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Mayor Rejects Prince's $10M Donation
Newsday ^ | 10-11-01 | Amanda Barrett and Joshua Robin

Posted on 10/11/2001 2:15:51 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:49:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani rejected a $10 million donation to the Twin Towers fund from a Saudi prince today after learning that the billionaire followed the gift with a press release that stated that Israelis slaughtered Palestinians daily and blamed American policies toward Israel for the attacks on the World Trade Center.

“We are not accepting the check, said Sunny Mindel, the mayor’s director of communication.

Amjed Shacker, a spokesman for Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the man’s sixth richest man, was not aware of the check until a reporter informed him.


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1 posted on 10/11/2001 2:15:51 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good for Giuliani. If that Prince wants to "support us" then he should truly support us.
2 posted on 10/11/2001 2:18:23 PM PDT by Silly
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Giuliani should have accepted the check and earmarked it for the purchase of 5 Tomahawk missiles.
3 posted on 10/11/2001 2:18:49 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: afraidfortherepublic
This continues to be the problem with Muslim leaders - they just can't seem to categorically decry the attacks and call for public shunning of the attackers. They always want to add some disclaimer about Israel, Vietnam "excesses", US materialism/decadence, blah, blah, blah....

Can we not simply call the 9/11 and it's perps evil - or must all Muslims justify themselves with this additional nonsense?

4 posted on 10/11/2001 2:20:14 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Please tell me that Giuliani will run against Hillary in the next election.
5 posted on 10/11/2001 2:21:13 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good for Rudy! $10 million was a cheap price for a Saudi Prince to pay for the privilige of spreading more anti-American, anti-Iraeli propaganda. Rudy just yanked him off his soap box, and spanked him!
6 posted on 10/11/2001 2:22:51 PM PDT by passionfruit
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Stick it up your burqa, Prince...
7 posted on 10/11/2001 2:24:52 PM PDT by Lexington Green
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Way to go Rudy. When I heard about the check and the accompanying statements, my immediate reaction was "send it back". Glad to know Rudy heard me (from 800 miles away)!
8 posted on 10/11/2001 2:25:17 PM PDT by 6ppc
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To: passionfruit
Too bad he couldn't smack him.
9 posted on 10/11/2001 2:25:58 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Rudolph Giuliani is one of those rare politicians with ethics and class. I salute you, Mr. Mayor!
10 posted on 10/11/2001 2:25:58 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: GVgirl
Here's praying he does girl. . . Top
11 posted on 10/11/2001 2:26:29 PM PDT by TheTopRead
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To: afraidfortherepublic
tell the prince to send it to israel. or, better yet, have the saudis and other islamic nuts relocate the islamic nuts in lebanon and israel to saudi arabia. i'm tiring of the 'moderates'. no, i'm just plain sick and tired of them completely.
12 posted on 10/11/2001 2:26:37 PM PDT by Anonymous2
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Yes, whenever these ragheads start dissing Israel, they are really dodging the ball on the root cause and perpetuate a LARGE part of the problem. Support for Israel should not get 6,000 Americans killed. Nor should perceived American arrogance or any other BS tripe out of these regressive humanoids. They need to look within and find the root under their own trees.
13 posted on 10/11/2001 2:27:11 PM PDT by Liberals are Evil Socialists!
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Note to Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal:


BITE ME!!!!

14 posted on 10/11/2001 2:30:02 PM PDT by Fred
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Well done, Mr. Mayor. And now that you've sorted out New York City, would you consider fixing London?

Regards, Ivan

FreeBritannia.co.uk
15 posted on 10/11/2001 2:30:58 PM PDT by MadIvan
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Well done, Mr. Mayor. And now that you've sorted out New York City, would you consider fixing London?

Regards, Ivan

FreeBritannia.co.uk
16 posted on 10/11/2001 2:31:02 PM PDT by MadIvan
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To: NittanyLion
I thought you could get ten tomahawks for ten million.
17 posted on 10/11/2001 2:31:32 PM PDT by ar10
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To: GVgirl
Please tell me that Giuliani will run against Hillary in the next election.

Oh how I hope so. It would be sooooooooooooooo joyous for those heinous people to be removed from our government once and for all.

MM

18 posted on 10/11/2001 2:31:40 PM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Pronouncing the terrorism was "a tremendous crime" on site was a good thing. Blaming it on anything at all later, was a bad thing. There is NO JUSTIFICATION for these acts of terrorism, so linking it is unacceptable.

I am always amazed when the middle-easterners refer the the deaths at the hands of the Israelis as if they were totally unrelated to anything perpetrated against them.

19 posted on 10/11/2001 2:32:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: GVgirl
"Please tell me that Giuliani will run against Hillary in the next election."

Me likes the sound of that.
20 posted on 10/11/2001 2:33:33 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: MadIvan
I disagree.

Rudy should have accepted the $10 million check, then signed it over to the Israeli Mossad.

21 posted on 10/11/2001 2:34:38 PM PDT by IowaHawk
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To: ar10
I thought you could get ten tomahawks for ten million.

Tough to say. My lone cite is from Pres. Bush's "When I take action," he said, "I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive." I'm not sure whether he was referring to the Tomahawk or not. Regardless, Giuliani could have leveled a few Taliban members' houses in the name of NYC... ;-)

22 posted on 10/11/2001 2:34:48 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Hallelujah for Giuliani!!!!......I was wondering how he would react yesterday when I heard the Prince was flapping his gator. It takes a lot more effort to give with dignity than recieve in these circles apparently.
23 posted on 10/11/2001 2:34:50 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Silly
Good for Rudy. The only thing better would have been for him to hold a press conference on the smoking pile of rubble that was once the World Trade Center towers, spit on the check, and ignite it in front of the TV cameras. Now THAT would have been something I would have paid to see.
24 posted on 10/11/2001 2:38:50 PM PDT by agave
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To: afraidfortherepublic
America needs to increase its energy production right here at home and stop relying on nations in unstable regions of the world to supply us with oil. Open ANWR and increase drilling in the Gulf of Mexico immediately. America is at war and the less reliant we are on foreign energy, the better off we'll be in the long run.

I'm glad Mayor Guiliani rejected the offer from the Saudi Prince. Blaming America in any way, for what happened on 9-11 is an outrage.


25 posted on 10/11/2001 2:38:59 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good for Rudy!! And yes, if Saudi is so worried about the Palestinians, why don't THEY make a homeland THERE in Saudi for them? Funny thing is, that Newsweek article "Why Do They Hate Us?" points out that Palestinians under Israeli rule have more freedoms and rights than do Arabs in most other Arab lands! What about that, Prince Whats-yer-face?
26 posted on 10/11/2001 2:39:04 PM PDT by Anamensis
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Sure would have liked a clearer headline on this, like Mayor rejects Saudi Prince's Donation.

I thought you were talking about the entertainer.

27 posted on 10/11/2001 2:40:09 PM PDT by Pearman
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The Prince is going to be on Fox News at 6:00 being interviewed.
should prove interesting since he didn't know it had been refused.
28 posted on 10/11/2001 2:40:30 PM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: afraidfortherepublic
That Yankee SOB has a HUGE set. Good for him.
29 posted on 10/11/2001 2:41:25 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: afraidfortherepublic
DONT MESS WITH THE RUDESTER!!!!
30 posted on 10/11/2001 2:41:57 PM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: NittanyLion
$10 million could also be used as the seed money for forming a group of mercenaries to takeover the Persian Gulf oilfields. Within a year the Group could pay for itself.
31 posted on 10/11/2001 2:42:25 PM PDT by Justa
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To: DoughtyOne
Let me see...We saved their butts during the Gulf War, We protect them from the Iraqi Evil One and etc. Now let me make sure I get this right...We can not use our own bases on Saudi soil, Americans are being treated badly, they refuse to meet with Blair, I come to two conclusions. Move our base to Israel and If they are not with us, they are with the terrorists!

Way to go Rudy! We love ya!

32 posted on 10/11/2001 2:42:26 PM PDT by CELTICGAEL (Celt)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
He keeps it up and he can run for president.

Can anyone imagine Hillary turning down the check ?

33 posted on 10/11/2001 2:42:37 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: afraidfortherepublic
As soon as the oil runs out, and all their foreign investments are frozen, the Princes can get back to doing whatever it was they were doing before money corrupted them.

removed 279,821 tons of debris

What, do they weigh every truckload to the nearest ounce?

34 posted on 10/11/2001 2:42:49 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Giuliani refuted the prince’s words. “Not only are these statements wrong,” he said, “they are part of the problem.”

*applause*

35 posted on 10/11/2001 2:43:16 PM PDT by Dan Day
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Rudy should have accepted it and, right in front of the Prince, donated it to the local B'nai B'rith.
36 posted on 10/11/2001 2:44:19 PM PDT by SirCrow
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Rudy should have accepted it and, right in front of the Prince, donated it to the local B'nai B'rith.
37 posted on 10/11/2001 2:44:30 PM PDT by SirCrow
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To: dennsw, sabramerican, vrwc54, MissAmericanPie, agrace, cachelot, Seti 1, BenF, lent, JohnHuang2
From another article on this:

At a news conference, Giuliani said, ``Not only are those statements wrong, they are part of the problem.''

``There is no moral equivalent to this attack. There is no justification for it,'' the mayor said. ``The people who did it lost any right to ask for justification for it when they slaughtered four or five thousand innocent people, and to suggest that there is any justification for it only invites this happening in the future.''

``One of the reasons I think this happened is because they were engaged in moral equivalency in not understanding the difference between liberal democracies like the United States, like Israel, and terrorist states and those who condone terrorists,'' he said.

Amen.

38 posted on 10/11/2001 2:45:58 PM PDT by veronica
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The Saudi prince told the truth, we just can't stand to hear it.
Unless we learn from our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them.
Rudy (as usual) is playing the Showman.
Send me the money Prince and I'll see that the truth gets out.

If not for Israel, The World Trade Center would be standing tall and proud today.

Thanks Israel, thanks a hell of a lot.

39 posted on 10/11/2001 2:46:45 PM PDT by TACHIGUY
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To: afraidfortherepublic
According to FOX's streamer, he not only returned it but told them what they could do with it. Go RUDY!!!
40 posted on 10/11/2001 2:49:44 PM PDT by Mahone
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Thank you Mayor Guiliani. We don't need money from thugs that support terrorists. The only reason the punk prince has the money is because of the USA.

The punk would be dead by now if it wasn't for the USA defending his country. He can stick his US petrodollars up his a$$.

42 posted on 10/11/2001 2:51:11 PM PDT by boycott
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To: TACHIGUY
We would be hated by Osama et al. whether Israel existed or not so long as we take any action in the mid-east.
43 posted on 10/11/2001 2:51:45 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: TACHIGUY
If not for Israel, The World Trade Center would be standing tall and proud today.

Israel flew those planes into our towers, etc.? Yeah....right.

44 posted on 10/11/2001 2:52:01 PM PDT by veronica
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Thread I
45 posted on 10/11/2001 2:52:03 PM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: TACHIGUY
If not for Israel, The World Trade Center would be standing tall and proud today.

I hope you're not in NY. Anything near you will have great problems with "standing tall and proud".

As for the prince's donation: seeing as where the finance for the attacks probably came from, I say we just seize enough assets from them to pay for it, plus punitive damages. Take the punitive damages in real estate. With oil wells.

46 posted on 10/11/2001 2:53:26 PM PDT by Cachelot
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To: TACHIGUY
What a stupid thing to say. Mr. Bin Laden didn't give too hoots in Hell for the Palestinians until they became good propaganda for his terrorist recruitment mill. Everyone who in anyway says we 'deserved' this for any reason is not only fooling themselves, but are useful idiots for the Marxist crap that the terrorists are far more dedicated to than any other 'faith'.
47 posted on 10/11/2001 2:54:55 PM PDT by Mahone
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To: Fred
You forgot half your post. Here's the other half:

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48 posted on 10/11/2001 2:55:07 PM PDT by Seti 1
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To: Silly
FOX said that the meeting went "South"...Guilianni responded in kind. He said it was an irresponsible statement...wonder if Saudi is on the "list"?
49 posted on 10/11/2001 2:55:46 PM PDT by Shaka
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To: Pearman
I thought you were talking about the entertainer

I wasn't talking about anyting. I was merely copying the headline from the original source so as not to confuse John Robinson's SEARCH feature. LOL

50 posted on 10/11/2001 2:56:43 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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