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The oil giant Shell claimed it had inserted staff into all the main ministries of the Nigerian government, giving it access to politicians' every move in the oil-rich Niger Delta, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable.
the Nigerian government had "forgotten" about the extent of Shell's infiltration and were unaware of how much the company knew about its deliberations.
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Originally posted by ExPostFacto
You are right. I remember maybe 10 years ago, oil rigs in Nigeria being overran by militants upset at Shell for controlling their government. I remember the USA responded by sending in special forces to secure the facilities. It seems though it was less about the lives of the shell workers at the facility and more about stopping the dissenters and people fighting for what was theirs.
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Originally posted by David9176
DAMNING EVIDENCE to what I've been stating about transnational corporations...and initially was in denial over when I first starting posting on ATS.
If they are donig this to Nigeria.....just IMAGINE what is happening here....where many of these corporations came to exist.
Wonder if the major new agencies will pick this up in the USA. The KOCH BROS are probably shuffling right now.edit on 8-12-2010 by David9176 because: (no reason given)
Campaigners tonight said the revelation about Shell in Nigeria demonstrated the tangled links between the oil firm and politicians in the country where, despite billions of dollars in oil revenue, 70% of people live below the poverty line.