Thursday, October 19, 2006

George Tenet, Tony Blair, David Cameron, the bin Ladens and Qinetiq

According to The Guardian, 25 October 2006, ex-CIA chief George Tenet, is to join the board of UK company Qinetiq, which is partly owned by the Carlyle Group.

The Carlyle Group has links to the Bush family and the bin Ladens.

According to The Guardian:,,1930677,00.html

'Qinetiq, the British defence and security technology company privatised this year, has appointed George Tenet - the CIA chief at the time of 9/11 - a board member...'

The company was spun out of the Ministry of Defence's research laboratory.

It will now develop closer links with US intelligence 'and take advantage of the boom in national security technology'.

'The MoD was criticised for its controversial £1.3bn flotation of the company in February, which made tens of millions of pounds for the chairman, Sir John Chisholm, and chief executive, Graham Love.

'Before the flotation, the government came under fire for selling part of the Farnborough-based company too cheaply. The Carlyle Group, a US venture capital company, bought 34% for £42m in 2003 and sold around half of that stake for £160m - about eight times what it paid. The Ministry of Defence remains the biggest shareholder, with 19%. Carlyle holds 10%.'

The Sunday Mirror speculated that Tony Blair would join the Carlyle Group.

The bin Laden family and the Bush family have had investments in the Carlyle Group.

On 9 11 2001 , 'Frank Carlucci of the Carlyle group was involved in a meeting with representatives of the bin Laden family'.

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones is a former chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee. She is also an adviser to David Cameron, leader of the UK Conservative Party.

The following is from The Independent, 15 January 2006:

'Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, who last week became a policy adviser to David Cameron, the new leader of the Conservative Party, is set to make around £400,000 from the controversial flotation of defence research group QinetiQ.'


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