Diana - The Saudi Connection (fwd)

Francisco Lopez (d005734c@dc.seflin.org)
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 13:28:28 -0400 (EDT)

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To: MULT-CUL@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU From: Shawgi Tell, Graduate School of Education University at Buffalo, tell@acsu.buffalo.edu From: MID-EAST REALITIES <mer@middleeast.org>

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MER - Washington - 2 Sept:

At American University in Washington, D.C., there is a very large building with the name ADNAN KHASHOGGI writ large for all to see. Former Arab League Ambassador Clovis Maksoud has his office nearby. It's also quite an embarrassment however.

Once praised as an international businessman, Khashoggi is now known to have been an international arms salesman and a swindler working closely with the Saudi Royal family as an intermediary. Criminal indictments and law suits galore are now associated with his name. AU took his money before the crash, and remains stuck with his name, though rumors abound the university has been looking for some other wealthy patron to make a new deal with.

The family fortune of Emad Mohamed "Dodi" el-Fayed can be traced not to Egypt, but rather to the two sources of Muslim cash and unbridled corruption in our era - the Saudi royal family and the Sultan of Brunei.

Indeed, the main reason Dodi's father has been unable to obtain British citizenship and wasn't even sure he'd be able to bury his son in England, can be traced back to his very shady business dealings where he repeatedly lied about the source of his funds and on whose behalf he was acting.

The connection to the Saudi royal family is through Dodi's mother, the sister of Adnan Khashoggi.

And irony of ironies, much of the money that has built the Mohamed Fayed empire and that however indirectly contributed to the death of the Princess of Wales, so known in recent days for her anti-land-mines and humanitarian efforts, began as commissions and profits from arms sales.


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