Friday, March 18, 2005

Should I sell my daughter?

My eldest daughter seems to realise she is attractive. I wish she wouldn't wear such skimpy clothes. A rich Arab has made me an offer.

I'm enjoying some spicy fish and a glass of wine beside the pool.

The Jolly Rojer cruise was a trifle phoney as the ship was a replica of an old ship. But watching people walk the plank was a photo opportunity. My eldest daughter liked some of the boys.

CAYMEN ISLANDS: 3 green, low lying Caribbean islands, with pine, palm trees, mangroves, turtles, coral reefs.

GOVERNMENT: British Crown Colony; a tax haven; a trans-shipment point for drugs.

The Cayman Islands is the fifth biggest financial centre in the world, having hundreds of banks, insurance companies and mutual funds. There is reputedly $800 billion in banks in Grand Cayman, an area with bank secrecy.

A bar in george Town: My number one daughter is bored. My sons are somewhere down the road. A tall grizzled gentleman from Texas tells me about possible links between Caymen banks and Enron, Bush and bin Laden.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has allegedly been told that Enron set up nearly 700 accounts in Caymen. The Cayman Islands are a favourite place for companies and individuals wanting to escape taxation.

Deutsche Bank (allegedly one of the banks used by bin Laden and inside traders at the CIA) supposedly has an interest in Safron Partners, which is part of a corporate network on the Cayman Islands that is allegedly run by Bin Laden's half brother, Hassan.

Bin Laden and the CIA and a Mr Hekmatyar are reputed to have been involved in the Afghan heroin business.

Bin-Laden allegedly established branches of his business in the Cayman Islands; and he allegedly employed law firms and consultants connected to Langley, Virginia and the CIA.

He was presumably conning poorly educated Moslems that he was a radical fundamentalist leader. Ho ho.

Were the British interested? The French Internet publication, Indigo, reported that bin-Laden was a guest of British Intelligence in London in 1996.

President Bush? One of his backers was James Bath, who was "the bin Laden family's representative in Texas."

Bath supposedly managed millions of dollars for Khalid bin Mahfouz, one of the central figures in Bank BCCI, which was labeled as the bank for the Medellin drug cartel, Noriega, Saddam, Abu Nidal, and heroin godfather Khun Sa.

Mahfouz was apparently an investor in the Carlyle Group of which Bush senior was a director.

In 1999 it was reported that bin Mahfouz was financing Osama bin Laden. Mahfouz has a palatial estate in Houston Texas.

James Bath was seemingly president of Skyway Aircraft leasing , a Texas company, owned by bin Mahfouz, and registered in the Cayman Islands.

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