The body count in the Middle East since the
The battle in the Arab sand is, in fact, the ultimate testament of man's inhumanity to man.
It is also the ultimate testament of how
But hard evidence to nail the "masters of evil" in the arms trade has always been hidden.
In fact, solid proof that high level U.S. and UK officials illegally profited from massive sales of biological, chemical and WMD weaponry to Iran and Iraq has always been conveniently swept under the rug by corrupt courts and a compliant media.
And these public servants acting without a conscience, serving evil not good, have given crooked Western politicians like Thatcher, Reagan, Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld and their many loyal minions a free ride to collect handsome commissions through "front companies" as well as a free ride to continue to do the devil's dirty work - to this very day - by selling illegal arms throughout the world.
Although flimsy evidence has surfaced in the past to nail the scoundrels, most of the incriminating evidence has been successfully buried by the White House and 10 Downing St., buried in the form of people "who knew too much and were about to talk" or through using MI6 and CIA muscle to hide or destroy incriminating documentation.
As the war against
In fact, several whistle blowers - two who may have been murdered - say "the smoking gun" that could blow the lid off the entire arms scandal relates directly to the Scott Report on the "Arms to Iraq" affair of the mid-90's and to those aspects that Sir Richard Scott omitted from his report submitted in the UK.
The report kept secret also was referred to as "proof positive" by both microbiologist Dr. David Kelley and Gerald Bull, two whistle blowers suspiciously killed for trying to go public about the details of how governments on both sides of the Atlantic provided
And both the
Further, savvy politicians realized if the details were ever made public it would mean the end to their scam and immediately expose how the Western public paid for the arms enabling
Although much of the Scott Report is under lock and key, it was revealed how the
However, according to whistle blower John Drewe, some of the "telling clues" to the secrets in the Scott Report have already entered the public domain.
"Some telling clues did enter the public domain. These were such events as the prosecution in 1992 of the directors of Matrix Churchill for breaching the
"The reports showing that they were acting on government instructions, and that what they had supplied was not in fact embargoed, were withheld from the defense. After these men and women had been convicted and served prison sentences, secret government memoranda came to light showing how their convictions had been secured by fabricating evidence - with the knowledge of prosecuting lawyers, including Alan Moses and Andrew Collins. It may be significant that lawyers such as Sir Alan Moses and Sir Andrew Collins, who were involved in these trials, were made judges and selected to preside over the trials of those with knowledge of the export of weapons to
"Another skirmish which reached public awareness was the "Supergun" affair, as referred to above. Gerald Bull, a weapons scientist, founded the Space Research Corporation (SRC), which by 1985 was making a significant contribution to Iraqi weaponry, such as new types of gun and extended-range ammunition. In 1988 SRC started Project 839 ("Project Babylon"), the construction of a 1000mm artillery piece with a range of 700 km. The public became aware of this when executives of Walter Somers and Sheffield Forgemasters, companies involved in the manufacture of the gun barrels, were arrested in 1990. The aspect of the "Supergun" affair which attracted rather less media attention was what happened to Bull. He was murdered in
Was Gerald Bull Killed For Giving This Sworn Statement, Among Other Sensitive Inside Information He Was To Reveal
Further, a sworn affidavit signed by Bull on Jan. 17, 1990, before his death in a bloody fashion, his body found with two or three bullet wounds to the back of the head, revealed how payments were made from the Iranian Defense Dept. to Sir Gordon Reese on behalf of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with U.S. government complicity.
"In March, 1987, I had two meetings with John Cuckney, one of the advisors to Margaret Thatcher on the Iraqi contracts, personally arranged for the Midland International Trade Services (Defense Equipment Finance Department) to advance the loans for the project…Cuckney told me he had been authorized by the Prime Minister, to whom he reported directly.
"I should explain I was left in no doubt that Thatcher was also being briefed by Gordon Reese, who was advising her on the contracts with both
"Cuckney arranged for
"On Aug. 14, 1989, I was informed that Peter Levine, the director of defense, had personally intervened to prevent this acquisition by SRC. I telephoned Cuckney and explained the position. Cuckney assured me that the instructions came from Margaret Thatcher personally, after the
Lord Peter Levene, Former British Defense Secretary made Lloyd's of London Chairman in 2002, Pivotal Role in the Illegal Arms Trade
According to credible
Levene denies the allegations like the other crooked politicians involved in the scheme. However, Sir William Jaffray of
Jaffray's explosive comments point a strong finger at Lord Levene's role in the illegal arms trade, as well as his role in Lloyd's of London, in turn, protected against a massive investor fraud suit regarding withholding the devastating outcome of asbestos litigation about bankrupt the huge insurance carrier without proper investor disclosure.
Here is a portion of Jaffray's statements which have received little or no press attention or official investigation follow-up:
"In 1991, Levene authorized the supply of 1500 units of the Precision Guidance System (PGS) to CATIC of the People's Republic of
"The evidence that the
"Gerald Bull and Terence Byrne have both filed statements specifically alleging that the officials and politicians pocketed large sums of money, listed as 'commissions', on the sale of weapons to
"In autumn 2002, Peter Levene was put in charge of Lloyd's, a government appointment. He came equipped with deep knowledge of the arms business, if not the insurance business. After the catastrophe of the black hole arising from the export credit defaults on arms exports, the
"It became evident that the government needed Lloyd's for political purposes. By 1995/96 the Treasury & Civil Service Committee had quietly dropped its inquiry into the losses incurred by Lloyd's. At this time, all 51 Conservative MPs with debts to Lloyd's had been written off, thus rescuing the Major government from collapse. Lloyd's had siphoned off some 34 million from other Names or investors. Fifteen MPs were saved from imminent bankruptcy. This matter was brought to the attention of Parliament in a letter written by opposition MP, Peter Hain (now Leader of the House of Commons), to John Major. Hain pointed out that the MPs had benefited from retrospective stop loss policies. This is of course embezzlement. Also implicated was Thatcher's Attorney-General, Sir Nicholas Lyell.
"Further, Lloyd's received reassurance from the government that it would be protected from charges of fraud. In this, the judiciary was enlisted. Those judges who were members of Lloyd's received special terms in the wording of their settlement agreements, though the nature and extent of any similar financial pay-off is not yet known. Thus Judge Cresswell produced a judgment in November 2000 acquitting Lloyd's of all charges of impropriety. It is likely that Cresswell's ruling reflected the position at a higher level, probably the Privy Council, where a fraud judgment on Lloyd's would certainly not be viewed as 'in the national interest'. Indeed, as John Mays (a Lloyd's man in charge of the Equitas reserving project) observed to a Name in 1998, litigation in the British and European courts would be futile.
"In his role as arms procurer during the mass illegal supply of
More Proof of High-Level Corruption
In March 2005, a
Van Anraat is suspected of having had direct contact with Iraqi authorities and using front companies of British and American origin, working through a Panamanian company based in
UN weapons inspection agencies have described Van Anraat as one of the most important middlemen in
An article by Richard Norton-Taylor in the Guardian (1999) reports on purchases made by Tagell UK Ltd on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mohammed Hashemi (aka Jamsid Naini) was a director of a
The report refers to the purchase by the
Regarding the role of high-level officials in
"It was the
"It should be noted that these records refer to commission payments to
"Finally, Hashemi has noted that large quantities of munitions were supplied to
"It should never be forgotten that corrupt politicians and officials lined their pockets with commissions on weapons exported to embargoed countries in breach of international law. And the British taxpayer continues to be punished with extortionate stealth taxes to make up a loss of between 73 Billion and 120 Billion of
Editor's Note: Read Part III Wednesday as MI6 internal documents are revealed, confirming government corruption at the highest levels concerning weapons sold to
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