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This has some teeth and exposes what Halliburton and other companies really do which means nothing for American jobs or America's well being...



Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/nigeria-issue-arrest-warrant-dick-cheney-bribery-case/
By John Byrne
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 -- 8:37 am


The company that Vice President Dick Cheney ran prior to becoming Vice President of the United States was atop the tongue of every liberal each time his company was awarded a contract in Iraq.

Now the company's name is being spoken somewhere else: Nigeria.

According to a story filed late Wednesday, Cheney will be indicted in a Nigerian bribery case as part of an investigation into an alleged $180 million bribery scandal.

"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," Bloomberg News' Elisha Bala-Gbogbo wrote.

"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," Bala-Gbogbo added. "Panalpina is being investigated for illegal payments it allegedly made to Nigerian customs officials on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell Plc."

The prosecuting counsel for the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said that indictments will be handed down in the next three days and that an arrest warrant for Cheney "will be issued and transmitted through Interpol."

Adds Bloomberg, "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."

A spokesman for Cheney declined to comment.

The US Securities and Exchange Committee probe focused on the deal as early as 2004. Wrote The Washington Post at the time:

The Nigerian project, started in the early 1990s, was worth almost $5 billion to TSKJ, a partnership that included a KBR predecessor, as well as companies from France, Japan and the Netherlands.

At issue are payments made to Tristar, a Gibraltar company that had a consulting arrangement with a corporation formed by TSKJ to "administer the contracts and execute the work" in Nigeria, a Halliburton spokeswoman said in response to questions.

KBR, the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton, was formed when Halliburton acquired Dresser Industries Inc. in 1998. It was a combination of Halliburton's Brown & Root and Dresser's M.W. Kellogg Co. Officials from the SEC and Cheney's office declined to comment.

Early on Thursday, Halliburton said they hadn't seen the new charges, but still denied their involvement.

"Halliburton's oil-field services operations in Nigeria have never in any way been part of the LNG project and none of the Halliburton employees have ever had any connection to or participation in that project," Tara Mullee Agard, a spokeswoman for the Houston-based company, said in an e-mailed response to Bloomberg.

Added Bloomberg: "Halliburton Co., the world's second- largest oilfield-services provider, said it hasn't seen any amended charges by Nigerian authorities who plan to indict current and former employees in a bribery scandal."
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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 09:18:42 AM »


  Cheney?  Bribes?  Halliburton?  180 million for billions of dollars in contracts?  Surely this can't be true?  (sarcasm)


  They won't get Dick.  He's above the law.
 
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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 09:37:10 AM »
I double dog dare Nigeria laying a hand on Cheney.
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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 09:46:34 AM »

  Cheney?  Bribes?  Halliburton?  180 million for billions of dollars in contracts?  Surely this can't be true?  (sarcasm)


  They won't get Dick.  He's above the law.
  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger_uranium_forgeries

Untoward corrupt influence in Nigeria, over corrupt Nigerian "officials" you say?  Who'd ever think it.

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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 10:00:22 AM »

  Cheney--the man w/o a pulse or a conscience.  He is Darth Cheney.

http://gizmodo.com/5591021/dick-cheney-has-no-pulse-seriously
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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 11:36:27 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger_uranium_forgeries

Untoward corrupt influence in Nigeria, over corrupt Nigerian "officials" you say?  Who'd ever think it.

Interesting how the story of the blame for the "big deal State of the Union speech on Iraq fraud" forgeries and "Rice & Mushroom Cloud" stories were passed around.

First they (Cheney/CIA Mafia) tried to say it was some old CIA (Gladio) whores "pissed off" at Cheney, claiming they forged them in the US from other genuine ones they had supposedly "found on the internet" (LOL) just to "get Cheney (not Bush?) into trouble" until the Italian's side of the story of it all came out in Rome.

Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger_uranium_forgeries#Current_or_former_United_States_Executive_Branch_employees
Current and former Italian intelligence employees
The suggestion of a plot by CIA officers is countered by an explosive series of articles[41] in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.[42][43][44] Investigative reporters Carlo Bonini and Giuseppe d'Avanzo report that Nicolo Pollari, chief of Italy's military intelligence service, SISMI, "brought?" the Niger yellowcake story directly to the White House after his insistent overtures had been rejected by the Central Intelligence Agency in 2001 and 2002. SISMI had reported to the CIA on October 15, 2001, that Iraq had sought yellowcake in Niger, a report it also plied on British intelligence, creating an echo that the Niger forgeries themselves purported to amplify before they were exposed as a hoax.

Pollari met secretly in Washington on September 9, 2002, with then–Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley. Their secret meeting came at a critical moment in the White House campaign to convince Congress and the American public that war in Iraq was necessary to prevent Saddam Hussein from developing nuclear weapons. What may be most significant to American observers, however, is La Repubblica's allegation that the Italians sent the bogus intelligence about Niger and Iraq not only through traditional allied channels such as the CIA, but seemingly directly into the White House. That direct White House (*TWO WAY?) channel amplifies questions about the 16-word reference to the uranium from Africa in President Bush's 2003 State of the Union address—which remained in the speech despite warnings from the CIA and the State Department that the allegation was not substantiated.[45][46]

Then of course we have the silly Cheney/"SCOOTER" Libby outing with Wilson-Plame and everyone else in the Universe who all knew or easily discovered they and the whole fraud were all-fake, all along.

The question becomes one of was this Stephen Hadley working for Bush/Cheney exploring some "newly unknown to Cheney current events", or where they checking and comparing notes on the progress of their OWN Nigerian forgeries-planting plotting? The forgeries produced by Cheney and CIA accomplices with insider knowledge of both Iraqi and Nigerian operations and methods were detected by both low level State and CIA investigators immediately, thus what could the White House and this SISMI head-spook have still been further "collaborating" about, in 2002?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ledeen#Yellowcake_forgery_allegations

Keep in mind that these forgeries firstly "came out of Nigeria" regardless of where or by whom they were composed or subsequently first pawned-off upon in Europe.

The bottom line all along was:

Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger_uranium_forgeries#Removal_of_known_yellowcake
Removal of known yellowcake:

In 2008, the United States facilitated shipping yellowcake (refined uranium ore) out of Iraq. This yellowcake had been stockpiled prior to the first Gulf War, and was (already. all along) declared to the International Atomic Energy Agency and under IAEA safeguards.[49] More than 550 tons of yellowcake was removed from Iraq and eventually shipped to Canada.[50]

They already had already declared to having 550 damn tons of the crap and let the IAEA secure it inside Iraq, which they had never needed to have been bothered to do, so long before 2000! This total was later proven to have been the full extent of all such uranium they ever had, left over from their Israeli-bombed nuclear power project in the 80's. Had they wanted uranium or to be deceitful they could have just as easily only have declared that they only had 10 tons.

The Nigerian connections are another rusty old nail in Cheney's coffin.

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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 04:11:57 PM »

  Cheney?  Bribes?  Halliburton?  180 million for billions of dollars in contracts?  Surely this can't be true?  (sarcasm)


  They won't get Dick.  He's above the law.
 
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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 04:17:06 PM »
Can anyone see the irony of Nigeria accusing anybody of scamming others? :D
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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 08:03:27 PM »
If Nigeria would like to forward that warrant to me,,,,well,,,I'd be more than happy to serve it

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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 09:56:11 PM »
How about charging him with murder with the news about the NAVY MISSLE HITTING THE PENTAGON!!! AND STANDING DOWN WITH NORAD!!

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Re: Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case: Interpol
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010, 06:30:07 AM »
Actually, how about other countries mind their own business. We'll deal with our own criminals, like Nigeria needs to reign in their own thugs that have been stealing from Americans for years with their state-sanctioned email scams.
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