Abdul-Rahman Salim al-AteeqiAbdul-Rahman Salim Al-Ateeqi is Personal Advisor to the Amir of Kuwait, and formerly that nation’s Ambassador to the United States as well as to the United Nations.
He’s also Chairman of a global conglomerate holding critical US Defense contracts, though founded by one of those on a seized list of Al Qaeda’s top money providers. Al-Ateeqi is the Chairman of Investcorp, a $10 billion multinational started by Ahmad Turki Yamani, one of the 20 financiers’ names on the Al Qaeda “Golden Chain” document, seized in a 2002 Bosnian anti-terror raid.
Another Investcorp founder and director, Abdullah Bakhsh, fronted $25 million to bailout George W Bush’s failing oil companies (founded with the Bin Laden family) in the ‘80s, along with Saudi Royals’ banker Khalid bin Mahfouz, an even more notable Al Qaeda “Golden Chain” luminary.
Bakhsh, and George Bush’s Air National Guard buddy James Bath, share the distinction of each having represented the US interests of both the Bin Ladens and Khalid Mahfouz.
Investcorp owns many dozens of companies across the world. A few in the U.S. include:
* Greatwide, a major shipping and logistics company.
* Envirosolutions, a company that runs landfills and solid waste hauling companies in
Virginia and other east coast states.
* Stratus, a leading IT contractor operating highly sensitive programs for the Pentagon, Departments of Defense , Homeland Security and other government agencies, including a 10 year contract running the FAA's National Airspace System (NAS).
NOTE- On September 11, 2001 the FAA Airspace System was being run by a small company named Ptech, also controlled by Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) financier Yassin Al Qadi (as of 10/01), and financed by, among others, the ubiquitous Mr Mahfouz.
*CCC Information Services, a major data mining company, headed by Herbert “Pug” Winokur, former Enron Audit Chairman, Chairman of military contractor Dyncorp and another Bush oil company bailout arranger. One of CCC’s major stockholders is Winston Partners, the investment company co-founded by George W. Bush’s brother Marvin.
In 2004, New Jersey's Office of Counter-Terrorism investigated allegations of Investcorp's terror links when its holding, Envirosolutions, attempted to purchase a landfill it was operating in New Jersey and sidestep financial disclosure laws.
Al-Ateeqi is also a director at Investcorp's gargantuan parent, SIPCO Limited, impregnably cloistered as a Cayman Islands holding company that acquired indirect control over a California and Nevada telecommunications network called TelePacific.
- The Record, New Jersey. “N.J. investigates company over alleged terror ties,” Thursday, December 30, 2004, ALEX NUSSBAUM
- Time Magazine, August 27, 1990: All That Glitters...Investcorp Has A Record Of Spectacular Successes, But The Bank's Practices Raise Serious Questions By Larry Gurwin And Adam Zagorin: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,983662,00.html
- Investcorp 1999 Annual Report: http://www.investcorp.com
- SEC Filings