Interview with Robert Parry on For The Record: The Bushes and the bin Ladens helped each other

This great interview with Robert Parry of the Consortiumnews website by anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory must be listened to. For lots of reasons but especially because we never get to hear the full story in the mainstream media, as well as in the so-called « alternative » media, on anything. It is always one side of the coin only, if ever one side is covered correctly without ideological biases, preconceptions, prejudices, etc. The received rhetorical line concerning 9/11 and its aftermath goes like this: « The evil Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda warriors have attacked America. George W. Bush, as a true Commander-in-Chief, has stood up against these bloodthirsty terrorists and he is making sure that America stays safe and secure. He has struck back at them by going to war in Afghanistan and in Iraq ». That’s the way it goes.

Well…like it is often the case in life, it is not that simple. To begin with, let me remind you of a couple of things. First, in 2001, the Bushes and the bin Ladens were on the board of directors of the Carlyle Group, which Dave Emory has studied and presented in For The Record # 347. The Carlyle Group is one of the most influential investment firms of the world. Only the greatest of all get the chance to sit on that precious panel. And on the day of September 11th 2001, they just happened to hold their annual investment conference. Probably only just a coincidence, one could say. Members could then watch live the events unfolding in Manhattan. Among others, Frank Carlucci and James Baker III were present. Second, let me remind you as well that on September 12th, when nobody else could fly in the U.S., 12 members of the bin Laden family were flown out of the country. Third, both the chief of intelligence for Saudi Arabia and the head of the FBI were replaced in the weeks just prior to 9/11, which is rather curious and frightening, to say the least.

All things considered, the « war on terror » has been good for both the Bushes and the bin Ladens. For George W. Bush, this war has allowed him to be in the spotlight and be admired as the great defender of America, to acquire additional powers for his presidency and finally to shout out all those who were contesting (rightfully) the validity of his election at the detriment of Al Gore. And for the bin Ladens, the war on terror allowed Osama to strengthen the cause of Al Qaeda and recruit new warriors. In 2004, only four days before the presidential election, Osama bin Laden released a video in which he denounced George W. Bush. Intelligence analysts at the CIA were of the opinion that Osama bin Laden was in fact trying to help George W. getting reelected. In effect, such a virulent attack against Bush by Osama before the election was obviously recuperated by the Republican team as an endorsement of John Kerry. That was enough to swing the vote in favor of George W. And why would Osama do such a thing, would you ask? Because Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda didn’t want the U.S. out of Iraq, U.S. troops being too good for the cause of Al Qaeda.

Mr Parry talks about a lot of other different relevant points. One of them is the obvious biased coverage by the press of the performance of Democrat politicians. Robert Parry explains that a game of professional credibility assessment was at play in the media, as Conservative politicians were quite often accusing journalists of being « liberal ». Reporters reacted to these accusations by becoming harder and tougher on Democrats, unfairly most of the times, to establish their credibility, with the unfortunate consequence that Al Gore was treated miserably. Parry gives many examples. This is a great show. In order to listen to the audio archive, you must have Realaudio installed.

Interview with Robert Parry on For The Record #575

FTR #337: Protocols of the Elders of Oil

Dave Emory’s FTR #337 continues the ongoing analysis of the 9/11 blitzkrieg that began in FTR #325 and forward. Among the many highlights of the show, we find Silvan Becker, a Verfassungsschutz Agent that was killed in Libya; the mention of a few publications that place Saudi oil in the midst of a political intrigue that prevented investigators and FBI agents to properly do their job in the 9/11 case; the project leaded by Unocal and negociated with the Taliban to have a pipeline bringing oil from the Caspian Sea; that Osama bin Laden was seeking to replace the House of Saud as the prime example of Wahhabism and that the Saudi chief of intelligence, Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz, was his mentor; that Crown Prince Abdul­lah of Saudi Arabia warned George W. Bush that U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was considered unacceptable. The show also presents other relevant elements, such as the role played by the Carlyle Group.

The Connecting The Dots series: Underground Reich elements that have set the stage for 9/11

The « Connecting The Dots » series shows try to encapsulate the behind-the-scenes elements that were instrumental for setting the stage for such a monstrous and spectacular coup like 9/11. In For The Record shows #329, #330 and #331, Dave Emory brings numerous elements and connections not necessarily known to a large public or the mainstream press but that have nonetheless played a very important role in the « shaping of things to come », so to speak. Running through different historical events, job appointments, ideological complementarities and overlaps, political motivations, business interests and connections and so on, the anti-fascist researcher takes us to Germany in the years just prior to 9/11 where Al-Qaeda had an operational base; to Arabia when the modern country known as Saudi Arabia was founded by Allen Dulles, Ibn Saud and Jack Philby, with a clear anti-semitic agenda; to Russia where a group of Wahhabists linked to the bin Laden Network sparked a guerilla in Chechnya and Vladimir Putin agreed to let the U.S. use ex-Soviet army bases to go ahead with its war in Afghanistan; to the U.S. where the Bush family had business connections to the bin Laden family through Arbusto Energy, the Carlyle Group and BCCI, and with Nazi front companies during WWII in which Allen Dulles played a significant role; back to Saudi Arabia again where islamofascism was born and where Prince Turki al-Faisal, chief of Foreign Intelligence, was replaced by the King’s brother just a few months before 9/11; to Osama bin Laden himself who had numerous family connections both in Saudi Arabia and in Afghanistan; to Bosnia Herzegovina where the 13th Waffen SS Hanjar Division was revived recently by the head of newly independent state of Bosnia, Alija Izetbegovic – the unit being composed of ethnic Albanians trained by Arab and Pakistani veterans of the Afghan war; back to Germany where German Intelligence tried to discredit the Echelon Network by saying that U.S., British and Israeli intelligence had advanced warnings of the attack; and back to the U.S. where the German Army was given the mandate of monitoring airspace and doing electronic surveillance for the U.S…

Finally, FTR #331 adresses near the end of the show the narrative of a « novel » published in the U.S. by Vanguard Books and titled Serpent’s Walk. The book, more of a blueprint for the Underground Reich than a book of fiction, presents the calendar of a slow takeover of the U.S. by SS elements went underground at the end of WWII. Building their economic muscles and buying into the opinion-forming media, these Nazi elements will then be capable of assuming full control of the government and corporations by mid 21st century, by progressively winning the hearts and minds of Americans against democrats and Jews…

If you don’t want this nightmare scenario to happen, the only thing you have to do is to fight back, to resist, to hold the line for the Resistance in your local community. Resistance is not futile. Resistance is life.

FTR #329

FTR #330

FTR #331