When The Bush Family Met The Bin Ladens
The decades long relationship between the Saudi royal family and the Bush dynasty is the story of American oil in the second half of the 20th century. But it's also the story of American war, and Islamic terror.
This short, but eye-opening documentary reveals how the Bin Laden family - friends and business partners of the Saudi royals - met and went into quiet business with the Bush family in Texas in the 1970s, and examines how that relationship extended through the Afghanistan War of the 1980s, when Osama Bin Laden became one of the key recruiters of the mujahadeen - the insurgent army funded, trained and backed by the CIA and then US vice president George HW Bush to fight the Soviets.
The Afghan mujahadeen, of course, became Al Qaeda, with Osama Bin Laden at its head, if only as chief ideologue. But the intertwining business and world-shaping personal relationship between the Bushes, the Saudi royals and the Bin Ladens continued right through the 1990s, and continued on after 9/11.
By then Osama Bin Laden is supposed to have become the ultimate 'wayward son'.
But it is interesting to see how, through defence contracting investment firm the Carlyle Group, the Bushes, the Saudis and the Bin Ladens continued to profit from the appalling horror and terror Osama unleashed across the world.
It may be controversial, but it is still a fact : Osama Bin Laden's reign of terror has been very good for business, be that be the business of oil or the sales of the machinery of war. Both of which the Bushes, Bin Ladens and the Saudi royals still continue to profit from.
As former CIA agent, Robert Baer, once said : "It's just business."
And business has never been so good.
You wish it was all just a bunch of conspiracy theories.
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