Friday, April 02, 2004

Betraying America

Liberal Oasis interviews Carl Unger, who wrote a book detailing the interconnections between the Bush and the Saud family.
    I found…over a thirty year period, how much money went from the House of Saud to companies through contracts and investments…in which the Bushes and their allies had a major position.

    I found a total of 1.4 billion dollars.

    What I’m really suggesting is this is not a conspiracy so much as business, 1.4 billion dollars worth of business.

    And when you’re in business, one of the first rules of thumb is you don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

    So I believe the Bushes really turned a blind eye to what was going on in Saudi Arabia.

    At a certain point, you start saying well wait a minute, this terrorism is coming out of your country and you’re killing Americans and we’ve got to do something about it, that’s absolutely not acceptable.

    Instead, what I think happened is, while the war on terror had really begun in the 90s, the Bushes were in the private sector and they were doing investments after investments through the Carlyle Group in Saudi Arabia.

    They were raising money from the Saudis. They were getting arms contracts from the Saudis, while Osama bin Laden was growing in power.

    And they were doing business with people who, indirectly at least, at the very least through sins of omission, were allowing the rise of terrorism.
A cool 1.4 billion dollars. Liberal Oasis has a link to buy the book: "House of Bush, House of Saud". And the pieces seem to be falling together, aren't they. I'm thinking about who the true evildoers might be and where the real axis of terror dwells.