The BushLadin Network

Starting with a surprising exposé in the Wall Street Journal, details have come to light about a web of business connections between the Bush family and the bin Laden family, as well as some other Saudi figures long associated with international crime & terrorism. Arguments that the President and his administration are innocent of conflict of interest rest largely on assertions by the bin Laden family that Osama is a disowned "black sheep" and the only family member dealing in terrorism. However, in light of the fact that the FBI has sought to investigate the family's own financial connections to terrorist groups, as well as some other revelations which suggest ongoing communication between Osama and some members of his family as well as other influential Saudis, these claims have become paper-thin.
Main points:
  • George H.W. Bush and the Bin Laden family shared investments in the Carlyle Group, an exclusive private investment firm formed in 1988 which employs a number of top Washington figures in the lucrative business of defence contracting.
  • President George W. Bush has had past business dealings with the Bin Laden family, as well several Saudi Nationals who have long supported Osama Bin Laden; the deals were handled by his friend James R. Bath, a Houston businessman with a shady history of connections between powerful Saudis and the CIA.
While this information should not be seen (yet) as a direct sign of culpability on the part of President Bush or other officials regarding 9/11, it does completely blow out of the water the fraudulent, manufactured image of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda as disgruntled lone-wolf bandits operating incognito out of caves. The disturbing truth is that they and other terrorist groups share close links with some of the top elites of Saudi Arabia, the UK, and the U.S., through broad, emmeshed international networks of criminal finance, money laundering, and arms trading. Many of these current relationships parallel those that came to light in the vast and underreported BCCI banking scandal of the previous Bush administration.

Ever heard of six degrees of separation?
How about two?

The Bush / bin Laden business relations are complex and cover a long span of time; for clarity they are presented here in an interactive chart.

go to the BushLadin Network... BUSHLADEN CHART

The 'BushLadin Network' chart was based primarily on the following sources:
also, a piece from American Freedom News with a biased tone, but which draws some interesting parallels to the Bush family history... (and yes, it's all cold hard facts)

on to part 3...