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  • MP's partner linked to £80m trade in crude (MORE GALLOWAY)

    04/23/2003 4:48:46 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 32 replies · 602+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2003 | Anton La Guardia
    Fawaz Zureikat, George Galloway's Jordanian partner who claims not to be involved in oil deals, is closely associated with a company that has traded Iraqi crude valued at millions of pounds, according to United Nations documents seen by The Daily Telegraph. Mr Zureikat has dismissed as a "forgery" an Iraqi intelligence report identifying him as the front man for Mr Galloway's secret contracts to buy Iraqi crude and sell humanitarian supplies under the UN's oil-for-food programme. The Jordanian businessman has repeatedly insisted that he does not deal in oil, although he does sell food and other civilian supplies to Iraq....
  • Exclusive: MP Galloway's Saddam link held in Amman

    04/23/2003 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Shermy · 24 replies · 660+ views
    Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) ^ | April 23, 2003 | Mustapha Karkouti
    A Jordanian business man, Fawaz Zureikat, whose name was revealed yesterday as an allegedly business intermediary between Labour member of Parliament George Galloway and Saddam Hussain's regime, has been detained in Amman. George Galloway MP, a familiar face to Arab public, is at the top of the news once again, but this time as having been, allegedly, on the pay-roll of Saddam Hussain's regime, at least since 2000. The allegations, claimed to have been uncovered in "secret documents" found by a reporter in two charred boxes at the first floor of the looted foreign ministry in Baghdad are many and...
  • U.N. OIL $$ LINKED TO IRAQI TERRORISTS

    07/19/2004 3:28:40 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 37 replies · 1,704+ views
    New York POST ^ | 7/19/2004 | Niles Lathem
    July 19, 2004 -- WASHINGTON — American officials believe that millions of dollars Saddam Hussein skimmed from the scandal-plagued U.N. oil-for-food program are now being used to help fund the bloody rebel campaign against U.S. forces and the new Iraqi government, The Post has learned. U.S. intelligence officials and congressional investigators said last night that the "oil-for-insurgency link" has been recently unearthed in the numerous probes now under way into the giant U.N. humanitarian program, in which Saddam is believed to have pocketed $10.1 billion through oil smuggling and kickbacks from suppliers. Congressional investigators have uncovered hundreds of documents ......
  • No Peace for Oil

    05/19/2004 5:07:54 PM PDT · by Peach · 8 replies · 157+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 19, 2004 | Michael P. Tremoglie and Chris Blackburn
    Wednesday, May 19, 2004 No Peace for Oil By Michael P. Tremoglie and Chris Blackburn FrontPageMagazine.com | May 19, 2004 Next time there is a television newscast of an anti-Iraq war demonstration, imagine a voice saying: "This event is sponsored by Saddam Hussein and the United Nations." According to the latest reports from Baghdad, Washington, and New York, there is a good possibility that this is exactly what is occurring. The UN-administered Oil-for-Food program, which was originally designed to assist Iraqis who were starving because of the UN imposed economic sanctions of Saddam Hussein, was used as a slush fund...
  • Iraq war opponents fill oil-for-food 'vouchers' list

    05/03/2004 12:27:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 547+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/03/04 | David R. Sands
    <p>Companies, politicians and pro-Saddam Hussein activists from countries that opposed the war in Iraq figure heavily in a list of about 270 recipients of suspected oil bribes from Iraq under the scandal-plagued United Nations oil-for-food program, investigators say.</p> <p>The Russian government, a former French ambassador to the United Nations, the son of Syria's defense minister and the U.N. undersecretary charged with running the oil-for-food program were included on the list compiled by Iraq's state oil ministry under Saddam and published by a Baghdad newspaper in late January.</p>
  • U.N. SCANDAL: DEMS' DENIAL

    05/03/2004 1:57:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 522+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/03/04 | ARNOLD AHLERT
    <p>May 3, 2004 -- WHAT are the Congressional hearings to discover the truth about the United Nations' oil-for-food scandal? According to some of the committee's Democratic representatives, the hearings are a "misguided effort to discredit the United Nations."</p> <p>In other words - according to House Reps. Tom Lantos, Howard Berman and Gary Ackerman - it apparently doesn't matter what happened to the $2 billion worth of bribe money paid to 270 diplomats and politicians, or the $10 billion allegedly stolen by Saddam Hussein.</p>
  • Marc Rich Tied to U.N. Oil-for-Food Scandal

    04/29/2004 6:33:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 199+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/29/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Clinton-pardoned fugitive billionaire Marc Rich has turned up in the middle of the United Nations Oil-for-Food scandal, with his name on a roster of companies authorized to participate in the corruption-plagued arrangement. "One of Marc Rich's companies was on the United Nations list that was approved to trade and transport Iraqi oil," Fox News Channel's Eric Shawn reported Tuesday. "And it appears that Mr. Rich's firm, Marc Rich & Co. Investments AG, may well have been given that approval by the U.N. before the presidential pardon," Shawn added. That means the U.N. was ready to do business with America's most-wanted...
  • HOW TO BUY A FRENCH VETO (IN THE UN)

    04/27/2004 10:35:50 PM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 239+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/28/04 | DICK MORRIS
    <p>April 28, 2004 -- ANYONE who pines for genuine international multilateralism would do well to follow the bribes now being uncovered in the United Nations' Oil-for- Food scandal. Why did France and Russia oppose efforts to topple Saddam Hussein's regime? And why did they press constantly, throughout the '90s, for an expansion of Iraqi oil sales? Was it their empathy for the starving children of that impoverished nation? Their desire to stop the United States from arrogantly imposing its vision upon the Middle East?</p>
  • World leaders on list of oil recipients

    04/22/2004 10:42:46 PM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 180+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/23/04 | David Rennie, LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH
    <p>To the outsider, it is hard to see what could link former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua, President Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia, Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovksy and Benon Sevan, the U.N. official in charge of the Iraqi oil-for-food program.</p> <p>According to testimony presented to the House Committee on Government Reform this week, there is at least one link: They appear on a list of 270 individuals and entities named in Iraqi oil ministry files as receiving vouchers allowing them to buy millions of barrels of oil.</p>
  • Cleaning Off a Tarred UN (oil-for-food probe)

    04/20/2004 12:14:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 175+ views
    The Christian Science Monitors ^ | April 20, 2004 | staff
    The timing couldn't be worse for a United Nations scandal. Just when the world body is taking the lead in forming a new government in Iraq, it's being probed for alleged corruption in the order of billions of dollars. And in fact, the charges against the UN and a few Security Council members relate to its last big project in Iraq, when Saddam Hussein was still in power. The scandal casts doubt on the UN's ability to pick new leaders and hold elections in Iraq. Its effectiveness in those tasks will depend in part on how quickly its officials clear...
  • Kickback probe targets chief of U.N. program

    03/17/2004 10:38:14 PM PST · by kattracks · 14 replies · 442+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/18/04 | Betsy Pisik
    <p>NEW YORK — The United Nations has begun an internal investigation into accusations that a prominent U.N. official took kickbacks from the multibillion-dollar Iraqi oil-for-food program that ended last year.</p> <p>The accusations have also prompted U.S. congressional concern. The General Accounting Office, which has been examining Iraq's finances since May, is preparing to brief staffers of the House International Relations Committee tomorrow afternoon.</p>
  • -"No Blood for Oil"- Kojo & Kofi: Unbelievable U.N. stories.

    03/12/2004 12:56:57 AM PST · by backhoe · 594 replies · 21,818+ views
    various FR links | 03-12-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    Annan's son caught   http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1068887/posts "No Blood for Oil"- bribery & corruption worldwidevarious FR links | 01-31-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095509/posts Kofi Annan's son implicated in Oil for Food!Foxnews on air ^ | 3/11/04 | Foxnews     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095781/posts Kojo & KofiNRO ^ | 3/11/04 | Claudia Rosett     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095532/posts The Oil-for-Food Scandal ~ WSJ. The Wall Street Journal. ^ | March 11, 2004 | THERESE RAPHAEL       http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095444/posts AFTER THE WAR: The Oil-For-Food Scandal (long)The Wall Street Journal (opinionjournal.com) ^ | 11 March 2004 | Therese Raphael     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095623/posts Mercenary intrigue...
  • Shady Iraq oil deals: The ANC connection

    02/22/2004 4:11:12 AM PST · by Ironfocus · 19 replies · 717+ views
    SA Sunday Times
    Top brass flew to Baghdad with publicity-shy empowerment businessman Mzilikazi Wa Afrika, Jessica Bezuidenhout and Andre Jurgens Two of the ANC's most powerful officials travelled to Iraq with a controversial Johannesburg businessman just weeks before he landed a R1.2-billion state oil deal. Sandi Majali is one of about 270 people around the world who have been named in an alleged sanctions-busting scam involving oil from former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime. The names appeared in Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organisation documents found after the fall of Saddam. Majali, 41, who heads the media-shy empowerment company Imvume Resources, has for the...
  • Saddam's oil

    02/12/2004 9:17:51 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 121+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Friday, February 13, 2004 | by Oliver North
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ever since Sept.11, liberals in the United States and abroad have done their best to undermine the War on Terror by maligning the intentions of the Bush administration. In a pattern reminiscent of how liberals sought to undermine Ronald Reagan's successful effort in the 1980s against communism, the far-left today is waging an ongoing smear campaign against President George W. Bush's bold actions on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq, and elsewhere around the globe. From Howard Dean's suggestion that President Bush had advance knowledge of Sept. 11, to Massachusetts Sen. Teddy Kennedy's charge that the war was...