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34. That's the Tell.
Fri Mar 27, 2015, 11:27 AM
Mar 2015

When someone is more interested in shutting down discussion rather than examining that which may be uncomfortable, repulsive or disquieting, it is a clear signal that there is something worth discovering. In the case of 9-11, one thing are the ties between the Bush and bin Laden families.

Mark Lombardi made "conspiracy art" based on the criminal connections between people, events and organizations, above is a detail and below "George W. Bush, Harken Energy and Jackson Stephens," then he "committed suicide" in July 2001.

Jim Hatfield also wrote about the same connections, writing in July 2001 that Bush was sore afraid of bin Laden aerial attack at G-7 summit in Geneva in April 2001 that he slept aboard a cramped U.S. destroyer floating offshore rather than stay in a posh hotel protected by NATO anti-aircraft missile system. This was the last article Hatfield saw published, as he also "committed suicide" in August 2001.

Why would Osama bin Laden want to kill Dubya, his former business partner?

By James Hatfield

Editor's note: In light of last week's horrific events and the Bush administration's reaction to them, we are reprising the following from the last column Jim Hatfield wrote for Online Journal prior to his tragic death on July 18:

July 3, 2001—There may be fireworks in Genoa, Italy, this month, too.

A plot by Saudi master terrorist, Osama bin Laden, to assassinate Dubya during the July 20 economic summit of world leaders, was uncovered after dozens of suspected Islamic militants linked to bin Laden's international terror network were arrested in Frankfurt, Germany, and Milan, Italy, in April.

German intelligence services have stated that bin Laden is covertly financing neo-Nazi skinhead groups throughout Europe to launch another terrorist attack at a high-profile American target—his first since the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen last October.

According to counter-terrorism experts quoted in Germany's largest newspaper, the attack on Dubya might be a James Bond-like aerial strike in the form of remote-controlled airplanes packed with plastic explosives.


In June 1977, Dubya formed his own drilling company, Arbusto Energy ("arbusto" means "bush" in Spanish), in Midland, Texas. Like his father before him, Dubya founded his oil business with the financial backing of investors, including James R. Bath, a Houston businessman whom Dubya apparently first met when they were in the same Texas Air National Guard unit. (Interestingly, both Dubya and Bath were both suspended from flying in August and September 1972, respectively, for "failure to accomplish annual medical examination.&quot

Tax documents and other financial records show that Bath, an aircraft broker with controversial ties to Saudi Arabia sheiks, had invested $50,000 in Arbusto, granting him a 5 percent interest in two limited partnerships controlled by Dubya.

Time magazine described Bath in 1991 as "a deal broker whose alleged associations run from the CIA to a major shareholder and director of the Bank of Credit & Commerce." BCCI, as it was more commonly known, closed its doors in July 1991 amid charges of multibillion-dollar fraud and global news reports that the financial institution had been heavily involved in drug money laundering, arms brokering, covert intelligence work, bribery of government officials and—here's the kicker—aid to terrorists.

Bath was never directly implicated in the BCCI scandal, but according to The Outlaw Bank, an award-winning 1993 book by Time correspondents, Jonathan Beaty and S.C. Gwynne, Bath originally "made his fortune by investing money for [Sheikh Kalid bin] Mahfouz and another BCCI-connected Saudi, Sheikh bin Laden," reportedly the brother of none other than Osama bin Laden, the man accused by the U.S. government of masterminding the August 1998 terrorist bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania which killed more than 250 people.



I'd download the copy off of the Wayback Machine. For some reason, I can no longer find it at Online Journal.

The amazing Amy Goodman still hosts an interview with the feller.

These are the kinds of people I discovered and things I learned on DU and Bartcop. It surprises me to hear people tell me to shut-up when talking about them on DU these days.

Thank you for not being quiet, sabrina 1. What a truly awake person does is speak up so others can know. It's the democratic thing to do.

Bartcop........ [View all] peace13 Mar 2015 OP
Bartcop knew his BFEE Octafish Mar 2015 #1
You are so welcome Octafish. peace13 Mar 2015 #3
Absolutely, peace13! Octafish Mar 2015 #8
The internet was more free back then, imo. Many forums actually DISCUSSED these issues. Until sabrina 1 Mar 2015 #22
things certainly have changed. including DU which is kind of a wasteland today. ND-Dem Mar 2015 #26
That's the Tell. Octafish Mar 2015 #34
So many 'suicided' journalists. It must be the most 'depressing' career in the world. sabrina 1 Mar 2015 #36
I do miss me some Bartcop... Galileo126 Mar 2015 #2
Thank you SoLeftIAmRight Mar 2015 #4
You are so welcome. peace13 Mar 2015 #41
He certainly was a gem. RoccoR5955 Mar 2015 #5
RIP, Bartcop bigwillq Mar 2015 #6
I followed his website when it was "Rush Limbaugh: Lying Nazi Whore" Archae Mar 2015 #7
Yup, it was a listserv.... SidDithers Mar 2015 #17
Chinaco shots for everyone! Hell Hath No Fury Mar 2015 #9
Bartcop was indeed one of the good one. Javaman Mar 2015 #10
Wish you were here, Bartcop. TheKentuckian Mar 2015 #11
While I agree with the sentiments of the OP rsdsharp Mar 2015 #12
You could be right. peace13 Mar 2015 #13
I wrote this in tribute WilliamPitt Mar 2015 #14
Well said...!!!! n/t CanSocDem Mar 2015 #18
Thanks for this! nt peace13 Mar 2015 #39
Wow. It's a year already... SidDithers Mar 2015 #15
I'm pretty sure I found DU through Bartcop... Fumesucker Mar 2015 #16
I did too...nt SidDithers Mar 2015 #19
So why do you mock me for writing about the BFEE? Octafish Mar 2015 #35
'Cause you think everything, every fucking thing... SidDithers Mar 2015 #38
That's not true, and you know it. Octafish Mar 2015 #42
I can't watch Eldrige... CanSocDem Mar 2015 #20
One of my sources of sanity after the 2000 debacle deutsey Mar 2015 #21
peace13, thank you for the memories. raven mad Mar 2015 #23
You are very welcome? nt peace13 Mar 2015 #40
peace13, thank you for the memories. raven mad Mar 2015 #24
Peace to all... Hekate Mar 2015 #25
RIP Bartcop. Manifestor_of_Light Mar 2015 #27
I found DU... Johnny Noshoes Mar 2015 #28
Same with me. Bartcop led me to DU and Mike Malloy's radio show. bermudat Mar 2015 #37
K&R! DeSwiss Mar 2015 #29
He died on the 5th of March, and his wife posted his "Last Word" two days later. MADem Mar 2015 #30
Thanks for the date! Nt peace13 Mar 2015 #32
And a reminder that the page is still up bmbmd Mar 2015 #31
Bartcop. vanlassie Mar 2015 #33
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