posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:08 PM
I came across this story from late December last year, basically it is a con job by US military dealers circumventing Russian levys on fuel supplied
to foreign military sources. Documents were falsified to the effect that the fuel was for civilian purposes which was not the case.
Presumably the levys would boost revenue for Russia, who also had introduced tarrifs on single-class air carriers like Avianova who ripped out seats
to avoid the tarrifs, so no gain there either. It also seems that the Russians are not that bothered by it all?? Round these parts ordinary folk go
to gaol/jail for using rebated, (field tractor) fuel in their cars, while the US government have a laugh at getting one over the Ruskies!
This is the orginal story from the NY Times,
edit on 10-3-2011 by smurfy because: Add link.