The Bush Family Saga

Part II - Part I Here

Arbusto Oil and the bin Laden Connection

By William Bowles

05/11/03: (Information Clearing House) Oh what a tangled Web we weave. Salem bin Laden, one of 57 children their father Mohammed sired with his 12 wives, and Bush were founders of the Arbusto Energy oil company in Texas (I assume not with the 12 wives as well).

He died in a plane crash -- like his father -- but not before the Arbusto Energy Oil Company, founded in 1978, had become hugely successful. Later, Spectrum 7 Corp bought out Arbusto (now called Bush Exploration Co). In 1986, with the company on the verge of bankruptcy, it was purchased by Harken (see Harken entry), and even though Bush Exploration Co had debts of $3 million, Harken paid Bush $2 million for his stock.

See also the BCCI (Bank of Credit & Commerce) connection, another murky international scandal involving drug money laundering etc which one of the original investors in Arbusto, James R. Bath, a Houston businessman and old friend of GWB was involved in.

"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."

James Hatfield

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

By James Hatfield



Tracking bin Laden's money flow leads back to Midland, Texas by Wayne Madsen In These Times


"Harkening Back To The Old Days: 

A Chronological Look At Bush's Little Problem"


"The Truth About Bush and Harken Energy Corp."



"One of Osama bin Laden's many siblings helped found Texas oil business with President" by Peter Allen, DAILY MAIL


George W. Bush's Dubious Friends, Intelligence Newsletter, 2 March 2000


"Fortunate Son: George W Bush and the Making of an American President"

The case of the burned book


"Questionable Ties: Tracking bin Laden's Money Flow  leads back to Midland, Texas" by Wayne Madsen Global Research


"Texas Connections" Special to The Dubya Report November 14, 2001


"Bush & Co private limited" V. SRIDHAR Frontline


"Bush family’s dirty little secret:

President’s oil companies funded by Bin Laden family and wealthy Saudis who financed Osama bin Laden" By Rick Wiles American Freedom News September 2001



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