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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 10:58 PM
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23. Another big player in the eastern Congo is Barrick Gold Corp.
Edited on Mon Oct-20-03 11:26 PM by seemslikeadream
headquartered in Canada. It is the world's second-largest gold producer after Anglo-American of South Africa.

The industrial enterprises that set up American Mineral Fields are interested in the contract for the construction of the orbital platform around the world that is destined to replace the Russian station MIR.

This project is part of the $60 billion so-called National Missile Defense system that George W. Bush, Sec. Of Defense Rumsfeld, Sec. of State Colin Powell, and Vice President Cheney are pushing so vigorously. Building the spacer station will require many of the rare metals found in eastern Congo.

Barrick was able in 1996 to get the Mobutu regime's Gold Office of Kilomoto, a government monopoly, to transfer mining rights over almost all its 82,000 square kilometers of land to Barrick. The land is estimated to have 100 tons of gold in reserve.

George Bush Sr. sat on the board if directors of Barrick.

Cynthia McKinney made the mistake of pissing off the Bushes after the 1992 election:
After George Bush Senior left the White House, he became an advisor and lobbist for Canadian gold-mining company, Barrick Gold. But there were a couple of questions about Barrick, to say the least. For example, was Barrick's Congo gold mine funding both sides of a civil war and perpetuating that bloody conflict? Only one Congressperson demanded hearings on the matter.

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  - Kicking because this is too important to let slip away without more people  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-20-03 12:54 PM   #1 
  - Thanks so much  seemslikeadream   Oct-20-03 12:58 PM   #2 
  - Kick  donsu   Oct-20-03 01:04 PM   #3 
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  - Absolutely.  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-20-03 02:03 PM   #6 
  - Why didn't we catch this in August?  madfloridian   Oct-20-03 01:40 PM   #5 
  - August 1996 they ran bulldozers across the property  seemslikeadream   Oct-20-03 02:07 PM   #7 
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  - check  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-23-03 02:12 AM   #30 
  - Barrick! That sure sets off alarm bells  starroute   Oct-20-03 02:53 PM   #13 
  - Unbelievable that no one in The American media paid it any mind.  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-20-03 03:26 PM   #15 
     - Yes  seemslikeadream   Oct-20-03 04:07 PM   #16 
        - Barrick was in the news last week  RainDog   Oct-20-03 05:10 PM   #18 
           - Must be nice to be on the king's "A" list.  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-20-03 09:07 PM   #19 
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  - Another big player in the eastern Congo is Barrick Gold Corp.  seemslikeadream   Oct-20-03 10:58 PM   #23 
  - Thanks for the link!  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-21-03 01:00 AM   #24 
     - "They are tearing up the very fabric of the sacred heartland.  seemslikeadream   Oct-21-03 10:52 AM   #27 
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  - And another kick just in case someone missed it.  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-22-03 05:56 PM   #29 

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