LaRouche: Declassified DIA Documents Can Bring Down Obama Now

By: Jeffrey Steinberg

May 26—newly released “Secret” Defense Intelligence Agency documents from 2012 prove that President Obama knew that the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Mission and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the murders of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American officials, was a premeditated attack by a local al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood affiliate. The DIA document, dated Sept. 12, 2012—just hours after the deadly attack—circulated widely among American national security officials, including to the White House, and showed, conclusively, that the assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex was known to have been an al-Qaeda operation.

As the result of the May 18 release of that DIA document, along with more than 100 pages of Defense and State Department “Secret” documents, the evidence is now conclusive: President Barack Obama willfully lied to the American people and to the U.S. Congress, to cover up the fact that the United States had been attacked by an al-Qaeda organization that the President had claimed was defeated, as a key feature of his Presidential re-election campaign.

The President has been caught committing “high crimes and misdemeanors” against the U.S. Constitution. He must be impeached immediately.

After being informed of the release of the DIA documents, as the result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch, Lyndon LaRouche declared that “the preconditions for President Obama’s removal from office have now been met. The evidence is conclusive, and is now in the public domain.”

LaRouche stated that the release of the DIA “smoking gun” will drive President Obama to “acts of desperation. His regime is about to be dumped.”

The DIA “Secret” document stated, in part:

The attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was planned and executed by the Brigade of Captive Omar Abdul Rahman (BCOAR). BCOAR is also responsible for past attacks on the Red Cross in Benghazi and the attack on the British ambassador. They have approximately 120 members. The BCOAR are connected to Ansar al Sharia katiba, commanded by Sufian al GUMMA.

The attack was planned ten or more days prior on approximately 01 September 2012. The intention was to attack the consulate and to kill as many Americans as possible, to seek revenge for the U.S. killing of Aboyahiye ALALIBY in Pakistan and in memorial of the 11 September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center buildings.

The leader of BCOAR is Abdul Baset AZUZ, AZUZ was sent by ZAWARI to set up al-Qaeda (AQ) bases in Libya.

Other DIA documents, released as part of the FOIA action. included an October 2012 report, documenting the flow of weapons from Benghazi into the hands of jihadist Syrian rebels. Another DIA report from August 2012 documented the strong al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood ties of the leading Syrian opposition groups, and actually anticipated the creation of an Islamic State on the border region of Syria and Iraq.

The question now before the U.S. Congress and the American people, is whether the mandate for Obama’s impeachment will be acted on, before a major catastrophe, including, potentially, thermonuclear war, is unleashed by a desperate Obama.

A Unique Opportunity

LaRouche, who worked closely with Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton on specific national security policies, noted that the release of the DIA evidence against President Obama affords a unique opportunity to revive the U.S. Presidency, which has been in a state of degeneracy since the British Crown launched its 1997-98 campaign to bring down the Clinton Presidency—at the precise moment that Clinton was initiating a major overhaul of the bankrupt global financial system. “The first consequence of the destruction of Bill Clinton was the repeal of Glass-Steagall, which was followed by eight disastrous years of the George W. Bush/Dick Cheney Administration, and now followed by the even more disastrous Obama Presidency,” LaRouche said.

The new revelations offer a moment of opportunity to not only remove Obama from office by Constitutional means; but to restore the Presidency, reinstate Glass-Steagall, and begin a desperately-needed economic revival. This, LaRouche concluded, “is an opportunity that we cannot miss, if humanity is to survive.”

The fact that the DIA made no effort to suppress the release of the Sept. 1, 2012 report is noteworthy. The DIA had been a prime source of critical intelligence for Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that enabled the Chiefs to push back, particularly in August and September 2013, against Obama’s plans to launch a massive bombing campaign against the Assad government and the Syrian Army. Based on high-quality DIA intelligence and assessments, General Dempsey argued, convincingly, that an all-out U.S. bombing campaign against the Assad forces would lead to the creation of a jihadist state on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. President Obama rescinded the attack order and turned to Congress, which was inundated with constituent calls, e-mails, and letters opposing the direct U.S. military intervention.

In the falling-out with the Obama White House and CIA Director John Brennan, according to one account by former DIA head of humint (human intelligence) Col. W. Patrick Lang, the head of the DIA, Gen. Michael Flynn, was forced out, along with his deputy.

The DIA revelations, which have now opened impeachment prospects, came amidst a long-overdue Democratic Party revolt against President Obama, over a range of issues, including his push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade treaty.

The DIA document release also came just a week after renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published a 10,000-word exposé in the London Review of Books, revealing that President Obama had also lied about the actual circumstances under which Osama bin Laden was located and killed.

Hersh’s detailed account of how President Obama double-crossed Pakistani military leaders, who facilitated the bin Laden raid, and issued a string of “official” lies about the sources of the intelligence on bin Laden’s whereabouts, the details of the firefight with al-Qaeda bodyguards that never happened, and the Saudi funding of the bin Laden “house arrest” in Abbottabad, Pakistan—all came from U.S. and Pakistani officials, with intimate knowledge of the actual raid.

Thus, both the Hersh exposé and the release of the DIA documents must be seen as the latest indication that patriotic networks inside the U.S. government have come to the same conclusion as LaRouche: It’s time for Obama to be dumped.

EIR Had the Story

The just-released DIA report has made “official” what was known by EIR and others at the time: President Obama lied to the American people and to Congress about a “spontaneous” attack and a “protest” against an Internet video slandering the Prophet Mohammed, knowing full well that the assault was a pre-planned action by al-Qaeda fronts headquartered in the Derna area near Benghazi. Derna was a well-known hotbed of al-Qaeda recruitment for suicide bombings and other terrorist acts.

On the morning of Sept. 12, 2012, EIR received an “unofficial” briefing from a longstanding U.S. government contact, detailing the armed assault on the U.S. Mission and Annex, naming Ansar al-Sharia as the main group involved in the planned and heavily armed action. Contemporaneous records exist of that conversation, and they conform too much of the detail in the recently declassified DIA report.

On Sept. 28, 2012, a senior Pentagon source confirmed to EIR that “the Obama White House received a detailed warning of a pending attack in advance of the Sept. 11, 2012 assault on the Benghazi consulate.” According to the source, “Both the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency provided detailed warnings to both the President and the CIA that there were attacks being planned against American targets in Benghazi.”

Author Edward Klein, in his book Blood Feud, recounted that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a real-time account of the Benghazi attacks from U.S. diplomat Gregory Hicks, who was Ambassador Stevens’ top deputy at the Tripoli Embassy. Hicks provided the same narrative of a pre-meditated attack, with no mention of protest demonstrations or the slanderous video. Yet, according to the Klein account, President Obama personally called Clinton at 10 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012 and ordered her to issue a press release citing the protests and the video, and making no mention of the al-Qaeda links or the pre-planned nature of the precision attacks.

Time to Invoke 25th Amendment?

It is now well known, that in the final days of the Richard Nixon Presidency, in 1974, there was sufficient concern that Nixon would order some kind of wild military provocation, that senior White House officials ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) to alert them before taking any action on Presidential orders. What has been generally left out of this otherwise confirmed account, is the fact that the White House officials were acting in accord with the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment (ratified February 1967), that provided the means to remove a President from office, if he or she were deemed physically or mentally unfit to continue to serve.

The White House officials were legitimately concerned about Nixon’s mental state, and were acting in conformity with the 25th Amendment when they alerted the JCS.

There are clear parallels between those final days of the Nixon Presidency and the current situation. Lyndon LaRouche has pointedly warned that Presiderent Obama is going down, and, in desperation—and under orders from the British Monarchy—could try to launch a war against Russia, China, or both, that could lead to thermonuclear annihilation.

Anyone contemplating such an action is clinically insane, and mass-murderously so. The question is: Are there people in and around the White House who are sane enough and courageous enough to defend the country against an insane President, as was fortunately the case in the final days of Nixon?

Posted By: Rhea Razon


DOST training para sa mga bamboo workers ng Lubao

Sa pamamagitan ng training na ibinigay ng Department of Science and Technology- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI), nagkaroon ng pagkakataon ang mga furniture and handicraft workers ng Lubao sa Pampanga na mahinang ang kanilang kakayahan sa bamboo finishing.

Nitong nakaraan nga lang ay nagsagawa ng tatlong araw na training ang FFRDI sa Sta. Catalina Bamboo Negosyo Village tungkol sa bamboo finishing. Ito ay ang spin-off project ng probinsya ng Pampanga sa pamamagitan ng DTI’s “industry cluster approach”.

Simula pa noong 2010 ay gumagawa na ng engineered bamboo products gaya ng armchairs, e-wall panels, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, wall decors at mga novelty items.

Sa pangunguna ng lokal na gobyerno ng Lubao at sa pakikipagtulungan ng DOST regional at local offices, tinuruan ang mga participants na tamang pamamaraan ng paglalagay ng  finishing sa iba’t-ibang uri ng bamboo products.

Ang FFRDI training na ito ay makatutulong sa pagpapatibay ng kalidad ng mga produkto ng mga tiga-Lubao.

Bilang pasasalamat naman sa proyektong ito,sinabi ni Laila Talabut ng Municipal Agriculturist Office ng  probinsya, siguradong malaking tulong ang mga naituro sa mga workers sa kanilang lugar upang lalong mapabuti ang kalidad ng kanilang mga produkto at sana sa sususnod ay mas maging mataas ang benta nila sa merkado. (S&T Media Service)(Freda Migano)


DOST Starbook

The latest innovation in learning tools developed and introduced by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its information arm, the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII), has now reached the shores of the CARAGA region.

STARBOOKS, short for Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station if often referred to as the “library in a box” because it is actually a stand-alone kiosk that can be placed in one corner of the school and students can easily access a wealth of information about science and technology particularly research works of our Filipino scientist and engineers.

STARBOOKS is DOST’s response to a call to make science and technology available to more students in the regions as it aims to make academic stars out of our students in the provinces. This unique e-learning tool combines traditional and digital modes of education that allows research activities to be done with just a click of the mouse.

“We at DOST want to encourage our students to take up courses in science and technology because we believe that to achieve inclusive growth we need to strengthen and beef up the pool of scientists, engineers, programmers that we have today,” said DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo. “That is why we developed STARBOOKS to make S&T information more accessible to students in the regions.”

STARBOOKS will be launched in CARAGA in conjunction with DOST’s nationwide campaign called Science Nation Tour to be held on May 27-29 in Butuan City. It is an initiative of the department aimed at bringing down to the provinces notable inventions and innovations of DOST in education, agriculture, manufacturing, information technology, nanotechnology, healthcare, e-governance and disaster preparedness and mitigation.

During the event, a memorandum of understanding will be executed by the DOST led by Secretary Mario G. Montejo and other DOST officials namely Assistant Secretary Raymund E. Liboro and DOST CARAGA Regional Director Dominga D. Mallonga.

Other events to be featured in the Science Nation Tour in CARAGA include the inauguration of the complementary food project of the Guigaquit Women’s Center in Guigaquit, Surigao del Norte; ground breaking ceremony and field testing of the Integrated Au-Cu Mineral Processing Pilot Plant in Barangay Del Pilar in Agusan del Norte; the Science and Technology Forum presenting LiDAR Flood Modeling, e-Health TABLET, Early Warning Devices, CARAGA Food Safety Team, and launch of Eastern Mindanao Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies Research Alliance for Development (EMIEERALD). (S&T Media Service)

British-Saudi Bank Cartel Alleged To Finance Terrorism

By:  Richard Freeman and Jeffrey Steinberg

May 17—Seymour Hersh’s recent expose showing that Osama Bin Laden had been under house arrest in Pakistan since 2006, and was being financed heavily in this situation by the Saudis, once again highlights Saudi sponsorship of Bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Since September 11, 2001 various parts of the U.S. government, including individuals in the executive branch and intelligence agencies, and members of Congress, together

With the 9/11 victims’ families, have repeatedly sought to expose the Saudi role in terrorism. Their efforts have been turned back by both the Bush and Obama Administrations, based on the claim that an alliance with Wahhabi religious zealots, with views which never escaped the Seventh Century B.C., is so important to U.S. national security interests, that it must be protected at all costs. In the Bush case, there is a direct and longstanding Bush family business and political alliance with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and their British controllers. The Bushes also share, with the House of Windsor, a geopolitical strategy which preserves the hegemony of the Anglo-American monetarists, while reducing the world’s population by any means necessary, including wars and famines. The Saudis played a major role in the defeat of the Russians in Afghanistan, in the wars against Russian interests in the Balkans and Bosnia, and play a significant role in continuing terrorism against Russia and China, and the genocidal population wars which have engulfed the entire Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.Obama, never anything more than a Wall Street, City of London pawn, has continued Bush’s policies. This is the third in the EIR series exposing Saudi Arabia’s role in terrorism and its financing. Here we will outline some of the accusations which have been made, repeatedly, against related Saudi-controlled banking institutions, by members of the U.S. government, other governments, and independent researchers. Most critically, we will also show that the individuals involved in these related institutions have longstanding and deep relationships to the House of Windsor, specifically through Prince Charles. Prince Philip, Charles’s father, is, like Charles, a fanatical Malthusian, once stating that he would like to be reincarnated as a deadly virus in order to achieve radical population reduction.

Saudi Arabia and the House of Windsor

Queen Elizabeth sent Prince Charles on his first official state visit to Saudi Arabia in 1986, at the age of 38; he made his eleventh state visit in February 10-11, 2015. During that last visit, Charles had a private meeting with King Salman that covered wide-ranging strategic affairs; after that tete-a-tete, King Salman threw a lavish luncheon in Charles’s honor, attended by over 50 Saudi royals, featuring most prominently the powerful Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, the King’s son, who is Defense Minister and was recently named Deputy Crown Prince, the number-two heir to the Saudi throne. Charles also met with former Crown Prince Muqrin, and his old friend Prince Turki al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who for a quarter of a century was head of Saudi Intelligence. Charles was given access and a reception greater than that accorded to any head of state.

Charles has been accused of being a road-block to investigations into the financing and control of international terrorism pursued by the families of the victims of the 9/11 attack. Authors Mark Hollingsworth and Sandy Mitchell documented and wrote in the book, Saudi Babylon: Torture, Corruption and Cover-Up inside the House of Saud, that, “Prince Charles’ relationships with prominent members of the House of

  • Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef has been chair-Saud have created serious problems and obstacles to UK agencies investigating claims of Saudi financing of international terrorism, according to Special Branch sources.”

Charles has also been at the center of securing major British deals to supply sophisticated weapons to the Saudis, including the al-Yamamah II deal of the late 1980s and 1990s, and the al-Salam deal, under which the Saudis purchased 72 Typhoon Eurofighter aircraft. He clinched it during his Feb. 17-19, 2014 state visit to Saudi Arabia, after British Prime Minister David Cameron had utterly failed to conclude such a deal.

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Examine just four of the Centre’s leaders and funders:

  • Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef has been chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Oxford Centre for a decade, and perhaps much longer (annual reports of the Centre are hard to obtain). Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1939, Naseef apparently helped set up and preside over terrorist networks at a much higher level than Osama bin Laden.In 1962, according to his curriculum vitae, Naseef helped create the terrorist-sponsoring, Riyadh-based Wahhabite Muslim World League (MWL); in 1983, he became its chairman, a post he would hold until 1993.In 1983-84, Naseef appointed Abdullah Azzam as the MWL’s Education Department head, and, through Azzam, helped to create the organization called the Khidamat al-Maktab, the chief support organization of the Mujahiddin. In 1989, keeping every one of its core functions, the Khidamat changed its name to al-Qaeda.

That is, Naseef helped found the organization that today is al-Qaeda. Respected author Ahmed Rashid, in his book Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, reported,The centre for the Arab-Afghans [the Afghansi mujahideen who were born outside Afghanistan, but fought Russian troops in Afghanistan—ed.] was the offices of the World Muslim League and the Muslim Brotherhood in Peshawar [Pakistan], which was run by Abdullah Azzam,” who worked for, and was directed by, Abdullah Naseef.

Rasheed explained that that money flowed into Naseef’s Khidamat/al-Qaeda organization, from ”Saudi Intelligence, the Saudi Red Crescent, the Muslim World League and Saudi princes and mosques.

In 1988, Naseef founded and chaired the MWL spin-off, the Rabita Trust, which he chaired through 2001. It was a central charity in Pakistan (Saudi Arabia’s most important ally other than Great Britain) and had a key role in the logistics for al-Qaeda and the Taliban. On October 12, 2001, the United States designated the Rabita Trust as a “Global Terrorist Entity” and froze its assets. On April 16, 2013, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the suit brought by the families of the victims of 9/11 could proceed with discovery against Naseef, who the lawsuit states “knowingly provided financial support to al-Qaeda, through the MWL, Rabita …” and other organizations.

Naseef is chairman of Prince Charles’s Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and his close confidant.

  • Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Al-Qaradawi served as a Trustee of the OCIS, at least through 2006.

A follower of the Muslim Brotherhood extremist Hasan al Banna, and a leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaradawi was expelled from Egypt by its President Gamal Abdel Nasser. He settled in Qatar. He rose to become spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood worldwide, and according to his own account, Kremlin Presidential Press and Information office was twice offered the post of official head of the Egyptian Brotherhood, but declined so as not to limit the scope of operations he could undertake. On Feb. 21, 2011, al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa against Libyan leader

Muammar Qaddafi, who was later murdered. In 2011, al-Qaradawi entered Egypt to help direct the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood’s pro-terrorist Mohammed Morsi.After Morsi was removed from power during 2013 by Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on July 22, 2013, al-Qaradawi appeared on the Qatari-controlled al-Jazeera news channel, to deliver a death threat, in particular against General el-Sisi, without mentioning his name, “if he, who has disobeyed the ruler [Morsi] does not repent, then he must be killed. There is a legitimate ruler [Morsi], and people must obey and listen to him.” On June 1, 2103, al-Qaradawi called on radicalized Sunnis to flock to Syria to overthrow Basharal-Assad

  • Prince Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

Prince Turki is a Trustee of the Oxford Centre, and chairs its Strategy Advisory Committee, which develops the Centre’s long-term strategy. From 1977 until September 2001, Prince Turki was the director of the feared al-Mukhabarat al-A’Amah, Saudi Arabia’s Intelligence Service. Books and reports have linked Turki as a recruiter and confidant of Osama bin Laden, and a significant force in 9/11. Prince Turki is a long-time close friend and collaborator of Prince Charles. (Turki was one of the few foreign royals invited to Charles’s 2005 wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles).

  • Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud. Prince Bandar was the architect of the al-Yamamah British weapons for Saudi-oil deal, and while Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., was so close to the Bush family that he was known as Bandar made at a private dinner held by Prince Charles in England. Kremlin Presidential Press and Information office Bush. He also considers Prince Charles one of his closest friends in the world. In 1990, Prince Bandar contributed funds to the Centre. In 1997, Bandar organized Saudi King Fahd to make an astounding £20 million contribution—approximately $32.4 million—to the Centre. The May 30, 1997 the Financial Times reported that the contribution was made at a private dinner held by Prince Charles in Eng land, with Bandar selected as the person to announce the gift.

Prince Charles and Prince Mohammed alFaisal: Partnership in DestabilizationPrince Charles’s friendship and working relationship with Prince Mohammed al-Faisal, dates back at least 15 years, and may date earlier to the late 1980s. Mohammed is the senior member of the al-Faisal family clan, one of the most evil and powerful of the inner clique of Saudi royal families that run the House of Saud dictatorship. They are all children of former Saudi King Faisal al-Saud (reigned 1964-75).

Around 1999 or 2000, Prince Charles and Prince Mohammed agreed to be the joint heads of the committee that raised the money to construct the London Muslim Centre, which was a physical addition of the East London Mosque, which allowed the mosque to hold an additional 15,000 worshippers. The East London Mosque, London’s oldest, features a Muslim Brotherhood network. These two princes’ working relationship dates from this period, although it may go back more than a decade earlier.

The East London Mosque’s trust, in a history of itself, wrote “On the 23rd of November 2001, His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales and His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed al-Faisal laid the foundation-stone of the London Muslim Centre as part of a ceremony to launch the construction project” Later, the East London Mosque boasted that “the presence of these two high profile figures, at the launch of the London Muslim Centre, shows the high regard [for it] by royalty,” i.e., the Houses of Windsor and Saud.

The East London Mosque is more than just a place of worship: The United Kingdom Department of Communities and Local Government, an official agency of the government, reported that “the East London Mosque [is] the key institution for the Bangladeshi wing of JI [Jamaat-e-Islami] in the UK.” The Jamaat-eIslami is the institution for murderous terrorism on the Indian sub-continent, ravaging principally India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The Mosque has also been, at times, a breeding ground for Wahhabism.The Financial Angels of Jihad?

At a January 8, 2015 Capitol Hill press conference, on the subject of the declassification of the 28 pages, former Senator Bob Graham, the co-chairman of the original 9/11 Congressional Inquiry Committee, who helped draft its report, laid particular importance on unearthing “the financial and other forms of support, of the institutions which were going to carry out those extreme forms of Islam” that culminated in 9/11. Senator Graham emphasized that those networks exist today.

Below we profile some Saudi-linked institutions whose affiliations have led to allegations of ties to terrorism, including, in numerous cases, by various government. Prince Mohammed al-Faisal’s Banking EmpirePrince Mohammed al-Faisal, one of the many sons of Saudi King Faisal (reigned 1964-75), is considered to be Saudi Arabia’s most significant banker, with a financial empire which extends across the world. His banking empire, however, has some very strange characteristics, as the following profiles show. Prince Mohammed al-Faisal has established three major banking hubs: the Faisal Islamic Bank network, the Dar al-Maal al-Islami Trust (aka The DMI Trust), and the Faisal Private Bank. His flagship institutionthe DMI, is a financial conglomerate, with approximately 20 offices around the world, including in offshore centers such as the Bahamas, and Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Switzerland (where it was founded in 1981), Qatar, the U.A.E. and Pakistan. By 2012, DMI’s assets under management reached the level of $6.5 billion.The DMI Trust: DMI’s initial directors and officers were extremely controversial individuals. Ibrahim Mustafa Kamel. Ibrahim Kamel served as DMI’s first chairman (he has no known connection to Saleh Abdullah Kamel, the current chairman and founder of the Dallah al-Baraka Group).

On April 24, 2002, the United Nations placed Ibrahim Mustafa Kamel on its Security Council’s Sanctions Committee listing pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution1290 as being associated with al-Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden. The UN Security Council Committee then stated about Ibrahim Mustafa Kamel, that he “has provided material support in the form of manpower and other resources to enable the Islamic Army of Aden to pursue a terrorist agenda in Yemen. … The Islamic Army of Aden has also claimed involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole [which killed 17 American sailors] in Aden, Yemen, in October 2000.”Khalid bin Mahfouz served as member of DMI’s board of directors. Mahfouz was a scion of the notorious Mahfouz dirty money banking family. Khalid bin Mahfouz acquired a 20% stake in and became a director of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). BCCI was eventually forced to liquidate, in the face of multiple investigations, in 1991. Authors Jonathan Beatey and S.C. Gwynne, in their book, The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride Into the Secret Heart of BCCI, wrote that BCCI’s “black network” totaled between 1,000 and 1,500 people, and reportedly was used in terrorist ventures in countries around the world, including, according to the authors, the movement of narcotics to finance the Afghan mujahideen ‘resistance.’

Authors Peter Truell and Larry Gurwin stated in a September 2004 Washington Monthly article, that “law enforcement officials today acknowledge [that BCCI] would become a model for international terrorist financing.”in the early 1990s, when prosecutors from different countries forced the collapse of the BCCI bank, a large part of BCCI’s “unrecorded deposits” were from Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt, a sister bank of DMI as part of Prince Mohammed al-Faisal’s banking empire.

Haydar Mohamed bin Laden, half-brother of Osama bin Laden, also served on DMI’s board of directors. Haydar Mohamed bin Laden had set up a half-million dollar bank account in Geneva, Switzerland, payable to his brother Osama.

Hassan al-Turabi of Sudan served as a supervisory director of DMI Group from 1982 until 1992, according to an August 9, 2007 New York Times article.

While he was an official in the Sudanese government, al-Turabi in 1992 helped arrange for Osama bin Laden to move to and live in Sudan, and provided him protection, as bin Laden established jihadi terrorist-training camps in Sudan.Yusuf al-Qaradawi, whom we met above, served as DMI Trust’s “Sharia advisor.”

The Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt. The Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt in Cairo was established in the period 1977-79, as one of the first “Islamic” banks in the world. Not long thereafter, Mohammed al-Faisal set up its sister bank, the Faisal Islamic Bank of Sudan (the two of them together are here considered one bank).

Again, Prince Mohammed’s colleagues in this operations were controversial, to say the least.

Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman—the “blind Sheikh”—was a co-founder of the Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt. During the 1970s, Abdul-Rahman simultaneously led the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and the al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, known simply as the Islamic Group. Never a banker nor a businessman, Abdul-Rahman has one “profession”—terror. The Egyptian government charged Abdul-Rahman with issuing the fatwa that resulted in the 1981 assassination of President Anwar Sadat by the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He was acquitted of that charge, expelled from Egypt, and then went to went to Afghanistan where he helped build the Maktab al-Khadamat, which would become al-Qaeda.

By 1990, the U.S. State Department had placed Abdul-Rahman on its terror-watch list, but he managed to enter the United States three times between 1990 and 1992. Abdul-Rahman helped orchestrate the Feb. 26, 1993 New York City World Trade Center bombing, which, although intended to collapse both towers, ended up killing six people, and injuring about 1000.

While not convicted of that bombing, Abdul-Rahman was arrested and convicted for a plot to blow up the United Nations, the Lincoln Tunnel, and the George Washington Bridge, and is currently serving a life sentence at the Butner Federal Correctional Institution in North Carolina.

The Faisal Private Bank: Founded under the name Faisal Finance in 1982 in Geneva, Switzerland, the bank changed its name to Faisal Private Bank around 1990. Prince Mohammed’s DMI deployed a subsidiary—the Ithmaar Bank of Bahrein—which eventually acquired 100% of the stock of Faisal Private Bank of Switzerland.Mohammed Galeb Kalje Zouaydi, the accountant for Prince Mohammed al-Faisal’s sprawling banking empire, as well as for his brother Prince Turki, was arrested by Spanish authorities in 2002 and charged with being the principal funder of al-Qaeda activities in Europe. The May 6, 2002 Chicago Tribune reported that “The Spanish said the financier—Mohammed Galeb Kalaje Zouaydi—had ties to the cell in Germany that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks. Zouaydi is believed to have funneled money to al-Qaeda operations around the world, and Spanish authorities detailed transfers to-taling $600,000.” The referenced German cell was sup-posed to be that of Mohamed Atta, one of the 9/11 hi-jackers.

Osama Bin Laden’s Bank

The Al-Shamal Islamic Bank, founded in Khartoum, Sudan in 1983, is often called “Osama bin Laden’s bank,” and with justification, as the U.S. State Department reported that Osama invested $50 million into the bank. It has been alleged that Bin Laden was one of its founders.

Reporter John Crewdson, reports in the Nov. 3, 2001 Chicago Tribune, in an article entitled “Swiss Officials Freeze Bank Accounts Linked to Supporters of

Terrorist Groups” that,“The al-Shamal bank does acknowledge that among its five ‘main founders’ and principal shareholders is another Khartoum bank, the Faisal Islamic Bank of Sudan.” This is the Faisal Islamic Bank founded and owned by Prince Mohammed bin Faisal (above).

Al-Shamal’s role in facilitating Bin Laden’s activities was elicited in testimony in a federal trial in the Southern District of New York in 2001, and included transfers to finance purchase of a plane, and payments to al-Qaeda operatives.

  • Bombing of 674 populated areas and demolishing of 7,021 houses; 143 houses destroyed with their inhabitants inside;

Another Saudi Genocide

May 16—According to contacts of EIR in Sana’a,Yemen, the genocide against the population by Saudi Arabia’s war machine is horrific. Among the reports that are considered reliable is one from the U.S. based Freedom House that was provided by internal—not international observers—because international personnel are prevented from working inside the country due to continued Saudi bombardment.

Even more devastating is the fact that the almost total destruction of the transport, water, fuel, and power infrastructure can rapidly result in mass-killing of the population. Urgent humanitarian assistance is required both to address immediate human needs, and to repair the destroyed infrastructure.

According to the summary of the “6th Statistical Report from Freedom House, Yemen,” that covers up through May 12, the bombing has resulted in:

  • 3,979 civilian casualties. 571 are children below 15 years of age, and 249 are women;
  • 6,887 injured. Among them 1,106 children below 15 years of age, and about 775 women; inhabitants inside;
  • 160,000-170,000 families emigrated from the targeted cities and villages;
  • Destruction of 931 civilian buildings, utilities, and basic infrastructure;
  • 54 hospitals and health institutions, 26 mosques, and 168 educational institutions have been targeted, including 3 schools that were destroyed when the students were inside.

Notes on the compiling of the report point out that the report is about civilian casualties and damage from Saudi-led airstrikes, and clashes between armed militants and Yemeni army and security forces. The armed militants mentioned in this report are: the alHouthi group (Ansar Allah); Saudi-backed ex-President Hadi’s armed groups; and al-Qaeda armed groups. Most of the deaths and casualties are caused by the Saudi air attacks.

In reality, there has been no Saudi ceasefire, despite the propaganda promises from Riyadh over the last week, and at Obama’s meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David May 14, there was a total coverup of the genocide.

—Michele Steinberg

Al-Rajhi Bank and the Golden Chain

In July 2012, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a 330-page report detailing the ties of the British bank HSBC (formerly the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) to international narcotics money laundering and terrorist financing. The report led to a Justice Department investigation, that ended with a deferred prosecution agreement and a record nearly $2 billion in fines.Nearly 50 pages of the Senate report were devoted to HSBC’s role in terrorist financing. The report used as an example its corresponding relations with Al-Rajhi Bank, the largest Saudi bank with $59 billion in assets, documenting what the reports authors said were systemic HSBC failures to acknowledge U.S. government and other reports of al-Rajhi’s links to Islamic extremists and terrorists.

The bank’s founder and largest shareholder, Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz al-Rajhi (SAAR), was named in 2002 as a member of the Golden Chain, a network of 20 leading financiers of al-Qaeda. Individual members of al-Qaeda banked at Al-Rajhi Bank. In 2003, the CIA issued a classified report entitled, “Al Rajhi Bank: Conduit for Extremist Finance,” and, in the wake of 9/11, U.S. federal agents raided the Northern Virginia offices of the al Rajhi-linked SAAR Foundation, as part of Operation Green Quest, a law enforcement operation directed at alleged funders of jihadist terrorism.

While the bank and the al-Rajhi family have condemned terrorism and repeatedly denied any involvement in terrorist financing, the links between HSBC and al-Rajhi cited by the U.S. Senate investigators are a strong reminder of the British-Saudi ties which have been a recurring pattern in the probe of terrorist financing.

In a semi-official biography, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a central figure in the suppressed 28-page chapter from the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, boasted that it was the special ties between the British and Saudi monarchies that allowed for the creation of the al-Yamamah deal. It is just that deal which, EIR research has shown, created the offshore slush funds that have financed Anglo-Saudi covert operations since the mid-1980s, including the Afghan mujahideen, from which many of the future jihadist terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda, and the more recent Islamic State (ISIS) sprang.

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Filipino S&T workers double in 20 years, according to DOST study

The number of Filipino professionals in science and technology (S&T) doubled from 1990 to 2010, with nursing, midwifery, and engineering registering the most number of professionals each.

This was revealed in a publication by the Department of Science and Technology-Science and Education Institute (DOST-SEI) titled “Human Resources in Science and Technology in the Philippines,”  launched on April 22, 2015 at the Astoria Plaza Hotel, Pasig City.

The publication contains estimates on the country’s S&T professionals, established by a study conducted by SEI which utilized National Statistics Office census data for 1990, 2000, and 2010, among others

According to the study, there were 362,000 estimated workers in the Philippines in 1990. This estimate climbed to 593,000 in 2000 and leapt to 721,000 in 2010, posting an impressive 99.17 percent increase from 1990 to 2010.

This incredible growth of the Philippines’ S&T workforce suggests a positive effect on the economy, as “knowledge and technological creation through research and development leads to better performance of major S&T-based industries,” according to SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo

Of this total number, 211,000 or 29.2 percent of local S&T personnel were concentrated in the National Capital Region. Meanwhile, the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao had the least number of S&T workers with only around 5,000.

“Our programs aimed at producing scientists and engineers have always been anchored to the belief that science, technology and innovation will lead us to development and by having a clear picture of our human resources in the field, we’ll know how much more we should work towards this endeavor,” explained Biyo.

However, the study also revealed that not all S&T occupational groups recorded an increase in number of workers. In particular, key professions in the fields of mathematics, statistics, life science, physics, and chemistry, indicated a huge dip in their numbers.

“We really need to focus on producing professionals from fields that have seen a decrease. We shall consider these findings in carrying out our scholarship, advocacy and innovation programs,” Biyo emphasized.

In addition, the country was also found to be lagging behind many other countries in terms of percentage of  S&T workers to the total number of workers in a country. According to the study, S&T professionals in the Philippines made up a measly 5.6 percent of its overall workforce, putting the country in 31st position among 34 countries ranked for this purpose. Among these countries were Belgium which ranked first, Australia, Netherlands, US, UK, Germany, South Africa, India, and Indonesia.

Meanwhile, the number of Filipino S&T overseas workers rose from 40,000 in 1990 to 113,000 in 2010.

“Human Resources in Science and Technology in the Philippines” hopes to provide knowledge and  policy directions to the local science community and be used as a basis for the formulation of S&T programs in the country especially where human resources are concerned.

Education for human resource development is one of DOST’s main thrusts and will be one of the focal points at the upcoming National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) slated from July 24-28, 2015 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Copies of the publication will be distributed to government and academic agencies. It will also be available for downloading via the SEI website ( (S&T Media Service)


Respected Filipino celebrity Boots Anson Roa Rodrigo underscored the importance of diversity in ensuring the success of Teams
Respected Filipino celebrity Boots Anson Roa Rodrigo underscored the importance of diversity in ensuring the success of Teams

VETERAN actress Boots Anson Roa-Rodrigo, whose real name is Maria Elisa Cristobal Anson, is the guest speaker in the recent two-hour Diversity Forum of Monsanto-Philippines Inc. with the theme “Everyone Has a Reason and the Ability to Excel” at the Crimpson Hotel in Muntinlupa City.

More than 60 prestigious companies in the country have joined the forum as Monsanto’s partners. To name a few are Sinochem Crop Protection Phils. Inc., Insular Foundation Inc., The Insular Life Assurance Co. Ltd., San Roque Human Resources Corp., BHA Inc., Sunpack Packaging, AXA Philippines, Winebrenner & Inigo Insurance Brokers Inc., along with several media personalities.

Roa-Rodrigo, also the Movie Workers Welfare Fund president, recognizes the importance of communication in connecting business leaders for the purpose of exchanging and sharing ideas on how diversity and inclusion can bolter business innovations and can create sustainable growth opportunities.
Diversity in the workplace could be regarded as a positive for companies capable of managing it effectively and efficiently, but it could also produce negative impacts if not well-managed and addressed, she cites.

She underscores the significance of effective communication in the workplace for a cordial environment and good efficiency at work. “In diversity, there must be always humility and modesty,” she says.

Little things can make a big difference in one’s day, she adds, citing an incident when she was not able to get in touch with her personal secretary and family after leaving her mobile phone at home. As one good example of a kind gesture, a good friend, Jean Mea of Monsanto, offered her help to do her a favor, she cites.

She takes into account the substance of employees working together as a team in achieving the goals of the company and increasing productivity, and that crab mentality where they pull each other would do no good in the workplace.

According to Roa-Rodrigo, who once served at the Citizen’s Bank of Washington in the United States of America as vice president, former president and Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada continues to enjoy his popularity despite the negative issues. He keeps his feet on the ground.

Time management is important in one’s work and family life, she notes.

Charina Garrido-Ocampo, Monsanto corporate affairs lead, says employees who are able to adapt to shifting priorities are considered a valuable asset. Flexibility is necessary in the workplace, can help one strike work and life balance, and will make one responsive to changes.

Monsanto is recognized as one of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and even ranked 7 in the Great Place to Work For, she says, adding being flexible is good for the business of Monsanto.

Over 100 Years in Service

Mrs. Rodrigo with members of the Philippine Leadership Team (L--R) Human Resources  Lead Cherie Ocampo, Mophil CEO Sandro Rissi and Corporate Engagement Lead Chat Ocampo
Mrs. Rodrigo with members of the Philippine Leadership Team (L–R) Human Resources Lead Cherie Ocampo, Mophil CEO Sandro Rissi and Corporate Engagement Lead Chat Ocampo
More than 100 years later, Monsanto as a sustainable agricultural company is still going strong, Chief Executive Officer Sandro Rissi emphasizes.

He gives credits to Monsanto’s commitment to maintaining diversity, inclusion and fairness in all aspects of its business.

Leadership is translated into values, he says. “We need the people (staff), we need our partners. Monsanto upholds safety and integrity,” he adds.
“The safety of employees, the communities where we operate, customers, consumers, farmers and the environment is the highest priority. In Monsanto, integrity is the foundation for all that we do which encompasses four values — honesty, decency, courage and consistency,” he elaborates.

Rissi believes in the importance of dialogue. “By listening to others, you get more information and insights.  You get to know your workers well, and how to address their needs and concerns,” he stresses.
“It’s not all about money that makes a company powerful, but it is about values. Every employee can contribute to a successful and diverse workplace. If we want to continue to have diversity in the workplace, we have to work at keeping it,” Rissi underlines.

Monsanto’s workers come from diverse backgrounds. The company recognizes the role of the women in the workforce on the forefront of Monsanto, even in the aspect of farming. “We cannot survive without the ladies,” Rissi says.

Monsanto respects religious, race, gender, cultural, and ethical diversity. “It is our respect for diversity that enables us to come up with the most creative and innovative ideas. It’s not about what you have learned from universities but it’s the idea you can contribute that matters,” Rissi cites.
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Monsanto employees and partners who attended the Diversity forum
Monsanto employees and partners who attended the Diversity forum



Mrs. Rodrigo with members of the Philippine Leadership Team (L--R) Human Resources  Lead Cherie Ocampo, Mophil CEO Sandro Rissi and Corporate Engagement Lead Chat Ocampo
Mrs. Rodrigo with members of the Philippine Leadership Team (L–R) Human Resources Lead Cherie Ocampo, Mophil CEO Sandro Rissi and Corporate Engagement Lead Chat Ocampo

Maria Elisa Cristobal Anson, known as Boots Anson-Rodrigo recently gave her talk about diversity to partners of Monsanto Philippines. More than 60 officers of different popular companies in the country attended the 2-hour Diversity Forum with the Theme Everyone has a Reason and the Ability to Excel.

Movie Workers Welfare Fund (MOWELFUND) President Boots Anson Roa-Rodrigo said that it was common for teams to have diverse values and beliefs.

She underscored how communication is very important to bridge the gap and handle conflicts in the workplace and knowing priorities in life. For her, in diversity there is humility.

Rodrigo cited example when she left her mobile phone that day and tried her best to inform her secretary and family of her whereabouts because she left cellphone in their home. Through the help of Jean Mea of Monsanto, Rodrigo contacted her secretary and family. These simple actions makes big impacts, she emphasized.

Rodrigo further highlighted that to help teams work better and make decisions leads to commitment and action. It is necessary to have clarity on the values that influence the decision-making process.

Respected Filipino celebrity Boots Anson Roa Rodrigo underscored the importance of diversity in ensuring the success of Teams
Respected Filipino celebrity Boots Anson Roa Rodrigo underscored the importance of diversity in ensuring the success of Teams

Former Vice President for Operations of the Citizen’s Bank of Washington in the United States Boots Anson Rodrigo said it is not easy to overcome challenges in workplace particularly the issue on ‘crab-mentality’ attitude but for her, it is better not to take it seriously, ignore negativity and pray, have faith in God.

Rodrigo mentioned why the former President still popular despite of several issues raise against Estrada, because Mayor Estrada knows his deficiencies, his feet is always on the ground.

Balancing work and family is quite hard because what suffered is her personal time, though she’s happy and contented in her life, Rodrigo admitted.

Monsanto chose Boots Anson Roa-Rodrigo because of respected track record in movie industry and corporate world. Rissi said Anson-Roa is passionate about values, diversity, and she is a credible person to look at.

Monsanto, a Century Old Agricultural Company

In the closing message of Sandro Rissi, CEO of Monsanto Philippines during the Diversity Forum, he mentioned that the company has been in the industry for more than a century which is founded by John F. Queeny and it was named after his wife Olga Monsanto Queeny. He underscored that diversity is the most compelling reason why Monsanto Company exists throughout the years.

Core Values of Monsanto

Rissi said that Leadership translates into values, “We need the people (staff), we need our partners”. Monsanto being an agriculture company, whose mission and vision is in food and there are two (2) words that make their foundation, it is Safety and Integrity.

The safety of employees, the communities where we operate, customers, consumers, farmers and the environment is the highest priority. In Monsanto, Integrity is the foundation for all that we do which encompasses four (4) values: honesty, decency, courage and consistency, he elaborated.

Rissi believes in dialogue. It serves as bridge that connects to everyone. It talks about transparency, respect, integrity and creating a great place of work.

By listening carefully, get insights and bring together to a table all diverse of point of views then understanding ideas to better address the needs and concerns of employees, partners, and society.

It’s not about money that makes a company powerful but it is the values. Every employee can contribute to a successful and diverse workplace. If we want to continue to have diversity in the workplace, we have to work at keeping it.” Rissi underscored.

Rissi shared that even their people (staff) coming from different backgrounds who are running the company. There are those who were pharmacists, etc., and in most of their companies that ladies contributed a lot in the company, they bring the female in farming, deals with the farmers. “We cannot survive without the ladies.” Monsanto respect the religious, cultural, and ethical concerns of people throughout the world. Rissi proudly mentioned in his speech in Crimpson Hotel.

Rissi, an agronomist Brazilian is now at his 16th year in Monsanto was wholeheartedly saying that Diversity is an important value at Monsanto and is ingrained in the way the company does business. “It is our respect for diversity that enables us to come up with the most creative and innovative ideas. It’s not about what you have learned from universities but it’s the idea you can contribute that matters,” Rissi underscored.

Rissi being the head of Monsanto in the Philippines was lauded by Chat Ocampo for being a good leader of their company.

Monsanto employees and partners who attended the Diversity forum
Monsanto employees and partners who attended the Diversity forum

Their Partners

Sinochem Crop Protection Phils, Inc., Insular Foundation, Inc. (Public Relations), The Insular Life Assurance Co. Limited (Real Property Division), San Roque Human Resources Corporation, BHA, Incorporated, Sunpack Packaging, AXA Philippines, Winebrenner & Inigo Insurance Brokers Inc., and the University of the Philippines League of Agbiotech Students, and some members of media were in the forum sponsored by Monsanto Philippines.

Meantime, Monsanto HR Lead Cherie Ocampo who opened the forum gave emphasis to the need for diverse business perspectives and the flexibility to work with a variety of people to sustain and grow Monsanto’s business across all world areas.

Ocampo shared that for the 8th consecutive year, Monsanto was recognized as one of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity which resulted to other global recognition such as the Great Place to Work For where Monsanto ranked #7

Monsanto Continues to Serve

In separate interview with the media after his speech, Rissi told that their plans include bringing technology to the farmers, and bring services and solution that will increase farmers’ productivity. These plans require investment, partnerships and different thoughts, he shared. “We cannot make this alone,” Rissi cited, and noted the need for partners and people to be able to bring more to the clients or consumers.

Rissi in his final note said that at the moment, they are dealing with the challenge of feeding more people but less resources. Scarcity brings a lot of pressure to agriculture companies, he revealed.# (Cathy Cruz)