Letters from NYC

Afghanistan War Planned Months Before 911 Suicide Air Attacks

It's All About Blood Money



PRIOR KNOWLEDGE? - Afghanistan War Planned Months Before Suicide Air Attacks Motive is Oil Profits for Multinational War Partners May be tied to OKC blast and Operation Northwoods.

FOLLOW THE MONEY - CIA proprietaries in Oil Industry profit from war

911 - A FAMILY AFFAIR - Two CIA Directors have cozy 'relations' with bin Laden' Only those powerful men who know the truth will profit, and every American will have paid for it with their souls, some with their blood...'

Foreign Press Reveals Collin Powell Negotiated Afghanistan War Months Before Suicide Air Attacks: Motive is Oil Profits for Multinational War Partners.  The BBC and an Indian news agency in separate stories, one months before and one shortly after the suicide air attack on America, have presented the most horrendous picture to date regarding the true nature of the terror in
NYC and elsewhere:  Prior knowledge. Links to these stories are contained herein.

Those backing President Bush's request for a coalition had better make certain they are getting their fair share of the spoils of war, a war arranged months before the suicide air attacks against the US. A pact for war against the Taliban was made between the United States, CIS (Russia),Pakistan, and India to facilitate a Middle-East to S.E. Asia Oil Pipeline, which cannot take place with growing political and religious upheaval in the region at the hands of the Taliban. Iran is thought to be a covert member to the pact. The combat was initially slated for mid October, which would seem to account for warnings that preparing for war will take time.

The problem is that the ONLY logical pipeline route runs for nearly a thousand miles along the Afghanistan border with Iran and Pakistan, (largely so close as to be visible from the border. This route would seem to provide the US with the best incentive to date to cooperate with Iran by, in essence, competing with a proposed Chinese backed oil pipeline
project serving the same oil fields in northern Iran and points south, preventing China from obtaining a de facto monopoly holder on oil supplies for SE Asia. The Chinese began negotiating that project in 1997, causing a great deal of consternation for the Clinton administration and major US oil companies who stood to gain little in the project.  However, the Taliban are fomenting both religious and political instability in the region between Iranian and Pakistani Shiites and Taliban Sunni Islamic sects, with notable success. This unrest makes impractical the financial investment and international cooperation required to construct  the pipeline.

The solution was apparently to be death warrants for both the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, and capitalistic terrorist Osama bin Laden, who had apparently grown too profitable and too strong for his former CIA masters and American business partners to control. Destruction of the Taliban was imperative, but political needs would not permit a simple

For Pakistan and India, long bitter rivals, to partner would require only sufficient profits to make peace between them more palatable. However, Pakistan required a significant motive beyond profits to risk internal conflict due to its nation's divided religious and political landscape, all intertwined with allegiances to the Taliban. There needed to be an extremely irresistible reason for the nation's leadership to back/support military action against what their own citizens considered a virtual spiritual like manner, Iran required an irresistible reason to publicly support with vocal blessings American interests in any such action, and at the same time, needed a way to salve bitter wounds between the two countries which would allow future joint financial ventures. 

In similar manner, the United States needed a very powerful and irresistible reason to mobilize America into supporting such a war, a war which would be extremely difficult to prosecute, as the Soviet Union could testify of first hand, having found the Soviet-Afghanistan war to be their Vietnam.   The logical solution which would indeed provide irresistible reasons for all concerned, would now seem to be the horrific terror campaign against the NYC and Washington DC by former CIA strong man, Osama bin Laden, who perhaps is still on the payroll after all. The question is, if the war was being secretly planned by the administration... a war which could not be sold to Americans without such a catastrophic event... then who really planned the 911 event? 

The attack comes in the wake of revelations by author James Bamford in his book Body of Evidence of a secret plan for US military intelligence operatives to commit acts of terrorism against American targets... blow up buildings, shoot down civilian airliners, blow up American war ships, and assassinate American citizens... for political gain. Operation Northwoods was signed off by all five Joint Chiefs of Staff under the Kennedy administration as a way to foment public support for a war against Cuba, who would be blamed for the terrorist acts. Rejected sternly by President Kennedy, which may have contributed to reasons behind his assassination, this Reichstag fire approach to political gain may have been the model for September 11, shifting the blame this time to the Taliban homeland. What would make a more irresistible excuse for war?

In light of these revelations, American media needs to decide if it will continue to ignore truth and the principles of journalism for its preferred role as Fourth Estate PR spokesperson of government. Will they tell America these facts or hide what the rest of the world already knows through news agencies which have no such loyalties? Will American politicians find themselves                                                               being asked by their constituents if they knew in advance of this death pact, and have the blood of innocents on their hands as coconspirators, or will they demand a full accounting of the facts before signing off on the blood lust boiling over as result
of this war plot?  For more information, please review the following news sources:

The first is a BBC story of a former Pakistani diplomat coming forward to tell of his country's knowledge of the planned war, concerned perhaps that the air attacks were not as advertised. Find it at

The above article confirms the second, by an Indian news agency months before the attack and is much more detailed:

H. Michael Sweeney is a published author in the area of personal privacy and safety, and an expert on disinformation and an investigative writer specializing in crimes of the intelligence community. Mr. Sweeney is one of many persons seeking to educate America of the existence of these facts.  For more information about Mr. Sweeney, his books, please visit his Web site.  http://www.proparanoid.com  'America will undoubtedly have its unstoppable war thanks to the Fourth Estate, but at what price?' asks Mr. Sweeney. 'Only those powerful men who know the truth will profit, and every American will have paid for it with their souls, others with their blood." He adds that "It is extremely ironic that this plan comes so close on the heels of the release of the James Bond film, The World is Not Enough, which parallels many of the key elements of the underlying story."
Always Follow the Money -NO MATTER WHERE IT LEADS

In the aftermath of the horror of what many are simply calling 911 we find government investigators following the money. Now that strong evidence exists that the true reason for the war is oil, and in the certain knowledge such a war could not be sold the American people without some catastrophic catalyst event, perhaps it is wise to ask if they are following ALL the money.
Indeed, proof of prior knowledge... especially the actual plotting to create the so-called war on terrorism which we are now offered as our only savior... this demands we ask. But both media and government would seem inept at the task, known to have short memories - perhaps because of who the President of the United States is at this time. I do not have a short
memory in such things. I seem to recall there was once another President Bush. I'd like to compare the two histories with respect to the money.

Media has made no secret of the fact that G.W. Bush, like his father, was involved heavily in the Oil industry. Less vocal, perhaps, that the 'family-owned' oil firms which often seemed intertwined heavily in CIA interests, a picture perhaps first presented in Mark Lane's remarkable book, Plausible Denial, which links former President George H.W. Bush to the Bay of Pigs operation and through it, to the subsequent assassination of President J.F.K. by CIA (see CIA sworn courtroom) Ironic to me, BTW, is that a certain recent comedic film about the BOP invasion featured JAKE and Bush (one in the same). Film scripts often have notes penned in the margins, and there is often more than one copy made. These make for very interesting reading, and often, protect their holder.  And barely a mention has been given to the fact that Dick Cheney, who has enjoyed a role in both Bush administrations, also has an oil industry background as head of Halliburton (a huge oil industry service company), or that there are also ties between Cheney and the Bush family to the drug business. This will lead us to even more cozy ties to vast media power through these, more ties to CIA. So when we follow the money, we might want to follow all of these trails.

Bush Gets bin Laden Funds

The Houston Chronicle ran a series of articles starting in June 4, 1992 which attempted to follow the Bush oil investment trail, only to discover what are now seen as financial ties to capitalistic terrorist, Osama bin Laden. According to the Chronicle, entrepreneur James R. Bath guided money to Bush oil firms from Saudi investors in hopes of influencing U.S. policy under President Reagan and Vice President Bush.

The Bush family, of course, claims no knowledge of where Bath got his money, assuming it his own. Personally, I find this incredulous given the many ties to CIA any examination will reveal, in light of the expertise the elder Bush has in setting up and funding CIA proprietaries. So, of course, we must presume there was no foreknowledge to the significance of this
investment relative to our war on terrorism. At least we are told we must. But we might be smarter to consider the entire collective of facts which strongly suggest other than claimed by the Bush family. Here are a few
excerpted quotes.

 ...documents indicate that the Saudis were using Bath and their huge financial resources to influence U.S. policy. Such representation by Bath would require that he be registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Department of Justice (he was not so registered.)

...An Annapolis graduate and former Navy fighter pilot, (Bill) White, 46, claims that Bath and the judicial system, under the veil of national security (where did that come from in a simple oil company start up? It could only have been imposed by CIA to protect illegal proprietary funding and/or operational activities), have blackballed him professionally and financially because he has refused to keep quiet about what he regards as a conspiracy to secretly funnel Saudi dollars to the United States. (Investment dollars - profit dollars would soon enough flow back to the bin Laden family.)  In sworn depositions, Bath said he represented four prominent Saudis as a trustee (the bin Laden Brothers, including Osama) and that he would use his name on their investments (ever heard of illegal silent partners?). In return, he said, he would receive a 5 percent interest in their deals. Tax documents and personal financial records show that Bath personally had a 5 percent interest in Arbusto '79 Ltd., and Arbusto '80 Ltd., limited partnerships controlled by George W. Bush, President Bush's eldest son.

Arbusto means bush in Spanish...

George W. Bush's company, Bush Exploration Co., general partner in the limited partnerships, went through several mergers, eventually evolving into Harken Energy Corp., a suburban Dallas-based company. Bush, known informally as George Jr., is a shareholder and director of Harken, which has been granted lucrative offshore drilling rights off the coast of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf...

Note: these don’t come with Cracker Jacks - you have to have the favor of someone in the Royal family, which might be easier if they are worried about regional invasion from Iraq and want assurances of American protections - a thought which makes more sense knowing these rights were obtained just a weeks before Iraq steam-rolled into Kuwait and threatened
Saudi interests as well.

According to a 1976 trust agreement, drawn shortly after Bush was appointed director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Saudi Sheik Salem M. bin Laden appointed Bath as his business representative in Houston. (in other words, Bath, who had CIA ties, first entered into the bin Laden relationship while the elder Bush was Director of CIA) Bin laden, along with his brothers (specifically to include Osama bin Laden), owns bin Laden Brothers Construction, one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East. According to White, Bath told him that he had assisted the CIA in a liaison role with Saudi Arabia since 1976 (we call such a person an operative, or an in-place asset.) Bath has previously denied having worked for the CIA (which he would be required to do if working for CIA.) In a sworn deposition, Bath said he was the sole director of Skyway Aircraft Leasing Ltd., a company that a court document shows is owned by Khaled bin Mahfouz. Bin Mahfouz had been a major shareholder in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), a banking empire that has been accused of money laundering and of using Mideast oil money to seek ties to political leaders in several countries.

End excerpts.

The infamous and ill fated BCCI scandal was CIA's Oliver-North- Iran-Contra money laundering channel operated by Mahfouz and which thus served arms dealers Adnan Koshoggi and Manucher Ghorbanifar, and of course, through funding of the Afghani war efforts by CIA, if not somewhat indirectly, Osama bin Laden. We further learn In False Profits, a telling book by Peter Truell and Larry Gurwin, that Bath and bin Mahfouz put Skyway together with CIA aircraft and operated the airline as an extension of Air America, which pretty much makes Bath CIA, plain and simple - despite his dutiful denials. Also in the book, by the way, is this:

'When Bush (the Father) ran for President a decade later, several people connected with BCCI offered to help. One intriguing example is Mohammed Rahim Motaghi Irvani, an Iranian immigrant with multiple ties to BCCI, as noted in Chapter 6. In 1987, Irvani wrote to James A. Baker, III, Bush's campaign manager, saying he would like to help in the race (another middle
east attempt at influence on the White House?) The letter was forwarded to Baker by former CIA director Richard Helms (a long-time CIA fellow and friend to George Bush who was also associated with the Bay of Pigs operation), with a note                                                    describing Irvani as 'a man of substance and decency.'' From something called the Intelligence Newsletter, we have these exacting sights into the Harkin funding process, one which reveals further Middle East ties - again to include Osama bin Laden, BCCI, and an important name for us to consider further on in the dialog, The Carlyle Group:

Indeed, among the figures Bush dealt with indirectly when he ran oil  companies was Saudi banker Khaled Bin Mahfouz who, Intelligence Newsletter has learned, is currently under house arrest in a hospital in Taef at the behest of the American authorities. The latter are looking into contributions Mahfouz is said to have made to welfare associations close to terrorist Osama Bin Laden.

...In 1987 Mahfouz's representative in the U.S., Abdullah Taha Bakhsh, acquired an 11.5% stake in a company in which the Bush was a shareholder, director and adviser, Harken Energy......An American banker named Jackson Stephens who was to also be deeply involved in the BCCI affair moved in 1987 to invest $25 million in Harken. The transaction took place in Geneva with the money was paid through a joint venture set up between the Union des Banques Suisses and the Geneva
branch of the BCCI; the financial accord was signed by both Stephens and Baksh. Other links between Bush and Mahfouz can be found through investments in the Carlyle Group, an American investment firm managed by a board on which former president George Bush himself sat. The younger Bush personally held shares in one of the components of the Carlyle group, the Caterair company, between 1990-94. And Carlyle today ranks as a leading contributor to Bush's electoral campaign. On Carlyle's advisory board figures the name of Sami Baarma, director of the Pakistani financial establishment Prime Commercial Bank that is based in Lahore and owned by Mafouz."

We might wonder exactly how Harken could capture the lucrative and prize contract for the Bahrain oil explorations. If it did not involve intelligence community or Presidential favors, and was not related to the looming regional threat of invasion by Iraq, then what? The powerful Amoco oil company had been negotiating for the rights to this prize since 1987. All bets were that they would win hands down, but instead, Harken, a small upstart with no useful capital reserves or assets and no operational
history winds out. What happened? We might get some insights from this December 6, 1991 Wall Street Journal excerpt (italics added) from an article by Thomas Petzinger Jr., Peter Truell, and Jill Abramson - found at http://www.freerepublic.com/(scroll down to find document):

Harken officials, in extensive interviews, maintain that Bahrain wanted a small company (which contradicts what Bahrain officials were indicating prior to the decision) that would devote full attention to the project, a point Bahraini Oil Minister Shirawi confirms. To find one, he turned to a longtime friend, Michael Ameen, a Houston oil consultant who had worked in
the Mideast for Mobil Corp. and Arabian American Oil Co. (Aramco).

Mr. Ameen represents yet another BCCI notation in the Harken story. As the head of government relations for Aramco, he says he had close-up dealings for years with the Saudi royal family and its advisers, including Mr. Adham, the BCCI principal, who is also a former Saudi intelligence chief (You don't suppose, that as former intelligence chief for the Saudi's, that he might not have known and established an excellent working relationship with the former intelligence chief for the United States, George Bush?) Mr.Ameen was close enough to the Pharaon family that he recalls meeting a young Ghaith on his graduation from college.

Mr. Ameen had been a friend for 25 years of Mr. Bakhsh, the large Harken shareholder (yet another Middle East investor.) But he says that when faced with having to recommend to Bahrain one small oil company out of the hundreds to choose from, he chose Harken out of pure serendipity. Within 10 minutes of discussing the matter by phone with Bahrain's oil minister, Mr.
Ameen says, he got a call from one of Harken's investment bankers at Stephens in Little Rock.  Before long, Mr. Ameen was leading Harken delegations to and Bahrain, where, according to the company, Harken officials displayed keen knowledge of the region's geology and disarmed the Bahrainis with their open negotiating style.  In the midst of Harken's talks with Bahrain, Mr. Ameen – simultaneously working as a State Department consultant -- briefed the incoming U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, Charles Hostler. Mr. Ameen ultimately received a fee of about $100,000 from Harken.

So we see a consistent pattern involving Bush Presidencies, Middle-East investments linked to and through CIA resources, typically to include the criminally corrupt BCCI bank, said investments both within and without the oil industry, and political 'investments' of similar construct. And as with the current war on Afghanistan, it should be pointed out in addition to
these coincidental consistencies, that the same old gang at work now was present and played key roles in the Gulf War: Bush, of course, albeit the heir; Colin Powell; Dick Cheney; and James Baker.

Of course, we don’t know Harken was (or is) used by CIA, only that CIA seems to be involved peripherally in every aspect, just as seen for his Father's companies. But we do know this from excerpts From a HOUSTON, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Harken Energy Corporation announced that:

"security issues surrounding its (Harken) Colombian Operations have increased significantly in the recent past... In addition to these security issues, the Company has also become the subject of media focus in Colombia that may further complicate its security position in the country... The Company is also currently analyzing and upgrading its security procedures and will initiate immediate action to expand security measures for both personnel and field operations... Mikel D. Faulkner, Harken's Chairman and CEO stated, 'Although we expect to continue our efforts in Colombia, presently, the Company must focus more management time and financial resources on the recently increased security issues confronting our personnel and operations.

Columbia is a hot bed of drug king pins known to cause political unrest and conduct terrorism against US companies (largely in the belief they are CIA fronts aiding in the drug war - and in recognition of the fact that one of their largest competitors in the illicit drug trade is CIA). So the above may be seen as a normal response to a tough situation perhaps faced by many American firms in Columbia - or - as worded, it also paints a picture which is quite suitable to insertion of additional CIA agents and operatives into the area under cover of improving security."

As I explore the oil profit motive, know that others have explored the drug profit motive. Afghanistan has only one cash crop, and it is poppy fields which are used only to make heroin. Once again, it is the same players: Bush, Cheney, Baker, and CIA - but a whole different set of corporate players, though they, too, are from the oil industry, and they, too, are very involved in both the Gulf War and our war on terrorism.

Bush Sends Money to Taliban
                                                                                                                                                                                         But for now there are still more oil ties to follow. If it helps media to remember, the US under Bush as President would funnel millions of dollars, arms, and covert intelligence and other assistance through CIA to help the Afghani Mujahedeen fight Soviet forces in what would prove to be Russia's Vietnam. While a “victory”, a chief benefactor of all the training, weapons, and money would prove to be Osama bin Laden, essentially a CIA backed operative. The establishment of the Taliban was thus assured, thanks to bin Laden, CIA, and George H.W. Bush. And just in time to turn, and bite the hand of the son of the man who fed them? What it is, and what it seems, are often two different things. Sincethe war, money continued to flow to the Taliban from the Bush administrations - both of them, up until the air attacks of 911. Here are excerpts from TASHKENT, Aug 08, 2001 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX):

The George W. Bush administration is to provide additional financial assistance to the people of Afghanistan... The total volume of U.S. financial help to Afghanistan will amount to over 132 million dollars this year. Thus, the USA will become the world's biggest financial source for Afghanistan.

These investments stopped only after the air attacks of 911? We now know that as recent as May, Secretary Colin Powell was announcing money for Afghanistan. $43M in additional assistance, in fact - but within that same time frame he was secretly making plans for war against Afghanistan? These two facts fly in the face of logic, unless, of course, there is a broad covert conspiracy outside of official US government - a shadow government of profiteers and criminals. Someone is double crossing someone, and getting paid well for it. The question is how they will get paid.

The trillion dollar oil fields (an arbitrary dollar estimate, perhaps) in Iran and the pipeline to serve it may be financial incentive enough for such a double cross, but there is an icing to the cake. Everybody makes money in a war - if they are a part of the military industrial intelligence media complex (MIIM - a term I first coined in 1996 in my unpublished book, Fatal Rebirth). But some people want more than their fair share. Just in time for a looming oil shortage caused by the conflict, which always spells profits in the oil industry, certain CIA entwined oil industry players are shifting into high gear...

The Bush-bin Laden investments in Harken Energy didn't really seem to go anywhere, the company certainly not immediately taking advantage of its Middle-East oil leases except to attract investors. After all, it was a land drilling operation when founded, and had no experience, expertise, or floating drill rigs. But a new focus was established for Harken Energy once it was put the hands of a blind trust as required when entering public office. This new direction was to enter into offshore exploration, regardless of any inherent abilities or resources to do so. But it happens you can subcontract such things. One such company you can subcontract with is Global Marine.

Oil Companies Poised for War Profits

Who is Global Marine? A company which coincidentally was formed within months of the formation of CIA, and which was essentially a Union Oil holding by the time it got rolling. In 1973 it undertook a contract for CIA to design, have built, and operate the Glomar Explorer (virtually all Global Marine vessels are named Glomar something or other.) Construction was contracted to be undertaken at Howard Hughes Shipyards.

Glomar Explorer & Howard Hughes' HK-1 (Spruce Goose)

Howard was, along with his immense corporate wealth, by now himself largely at the disposal of CIA interests, best seen perhaps by diversion of part of his TWA Airline Holdings to CIA proprietorship in the form of what would eventually become Evergreen Corporation. Evergreen even wound up with Howard's most prized possession, the Spruce Goose flying boat, now in a museum an hours drive from where I type this. Another example is the Hughes Medical Center in Florida which retained the name, but became the favorite haunt of mysterious guests, many of whom checked in never to be seen again in their original persona or state of being. Take that any way you like, and it would be correct (for more on Hughes and CIA, see Jim Hougan,

1973 was a magical year, for it marked not only CIA ties to the company, but a long 18 year period where the company did not make a profit, according to the Corporate web site. One might ask how a major corporation could survive 18 years of red ink, and still continually add new ships to its inventory, which it dispatched to points around the world. The answer might have to do with bottomless CIA funding (why the name Evergreen was selected for CIA's Airline, I'm told ), and the need to have cover operations near hot spots where agents might need to be inserted, listening posts and supply lines established, and emergency extraction made easy.

This can certainly be argued by those disposed to protest the notion as mere speculation - but one stark fact fuels this speculation. CIA lost the right to have and endlessly fund proprietaries in 1984 - and so, a few years later, Glomar Marine filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. This effectively neutralized debt while keeping the firm and its ships afloat, and when considered with the prior 18 year financial red ink magic, certainly gives one pause to consider.                                                                                                                                          
Miraculously, the company instantly took off once more, almost as if there had never been any downturn in its business. Something about a Bush-CIA-driven Gulf War and oil crises at the time seems to have played a role - a war which was, by the way, on the heels of record low prices for crude (which seemed to have no useful impact on the high prices at the
pump, which would skyrocket anyway with the war.) Remember that formula:
Low Crude Price = War = High Crude Price = Profits.

Of course, CIA also directly helped Global Marine's finances even in the tough times and beyond, in that it continued to pay them handsomely for the Glomar Explorer's operation through 1995 - but this also insured CIA ties remained within the corporate umbrella. Of course, this begs the question - did CIA walk away from a good thing just because the contract expired? Perhaps that question can be answered by the reader once seeing where history is taking us.

Especially with respect to that Gulf War. Looking back, how might Kuwait adequately thank the US - specifically to thank CIA for manipulating American public opinion and other favors, the Bush family, and friends? Well it may have actually started right after the war, and if so, it would seem to continue to this day - but the answer will need to be unfolded slowly... by jumping ahead to the aftermath of 911.

As with the period just prior to the Gulf War, the price of crude has now dropped dramatically. An article in the Sept. 26 US Today says about oil prices based on OPECs decision not to cut production (and thus drive prices even lower):

Suspicion they would do that sent prices to new lows Tuesday, as investors tried to get ahead of the news, says Cameron Hanover Daily Energy Hedger newsletter. That was after a huge sell-off Monday, which resulted in thebiggest 1 day drop in crude-oil prices since the Gulf War in January 1991

Well, at last - here is ONE media source that has a memory, but they don't quite draw the full conclusion: The price of crude dropped BECAUSE of the 911 attack, which has chopped both aviation and ground fuel consumption dramatically. Remember the formula? Low Crude Price = War = High Crude Price = Profits!  Perhaps it is time for another war to drive the price of crude back up?

Well, if it is, then it might be time to do something really interesting if you are an oil industry player - like for Global Marine to merge with Sate Fe Industries, an American company which happens to have been a sole proprietorship of the Kuwaiti Petroleum Corporation. You guessed it – an interesting little investment in the American oil industry by Kuwait, one which might be seen as a thank you in the context of our earlier question.

Who is Santa Fe? Well, coincidentally, it is another company which grew from a Union Oil beginning and which was founded in, coincidentally, in 1946 within months of the founding of CIA. Unlike Global Marine, Santa Fe specialized in land drilling rigs - until about the time that it became a wholly owned subsidiary of, coincidentally, Kuwaiti Petroleum Corporation in 1981. Like Global, it enjoyed dramatic success, even in the time frame that Global was sinking into the sea of Chapter 11.

Now one unusual feature of this particular Kuwaiti firm doing business in America, is that it is neither incorporated and operated out of America or out of Kuwait. Instead it is operated out of CIA's preferred place to run its own wholly owned operations, the Cayman Islands. Now if CIA was somehow involved, that would be a good thing, because it could then fund a lot of black project stuff without having to trouble Congress one whit about oversight, legality, etc. I sleep better at night...

Perhaps we should next ask about Union Oil, but then we would just get into the Rockefeller Family's vast holdings in ALL oil companies, and of course, their money and influence goes just about anywhere and everywhere one might look. That would include the (Senator) Rockefeller Commission on Assassinations which elected not to tell us about Marita Lorenze, who
testified before it on JFK. It would also include the principle force behind the NWO movement in the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the international Cabal of the Bilderbergers.

Perhaps we should ask if Penzoil and or Harken Energy have been, are, or will be investing in or doing business with the new Global Marine/Santa Fe Entity, Global Sante Fe. It will also be interesting to see if perhaps the new entity will move offshore to the Cayman Islands, which was where Sante Fe's corporate registry was maintained. You can't tell these things by the name, apparently.

So there we have the oil industry/CIA/Bush/Middle-East/bin Laden relationships x 2, once for George Herbert Walker and once for GeorgeWalker, each with the help of Bath, Powell, Cheney, and Baker. I consider it a fragmentary bomb shell packed with little exploding bomblets of coincidence and convenience. But it does not end there.

Yet More Profits and Ties

T V Parasuram (PTI - a Hindu Television Network, India) reports from Washington, September 28, that in the war on terrorism, defense spending will benefit the Carlyle Group, a Washington D.C. bank specializing in buyouts of defense and aerospace companies. A major investor in the Carlyle Group is the bin Laden Brothers. Parasuram cites as their source Wall
Street Journal intelligence dispatches (like a wire service.)

In recent years, former president George H W Bush, ex-secretary of state James Baker and ex-secretary of defense Frank Carlucci have made the pilgrimage to the bin Laden family's headquarters in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Ex-president Bush makes speeches on behalf of Carlyle Group and is senior adviser to its Asian Partners Fund, while Baker is its senior counselor and
Carlucci is the group's chairman.

So here we are. Poised to unleash our military might in a war for oil profits which was planned months before the 911 terror. You and I would never have supported a war on the Taliban before the air attacks. But someone knew that. Someone calculated that in order to get you and me to sign off in the name of American pride and loyalty, and perhaps in the name
of revenge and blood lust - would require an extremely catastrophic and horrific event. Someone calculated that to get Pakistan to risk civil war would require some super compelling event which would justify their aid to the US. Someone figured out that to get Iran to remain soft on US actions in their backyard would requires such an event, as well.

What I fear, is that someone figured out what such an event might should best be. They next figured out how to engineer it, to fund it, and to execute it - in a way that made profits. Did Osama bin Laden act alone? Was he the architect? Follow the money. Look who benefits. Look at who's fingerprints are on the war plans. These are the people who have much to answer for... before I will sign off on this war. Unless someone can answer some tough questions about all this, I'd rather sign off on the arrest warrant of the entire White House Staff.

Family Ties Involve bin Laden with Former CIA Directors George Bush, Richard Helms

From the Village Voice, an article entitled Mondo Washington: The Accidental Operative, by Camelia Fard & James Ridgeway, Additional reporting: Ariston-Lizabeth Anderson and Rouven Gueissaz. This piece documents how closely the CIA and the Taliban, and perhaps, Osama bin Laden really are, and hints at the value of Afghanistan to CIA as a tactical
opportunity to capture a new drug supply. It turns out that the niece of former CIA Director Richard Helms is the de facto ambassador to the Taliban, and thus, the principle political buffer between the US and Osama bin Laden. Moreover, it highlights how badly the administration and intelligence community does NOT want Osama bin Laden captured and brought
to justice. Please consider these startling excerpts: June 6, 2001. On this muggy afternoon, a group of neatly attired men and a
handful of women gather in a conference room at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (often looked on as a CIA think tank.) The guest list includes officials from the furthest corners of the world?  Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Turkey and reps from the World Bank, the Uzbekistan chamber of commerce, the oil industry, and the Russian news agency Tass, along with various individuals identified only as 'U.S. Government,' which in times past was code for spook.

At hand is a low-profile briefing on international narcotics by a top State Department official, who has recently returned from a United Nations trip to inspect the poppy fields of Afghanistan, source of 80 percent of the world's opium and target of a recent eradication campaign by the fundamentalist Taliban. The lecture begins as every other in Washington: The speaker politely informs the crowd he has nothing to do with policymaking. And, by the way, it's all off the record.

Lecture over, the chairman asks for questions. One man after another rises to describe his own observations while in the foreign service. The moderator pauses, looks to the back of the room, and says in a scarcely audible voice: 'Laili Helms.' The room goes silent.

Note: Richard Helms and George Bush were key CIA managers involved in the Bay of Pigs matter according to Mark Lane, and thus, both tied to the assassination of JFK as mentioned earlier. Both would eventually become directors of CIA. In CIA, there are axioms seldom left unapplied: Once CIA, always CIA. The son of CIA becomes CIA. The wife of CIA is from CIA.
Considering these axioms, it is most curious that the son of former CIA Director George Bush does business with the Brother of Osama bin Laden in the setting up of businesses which seem very tied to CIA - while at the same time, a woman with CIA ties and who is married into the family of former CIA Director Richard Helms represents the Taliban, protector of Osama bin Laden. This coziness among the CIA and bin Laden families all suggests to me that perhaps Osama bin Laden may still very much be a CIA protected operative, and makes me very nervous about who really orchestrated the 911 attacks.

Laili Helms, his niece by marriage, is an operative, too - but of a different kind...

In 1999, Helms says, she got a message from the Taliban leadership that they were willing to turn over all of bin Laden's communications equipment, which they had seized, to the U.S. When she called the State Department with this offer, officials were at first interested, but later said, 'No. We want him.'

Note: Convenient answer. Rather than take away the capability of bin Laden to direct his people abroad (and perhaps, to communicate with his CIA overseers), a line is drawn in the sand demanding that which was not possible. Why not take the gear and still seek the man, having weakened his ability to avoid capture in the process? Perhaps because getting the man is NOT the actual goal. Perhaps he is more useful where he is, doing what he does?

In the same year, Prince Turki, head of Saudi intelligence, reputedly came up with a scheme to capture bin Laden on his own; after consulting with the Taliban he flew his private plane to Kabul and drove out to see Mullah Omar at his HQ. The two men sat down, as Helms recounts the story, and the Saudi said, 'There's just one little thing. Will you kill bin Laden before you put him on the plane?' Mullah Omar called for a bucket of cold water. As  the Saudi delegation fidgeted, he took off his turban, splashed water on his head, and then washed his hands before sitting back down. 'You know why I asked for the cold water?' he asked Turki. 'What you just said made my blood boil.'

Bin Laden was a guest of the Afghanis and there was no way they were going to kill him, though they might turn him over for a trial. At that the deal collapsed, and Turki flew home empty-handed. Note: What does Osama bin Laden know that makes him more valuable dead than alive? In the world of CIA operations, you don't generally double cross one of your own agents and set them up for a patsy to some crime unless you insure they are not captured alive. It might prove embarrassing if they
were given the opportunity to tell their side.

Early this year, the Taliban's ambassador at large, Hashami, a young man speaking perfect English, met with CIA operations people and State Department reps, Helms says. At this final meeting, she says, Hashami proposed that the Taliban hold bin Laden in one location long enough forthe U.S. to locate and destroy him. The U.S. refused, says Helms, who claims she was the go-between in this deal between the supreme leader and the feds...

Again, we see the government refusing to take an opportunity to stop Osama bin Laden cold. Why? Because there would be no body produced. They want him 'brought to justice', but only it would seem they only want him brought out as a corpse - if the clues assembled herein are taken at face value.

Perhaps we should ask why we are really going to war, and who really ordered the 911 attacks. As my friend and author Alex Constantine has said (alexx12@mediaone.net subject line – “Please add me to your newsletter”  - his own newsletters on topic):

The entire case against Osama Bin Laden rested on the claim that the identities of the hijackers were known. That claim fell apart when even the US admitted that the hijackers had used phony identifications with the stolen identities of Mideastern Arabs on them. Moreover, the hijackers had made a conspicuous display of themselves in various locales to make sure that the stolen identities would be remembered. The forged IDs wreck any chain of evidence that leads from the hijackers to those who controlled them.

So, where are we? Well, it looks like we're about to invade Afghanistan. We don't know for sure that Osama actually had anything to do with the attacks on the World Trade Towers but we are still going to invade Afghanistan. We don't even know that Osama is still inside Afghanistan but we are still going to invade Afghanistan. It is rapidly becoming clear that Osama was
just the excuse; the real goal all along was to invade Afghanistan, which is, of course, what the US was telling other countries it intended to do last summer…

While American media gave us all Condit all the time.