posted on Dec, 15 2006 @ 02:31 PM
Saudi threats to scupper a vital Euro-fighter contract, plus domestic political pressure have forced the abandonment of an investigation into
allegations of bribery and corruption surrounding key BAE systems defence contracts dating back to the 1980s.
Foreign competitors will see another performance by 'perfidious Albion', as the British government holds its hand on its heart and promises that
commercial interests have played no part.
British lectures on the "rule of law" will lose some of their force.
Other governments - and frankly, many of the British workers engaged on the project - will not believe that the size of the contract in question was
not the determining factor. It is for 72 Typhoon Eurofighters from BAE.
BAE had reported that negotiations were at a standstill until the Saudis knew what was going to happen
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Absolutely unbelievable, the craven shallowness of Blair and his cronies never ceases to amaze me. Is he determined to turn us into an international
laughing stock before he resigns?
Commercial pressures and the whims of our Saudi allies, who are allegedly at the heart of this web of corruption. Cannot be allowed to influence
criminal investigations of this magnitude.
The only good news is that other BAE bribery allegations will remain under investigation, or will till the co accused take umbrage.