MP involved in Iraq bribery?
- from Reuters:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq plans to investigate allegations that dozens
of officials and businessmen worldwide illegally received oil in
exchange for supporting former leader Saddam Hussein, officials said
Their statements came after al-Mada, an independent Baghdad
newspaper, published a list it said was based on oil ministry
documents showing 46 individuals, companies and organizations from
inside and outside Iraq who were given millions of barrels of oil.
"I think the list is true. I will demand an investigation. These
people must be prosecuted," Naseer Chaderji, a Governing Council
member, told Reuters.
The list includes members of Arab ruling families, religious
organizations, politicians and political parties from Egypt, Jordan,
Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Sudan, China, Austria,
France and other countries.
Organizations named include the Russian Orthodox Church and the
Russian Communist Party, India's Congress Party and the Palestinian
Assem Jihad, an oil ministry spokesman, said thousands of documents
which were looted from the State Oil Marketing Organization after
Baghdad fell to U.S. forces on April 9 may prove that Saddam used
bribery to gain support.
"Anyone involved in stealing Iraqi wealth will be prosecuted," Jihad
Oil ministry officials say they have stopped selling oil to companies
that may have acted as fronts to supporters of the toppled leader.
Entifadh Qnbar, a spokesman for the Iraqi National Congress, a
secular party headed by former exile Ahmad Chalabi, said even Arab
oligarchs from oil producing countries received oil from Saddam.
"These people took bribes. Sadly, the Iraqi people paid the price,"
Despite U.N. sanctions, Iraq was allowed to sell oil from 1996-2003
under an agreement with the United Nations stipulating that proceeds
from the oil sales be used to buy food, medicine and basic supplies.
But bankers say some international companies selling goods to Iraq
may have paid commissions to Iraqi officials that were deposited in
Arab banks in exchange for winning contracts under the oil for food
Oil traders say Iraq also smuggled oil through southern ports not
monitored by the United Nations and through a pipeline running to
Damascus says the pipeline was only operating for testing purposes.
"Saddam had no problem giving oil to whoever he wanted," said one
Iraqi trader who did business with the former government.
- Not surprising! This is a wordly organization, as most have
become, disguised to look like the real thing. Most people
know this, but are lukewarm.
But as usual the actions of this organization betrays them.
Symeon <fyh@...> wrote:
Taken from the ABC News web site at
The following are the names of some of those who, according to the
document, received Iraqi oil contracts (amounts are in millions of
barrels of oil):
The Companies of the Russian Communist Party: 137 million
The Companies of the Liberal Democratic Party: 79.8 million
The Russian Committee for Solidarity with Iraq: 6.5 million and 12.5
million (2 separate contracts)
Head of the Russian Presidential Cabinet: 90 million
The Russian Orthodox Church: 5 million
The Social Democratic Party: 8.5 million
The Communist Party: 6 million
The Socialist Party: 2 million
The FTD oil company: 2 million
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- This is a LARGE organization, as some of those who are in power are still left from communist ways and thinking, but most of the younger ones are the real thing, influenced by the True Orthodox literature we have been sending them all these years just for this purpose. We believe that with prayer and repentance, even the corrupt may be healed (or replaced) just as rotting Lazarus was raised whole and clean. Most people know this, and are waiting for it with warm prayers.
Yes, those actions of glorifying the New Martyrs, including many who opposed Metr. Sergius such as St. Victor; the wide printing and distribution of Orthodox literature; religious education in schools, all betray the fact that the prayers to the New Martyrs for Russia's healing are beginning to be heard. But as usual some people, ignore ��. Metr. Philaret's admonition in 1981 not to look only at the negative but also to look at the positive that is happening in Russia. We all know about the negatives.
Michaela Kotikina :)
On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 08:12:40 -0800 (PST), michael nikitin wrote:
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> Not surprising! This is a wordly organization, as most haveHow many MP priests, monks, nuns, bishops do you know personally?
> become, disguised to look like the real thing. Most people
> know this, but are lukewarm.
> But as usual the actions of this organization betrays them.>>