Friday, February 29, 2008
The bin Laden links to the Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey)
Jersey is one of the Channel islands.
According to Inter Press Service (5 April 2007)
BCCI was the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which the CIA used "to run guns to Hussein, finance Osama bin Laden, move money in the illegal Iran-Contra operation and carry out other 'agency' black ops." Khalid bin Mahfouz was on the board of BCCI.
In 1992, Khalid bin Mahfouz established the Muwafaq ('Blessed Relief') Foundation in the Channel Islands.
The U.S. Treasury Department called it “an al Qaeda front that receives funding from wealthy Saudi businessmen.”
Reportedly, millions of dollars were transferred to Osama bin Laden through Blessed Relief.
An audit of the Defendant National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia in the mid-1990s, which was then run by Khalid bin Salim bin Mahfouz, "reveals the transfer of $3 million for Osama bin Laden that traveled from the accounts of wealthy Saudi businessmen to Blessed Relief." (Yassin Al-Kadi - 9/11 Encyclopedia)
The bin Laden family and the Bush family have had investments in the Carlyle Group. (http://911review.org/Sept11Wiki/Bush1-Carlyle-BinLaden-Ties.shtml)
Carlyle holds its stake in defence firm QinetiQ through various special-purpose vehicles registered in the Channel Islands. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,3604,1579753,00.htm)