Skip to comments.Saudis Funded Clinton After Nixing OBL Offer
Posted on 10/08/2005 9:55:46 AM PDT by beyond the sea
Ex-president Clinton's decision to ask Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah for a high-dollar donation to his presidential library came just months after Saudi leaders rebuffed his request to take custody of Osama bin Laden - when officials in Sudan, where the al Qaeda chief was then living, offered him to the U.S.
Former FBI director Louis Freeh revealed on Thursday that Clinton personally put the touch on Abdullah after failing to get the Saudi leader's cooperation in the probe into the June 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, which - according to the 9/11 Commission - was a joint al Qaida-Hezbollah operation.
The 9/11 Commission Report also notes that Sudanese officials testified they tried to offer bin Laden to the U.S. just three months earlier, in March 1996.
In a 2002 speech to a New York business group, Clinton confirmed the Sudanese offer, and said he tried to press the Saudis to take bin Laden:
"At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him. So I pleaded with the Saudis to take him, 'cause they could have. But they thought it was a hot potato and they didn't and that's how he wound up in Afghanistan."
Citing "Saudi sources," columnist Robert Novak reported in January 2002 that the royal family came through with a donation to the Clinton library of up to $20 million.
Questions raised by Mr. Freeh's claim include whether the Saudis felt beholden to Clinton for not pressing them harder on the Khobar probe.
But another concern is whether the Saudis saw their donation as a reward to Clinton for not insisting that Riyadh take bin Laden into custody when the Sudanese offered him up.
Listen to NewsMax.com's exclusive recording of ex-President Clinton explaining how he tried to get the Saudis to accept extradition of Osama bin Laden.
Clinton Legacy ping
More than enough for a gold plated sink in the foyer.
Thanks for the ping!
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah pays off Clinton after he turns attention away from pursuing/nabbing OBL
Saudi Arabia is the breeder factory for Wahhabi religious cult and financer of the building of thousands of mosques in our own country
Clinton , to this day, continues to say we are fighting WOT all wrong when he did squat during his 8 years and We the world sustained multiple attacks here and abroad.
Nothing to see here , MSM.
Just MoveON.org along.
Ignorance of the facts is one thing.
Complicity is quite another.
This is just one of many travesties the Clintons have perpetrated - All to the peril of the Country and it's citizens for their own personal gain.
Yes, that is the whole CLINTOON LEGACY in a nutshell. The day the morons of the left put that reprobate criminal in our beloved White House, the sign went up on the White House lawn....
** THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND AMERICA IS FOR SALE **
It was NOTHING but downhill from there. Crime after crime against America...
The Clintons should be doing life.
a mass murderer and xxxlinton refers to him as a potato ... where is hillary in this?
"The Clintons should be doing life."
Can I modify that to read "The Clintons should be swinging at the end of a rope in a neck noose?"
Article I.Section 9No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.
I hope Freeh also sheds light on Clinton selling us out to the Chinese.
Old news among those who know. But not many ordinary people see Newsmax, and the so-called Mainstream Media wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole. Just because clinton raped several women, sold ICBM and nuclear technology to the Communist Chinese for campaign contributions, let Saudi Arabia off the hook in return for a contribution to his library, and let Osama bin Ladin go to Afghanistan because it was too inconvenient to take him as a free gift to Sudan, doesn't mean that they don't still love him.
After all, he's their kind of guy.
That data wasn't just about Atta and 9/11. The data Able Danger amassed and which was subsequently scattered is still out there. Just not in a neat pile.
Rake the grass.
They could have bought the whole trailer park for that much!
The old established/liberal/socialist media is America's most ruthless, relentless, and destructive enemy.
The old lying rat-b*stard media must be continually exposed and eventually destroyed or this country is toast.
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