September 11th 2001 - Follow the Money

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September 11th 2001 -
Follow the Money
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September 11th Hijackers Accounts Found at Deutsche Bank  

Why would an Oil Company Fund Terrorists 

Who is (Delta Oil) Khalid bin Mahfouz?   Why were they partnered with Hess Oil?

Why would Delta Oil (bin Mahfouz) be in the business of getting passports & funding terrorists?

If we had already traced the money, why did the 9/11 commission report deny it?

If Hess Oil  was partnered with Delta Oil, and Delta Oil financed terrorists, was Thomas Kean (Director of Hess Oil) a good choice for head of 9/11 Commission?

Aren't All International Banking Transactions Monitored and Recorded ?

Is there a massive cover up involving Delta Oil, Hess Oil, Enron, Chevron, DeutscheBank, the Bush Administration and Halliburton?


 BUCKS.JPG (11773 bytes)  September 11th Hijackers Accounts Found at Deutsche Bank

CNN ran a story on October 9, 2001 called Deutsche Bank and the Terror Money Trail," Bank Handling terrorist funds for Al-Qaeda. 10 accounts linked to Al Qaeda had been found at the bank, holding $1 million. [CNN October 9, 2001]

 B9443.JPG (11534 bytes) Why Would an Oil Company (Delta Oil) Fund Terrorists 

According to Fortune, one of Delta Oil’s backers is Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law Khalid bin Mahfouz, founder and chairman of the Saudi National Commercial Bank (NCB). Mahfouz transferred personal funds and $3 million diverted from a Saudi pension fund to New York and London bank accounts linked to terrorism. In turn, NCB deposited the money into Islamic charities Islamic Relief and Blessed Relief--where Mahfouz’s son Abdul Rahman serves on the board in Sudan. Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Mahfouz and others transferred "tens of millions of dollars to bank accounts linked to indicted terrorist Osama bin Laden." (USA Today, 10-28-99)

Who is (Delta Oil) Khalid bin Mahfouz?   Why were they partnered with Hess Oil?

UNOCAL's partner in the Cent-Gas trans-Afghan pipeline consortium, the Saudi Company Delta Oil is owned by the bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi clans which allegedly have ties to bin Laden’s Al Qaeda. Powerful financier Khalid bin Mahfouz’ younger sister is married to Osama bin Laden,. (US Senate, Senate Judiciary Committee, Federal News Service, 3 Sept. 1998) Bin Mahfouz is suspected to have funneled millions of dollars to the Al Qaeda network.(See Tom Flocco, Scoop.co.nz 28 Aug. 2002)

Thomas Kean, the man chosen by President Bush to lead the 9/11 commission also has business ties with bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi. Thomas Kean is a director (and shareholder) of Amerada Hess Corporation --Hess-Delta (joint venture). Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia owned by the bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi clans.

Delta-Hess "was established in 1998 for the development and exploration of oil fields in the Caspian region...In Azerbaijan Delta Hess is involved in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli PSA (2.72%) and the Garabaghli-Kursangi PSA (20%). It is also an equity holder in the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline": Delta- Hess, which... is registered in the Cayman Islands says the terms of the alliance--are subject to confidentiality clauses. 'There's no reason why this should be public information,' a Hess spokesman says." (Energy Compass, 15 Nov. 2002)

Thomas Kean is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, together with another prominent member of the board of directors of Amerada Hess, former Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas Brady: Delta Oil Ltd. of Saudi Arabia --which is a partner in the Hess-Delta Alliance--is in part controlled by Khalid bin Mafhouz, Osama's brother in law.

Delta officials (involved in the UNOCAL trans-Afghan pipeline consortium) played a key role in negotiations with the Taliban. Enron, (whose former CEO, Ken Lay, had close connections to the Bush family) had been contracted to undertake feasibility studies for the Unocal-Delta consortium. Enron Corporation had also been entrusted --in liaison with Delta-- with pipeline negotiations with the Taliban government

George W. Bush had dealings with Khalid bin Mafhouz, when he was in the Texas oil business. Both George W. Bush and Khalid bin-Mahfouz were implicated in the Bank of Commerce International (BCCI) scandal:

Links between Bush and Mahfouz found in the Carlyle Group an investment firm managed by a board on which former president George Bush himself sat. George W. Bush personally held shares in Carlyle group, (Caterair company, between 1990-94). Carlyle today ranks as a leading contributor to Bush’s electoral campaign. On Carlyle’s advisory board is found the name of Sami Baarma, director of the Pakistani financial establishment Prime Commercial Bank that is based in Lahore and owned by Mahfouz. In the wake of 9/11, Khalid bin Mahfouz  was carefully exempted from the Treasury investigations which led to the freezing of the financial assets of some 150 Saudi businesses, charities and individuals: "The US Treasury has frozen the assets of 150 Saudi individuals, companies and charities suspected of financing terrorism. It has named Blessed Relief, a Saudi "charity" as a front organisation providing funds to Osama bin Laden. "Saudi businessmen have been transferring millions of dollars to Bin Laden through Blessed Relief," the agency said. One rich Saudi patriarch under suspicion is Khaled bin Mahfouz, owner of the National Commercial Bank, banker to the Saudi royal family,

The $1 trillion lawsuit filed last August by the families of the victims of the September 11 attacks , lists two of Thomas Kean's business partners in the Hess-Delta joint-venture, among the accused: Khalid Bin Mahfouz (Osama's brother in law), and Mohammed Hussein al Amoudi. Both individuals have been tagged in the lawsuit as alleged "financiers" of Al Qaeda. Now, how will Thomas Kean deal with that in the context of the 9/11 Commission?

The Mahfouz conglomerate, owns the National Commercial Bank (largest bank in Saudi Arabia) was preparing to pump money into the trans-Afghan pipeline deal. Delta-Hess was also set up in 1998 to explore and develop oil and gas resources in the Caspian Sea basin. Why would the Clinton administration order the bombing of a factory which was controlled by a business crony of Unocal Corporation and Amerada-Hess?

[From Michel Chossudovsky article in globalresearch.ca, 27 december 2002 ]


If Hess Oil  was partnered with Delta Oil, and Delta Oil financed terrorists, was Thomas Kean (Director of Hess Oil) a good choice for head of 9/11 Commission?

December 16, 2002: President Bush selects Thomas Kean to head the 9/11 investigation

December 27, 2002 Thomas Kean, New Chairman of 9/11 Commission had business ties with Osama's Brother in Law

Thomas Kean, the man chosen by President Bush to lead the 9/11 commission also has business ties with bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi. Thomas Kean is a director (and shareholder) of Amerada Hess Corporation --Hess-Delta (joint venture). Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia owned by the bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi clans.

Delta-Hess "was established in 1998 for the development and exploration of oil fields in the Caspian region...In Azerbaijan Delta Hess is involved in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli PSA (2.72%) and the Garabaghli-Kursangi PSA (20%). It is also an equity holder in the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline": Delta- Hess, which... is registered in the Cayman Islands says the terms of the alliance--are subject to confidentiality clauses. 'There's no reason why this should be public information,' a Hess spokesman says." (Energy Compass, 15 Nov. 2002)

Thomas Kean is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, together with another prominent member of the board of directors of Amerada Hess, former Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas Brady: Delta Oil Ltd. of Saudi Arabia --which is a partner in the Hess-Delta Alliance--is in part controlled by Khalid bin Mafhouz, Osama's brother in law.

Thomas Kean also heads the 9/11 Commission, which has a mandate to investigate Khalid's brother in law, Osama bin Laden. Dr. Kissinger had a conflict of interest and resigned. The vice chairman of the Commission, former Sen. George Mitchell of Maine, resigned for the same reason. (See Xymphora, 19 Dec 2002 ) Corporate media applauds Thomas Kean without acknowledging his Saudi business connections, Thomas Kean is heralded as "a man of extraordinary integrity, decency and intellect." In the words of the Baltimore Sun: "he lacks obvious conflicts of interest" (26 Dec.2002).

Thomas Kean also sits as co-chairman of the Homeland Security Project (HSP) under the auspices of the Century Foundation. In this capacity, Kean has played a key role in the draft recommendations of the Century Foundation, which laid the groundwork of the Office of Homeland Security legislation.

Delta officials (involved in the UNOCAL trans-Afghan pipeline consortium) played a key role in negotiations with the Taliban. Enron, (whose former CEO, Ken Lay, had close connections to the Bush family) had been contracted to undertake feasibility studies for the Unocal-Delta consortium. Enron Corporation had also been entrusted --in liaison with Delta-- with pipeline negotiations with the Taliban government

George W. Bush had dealings with Khalid bin Mafhouz, when he was in the Texas oil business. Both George W. Bush and Khalid bin-Mahfouz were implicated in the Bank of Commerce International (BCCI) scandal:

Links between Bush and Mahfouz found in the Carlyle Group an investment firm managed by a board on which former president George Bush himself sat. George W. Bush personally held shares in Carlyle group, (Caterair company, between 1990-94). Carlyle today ranks as a leading contributor to Bush’s electoral campaign. On Carlyle’s advisory board is found the name of Sami Baarma, director of the Pakistani financial establishment Prime Commercial Bank that is based in Lahore and owned by Mahfouz. In the wake of 9/11, Khalid bin Mahfouz (Osama's brother in law) was carefully exempted from the Treasury investigations which led to the freezing of the financial assets of some 150 Saudi businesses, charities and individuals: "The US Treasury has frozen the assets of 150 Saudi individuals, companies and charities suspected of financing terrorism. It has named Blessed Relief, a Saudi "charity" as a front organisation providing funds to Osama bin Laden. "Saudi businessmen have been transferring millions of dollars to Bin Laden through Blessed Relief," the agency said. One rich Saudi patriarch under suspicion is Khaled bin Mahfouz, owner of the National Commercial Bank, banker to the Saudi royal family,

Thomas Kean --in contrast to Dr. Henry Kissinger-- was selected to head the 9/11 Commission because he was "close to the families of the 9/11 victims, an important credential to the White House, which was coming under increasing criticism from those families" (Scripps Howard News Service, 17 December 2002)

The $1 trillion lawsuit filed last August by the families of the victims of the September 11 attacks , lists two of Thomas Kean's business partners in the Hess-Delta joint-venture, among the accused: Khalid Bin Mahfouz (Osama's brother in law), and Mohammed Hussein al Amoudi. Both individuals have been tagged in the lawsuit as alleged "financiers" of Al Qaeda. Now, how will Thomas Kean deal with that in the context of the 9/11 Commission?

Former CIA director James Woolsey's testimony confirms that the Sudan pharmaceutical company bombed in 1998 on the orders of President Clinton was owned  by Salah Idris, a business associate and protegé of Khalid bin Mahfouz, The bombing was in retribution for the alleged Al Qaeda African Embassy bombings.

The Mahfouz conglomerate, owns the National Commercial Bank (largest bank in Saudi Arabia) was preparing to pump money into the trans-Afghan pipeline deal. Delta-Hess was also set up in 1998 to explore and develop oil and gas resources in the Caspian Sea basin. Why would the Clinton administration order the bombing of a factory which was controlled by a business crony of Unocal Corporation and Amerada-Hess?

[From Michel Chossudovsky article in globalresearch.ca, 27 december 2002 ]

Aren't All International Banking Transactions Monitored and Recorded?  

ALL international banking transactions are now monitored and electronically recorded by three "clearing" companies. This system has been created by the banks themselves in order to facilitate their international exchanges. Stocks, bonds, currencies are no longer exchanged in paper form, but via computing systems. There are only 3 clearing companies for the whole world. They are based in Luxemburg (Clearstream) and in Brussels (Euroclear and Swift).

Is there a massive cover up involving September 11th,  Delta Oil & the Bush Administration that's about to unravel?

Journalist, Denis Robert investigated the "Clearstream" system. His enquiry reveals that that half of the Clearstream accounts weren't published.  This allows financial mafias to do transactions without anybody knowing about them. The only control that exists is the one the banks operate themselves. All the international financial operations are traceable : they are printed on microfiles. Denis Robert managed to obtain some April 2000 microfiles. One of those microfiles, is the "Barain International Bank", one of the 8 banks mentioned by Bush as being a party to Bin Laden's transactions In 2001 the "Fasttrax consortium team" [US/UK] provided tank transporter service to British Army include Oshkosh Truck Corporation and Deutsche Bank. (Deutsche Bank Alex Brown is suspected to have been in an insider trading deal together with CIA Wally Kromgaard) Local partners include King Trailers Limited, who produce "Disaster Recovery Vehicles" for the middle east region. King Consortium is a subsidiary of the Haliburton Company. http://www.local.attac.org/oise/clearing.htmhttp://defence-data.com/current/pagerip2.htm#EURM http://www.kingtrailers.co.uk/Specialist/ http://www.kingtrailers.co.uk/KingTrailers/newsDet.asp?

Two of George W. Bush’s closest Texas friends, James C. Langdon, and George R. Salem--chairman and fundraiser of Arab-Outreach for Bush 2000, are partners in Washington, DC-based law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP. Akin-Gump has earned hefty fees representing Mahfouz and other billionaire Saudi businessmen, but also Texas-based Islamic charity, The Holy Land Foundation--largest in America--which FBI officials fingered as a United States terrorist front organization. (Boston Herald, 12-11-2001)

http://www.tomflocco.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=52

In December 1997, the London Telegraph reported that Taliban representatives were close to signing a deal with Unocal, a California-based oil company, to construct a pipeline across Afghanistan. Bin Mahfouz's Delta Oil was heavily involved in the negotiations, and acted as a liaison between the Taliban and Unocal while Ken Lay CEO of ENRON was hired to conduct feasibility studies for the Unocal-Delta joint venture.

Unocal urged the Clinton administration to recognize the Taliban, despite Osama bin Laden's presence in the country it controlled. Clinton  pulled support for the project after the USS Cole and US Embassy  to do so, however, and the Afghan pipeline project hung in negotiations limbo for years—

As recently as January 2001, the Bush administration was still meeting with Taliban representatives to work out an oil deal. There is no reason to believe that Delta, and therefore bin Mahfouz, had relinquished its interest in the Afghan pipeline by this time.

Shortly after the fall of the Taliban, Bush installed Hamid Karzai, a former Unocal consultant, as president of Afghanistan. Zalmay Khalilzad, late of Unocal and a former Taliban supporter, was appointed as the US special envoy to the country. Assuming the Unocal-Delta joint venture still formally exists, President Bush has as much of a link to terrorism as the man he appointed to head the September 11 commission. [Meet the New Boss, By Matthew Callan,  January 17, 2003]

The one serious drawback companies have faced is getting the supplies to the right market, the energy-hungry Asian Pacific economies. Afghanistan---the only country with little oil---is by far the best route to transport the oil to Asia. Enron, the biggest contributor to the Bush-Cheney campaign of 2000, conducted the feasibility study for a US$2.5 billion trans-Caspian gas pipeline which is being built under a joint venture agreement signed in February 1999 between Turkmenistan, Bechtel and General Electric Capital Services." www.moles.org/ProjectUnderground/drillbits/6_08/1.html

Why would Delta Oil owner (bin Mahfouz) collect passports?

Passports for Investments

Between 1988 and 1996 Irish citizenship was awarded to foreign national who invested large sums in Ireland. Under the scheme, known as "passports for investments", 143 people became Irish citizens in return for a total investment of IR£90m (€114m). There was a good deal of press critisim of the scheme and its implementation [2] [3]. One particularly scandalous incident occurred when then Taoiseach Charles Haughey handed over 11 Irish passports to Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz at a dinner party. The Sheikh is a brother-in-law to Osama Bin Laden [4]. Also in the news is Viktor Kozney who is wanted extradition to the US on fraud charges. He holds 6 Irish passports. [5] [6]

Sunday Business Post -  

Mahfouz to keep controversial passports  10/08/03 00:00  By Pat Leahy

The affair of the 11 passports issued to Saudi billionaire Sheikh bin Mahfouz in controversial circumstances by former taoiseach Charles Haughey will not be pursued by the Department of Justice, minister Michael McDowell has decided. In a written reply to a parliamentary question in May, released by the Department of Justice last week, McDowell said that the Attorney General had suggested there were now no grounds for revoking the certificates of naturalisation upon which the passports were based.

Families of the victims of the September 11 attacks in New York and Washington have accused Mahfouz - now an Irish citizen - of funding Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda organisation.

But while the Mahfouz passports issue may have been laid to rest as far as the Department of Justice is concerned, the files remain with the Moriarty Tribunal. The tribunal's investigations have centred on Haughey's role in the affair; Ray Burke was the Minister for Justice who signed the naturalisation certificates.

McDowell was anxious to point out that the Mahfouz affair "centres in large part on events which occurred 13 years ago - events which might have been better addressed when fresher and closer to their occurrence".

The passports were supplied as part of the passportsfor-investment scheme. The Sunday Business Post re-vealed last year that no investments were formally "certified or confirmed", as required by the Department of Justice, in 17 cases out of 66 between 1988 and 1994. This included the 11 Mahfouz passports, although the Moriarty Tribunal is believed to have followed a trail of money transferred by the Mahfouz family to a number of Irish companies.

Funds are thought to have been invested in businesses backed by John Magnier and JP McManus, as well as into Kerry Airport and projects promoted by the entrepreneur Noel C Duggan. However, Duggan has always been keen to point out that this investment was subsequently bought out. Money was also paid to Butler Engineering, a company run by the late Pat Butler, a supporter of Fianna Fail and of Haughey.

McDowell examined the file in the Department of Justice late last year and declared that it contained no explanation for the "irregular and unusual" manner in which the passports were granted. He asked Attorney General Rory Brady for advice on the possibility of revoking the certificates of naturalisation issued to the Saudi nationals.The advice took almost six months to arrive in the Department of Justice.

McDowell was a persistent and trenchant critic of the passports-for-investment scheme, which was finally abandoned by the government in 1998. The scheme has never been far away from controversy, but the handover of the 11 passports by Haughey at a lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel is one of the scheme's most curious episodes.

Members of the Mahfouz family have since come under investigation by the United States authorities.The family's private bank, the National Commercial Bank, has funded an Islamic charity which is accused of channelling millions of dollars to associates of bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

In 1999 the family patriarch Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz - an Irish citizen - was placed under house arrest by the Saudi authorities after allegations about supporting Islamic fundamentalist front organisations. Members and associates of the Mahfouz family are among those whose assets were frozen by the US authorities in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Sheikh Khalid also paid a $225 million settlement to US prosecutors investigating the BCCI scandal.

The Mahfouz family have business and marriage links to the family of Osama bin Laden. Both families also have close links to the ruling Saudi royal family, which has been the key to the amassing of vast fortunes. Forbes magazine estimates that the bin Laden family is worth €5 billion and the Mahfouz family €4 billion.

The bin Laden family have disowned Osama bin Laden, although US investigators claim that a network of links has existed since the early 1990s between charities which have effectively acted as fundraising fronts for al-Qaeda and prominent members of the Saudi establishment - including members and close associates of the bin Laden and Mahfouz families.

Several hundred families of the victims of the attack on the World Trade Center have launched a lawsuit which accuses Khalid bin Mahfouz and other members of the Saudi ruling elite of having funded the hijackers and their parent organisations.

Companies controlled by the bin Ladens and members of the Mahfouz family invested in business ventures set up by George W Bush while his father was US president. Details of these investments are likely to be embarrassing for President Bush if they are teased out in court.

If anyone produces an Irish passport, the embarrassment might not end there.

 

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