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La_Serpiente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 03:22 AM
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The Nation: Will the French Indict Cheney?
Will the French Indict Cheney?

Yet another sordid chapter in the murky annals of Halliburton might well lead to the indictment of Dick Cheney by a French court on charges of bribery, money-laundering and misuse of corporate assets.

At the heart of the matter is a $6 billion gas liquification factory built in Nigeria on behalf of oil mammoth Shell by Halliburton--the company Cheney headed before becoming Vice President--in partnership with a large French petroengineering company, Technip. Nigeria has been rated by the anticorruption watchdog Transparency International as the second-most corrupt country in the world, surpassed only by Bangladesh.

One of France's best-known investigating magistrates, Judge Renaud van Ruymbeke--who came to fame by unearthing major French campaign finance scandals in the 1990s that led to a raft of indictments--has been conducting a probe of the Nigeria deal since October. And, three days before Christmas, the Paris daily Le Figaro front-paged the news that Judge van Ruymbeke had notified the Justice Ministry that Cheney might be among those eventually indicted as a result of his investigation.

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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 04:51 AM
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1. It doesn't matter...
Edited on Sat Jan-03-04 04:54 AM by RBHam
This could drag on for years, Cheney could be dead by then...

beside the fact that he knows where all the bodies are buried, cheney's just another cog in the machine, more are being groomed...

hell, look what they did to reagan...

kept locked up and incommunicado, even if he has alzheimer's that is cruel, just in case he blabs something like "George was in the loop" or "I cried when Negroponte told me he could fix the nun killing thingy in El Salvador, that's how grateful I was..."
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