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Woolwich Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:13 AM
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Reuters - No More Corruption!
"BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Friday a decision to stop a corruption inquiry into a multi-billion-pound defence deal with Saudi Arabia was vital to British interests and he took full responsibility.

"If we had allowed this to go forward, we would have done immense damage to the interests of this country," Blair told reporters in Brussels where he was attending an EU summit."

Just as evidence of the massive bribes paid to all and sundry began to surface, the Prime Minister deemed it necessary to end the enquiry! I guess he isn't used to enquiries that actually come up with the inconvenient truth.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:17 AM
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1. Woolrich please add a link
and be sure to use the correct title of the article in your subject line. TIA :)
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Woolwich Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:11 AM
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6. Blair says ending bribes probe was vital
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:18 AM
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2. What power do the Saudis have over the rest of the world?
That is scary. My tin foil theory is that it would implicate a bunch of high ranking people stretching around the world and we can't have that now can we... :sarcasm:
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Possumpoint Donating Member (937 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:32 AM
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4. The Power of Money
The Saud's threatened to cancel a multi million dollar order for aircraft. That would have caused corporate problems as well as layoffs. Though call. There was no easy answer there.
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Woolwich Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:33 AM
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5. Take your point, but
bribery is illegal, and doesn't become legal just because Tony Blair thinks his friends may be embarrassed by an investigation. And we shouldn't be selling arms to non-democratic countries that practise torture.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:15 AM
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7. I sure hope they don't let the nasty little war criminal turd get away with this. NT
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:31 AM
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3. A link for you
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:49 AM
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8. Cheney, COME! Blair, SIT!
Looks like Saudi Arabia has come into its own. Who else could treat the United States and Great Britain like well trained dogs and actually have them obey?

I pledge allegience to the oil of the Kingdom of the Saud and to the republics which it controls, one nation over all, with bribery and cruelty for all.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:29 PM
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9. No Kidding!
Pathetic. For all of us.
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