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The Bin Laden family has invested heavily in telecommunications and 
fiber-optics. They own/owned Nortel in Canada. John Manley was 
appointed to Nortel Board of Directors, he the ex head of terrorist 
security. James Baker and Calucci were also put in defence of a 
Country. Why are these men making business deals with Osama Bin 
Laden's family? Apparently it is becuase they were about to corner 
the fiber-optics market, the Bin Laden family perhaps the first 
investors because they have billions and rich Arabs were on the 
prowl for good deals in North America where tens of millions were 
buying computers. Not so amongst Arabs.

The Bush family headed Deregulation of our gas and oil pipes so 
fiber-optic cables could be piggy-backed atop them. Were the Bush's 
making a deal with the Laden family to supply the customers? Surely 
the Rothschilds knew of this deal. How did they feel, they 
responcbile for the formation of the Jewish state? How did Osama 
feel, he pro-Islamic and anti-Jewish State. Lastely, where did Salem 
Bin Laden stand? That he is depicted as a lackey of the U.S. and 
George Bush Junior - after his mysterious death - is very 
suspicious. Blood is thicker then water. Did Salem train pilots in 
Saudi Arabia, the Laden's owning a min airforce?

Jon Presco

"John Manley appointed to Nortel Board of Directors
Nortel Networks Corporation has announced that the Hon. John Manley, 
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, has been appointed to the 
Company s Board of Directors."

While serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs and following the 
terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Hon. John Manley was 
appointed by the Prime Minister as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Cabinet 
Committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism. For his stand 
against terrorism and its causes, he was named TIME Canada s 
magazine Newsmaker of the Year in December 2001.

"In recent years, former U.S. President George Bush, ex-Secretary of 
State James Baker and ex-Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci have 
made the pilgrimage to the bin Laden family's headquarters in 
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mr. Bush makes speeches on behalf of Carlyle 
Group and is senior adviser to its Asian Partners fund, while Mr. 
Baker is its senior counselor. Mr. Carlucci is the group's 
chairman." 

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Nortel Technology Threatens Human Rights in China: A new report 
released today by Rights & Democracy reveals that the Canadian 
telecommunications giant Nortel Networks may be contributing to 
human rights violations in the People's Republic of China. The 
report points specifically to Nortel's OPTera technology to be 
launched in China this week at the APEC Leaders Meeting in Shanghai. 
China's Golden Shield: Corporations and the Development of 
Surveillance Technology in the People's Republic of China describes 
how technology developed for commercial purposes by transnational 
corporations, including Nortel, is being used by Chinese police and 
security forces to refine the targetting and repression of political 
dissidents. It also provides an overview of Nortel's long-standing 
involvement in the development of surveillance technology both at 
home and abroad. (Rights & Democracy: International Centre for Human 
Rights and Democratic Development, 18 Oct 2001) http://emperors-
clothes.com/news/bushladen.htm

Analysts say Infinera appears to have a significant technological 
edge over other start-ups and traditional makers of fiber-optic 
gear, such as Ciena Corp., Lucent Technologies Inc., Nortel Networks 
Corp. and China's Huawei Technologies Co. But Dana Cooperson, a 
group director at RHK, questions whether the market is big enough 
and robust enough for Infinera to repay its investors. "There aren't 
a lot of jobs available" outfitting telecom networks, she 
says. "Getting the investment back should be a big challenge."

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Basic Facts about the Bin Laden Family

"The bin Ladens' fortunes reportedly total in excess of $5 billion." 
(Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers and Maggie Mulvihill, "Saudi Elite Tied 
to Money Groups Linked to bin Laden", Boston Herald, October 14, 
2001)
"Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and favoured by that country's royal 
family, Saudi Binladin Group derives an estimated $5-billion (U.S.) 
in annual revenue from a wide range of enterprises, including mosque 
construction, telecommunications and selling Snapple soft drinks in 
Saudi Arabia. Although the family's U.S. spokesman says Saudi 
Binladin Group is wholly owned by the extended bin Laden family, not 
including Osama, he said he could provide no information on exactly 
which members have an equity interest." (Daniel Golden, James 
Bandler and Steve Levine, Bin Laden poses problem for the family 
business Saudi exile's notoriety proving to be an embarrassment for 
Binladin Group, Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2001)
"Osama is one of more than 50 children of Mohammed bin Laden, who 
built the family's $5 billion (5.42 billion euros) business, Saudi 
Binladin Group, largely with construction contracts from the Saudi 
government. Osama worked briefly in the business and is believed to 
have inherited as much as $50 million from his father in cash and 
stock, although he doesn't have access to the shares, a family 
spokesman says." (Daniel Golden and James Bandler in Boston, and 
Marcus Walker in Hamburg, Germany, "Attack on America: Bin Laden 
Family Has Intricate Ties With Washington --- Saudi Clan Has Had 
Access To Influential Republicans", The Wall Street Journal Europe, 
September 28, 2001)

"Osama bin Laden, now in his mid-40s, worked in the family business 
as a college student. Later, his opposition to the presence of U.S. 
troops in Saudi Arabia during the war alienated the royal family and 
threatened the family business. The family disowned Mr. bin Laden, 
and he moved to Sudan and then Afghanistan. A family spokesman says 
Mr. bin Laden inherited between $50-million and $60-million from his 
father, who died in 1968, but has never held an equity stake in the 
group. In recent years, Saudi Binladin Group has diversified its 
businesses and geography. Its Baud unit resells sophisticated 
telecommunications equipment purchased from companies such as 
Brampton, Ont.-based Nortel Networks Corp.; PictureTel Corp. of 
Andover, Mass.; and Tellabs Inc. of Lisle, Ill.. One family member, 
Hasan M., was a director of Iridium, a now-defunct satellite phone 
company backed by the family group and Motorola Inc., among others." 
(Daniel Golden, James Bandler and Steve Levine, Bin Laden poses 
problem for the family business Saudi exile's notoriety proving to 
be an embarrassment for Binladin Group, Wall Street Journal, 
September 20, 2001)

"The bin Laden dynasty was founded by Osama's father, Mohammed. He 
emigrated to Saudi Arabia from Yemen early in the 20th century and 
cosied up to King Abdul Aziz by doing a bargain-basement 
construction job on a royal palace. He later pulled off a series of 
contracts that would cement the family's position as one of the most 
powerful clans on the Arabian peninsula - the exclusive rights to 
renovate the holy sites in Mecca and Medina. This established an 
industrial, financial and political empire that today stretches 
around the globe. Mohammed even became minister of public works for 
a time. With their father's position consolidated in Saudi, his 
children began to create an international network of power-players 
for themselves. The bin Laden boys were sent to study in Egypt's 
prestigious Victoria College in Alexandria, where their schoolmates 
included Prince Hussein, who later became king of Jordan, the actor 
Omar Sharif, and the Khashoggi brothers, whose family were infamous 
for arms dealing. Osama's brother, Salem bin Laden, took over as 
head of the family after his father's death in a plane crash in 
1968. He was one of Saudi ruler King Fahd's closest friends until he 
also died in a plane crash in Texas in 1988. Salem was educated at 
Millfield boarding school in Somerset and he acquired US properties 
in Florida and New England. A number of family members live in 
Boston. The bin Ladens also cannily befriended the Saudi king's sons 
and helped them get their first start in the business world - a 
surefire way of keeping the clan right at the heart of Saudi power 
for future generations. Since the death of Salem, the command of the 
business empire has rested with his eldest son, Bakr. He and 13 of 
Salem's brothers - including Mahrous - make up the board of the 
Binladin Group. Salem's other son, Ali, who studied in Paris, at one 
time held discussions with French weapons companies about 
strengthening links to the Saudi defence ministry." (Neil 
MacKay, "Family Ties; The Bin Ladens", The Sunday Herald, October 7, 
2001)

"A U.S. inquiry into bin Laden family business dealings could brush 
against some big names associated with the U.S. government. Former 
President Bush said through his chief of staff, Jean Becker, that he 
recalled only one meeting with the bin Laden family, which took 
place in November 1998. Ms. Becker confirmed that there was a second 
meeting in January 2000, after being read the ex-president's 
subsequent thank-you note. "President Bush does not have a 
relationship with the bin Laden family," says Ms. Becker. "He's met 
them twice." Mr. Baker visited the bin Laden family in both 1998 and 
1999, according to people close to the family. In the second trip, 
he traveled on a family plane. Mr. Baker declined comment, as did 
Mr. Carlucci, a past chairman of Nortel Networks Corp., which has 
partnered with Saudi Binladin Group on telecommunications ventures." 
(Daniel Golden and James Bandler in Boston, and Marcus Walker in 
Hamburg, Germany, "Attack on America: Bin Laden Family Has Intricate 
Ties With Washington --- Saudi Clan Has Had Access To Influential 
Republicans", The Wall Street Journal Europe, September 28, 2001)
The family disowned Osama in 1994, but, according to a BBC 
documentary aired on the Discovery Channel in September 2001, this 
move was made under pressure (BBC)

. Malcolm Collins, president of the Enterprise Networks division of 
Nortel based in Brampton, Ontario, clarified that although Nortel 
has experienced several years of "slumping" financial results 
and "massive" layoffs, causing it to appear on the brink of 
dismantle, it is once again reaching profitability and concentrating 
on solution providers (Follett 2003). These shifts in economic 
positions have been made possible by strengthening the capacity of 
its high-end Succession IP-PBXes, refurbishing its networking lines 
and emphasizing the midmarket. All these rejuvenating efforts are 
building interests in its offerings. Nortel's stock price was $5.85 
on November 1, 2001, dropped to 50 cents on October 3, 2002, and 
since then has been gradually rising resting at $2.15 on February 
28, 2003 (Follett 2003), and $3.14 as of April 10, 2003 (TSX Nortel 
Networks 2003). These quotes reflect a definite progress in Nortel 
operations, and the efforts of its fiber optics tycoons makes it a 
positive model for other nations to follow since instead of allowing 
the empire to collapse, it's been focusing on reestablishing success 
in the global market.

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JDS Uniphase Courts Regulators to Win SDL 
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- JDS Uniphase Corp.'s $41 billion play for rival 
optical telecommunications supplier and sometimes technical superior 
SDL Inc. would give the merged company about two-thirds of the 
independent component market and 90 percent of the 980-nm pump laser 
market, analysts said. 
    It would also significantly increase JDS Uniphase's product 
volume and reroute growth in the fiber optic components sector of 
competitor Corning Inc. of Corning, N.Y., which acknowledged that it 
had negotiated to buy SDL. SDL chief executive Donald Scifres said 
he had suggested the merger to longtime business acquaintance Jozef 
Straus, his JDS Uniphase counterpart. If the deal does not go 
through, JDS Uniphase would receive a $1 billion breakup fee. 
    Major customer Lucent Technologies Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J., 
said that its own advanced manufacturing capability and technology 
rival that of either company. Nortel Networks Corp. of Brampton, 
Ontario, Canada, did not comment as of press time. The French 
telecommunications giant Alcatel SA said it wants to keep its 
business relationship with both companies but also has a strong 
internal component manufacturing capacity. Meanwhile, Corning said 
the merged company should have no impact on its ability to compete. 
Corning will get a chance to qualify that comment to regulators. 
    Final word on the deal is left to the antitrust division of the 
US Department of Justice. Coming only weeks after JDS Uniphase 
completed its $15 billion buyout of rival E-Tek Dynamics Inc., also 
of San Jose, this latest acquisition will receive certain close 
scrutiny by regulators. JDS Uniphase officials allotted five months 
for regulatory approval and hope to close the deal in December. They 
also acknowledged they might have to make formal concessions to 
competitors, as they did in order to buy E-Tek, which prevented JDS 
Uniphase from controlling 80 percent of the global output of thin-
film filters.

    Straus insisted that there is little overlap between JDS 
Uniphase and SDL and that similar products simply offer options to 
customers based on their technology needs. It's generally agreed 
that SDL bests JDS Uniphase in optical amplifier technology and pump 
lasers. SDL also developed arrayed waveguides and is advancing the 
prospective Raman amplifier market. For its part, JDS Uniphase has 
become the Wal-Mart of the fiber optic component world: a place 
where telecommunications companies can find everything they need.   
According to Al Selwyn, manager of technology services for the 
Region of Peel, "One of our biggest challenges is to provide cost-
effective, coordinated services to our communities. In response, we 
formed a consortium consisting of our three cities and the police 
service to determine the best telecommunications infrastructure for 
supporting the delivery of municipal services throughout the Region 
of Peel.

"We decided to install a shared private fiber network throughout the 
region to give each organization access to a network capable of 
supporting the increased demands required to deliver municipal and 
police services for the foreseeable future." 
At the same time, the Region of Peel made a strategic information 
technology decision to move from a mainframe topology to a 
client/server model using HP UNIX and Microsoft NT technology. A new 
network infrastructure became an integral part of this strategic 
plan. One critical component needed to achieve this plan was a 
network solution from Marconi.

Realizing the Need for a More Powerful Network
The various municipal services provided by the Region of Peel are 
delivered through a network of offices within the region. As the 
regional population continues to grow, so has the demand for more 
efficient and effective business applications to support the 
Region's fast growth.

"We needed more timely communication of information and a readily 
available database of information to support our employees and 
business applications in delivering services to the community," said 
Selwyn. "To achieve this, we implemented Pathways, which is our 
Intranet used to support internal communications and provide access 
to key information for our employees in all of our offices. Other 
key applications included PeopleSoft for human resource and 
financial planning, a geographic information system for engineering 
and planning, AquaPeel (an internally developed water billing 
system), and a Province of Ontario supported system for social 
assistance."

A key factor in the development of the network infrastructure needed 
to support these applications was the Region of Peel's decision to 
implement a private fiber network interconnecting sites throughout 
the region. This enabled Peel to gain flexibility in deploying 
emerging applications for its own use, as well as providing an 
effective, economical way of interconnecting community based service 
facilities and organizations.

In 1997-98, the Region of Peel expanded its fiber optic network so 
that it now includes over 150km of fiber connecting its offices 
throughout the Region. As this effort progressed, work began to 
modernize the telecommunications infrastructure to take advantage of 
this new capacity. This was just one step in the overall technology 
plan, which would culminate in the upgrade of PC desktops and 
servers throughout the Region. The second step was to implement a 
forklift upgrade to a Marconi-powered network  with asynchronous 
transfer mode (ATM) technology at the network core  to provide the 
advanced capabilities needed to support its fast-growing 
infrastructure.
In recent years, Saudi Binladin Group has diversified its 
businesses and geography. Its Baud unit resells sophisticated 
telecommunications equipment purchased from companies such as 
Brampton, Ont.-based Nortel Networks Corp.; PictureTel Corp. of 
Andover, Mass.; and Tellabs Inc. of Lisle, Ill.. One family member, 
Hasan M., was a director of Iridium, a now-defunct satellite phone 
company backed by the family group and Motorola Inc., among others." 
(Daniel Golden, James Bandler and Steve Levine, Bin Laden poses 
problem for the family business Saudi exile's notoriety proving to 
be an embarrassment for Binladin Group, Wall Street Journal, 
September 20, 2001) Vitess Semiconductor Corp. and Nortel Networks, 
a provider of optical transport equipment, recently announced an 
agreement to promote resilient packet ring solutions - aimed to 
address the demands for a more cost-effective, efficient, and 
scalable means of robustly transporting higher quality data services 
in the metropolitan network. Through this agreement, Vitesse will 
use its products in conjunction with Nortel Networks OPTera Packet 
Edge resilient packet ring technology to develop complete 2.5 Gbps 
and 10 Gbps chipset platforms, providing better redundancy and 
higher quality of service. 

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Analysts say Infinera appears to have a significant technological 
edge over other start-ups and traditional makers of fiber-optic 
gear, such as Ciena Corp., Lucent Technologies Inc., Nortel Networks 
Corp. and China's Huawei Technologies Co. But Dana Cooperson, a 
group director at RHK, questions whether the market is big enough 
and robust enough for Infinera to repay its investors. "There aren't 
a lot of jobs available" outfitting telecom networks, she 
says. "Getting the investment back should be a big challenge."
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Earlier this year, Corning added NetOptix, which makes filters used 
in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) components, and 
also acquired Siemens AG's (Nasdaq: SMAWY) optical hardware and 
cable business. Although an attempt to improve manufacturing 
efficiencies by acquiring Nortel Networks' (NYSE: NT) optical 
components division fell short, its relationship with Nortel remains 
strong. By backing out of the deal, Corning also proved its 
responsibility to shareholders by not taking on an acquisition that 
would have diluted earnings.

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"He's met them twice." Mr. Baker visited the bin Laden family in 
both 1998 and 1999, according to people close to the family. In the 
second trip, he traveled on a family plane. Mr. Baker declined 
comment, as did Mr. Carlucci, a past chairman of Nortel Networks 
Corp., which has partnered with Saudi Binladin Group on 
telecommunications ventures."

http://emperors-clothes.com/news/bushladen.htm
Bin Laden Family Has Intricate Ties With Washington
Saudi Clan Has Had Access To Influential Republicans
By Staff Reporters Daniel Golden and James Bandler in Boston, and 
Marcus Walker in Hamburg


http://www.hereinreality.com/carlyle.html
The Carlyle Connection
How the Pentagon Learned to Love the Weapon No One Wanted
by Geoffrey Gray
May 1 - 7, 2002      

Frank Carlucci never trained much as a salesman. The former CIA 
spook turned Reagan defense secretary has been working as chairman 
for the Carlyle Group, the nation's 11th largest military 
contractor, and for the last five years, he's been championing the 
the production of 482 Crusader armored vehicles, over $11.2 billion 
dollars' worth of self-propelled Howitzer firepower. 
He might as well have been going door-to-door with vacuum cleaners. 
Nobody seemed to want the damn things. They were bulky, outdated, 
expensive. "It looks like it's too heavy; it's not lethal enough," 
Bush said during a 2000 campaign debate. "There's going to be a lot 
of programs that aren't going to fit into the strategic plan for a 
long-term change of our military." 
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