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"No Blood for Oil"- bribery & corruption worldwide
various FR links | 01-31-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 01/31/2004 3:41:52 AM PST by backhoe

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FRENCH FOR BRIBERY
New York Post ^ | 1/31/04
I wonder if the liberal news network will be reporting this gem of an article. Looks like the jig is up for our some of our fellow liberal 'Americans'.
 
 
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TREASURY PROBES SADDAM'S OIL PALS
New York Post ^ | 1/31/04 | NILES LATHEM


 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1068596/posts
IRAQ OIL: Mother OF All Scandals: List of all Business Deals
Healing Iraq ^ | 1/29/2004 07:47:23 PM | zeyad
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Beneficiaries of Saddam's Oil Vouchers: The List of 270
MEMRI ^ | January 29, 2004 | Al-Mada
This is the biggest scandal in years, world wide.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click here. for an article dealing with Galloway and the accusations.
 
Here's a link with some words of wisdom from Mr. Arthur Millholland.
 
 
 
8 Iraqi govt. papers: Saddam bribed Chirac ~ Washington Times - UPI | 1/28/04
8
 Saddam Stole Billions From U.N. ~ ABC News | 5/20/03 | Brian Ross and Ronda Schwartz
8 Kofi 'Annandersen' - Enron-style accounting at the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program
8 Saddam's Cash  ~ The Weekly Standard  |  5/5/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
8 Press scandal: Kowtowing in Iraq ~ John Burns ~ New York Daily News  | 9/17/03 | Zev Chafets

The full article at this link may clarify this a little. MEMRI describes them as voucher-allocations awarded outside the UN Food for Oil Program.
 
GOOGLE Search Term: "GEORGE GALLOWAY"
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22GEORGE+GALLOWAY%22&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&filter=0
 
GOOGLE Search Term: "Congressman Jim McDermotthttp://www.google.com/search?q=%22Congressman+Jim+McDermott%22&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&filter=0
 
GOOGLE Search Term: "Al-Khafaji"
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Al-Khafaji%22+%0D%0A&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&filter=0
 
MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE - Inquiry and Analysis Series - No.160: "THE BENEFICIARIES OF SADDAM'S OIL VOUCHERS: THE LIST OF 270" (January 29, 2004)
 
Saddam's regime helped friends beat UN oil embargo: former officials
This whole ugly disaster had better not be swept under the rug. For it's disclosure, prosecution,(especially tax fraud), and use in illustrating that the moral "No War" crowd were really just putting the rest of the world at risk in order to enrich themselves in cash and influence.
 - here's the link:
http://www.memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=IA16004
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.
-MP George Galloway- voice cries "peace," hand in Saddam's till...--
 
 
-more-
 
 
 
 
Saddam's Web of Bribery 'Went Round the World'
The Telegraph ^ | Philip Delves Broughton and Jack Fairweather
 
 
For future reference, here's a link from June of 2000 to an organization called MiddleEastUK.com. It has an article that mentions Galloway, Scott Ritter, and another guy we may hear more about in the future: a left-wing MP named Tam Dalyell.
All heart or a pain in the neck
Guardian, UK - Apr 22, 2003
... The veteran Labour MP Tam Dalyell, who was with Galloway on the trip to Iraq, insisted the Glasgow Kelvin MP was not in thrall to Saddam.
Lies and the Left
Guardian, UK - Apr 26, 2003
... What, for example, should we make of this question from Tam Dalyell, asked in Parliament
in 1998: 'Is an alternative to Saddam Hussein,' queried the man who ...

US subservience to Israel - By Fauzia Qureshi .
Hi Pakistan, Pakistan - Apr 27, 2003
... Tam Dalyell, a Labour MP and Father of the House of Commons recently remarked, that
'the Prime Minister is a war criminal and should be sent to The Hague.' If ...
 
 
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Where’s the Media on Saddam’s Payoffs? (Media Refuses To Report On Bribery of British MP)
Media Research Center ^ | April 30, 2003 | Tim Graham
 
McDermott received $5,000 after leaving Baghdad.
From the same guy who financed Galloway.
So, is the European press covering these findings?
Not that it should come as a surprise to anyone, but it turns out some of the staunchest international opponents of invading Iraq -- on principle, you understand -- were up to their eyeballs in secret deals with the now deposed regime of Saddam Hussein.
 
 
 
 
Nice bung-Gallow!
The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 04/23/03 | NEIL SYSON and TREVOR KAVANAGH
Wait till the Food For Oil Program information surfaces. Did you hear Rush today? Anon, Blix, et al, all had their paws in the till dipping the cream off the top. This could be fun!


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: almada; backhoe; barrelgate; bribery; foodforoil; iraqioil; oilforfood; saddam

1 posted on 01/31/2004 3:41:52 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Great thread!

But, see how much of this voluminous information gets on and stays on the mainstream media. That is the rub, and why the Dems. may win the election.

It is all so clear what was going on with Iraq, but what percentage of the American voting public are going to learn of it?

Thank the evil mainstream media liars for keeping Americans in the dark and voting Democrat. The Mainstream Media is the actual, most destructive 'axis of evil'.

2 posted on 01/31/2004 3:58:44 AM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: thesummerwind
Thanks for looking... what I have on the Media--


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Creator of 'Mr. Sterling' Admits: We TV Writers Are '99% Leftist'
NewsMax.com ^ | 5/27/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Professor's Study Shows Liberal Bias in News Media


CyberAlert -- 05/07/1996 -- NQ CyberAlert
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The Politics of Hollywood
Uncommon Knowledge ^ | July 20, 2001 | Peter Robinson
A poll by the Center for the Study of Social and Political Change in 1992, eighty-three percent of film and television writers, directors and producers voted for Bill Clinton. Eighty-three percent. The vote that Clinton received in the country at large, forty-three percent.

No Bias in Media, ha ha, tee hee


... with a nod to Tom Sowell, I call the Media the Jackal Pack Press... or sometimes I like to point out that the Press and Entertainment divisions of the media are "Two Wings of the same Vulture..."

Nine out of ten of their members share the same leftist ideology, and swap talking points like two horny teenagers swapping spit.
( Pardon the bluntness, but that's the unwelcome image that springs to mind. )

3 posted on 01/31/2004 4:05:40 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)... the 00's? The Decade of Lunatics...)
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To: thesummerwind
But, see how much of this voluminous information gets on and stays on the mainstream media. That is the rub, and why the Dems. may win the election.
Journalism's definition is reports of novelty which interest readers/listeners. Failing to interest an audience is commercial failure, thus irrelevance.

The rules such as "if it bleeds, it leads" follow from that. The rules of journalism filter out what will be important to our posterity, and put trivia under a microscope.

But it's not true that journalists have no interest in old things; every five years we are treated to a retrospective on Watergate.


4 posted on 01/31/2004 4:09:26 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (Belief in your own objectivity is the essence of subjectivity.)
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To: All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1068890/posts
The Saddam Oil Bribes: the complete al-Mada list
fbis translated text of the al-Mada Jan. 25, 2004 report | 25 Jan 04 p 4 | unattributed
5 posted on 01/31/2004 4:11:05 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Yes.

I know there is a fine line here with what I am going to propose, but somehow we have to get back to having "The Press" do what it was intended to do by The Founding Fathers. Now if that means getting the profit motive out of it, that's what has to be tried. I don't know how this is to be done.

We, of course, can't really have a government run "Department of News". But, somehow, there has to be an effort made in this country to gert real true news to the people.

I have to go now, but would like to talk about this. It is of great importance.

Once The Media is so influential in molding political opinion, then the media RULES, and those few who own and operate the majority of the media RULE. And that's the way it is presently.

6 posted on 01/31/2004 4:21:04 AM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
"Journalism", "The Press", "News", "Reporting", "The News Media" .............. no matter what it is called today. "The Press", at the Founding of this nation, was to be a watchdog.

Without that "watchdog", there is no country, no real freedom.

And as old Walter used to say, "and that's the way it is" (today). There is no watchdog.

7 posted on 01/31/2004 4:26:18 AM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: backhoe
Wow! One stop shopping! Thanks for all the work! :)
8 posted on 01/31/2004 4:32:55 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
Thanks for the kind words, and for stopping by.
9 posted on 01/31/2004 5:10:19 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe
Great post! Thanks for the hard work!

Bookmarked.
10 posted on 01/31/2004 8:50:06 AM PST by FBD (...Please press 2 for English...for Espanol, please stay on the line...)
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To: backhoe
CyberAlert -- 05/07/1996 -- NQ CyberAlert
I tried the link, and it seems to be broken.

. . . I looked at the others. May I humbly suggest this FR thread on the subject? Not only for the article, but for some of the responses and the embedded links.


11 posted on 01/31/2004 9:39:58 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (Belief in your own objectivity is the essence of subjectivity.)
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To: backhoe; mhking; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Ragtime Cowgirl; Calpernia; Alamo-Girl; windchime; ...
Great bumps ahoy !
12 posted on 01/31/2004 10:27:00 AM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I may never have the Courage to say some words but i will always have it to say what i believe !!!)
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To: mewzilla; backhoe
Thanks for all the work! :)>>>> Well, how are you going to change, or try to change this improper reporting?
13 posted on 01/31/2004 10:38:42 AM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: backhoe
The only hope of rooting out world wide corruption will be the net. I doubt major media would touch this - They're probably in this up to their eyeballs as well.

Now I see how/why candidates spend so much on elections (on ALL levels of government)! We pawns just pick up the tab.
14 posted on 01/31/2004 11:11:24 AM PST by Humidston (Two Words: TERM LIMITS)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Thanks for the ping!
15 posted on 01/31/2004 11:47:47 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Thanks for adding that link- the discussions that follow an article are often more informative than the article itself.
16 posted on 01/31/2004 1:31:16 PM PST by backhoe
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To: FBD
Appreciate your looking- thanks!
17 posted on 01/31/2004 1:40:14 PM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Thanks for the pings, Atomic_Punk.
18 posted on 01/31/2004 1:43:15 PM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe; ganeshpuri89
Need info on the Chalibi newspaper.

On the other thread, (The Saddam Oil Bribes: the complete al-Mada list)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1068890/posts
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^Destro is questioing the authenticity of the list. :
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Posted by Destro to ganeshpuri89; backhoe; KantianBurke; monocle; dawn53; PGalt; Rebelbase; InvisibleChurch; ...
On News/Activism ^ 01/31/2004 1:09:16 PM PST #53 of 62 ^

"This has the fingerprints of Chalabi all over it. Why are we falling for this again form that unreliable source? This is not a CIA list but a list put out by the Ministry of Oil released to a Chalabi controlled Baghdad paper. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me moment here. I am sure there is some truth to this list but bullsh*t info is always easier to sell if mixed in with some truth.
Why isn't anyone googling the name of this newspaper? Because the news is what we want to hear? That is bad intel analysis.

PS: In no place on that list is bribe mentioned-just contracts and the Chalabi newspaper is calling them (spinning them as) bribes. Which allows follow up news reporting to source this paper when they start using the word bribe. Classic disinformation campaign 101.

Why? For what reason?

Burr5 is on the right track-something does not smell right about this."

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Backhoe, do you know anything about this, and how accurate is the info?





19 posted on 01/31/2004 2:00:37 PM PST by FBD (...Please press 2 for English...for Espanol, please stay on the line...)
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To: Humidston; thesummerwind
Thanks for looking... regarding the media, a few letters to editors wouldn't hurt- or emails to the online editions with a link back to this or other posts.
20 posted on 01/31/2004 2:00:53 PM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe
the discussions that follow an article are often more informative than the article itself.
I think that is quite common--without intending any denigration of your article in particular, of course.

In fact, I think that is the justification for FR--the articles which are posted here get turned into something substantively better than the source article as initially published .


21 posted on 01/31/2004 2:29:46 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (Belief in your own objectivity is the essence of subjectivity.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK; backhoe
Backhoe, an amazing post! Thanks for the ping AP.
22 posted on 01/31/2004 3:11:11 PM PST by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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To: windchime; conservatism_IS_compassion
Thanks, both of you!
23 posted on 01/31/2004 5:11:31 PM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe
BUMP
24 posted on 01/31/2004 5:54:27 PM PST by XHogPilot
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To: backhoe
No oil for baklava, either.
25 posted on 01/31/2004 6:22:24 PM PST by txhurl
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1069493/posts
Saddam's oil
The Arizona Republic ^ | 2/1/04 | Doug MacEachern
26 posted on 02/01/2004 9:57:54 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)... the 00's? The Decade of Lunatics...)
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Saddam oil bribe claims to be probed
Financial Times ^ | February 3, 2004
27 posted on 02/03/2004 1:54:11 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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To: backhoe
Great thread.
28 posted on 02/03/2004 1:58:52 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Shermy
Thanks!
29 posted on 02/03/2004 1:59:23 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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To: backhoe
bttt
30 posted on 02/04/2004 5:48:02 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
back in the news!!!!
31 posted on 02/16/2004 9:58:06 AM PST by malia (BUSH & CHENEY 2004)
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To: backhoe
Thanks much for pulling this all together.

Saw something today (17 Feb 04) that gives indication that we will be seeing more soon (in addition to the very recent Galloway articles). Not much new that I can see in the article, but FWIW:

"Results of Saddam’s oil bribe probe to be made public"

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum said on Monday he would soon make public the results of his investigation into the alleged oil bribes handed out to foreign political figures by former leader Saddam Hussein.

>>snip<<

http://www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en54225&F_catID=&f_type=source
32 posted on 02/17/2004 3:00:14 AM PST by Cap Huff
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To: Cap Huff
Appreciate that link.
33 posted on 02/17/2004 3:03:29 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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How the U.N. Helped Saddam Buy Allies
brain-terminal.com ^ | 17 February 2004 | Evan Coyne Malone
34 posted on 02/17/2004 1:00:39 PM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)... the 00's? The Decade of Lunatics...)
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Saddam's fan club
Washington Times ^ | 2/20/04 | Ariel Cohen
35 posted on 02/20/2004 1:48:14 AM PST by backhoe (Has that Clinton "legacy" made you feel safer yet?)
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To: backhoe
TTT
36 posted on 02/20/2004 2:07:33 AM PST by lonevoice (Some things have to be believed to be seen)
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The Saddam Oil Vouchers Affair (Details)
MEMRI.org ^ | February 20, 2003 | Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli
37 posted on 02/20/2004 2:20:52 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)... the 00's? The Decade of Lunatics...)
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To: lonevoice

38 posted on 02/20/2004 2:28:09 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)... the 00's? The Decade of Lunatics...)
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To: backhoe
Bump for your foresight in the UN Oil for Food Scandal
39 posted on 02/24/2005 1:59:36 PM PST by XHogPilot
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To: XHogPilot
Thanks for the

Bring
Up
My
Post

... I had forgotten all about this old precursor to the Un's unceasing scandals.

40 posted on 02/24/2005 2:12:29 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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