Wednesday, April 21, 2004


I prefer Koffigate to UNgate, it sounds better. Besides if Koffi's son is charged it will be more appropriate.

The UN oil-for-food scandal continues to grow and may turn out to be the biggest world wide scandal in history. I don't want to delve into it to much here because it is all over the net and press. Well, everywhere maybe except for the BBC.

There is one aspect that I follow with zeal.

British politician may face charges in oil-for-food 'fraud' From The Scotsman


Full story: HUNDREDS of businessmen, politicians and United Nations officials could face jail as a result of the inquiry into Iraqs oil-for-food programme, its chief investigator said last night.

Claude Hankes-Drielsma, the British adviser leading the investigation, said that those who "defrauded the system" of up to $10 billion (£5.6 billion) could expect criminal prosecution, as well as civil action to recoup the missing cash.

Mr Hankes-Drielsma spoke to The Scotsman last night ahead of testifying today at a United States congressional hearing into claims that the UN allowed widespread abuse of the programme by Saddam Husseins regime.

As well as UN officials, the corruption allegedly involved prominent politicians from Britain and France, hundreds of foreign businessmen, and figures from the world of international organised crime.

Now I'm not saying it is him but the member from Baghdad Central might want to consider his position. If he goes down that will be another of those raoccasionsons when I pop a bottle of the bubbly.

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