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Senator says bin Laden had accounts in bank shut down in fraud scandal (BCCI)
AP via MSNBC ^ | 09/27/2001

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 world’s 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 didn’t 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 Laden’s network, leading to a renewed push by Kerry and other lawmakers for tougher money laundering laws.

Kerry commented on BCCI’s 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 bank’s 1.3 million customers. Depositors lost millions of dollars when authorities seized BCCI’s assets.


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1 posted on 09/27/2001 9:49:24 AM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
And you'll remember that the grey eminence of the Democratic Party, Clark Clifford, was involved in BCCI up to his ears. He wasn't prosecuted "because he was too old to go to jail."

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.

2 posted on 09/27/2001 9:55:34 AM PDT by spudsmaki
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To: Pokey78
Jackson connection?
3 posted on 09/27/2001 9:59:31 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: thinden, Wallaby
Take a look at the Christopher Byron link above.
4 posted on 09/27/2001 10:05:22 AM PDT by independentmind
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To: spudsmaki
BCCI was a bi-partisan affair.
5 posted on 09/27/2001 10:06:51 AM PDT by independentmind
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To: Pokey78,Alamo-Girl
Alamo-Girl,

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.

6 posted on 09/27/2001 10:11:06 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: spudsmaki,dalebert
Bump reply 6.
7 posted on 09/27/2001 10:12:14 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: Pokey78
The British, not the USA, "shut down" the BCCI. By closing the U.K. branches and blocking all accounts the Brits effectively bankrupted BCCI. If Kerry didn't know by 1991 that Bin Ladin's Al Qaida had been using the BCCI Islamabad Branch office then he is dumber than I thought, or else the US intelligence services don't trust him because they certainly knew it.
8 posted on 09/27/2001 10:16:57 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: gaspar
The Jihad (Holy War) is what Osama bin Laden would like his followers and the world to believe, but after reading this article, the real reason for bombing the symbol of American capital is based good old fashion "GREED." What a hypocrite!
9 posted on 09/27/2001 10:36:19 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: First_Salute
MORE!! MORE!! MORE!! Your post was AWESOME!! Can you do your own thread on this??? PLEASE!!! Thanking you in advance for the Ping when you do!!
10 posted on 09/27/2001 10:38:31 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Uncle Bill
BCCI. Part of the big picture. Some fear the govt. might really not want to unearth all teh facts surrounding bin Laden and company because of where it points. With the Fox News ticker referring to potential $1.4 Trillion in criminal money connected to this case, the mind boggles.
11 posted on 09/27/2001 2:23:13 PM PDT by flamefront
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To: Ann Archy
Byron pulls the usual leftist spin: One of Bush’s original partners in his oil company - which initially bore the name Arbusto Corp. — had been a fellow named James Bath. Bath in turn had contacts in the Middle East and was actually named in a 1976 trust document as the Houston business representative for none other than Salem M. bin Laden, a half-brother of the infamous Osama bin Laden, who is accused of masterminding the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

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
Jackson Stephens
and X42.

12 posted on 09/27/2001 2:34:53 PM PDT by flamefront
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To: First_Salute
Just Ask

Orin (Reno Escape) Hatch

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13 posted on 09/27/2001 2:40:49 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Pokey78,Elle Bee,flamefront,Lazamataz

Swaleh Naqvi, BCCI's former chief executive, was tried separately in America. He was jailed in 1994 for 11 years and three months on fraud and racketeering charges, but has been released and is living in Pakistan.


14 posted on 09/27/2001 3:25:46 PM PDT by First_Salute
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To: independentmind, Wallaby, rdavis84, Boyd
When Harken needed capital to expand, Bush — by then a member of Harken’s board — helped the company obtain a $25 million infusion from the Union Bank of Switzerland, via an Arkansas investment banker named Jackson Stephens.

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.

15 posted on 09/28/2001 5:06:17 AM PDT by thinden
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To: thinden
Some good Ties made in this ---- SILK ROAD, THE BUSH/BINLADEN/CHENEY LINKS

Just started reviewing the major links included there (AP, CNN Transcripts, etc.)

16 posted on 09/28/2001 6:34:30 AM PDT by rdavis84
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To: flamefront
See above reply link. Discard some questionable sites and you've still got a ton of good info.
17 posted on 09/28/2001 6:37:21 AM PDT by rdavis84
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To: rdavis84
Bump.

And here's one posted a while back by a freeper with similiar information:

DUBYA - From Oil to Baseball to the Governor's Mansion

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.

18 posted on 09/28/2001 6:44:34 AM PDT by Aerial
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To: Aerial
"Of course this was before Bush became so popular" and Dick Cheeney had Groupies :-)
19 posted on 09/28/2001 6:47:12 AM PDT by rdavis84
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To: Zviadist,codder too,Judge Parker,tberry,Tauzero,B4Ranch
FYI
20 posted on 09/28/2001 6:52:01 AM PDT by Aerial
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To: DLfromthedesert,arimus,TEXICAN II,The Documentary Lady,Betty Jo
FYI
21 posted on 09/28/2001 6:53:19 AM PDT by Aerial
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To: Ann Archy,Alamo-Girl,Lazamataz,RJayneJ,JeanS,snopercod,brityank,Covenantor,Travis McGee,RedWing9
Daley Won't Seek Ill. Governorship August 28, 2001 5:47pm CHICAGO (AP)  William Daley, a former U.S. commerce secretary and the brother of Chicago's mayor, said he will not run for governor of Illinois next year.

Daley had been considered a possible favorite for the Democratic nomination.

Daley told the Chicago Sun-Times he had been overwhelmed by support for a possible bid, but he needed a break from politics. He served last year as campaign manager in former Vice President Al Gore's quest for the White House.

"It's just not the right time," Daley, 53, told the newspaper. "It would be a great honor to serve as governor of Illinois. But at this stage in my life, I have to do what is right for me and my family."

Daley and his wife, Loretta, recently announced their separation. He did not return calls for comment Tuesday.

Although he had not formally announced his intentions in the race to succeed Republican Gov. George Ryan, Daley received strong support from leading Illinois Democrats, including state chairman Michael Madigan and Sen. Richard J. Durbin.

Daley, the brother of Mayor Richard M. Daley and son of former Mayor Richard J. Daley, also said he did not want to make the financial sacrifice to run. He recently became vice chairman and senior managing director of Evercore Partners, a New York investment banking firm. Democrats see next year's race as their strongest chance in decades to reclaim a governor's seat that has belonged to Republicans since 1977. Ryan announced earlier this month that he would not seek a second term.

"Certainly, Daley was going to be a force, a huge factor in the governor's race if he chose to run," said John Gianulis, president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association.

The 1998 nominee, Glenn Poshard, announced earlier this month he would not enter the race, and Durbin said he would seek re-election to the Senate.

Gianulis and other Democrats say they're not worried about the lack of a candidate whose name could clear the field.

Those who have announced or expressed interest in running include 1978 nominee Michael Bakalis, Rep. Rod Blagojevich, former state Attorney General Roland Burris, Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine, state Rep. Louis Lang, former state Treasurer Patrick Quinn, Chicago attorney John Schmidt and former Chicago schools chief Paul Vallas.

Several top Republicans already have endorsed Attorney General Jim Ryan for governor. State Sen. Patrick O'Malley is the only other announced Republican candidate. Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood is also considering entering the race.

Brad Goodrich, executive director of the Illinois Republican Party, said Daley would have been a "formidable opponent," particularly with his fund-raising ability and the backing of his brother.

"I think they're left with a field of seven or eight dwarves at this point, so they've got a real problem on their hands," Goodrich said.

22 posted on 09/28/2001 9:10:15 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: Ann Archy,Alamo-Girl,Lazamataz,RJayneJ,JeanS,snopercod,brityank,Covenantor,Travis McGee,RedWing9
Source Media Engages Evercore as Financial Advisor; Company Examining Strategic Alternatives

August 9, 2001 5:22pm

DALLAS, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Source Media, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SRCM), a leading provider of interactive digital cable TV applications and audio and text applications for all digital media platforms, announced today that it has retained Evercore Partners L.P. as financial advisor to assist it as it continues the evaluation of its strategic alternatives and to assist in the implementation of its plans derived from this evaluation process.  Evercore replaces UBS Warburg, its previous financial advisor.

"We are working cooperatively with the holders of our 12% Senior Secured Notes to move through this process as expeditiously as possible," said Steve Palley, CEO of Source Media.  "The retention of Evercore enables us to advance the best interests of the Company and its stakeholders efficiently.  In the meantime we are operating our business as usual."

Evercore Partners, based in New York and Los Angeles, CA, provides strategic, financial and restructuring advisory services to major corporations.  Evercore has advised on over $100 billion of announced or closed merger and acquisition transactions.  Recent advisory work includes advising

Accenture Ltd. in its recent IPO,

ACNielsen on its merger with VNU NV,

General Mills on its pending acquisition of Pillsbury from Diageo plc,

CBS Corporation on its merger with Viacom and

Dow Jones & Company on its interactive joint venture with Reuters.  

Evercore also makes private equity investments through its Evercore Capital Partners affiliate and venture investments through its Evercore Ventures affiliate.  

Evercore Capital Partners' investments include American Media,

Encoda Systems,

Vertis,

Resources Connection,

Energy Partners,

Continental Energy Services,

Callahan Associates International LLC and

Telenet Holding, NV.  

Venture investments include

Atheros Communications,

Go2 Systems and

USBX.

...

23 posted on 09/28/2001 9:18:35 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: Ann Archy,Alamo-Girl,Lazamataz,RJayneJ,JeanS,snopercod,brityank,Covenantor,Travis McGee,RedWing9
American Media Operations, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results

August 9, 2001 11:42am

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2001--American Media, Inc. (NYSE:ENQ) today announced results for the first quarter ended June 25, 2001.

...

Net loss was $4,585,000 for the June 2001 fiscal quarter compared to a net loss of $5,002,000 in the prior year fiscal quarter.

David J. Pecker, American Media's Chairman, President and CEO said, "We are extremely pleased with our results of $97.7 million of revenues and $31.9 million of EBITDA for the three months ended June 25, 2001. These results were achieved despite a challenging environment for the publishing industry in terms of both advertising and distribution."

American Media's Senior Subordinated Notes trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ENQ with a coupon of 10 1/4% due May 2009.

American Media Operations, Inc. owns and publishes the

National Enquirer,

Star,

Weekly World News,

Globe,

National Examiner,

Sun,

Country Weekly,

Country Music Magazine,

MIRA! and

Auto World Magazine.

AMI also owns Distribution Services, Inc. (DSI), the leading in-store supermarket and drugstore newspaper and magazine distribution company.

...

24 posted on 09/28/2001 9:23:02 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: Aerial, First Salute
The Bushman will have to keep up a frantic pace of the 'Clinton Hustle' and several other more patriotic dances to stay ahead of the news on the net. Larry Klayman had better review his security & double his data back-ups. We must look at everything through a new lens. Reference the www.homelandsecurity.org site & the thread put up by TESTFORECHO ( Homeland Defense and Anti-terrorism Primer and links, reference Homeland Defense, Terrorism, Link List ). The old government has been replaced-the new cabinet post is the now the government. Read the underlying documents at the web site.
25 posted on 09/28/2001 9:35:35 AM PDT by TEXICAN II
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To: Aerial
Additional action is the new, finely tuned Limbaugh defense of the Bushman & Co. I had always thought of this guy as the Wizard of Oz, now he has hung a new, brighter curtain, behind which he pulls the levers to belch smoke & flame, for our distraction. Only someone as mean ( clear & critical ) as a Michael Savage or perhaps Neal Boortz ( when he is informed ) will address all this in public ). SPREAD ALL OF THIS NOW! Before some of it goes away.
26 posted on 09/28/2001 9:43:47 AM PDT by TEXICAN II
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To: Ann Archy,Alamo-Girl,Lazamataz,RJayneJ,JeanS,snopercod,brityank,Covenantor,Travis McGee,RedWing9
FOR INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY

The Standard [www.thestandard.com] Evercore, eCompanies Join Forces

By Jim Evans

Oct 02 2000 07:03 AM PDT

The partners have formed an investment firm to manage both companies' Web-related investments.

The Southern California incubator eCompanies has joined with New York-based Evercore Partners to form a new investment firm - eCompanies/Evercore Venture Partners - to manage both entities' new-economy venture investments.

Evercore founding partner Austin Beutner will manage the new firm. He will also become the third partner of the eCompanies incubator, joining Sky Dayton and .

The partners are also raising a new fund, according to observers close to the combined company.

The principals say the partnership formalizes the two firms' commitment to combining the offline world with the online world. Evercore represents the offline world. Founded by Beutner and former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, the boutique investment firm Evercore makes equity and venture investments and offers strategic corporate advice. In September 1999 it made waves by serving as principal adviser to CBS (dossier) in its $37.3 billion merger with Viacom (VIA). Former Disney Internet executive Winebaum and EarthLink founder Dayton founded eCompanies in July 1999. In August of that year it closed a $130 million venture fund and subsequently backed a host of companies in both the consumer and the business-to-business categories, none of which has hit the public markets yet.

The idea of joining Evercore and eCompanies in some tangible way came from Beutner and Winebaum, who had met while attending Dartmouth College.

"We wouldn't have brought a third partner in unless it was someone we were very comfortable with, like Austin," Winebaum says. "And the more we talked about where things were heading, the more we realized there was an opportunity to work together."

The idea of combining online and offline expertise in an investment firm is nothing new, of course. This year, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts [KKR] hooked up with the VC firm Accel Partners to form AccelKKR Internet. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partnered with consulting firm Bain & Co. and managing partners from buyout firm Texas Pacific Group to form eVolution.

However, while those firms have made it their mission to carve Web businesses out of Fortune 500-type companies, Evercore/eCompanies plans to work more with startups, some of which would come from eCompanies' incubator.

It hasn't all been rosy so far for the incubator. Its very first company, eParties, went belly-up in June, firing its employees and selling pieces of the business to eToys (ETYS). But Beutner says he thinks the incubator is on the right track.

"We wouldn't be doing this if we didn't have confidence in the investments made by the individuals involved," Beutner says.

Evercore seems to be coming on board at the right time. Dayton and Winebaum brought virtually no venture or private equity experience to the company when they founded it last year, and

Beutner was the CEO of the U.S. Russia Investment Fund

and a general partner at the Blackstone Group (dossier). One investor in the first fund, who wishes to remain anonymous, says Beutner's experience can only help in the administration of the next fund. "They did a poor job in communicating with their limited partners the first time around," the source says. "They needed some help."

Among the company's limited partners are

Accel Partners,

CS First Boston,

Disney,

EarthLink,

Goldman Sachs,

KKR,

Soros Fund Management,

Sprint (FON),

Sun America and

Times Mirror (TMC).

"The reason we picked the LPs we did is because we wanted them to be engaged." Winebaum says. "We did as good as any fund does, but we knew we'd be under more scrutiny because of who our investors are."

Last month the eCompanies-incubated Business.com drew a $61 million round of financing co-led by Pearson's Financial Times Group and Reed Elsevier (dossier)'s Cahners Business Information. In August, eCompanies and Sprint founded a wireless incubator. The incubator will be hosted at eCompanies, (dossier)and Sprint invested $15 million in the venture.

27 posted on 09/28/2001 9:53:16 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: Carol-hutex
NOW, I'm afraid. We should all be. Read through the wwww.homelandsecurity.org site. The governemnt now consists of the new cabinet post & the President. Welcome to the Fatherland.
28 posted on 09/28/2001 9:54:25 AM PDT by TEXICAN II
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To: Elle Bee
Bump - see above articles.
29 posted on 09/28/2001 9:55:31 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: archy,flamefront,dennisw,veronica
Bump.
30 posted on 09/28/2001 10:02:42 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: Ann Archy,Alamo-Girl,Lazamataz,RJayneJ,JeanS,snopercod,brityank,Covenantor,Travis McGee,RedWing9

The article in Reply 27, above, is by The Standard.

The Standard IS NOT part of the new partnership of Evercore and eCompanies.

31 posted on 09/28/2001 10:05:27 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: Ann Archy,Alamo-Girl,Lazamataz,RJayneJ,JeanS,snopercod,brityank,Covenantor,Travis McGee,RedWing9
FOR EDUCATION, INFORMATION, AND DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY

From the website(s) of AQUA INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS, L.P.

Aqua International Partners, L.P., a $232 million investment fund, was established in 1997 to make private equity investments in companies providing water and water-related products or services to emerging market economies.

To capitalize on the rapid transformation of the water industry, Aqua International Partners, L.P. ("Aqua" or "Fund") was created by William K. Reilly (former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Bush) and David Bonderman, Jim Coulter and Bill Price (founding partners of the private equity firm, Texas Pacific Group.) The Aqua Fund, based in San Francisco, invests in operating and special purpose companies that are engaged in providing products or services to the water sector. 

Aqua was founded with support from the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation ("OPIC"), a self-sustaining, independent federal agency that mobilizes American private capital for investment in developing countries in transition to democracy and a market economy.

Aqua is a member of Texas Pacific Group, a network of private equity investment funds with more than $7 billion under management. Following the proven formula of the Texas Pacific Group funds, Aqua’s investment philosophy incorporates rigorous analysis of unique investment situations, combined with management collaboration and involvement with a portfolio company’s board to produce superior investment returns. It is the Fund’s principle to engage in transactions only in cooperation with a company’s board of directors or executive management team.

Aqua and Texas Pacific Group management has extensive experience in international private equity investment, project finance, corporate mergers and acquisitions and corporate management. This, combined with a broad international network of relationships for sourcing investment opportunities and for partnering in specific transactions, provides a foundation for success through cooperation with the management of portfolio companies and value added beyond the provision of capital.

    © 2001

AQUA INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS, L.P.

345 California Street, Suite 3300 San Francisco, CA 94104

32 posted on 09/28/2001 10:16:48 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: Pokey78,Ann Archy,Nita Nupress, OKCSubmariner,backhoe
Well now !

Would this Mahfouz be the same Mahfouz that is an owner of HYBRIDON?

HYBRIDON the biological products company in Cambridge(Boston),that I alledge is being used by Mahfouz and its other owner,Yehia Bin Laden as part of their Biological weapons machine?

President Bush will have a difficult time in closing up all those states, nations,and people that fund Bin Laden!

Has he added HYBRIDON to the list ?

I dont think so!

33 posted on 09/28/2001 10:23:27 AM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: all
Last paragraph of reply 32:

"provides a foundation for success through cooperation with the management of portfolio companies and value added beyond the provision of capital"

That's corporate speak for Return on Investment.

34 posted on 09/28/2001 10:25:14 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: all
The only connection found between Evercore and Texas Pacific Group is very slim and most probably insignificant, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts [KKR].

I posted the Texas Pacific Group as a matter of interest --- the former President Bush E.P.A. director and O.P.I.C. may ring some bells.

35 posted on 09/28/2001 10:30:44 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: Fred Mertz,uvular,dogbyte12,Spirit of Truth
Free Republic has a lot of articles re:Bush-BCCI-Bin Laden-Mahfouz in the Archives!

My post of the Boston Herald article "Bin Ladens Own Stake In Biomedical Firm " of 9-25-01 is active on the board.

As we head into this war,I think every piece of information we can read is important!

There is no way we can yak about Bin Laden without running into the Bushs and Bin Laden and Mahfouz!

Does this make Bush an Arab terrorist funder?

No, but it is an item to be dealt with!

36 posted on 09/28/2001 10:34:10 AM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: all
However, in Reply 32:

"Aqua was founded with support from the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation ("OPIC"), a self-sustaining, independent federal agency that mobilizes American private capital for investment in developing countries in transition to democracy and a market economy."

One may wonder how the mobilizing is coming along, in the face of what opportunities may be expected with the developments of new beach front properties in Afghanistan?

37 posted on 09/28/2001 10:34:34 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: First_Salute
Your articles about Evercore and various Democratic party officials are interesting. However, aren't there just as many BCCI connections to various Republican officials?

I think that trying to pin BCCI on one party or the other is to fundamentally misunderstand it.

38 posted on 09/28/2001 10:42:12 AM PDT by independentmind
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To: independentmind,Alamo-Girl,joanie-f,snopercod,brityank
I had no interest in pinning the B.C.C.I. on anybody or anything. In fact, my learning of Clark Clifford's support for Jesse Jackson, actually started the whole search, when I walked into a Walden Books store which was once located near the old Executive Office building (the old Dept. of State Bldg.) to the immediate west of The White House.

I was curious to know more about Mr. Clifford. But instead of finding obvious, or in the public eye, links between them (Jackson and Clifford), it was easy to stumble upon the banking links between Mr. Clifford and the B.C.C.I. and the Washington liberal elite.

Indeed, the "higher-ups" of "the left" do "rub elbows" with "the right."

But I did not really look in the direction of B.C.C.I., any further, because what stood out, was the plentitude of left-wing organizations and their officers.

Now that was interesting, because of the image the Democrats like to portray themselves as, a party of the poor. But in spite of that image, to find out how not poor, but actually very well connected and endowed, is the Democrat Party.

And, how incredibly well-engineered, are its many sub-divisions of political action agencies.

I was interested in that, because there was what the "liberal media" have been keeping from the public for decades.

Well, then, after all that look around in the 1980's, along comes Bill Clinton and members of his administration, who started to ring bells.

So I take another look, reviewing where I left off, back in the '80's, and promptly, I found connected to the "health care crisis," various prominent Clintonistas.

My 2 cents for you and all, is to pay careful attention to the organization, People for the American Way. That organization is not, never was, for America's great foundations.

It is not necessary to "try" to "pin" on the Democrats. It is easier to pluck one of the many pins stuck to them.


39 posted on 09/28/2001 11:46:20 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: rdavis84
Interesting. At least it connects to Mena. Sorting...
40 posted on 09/28/2001 12:40:48 PM PDT by flamefront
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To: First_Salute
Damn...you've been very busy.

It's going to take me a while to digest all this.

I guess I wasn't so wrong about a sequel to JFK, was I?

41 posted on 09/28/2001 2:49:17 PM PDT by snopercod
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To: snopercod
Margin LEFT FACE!
42 posted on 09/28/2001 2:50:48 PM PDT by snopercod
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To: First_Salute
From Charles Smith now:
43 posted on 09/28/2001 2:52:55 PM PDT by flamefront
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To: First_Salute
What info do yu have on People for the American Way?? Is this Norman Lear's outfit??
44 posted on 09/28/2001 2:53:21 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: spudsmaki
Also, as I recall, Ramsey Clark (September 29th) was part of the BCCI Scandel.
45 posted on 09/28/2001 2:53:53 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: snopercod
Now?

Is is just me, or do our HTML tags effect the preview?

I was noticing that the SPAN tag didn't work anymore as of yesterday, and now I know why. But what if I want a pink background? Sigh...more of our freedom down the drain...

46 posted on 09/28/2001 2:57:19 PM PDT by snopercod
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To: TEXICAN II
Well...I originally posted an article about National Homeland Defense being in the works for 2 years but I did not know about the rest of that stuff.

Thanks...I will do a search on it.

47 posted on 09/28/2001 7:27:36 PM PDT by Aerial
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To: rdavis84
thanx for the link.
48 posted on 09/29/2001 5:26:06 AM PDT by thinden
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To: flamefront
Byron pulls the usual leftist spin: One of Bush’s original partners in his oil company - which initially bore the name Arbusto Corp. — had been a fellow named James Bath.

James Bath was up to his eyeballs in the S&L shakedown.

BATH, JAMES: Houston airplane company owner; CIA asset; associated with Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah of Iran; business partner of LAN BENTSEN, son of former Texas Senator LLOYD BENTSEN; business partner of GEORGE W. BUSH; borrowed from looted LAMAR SAVINGS and MAINLAND SAVINGS.

More on Bath from THE MAFIA, THE CIA, AND GEORGE BUSH by Pete Brewton, concerning the S&L scandal:

BATH was born in 1936 in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He joined the Air Force, where he was a fighter pilot for five years. His service included three years stationed ay Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base south of Kansas City. When he left the Air Force, BATH moved to Houston, Texas, where he immediately began flying almost full time for the Air National Guard. While in the Air National Guard, BATH met GEORGE W. BUSH, and they became good friends. BATH also met LLOYD BENTSEN III, a son of the Democratic Senator from Texas while serving in the Air Guard.

After the Air Guard, BATH sold aircraft for BROWN AERO CORPORATION in Houston for three years, then took a position with ATLANTIC AVIATION CORPORATION to help open a Houston office for them. ATLANTIC AVIATION is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, and is reportedly the largest business-aircraft sales and service company in the world. It is owned by EDWARD DUPONT, the richest of the DUPONT family, active in Republican Party politics in Delaware and cousin of PIERRE ("PETE") DUPONT, former Delaware Governor. RICHARD C. DUPONT was on the board of ATLANTIC AVIATION and also owned the CIA-connected SUMMIT AVIATION.

While working with ATLANTIC AVIATION, BATH negotiated a distribution deal with ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES (IAI), founded by ADOLF SCHWIMMER, and American-born Israeli arms dealer and special advisor to Israeli Prime Minister SHIMON PERES. SCHWIMMER and YAACOV NIMRODI, former Israeli Defense Attache to Tehran), ADNAN KHASHOGGI and others began devising ways to gain release of hostages being held in Lebanon and open dialogue with Iran. Through this group came the TOW missile shipments in the Fall of 1985.

In 1973, BATH quit ATLANTIC AVIATION, forming BATH/BENTSEN interests with LLOYD ("LAN") BENTSEN III. BATH/BENTSEN developed an apartment complex outside Houston, some airport hangars, and other real estate ventures. BENTSEN and BATH supposedly parted company in 1976, but BATH continued to use BATH/BENTSEN letterheads for correspondence up to 1990.

In 1976, BATH formed JIM BATH & ASSOCIATES, and was named trustee for SHEIKH SALEM BIN LADEN of Saudi Arabia, a member of the family that owns the largest construction company in the Middle East. BATH's job was to handle all of BIN LADEN's North American investments and operations. SALEM BIN LADEN is OSAMA BIN LADEN's half brother. SALEM BIN LADEN's father, MUHAMMED BIN LADEN, was a patient of the physician father of CIA-connected arms merchant ADNAN KHASHOGGI. MUHAMMED BIN LADEN got ADNAN KHASHOGGI involved in his first deal as a middle man. This was a truck sale that Khashoggi engineereed in the 1950s just as he returned from college in America. KHASHOGGI returned the $25,000 commission to MUHAMMED BIN LADEN, who returned it to KHASHOGGI.

Arab business started pouring into JIM BATH & ASSOCIATES. BATH became trustee for SHEIKH ABDULLAH BAROOM, the owner of a large Saudi cement and steel company. Then came the business of SHEIKH KHALID BIN MAHFOUTZ, the former CEO of National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia's biggest bank. SHEIKH KAHLID was CEO of National Commercial Bank until one week after he and HAROON KAHLOON were indicted in New York on charges they had schemed to defraud depositors, regulators, and auditors of the insolvent BANK OF CREDIT AND COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL (BCCI). The Federal Reserve Board than found that SHEIKH KAHLID had violated American banking laws in his attempt to acquire FIRST AMERICAN BANCSHARES, an affair that involved CLARK CLIFFORD) in concert with BCCI. SHEIKH KAHLID's assets in the United States were frozen.

CHARLES W. "BILL" WHITE, who graduated from the US NAVAL ACADEMY in the same class as OLIVER NORTH, became one of BATH's closest business associates. WHITE stated that BATH had told him that BATH was working for the CIA. BATH had been recruited in 1976 by GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH when BUSH was CIA Director. BATH's job was to monitor Arab investments in the United States.

That's all for now.

49 posted on 09/29/2001 7:06:48 AM PDT by roughrider
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Just another friend (of Bush) noted here ---

This comes from an article, "Bush's Choice of EPA Advisers Signals Tilt Toward Industry" - "An Investigative Report of the Center for Public Integrity", whoever they are:-----

"Bob Grady, a bureaucrat-turned-venture capitalist, started out working at the gubernatorial and congressional level, became the chief speechwriter and senior adviser for the 1988 Bush-Quayle campaign, and then served in that administration's Office of Management and Budget. He now counts himself among the heavy hitters at the Carlyle Group, where he is a partner and managing director in venture capital. (Carlyle is headed by former Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci, who has recruited several ex-Reagan and Bush staffers, including former Secretary of State James Baker and past budget chief Richard Darman. Billionaire financier George Soros and members of the Mellon family are also partners.) Grady also gave $9,000 to various federal campaigns in the past two years, $1,000 of that directly to Bush."

50 posted on 09/29/2001 7:18:45 AM PDT by rdavis84
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