9/11 Research dot Fandom dot com 2012/02/18 Abdulaziz al-Hijji https://911research.fandom.com/wiki/Abdulaziz_al-Hijji Excerpt: Al-Hijj’s name made headlines in September 2011 when the Broward Bulldog and The Miami Herald reported on a previously unknown FBI-led probe that followed the attacks — one that pointed to a possible Saudi support operation for the hijackers in Florida. A decade after the nation’s worst terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 3,000 people, al-Hijji has now been found to be living in London where he works for Aramco Overseas, the European subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state oil company. His job title is career counselor. In an email to London’s Daily Telegraph, which worked the story with Broward Bulldog, al-Hijji acknowledged a source on the story, Wissam Hammoud, had been his friend, but strongly denied any involvement in the 9/11 plot. “I have neither relation nor association with any of those bad people/criminals and the awful crime they did. 9/11 is a crime against the USA and all humankind and I’m very saddened and oppressed by these false allegations,” al-Hijji said. “I love the USA, my kids were born there, I went to college and university there, I spent a good time of my life there and I love it.” Al-Hijji’s account is supported by the FBI, which has stated: “At no time did the FBI develop evidence that connected the family members to any of the 9/11 hijackers…and there was no connection to the 9/11 plot.” In a brief interview outside his office, Al-Hijji also said he did not know Shukrijumah. “The name doesn’t ring a bell,” he said. Al-Hijji obtained a degree in August 2001 which may help to explain the sudden departure. Al-Hijji claimed to have been offered a job overseas. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Academic 2012/06/01 America, Oil, and War in the Middle East. Toby Craig Jones Journal of American History, Volume 99, Issue 1, June 2012, Pages 208–218, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jas045 https://academic.oup.com/jah/article/99/1/208/854761 Excerpt: Middle Eastern oil has enchanted global powers and global capital since the early twentieth century. Its allure has been particularly powerful for the United States. The American romance began in earnest in the 1930s, when geologists working for Standard Oil of California discovered commercial quantities of oil on the eastern shores of Saudi Arabia. In the years that followed, enchantment turned into obsession. Shortly after World War II it became clear that oil was more than merely a coveted industrial commodity. The most visible and celebrated event in that history occurred when Franklin D. Roosevelt hosted ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Ibn Saud, the founding monarch of Saudi Arabia, aboard the USSQuincy on Egypt’s Great Bitter Lake in February 1945. The meeting permanently linked Middle Eastern oil with American national security. It also helped forge one of the twentieth century’s most important strategic relationships, in which the Saudis would supply cheap oil to global markets in exchange for American protection. A bargain was made. And so too was a future tinderbox.1 Over the course of the twentieth century, preserving the security not just of Saudi Arabia but of the entire Persian Gulf region and the flow of Middle Eastern oil were among the United States’ chief political-economic concerns.2 The pursuit of American power in the Gulf has been fraught with peril and has proved costly in terms of both blood and treasure. Oil has flowed, although not without difficulty. Since the late 1970s the Gulf has been rocked by revolution and almost permanent war. Security, if measured by the absence of conflict, has been elusive, and safeguarding the Persian Gulf and the region’s oil producers has meant increasingly more direct and dearer forms of U.S. intervention. The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the American military occupation there represented only the latest stage of American militarism in the Middle East. While more considerable in scale, duration, and devastation than previous military misadventures in the region, the Iraq War was the outgrowth of several decades of strategic thinking and policy making about oil. It is true, of course, that terrorism and especially the attacks of September 11, 2001, helped accelerate the drive to war in 2003, but to focus too much on 9/11 is to overlook and discount the ways that oil and oil producers have long been militarized, the role oil has played in regional confrontation for almost four decades, and the connections between the most recent confrontation with Iraq and those of the past.3 Oil and war have become increasingly interconnected in the Middle East. Indeed, that relationship has become a seemingly permanent one. This outcome was not inevitable; the United States has not only been mired in the middle, but its approach to oil has also abetted the outcome. https://academic.oup.com/jah/article/99/1/208/854761 BBC Secret US Plans for Iraq’s Oil (3/2005; Greg Palast-BBC) Excerpt: The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil before the 9/11 attacks, sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big Oil, BBC's Newsnight has revealed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/4354269.stm Oil Empire Peak Choice: Cooperation or Collapse http://www.oilempire.us/nro.html History News Network Oil and 9-11: The Connection by William F. Shughart II Mr. Shughart is F.A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor of Economics and holder of the Robert M. Hearin Chair at The University of Mississippi. https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/963 Excerpt: Although oil companies from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Japan and South Korea pledged to provide some of the financing, the chief investor in the proposed trans-Afghanistan pipeline was the American company Unocal. To the members of the investing consortium, the Taliban seemed to be a godsend for a project long delayed by civil war. Neither the Unocal executives nor the U.S. government representatives who conducted negotiations with Afghanistan's new regime to secure pipeline rights of way seemed to be much put off by the Taliban's virulent anti-modernity and subjugation of women, implemented under its strict interpretation of Islamic law (sharia). Not until feminist pressure was brought to bear on the Clinton administration in late 1997 did U.S. policy begin turning around, a reversal ultimately finalized by the bombing of Al Qaeda camps in August 1998. Unocal pulled out of the consortium in December of that year. Washington's retraction of support for the Taliban, whose single most important channel of operating funds ran through the Al Qaeda network, added to Osama bin Laden's list of real and imagined grievances against the "Great Satan," a list that includes the defeat of Iraq in the Gulf War, the continued presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia after Kuwait's liberation, rapprochement with post-Khomeini Iran and, not least, historical support of Israeli statehood. While 9-11 has many fathers, America's diplomatic neglect of Central Asia for much of the 1990s (Warren Christopher never once mentioned Afghanistan publicly during his entire term as Secretary of State), along with its reckless romancing of the Taliban to secure pipeline rights, surely played a role. https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/963 Rense Excerpt: Book Bush/Big Oil Negotiations with Taliban before WTC. Fact: The WTC was bombed right AFTER Bush-Taliban oil pipeline talks soured. The talks soured right AFTER Bush/Big Oil threatened Taliban to take their offer or receive a "carpet of bombs." http://www.rense.com/general17/before.htm Telegraph 2012/02/18 London-based oil executive linked to 9/11 hijackers: A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his country’s state oil company. By Anthony Summers and Neil Tweedie https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/september-11-attacks/9089896/London-based-oil-executive- linked-to-911-hijackers.html Updates: 2021/01/30 PAGE STARTED--9/11 and Big Oil, moved from rivergold dot, History Network, Telegraph, 9/11 Research dot Fandom and Academic articles added; previous rivergold dot net updates: 06/26/2016
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