Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rudy Giuliani tied to an Al Qaeda "enabler"?

Well. This could shake up the campaign...
The contradictory and stunning reality is that Giuliani Partners, the consulting company that has made Giuliani rich, feasts at the Qatar trough, doing business with the ministry run by the very member of the royal family identified in news and government reports as having concealed KSM—the terrorist mastermind who wired funds from Qatar to his nephew Ramzi Yousef prior to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and who also sold the idea of a plane attack on the towers to Osama bin Laden—on his Qatar farm in the mid-1990s.

This royal family member is Abdallah bin Khalid al-Thani, Qatar's minister of Islamic affairs at the time, who was later installed at the interior ministry in January 2001 and reappointed by the emir during a government shake-up earlier this year. Abdallah al-Thani is also said to have welcomed Osama bin Laden on two visits to the farm, a charge repeated as recently as October 10, 2007, in a Congressional Research Service study.
Hm. So, just what is the link between Rudy "Mister 911" Giuliani and al-Thani?
Abdallah al-Thani's interior ministry or the state-owned company it helps oversee, Qatar Petroleum, has worked with Giuliani Security & Safety LLC, a subsidiary of Giuliani Partners, on an undisclosed number of contracts, the value of which neither the government nor the company will release.
But wait! There's more!
What's most shocking is that Abdallah al-Thani has been widely accused of helping to spirit KSM out of Qatar in 1996, just as the FBI was closing in on him.
The Congressional Research Service report summarized the evidence against him: "According to the 9/11 Commission Report and former U.S. government officials, royal family member and current Qatari Interior Minister, Sheikh Abdullah (Abdallah) bin Khalid Al Thani, provided safe harbor and assistance to Al Qaeda leaders during the 1990s," including KSM.
(Emphasis added throughout.)

CIA officer Robert Baer has revealed that Abdallah al-Thani is a Wahabbi zealot who personally provided twenty blank passports to KSM.

Al-Thani apparently also aided in the attack on the American barracks at Khobar Towers. According to a 16 page Defense Department assessment, a January 1996 visit to Qatar, Osama bin Laden "discussed the successful movement of explosives into Saudi Arabia, and operations targeted against U.S. interests" in Khobar and two other locations, "using clandestine al Qaeda cells in Saudi Arabia."
...the "Qatari individual" who reportedly hosted bin Laden for these discussions was none other than Abdallah al-Thani.
Why didn't Giuliani's opponents in the Republican debate mention any of this material? It's not as though those guys are too pure to do oppo research. They must know about Rudy's links to Al Thani.

So why won't they say something?


Anonymous said...

I know you don't like "trannies", but the more I read articles like the one you've posted, the more I think that we have no idea what really happened on 911. I'm up for keeping all options open.

That's why I read "truther" blogs. They are not entirely useless.


Anonymous said...

Joseph, sorry for this to be off topic but it's just a note to let you know that I've exchanged email with Daniel Hopsicker with my contact information and I requested that he make it available to you if need be. I don't have any way of connecting with you other than to leave a message in a post.

Marty Didier

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