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Canada and Oil-for-Food scandal
Canada Free Press ^ | 9 Dec 05 | Judi McLeod

Posted on 12/19/2005 2:04:15 AM PST by Fair Go

A draft congressional report has called for the investigation of Canadian Maurice Strong’s role in the United Nations Oil-for-Food program.

Page 35 of the 54-page report, written by Republicans on a House International Relations subcommittee states: "Maurice Strong should be examined for his role in the OFFP."

Strong is a long-time advisor to both UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and to Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.

On Sept. 7, 2005 it was revealed by the Independent Inquiry into the Oil-for-Food scandal that Strong had received a $1-million cheque from North Korean lobbyist Tongsun Park for the acquisition of shares in Cordex Petroleum Inc.–a Maurice Strong company.

Cordex Petroleum was also on the listing of assets of Paul Martin in his declaration of assets while he was Minister of Finance.

The $1-million, invested in the now defunct Cordex by Tongsun Park, originated from the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: canada; cordex; earthcharter; georgetownclub; mauricestrong; oil4food; oilforfood; papyrus; park; strong; tongsunpark; unearthcharter
Why hasn't this been bigger news in the Canadian press????
1 posted on 12/19/2005 2:04:16 AM PST by Fair Go
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To: NZerFromHK

An interesting read!


2 posted on 12/19/2005 2:05:53 AM PST by Fair Go
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To: Fair Go
."so like here's a beauty deal, what about oil-for-beer, eh ?"
3 posted on 12/19/2005 2:10:47 AM PST by kingattax
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To: Fair Go

"Tongsun Park"

That is a name from the past, if the same as the Co founder of the Georgetown Club in Washington. That Tongsun Park was known for his lavish entertaining of important people (1970s) and bribes to them. At that time he was associated with South Korea, not North Korea.


4 posted on 12/19/2005 2:28:29 AM PST by billhilly (Demo camo is yellow and white)
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To: Fair Go

He's the one. A quick check with Google revealed this Washington Post article.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54646-2005Apr14.html


5 posted on 12/19/2005 2:35:17 AM PST by billhilly (Demo camo is yellow and white)
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To: Fair Go
There is video showing Strong sneaking records, that were ordered held, out the back door.
6 posted on 12/19/2005 2:43:03 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: billhilly

Thanks for this post.


7 posted on 12/19/2005 2:45:38 AM PST by Fair Go
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To: Howlin; Peach

Oil for Food scandal and Canada.


8 posted on 12/19/2005 2:50:01 AM PST by billhilly (Demo camo is yellow and white)
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To: Fair Go

Not surprising. But to be fair, Canada's conservative presses like the Western Standard or Toronto Sun have covered this issue. There is no question, though, the reactions from establishment media like Globe and Mail or McCleans or the CBC are silence as expected.


9 posted on 12/19/2005 2:55:14 AM PST by NZerFromHK (Alberta independentists to Canada (read: Ontario and Quebec): One hundred years is long enough)
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To: NZerFromHK

My impression is that very few Canadians would have heard of Maurice Strong. However he has been an influential person in the UN for over three decades.


10 posted on 12/19/2005 3:12:33 AM PST by Fair Go
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To: Fair Go
"Why hasn't this been bigger news in the Canadian press????"

Per Neil Boortz ... 'freedom of the press' is not part of Canada's Constitution and the Canadian government DOES restrict what the media says or prints.

11 posted on 12/19/2005 4:30:13 AM PST by moonman
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To: backhoe

FYI ping, backhoe :)


12 posted on 12/19/2005 4:31:17 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
Thanks, and...


13 posted on 12/19/2005 4:32:56 AM PST by backhoe (The Silence of the Tom's ( Tired Old Media... ))
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To: backhoe

You're welcome. And a Merry Christmas to you and yours, backhoe!


14 posted on 12/19/2005 4:34:38 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Fair Go
Already posted under its correct title...

Congressional report calls for investigation of Maurice Strong's role in Oil-for-Food scandal
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1537016/posts

15 posted on 12/19/2005 4:46:48 AM PST by kanawa
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To: Fair Go

Strong is the guru of a nature worship cult.

He had an "ark" built to hold the papyrus UN Earth Charter. Gorbachov, our favorite communist thug who's hiding out at the Presidio on our taxpayer dime, has stated that the Earth Charter will replace the Ten Commandments. The charter is a rambling, nonsensical gruel that restates the communist manifesto.

Old Maurice also owns a compound somewhere in Colorado where they worship Gaia, trees and snakes. The old fascist has stated that ordinary people should live in mud huts with a 15 amp lightbulb for heat, while his neo-Nazi buddies should enjoy opulence and rule the world.

Maurice is a larger and more dangerous version of Jim Jones with lots of money, connections and followers.


16 posted on 12/19/2005 5:14:43 AM PST by sergeantdave (Member of the Arbor Day Foundation, travelling the country and destroying open space)
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To: kanawa

Somehow I missed it.


17 posted on 12/19/2005 2:14:26 PM PST by Fair Go
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To: Fair Go


Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1553905/posts
FBI Arrests Businessman In UN Oil-For-Food Scandal (Houston)


18 posted on 01/07/2006 7:46:14 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the link. This is a topic which I find very interesting and which I expect we will hear a lot more about. I expect exposure will come from the US.


19 posted on 01/07/2006 7:55:48 PM PST by Fair Go
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To: Calpernia

Many thanks for the link.


20 posted on 01/07/2006 7:56:49 PM PST by Fair Go
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To: Fair Go

BTTT!!


21 posted on 01/07/2006 8:07:52 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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