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Iraqi Paper Lists Companies And Organizations Hussein Allegedly Bribed With Oil
Radio Free Europe ^ | January 28, 2004 | Roman Kupchinsky

Posted on 01/29/2004 11:49:19 AM PST by Hon

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Iraqi Paper Lists Companies And Organizations Hussein Allegedly Bribed With Oil


PEOPLE: Hussein
Saddam Hussein (CTK)
The Iraqi daily newspaper "Al-Mada" in its 25 January edition published a sensational list of companies, organizations, and individuals who allegedly were allocated crude oil in return for political support for the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Among the organizations and individuals named in the article are: In Russia, among others, Zarubezhneft 174.5 million barrels, Rosneft 66.9 million (the article claims that the oil was destined for the Russian president's office and 1 million for Vladimir Titorenko, the Russian ambassador in Iraq), the Russian Orthodox Church (5 million barrels), the head of the Russian presidential administration (5 million), the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (79.8 million), the Communist Party (1 million), and Yukos (2 million). In Ukraine, the Social Democratic Party was allegedly allocated 1 million, the Communist Party (6 million), Naftohaz Ukrayiny (8 million), and the Socialist Party of Ukraine (1 million). In Belarus, the presidential administration allegedly received 1 million barrels, and the Liberal Party 1 million.

The former British Labour member of Parliament and longtime supporter of Saddam Hussein, George Galloway, is mentioned in the article a number of times as a recipient of some 17 million barrels of oil, which allegedly were funneled to him through a number of different companies. Galloway had been accused of getting money from Hussein in 2002 by the British newspaper "The Daily Telegraph" and denied the charges at that time.

Among other individuals named by "Al-Mada" are the son of late Egyptian President Nasser, former Jordanian parliamentarian Tujan al-Faysal, the current president of Indonesia, the son of the president of Lebanon, and the son of the Syrian defense minister.

Iraqi Oil Ministry Undersecretary Abdul Sahib Salman Qotob told the AFP news agency on 27 January that documents belonging to the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) "reveal how Saddam jeopardized the oil wealth of Iraq on personalities who had supported him and turned a blind eye on the mass graves and injustice he inflicted on the sons of the Iraqi people."

According to AFP, the ministry was working with Interpol to recover the money "allegedly made by figures cashing in millions of barrels of crude oil they had received for free."

Spokesmen for both the Russian Orthodox Church and the Liberal Democratic Party led by Vladimir Zhirinovskii denied the charges, according to "Nezavisimaya gazeta" on 29 January. The paper noted that the Russian Orthodox Church had been involved in oil trading since 1990, when it became the co-owner of the International Economic Cooperation society and partook in government projects designed to help fund federal programs in Russia. A delegation from the church visited Iraq prior to the war, where the head of the delegation handed Hussein a letter of support from Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Aleksii II.

The secretary of the Russian Communist Party, Oleg Kulikov, told "Nezavisimaya gazeta" that the article was "black PR" and that everything which is occurred in Iraq "was under the control of American special services."

Neither the Ukrainian nor Belarusian press has written about these charges so far.



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THE MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 160
January 29, 2004 No.160
The Beneficiaries of Saddam's Oil Vouchers: The List of 270

The following report from MEMRI's Baghdad office is a translation of an article which appeared in the Iraqi daily Al-Mada,(1) which obtained lists of 270 companies, organizations, and individuals awarded allocations (vouchers) of crude oil by Saddam Hussein's regime. The beneficiaries reside in 50 countries: 16 Arab, 17 European, 9 Asian, and the rest from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Only a portion of the 270 recipients are listed and identified.

Background

The following points should be taken into consideration:

First, MEMRI is not responsible for the accuracy of the details with regard to the names listed or the amount of oil granted.

Second, all names listed in the original were in Arabic. Some of those are transliterated into English phonetically, and may not be precise.

Third, denials by those whose names appear in this dispatch are footnoted.

Fourth, the issuing of vouchers by Saddam's regime may have served two primary purposes:

A: Payments in the form of bribes to individuals and organizations for their support of the regime.

B: Vouchers may have been issued to pay for goods and services that fell under U.N. Security Council sanctions and could not be financed under the "Oil for Food" program. Goods may have included military equipment or military parts, luxury automobiles that Saddam distributed as gifts inside and outside Iraq, and general luxury goods for the benefit of high-ranking officials in the Ba'ath party and government.

Fifth, the voucher recipients sold the vouchers to oil traders, who then collected the oil against the vouchers from the Kirkuk-Banias (Syria) pipeline terminal, which was operating in contravention of the Security Council sanctions. The pipeline carried 200,000 barrels per day of Iraqi oil, which benefited Syria greatly.


Al-Mada's Article

The following are excerpts from the article:

"Under this professional and electrifying title, there are names that have nothing to do with oil companies, or the distribution, storage, and marketing of oil. They are not known for having any interest in oil or any links to oil companies, such as the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Communist Party.

"As far as the individuals, the situation is even more puzzling. We can understand that the journalist Hameeda Na'Na', who defended the former regime, was trying to perpetuate her independent journalistic endeavor through an oil deal, but it is strange to find the names of Khaled, son of the late Gamal Abd Al-Nasser, in those lists, or Toujan Al-Faisal, former member of the Jordanian parliament, or the present Indonesian president, or the son of the Syrian defense minister, or the son of the Lebanese president."

Saddam's Exploitation of U.N. Sanctions

"Since the deposed regime endorsed the 'Memorandum of Understanding,' also known as 'oil for food [program],' it turned it into a despicable political and commercial game, and used it to finance its clandestine acquisitions of arms, expensive construction materials for the presidential palaces and mosques, and frivolous luxury items. It turned the oil sales agreements into the greatest bribery operation in history, buying souls and pens, and squandering the nation's resources.

"Since then, rumors were abound about vouchers that Saddam gave to certain Arab and foreign dignitaries, providing them with crude oil in exchange for their support to the regime in a period of international isolation, and as a way to finance the campaign to lift the economic sanctions against it and to whitewash its image.

"However, the regime itself tarnished the moral and humane ethics of the international campaign to lift the unjust sanctions, because by the end of the day the sanctions did not harm it [the regime], but harmed our poor people and the middle class. We saw that whenever the international campaign to lift the sanctions got closer to its goals, the regime - by its behavior and insolence - shoved it again into a dark tunnel, and at the same time turned our country into a free-for-all richly loaded dining table, awaiting a stream of hearty eaters and obedient servants.

"One of the traits of our country's fascist regime is that it lacked decency and was always in need to use others in order to feel superior. Therefore, it corrupted even those who had good intentions and noble goals when defending the Iraqi people and trying to lift the siege imposed on it. The regime was versed only in the politics of the 'open wallet,' and therefore surrounded itself with people that it could co-opt and people who would panhandle for it, so that it could feel moral superiority over them.

"And if one happened to know some of the official Ba'athists, who did not hesitate - because of their rural values - to boast and to [assume] moral superiority, one would have heard a lot from them about the ever-increasing number of visitors to Iraq in recent years, and would have understood from them that those visitors who came to defend us also came to cash in the price for that. We can confirm this information because the Ba'athists themselves, in a moment of 'rural pompousness,' propagated the rumors about the Arab and foreign visitors. They mentioned some of the names listed here, among them George Galloway, member of the [British] Labor party.

"The case of Mr. Galloway is truly distressing. This man, who defended just Arab causes, became a loser as he got closer to the Iraqi regime. Galloway, who was banished from the party for this reason and who defended himself vehemently, and even attacked Tony Blair's and Bush's policies, will not be able - in my opinion - to refute Iraqi documents that incriminate him conclusively.

"In addition to the lists mentioned above, Al-Mada also obtained six requests from the executive director and the associate executive director of the Oil Marketing Company to the Oil Minister 'to approve the crude oil agreements.' All of them mentioned the name of Mr. Galloway, not as a party in the agreement, but as a recipient, since Mr. Galloway hides behind a company that does not carry his name nor his nationality.

"The manner by which these agreements were struck sheds light on the process of awarding the vouchers and the goodwill of the President of the Republic [Saddam]. That is why we wish to decipher it, especially since the lists include some individual names such as 'Samir,' and no one knows whether it belongs to an individual or to a company."

The List

The following is a partial list and description of individuals and organizations that MEMRI has been able to identify:(2)

Canada: Arthur Millholland, president and CEO of the Calgary-based Oilexco company, received 1 million barrels of oil.

United States: Samir Vincent received 10.5 million barrels. In 2000, Vincent, an Iraqi-born American citizen who has lived in the U.S. since 1958, organized a delegation of Iraqi religious leaders to visit the U.S. and meet with former president Jimmy Carter. Shaker Al-Khafaji, the pro-Saddam chairman of the 17th conference of Iraqi expatriates, received 1 million barrels.

Great Britain: George Galloway received 1 million barrels. Fawwaz Zreiqat received 1 million barrels. Zreiqat also appears in the Jordanian section as having received 6 million barrels. The Mujahideen Khalq(3) in Britain received 1 million barrels.

France: The French-Arab Friendship Association received 15.1 million barrels. Former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua received 12 million barrels.(4) Patrick Maugein of the Trafigura company received 25 million barrels. Michel Grimard, founder of the French-Iraqi Export Club, received 17.1 million barrels.

Switzerland: Glenco Re, the largest commodity trader in Switzerland, received 12 million barrels. Taurus, which has been associated with Iraq for 20 years and was the first company to renew its business with Iraq after the fall of Saddam, received 1 million barrels. Petrogas, which is listed under three sub-companies - Petrogas Services, Petrogas Distribution, and Petrogas Resources - and is associated with the Russian company Rosneftegazetroy, received 1 million barrels. Alcon, listed in Lichtenstein and associated with larger oil companies, received 1 million barrels. Finar Holdings, which is listed in Lugano, Switzerland, and is under liquidation, received 1 million barrels.

Italy: The Italian Petrol Union received 1 million barrels. West Petrol, an Italian company that trades crude oil and oil products, received 1 million barrels. Roberto Formigoni, possibly the president of Lombardia, received 1 million barrels. Salvatore Nicotra, a former NATO pilot who became an oil merchant, received 1 million barrels.

Spain: Basem Qaqish, a member of the Spanish Committee for the Defense of the Arab Cause, received 1 million barrels. Ali Ballout, a pro-Saddam Lebanese journalist, received 1 million barrels. Javier Robert received 1 million barrels.

Yugoslavia: Four Yugoslav political parties received vouchers: the Yugoslav Left party received 9.5 million barrels. The Socialist Party received 1 million barrels. The Italian Party received 1 million barrels. Another party, whose name in exact transliteration is "kokstuntsha" - possibly Kostunica's party - received 1 million barrels.

Other political parties: The Romanian Labor Party received 5.5 million barrels. The Party of the Hungarian Interest received 4.7 million barrels. The Bulgarian Socialist Party received 12 million barrels. The Slovakian Communist Party received 1 million barrels.

Austria: The Arab-Austrian Society received 1 million barrels.

Brazil: The 8th of October Movement, a Brazilian Communist group, received 4.5 million barrels. Fuwad Sirhan received 10 million barrels.

Egypt: Khaled Gamal Abd Al-Nasser, son of the late Egyptian president, received 16.6 million barrels. 'Imad Al-Galda, a businessman and a member of the Egyptian parliament from President Mubarak's National Democratic Party, received 14 million barrels. Abd Al-Azim Mannaf,(5) editor of the Sout Al-Arab newspaper, received 6 million barrels. Muhammad Hilmi, editor of the Egyptian paper Sahwat Misr,(6) received an undisclosed number of barrels. The United Arab Company received 6 million barrels. The Nile and Euphrates Company received 3 million barrels. The Al-Multaqa Foundation for Press and Publication received 1 million barrels.(7)

Libya: Prime Minister Shukri Ghanem received 1 million barrels.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Chad's foreign minister received 1 million barrels.(8) Four South Africans are listed: Tokyo Saxville received 4 million barrels. Montega received 4 million barrels. Both are associated with the African National Party.

Palestinians: The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) received 4 million barrels. The PLO Political Bureau received 5 million barrels. Abu Al-Abbas received 11.5 million barrels. Abdallah Al-Horani received 8 million barrels. The PFLP received 5 million barrels. Wafa Tawfiq Al-Sayegh received 4 million barrels.

Oman: The Al-Shanfari group received 5 million barrels.

Syria: Farras Mustafa Tlass, the son of Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass, received 6 million barrels. 'Audh Amourah received 18 million barrels. Ghassan Zakariya received 6 million barrels. Anwar Al-Aqqad received 2 million barrels. Hamida Na'Na', the owner of the Al-Wafaq Al-Arabi periodical, received 1 million barrels.

Lebanon: The son of Lebanese President Emil Lahoud received 4.5 million barrels. Former MP Najjah Wakim received 3 million barrels. Nasserist Party head Osama M'arouf received 3 million barrels. National Arabic Club Chairman Faisal Darnika received 3 million barrels.

Jordan: Former Islamist MP and head of the Engineers Union Leith Shbeilat(9) received 15.5 million barrels. Former MP and Jordanian Writers Union head Fakhri Qi'war received 6 million barrels.(10) Former Jordanian chief of staff Mashhour Haditha received 1 million barrels. Former MP Toujan Al-Faisal received 3 million barrels.(11) The Jordanian Ministry of Energy received 5 million barrels. Muhammad Saleh Al-Horani, the Amman Stock Exchange head and former Minister of Supplies, received 4 million barrels. Lawyer Wamidth Hussein Al-Majali received 6 million barrels.(12)

Qatar: Qatari Horseracing Association Chairman Hamad bin Ali Aal Thani received 14 million barrels. Gulf Petroleum received 2 million barrels.

The Indian Congress Party received 1 million barrels.

Indonesia: Indonesian President Megawati received 1 million barrels as "the daughter of President Sukarno," and 1 million barrels as Megawati.

Myanmar: Myanmar's Forestry Minister received 1 million barrels.

Ukraine: The Social Democratic Party received 1 million barrels. The Communist Party received 6 million barrels. The Socialist Party received 1 million barrels. The FTD oil company received 1 million barrels, as did other Ukrainian companies.

Belarus: The Liberal Party received 1 million barrels. The Communist Party received 1 ton [sic] of oil. The director of the Belarussian president's office received 1 million barrels.

Russia: The Russian state itself received 1,366,000,000 barrels. The list also included the following:

Companies belonging to the Liberal Democratic Party received 79.8 million barrels - the list notes the name of party president Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The Russian Communist Party received 1 million barrels. The Lukoil company received 63 million barrels. The Russneft company received 35.5 million barrels. Vladimir Putin's Peace and Unity Party received 34 million barrels - the list notes the name of party chairwoman Saji Umalatova. The Gazprom company received 26 million barrels. The Soyuzneftgaz company received 25.5 million barrels - the list notes the name Shafrannik. The Moscow Oil Company received 25.1 million barrels. The Onako company received 22.2 million barrels. The Sidanco company received 21.2 million barrels. The Russian Association for Solidarity with Iraq received 12.5 million barrels. The Ural Invest company received 8.5 million barrels. Russneft Gazexport received 12.5 million barrels. The Transneft company received 9 million barrels. The Sibneft company received 8.1 million barrels. The Stroyneftgaz company received 6 million barrels. The Russian Committee for Solidarity with the People of Iraq received 6.5 million barrels - the list notes the name of committee chairman Rudasev. The Russian Orthodox Church received 5 million barrels. The Moscow Science Academy received 3.5 million barrels. The Chechnya Administration received 2 million barrels. The National Democratic Party received 2 million barrels. The Nordwest group received 2 million barrels. The Yukos company received 2 million barrels. One Russian company which phonetically reads as Zarabsneft received 174.5 million barrels. Vouchers were also granted to the Russian foreign ministry, one under the name of Al-Fayko for 1 million barrels, and one to Yetumin for 30.1 million barrels. The Mashinoimport Company received 1 million barrels. The Slavneft Company received 1 million barrels. The Caspian Invest Company (Kalika) received 1 million barrels. The Tatneft Tatarstan company received 1 million barrels. The Surgutneft company received 1 million barrels. Siberia's oil and gas company received 1 million barrels.

In addition, the son of the former Russian Ambassador to Iraq received 19.7 million barrels. Nikolay Ryjkov, a former prime minister of the USSR, received 13 million barrels. The Russian President's office director received 5 million barrels.

Oil vouchers were also distributed to companies and individuals from the Sudan, Yemen, Cyprus, Turkey, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, the UAE, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Panama, Thailand, Chad, China, Nigeria, Kenya, Ireland, Bahrain, and the Philippines. Two Saudi companies were also listed.

Endnotes:
(1) Al-Mada (Baghdad), January 25, 2004. Al-Mada is an independent daily, published in Baghdad. Fakhri Karim is the Editor-in-Chief.
(2) More details about sources of organizations and individuals listed will appear in a forthcoming report.
(3) The Mujahideen Khalq is an organization which opposes the Iranian regime. The U.S. government has classified it as a terrorist group.
(4) Mr. Pasqua denied receiving anything from Saddam. Radio France Internationale (RFI), January 27, 2004.
(5) Mr. Manaf states that he has documents which show that he was made an offer but that he declined. Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), January 26, 2004.
(6) Muhammad Hilmi also has a son named "Saddam."
(7) An anonymous official of the Al-Multaqa Foundation stated that the foundation's relations with Iraq were limited to the distribution of its newspaper in Iraq. Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), January 26, 2004.
(8) Chad was mentioned at one time as a possible source of uranium for Iraq.
(9) Shbeilat issued a statement denouncing the publication of the names as an attempt to harm the reputations of nationalists who opposed the invasion of Iraq. Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), January 28, 2004.
(10) Qi'war said: "This has no base in truth. They are merely accusations whose reasons I do not know." Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), January 26, 2004.
(11) Ms. Faisal maintains that the vouchers were meant for her political friend, Abd Al-Rahman Al-Qatarna, on whose behalf she intervened with the Iraqi authorities. Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), January 28, 2004.
(12) Mr. Majali said the publication about him is false. He said he was a member of a popular committee for the support of Iraq, which provided medicines to Iraq paid for by the members of the committee "from their own pockets." Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), January 26, 2004.


 
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2 posted on 01/29/2004 11:50:37 AM PST by Hon
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The former British Labour member of Parliament and longtime supporter of Saddam Hussein, George Galloway, is mentioned in the article a number of times as a recipient of some 17 million barrels of oil, which allegedly were funneled to him through a number of different companies. Galloway had been accused of getting money from Hussein in 2002 by the British newspaper "The Daily Telegraph" and denied the charges at that time.

Ok ex-MP Galloway, you got some 'splainin to do!

3 posted on 01/29/2004 11:55:11 AM PST by Condor51 ("Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites." -- Standing Wolf)
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Galloway is also purported to be the "great newphew" of ARAFAT.
4 posted on 01/29/2004 11:57:38 AM PST by goodnesswins (For those Voting Dem/Constitution Party/Libertarian - I guess it's easier than using your brain.)
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Definitely. Here's hoping the new Iraqi government takes legal action for restitution against them all...
5 posted on 01/29/2004 11:58:47 AM PST by eureka! (The ongoing destruction of the Rat party is giving me smile wrinkles.....)
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To: Hon
Saddam was handing out barrels of oil by the millions as if they were nothing more than tips to a doorman. No wonder he had so many allies come to his defense. He was a very benevolent man (except to his own people).

In case the amounts of money involved here escapes your attention, remember that Iraqi oil on the open market fetches on average about $28 a barrel.

6 posted on 01/29/2004 12:00:00 PM PST by tdadams
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To: Condor51
Galloway threatens to sue Telegraph

By Ciar Byrne
The Guardian
April 22, 2003

Labour MP George Galloway today vowed to sue the Daily Telegraph for libel over its explosive front page story alleging that he was in the pay of Saddam Hussein.

"I have never seen a barrel of oil, owned a barrel of oil, bought or sold a barrel of oil..."

http://foi.missouri.edu/evolvingissues/galloway2.html
7 posted on 01/29/2004 12:00:46 PM PST by Hon
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Palestinians: The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) received 4 million barrels. The PLO Political Bureau received 5 million barrels. Abu Al-Abbas received 11.5 million barrels. Abdallah Al-Horani received 8 million barrels. The PFLP received 5 million barrels. Wafa Tawfiq Al-Sayegh received 4 million barrels.

--at, as you say, $28 a barrel.

But Saddam didn't support terrorists.
8 posted on 01/29/2004 12:08:49 PM PST by Hon
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http://healingiraq.blogspot.com


Zeyad translated the entire list.
http://healingiraq.blogspot.com/oillcoupons.html

Oil Coupons

Numbers next to names are in crude oil barrels.

Algiers:

1-Abdul Majid Al-Attar/ 6 million
2-Abdul Kadir bin Musa/ 6 million


Austria:

1-Hans Kugler/ 3 million
2-Arabian Austrian Association/ 1 million


Bahrain:

1-Kadhim Al-Darazi institute/ 2 million
2-Ali Al-Muslim institute/ 3 million
3-Concrete contracting Co./ 2 million


Bangladesh:

1-Mawlana Abdul Mannan/ 43.2 million


Belarus:

1-Liberal party/ 6 million
2-Belarussian Communist party/ 7 tons
3-Belminal Co./ 14.2 million
4-Belfarm/ 4 million
5-Presidential office secretary/ 6 million
6-Lada Co./ 2 million


Brazil:

1-Fuad Sarhan/ 10 million
2-8th of October Movement/ 4.5 million


Britain:

1-George Gallaway/Fawaz Rzeiqat/ 19 million
2-Mujahiden-e Khalq/ 36.5 million


Bulgaria:

1-Bulgarian Socialist party/ 12 million
2-Arak Bul/ 2 million


Canada:

1-Arthur Mill Holland/ 9.6 million


Chad:

1-Chad foreign minister/ 3 million


China:

1-Mr. Juan/ 39.1 million
2-NoresCo/ 17.5 million
3-Zing Rong/ 13 million
4-Byorg/ 13.5 million
5-South Hulcan/ 1 million


Cyprus:

1-Mohammad Al-Hawni/ 17 million
2-Nefta Petrolium/ 13.2 million
3-Continental/ 3 million


Egypt:

1-Income Co. (Mohammad Shtat)/ 14 million
2-Abdul Adhim Munaf/ 6 million
3-Khalid Gamal Abdul Nasser/ 16.5 million
4-Imad AL-Jalda/ 14 million
5-Mohammad Salah/ 7 million
6-Mohammad Hilmi/ 4.5 million
7-United Arabian Co./ 6 million
8-Nile and Euphrates Co./ 3 million
9-Mahmud Magdi Al-M'asrawi/ 7 million
10-Al-Hami Bashindi Institution/ 2 million
11-Al-Multaqa Intl. institute/ 2 million


France:

1-Adax/ 8.3 million
2-Trafigura (Patrick Maugain)/ 25 million
3-Michelle Gremard/ 1 million
4-French Arab Friendship Association/ 15.1 million
5-Ayx/ 47.2 million
6-Charle Pasqua/ 12 million
7-Elias Al-Gharzali/ 14.6 million
8-ALTC (Claude Caspert)/ 4 million
9-Bernarde Merime/ 3 million
10-Bernarde Merime/ 8 million
11-De Suza/ 11 million


Hungary:

1-Hungarian interest party/ 4.7 million


India:

1-Biham sing/ 5.5 million
2-Indian Congress party/ 4 million


Indonesia:

1-Daughter to president Sukarno/ 2 million
2-Hawa Atlantic/ 2 million
3-Mukarram Hakim/ 3 million
4-Mekawati/ 8 million
5-Mohammad Amin Rais/ 4 million
6-Natona Oil/ 2 million


Ireland:

1-Riyadh Al-Tahir/ 11 million
2-Avro Eastern/ 2 million


Italy:

1-Roberto Formegoni/ 24.5 million
2-Silvatori Nicotra/ 20 million
3-Mr. Felluni/ 6.5 million
4-Father Benyamin/ 4.5 million
5-West Petrol/ 2 tons
6-Huterlik/ 2 tons
7-ABS/ 1 ton
8-Italian Petro Union/ 1 million


Jordan:

1-Layth Shbeilat/ 15.5 million
2-Fakhri Qa'war/ 6 million
3-Grand Resources/ 2 million
4-Al-Rashid Al-Alamiya (Ahmad Al-Bashir)/ 9 million
5-Fawaz Rzeiqat/ 6 million
6-Salim Al-Na'as/ 3 million
7-Zeyad al-Raghib/ 7 million
8-Mashhur Haditha/ 4 million
9-Shakir bin Zaid/ 6.5 million
10-Mohmmad Salih Al-Hurani/ 4 million
11-Tujan Faisal/ 3 million
12-Jordanian Energy Ministry/ 5 million
13-Zeyad Yaghmur/ 2 million
14-Wamidh Hassan/ 1 million


Kenya:

1-Mohammad Othman Sa'id/ 10.5 million


Lebanon:

1-BB Energy/ 2 million
2-Fadi Intl./ 2 million
3-Haitham Saidani/ 2 million
4-Plant Petrolium/ 1 million
5-George Terchainan/ 7 million
6-Son to President Amil Lahud/ 4.5 million
7-Ali Tu'ma/ 1 million
8-Al-Hilal Co. (Adnan Al-Janabi)/ 1 million
9-Intl. Trade and Investment Co./ 3 million
10-Faisal Darniqa/ 3 million
11-Fim Oil/ 1 million
12-Najah Wakim/ 3 million
13-Osama Ma'ruf/ 3 million
14-Zuhair al-Khatib/ 3.5 million


Libya:

1-Shukri Ghanim/ 1 million


Malaysia:

1-Fayiq Ahmad Sharif/ 12.5 million
2-Betmal Co./ 4 million
3-Tade pepper/ 4 million
4-Mastik/Fayiq Ahmad Sharif/ 57 million
5-Hawala/ 7 million


Morroco:

1-Abdullah Al-Silawi/ 7.2 million
2-Nadhil Al-Hashimi/ 5.7 million
3-Mohammad Al-Basri/ 4.5 million


Maynamar:

1-Maynamar Forests minister/ 5 million


Netherlands:

1-Saybolt/ 3 million


Nigeria:

1-Hayson/ 7.2 million
2-Zaz Co./ 7.5 million
3-AAG Co. (Nigerian ambassador)/ 1 million
4-Kambak/ 4 million


Oman:

1-Al-Shanfari group/ 5 million


Pakistan:

1-Oil & Gas group/ 10 tons
2-Abu Abdul Rahman/ 11.5 tons
3-Mr. Azzaz/ 1 ton


Palestine:

1-Abu Al-Abbas/ 11.5 million
2-Abdullah Al-Hurani/ 8 million
3-Wafa Tawfiq Sayigh/ 3.5 million
4-PLO/ 4 million
5-PFLP/ 5 million
6-PLO (political directorate)/ 5 million


Panama:

1-Mr. Siphan/ 11.5 million


Phillipines:

1-Phillipines producers group/ 3 million


Qatar:

1-Hamad bin Ali Al-Thani/ 14 million
2-Al-Dulaymi group/ 4 million
3-Gulf Petrolium/ 2 million
4-Petrolina Oil/ 2 million
5-Oil well maintenance/ 2 million


Romania:

1-Yelf Aderlink/ 1 million
2-Romanian Labour party/ 5.5 million


Russia:

(A 1,366 billion barrels grant to the Russian Federation)

1-ZrabeshNaft Co./ 174.5 million
2-Rus Naft Ambix - Azakov (Russian presidential office)/ 86.9 million (2 million of them to Russian ambassador in Baghdad)
3-Russian Communist part companies/ 137 million
4-Amercom (Unity party/Emergency ministry)/ 57 million
5-Machino Import Co./ 83.5 million
6-Alpha Eco (Russian Foreign department)/ 128.8 million
7-Yetumen (Russian Foreign department)/ 30.1 million
8-Slav Naft (Gutsriev)/ 25.5 million
9-Zan Gas Co./ 49.1 million
10-Rus Naft Co./ 35.5 million
11-Gasben Invest Co. -Kalmika/ 8.5 million
12-KalmNaft Gas Co. -Kalmika/ 7.5 million
13-Gas Brum Co./ 26 million
14-Tat Naft -Tatarstan/ 64.5 million
15-Pash Naft Co./ 12 million
16-LukOil Co./ 63 million
17-Surgot Naft Gaz Co./ 4 million
18-Siberia Oil and Gas Co./ 1 million
19-Nafta Moscow Co./ 25.1 million
20-OnaCo/ 22.2 million
21-SidanCo/ 21.2 million
22-SebNaft Co./ 8.1 million
23-Trans Naft Co./ 9 million
24-Yukus Co./ 2 million
25-Democratic Liberal party companies (Zhirinovski)/ 79.8 million
26-Peace and Unity party companies (Mrs. Sagi)/ 34 million
27-Russian committee of solidarity with Iraq (Rodasaiev)/ 6.5 million
28-Russian association of solidarity with Iraq (Goravilion)/ 12.5 million
29-Rus Naft Gaz Export Co. (Mr.Akapapon)/ 12.5 million
30-Ural Invest Co. (Mr. Stroiev)/ 8.5 million
31-Zeidg-Moscow Science Academy/ 3.5 million
32-Raomin (son to former Russian ambassador in Iraq)/ 19.7 million
33-Zrabesh Naft (Gopkin Univ.)/ 3.5 million
34-NordWest group/ 2 million
35-Zrabesh Naft Gas -Gaz Brum (Mr Hassan)/ 3 million (only 1 million delivered)
36-Soyouz Naft Gas (Mr. Shvranck)/ 25.5 million
37-Nicolai Rytchkov/ 13 million
38-Stroi Naft Gas/ 6 million
39-Acht Naft Co./ 4.5 million
40-Chechnian adminstration/ 2 million
41-Adil Al-Jilawi (ANM Air)/ 5 million
42-Khruzlet/ 5 million
43-Trans Nafta/ 3 million
44-Russian presidential office secretary/ 5 million
45-Russian Orthodox Church/ 5 million
46-Russian National Democratic party/ 2 million


Saudi Arabia:

1-Naja Co./3 million
2-Asis Co./2 million


Slovakia:

1-Slovakian Communist party/4 million


South Africa:

1-Emvium manajmant (Sandy Majaly)/9 million
2-Tokyo SaxOil/4 million
3-Montega/4 million
4-Omni Adel/4 million


Spain:

1-Bassim Qaqish/17.5 million
2-Javier Robert/9.8 million
3-Ali Balut/8.8 million


Sudan:

1-Smaso/8 million
2-Petrolium products Co./2 tons
3-Oil Plus/2 tons


Switzerland:

1-Media/2 million
2-Delta Service/2 million
3-Aiblum/1 million
4-Spul/2 million
5-Glenco/12 million
6-Lakia/2 million
7-Alcon/23 million
8-Taurus/8 million
9-PetroGas/5 million
10-Finar/21 million
11-Nabex Co./3 million


Syria:

1-Awadh Amurah/18 million barrels
2-Bashar Noori/12 million barrels
3-Ghassan Shalah/11 million barrels
4-Mohammad Ammar Nawfal/3.5 million barrels
5-Tammam Shihab/1 million barrels
6-Hamida Na'na/9 million barrels
7-Firas Mustafa Talas/6 million barrels
8-Saleem Alton/3.5 million barrels
9-Lutfi Fawzi/2.5 million
10-Lead pledging Co./3.5 million
11-Ghassan Zacharia/6 million
12-Mohammad Ma'mun Al-Sab'i/4 million
13-Hassan Al-Kayyal/2 million
14-Anwar Al-Aqqad/2 million


Thailand:

1-Rice merchant Jayborn/9.5 million


Tunisia:

1-Medix Petrolium/6.7 million
2-FernaCo/3.7 million
3-Maydur/4 million


Turkey:

1-Zain Al-Abidin Ardam/27 million
2-Lutfi Doghan/11 million
3-Mohammad Aslan/13 million
4-Ticfin/15.5 million
5-KCK Co./1.5 million
6-Delta Petrolium/4 million
7-CETA/2 million
8-Ozia/2.5 million
9-Samir/2 million
10-Muhtashim/2 million
11-Muqadar Sazgin/2 million


Ukraine:

1-Social Democratic party/8.5 million
2-Ukranian Communist party/6 million
3-Energy Resources/2 million
4-Vazmach Embex/2 million
5-NeftoGaz/8 million
6-Hue Co. (Sokolov)/5 million
7-Orchatski/4.5 million
8-Fedralti Torkovi/1 million
9-Trans Ezco/1 million
10-Ukranian house/10 million
11-FTD Oil/2 million
12-Ukranian Socialist party/2 million


United Arab Emirates:

1-Val Petrolium/1.8 million
2-Ahmad Mani Said Al-Utaiba/11 million
3-Gewan Oil/7.5 million
4-Sultan bin Zayid Al-Nhayan/4 million
5-Al-Huda/2.9 million
6-Issa bin Zayid Al-Nhyan/5 million
7-Millenium/2 tons
8-Boni fuel/1 ton


USA:

1-Shakir Al-Khafaji/7 million
2-Samir Vincent/10.5 million


Vietnam:

1-VienabCo/1.2 million
2-Derlink med/3 million
3-VienaVod/6 million
4-OSC/2 tons


Yugoslavia:

1-Socialist party/22 million
2-Left party/9.5 million
3-Italian party/16 million
4-Kokestontcha party/6 million




9 posted on 01/29/2004 12:09:21 PM PST by Pikamax
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To: Hon
This and many more related items will be revealed as time goes on , and when in the best interests of America.(instead of covering for BJ's in the WH)

Teddy Roosevelt's statement, "speak softly, but carry a big stick" (paraphrasing mine) is a tactic seemingly adopted by the President.

Here's a phrase I made up that I believe fits the current president more.

"A man whose word is good, doesn't have to repeat himself."

Notice President Bush doesn't use the opportunities the press gives him, to attack or expose those who attack him. He won't even speak unkindly about them in the press. I think he follows the "If you can't say something good, say nothing" principle.

I know that with past Presidents, I have detested many of them for their actions, comparing them to myself.

With this President, I find myself looking UP, not DOWN.

Remember to read this article well and notice who was the most VOCAL about "I NEVER WAS BRIBED WITH OIL" , as recently as this week.

LIARS OFTEN EXPOSE THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY DON"T KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP.

Remember, the people on this list have contributed to:
WHAT YOU PAY FOR GAS and OIL
The DEATHS of AMERICAN SERVICEMEN and WOMEN.
The DEATHS of MANY HUMAN BEINGS on this planet whose only crime was being in the WRONG PLACE at the WRONG TIME.
THE DEATHS OF over 3000 people and loss of the WTC, the OKC building, the USS Cole, The US Olympics (everybody forgets that one), The Marine barracks in Beirut, the Olympic games with hostages held and some killed, etc.

THESE PEOPLE PROFITED WHILE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DIED.

And now they want to lie about it, and have you kiss their ass. That's all I ask you to think about.

10 posted on 01/29/2004 12:11:30 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Do Be
Here is some 'proof'. Sometimes a WMD is a bribe.
11 posted on 01/29/2004 12:14:15 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Hon
Hmmm....wonder if there are any ties to George Soros in this anywhere?
12 posted on 01/29/2004 12:16:36 PM PST by goodnesswins (For those Voting Dem/Constitution Party/Libertarian - I guess it's easier than using your brain.)
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To: UCANSEE2
That is the name of the game. The Chinese bought Clinton/Gore and Democrat Party here and if you follow the money it goes to all the poiliticians in DC.
I venture to say there is not a Congress Person with any clout at all that is not bought and payed for by someone. At least there is always someone they cant say no to.
The average person supposedly elects them but they ALL march to the tune of money,especially lobbyist.
13 posted on 01/29/2004 12:17:04 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: Hon
Indonesia: Indonesian President Megawati received 1 million barrels as "the daughter of President Sukarno," and 1 million barrels as Megawati.

It'll be interesting to see how that one plays out.

14 posted on 01/29/2004 12:18:03 PM PST by untenured
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To: Hon
I kept looking for the Democratic National Committee (US) on the list. Just about every other socialist/communist organization in the world was a beneficiary of the oh-so-benevolent Saddam Hussein.
15 posted on 01/29/2004 12:23:34 PM PST by AaronInCarolina
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To: Pikamax
As Paul Harvey always states; "And Now You Know The Rest Of The Story......"

Let's not forget the UN, they were the biggest offenders - "Food for Oil", please.
16 posted on 01/29/2004 12:25:30 PM PST by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: UCANSEE2
Granted the list is not yet complete, but something tells me we won't be seeing Halliburton on it.

But there sure are a lot of Commies and Lefties on that list.
17 posted on 01/29/2004 12:35:33 PM PST by Hon
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To: gunnedah
I venture to say there is not a Congress Person with any clout at all that is not bought and payed for by someone. At least there is always someone they cant say no to.

Yes. Democrat,Republican,other, no matter what affiliation.

Power corrupts those whose goal is power.

18 posted on 01/29/2004 2:05:16 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Hon
bump
19 posted on 01/29/2004 2:09:50 PM PST by Some hope remaining.
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To: Hon
A delegation from the church visited Iraq prior to the war, where the head of the delegation handed Hussein a letter of support from Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Aleksii II.

Somehow I missed this at the time.

It certainly explains what Saddam was buying from the Russian Orthodox Church. But what the heck did the Orthodox think they were getting from Saddam?

Or perhaps I should be asking, what they heck did they do with the money they got from 5 million barrels of oil?

20 posted on 01/29/2004 2:10:17 PM PST by livius
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To: livius; general_re
Not sure if you caught this, but Shakir Alkafaji got 10.5 Million. He, or somebody with the same name, financed Scott Ritter's documentary.
21 posted on 01/29/2004 8:16:37 PM PST by rit
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To: Hon
bttt
22 posted on 01/29/2004 8:17:51 PM PST by rit
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To: rit; dighton; aculeus; Poohbah; BlueLancer; Catspaw
Not sure if you caught this, but Shakir Alkafaji got 10.5 Million. He, or somebody with the same name, financed Scott Ritter's documentary.

Whoa - nice catch.

Iraqis tried to bribe Scott Ritter with gold

By Inigo Gilmore in Baghdad and Charles Laurence in New York (Filed: 04/05/2003)

Iraq's intelligence services bought gold jewellery that they planned to give to the wife and daughter of Scott Ritter, the controversial former weapons inspector, as part of a clandestine project to encourage him to work closely with Saddam Hussein's regime, according to documents discovered by The Telegraph in Baghdad.

According to the documents, which were found in the bombed headquarters of Iraq's intelligence services, the cost of the presents was approved at the highest level in an attempt to develop "strong relations with them [Mr Ritter's family] that affect positively on our relations with him".

Scott Ritter

The documents say that the gifts should be offered via an intermediary, who was named as Shakir al-Khafaji, an Iraqi-American businessman and close associate of Mr Ritter.

The documents, which are signed by the then director-general of Iraqi intelligence, purport to reveal close links between Mr al-Khafaji and Iraqi intelligence, and suggest that the regime was making available substantial funds to offer him. Mr Ritter and Mr al-Khafaji have both made clear that they received no such gifts or funds.

The papers referring to the so-called "Scott Ritter Project" were found in a file marked "Hosting in hotels 1997-2000", which held details of Iraqi intelligence guests who had travelled to Baghdad. The records were in the same folder as reports of a visit to Baghdad in 1998 by an envoy of Osama bin Laden, which were disclosed in The Telegraph last week.

The five pages of documents dated between July 18 and September 14, 2000, appear to record a trip to Baghdad made by Mr Ritter, Mr al-Khafaji and a film crew. Their visit took place shortly before Mr Ritter raised £250,000 to make a highly controversial documentary about Iraq that was critical of American policy towards Saddam's regime.

Mr Ritter formed a partnership with Mr al-Khafaji to finance the film, Shifting Sands which, according to Mr Ritter, "proved" that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction. In an interview with the New York Times in 2001, Mr Ritter stated that none of Mr al-Khafaji's funding came from Saddam's regime. Of the £250,000 spent on the film, he said that only £26,250 went into his own pocket.

While he confirmed that he had received money from Mr al-Khafaji, Mr Ritter said that he had had his business associate checked by CIA "sources" via a friend who was a reporter, and was reassured.

The documents cast new light on the Iraqi regime's attitude to the film, which was widely denounced as paid-for propaganda. The documents suggest to show that Iraqi intelligence officials had direct contacts with Mr al-Khafaji. They also record discussions among senior officials about offering financial incentives, apparently in an attempt to underwrite projects that Mr al-Khafaji was developing with Mr Ritter.

The correspondence discussed further ways to come up with money to offer to Mr al-Khafaji to cover his travel costs. One letter requests approval to make funds available by siphoning profits from an oil deal, apparently controlled by Iraqi intelligence. The documents state that the matter would be passed on to Tariq Aziz, then Iraq's vice-president, to deal with.

There is no suggestion in the documents that any money or other benefits were ever paid to Mr al-Khafaji.

Last night Mr Ritter said that the Iraqis had tried more than once to compromise Shifting Sands. He confirmed that officials had offered a gold bracelet for his wife and had volunteered to finance the film, either directly or via a French oil company.

Mr Ritter said that he had rebuffed each attempt and filed reports on the approaches to the FBI. He had also filed reports to the US Treasury when he was raising the money for Shifting Sands.

"Be careful how you interpret those documents," he said. "I would hate to read that I had taken Iraqi money, which I did not.

"Perhaps you can find documents relating to the meeting I eventually had with Tariq Aziz, in which I told him I would take no money, and he replied, 'We respect you because you do not have your hand out'," Mr Ritter said.

"I know that the Iraqis had no influence whatsoever on making this film."

Mr al-Khafaji, an Iraqi who has lived in America for 30 years, insisted that the documents proved only that Iraqi intelligence agents were corrupt. "Everybody knows that these people . . . defrauded the government out of their own pockets.

"The US government is well aware of where the money came from for the film. It came from me and two colleagues. It was checked by the government. It came from personal assets and from bank loans," he said.

Perhaps he'd like to revise his earlier remarks a bit...

23 posted on 01/29/2004 8:32:35 PM PST by general_re ("Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson)
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To: general_re
I hope fox will look into this and provide a fair and balanced report :)
24 posted on 01/29/2004 8:37:45 PM PST by rit
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To: Fred Mertz
Calling FredMertz to post 23.
25 posted on 01/29/2004 8:40:39 PM PST by rit
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To: rit
Kinda hard to imagine there wasn't a little bit of commingling of funds for Al Kafaji....
26 posted on 01/29/2004 8:44:47 PM PST by general_re ("Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson)
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To: general_re
I am sure that some in Washington will look into this quite carefully. I know there are bigger issues, such as the participation by the French, but I think an average Freeper sure would be interested to see what comes of this.
27 posted on 01/29/2004 8:48:58 PM PST by rit
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Ping to post 23, Scott Ritter documentary.
28 posted on 01/29/2004 8:55:52 PM PST by rit
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To: rit
Anything that reduces the influence of the William Rivers Pitt crowd is okay by me ;)
29 posted on 01/29/2004 8:57:11 PM PST by general_re ("Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson)
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To: general_re
I had the number wrong. It was 7 or 7.5, not the 10.5 I previously stated. Maybe this should be a thread by itself. No conclusive proof yet, but perhaps others might be able to assist.
30 posted on 01/29/2004 9:19:04 PM PST by rit
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To: rit
It's a very interesting development, for sure. If you roll it together, be sure to ping me, and I'll ping others...
31 posted on 01/29/2004 9:24:54 PM PST by general_re ("Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson)
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To: rit
...Shakir Alkafaji got 10.5 Million. He, or somebody with the same name, financed Scott Ritter's documentary.

Well, isn't that interesting. Very good catch!

32 posted on 01/30/2004 3:45:46 AM PST by livius
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To: livius
Wonder when the esteemed World Court in the Hague will bring the bribetakers to trial? Should we hold our breath waiting for justice?
33 posted on 01/30/2004 4:03:13 AM PST by doosee
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To: doosee
They're probably scrambling around to see which of their names appears on the list.
34 posted on 01/30/2004 4:33:32 AM PST by livius
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To: AaronInCarolina
Well, speakijng of the DNC...See that listing, under Switzerland, for something called Glenco RE? That's Glencore, and guess who's behind that? One Marc Rich. That name ring a bell? :)
35 posted on 01/30/2004 4:35:27 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: AaronInCarolina
In case you missed it, click here for an FR thread with more info on some of the other members on this dishonor roll.
36 posted on 01/30/2004 4:44:53 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
I wonder if Glenco is somehow connected with Glencoe. A large text book publishing company, connected with McGraw-Hill
37 posted on 01/30/2004 4:45:06 AM PST by mware
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To: mware
No, it's Glencore :)
38 posted on 01/30/2004 4:46:50 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: tdadams
In case the amounts of money involved here escapes your attention, remember that Iraqi oil on the open market fetches on average about $28 a barrel.

According to an ABC News article linked on Drudge, these are only vouchers to buy Iraqi oil at a discounted price. The vouchers would then be sold at a profit of only $.50 per barrel. Anyone know if this is accurate, or is just the inevitable CYA spin from the left?

39 posted on 01/30/2004 4:56:40 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Who would a terrorist vote for?)
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To: Fresh Wind
Don't know. Did they pay for the vouchers? Were the vouchers in compliance with the Oil For Food program? Somehow I don't think so...
40 posted on 01/30/2004 5:48:23 AM PST by mewzilla
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