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TREASURY PROBES SADDAM'S OIL PALS
New York Post ^ | 1/31/04 | NILES LATHEM

Posted on 01/31/2004 2:56:20 AM PST by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:19:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

January 31, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department yesterday opened an investigation into Iraq's growing oil bribery scandal, in which 270 prominent politicians and organizations around the world are accused of receiving sweetheart oil deals from Saddam Hussein. The probe was launched after an Iraqi State Oil Ministry list of beneficiaries of the lucrative contracts - that included the president of Indonesia, a controversial anti-war British politician, two French officials and even the Russian Orthodox Church - was published in a Baghdad newspaper this week and confirmed to be authentic by officials of the new Iraqi government.


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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bribery; iraqioil; treasury

1 posted on 01/31/2004 2:56:20 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
As with all socialist regimes, the Baathists kept really good records! Hey! Hey!
2 posted on 01/31/2004 3:14:34 AM PST by SubMareener
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To: kattracks
And numerous RATS?
3 posted on 01/31/2004 3:31:23 AM PST by Waco
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To: kattracks; All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1068887/posts
"No Blood for Oil"- bribery & corruption worldwide
various FR links | 01-31-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
4 posted on 01/31/2004 3:48:01 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)... the 00's? The Decade of Lunatics...)
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To: SubMareener
Like Rush said, everybody BUT Bush and Cheney was dipping into the Iraq oil supply. Ironic, ain't it?
5 posted on 01/31/2004 3:50:22 AM PST by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance seem to have the least for my views.)
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To: kattracks; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; TEXOKIE; Alamo-Girl; windchime; Grampa Dave; ...
January 31, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department yesterday opened an investigation into Iraq's growing oil bribery scandal, in which 270 prominent politicians and organizations around the world are accused of receiving sweetheart oil deals from Saddam Hussein. The probe was launched after an Iraqi State Oil Ministry list of beneficiaries of the lucrative contracts...

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Ping!

The Saddam Oil Bribes: the complete al-Mada list   translated text of the al-Mada report
The Beneficiaries of Saddam's Oil Vouchers: The List of 270 ~ lengthy FR threads w/ links | 1/28/04

6 posted on 01/31/2004 5:55:07 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("The chapter of Iraq's history - Saddam Hussein's reign of terror - is now closed." Lt. Gen. Sanchez)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thank you send this message to me .
7 posted on 01/31/2004 6:02:07 AM PST by serurier (We come here for the freedom of the world)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
I'm surprised that Kofi Annan didn't show up on this list.
He collected millions with that Food for Oil deal.

I have read that ALL the weapons inspectors were trained in Annan's home country, by a close relative of his. Is it any wonder that he wanted to send in more inspectors, instead of going after Sadamm!

8 posted on 01/31/2004 6:29:48 AM PST by mickie
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To: Waco
"And numerous RATS?"

How many "Friends of Bill" will we find here? If Birr Krintong take money from People Liberation Army, why not he take from Saddam arso?

9 posted on 01/31/2004 6:35:37 AM PST by stboz
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
TREASURY PROBES SADDAM'S OIL PALS ~~ Big Damn Bump!!
10 posted on 01/31/2004 7:44:50 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bookmark to reading when back on FR later.
11 posted on 01/31/2004 7:59:59 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
12 posted on 01/31/2004 8:01:03 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: GOP_Proud
Like Rush said, everybody BUT Bush and Cheney was dipping into the Iraq oil supply. Ironic, ain't it?

No Halliburton either.

Now we know, when they said "No War for Oil", they meant "No War *to take away our* Oil".

13 posted on 01/31/2004 8:04:11 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: kattracks
Bring it on(can you say McDermott).
14 posted on 01/31/2004 8:04:25 AM PST by whizzer
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To: kattracks
BUMP! Investigate!!!
15 posted on 01/31/2004 8:05:34 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: mickie
Oh, the pipeline is open to the money flow. For instance, we've been talking about this list for a few days. One Iraqi-American on the list was the money behind Scott Ritter's pro-Iraq propaganda film. So Ritter's name is not on this list, but he might have been a recipient of the proceeds.

See?

There are all kinds of possibilities here.

17 posted on 01/31/2004 8:06:47 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: mickie
I'm surprised that Kofi Annan didn't show up on this list.
He collected millions with that Food for Oil deal.

I have read that ALL the weapons inspectors were trained in Annan's home country, by a close relative of his. Is it any wonder that he wanted to send in more inspectors, instead of going after Sadamm!
18 posted on 01/31/2004 8:07:11 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Whoops.
19 posted on 01/31/2004 8:07:34 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: backhoe
Nothing quite so direct. There were a number of big contributors to rats listed, though.
20 posted on 01/31/2004 8:13:35 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: Dog
The Treasury Department yesterday opened an investigation into Iraq's growing oil bribery scandal, in which 270 prominent politicians and organizations around the world are accused of receiving sweetheart oil deals from Saddam Hussein

PING

21 posted on 01/31/2004 8:16:23 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: kattracks
Money talks - bullcrap walks.
22 posted on 01/31/2004 8:18:13 AM PST by sandydipper (Never quit - never surrender!)
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To: mickie
This oil scandal was designed to skirt the oil-for-food regime.

Since Kofi was dipping in those "legal" coffers, it wasn't necessary for him to participate in this one.
23 posted on 01/31/2004 8:25:01 AM PST by Guillermo (Hypocrites, all around here)
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To: Shermy; Miss Marple; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; nopardons
I doubt if the Treasury Dept would be investingating many foriegn devils unless they are looking at donations the foriegn devils may have made or just plain bribes to Americans in politics and power.

This could become very interesting.

If we see a batch of left wing senators and congressits resigning in 2004 to spend more time with their families. They probably had a closed door session with someone like James Baker.

Lets hope that any traitors for money get their names published.
24 posted on 01/31/2004 9:22:07 AM PST by Grampa Dave (GW is driving every rat in America into a deeper insanity, 24/7/365!)
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To: cyncooper
Well ...well....well.
25 posted on 01/31/2004 9:22:18 AM PST by Dog
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To: kattracks
Well, this story seems to be bubbling slowly to the top. First it was in the Iraqi paper, then there was the English paper, now it's arrived here in the New York Post. Hopefully it'll find its way into the Washington Post soon.
26 posted on 01/31/2004 9:28:15 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Dog
You said it yesterday...

legs...
27 posted on 01/31/2004 9:28:53 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: cyncooper
Did you see the complete list yet?

Galloway is in a heap of trouble...

28 posted on 01/31/2004 9:32:36 AM PST by Dog
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To: Yardstick
ABC.....even did a piece on this story.

This story has legs my friend.

29 posted on 01/31/2004 9:33:52 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dog
...has legs...

I sure hope so. This story is good because its meaning is so easy to grasp. It has plot elements that people are familiar with. It reduces easily into the soundbite, "Saddam bribed the opponents of the war". So it's perfectly formatted to be persuasive even with folks who don't follow the news closely. I hope this story really takes off.

30 posted on 01/31/2004 9:55:36 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Grampa Dave; Ragtime Cowgirl
I doubt if the Treasury Dept would be investingating many foriegn devils unless they are looking at donations the foriegn devils may have made or just plain bribes to Americans in politics and power.

Encouraging !!!

31 posted on 01/31/2004 10:51:24 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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