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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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