Adnan Khashoggi

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Biography

Controversies

Defense contractor lobbying

Iran-Contra

Main article: Iran-Contra

Drug trafficking

Main articles: Drug trafficking#Crashed Mexican drug planes

9/11 flight schools

Main article: Wally Hilliard

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Election rigging

Related articles: Theresa LePore, Triad GSI

Political connections

US intelligence

Saudi intelligence

Corporate connections

Business ventures

  • Triad International Holding Company
    • ...
  • Genesis Intermedia
  • Triad GSI?

Lobbying clients

Business partners

See also

References

  1. Daniel Hopsicker, "Terror Flight School Owner’s Lear Flew Saudis on Unsupervised Flights", 2004/05/04 (old version)

External links

  • Peter Dale Scott, "The State, the Deep State, and the Wall Street Overworld", 2014/03
    • "In 1966 Copeland, while technically on leave from Booz Allen, made close contact with Adnan Khashoggi, a young Arab who was in the course of becoming both a “principal foreign agent” of the U.S. and also extremely wealthy on the commissions he earned from Lockheed and other military firms on arms sales to Saudi Arabia.66 (“To give some sense of the size of the business, the company acknowledged in the mid-1970s that it had provided $106 million in commissions to Khashoggi between 1970 and 1975, more than ten times the level of payments made to the next most important connection, Yoshi [sic] Kodama of Japan.”67"
    • "Khashoggi in effect served as a “cutout,” or representative, in a number of operations forbidden to the CIA and the companies he worked with. Lockheed, for one, was conspicuously absent from the list of military contractors who contributed illicitly to Nixon’s 1972 election campaign. But there was no law prohibiting their official representative, Khashoggi, from cycling $200 million through the bank of Nixon’s friend Bebe Rebozo."
    • "Khashoggi of course did not introduce such corruption to American politics; he merely joined a milieu where defense companies had used money and girls for years to win defense contracts in Washington and Las Vegas.83 Prominent in this practice was Howard Hughes, whom Khashoggi soon joined in international investments. (After a Senate investigator on Khashoggi’s trail registered at the Hughes-owned Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, a blonde came unexpectedly to his hotel room, and said, “I’m here for your pleasure.”)"
    • "The power exerted by Khashoggi and Moss was not limited to Khashoggi’s access to funds and women. By the 1970s, Moss was chairman of the elite Safari Club in Kenya, where he invited Khashoggi in as majority owner.91 The exclusive property became the venue for an alliance between intelligence agencies that wished to compensate for the CIA’s retrenchment in the wake of President Carter’s election and Senator Church’s post-Watergate reforms.92"
  • Skyhigh Resources Ltd. in Vancouver - used for Iran-Contra funding; worth asking if this was linked to the fraud of people like Michael K. Graye (of Premier Election Solutions) on the Vancouver Stock Exchange, which also tied into the 2001 WAMEX scandal on the New York Stock Exchange led by Graye associate Roger DeTrano and also involving Leslie Greyling
    • UPI, "Khashoggi sends small Canadian stock sky-high", 1986/11/14: "It took only four months for the vast riches of Saudi Arabia's Adnan Khashoggi to send the value of a Vancouver penny mining stock soaring by more than 5,000 percent. And Khashoggi did it without even setting foot in Vancouver. 'I'm hoping to meet Mr. Khashoggi soon,' Ronald Philp, president of Vancouver-based Skyhigh Resources Ltd., said Friday. On Thursday, Philp issued a two-paragraph statement announcing that Khashoggi, a jet-setting international arms dealer whose personal worth is conservately estimated at $10 billion, was Skyhigh's new chairman. [...] Skyhigh also announced Thursday that it had entered an agreement to purchase Edgington Oil Co. of Long Beach, Calif. Edgington is a refining and marketing conglomerate owned by Triad Energy Corp., which is owned by Triad Holding Corp., which is owned by Khashoggi's family. [...] The Vancouver Stock Exchange has a reputation of being a free-wheeling loosely regulated venture capital market. Many of the companies listed on the exchange are non-producing resource exploration companies. Through Triad Holdings, Khashoggi rules a business empire with 52 subsidiaries in 33 countries on five continents. He began amassing his fortune by acting as an agent for U.S. and European defense contractors selling arms to the Saudi Arabian government." - worth asking if Edington Oil in Long Beach CA is tied to Fleet White Sr. or Fleet White Jr.?
    • UPI, "Royal Canadian Mounted Police began an investigation Friday into...", 1986/12/12: "Royal Canadian Mounted Police began an investigation Friday into the alleged financial involvement of Canadian businessmen, including two from Toronto, in the shipping of arms to Iran. Responding to questions, Deputy Prime Minister Donald Mazankowski said the Toronto businessmen, accountant-developer Donald Fraser and real estate dealer Ernest Miller, are 'part of the investigation. All of this information is being investigated.' Mazankowski, who revealed the probe, told Canada's Parliament the government has also asked Israel's ambassador to Canada to cooperate 'because there is some suggestion of their involvement.' One of the businessmen, Fraser, is connected to Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi and another Toronto businessman, Timothy Arjund Khan, in the Vancouver company of Skyhigh Resources Ltd. [...] Earlier, it was reported that Khashoggi brought in some Canadian investors to put up the money for an August shipment of arms to Iran that the United States adminstration expected to lead to release of American hostages in Beriut. [...] On Sept. 19, Skyhigh announced that Robert Shaheen, working out of Khashoggi's corporate headquarters in Riyadh, had agreed to join Skyhigh as vice president in charge of international affairs. Shaheen is the son of the late New York oil company executive John Shaheen, a one-time employer of Roy Furmark. Furmark is a New York businessman and former client of CIA Director William Casey. [...] Sources told United Press International that John Shaheen worked with Casey in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II."
  • New York Times, "SAUDI BUSINESSMAN IN IRAN AFFAIR TELLS OF 'PLAYING GAMES' WITH U.S. AIDES", 1987/03/10 - appears that Khashoggi was trying to exonerate the CIA from responsibility in Iran-Contra: "The Saudi businessman who helped finance the sale of arms to Iran, Adnan Khashoggi, says he played games within games with William J. Casey, the former Director of Central Intelligence, and with other American officials involved in the Iran-contra affair. Mr. Khashoggi, accompanied by a business associate, Roy Furmark, described some of these games that resulted in the deception of United States officials and agencies in a long interview in his apartment here over the weekend. Mr. Khashoggi's account of his role in the sales of American arms to Iran differed in some respects from his previous public statements. [...] The information provided by Mr. Khashoggi indicates that Saudi money was the principal source of funds for the Iran arms sales, and that the money from the Iran sales in turn supported private operations by Colonel North and his associates, including support for the contras."
  • New York Times, "C.I.A. NOMINEE TIED TO '85 MEMO URGING IRAN ARMS DEALS", 1987/02/23: "Robert M. Gates, the nominee to be Director of Central Intelligence, agreed to send the White House a memo in 1985 that favored arms dealings with Iran, even though he knew its reasoning was at odds with conclusions reached by his analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency, intelligence sources said today. The memo was sent out with the signature of William J. Casey, then the Director of Central Intelligence. [...] the 1985 memo, written as a think piece by Graham Fuller, a senior analyst, suggested that the United States should permit Western allies to sell arms to Iran as a means of enhancing Western influence and blocking the efforts of the Soviet Union. [...] At the confirmation hearing last week, Mr. Gates was questioned about the Fuller memo, and asked why its reasoning appeared to closely resemble a paper provided to the National Security Council by Adnan M. Khashoggi, a Saudi arms dealer who was later a prominent figure in the American arms dealings with Teheran. Mr. Gates told the Senate committee that he had not seen the Khashoggi document."
  • Colombian cartel drug trafficking
    • DIA report 91-5651948
    • Daniel Hopsicker, "Drug Lords, Drug ‘Ladies,’ & Alvaro Uribe’s sister-in-law", 2012/08/16: "But this is at least the the fourth time credible allegations of involvement in drug trafficking have been leveled against Uribe. A declassified report made public in 1991 by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), directly linked then-senator Alvaro Uribe to Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel (as well as naming Saudi financier Adnan Khashoggi as a trafficker). [...] Then in 2007 another US intelligence report was leaked to the LA Times by a CIA official described as “unhappy that Uribe's government had not been held to account by the Bush administration.”"
  • CNN, "KHASHOGGI TO TEAM UP WITH MARC RICH?", 1990/08/13: "Fresh from being found not guilty of helping Imelda Marcos hide some of the $200 million she was accused -- and acquitted -- of stealing from the Philippine treasury, Saudi financier Adnan Khashoggi, 55, is back in business. He plans to get into Moscow retailing by taking over an empty government industrial building and stocking it with imported Western goods like home furnishings and consumer electronics. Can Soviets afford such luxuries? Russians line up to buy Big Macs, he says confidently. He projects $50 million in sales a year. Getting any profits out is another matter, since they'll be in rubles. Khashoggi's solution: A hookup with U.S. tax fugitive Marc Rich, 56. Since 1983 Rich has been a resident of Zug, Switzerland -- where the Justice Department can't grab him -- operating as an international commodities trader. Khashoggi says Rich can help him repatriate profits by swapping them for the Soviet petrochemicals and other products that Rich handles, and which can be exported."
  • New Yorker, "Lunch With the Chairman" by Seymour M. Hersh, 2003/03/09: "Khashoggi is still brokering. In January of this year, he arranged a private lunch, in France, to bring together Harb Saleh al-Zuhair, a Saudi industrialist whose family fortune includes extensive holdings in construction, electronics, and engineering companies throughout the Middle East, and Richard N. Perle, the chairman of the Defense Policy Board, who is one of the most outspoken and influential American advocates of war with Iraq."
    • "[Richard] Perle is also a managing partner in a venture-capital company called Trireme Partners L.P., which was registered in November, 2001, in Delaware. Trireme’s main business, according to a two-page letter that one of its representatives sent to Khashoggi last November, is to invest in companies dealing in technology, goods, and services that are of value to homeland security and defense. The letter argued that the fear of terrorism would increase the demand for such products in Europe and in countries like Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

      The letter mentioned the firm’s government connections prominently: “Three of Trireme’s Management Group members currently advise the U.S. Secretary of Defense by serving on the U.S. Defense Policy Board, and one of Trireme’s principals, Richard Perle, is chairman of that Board.” The two other policy-board members associated with Trireme are Henry Kissinger, the former Secretary of State (who is, in fact, only a member of Trireme’s advisory group and is not involved in its management), and Gerald Hillman, an investor and a close business associate of Perle’s who handles matters in Trireme’s New York office. The letter said that forty-five million dollars had already been raised, including twenty million dollars from Boeing; the purpose, clearly, was to attract more investors, such as Khashoggi and Zuhair."
    • "[...] In August, the Saudi government was dismayed when the Washington Post revealed that the Defense Policy Board had received a briefing on July 10th from a Rand Corporation analyst named Laurent Murawiec, who depicted Saudi Arabia as an enemy of the United States, and recommended that the Bush Administration give the Saudi government an ultimatum to stop backing terrorism or face seizure of its financial assets in the United States and its oil fields. Murawiec, it was later found, is a former editor of the Executive Intelligence Review, a magazine controlled by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., the perennial Presidential candidate, conspiracy theorist, and felon. According to Time, it was Perle himself who had invited Murawiec to make his presentation."
    • "Perle’s hostility to the politics of the Saudi government did not stop him from meeting with potential Saudi investors for Trireme. Khashoggi and Zuhair told me that they understood that one of Trireme’s objectives was to seek the help of influential Saudis to win homeland-security contracts with the Saudi royal family for the businesses it financed. The profits for such contracts could be substantial. Saudi Arabia has spent nearly a billion dollars to survey and demarcate its eight-hundred-and-fifty-mile border with Yemen, and the second stage of that process will require billions more. Trireme apparently turned to Adnan Khashoggi for help."
  • Daniel Hopsicker, "COINTELPRO 9.11: Khashoggi, Cults, & Mars and Venus Doing Lunch", 2004/10/13 - covers the role of Khashoggi in "9/11 truth" disinformation; suggests that Roy Cales (linked to the Yang Enterprises scandal through Tom Feeney and also to Michael Connell) was linked to "the Genesis Communications Network in Florida"