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Where the Oil For Food $$$$ went ...

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posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 08:19 AM
This is a long article. I posted just a little of it.
Where did the Oil for Food $$ go? Besides going
into the pockets of Koffi Annan's family and the
pockets of other highly placed members of the
United Nations - $$$ went to the families of
Palestinian Homicide bombers as well as
possibly to members of the United Nations
Security Council to buy off votes.

Once again, the U.N. has proved itself to be
worse than useless. It is corrupt to the core
and gets in the way of what it was supposed
to be doing - helping countries to get along
and people to live better lives in peace and

The Security Council members were bought off.
Time for the world to wake up to what the U.N.
REALLY is and to close shop.

Probe: Oil-for-Food Money Went to Palestinian Bombers' Families
November 17, 2004

WASHINGTON Money from the United Nations Oil-for-Food program helped pay the families of Palestinian homicide bombers, the House Committee on International Relations is expected to reveal Wednesday during a hearing on corruption in the Iraqi relief program.

Investigators working for Illinois Republican Rep. Henry Hyde, chairman of the panel, are expected to say they have traced funds from former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's kickback scheme through a Jordanian bank and into the hands of families of bombers who attacked Israeli citizens.

It has long been established that Saddam paid bounties of $15,000 to $25,000 to the Palestinian families of the murderers. Hyde's committee will reveal at the hearing that some of the reward money was deposited from illegal profits Saddam made by demanding 10 percent kickbacks on all the contracts of companies that did business with the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food program.

Those funds were then deposited with other Iraqi money, such as Jordanian Oil-for-Food oil payments, into the Central Bank of Iraq account in the Rafidain Bank in Amman, Jordan. The funds were then transferred to another account in the bank controlled by Iraq's ambassador to Jordan Sabah Yaseen. It was from Yaseen's account that Saddam's officials would cut and hand out checks to the homicide bombers' families, Hyde's investigators are expected to say.
Corruption Spreads Outward

As congressional inquiries continue into the scandal-ridden Oil-for-Food program, more evidence has come to light revealing how Saddam was able to funnel more than $21 billion away from the food and medicine program into the pockets of criminals.

"In essence, the Hussein regime created a system of kickbacks, as we have heard today, skimming schemes and smuggling operations to bilk the international sanctions regime of all its potential value and profits," Juan Carlos Zarate, an assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, told lawmakers on Monday.

"He used the implements of the state, the Central Bank, commercial enterprises and his diplomatic and intelligence assets to help skirt international restrictions. In some cases, he used this system to attempt to procure weapons and other banned goods, all in an effort to fortify his regime," Zarate said.

According to U.S. officials, the former Iraqi leader spread billions of dollars around the globe, particularly targeting France, Russia and China, all permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.

< Full Story >

(Read the whole article. It's very interesting and educational.)

[edit on 11/17/2004 by FlyersFan]

posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 12:40 PM
Arafat - (Berezovsky - Mashkadov/Basayev); billions; the preferred victims : children. The terror dot is easy to connect. (Nov. 16)

[edit on 17-11-2004 by MattMarriott]

posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 08:52 AM
......and yet no-one outside of the US right sees this this way at all.

Noteable too is the US role in the 'oil for food' program; also noteable is the way the US right prefer to utterly ignore this part of it.

This is clearly just more of the continued attack on the UN.

Any institution seen by the US right as capable of questioning their policies is now subject to this (rather obvious) tactic and the UN is simply one of them.

I suspect it is completely about 'domestic consumption' as this 'story' is a total non-story the world over except in the US......where 'links' to people like Fox carry (with some) some 'weight'.

posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 09:29 AM

Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
......and yet no-one outside of the US right sees this this way at all.
This is clearly just more of the continued attack on the UN.

So what if the Euro-Centric refuse to see the truth about their
beloved corrupt cesspool U.N.?? It doesn't make the facts any
different. Of course, if the U.N. has it's way, Europe will NEVER
know the truth about the 20+ billion that they stole from the
Iraqis, and Europe will NEVER know the truth about the
Security Council votes sold by the French, Russians, and Germans.

To use your words .... What this CLEARLY is .. is more corruption by
the U.N. and an investigation on the U.N. is warrented and necessary.
It's the LARGEST theft in recorded history. And it was made by those
who were put in place to help the very people that they stole from.

Shame on them ... shame shame shame on them!
(and PRISION on them TOO, I hope!)

posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 01:00 PM
so the US is completely truthful and is a shineing beacon of anti-corruptness?
no the fact is that the US and the UK are just as guilty as france and the rest of the security counsel.
the EU believe in cooperation not banding together in little packs and fighting each other.

[edit on 18-11-2004 by devilwasp]

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