain that the US would monitor their banking activity forever. Most Gulf plutocrats who admitted privately that they had supported the Bin Laden effort in the Balkans, Chechnya and Tajikistan, had already ended their support following the destruction of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Next, the trial transcript on the embassy bombers was available online and circultated widely in Saudi Arabia, and the information provided also scared friends of Bin Laden. It was another indication that it was very dangerous to support Bin Laden and the other Islamists. And so it remains to this day. E.g., a minor Saudi prince disappeared earlier this year; he was rumored to have funded the Al Qaeda in Iraq.


49 posted on 06/25/2009 9:24:36 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: stockpirate

That’s also a gem. I too believe that nations get the government they deserve.


50 posted on 06/25/2009 9:52:14 AM PDT by balls ("Our government isn't ours any more" - stockpirate)
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