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“Mine is Bigger than Yours Is!”–Prince Alwaleed Hires Saudi Bin Laden Group to Build World’s Tallest Tower

Alwaleed (center) and the Airbus

COMMENT: With the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11, one of the world’s tallest buildings disappeared. Now comes the news that Prince Alwaleed–supporter of Hamas (Palestinian branch of the Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood), apologist for the 9/11 attacks that destroyed the towers, second largest stockholder in Ruppert Murdoch’s tarnished media empire) has hired Saudi Bin Laden Group to build the world’s tallest structure in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.

Is this an example of architectural/ideological “One Upsmanship?”

Although our media have turned a willfully blind eye to the role of the powerful Bin Laden business interests in 9/11, the evidence is substantial that SICO, the Swiss-based holding company for the Bin Laden business interests, was deeply involved in the 9/11 operation.

“Saudi Billionaire to Build World’s Tallest Tower” by Asma Alsharif [Reuters]; Yahoo News; 8/2/2011.

EXCERPT: Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal unveiled plans Tuesday to build the world’s tallest tower in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, signing a 4.6 billion riyal ($1.23 billion) contract with Bin Laden Group.

The proposed tower, which will rise more than 1,000 meters and take just over five years to complete, is the centerpiece of the planned Kingdom City development being built outside Jeddah by Prince Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding.

“Building this tower in Jeddah sends a financial and economic message that should not be ignored,” Prince Alwaleed told reporters. . . .


Discussion

5 comments for ““Mine is Bigger than Yours Is!”–Prince Alwaleed Hires Saudi Bin Laden Group to Build World’s Tallest Tower”

  1. another doomed Tower of Babel

    Posted by harry Beckhough | August 6, 2011, 12:48 am
  2. There is an expression in Quebec that says: “Big Corvette, small…” well, you know what.

    I like it when powerful people can’t help but to express themselves. Was there anything else to be expected from this marvellous Prince?

    That just made my day.

    Posted by Claude | August 6, 2011, 3:11 pm
  3. This article is incorrect. The WTC towers were only the tallest buildings in the world from 1971 to 1973, when in 1973 it was superceded as the tallest building by the Willis Tower (also called Sears Tower) in Chicago, when it was the tallest building in the world until 1998. In 1998 it was superceded by the Petronas Twin Towers which were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 till 2004. In 2004 the Petronas Towers status was superceded by Taipei 101, which was the tallest building in the world until 2010, when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa, which is currently the tallest building in the world. My point is, the WTC towers have not been the tallest buildings in the world since 1974.

    Posted by Joshua Laudermilk | August 7, 2011, 6:40 am
  4. Prince Alwaleed has a new interview in Forbes…there are a lot of gems in there, but I think this is my favorite…Newt and Bubba, those were the good ‘ol days:

    Forbes
    Saudi Billionaire Alwaleed: This End Of America Talk Is Baloney
    3/08/2012 @ 11:39AM

    Forbes: What do you think about the American political situation, particularly as one of the biggest investors in the country? You spoke recently about the political economic mess the U.S. has gotten itself into.

    Prince Alwaleed: I read [Thomas Friedman’s] book called, “What Went Wrong,” and it talks about Islam’s Arabs. Frankly speaking, a book should be written about the United States, “What Went Wrong?” With all the strength, the power, the leadership the United States has economically, financially, administrative and politically. With the dollar still being the reserve currency of the whole world, United States is still great. But the political anarchy, the political polarization that you have in the United States right now, has really become a mockery, frankly speaking. We have the Democrats who just want to get Republicans. The Republicans want to get Democrats. It never used to happen before. We had Reagan had a Democratic congress. Clinton had a Republican congress. And they clicked well together.

    I remember, Reagan had “Tip” O’Neill, if I remember well. And Clinton had Gingrich. And they use to click well and they use to have agreements. And bipartisanship. You have huge challenges politically, economically, financially. Look at the twin deficits you have right now, especially the budget deficit. It’s going to equal the GDP, which is a very dangerous thing.

    There are solutions for that matter if they put aside all the bickering and go back to the basics of running the nation in a uniform manner. I think the United States is down, but not out, provided that the political system stops being broken.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | March 9, 2012, 3:32 pm
  5. @Claude: Couldn’t help but laugh at that, given that the Corvette is perhaps my most favorite piece of American automotive machinery. =D

    @J. Laudermilk: That’s true. Still though, I gotta wonder who’s gonna be next on the big building list……=p

    Posted by Steven L. | March 10, 2012, 9:25 am

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