11/4 "Cargo Plot" part 2 US-Saudi BinLadenGroup Connections

Digest note: Osama bin Laden [OBL] according to well-informed sources, has "bin dead" for years. Dead or alive, he thrives as a US psywar bogeyman. Beside providing excuses for US state terrorist rampages across the world and the 'homeland', OBL diverts attention from the big, real issue: how central US deep connections to its proxy Saudi Govt. & the Saudi BinLaden Group and other related players are to its regional - global US finance capital domination agenda.
These interconnections provide a vivid example of the ruling capitalist state's nexus of political-economic-military power, managed through government agencies.

Saudi Bin Laden Group's Shafiq bin Laden, Osama's half-brother, was at a Carlyle Group sponsored conference on September 11, 2001....one of 13 family members secretly shuttled out of the US after the explosions when US air travel was suspended.
NYT: FBI helped Saudis depart after 9/11 attacks
3/28/05 http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_28-3-2005_pg7_43
WASHINGTON: The FBI played an active role in arranging chartered flights for dozens of well-connected Saudi nationals after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks... when most aircraft were still grounded - including relatives of Osama Bin Laden ...

On the web: http://www.sbg.com.sa
Sheikh Mohammed bin Laden, founder
Bakr bin Laden, chairman
Saudi Binladin group offices, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Saudi Binladin (or Binladen) Group (SBG) (in Arabic, ¬√¬Àx & ª 0´S ´ 0 xÀSÕ & Majmk?at Bin Ldin al-Sa?kd+ya) is a multinational construction conglomerate and holding company for the assets owned by the bin Laden family, headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
* 1 Overview* 2 Current activities* 3 Web site * 4 References* 5 External links
1. ^ a b "One Nation, Indivisible". Time. September 24, 2001. http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101010924/wosama.html. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
2. ^ "Abraj Al Bait: a city within a city". Qatar Construction Sites Newspaper. http://www.qc-sites.com/read.aspx?id=162&sid=2. Retrieved 2008-04-09. [dead link]
3. ^ frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: about the bin laden family | PBS
4. ^ Saudi to build 26-billion-dollar new city
5. ^ Osama Family's Suspicious Site
6. ^ http://whois.domaintools.com/sbg.com.sa

External links
* Saudi Binladin Group website
* Saudi Binladin Group website in United Arab Emirates (.ae) - full version
Archived versions of www.saudi-binladin-group.com at the Internet Archive
* Bin Laden Group at Sourcewatch

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Egypt Jordan Sudan Yemen Malaysia
Public Buildings and Airport Division Binladin Building (Opp.Warba Centre), Mez.Floor, Abu Bakr Al Siddique Road, P.O. Box 1555, Dubai,United Arab Emirates.

Dept. of Connections: The Contractors
by Jane Mayer, May 5, 2003
...Bin Laden s estranged family, a sprawling, extraordinarily wealthy Saudi Arabian dynasty, is a substantial investor in a private equity firm founded by the Bechtel Group of San Francisco. Bechtel is also the global construction and engineering company to which the U.S. government recently awarded the first major multimillion-dollar contract to reconstruct war-ravaged Iraq. In a closed competitive bidding process, the United States Agency for International Development chose Bechtel to rebuild the major elements of Iraq s infrastructure, including its roads, railroads, airports, hospitals, and schools, and its water and electrical systems.

More on SBG's 'Homeland' Connections
...Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group) is the largest engineering company in the United States, ranking as the 5th-largest privately owned company in the U.S. With headquarters in the Financial District of San Francisco,[2] Bechtel had 44,000 employees as of 2009 working on projects in nearly 50 countries with $31.4 billion in revenue.
May 5, 2003, The New Yorker ran an article revealing the bin Laden family had passively invested several million dollars in The Fremont Group, a private equity fund owned by the Bechtel family. In 2005, Bechtel was awarded a no-bid contract by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to install temporary housing for the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort. The lack of competitive bidding for the contracts was criticized, as was the high cost of the contracts and the failure to support local, minority-owned businesses
U.S. Department of Energy
Effective October 1, 2007, the US Department of Energy awarded Bechtel partnership LLNS LLC the contract to operate Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Bechtel has a presence, through various partnerships, of the bulk of the US nuclear weapons facilities, including Los Alamos National Laboratory (design), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (design), Savannah River Site (nuclear materials), Hanford Site (nuclear materials), Pantex Plant (assembly/disassembly), Y-12 National Security Complex (nuclear materials), and the Nevada Test Site (subcritical testing).[22]

Bechtel and the CIA
Bechtel's close relationship with the CIA helped the overthrow of several foreign governments perceived as unfriendly to American goals...Bechtel intelligence gathering helped the CIA overthrow the Syrian government in 1949 and replace it with a military dictatorship. The CIA, with the help of Bechtel, replaced Iran's Mossadeq in 1953, Indonesia's Sukarno in 1965 with pro-Western depots Reza Shah Pahlavi and Suharto respectively.
John McCone and Stephen Bechtel Sr. built ships in a business partnership during WWII. They were later investigated for war profiteering. John McCone chaired the Atomic Energy Commission in the fifties, awarding Bechtel contracts for nuclear plants and supplying them with classified nuclear technology... high-level AEC officials left to work for Bechtel:
*John McCone later became director of the CIA.
*John Simpson, Bechtel financial advisor, close personal ties with Alan Dulles, CIA director, and his brother, John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State in the early fifties.
*Steve Bechtel Sr.served as the CIA liaison with the Business Council..
* Richard Helms, CIA director under Nixon, became a Bechtel consultant thereafter.
*William Casey, a Bechtel consultant, served [as] Chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission, head of the Export-Import bank, and Director of the CIA

* Riley P. Bechtel is the CEO of Bechtel. With a net worth of $3.2 billion, he is the 50th richest person in the U.S. and the 127th richest in the world. In February 2003, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Export Council, which advises the president on international trade issues. He served for one year.
* David O'Reilly serves on the Bechtel Group, Inc. board of directors and is the former chairman & CEO of Chevron.
* George P. Shultz is the former U.S. Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan, former president of Bechtel, and a former Bechtel director. He is a former member of the board of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc.
* The late Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense under Ronald Reagan. Prior to this, Weinberger was the Vice President, Director, and General Counsel of the Bechtel Group of companies.
* Gen. John J. Sheehan, USMC (ret.) former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic and former Special Advisor to Asia for the U.S. Defense Department and former General Manager of the Petroleum and Chemical Business Unit for Europe/Africa/Middle East/South West Asia, a Bechtel partner. also member of the Defense Policy Board.
* Ross J. Connelly,the former CEO of Bechtel Energy Resources Corporation,served on the Overseas Private Investment Corporation under George W. Bush.
* W. Kenneth Davis, former Bechtel senior vice-president and former U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary.

Iridium phones suddenly in high demand for rescue efforts
September 17, 200 http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=24519
By Joseph Farah
...The bin Laden family also helped rebuild a U.S. Air Force base in Saudi Arabia after the Khobar Towers were destroyed in 1996. Osama bin Laden is the chief suspect in that bombing. Iridium Satellite LLC, a privately held company, is the successor to the bankrupt, delisted Iridium LLC. Iridium Satellite won a two-year contract in December to continue Defense Department service and launched commercial service in April. The company has distributed about 20,000 units so far, according to officials of the company.

Bin Laden Group: a far-flung empire. seeks PR help
Julia Day * MediaGuardian, 22 November 2001
...The Saudi Arabian Bin Laden Group is one of the biggest construction companies in the world, with clients in America that include General Electric...also non-construction interests, such as the distribution of American soft drinks in the Middle East. Bin Laden Group is looking for PR consultants in the Middle East, US and UK. In the US, the group employs the Hullin Metz founder, Tim Metz, on a media relations brief.It is also believed to have approached the Manhattan-based PR firm, Attention America...The brothers who run the construction and property business in the US fled the country in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks...
The Saudi Arabian Bin Laden Group is one of the biggest construction companies in the world, with clients in America that include General Electric.It also has non-construction interests, such as the distribution of American soft drinks in the Middle East.

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Zakheim co-authored the Heritage Foundation's "Rebuilding America's Defenses,"... for renewed global conquest... a full year prior to 9-11. On page 63, authors note timely implementation would require "some catastrophic and catalyzing event -- like a new Pearl Harbor."
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NB: good facts but liberal lefties misleadingly assemble them to portray US - SBG bipartisan, systemic connections as 'republican'
Crony Capitalism Goes Global
by Tim Shorrock April 1, 2002

Group Therapy: Bush, Bin Laden, Bechtel and Baghdad
5/12/03 http://www.counterpunch.org/floyd05122003.html
By Chris Floyd
...the New Yorker reports this public largess will also fill the coffers of a key Bechtel partner in Saudi Arabia ... the Bin Laden Group.
Bechtel, which has served Saudi royalty for more than 60 years, bristles with heavyweight kleptoplute connections. During the 1980s, current Bush warlord Don Rumsfeld acted as a paid shill for a Bechtel pipeline project in the Middle East, operating with the blessing of the Reagan-Bush administration's secretary of state, George Schultz --Bechtel's former president (and now "senior counsel" to the company). Rummy conducted a passionate two-year courtship of a certain Saddam Hussein, plying him with trinkets, blandishments and sweetmeats to win his lordly favor for a Bechtel-built line from Iraq to Jordan, according to national security archives obtained by the Institute for Policy Studies.
Rumsfeld's strenuous attempt to lay pipe with Saddam happened to coincide with the latter's most extensive use of poison gas in the Iran-Iraq war --gassing carried out with the exemplary assistance of U.S. military intelligence and technology provided by the Reagan-Bush administration and its "special envoy" to Baghdad: Don Rumsfeld. Meanwhile, another Reagan-Bush crony, Attorney General Ed Meese, tried to bribe the Israeli government with $700 million in secret funds to put the kibosh on their opposition to the Bechtel deal, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This skullduggery earned Meese an investigation by a special prosecutor, but as the case lacked the key element of any serious government crime --oral sex with an intern --the probe was soon dropped.
In the end, Saddam --who first went on the CIA payroll back in the early 1960s, Reuters reports --balked at Bechtel's billion-dollar price tag and rejected the project. Now of course, in a fitting bit of historical symmetry, the son of the CIA's most famous director, George Bush, has handed Iraq to Bechtel on a silver platter.
As noted in these pages, in the 1980s George W. Bush received a helping hand for his floundering oil businesses from the Saudi group's front man, Khalid bin Mahfouz, who secretly cast bin Laden bread upon American waters to win influence with well-connected kleptoplutes --like, say, the wayward son of the former CIA director and then-current Vice President. Today, Mahfouz is under house arrest in Saudi Arabia for allegedly financing the holy-war hijinks of the bin Ladens' own wayward son, Osama....to be accurate, he's accused of financing those holy-war hijinks after the Reagan-Bush CIA finally stopped financing them. But despite his confinement, Mahfouz (who is also Osama's brother-in-law) is still a player in the kleptoplute nexus: for example, he's currently a business partner of former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean --the very man whom George W. Bush has appointed to chair the investigation of the September 11 terrorist attacks allegedly ordered by, yes, that ex-CIA employee and former executive of the Bin Laden Group: Osama bin Laden.
The Bin Laden Group was also heavily invested in the Carlyle Group, the "private equity" firm (and major arms merchant) that, like Bechtel, specializes in the sell-off of public services and other government-insider deals. Carlyle's best-known bagman, George Bush I, used to make ritual pilgrimages to bin Laden family headquarters in Saudi Arabia to procure their potent baksheesh. When Carlyle's post-Sept. 11 orgy of war-profiteering began drawing unwanted attention, however, the bin Ladens cashed in their Carlyle chips and, officially, ended the partnership.

ENRON LINKED TO SAUDI BIN LADEN GROUP! Includes links to supporting documentation.
Roger Miller, Bush & Bin Laden - George W. Bush Ties to Billionaire bin Laden Brood, AmericanFreePress, October 7, 2001.
Victor Thorn, The Bush-Bin Laden Family Connection, SierraTimes.com, October 16, 2002
Susan Severeid, Bin Laden conglomerate can't shake Osama's shadow, AP, October 6, 2001.

OBL allegedly funneled through the Capital Trust Bank based in New York and London, owned by Mohammad Hussein Al-Amoudi, whose lawyer is Vernon Jordan.
A Saudi government audit acquired by U.S. intelligence showed that five of Saudi Arabia's top business executives ordered the National Commercial Bank (NCB), the kingdom's largest, to transfer personal funds, along with $3 million diverted from a Saudi pension fund, to New York and London banks.
The money was deposited into the accounts of Islamic charities, including Islamic Relief and Blessed Relief, that serve as fronts for Bin Laden, according to the report.
Intelligence sources said the businessmen, who are worth more than $5 billion, were paying Bin Laden ``protection money'' to stave off attacks on their businesses in Saudi Arabia, intelligence officials said... NCB's founder and former chairman, is Khalid bin Mahfouz. The money transfers were discovered after the royal family ordered an audit of his successor, Mohammad Hussein Al-Amoudi, [who] also heads the Capitol Trust Bank in New York and London..
Amoudi's Washington lawyer, Vernon Jordan, could not be reached for comment. Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan declined to comment on the report.

...U.S. counterterrorism and intelligence officials said the latest attack has added new urgency to ongoing discussions within the Obama administration about whether to expand the U.S. arsenal, perhaps with CIA drones, in the fight in Yemen.

Cargo plane bomb plot: Yemen doubts its link to the plot
The government of Yemen has expressed astonishment at the cargo plane bomb plots, claiming no UPS cargo planes had taken off from Yemen on Friday or any indirect or direct flights to British or American airports... a statement distributed to journalists and posted on the official [government] website warned against "rush decisions in a case as sensitive as this one and before investigations reveal the truth"."We are working closely with international partners – including the US – on the incident," the statement said. British and Dubai authorities stated the two packages found on cargo jets originated from Yemen carried by FedEx and UPS parcel services.

US ultimatum to puppet
Yemen leader's hold on country growing tenuous
AP http://www.thesunnews.com/2010/10/28/1778948/yemen-leaders-hold-on-count...
Government authority has traditionally been weak or even nonexistent in some areas of Yemen, but rarely as much as now. That could have serious consequences for Yemen and its main Western backer, the US...Saleh's growing alliance with Washington against al-Qaida is also hurting his standing at home, where resentment of the West, fear of foreign domination... run deep. For Yemen that could mean total chaos or even fragmentation. For the United States it could mean the weakening or loss of a key partner in the fight against al-Qaida, allowing the terror group to deepen its roots in a country strategically located near vital shipping lanes and some of the world's largest oil and gas fields in the nearby Persian Gulf.

Yemeni forces intensify search for al-Qaida bomb maker
LA Times; http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2013328164_yemen03.htm...
Yemeni special forces launched an offensive Tuesday in rugged terrain, searching for an al-Qaida bomb maker believed to have designed explosives concealed in printer cartridges that were intercepted in two packages last week before reaching the United States... the same day Yemen for the first time filed charges against American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki... of "plotting to kill foreigners" in the Oct. 6 slaying of a French manager at an oil compound...The charges were read during a hearing for Hisham Assem, a security guard who shot the Frenchman. Prosecutor said Assem was inspired to kill foreigners after listening to audiotapes and sermons Awlaki sent to him... similar to accusations by the U.S. that Awlaki's teachings prompted a killing spree last year at Fort Hood, Texas, allegedly carried out by an Army psychiatrist, and instigated his alleged attack on a Detroit-bound airplane.... Tuesday developments indicate growing U.S. demands on the government of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to defeat an estimated 300 to 500 al-Qaida fighters hiding in tribal lands, mountains and deserts.Saeed Ali O. Jemhi, an expert on al-Qaida said "The military campaign against al-Qaida is just more propaganda...the result of U.S. pressure following the discovery of the package bombs."

Planned Yemen 'surge' got state terrorist boost: Yemen is means to U.S. regional - global domination ends
Yemen Covert Role Pushed
The foiled mail bombing plot by suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen has added urgency to Obama administration review of expanded military options that include putting military units overseen by the Pentagon under CIA control...elite U.S. hunter-killer teams that operate secretly in the country under Central Intelligence Agency authority. Units from the Joint Special Operations Command [JSOC] have been temporarily transferred to the CIA in other countries, including Iraq, in order to get around restrictions placed on military operations... In addition to streamlining the launching of strikes, it would provide deniability to the Yemeni government because the CIA operations would be covert. The White House was already considering adding armed CIA drones to the arsenal against militants in Yemen, mirroring the agency's Pakistan campaign.The increasing presence of unmanned drones in the skies over Yemen raises fears among locals.Yemeni officials have been reluctant to publicly acknowledge U.S. aid in its counterterrorism campaign, given the high anti-American feelings in the country....A shift to the CIA would streamline U.S. decision-making, giving the White House more direct control over day-to-day operations.U.S. Special Operations teams in Yemen...already play an expansive role in the country. Some spearhead an effort to track and kill al Qaeda leaders as part of a campaign authorized by President Barack Obama. Other teams run development projects, a role typically handled by State Department aid officials...Under the current proposal, special operations units would continue to train Yemeni security forces, as well as develop relationships with key Yemeni officers.But cooperation with the U.S. by the Yemen government has run hot and cold, officials said. Last summer, Mr. [puppet president] Saleh reacted angrily to reports civilians were killed in one such joint strike, blaming the U.S. for mistakes in the raid, temporarily making it more difficult for the U.S. to conduct training and operations....remaining limits to what Mr. Saleh will allow will likely be harder for the White House to accept after the attempted attack last week. "At the end of the day they limit us when we are getting too close," said the senior U.S. official.

bonus: torture good... informant reveals new 'silver lining'
Cargo plane bomb plot tip-off came from freed Gitmo inmate
The tip-off to authorities about two US-bound cargo plane bomb parcels came from a penitent al Qaeda member formerly held at Guantanamo Bay...

BOOSTING CYBERCOM & Information Warfare's "war on the net":
Internet helped Muslim convert: IInternet ´gives militants access to top-level spy systems´
11/02/10 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/8103081/Inte...
...Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin, in a rare public address at a homeland security conference in Tel Aviv, identified cyber technologies as an ascendant international security threat. Civilian internet applications now offer militant groups access to intelligence that rivals information given to government spies, Israel´s domestic security chief said.
"Intelligence once enjoyed only by countries and world powers can now be obtained through internet systems like Google Earth, internet cameras that are deployed all over the world and linked to the web, or applications for iPhone devices that allow for quality intelligence to be received in real-time," he said....

BOOSTING ISRAEL: fakes threat against essential geostrategic proxy and partner:
10/29 FedEx: package that tested positive for explosives never made it onto a FedEx plane....Obama said suspicious Items were headed for Chicago Synagogues...
Obama did not assign blame to al-Qaida...Indications were the goal was psychological, rather than physical damage...The president is going ahead with plans to head home to Chicago on Saturday for a political rally for local Democratic candidates. The synagogue near his Hyde Park home isn’t one of those targeted in the plot, so authorities saw no need to cancel his travel plans. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2010/10/29/suspicious-package-on-plane-heade...

10/29 Above the Fray: It’s time for a presidential visit Jerusalem Post Op-ed By Alon Ben-Meir http://www.unitedjerusalem.org/index2.asp?id=1371560
The new strategy must begin with Obama’s visit to Israel after the midterm election...

10/30 Cargo plane terror alert: bombs ´designed to harm US synagogues´

10/30 Chicago Synagogue Cites Web Visits From Egypt Rabbi Michael R. Zedek from Chicago's lakeside Emanuel Congregation also said he was told by a source there were actually four bombs targeting Chicago's synagogues instead of the two originally reported. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870341450457558468198200230...

10/30 The discovery of the two packages on cargo planes in transit for the United States sparked an international security alert.U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, said the bomb plot bears the hallmarks of an attack by the global al Qaeda terror network... comments echoed in a report by Dubai police Saturday, which claimed U.S.-bound air parcel intercepted by authorities in the Gulf state contained a powerful explosive and a mobile phone detonator, the hallmarks of al Qaeda..."

10/31 Maury Lane, a FedEx spokesman, said the package never made it onto a FedEx plane in the United Arab Emirates. It was "intercepted prior to being loaded on the aircraft, working with the FBI..." http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101031/ARTICLE/10311046/2107/BUSI...

10/31 Nancy K. Kaufman, executive director of Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, umbrella group of 42 Jewish organizations: “It was very specific and targeted, and it was real. That is why it is so troubling and frightening.’’ ...“ an unfortunate and cold reminder Jews are often targets for hate and violence,’’ said Derrek L. Shulman, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/10/31/local...

10/31 Israeli technology's chief role in battling world threats Ron Friedman, http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=193376
Sunday Israel begins to host the first three-day International Homeland Security Conference, showcasing locally developed and manufactured solutions to terrorism threats before security experts and decision-makers from around the world. One of the companies presenting is Hi-Tech Solutions (HTS)...two main products are License Plate Recognition (LPR) and Cargo Container Code Recognition (CCR) systems. By pointing a camera, connected to a computer, at a cargo container or a vehicle’s license plate, HTS’s technology can reproduce the numbers in text form. Link that to any system that monitors movement of large volumes of traffic to get a highly effective, real-time solution that can be put to many uses.... also in use at ports to track containers entering and exiting the facility by land and by sea...Systems based on similar principles are successfully used by commercial and state agencies... in over 40 countries...

11/02 Exposing Weakest Link: As Airline Passenger Security Tightens, Bombers Target Cargo Holdshttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=aircraft-cargo-bomb-security

11/02 Israeli airport gives rare glimpse into security. Airport security around the world isn't good enough.... as authorities on three continents were investigating cargo bombs intercepted at airports last week in Britain and Dubai http://www.kentucky.com/2010/11/02/1506539/israeli-airport-gives-rare-gl...

11/03 Chicago, IL A synagogue thought to be one destination for a parcel bomb was actually never a target...Lilli Kornblum, co-president of Or Chadash, said despite earlier reports an FBI agent informed her that her synagogue was not one of the intended destinations... President Barack Obama said the packages were bound for “two places of Jewish worship in Chicago,” but did not name them.http://www.vosizneias.com/67688/2010/11/03/chicago-il-synagogue-leader-now-says-they-were-not-target-of-bomb-plot/
11/03 update: "Synagogue targets" http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/03/world/03terror.html?ref=world

4/5/10 "Alleged plot to bomb New York synagogues hatched and directed by a federal informant". Several of the suspects have previously been arrested on drug charges and may have converted to Islam in prison, authorities said....Defense attorneys say an alleged plot to bomb New York synagogues was hatched and directed by a federal informant...The dismissal motion identified the government's agent as Shaheed Hussain, a "professional informant" for the FBI. The defense claimed he was directed to visit suburban mosques, find members with anti-American leanings and recruit them to join a fake terror plot supposedly funded by a Pakistan-based group.He suggested there could be as much as $250,000 available and the government provided him with a BMW, a Hummer and other cars to make him appear well-funded, the defense filings said...Hussain tried to incite the defendants by blaming Jews for the world's evil and telling them that attacks against non-Muslims were endorsed by Islam....Hussain suggested the targets, paid for the defendants' groceries, bought a gun, provided the fake bombs and missile, assembled the explosive devices and acted as chauffeur...nevertheless he failed to motivate the defendants to any action on their own. Months went by between meetings, and the filings quote Cromitie as saying, "I'm not gonna hurt anybody" and "The plane thing ... is out of the question." Since the 9/11 attacks, authorities have arrested suspects in a number of alleged plots against area targets, including the Fort Dix New Jersey military base, John F. Kennedy Airport, the Herald Square subway station in Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Synagogue-Bomb-Suspects-The-Feds-Put-Us-Up-to-It-88579537.html

10/30 Cargo also a potential threat to passenger jets
The mail bombs found aboard cargo jets in England and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates could easily have ended up on passenger planes, which carry more than half of the international air cargo coming into the U.S., experts say....AP http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2013305032_mailbombsaf...
Passenger planes carried mail bomb found in Dubai
Oct 31, 2010 · SAN'A, Yemen - One of two powerful bombs mailed from Yemen to Chicago-area synagogues traveled on two passenger flights within the Middle East, a Qatar Airways ...
www2.tbo.com/ content/ 2010/ oct/ 31/ 311315/ mail-bomb-found-in-dubai-sent-on-passenger-planes/ news-nationworld/

Mail bomb found in Dubai sent on passenger planes
Oct 31, 2010 · DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of two powerful bombs mailed from Yemen to Chicago-area synagogues traveled on two passenger planes within the Middle East ...
www.washingtontimes.com/ news/ 2010/ oct/ 31/ mail-bomb-found-dubai-sent-passenger-planes/ ?

'al-Qaida' not the only one who "valued men such as Awlaki": "911 Terrorist Mastermind suspect"
Al Qaeda Leader Dined at the Pentagon Just Months After 9/11
By Catherine Herridge http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/20/al-qaeda-terror-leader-dined-pentag...
Anwar Al-Awlaki may be the first American on the CIA's kill or capture list, but he was also a lunch guest of military brass at the Pentagon within months of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Fox News has learned. Documents exclusively obtained by Fox News, including an FBI interview conducted after the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009, state that Awlaki was taken to the Pentagon... to have a presentation from a moderate Muslim." ...the FBI had interviewed him at least four times...The Pentagon has offered no explanation...

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Radical Cleric Al-Awlaki Invited to Lunch at Pentagon Weeks After 9/11: Interviewed by FBI About 9/11 Hijackers Days Before
10/21/10 By Martha Raddat http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Blotter/al-qaeda-cleric-awlaki-invited-pe...
The Pentagon meeting was not disclosed until after the Fort Hood shootings in July 2009...Days before the Pentagon lunch, Awlaki, whose Arabic name is Aulaqi, had been interviewed by the FBI about the 911 hijackers. The 9/11 commission report later found: "Another potentially significant San Diego contact for [9/11 hijackers] Hazmi and Mihdhar was U.S. citizen Anwar Al-Alwaki...We do not know how or when Hazmi and Mihdhar first met Awlaki. The operatives may even have met or at least talked to him the same day they first moved to San Diego. Hazmi and Mihdhar reportedly respected Awlaki as a religious figure and developed a close relationship with him...."Awlaki left San Diego in mid-2000, and by early 2001 had relocated to Virginia...Hazmi eventually showed up at Awlaki's mosque in Virginia, an appearance that may not have been coincidental. We have been unable to learn enough about Awlaki's relationship with Hazmi and Mihdhar to reach a conclusion...In sum, although evidence is thin as to specific motivations, our overall impression is that soon after arriving in California, Hazmi and Mihdhar sought out and found a group of young and ideologically like-minded Muslims with roots in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, individuals mainly associated with Mohdar Abdullah and the Rabat mosque."

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Package or mail bombs are hardly a new device. As Israeli terrorism specialist Yossi Melman noted, Israeli Mossad “used the method in 1956 to assassinate a colonel in Egyptian intelligence in Gaza..mail bombs were sent to senior figures in the Palestinian terrorist organizations.” (“These groups retaliated in kind,” he added.)

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The bin Laden Group is "a construction empire based in the Saudi city of Jidda [that] made its fortune in building projects for the Saudi royal family."[1]
According to the January 16, 2002 article by Jean-Francois Numainville in The World Journal, "Bin Laden Group Takes Care of Business", "Despite the huge shockwave that followed the events of September the 11th 2001, it is surprising to see that not only Bin Laden Group is staying in operation, but also that business is looking good. In fact, the reputation of the corporation remained intact, and future projects are pilling up for the Saudi Arabia based business.
"The Bin Laden Group is currently participating to various fields of activities including telecommunications, real estate and oil production. All the projects of the corporation are concentrated within the Arabian Peninsula, although it has an office and a few proprieties in the United-Sates and in Europe as well.

The world according to derivatives part 7 of 7: The place where industry, the military and government converge
By Geraldine Perry
2/2/09 www.onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_4307.shtml
...Bear Stearns, J.P. Morgan, Carlyle Capitol, the Carlyle Group and a VERY long list of other rarefied corporations are (or were, as the case may be) all heavily involved in derivatives instruments... where success brought more investors, including the international financier George Soros and, in 1995, the wealthy Saudi Bin Ladin family...
The Carlyle Group ... which claims to be the largest private equity firm in the world...has what can only be described as a controversial history with trails leading to 9-11, the current war on terror, the first Gulf War, Afghanistan and elsewhere. It also has had extensive “counter party links” to Enron, Arthur Andersen, Global Crossing, the Saudi Royal Family, and the Bin Ladens.
Its main business is buying and selling large corporations. Described as a powerful merchant bank and leading defense contractor, the Carlyle Group also is a key player in the privatization of public resources within the U.S. Known as the ex-presidents club it is surprising to say the least that so few have ever even heard of the Carlyle Group, especially given the scope of its activities. Perhaps this is because, as an October 31, 2001 Guardian UK article tells it . . .
“This is exactly the way Carlyle likes it. For 14 years now, with almost no publicity, the company has been signing up an impressive list of former politicians -- including the first President Bush and his secretary of state, James Baker; John Major; one-time World Bank treasurer Afsaneh Masheyekhi and south-east Asian power brokers ... Among corporations Carlyle owns are defence companies which make equipment, vehicles and munitions for the US military..
“...what sets Carlyle apart is the way it has exploited its political contacts. When Carlucci arrived there in 1989, he brought with him a phalanx of former subordinates from the CIA and the Pentagon, and an awareness of the scale of business a company like Carlyle could do in Washington. In a decade and a half, the firm has been able to realise a 34% rate of return on its investments, and now . Success brought more investors, including the international financier George Soros and, in 1995, the wealthy Saudi Bin Ladin family, who insist they long ago severed all links with their notorious relative. The first President Bush is understood to have visited the Bin Ladins in Saudi Arabia twice on the firm’s behalf . . .