Skip to comments.Senator says bin Laden had accounts in bank shut down in fraud scandal (BCCI)
Posted on 09/27/2001 9:49:24 AM PDT by Pokey78
Investigators have learned that Osama bin Laden was among those with accounts in a bank shut down in 1991 in one of the worlds biggest banking scandals, Sen. John Kerry said Wednesday. The Bank of Credit and Commerce International was closed after bank regulators around the globe linked it to fraud, theft, secret weapons deals, terrorist financing and drug-money laundering. Investigators didnt know it at the time, but it turns out bin Laden had accounts at BCCI, said Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat who led an investigation into the Third World bank. The BCCI-bin Laden tie was first reported by MSNBC.com's Christopher Byron Tuesday.
WE HAVE LEARNED SINCE from law enforcement and intelligence that when we shut it down, we dealt him a very serious economic blow because of the size of those accounts and his dependency on that flow, Kerry said.
Saudi Arabian multimillionaire bin Laden and his al-Qaida network are the prime suspects in the Sept. 11 hijackings of four U.S. commercial jetliners and attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
U.S. officials are trying to trace the money behind bin Ladens network, leading to a renewed push by Kerry and other lawmakers for tougher money laundering laws.
Kerry commented on BCCIs link to bin Laden at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on money laundering legislation.
Arab terrorist Abu Nidal and Colombian cocaine cartels also were among the banks 1.3 million customers. Depositors lost millions of dollars when authorities seized BCCIs assets.
So, what does Clark Clifford and the Democratic Party know about their business partner Osama bin Laden, and when did they know it? Oh, they're liberals, we don't want to hurt the children. Deep six this story.
Long ago, when we first met, I sent you information about the connections of people between the B.C.C.I., the health care crisis "industry," and the Democrat National Committee.
There is a whole lot more to this story, than the customers of this bank.
Many of the key officials and / or their close associates were Democrat Party players.
If anybody wants to know more, search on the Internet, for Jesse Jackson's old mentor, Clark Clifford.
You'll eventually accumulate a who's who of the infamous players in the Clinton Administration.
B.C.C.I. "higher-ups" had their right hand in the "bank," and their left hand in many a person's pocket, which persons later became Clinton Admin. officials.
And then look up Evercore Partners in N.Y.C., and see how many of Clinton-dom, now have some sort of a stake in that enterprise.
Evercore Partners, which owns American Media, which runs the National Enquirer.
The boss of American Media, David Pecker, was hired away from his post at another publisher (Hachette-F...); at which executive loft, he directed the operating capital for John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s George Magazine.
When Hillary decided to run for the New York Senate seat, suddenly, JFK, Jr., who also had such a dream, found himself having to rescue his other dream, the magazine, because his credit fell through the floor, the instant Pecker was summoned.
Thank Hillary, New York, for some of your troubles.
without outlining that what bin Laden had dozens of brothers, and must have had 100's of half-brothers. Sheesh. Kinda remote on the surface.
But further misses the significance of the connection to
never have understood why UBS would take a $25mm equity position in a texas wildcatter? wouldn't think a conservative swiss bank was into venture capital.
Just started reviewing the major links included there (AP, CNN Transcripts, etc.)
And here's one posted a while back by a freeper with similiar information:
Of course this was before Bush became so popular. This post might get deleted but it is still archived on this site as of this moment.