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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-03-09 06:50 AM
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21. "Bandar Bush" was running "Yamamah" slush fund that was used to buy US and UK politicians
Edited on Mon Aug-03-09 07:34 AM by leveymg
since the 1982 deal was struck with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and to fund many of the Kingdom's covert operations around the world. An estimated $80 billion have been diverted from arms sales from the British defence contractor BAE during that time.

Bandar has been under investigation and indictment in America and Britain on major influence peddling and bribery charges, but that's been pretty effectively hushed up by the corporate media.

Prince Bandar attempted to interfere with the British investigation into BAE. The U.K. High Court found that in July 2006, as the Serious Fraud Office was about to obtain access to Swiss bank accounts, "those described discreetly as 'Saudi representatives' a specific threat to the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell: if the investigation was not stopped there would be no contract for the export of Typhoon aircraft and the previous close intelligence and diplomatic relationship would cease."

And the U.K. Guardian reported that the two-judge High Court panel "heard unchallenged allegations that it was Prince Bandar, the alleged beneficiary of 1bn in secret payments from the arms giant BAE, who threatened to cut off intelligence on terrorists if the investigation into him and his family was not stopped. Investigators said they were given to understand there would be 'another 7/7' and the loss of 'British lives on British streets' if they carried on delving into the payments."

In addition, Bandar's personal assets inside the U.S. have been frozen by a federal court order since last summer. See,

Looks like the Royal Family is cutting its loses. Does this mean that finally the US and UK will go after those who took all that money. Does that include these guys?

Every British Gov't since Thatcher has been corrupted by Saudi "Yamamah" slush-fund money. London is a city on the Arabian Penninsula. Of course, so is Washington, DC. See, also,

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