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Bill Clinton, Al Gore
Doing Dubai businessBy Judi McLeod
Tuesday, March 7, 2006
So his former top political adviser finds it noteworthy that former President Bill Clinton is up to his eyeballs in dealings with Dubai.
"According to Dick Morris, author of the best-selling book, Condi vs., Hillary, Clinton is a paid agent of the crown prince of Dubai, now involved in a firestorm over its deal to take over some of the operations at six major U.S. ports." (NewsMax, March 4, 2006)
A booster of the UAE port deal, Clinton is a paid senior adviser to a company known as Yucaipa, which recently set up a relationship with a group called the Yucaipa investment group called DIGL, Morris said on The O'Reilly Factor.
"DIGL Inc. is in charge of managing the investments of the crown prince of Dubai throughout the world. Bill Clinton is paid by Yucaipa a percentage of the profits it makes, and Yucaipa said its profits have exceeded 40 percent in recent years."
An international businessman, the prince is listed by Forbes Magazine as the fifth richest person in the world. His wealth is estimated at $14-billion and he controls a worldwide empire in investment, banking construction and leisure. His $10-million contribution to a September 9/11 victims fund was rejected by then New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani after the prince suggested U.S. policies in the Middle East contributed to the terrorist attacks. (The Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity www.isic-centre.org).
Not everybody in the ex-politician category snubs the prince's money.
If Clinton is a paid agent of the crown prince of Dubai, what does that make the Hon. Al Gore, former US Vice President under Clinton?
Gore is touted as Number One in leadership on Datamatix Dubai in Datamatix's "top 100 pictures of VIPs and dignitaries.
The caption under Gore's photo has him congratulating Datamatix for its "Initiative in Connecting this Region to the Leading Edge of the 21st Century."
In another photo Gore is seen with Mohd Al Gergawi, Director General of the Dubai Technology, e-Commerce and Media Free Zone after receiving the Datamatix Lifetime Achievement Award.
How about Ms. Tipper Gore, described by Datamatix Dubai as "Public Advocate and Key Adviser to Former President of the USA, Bill Clinton?
Tipper is shown presenting the M.E. Women's Achievement Award 2002 to Ms. H. Bahwan.
Sandy Berger, former US National Security Adviser is shown photographed with Ali Al Kamali, M.D., Datamatix.
Dr. Howard Dean is shown "Receiving a Token of Appreciation from Al Kamili.
And here's a good one for you, Dick Neil Bush, Datamatix-described as "CEO of Ignite! and Brother of US President George Bush", also poses with Al Kamali for pictures.
The dollar figure for "a Token of Appreciation" to Gore, Berger, Dean, Bush and company, is not a matter of public record. But senatorial financial disclosure forms for Hillary Clinton reveal that her husband earned $450,000 giving speeches in Dubai in 2002.
Then there's former President Jimmy Carter, 2002's proud recipient of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment. The same one that comes with $500,000 that was awarded to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan this year.
There's plenty of Saudi cash doing the rounds: "The official Saudi newspaper in English, Aim al-Yaqeen, published an article on March 1, 2002 describing the Kingdom's efforts at supporting Islam worldwide. It claimed that the Kingdom had spent "astronomical" sums of many billions establishing thousands of mosques, madrassas and Islamic centres in non-Muslim countries in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Africa and Asia. Among the biggest projects was the King Fahd Islamic Center in Malaga, Spain. In addition, the Kingdom has established a number of academic chairs in some of the most respected universities in the developed world in order to "encourage understanding of the true nature of Islam by explaining clearly Muslim beliefs and by correcting misconceptions and misrepresentations," (ISIC).
Meanwhile, looks like Americans are rockin' in Dubai, everybody but Hillary, who claims she was `unaware' of Bill's Dubai ties.
Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at: [email protected]
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