Skip to comments.Kagan Has Saudi, Bin Laden Money Ties
Posted on 05/31/2010 5:02:44 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
In a disturbing revelation for a Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan took millions of dollars from the Saudis as dean of Harvard Law School and a chunk of it reportedly came from 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.
The bin Laden family has donated millions of dollars to the Ivy League university over the years, including generous endowments for the schools Islamic law program and others to finance scholarships for students from Muslim countries. The family has a fondness for Harvard because Osama bin Ladens brother, Abdullah, received a masters degree from the school in the 1990s and a doctorate in 2000.
When Kagan took over as dean of the law school in 2003, she launched an aggressive and unprecedented fundraising campaign that raked in a whopping $476.5 million, the most lucrative in the law schools history. Renowned as a prolific fundraiser, Kagan was tapped to head the law school after spending a few years as a professor there when her job in the Clinton White House ended. In addition to the $476.5 million generated by the targeted campaigndubbed "Setting the Standard"Kagan helped raise an extra $60 million for the Harvard Law School Fund.
A chunk of the cash came from the Saudisand probably the bin Ladenswho have bankrolled many key programs at the Cambridge Massachusetts school over the years. In fact, Harvard has accepted so much cash from the bin Ladens that the Cambridge City Council passed a resolution calling upon the university to donate compensation money for victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Harvard officials refused.
Kagans Saudi/bin Laden money connection probably served as an inspiration in protecting the Saudi kingdom against a lawsuit for financing the 2001 terror attacks. Thousands of family members of 9/11 victims sued Saudi Arabia and several members of its royal family for actively aiding in financing the attacks through front groups posing as charities. As Solicitor General, Kagan blocked the lawsuit, citing the potentially significant foreign-relations consequences of subjecting another sovereign state to suit."
Another skeleton in Kagans closet is her financial ties to Goldman Sachs, the global investment firm embroiled in a major fraud scandal. For four years Kagan worked as an advisor at the Wall Street titan that donates generously to Democrats. She received a $10,000 annual stipend for her advice even though she was quite busy at the time raising money at Harvard and serving as dean of its law school.
Our country is going to HELL in a hand basket.In America today what is good is bad and what is bad is good.
This is a RESUME ENHANCER for a DEMOCRAT appointee.
And someone is surprised that our Muslim president picked a terrorist sympathizer?
A hand basket?? Seems more like a rocket sled these days.
Interesting. She’s out pimping her stint at Harvard as her major qualification for SCOTUS, when in fact most of her time there was fundraising. It’s not like she was actively involved in the curriculum at Harvard Law or even teaching in some meaningful way.
But this information won’t even get a shrug from the Senate and will present absolutely no barrier to her being seated on SCOTUS for life.
When Justice Ginsberg steps down shortly, there is no telling who Premier Hussein will send up there next. He could nominate The Oprah and the Dhimmies would approve...
Long time subversion activity by SA & Wahhabists. Now they get their SCOTUS nominee.
Dhimmitude at its best.
You can't say the sweetest sound is the call to prayer and call yourself an American.
Reported by whom?
Re #12 — What a nasty looking woman! Looks like a guy in drag.
Probably? What we need is FACT, not guesses.
Not to be a nitpicker but the Bin Laden family has been on good terms with the US for a long time. They disowned and financially cut off Osama years before he attacked America because of his criticism of the Saudi royal family.
Bin Laden was born by his father’s 10th wife and who knows how many other wives he has had since then. Bin Laden himself had at least 4 known wives and 20 to 24 children. So family in that part of the world doesn’t have the same meaning as family here. It’s possible the people donating to Harvard never even met Osama.
We had a similar thread a few weeks ago when people wrote that the girl who won the Miss USA pageant had family in Hezbollah. Odds are that’s true but odds are just as good she wouldn’t recognize one of those Hezbollah family members if they walked up to her and shook her hand.
The bin Laden family has donated millions of dollars to the Ivy League university over the years, including generous endowments for the schools Islamic law program and others to finance scholarships for students from Muslim countries. end quote.
Harvard has a program in Islamic law.
I’d find it more respectable to study Islamic law in Egypt or in Syria or even in Shiraz.
If this is an attempt to synthesize Oriental and Occidental cultures, I will be extraordinarily enraged. There is no synthesizing them. There is no common ground without the abject sacrifice of individualism.
Are our best intellectuals trying to turn our culture into the Village?
Kagan is a Third Way liberal.
She will not fight against the powerful.
Instead, she will fawn upon and co-opt them.
I am a traditionalist liberal. I don’t support her.
Off Topic ridiculous ping.
“I am a traditionalist liberal. I dont support her.”
Out of curiosity, how do you define a ‘traditionalist liberal’?
Most likely the reason 0bamao nominated her - he hates this Country!
Aspirin time for me. I must need more sleep.
“Are our best intellectuals trying to turn our culture into the Village?”
Never make the mistake of thinking that the Ivies are home to ‘our best intellectuals’. It’s not even remotely true.
Instead of being considered a seat on the Supreme Court, she should be arrested....along with the rest of these Marxists posing as Fascists.
Today is not a good day to get banned.
Or to get a visit by guys in big black SUVs, wearing dark suits, and sporting sun glasses.
Plus, H&K MP5's scare our Lab.
Let’s consider the source here. Leftists fear Judicial Watch about as much as they fear Bullwinkle J. Moose.
“Not to be a nitpicker but the Bin Laden family has been on good terms with the US for a long time.”
I don’t think you are nitpicking. It is really something to say Kagan took money from OBL if in fact she took it from his brother, father, cousin, whoever.
I rather doubt Osama was donating to Harvard, before or after 9/11.
But if they’ve got something to back this up, well, if they did you’d think that would be the lead sentence.
Judicial Watch is a good outfit but lying/smearing doesn’t help us.
this needs to b e emailed to the congressional committee that is looking at her
saudis turban deep into another segment of the US Gov.
Now OBL too?
Now it all comes into focus.
No wonder Baraq Hussein 0bama tapped Kagan.
0bama isn’t the Messiah, he’s the 12th Imam.
Yikes...she makes Helen Thomas look attractive!
No one ever lost a dime overestimating the stupidity of the American people. - P.T. Barnum
Goldman Sachs must be laughing that they bought Kagan for 10,000 a year ;-)
Shes out pimping her stint at Harvard as her major qualification for SCOTUS, when in fact most of her time there was fundraising.
Carpet Muncher Alert!
Is this for real???
That’s uncalled for. We shouldn’t be making comments on her appearance, saying she looks like a man, or musing out loud whether she and Larry Summers have ever been seen in the same place.
that realy inspires confidence
The list, ping
stupid party BUMP!
I’m going to refrain from the “pearl necklace” jokes.
Apparently our country has been on the road to demise for many, many years. It isn’t going to be turned around so easily and, I fear, without war.
can anyone get a congressman to bring this up..
First of all, here is a wiki on Third Way liberalism.
Third Way liberals, Obama and Kagan included, believe that if you just “incentivize” people, they won’t see their underlying conflicts and try to resolve them.
As a traditionalist, I believe that the racial, religious and class conflicts of our society have not been resolved.
I have no desire to be incentivized.
I will not co-opt conservative solutions and then call them my own.
In other words, a traditional liberal has the capacity to think for him/herself.
A Third Way liberal co-opts right wing solutions and then calls them “mainstream”. In other words, a Third Way liberal is a liar.