Thursday, February 23, 2006

Neil Bush and Dubai

Wayne Madsen makes a number of allegations about Dubai and certain leaders.

The following is taken from : Http://

February 21

Neil Bush has developed close connections to the Maktoum family of Dubai, the same family that has interests in the state-owned firm, Dubai Ports World, that is poised to take over the operations of six U.S. ports...

Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Finance Minister of Dubai and someone who certainly had his pulse on the millions of dollars sent through the emirate to the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and Pakistani madrassas and assorted Islamic "charities."

UAE banking insiders have revealed that accounts used to fund the Taliban and Al Qaeda involved members of the Dubai royal family.

Banking insiders in Dubai report that in March 2002, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Paul O’Neill visited Dubai and asked for documents on a $109,500 money transfer from Dubai to a joint account held by hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi at Sun Trust Bank in Florida.

O’Neill also asked UAE authorities to close down accounts used by Al Qaeda and affiliated partners like Victor Bout.

The UAE complained about O’Neill’s demands to the Bush administration.

O’Neill’s pressure on the UAE and Saudis contributed to Bush firing him as Treasury Secretary in December 2002...


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