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Formal Complaint Filed By Judicial Watch.
FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | 9/20/2002 | Judicial Watch

Posted on 09/20/2002 2:34:35 PM PDT by CHACHI

Formal Complaint Filed By Judicial Watch. “U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition,” in Havana, Cuba from September 26 – September 30, 2002.

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that it filed a formal complaint with President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill and the Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) to revoke the license granted to PWN Exhibicon to conduct a “U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition,” in Havana, Cuba from September 26 – September 30, 2002.

Cuba is a U.S. State Department-designated state sponsor of terrorism. Since the September 11th attacks, Fidel Castro labeled the US-led war on terrorism "worse than the original attacks, militaristic, and fascist." During a 2001 tour of Iran, Syria and Libya, Castro was quoted by many of the world’s media outlets as saying: “Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees. The U.S. regime is very week and we are witnessing this weakness from close up.” Cuba continues to actively support terror groups, including the Basque ETA, Colombia’s FARC and ELN, as well as Northern Ireland’s Sinn Fein.

The planned “U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition,” in Havana is a frivolous and harmful promotional event. The U.S. government’s active endorsement and licensure of such activity, by U.S. corporations, in the capital of a terror state, during a time of war, is inconsistent foreign and trade policy – as well as prime propaganda fodder for Castro and his terrorist allies.

Expo participants reportedly include major U.S. agribusiness corporations, including: Archer Daniels Midland, Perdue Farms, Cargill, Hormel, and Tyson Foods, among others. According to 1998 campaign figures, agribusiness interests dispensed nearly $43.3 million to federal candidates and parties. Both Republicans and Democrats cater to agribusiness corporations seeking ways to circumvent the Cuban embargo. This may explain how the Clinton administration’s “Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000,” is allowed to take precedence over the Bush administration’s “war on terror.”

“It’s bad enough that the Bush administration licensed this trade expo in the first place, but if it now chooses not to revoke the license, then their hypocrisy on terrorism will be a national disgrace,” stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman. >> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FROM RCB RECORDS: Show organizer PWN Exhibicon International LLC (PWN Exhibicon) has received authorization from the United States government to conduct this event. E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. will be responsible for the marketing and operations of the exhibition.

Representatives of government-operated companies and non-government-operated companies that have offices in Cuba will be attending the U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition, including Alimport, Cuba's primary purchaser of food and agricultural products. According to Pedro Alvarez Borrego, Chairman, Alimport is looking to identify "…millions of U.S. dollars in new purchases…," and finalize transactions since "…many of the contracts for these new purchases will be signed during the exhibition..."

Key companies such as Archer Daniels Midland Company, Riceland Foods, Radlo Foods, Gold Kist, Marsh International, United Food and Pharmaceutical, Perdue Farms, Cargill, Boston Agrex, ConAgra Foods, Inc., PS International, Bushel 42 Pasta Company, North Dakota Farm Bureau, Reuven International USA, The Rice Company, Hormel Foods Corporation, Bunge, Northarvest Bean Growers, Tyson Foods, and Georgia Department of Agriculture are just some of the companies, organizations, state departments of agriculture, and state economic development offices who are planning to participate in the U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bribes; corruption; criminal; lackeys; totalitarism
COMMENTS: Take a good look at the participants. The U.S has not lifted sanctions on Cuba, and these companies are already doing business at the expense of the Cuban and American people. Oh yes, it is going to cost us plenty! Government subsidies are paid by no other than the taxpayer! Tell your Gov. Representatives that you do not want these filthy game of politics !!! Chachi Novellas Bengochea Fort Lauderdale, Florida FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ForFreedomandJustice
1 posted on 09/20/2002 2:34:36 PM PDT by CHACHI
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To: CHACHI
Klayman, successful litigant against his own mom.

Cuban Americans can do better than this representation.

2 posted on 09/20/2002 2:40:51 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: CHACHI
Go get 'em Klayman.
3 posted on 09/20/2002 2:56:44 PM PDT by Commander8
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To: CHACHI
Castro Says He Looks Forward to Trade Fair of American Food Products The Associated Press Published: Sep 20, 2002

The 76-year-old leader, now in his 43rd year in power, joked about how he would feel if Washington lifted restrictions that make it virtually impossible for American tourists to visit Cuba.

"I have sometimes said in jest that when it happens, we are going to have to find a new place to move to," Castro said. "Can you imagine a million Americans, traveling all over the republic?"

76,probably die within 5 years.

4 posted on 09/20/2002 3:00:19 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: CHACHI
Oh goody, I hadn't heard Klayman call Bush a disgraceful hypocrite in several weeks. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
5 posted on 09/20/2002 3:03:20 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
You just haven't been paying attention to his mouthpieces on this forum! ~~~grin~~~

They badmouth Bush daily....hourly even!
6 posted on 09/20/2002 3:07:12 PM PDT by justshe
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To: justshe
You would think that Klayman might be smart enough to go after some sleazy Democrats, just to try to maintain some semblance of being a "watchdog."

Instead, he is cultivating the anti-Bush crowd exclusively, hoping that they will continue to fill his coffers, and also hoping to win over some Democrats to his donors list.

7 posted on 09/20/2002 3:17:57 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: CHACHI
Oh, my, a formal complaint has been filed by Larry Klayman. I am impressed.

Stand aside, you! Mr. Klayman is on his way to file a formal complaint!

(steely)

8 posted on 09/20/2002 3:22:55 PM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: CHACHI

They may not have lifted sanctions as you see it but


9 posted on 09/20/2002 3:39:24 PM PDT by deport
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To: Dog Gone
Uh....yep!

Soundbytes and dollar bills define Klayman, imo.

He is a huckster...a grifter in the truest sense of the word, imo. And Barnum was right.

10 posted on 09/20/2002 3:42:42 PM PDT by justshe
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To: justshe
The planned "U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition," in Havana is a frivolous and harmful promotional event. The U.S. government's active endorsement and licensure of such activity, by U.S. corporations, in the capital of a terror state, during a time of war, is inconsistent foreign and trade policy – as well as prime propaganda fodder for Castro and his terrorist allies.
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Can you refute this soundbyte?
- Or -

- Are you too a 'huckster'?
11 posted on 09/20/2002 3:52:53 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: tpaine
Why don't you first explain how any of this fits into exposing government corruption. Or is Judicial Watch now a foreign relations think tank?
12 posted on 09/20/2002 4:12:50 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: tpaine
***The planned "U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition," in Havana is a frivolous and harmful promotional event. The U.S. government's active endorsement and licensure of such activity, by U.S. corporations, in the capital of a terror state, during a time of war, is inconsistent foreign and trade policy – as well as prime propaganda fodder for Castro and his terrorist allies.
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Can you refute this soundbyte? ****


tpaine......I don't HAVE to refute this statement. It was made by Klayman. He needs to PROVE the assertion. Remember, just recently, the guy who asserted that the moon landing was bogus? The one who took a poke at Aldrin? I don't have to refute HIS assertions either. It is incumbent on him to prove his own assertions.

When you take a defensive position on a statement made by a fool, you have already lost.

Additionally.....this is NOT a soundbyte...it is the typical boilerplate JW press release. Would you expect it to be unbiased?

As to your question as to whether I am a huckster...nope. Just know how to accurately evaluate a press release.
13 posted on 09/20/2002 4:23:08 PM PDT by justshe
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To: justshe
Yep, you don't ~have~ to do anything.
But you chose to tar baby klayman, [a fool I could care less about], rather than refute the facts in the press release.

This proves an element of hucksterism in your agenda. - Thanks.
14 posted on 09/20/2002 4:52:06 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: Dog Gone
Corruption? How silly.
It exposes government stupidity. - And government hypocrisy.

It also exposes the hypocrisy of those who support such foolishment.


15 posted on 09/20/2002 4:57:28 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: tpaine
Don't worry about it, tpaine.

I do the same with Bill and Hillary Clinton too. You just KNOW that when they open their mouth, truth is sacrificed to their personal, self-serving agenda.
16 posted on 09/20/2002 4:58:08 PM PDT by justshe
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To: justshe
Whatever.
17 posted on 09/20/2002 4:59:11 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: tpaine
Good.

I just wanted you to confirm that this statement,

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse,
is total crap.

Thanks.

18 posted on 09/20/2002 5:13:19 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
Hey, whatever. And thank you!

I'm sure you imagine that some big point has been made. Dream on.
19 posted on 09/20/2002 5:18:53 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: tpaine
The point was made, but apparently over your head. Toodles.
20 posted on 09/20/2002 5:28:51 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
Buh buy by, doggie.
21 posted on 09/20/2002 5:47:36 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: CHACHI
Go, Larry Klayman!

Klayman and Judicial Watch sue the Solar System: "Stop The World, I Want To Get Off!"

Still being,

22 posted on 11/13/2002 3:10:52 PM PST by paulklenk
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