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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 06:14 AM
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Halliburton is offering a $500 million settlement to the Nigerian government.
to keep the war Criminal Dick out of prison
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/40322/halliburton-nobod... /
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As you may already know, Dick Cheney was charged earlier this month for bribing Nigerian lawmakers with $180 million into giving a $6 billion natural gas pipeline contract to Halliburton-owned KBR, which was being run by Cheney at the time.

Considering that bribery is illegal, the Nigerian government has been pushing for an arrest warrant through Interpol, which could result in a sentencing of three years in a Nigerian prison alongside three other top executives for the 16-count indictment, says GlobalPost.

With the White House not looking to do much to help Dick out, Halliburton is offering a $500 million settlement to the Nigerian government.

That is half a billion of Halliburtons money being doled out to protect a man that prosecutors believe is a criminal for helping to bribe a brutal dictator who has been accused of actually killing people in order to advance the interests of his business partners, according to John Nichols of The Nation.
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I always laugh when private companies accuse governments of corruption when they are the ones who offer money to promote their agenda.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 06:31 AM
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1. Dick Cheney..
America`s very own war criminal.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 06:33 AM
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3. The good news here is that
the WH is not doing anything to help out the war criminal of a dick.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 06:32 AM
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2. Money talks and Dick Cheney rides off in a nuclear powered wheelchair.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 07:55 AM
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4. since bribery is still illegal shouldnt they indict Halliburton for offering the 500M?
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:52 AM
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5. that's what i was thinking
although, perhaps that is what they are after- a bigger bribe.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:54 AM
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6. payback for making them billions
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:57 AM
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7. Beware Nigeria! It's a scam! If they ask you to wire $5000 to their
bank first, just walk away!!!
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 03:33 PM
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8. Reading about Nigeria, all the corruption
in that country came from the presence of Corporations there, bribing the police, government officials and anyone who gets in their way.

Now the government is trying to clean up the corruption and indicting Cheney/Halliburton and Shell (revelations in the Wikileak Docs show how Corps have been 'deep inside the government' for a long time) is a good place to start.

I hope they turn down this bribe. Even though he won't ever be arrested, unlike Julian Assange, on the Interpol warrant, it should go on his record that someone held him accountable for his corrupt, criminal activities, at least some of them.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 03:34 PM
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9. How much money went missing in Iraq?
Yeah, that's exactly what I thought.
We the People are bailing him out.
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