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Cheney to be charged , Interpol involved in warrant and arrest, Greased pig contest.

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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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www.businessweek.com... 01/nigeria-to-charge-dick-cheney-in-pipeline-bribery-case.html
Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria will file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and officials from five foreign companies including Halliburton Co. over a $180 million bribery scandal, a prosecutor at the anti-graft agency said.

Indictments will be lodged in a Nigerian court “in the next three days,” Godwin Obla, prosecuting counsel at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said in an interview today at his office in Abuja, the capital. An arrest warrant for Cheney “will be issued and transmitted through Interpol,” the world’s biggest international police organization, he said.


I'll play along!
I predict 'nothing' will happen,
Of course I'd love to see equal justice distributed but I'm going to go with the status quo and say there will be more silence than noise on this issue, and possibly a media distraction, (like we dont have a ton of those already).
Having Interpol involved is interesting, and we'll get to see if they are under the influence of 'suggestion' to leave Dick alone.
Just an fyi I found interesting.
I say he slides thru more hands than porky at the county fair greased pig contest!

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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:24 AM
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in a Nigerian court


That will hold a lot of weight I'm sure. Nigeria is where all those damn e-mails come from telling us that our relative left us 2 million dollars and we need to give them our account numbers so they can deposit the funds.

I know that Dick is shaking in his shoes over this one.................Yea right.



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:24 AM
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Finally... Justice...

Wonder what a slap on the hand will mean to Nigeria

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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:30 AM
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Just curious,
How will the interpol involvement play out?
Will that just get swept under the rug?
I know Nigeria is the capital of email scams, but it still has a valid government.
We cant hold that against them, after all we have the Kardashian sisters.
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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:32 AM
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Oooooooooh.
If ever in the history of mankind that
justice needed to be carried out,(this man is pure evil)
This IS that time. But, as you have already
stated it will likely not be.
We can pray though,that there is one agency
that is not in the pocket of the PTB.

Peace.



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:35 AM
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Good for Nigeria..The United States wouldn't give so much as a parking ticket to the Darth.

Peace



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:38 AM
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I Dont know why the link wont post correctly, just in case the story was pulled, heres a copy.


www.businessweek.com/news/2010-12-01/nige ria-to-charge-dick-cheney-in-pipeline-bribery-case.html

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria will file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and officials from five foreign companies including Halliburton Co. over a $180 million bribery scandal, a prosecutor at the anti-graft agency said.

Indictments will be lodged in a Nigerian court “in the next three days,” Godwin Obla, prosecuting counsel at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said in an interview today at his office in Abuja, the capital. An arrest warrant for Cheney “will be issued and transmitted through Interpol,” the world’s biggest international police organization, he said.

Peter Long, Cheney’s spokesman, said he couldn’t immediately comment when contacted today and said he would respond later to an e-mailed request for comment.

Obla said charges will be filed against current and former chief executive officers of Halliburton, including Cheney, who was CEO from 1995 to 2000, and its former unit KBR Inc., based in Houston, Texas; Technip SA, Europe’s second-largest oilfield- services provider; Eni SpA, Italy’s biggest oil company; and Saipem Construction Co., a unit of Eni. Obla didn’t identify the former officials whom he said held office when the alleged bribes were paid.

Last week, Nigeria arrested at least 23 officials from companies including Halliburton, Saipem, Technip and a former subsidiary of Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG in connection with alleged illegal payments to Nigerian officials. Those detained were all freed on bail on Nov. 29.

Liquefied Natural Gas

Authorities in the West African nation are probing Halliburton, Saipem and Technip for the alleged payment of $180 million in bribes to win a $6 billion liquefied natural-gas contract. Panalpina is being investigated for illegal payments it allegedly made to Nigerian customs officials on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

“Eni confirms its availability to cooperate with the local authorities in the ongoing investigations, as it has done in the past with Italian and U.S. authorities,” Gianni Di Giovanni, spokesman for the company, said in an e-mailed statement today.

Christophe Bélorgeot, who is listed on Technip’s website as a spokesman for the company, didn’t answer his phone when called today. No one answered the phone at Halliburton’s Nigerian office when called for comment. A person who answered a call to Halliburton’s Houston office said no one was available to comment. Teresa Wong, Halliburton’s spokeswoman, didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment. Heather Browne, a spokeswoman for KBR, said by e-mail the company has no comment.

Bush’s Running Mate

Cheney, 69, left Halliburton in 2000 to become U.S. President George W. Bush’s running mate and then vice president. He formed the company’s KBR Inc. unit after acquiring Dresser Industries Inc. in 1998.

The plans to file charges against Cheney were reported earlier today in the Lagos-based Guardian newspaper. Femi Babafemi, a spokesman for the commission, confirmed the plans to file charges when contacted by phone today in Abuja. He wouldn’t comment any further.

Nigeria charged a former aide of President Olusegun Obasanjo with six counts of money-laundering on Oct. 13 in connection with the alleged payment of bribes.

KBR and Halliburton agreed to pay $579 million in February 2009 for bribery payments in Nigeria that stretched from 1994 to 2004.

‘All Potential Claims’

Technip took a charge of 245 million euros ($342 million) related to its stake in TSJK and discussed “resolution of all potential claims” with the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Paris-based company said on Feb. 12. TSJK was a group of international companies comprising Technip, Snamprogetti SpA, a unit of Eni, KBR and JGC Corp. of Japan.

Panalpina, Royal Dutch Shell and five oil-services companies agreed to pay $236.5 million to resolve a U.S. probe of overseas bribery, the Justice Department said on Nov. 4. The bribes were paid to expedite the import of goods and equipment, avoid customs duties on imported goods, extend drilling contracts and lower tax assessments, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest crude producer and the fifth- biggest source of U.S. oil imports.

--With assistance from Dulue Mbachu in Abuja. Editors: Paul Richardson, Tony Aarons.

To contact the reporter on this story: Elisha Bala-Gbogbo in Abuja at ebalagbogbo@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dulue Mbachu at dmbachu@bloomberg.net



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:42 AM
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So interpol has warrants for Cheney and Assange?

Any bets on who gets arrested first?

I'm watching this closely.



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:46 AM
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Originally posted by mikelee


That will hold a lot of weight I'm sure. Nigeria is where all those damn e-mails come from telling us that our relative left us 2 million dollars and we need to give them our account numbers so they can deposit the funds.

I know that Dick is shaking in his shoes over this one.................Yea right.


Yeah because everyone in the entire Nigerian country is involved in the email scams......all 154 MILLION of them (Source)

Way to generalise the entire country eh.

BTW you do know that Interpol isn't only Nigerian don't you?
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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:48 AM
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Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter

just in case the story was pulled, heres a copy.



It's the ATS word filter again. 'Nigeria' lowercase is replaced by 'n-word'.

every link with 'Nigeria' lowercase in it, breaks.



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 05:50 AM
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Interpol aka CIA, FBI, MI6, Mossad. It's all the same agency. And whatever the Nigerian authorities say I would take with a pinch of salt. The Nigerian government is as corrupt as hell. I used to work there. Last year the UN was threatened during elections because as usual the Nigerian government was rigging the election.

Better to say 'Watch This Space' in this instance.



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 06:14 AM
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Nigeria wants to be careful, they have oil, that makes them a prime expansion target for the American Empire to send over an aircraft carrier and some Marines and "liberate" the people of Nigeria with extreme prejudice from their rulers who undoubtedly are amassing stockpiles of WMDs, exporting terrorism to the Western World, and are part of the Axis of Evil. We are at war with Nigeria, we have always been at war with Nigeria, hail America, save us all from the evil!

Oops, sorry I have been watching MSM and the brainwashing kicked in for a minute there.

As for anything happening with a Cheney arrest and trial? Yeah right, I'm more likely to grow wings and save a fortune on petrol by flying everywhere!



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 06:41 AM
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Well simple mind, I don't get e-mails from "What happens in Nigeria, stays in Nigeria" tourist board. But I do get them from Barrister Homeboy Millionaire and that pretty much sums it up. Still though, I seriously doubt Dick is really worry about a Nigerian attorney with dollar signs in his eyes in a feable attempt in this pitiful economy to line his pockets by making allegations against a former VP of the US. Despite those who are wetting their britches while they slam the USA, the USA is still a great nation and we are not going to cater to the whims of a nation of scammers for any reason.



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 06:48 AM
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It was only last year that Interpol was supposedly given the right to operate freely within the US,
I guess this is our chance to see if it's true.



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by mikelee
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Well simple mind,


I'm sorry, did you just attempt to insult me? You know, I've seen that sort of behaviour from newer, less known members but here I was thinking you were a man of integrity who wouldn't stoop to that level.

It appears, sadly, that I was very wrong indeed.


I don't get e-mails from "What happens in Nigeria, stays in Nigeria" tourist board. But I do get them from Barrister Homeboy Millionaire and that pretty much sums it up.


You cannot deny you generalised the ENTIRE country of 154 MILLION because of some email scammers.


Still though, I seriously doubt Dick is really worry about a Nigerian attorney with dollar signs in his eyes in a feable attempt in this pitiful economy to line his pockets by making allegations against a former VP of the US.


If Interpol takes it up and runs with it you'll be laughing on the other side of your insulting face. Never mind the Nigerians.....


Despite those who are wetting their britches while they slam the USA, the USA is still a great nation and we are not going to cater to the whims


Ahah, so it's the "AMERICA - F@#$ YEAH" attitude from you is it? At least I know what type of person you are now, apart from insulting.


of a nation of scammers for any reason.


Again with the generalisation. Keep digging that hole deeper eh.
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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 06:57 AM
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I didn't insult you?????????



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 06:59 AM
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Originally posted by mikelee
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I didn't insult you?????????


Last time I checked, calling someone a "simple mind" is an insult.



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 06:59 AM
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But you did me in your initial post. Whatever though...........



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 07:01 AM
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Can you please quote it? Because I'm looking and not seeing it.



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 07:05 AM
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Remember, it was Spain that hauled Pinochet into court. Al Capone wasn't jailed for murder. The outside world has been pissing all over Africa for centuries. Could this be the thin edge of a troublesome wedge? Minor indictments all over the globe for some of the worst criminals in the world today.

I've got a great idea for a punishment. Put them all in a chain gang sweeping up depleted uranium dust in Iraq.

Thanks OP. Nice find.



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