Corruption Case Exposes Scope of Bribery in Nigeria
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Friday Apr 24th, 2009
Last year, Albert Jack Stanley, the former CEO of KBR, which had been a subsidiary of Halliburton, pleaded guilty to bribery in a Texas courtroom for masterminding the payment of more than $180 million to Nigerian officials.
Stanley agreed to a record seven-year prison term and Halliburton and KBR agreed to settle the case by paying more than $500 million in fines – a record for a U.S. company in a bribery case.
Law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation said that in previous interviews, Stanley repeatedly said that then-CEO Cheney had no knowledge of the bribes.In 1998, Kellogg's parent company, Dresser Industries, merged with Halliburton, the oil services giant.
Cheney, then-CEO of Halliburton, arranged the merger during a quail hunting trip. Afterwards, Cheney appointed Stanley to head KBR, a newly formed construction and logistics subsidiary that grew out of the merger.
U.S. counterterrorism officials are reacting angrily to ex-Vice President Dick Cheney's claim that waterboarding 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed 183 times was a "success" that produced actionable intelligence."Cheney is full of crap," one intelligence source with decades of experience said Tuesday.
They've been in cahoots on all their dirty dealings.--George Bush and Dick Cheney, and all the dogs of war who love war and want to wage war. They kill the poor and innocent. To cause George Bush, Dick Cheney to suffer for all the suffering they've brought on the World & to the poor of both Iraq & Jordan & even Turkey.
It's incredible that the governments of the world are on track to invest nearly a trillion dollars a year in killing people. You can't tell me that that amount spent on weapons is for "defense," "self-protection," etc. It's mainly for the most lethal and advanced methods of slaughter and murder that money can buy!
Ted Rudow III,MA