Did Prince Bandar die in Saudi Arabia in a mysterious explosion of his Saudi CIA office last year ? No one knows or tells.....What is clear from 9/11 is the fact that Israel and Saudi Arabia along with strategic portions of the U.S.government or underground government worked and colluded to bring us 911 and members of the European politivcal-financial elite had to be colluding as well.Meanwhile Israeli terrorist and money launderer Menachem Atzmon of ICTS International and Europe continues to have free access to the UK,the EU and the United States and can come and go and incite terrorism particularly in worlsd airports at his and his masters discretion.In fact ICTS International was and is a stock fraud in its own right just as the Israeli cyber security company Odigo, that claimed to have been warned by Al Qeda in advance of 9/11,was.
www.bollyn.com/why-was-kobi-alexander-allowed-to-flee/The Israeli Fugitive Kobi Alexander, Odigo, and the Forewarning of 9/11 ... were charged with securities, mail and wire fraud by U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York.
- whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/odigo_9-11_warning.htmlOdigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received ... and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, ...
www.bollyn.com/the-forewarning-of-9-11-the-fugitiveAug 24, 2006 – The Forewarning of 9-11 & the Israeli Fugitive ... Odigo, an Israeli-owned company had its U.S. headquarters only two blocks from the World ...
rense.com/general64/moss.htmShortly after 9/11, Odigo was taken over by Comverse Technology, another Israeli company. Within a year, five executives from Comverse were reported to have ...
Did Washington Kill Its Favourite Saudi Prince, Bandar Bush?
1 Aug 2012 by admin
Saman Mohammadi Prisonplanet.com. August 1, 2012. Following unofficial reports by Voltaire Network that Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia was assassinated on July 26, analysts pointed to the government of Syria as the prime suspect......................
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Unofficial Reports: Al-Qaeda's Chief Financier Bandar ... - OpEdNews
www.opednews.com/.../Unofficial-Reports-Al-Qae-by-Saman-Mohamma...Jul 30, 2012 – If the unofficial reports are true then Bandar Bush's absence from the region in this volatile period will be missed by the CIA. Who will steady the ...
The “Bandar Bush” 9/11 Connection
by Bob Baldwin
A Macabre Celebration
Two days after 9/11, President Bush and Prince Bandar bin Sultan savored cigars together on the Truman balcony of the south portico of the White House. As author Craig Unger notes, this was the same spot where previous presidents had celebrated major accomplishments, although he was careful to add, "Bandar and President Bush had nothing to celebrate. Thousands of Americans were dead."
Of course the real celebration took place three days before 9/11, on Saturday evening, when Prince Bandar attended a party at the home of Bruce Riedel, a CIA operative and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle Eastern Affairs during the Clinton Administration. The King's Messenger; Ottaway, David; p. 154;
The party was reminiscent of the notorious soiree at Clint Murchison's home in Dallas the evening before the JFK assassination. In attendance at that legendary affair were, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, John J. McCloy, and H. L. Hunt, all suspects in the assassination and subsequent cover-up. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmurchison.htm
The notables in attendance at the Riedel gathering included, almost the entire Middle East policy community including the ambassador to Israel and CIA director George Tenet. After the party, Bandar and Tenet left together for an all night discussion that is said to have lasted into breakfast the following morning. (Ottaway, David. Op. cit. p. 154.)
Bruce Riedel, currently a policy advisor to President Barack Obama, intriguingly was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in 2001. http://www.brookings.edu/media/NewsReleases/2006/20061110.aspx From his official biographies, it's not clear if that award was given before or after 9/11? One can just hear President Bush saying, "'Brucie,' you're doing a heck of a job!"
Prince Bandar, whose close relationship over the years with the Bush family earned him the moniker, "Bandar Bush," was no stranger to international intrigue and covert operations. During the Iran-Contra Affair, Prince Bandar helped the Reagan-Bush Administration circumvent Congressional prohibitions by providing the Contras $32 million in financing. http://www.saudi-us-relations.org/international-relations/prince-bandar.html
Follow the Money
Bandar's connection to 9/11 is more than just circumstantial. Money from an account at Riggs Bank belonging to his wife and he wound up in the pockets of two of the 9/11 hijackers, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi. The money was passed along via two intermediaries suspected of working for Saudi intelligence, Omar al Bayoumi and Osama Basnan. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/aug2004/rigg-a24.shtml
By coincidence, President Bush's uncle, Jonathan, was a senior executive of Riggs bank. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28396-2004May14.html
Omar al Bayoumi was a middle aged "student" living in San Diego who claimed to have just happened upon al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar the day of their arrival in the United States while dining at an Halal restaurant in Los Angeles. As the story goes, he felt sorry for two men, and being the Good Samaritan that he was, decided to take the duo to San Diego to live with him. His generosity had no bounds (which is understandable, considering he was using was Bandar's money). He provided the two future "terrorists" with an apartment, a car, and help with registering in a nearby flight school. http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=omar_al-bayoumi
Before coming to the United States, Omar al Bayoumi had worked for an aviation servicing company in Saudi Arabia named Dallah Avco. The company maintained extensive ties to the Ministry of Defense, headed by Prince Bandar's father, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=sultan_bin_abdul_aziz_al_saud
It would be Bayoumi, who would later introduce the two men to an FBI counter terrorism informant, whom they would stay with later in 2000. http://www.madcowprod.com/Shaikh.html
Another 'Lone Gunman'
Princess Haifa is the daughter of the late King Faisal, who was assassinated in 1975, allegedly by a deranged nephew. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,917224,00.html (1975 was the same year Kahlid al-Mihdhar was born).
The circumstances around the assassination are somewhat murky, given the secretive nature of the Saudi regime. At the time, Faisal's bodyguards had been trained by a CIA front company, the Vinnell Corporation. http://www.prouty.org/anatomy.html At the time Henry Kissinger was jet setting about, carrying out his shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East. As we well know, he was behind the coup in Chile and assassination of Salvador Allende on another September 11th, 1973. Did he play a role in King Faisal's death? We may never know.
Princess Haifa is the sister of Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former head of Saudi intelligence, who "conveniently" decided to resign from that position just ten days before 9/11. http://911review.org/Sept11Wiki/PrinceTurkiAlFaisalAlSaud.shtml
The Great Escape
According to an online article for the April 9th Baltimore Chronicle by Margie Burns, a few days after 9/11, when civilian aircraft was still grounded nationwide, Turki and an entourage of thirty Arab men flew out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Curiously, the Baltimore Chronicle would later delete mention of Prince Turki from the story. The two versions can be viewed here. http://www.weblog.nohair.net/archives/000502.html It's not clear why the story changed. Perhaps the first version was a mistake. There are other Saudi Princes named "Turki" other than the Prince Turki.
One interesting note: there was a passenger on one of the flights that flew out of Lexington, KY who listed his surname as "al-Hazmi." http://www.peterdalescott.org/sau.html Could he have been a relative of the two al-Hazmi brothers onboard Flight 77? …And if Flight 77 never actually struck the Pentagon…
Nawaf al-Hazmi's brother Salem, would later be one of the 9/11 hijackers that would later, inexplicably, turn up alive after 9/11. http://web.archive.org/web/20070715035936rn_1/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/09/23/widen23.xml Despite claims that the mix up was due to stolen identities, the FBI has never bothered to clear up the matter. The original 19 hijackers that they accused of carrying out the 9/11 attacks are still officially listed with the same names and photos, unchanged.
The Las Vegas flight that may or may not have had Prince Turki onboard, was one of four flights of prominent Saudis, including members of the Bin Laden family, who were airlifted out of the United States in the days following 9/11. The operation, which was largely kept secret from the American public at the time, was authorized by President Bush and carried out with the assistance of the FBI. Prince Bandar, who was serving as Saudi Ambassador to Washington at the time, helped organize the evacuation. The Saudi airlift is documented in Craig Unger's book, House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties. It is also featured prominently in Michael Moore's documentary film, Fahrenheit 9/11.
In early 2008, documents were leaked to the British press, indicating that Prince Bandar had threatened British Prime Minister Tony Blair in an encounter that occurred in 2006, that if the Prime Minister did not halt an investigation into bribery and kickback scheme between British defense contractor, BAE and government officials in Saudi Arabia, Britain would encounter "another 7/7" terror attack. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/15/bae.armstrade
In response to Prince Bandar's threats, Blair, being the poodle that he is, called off the investigation. http://www.corruptionisacrime.com/background/
The probe involved a deal known as al-Yamamah that dated back to the Margaret Thatcher regime to exchange oil for arms. To "grease" the deal, extensive bribes were paid by BAE to key Saudi officials and kickbacks were used to finance covert operations during the Cold War. The entire deal eventually totaled more than $80 billion, of which Bandar received $2 billion in bribes that were deposited in his personal account at Riggs. This money is believed to have been used for financing covert operations around the world. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/blackmoney/interviews/leigh.html
Prince Bandar is suspected of financing al Qaeda in Iraq and Pakistan. After revelations about his threats to Tony Blair leaked out, he literally disappeared from the scene. He was last seen on December 10th, 2008, attending a meeting with King Abdullah in Jeddah and has not been seen publicly, since.
This has sparked unconfirmed rumors that he is currently under arrest. Last year Iranian television reported that he had been apprehended for attempting to overthrow King Abdullah in a failed coup d'etat. http:// edition.presstv.ir/detail/102313.html
Then again, he may just be lying low, considering all the bad publicity he has engendered.
Perhaps if someone from his "adopted family" once again ascends to the White House, Bandar Bush will be back over, for brandy and cigars…
US president Barack Obama meets with Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Jim Young : Reuters) After 9/11: the Israel-US catastrophe
Israel already saw an opportunity. Then former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked to express his feelings about the terrorist action in the immediate aftermath.
"It's very good," he said. He quickly added: ''Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy."
He argued that the attack would "strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we've experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive haemorrhaging of terror."
In 2008 the Likud leader hadn't changed his views. He told an audience at Bar Ilan University that 9/11 remained a positive for Israel.
"We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq," Netanyahu said. The events had "swung American public opinion in our favour".
Israel's ambassador to America, Michael Oren, continued this deluded thinking last week.
The logic was clear; as long as Washington could be convinced (or hoodwinked) that Israel was fighting the same battle, Zionist expansion in the occupied, Palestinian territories and constant intransigence in the region would be rewarded by American largesse.
This symbiotic relationship has led both nations to share similar foreign policy goals but the results have been disastrous; America and Israel have contributed to a decade of unprecedented decline and imperial overreach, despite some wishful thinking within academia.
Not that such views are ever heard in the American Congress or Australian Parliament; our politicians are obsessed with displaying loyalty to Zionism at every conceivable opportunity. By their actions, they are killing any chance of Israel surviving as a Jewish state into the future without expanding apartheid against the Palestinians.
Witness the increased isolation of Israel in the Middle East, with traditional allies Turkey and Egypt turning away from the Zionist state's arrogance. It is a welcome realignment. America's ability to shield Israel from the consequences of its actions has diminished. Israel faces, in the words of Israeli editor of Haaretz Aluf Benn, a "political tsunami".
Not that this has stopped Israeli leaders praising the deep and expanding backing offered by the Obama administration towards Israel. Defence minister Ehud Barak recently told Fox News that, "I can hardly remember a better period of support, American support and cooperation and similar strategic understanding of events around us than what we have right now".
Although many American Jewish voters are reportedly concerned with the occasional criticisms uttered by Obama against the Zionist colonies in the West Bank (comments almost immediately retracted once Israel rejects the pressure), the US president has essentially followed the script written by previous American leaders; Israel is a nation that must be endlessly indulged.
There are a host of examples of this backing but a WikiLeaks cable confirms that the US actively assisted Egypt and Israel in its brutal siege of the Gaza Strip in the last years. One and a half million people in the Gaza Strip are being punished for daring to elect Hamas in the 2006 elections. This collective punishment is illegal under international law.
The catastrophe of the Israeli and American relationship over the last decade has been its wilful inability to engender any respect for its actions. Military might has actually caused wholesome rejection of decades of established order. There is a collective crisis of confidence despite overwhelming military might. Israel has never been better armed and protected by its super-power boss and yet almost daily in the Israeli press one reads paranoia about the country's current direction. Even the massive recent Israeli tent protests largely chose to ignore the Palestinians. Clearly a desire for social justice only goes so far.
Despite this, however - and the sentiment is blindly repeated in the Zionist Diaspora, including Australia - there's little awareness of why Zionism is on the ropes. Nobody dares mention the West Bank occupation - with houses rapidly expanding at twice the rate inside Israel proper - or how to be welcomed into the civilised group of nations without bullying friends into support.
The Middle East after the Arab Spring has changed but perhaps nobody sent the memo to the Israeli political elite.
September 11 offered a seductive narrative that allowed Israel and its backers to hitch a ride on the escalating war machine unleashed by America in the vein hope that the world would finally understand its own "war against terror". The opposite has occurred, with the strongest and most publicly proud backers of Israeli wars today the global, fascist Right.
Revealingly, such adulation is welcomed in many circles within Israel itself. Orthodox Jewish Knesset member Nissim Zeev told Newsweek in February: "At the end of the day, what's important is their [the fascists] attitude - the fact they really love Israel."
We are now seeing this fused nexus between the far Right and Zionist supporters in Australia, backing the Israeli-owned chocolate shop Max Brenner, accusing the backers of Palestinian rights of Nazism. This is coming from individuals and groups that loathe Muslims and love Israel for its racially discriminatory policies towards Arabs.
Shamefully some Greens MPs, such as Jeremy Buckingham in New South Wales and leader Bob Brown, are unwilling to wholeheartedly support Palestinians. Instead, they befriend those who abuse them.
Boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) is a worldwide campaign that deserves support - the effectiveness of such moves are apparent when the Murdoch press, Labor and Liberal parties, Zionist heads and union leaders continually and offensively accuse backers of anti-Semitism - and yet only NSW Greens MP Lee Rhiannon bravely endorses the non-violent movement without shame.
Unlike many other Greens in the public arena, she recognises that it isn't enough to simply mouth platitudes about human rights; action is required that may well upset the Zionist lobby and conservative media. Bob Brown should understand this, as one of the legacies of 9/11 is the importance of giving voice to those victims suffering under our repression. Palestinians are the perfect candidates.
While most of the corporate media prefers to ignore the ramifications of blindly backing every military misadventure by America and Israel - Rupert Murdoch's The Australian last weekend comically referred to Western "values" being secure 10 years after 9/11, preferring to forget the millions of dead Muslims caused by unquestioning neo-conservatism - the Arab world doesn't forget. Perpetual war remains the default setting of Washington, rightly damned by Tariq Ali as reaching its climax with the cheering execution of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
Non-accountable executive power is unquestioned by many in the years since 9/11 and even challenging its validity invites verbal and physical threats.
I should know, having been at the receiving end of this bile for daring to ask why "they" really hate us (it's not about our supposed Western freedoms) as well as refusing to believe that Israel is at the forefront of this "war on terror" and must be supported.
In reality, Zionist actions have made us Jews less safe than one decade ago.
In Palestine itself, the effect of the 9/11 attacks have been undeniably grim. Amira Hass, a journalist from the Israeli paper Haaretz, reflected on this week's anniversary:
My routine reporting laboured to remind the Israeli readers about our repressive military domination, and make visible the spiralling number of Palestinian civilian casualties, killed by the Israeli army. A doomed attempt. The Israeli vocabulary had space for Israeli pain and bereavement only. It made no causal link between supremacy and revolt, repression and revenge.Her despairing words ring true today. Too many Jews remain incapable of acknowledging the disastrous legacy of our religion being hijacked by fundamentalist Zionists who craved the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, endless occupation of Palestine, drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan and never-ceasing threats against Iran.
The Jewish community has neither rejected destructive neo-conservatism from its ranks nor acknowledged that supposed protection of Israel was a stated reason for causing chaos in the Middle East and the 9/11 attacks.
Furthermore, Israeli public opinion has moved far rightward in the last decade, adopted and defended anti-Arab and anti-democratic legislation and justified brutal tactics against Palestinians in the West Bank.
The US and Australia support this apartheid in Palestine because their actions contribute to an atmosphere of unquestioning Zionist love.
A viable two-state solution is long dead and buried with the upcoming UN vote on Palestine mere window-dressing and desperation from a Western-funded and corrupt Palestinian Authority wanting to appear relevant.
This is our legacy and this is our responsibility.
When the American government, followed by dutiful Western allies such as Australia, crush any chance of Palestinian self-determination, we shouldn't be surprised that faith in Obama and Israel is rock bottom.
Working against Western exceptionalism and not excusing criminal behaviour of our supposed friends and allies is a great challenge of our age. If 9/11 taught us anything, it is that state terror always dwarves the actions of a committed bunch of extremists.
The victims know this well.
Antony Loewenstein is an independent journalist currently working on a book about disaster capitalism.