Ian Andrew Bell
fork at ianbell.com
Wed Dec 24 15:18:34 PST 2003
It begins in the 1970's in Houston, Texas, when George W. Bush was just
starting out in his family's two businesses of politics and oil. The
powerful - and very rich - Bin Laden family helped fund his first
venture into oil.
The cozy friendship continued for decades. After a terrorist attack at
a barracks in Saudi Arabia which killed 19 Americans, the bin Laden
family received a multi-billion dollar contract to re-build. And
incredibly, George Bush Sr. was in a business meeting at the Ritz
Carlton Hotel in Washington on the morning of September 11th with one
of Osama Bin Laden's brothers.
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