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Chirac Knew!

Interpol urged to probe Chirac
Interpol urged to probe Chirac
From correspondents in Washington
29mar03

A PRIVATE US watchdog has filed legal complaints against French President Jacques Chirac, accusing him of illegal proliferation of nuclear technology and arms trafficking.

The conservative Judicial Watch today said it had filed complaints against Chirac and officials of other countries and corporations with the international police organisation Interpol and the European Police Office (Europol), demanding an investigation.
There has been widespread anger in right-wing circles in the United States over France's opposition to the war in Iraq and its role in blocking a resolution at the United Nations to authorise the use of military force.

Judicial Watch said it had filed complaints "for the unlawful proliferation of nuclear technology, the unlawful trafficking of arms and military technology, and the violation of UN trade sanctions imposed after the 1991 Gulf War, as well as additional UN sanctions relating to the so-called 'oil-for-food' program".

The group said that it particularly wanted an investigation of "financial contacts and dealings" between Chirac's Rally for the Republic party and government officials and corporations.

"These unlawful activities involve private persons from France, Iraq, the People's Republic of China and Syria. It is likely that several other parties and countries, unknown at this time, are also involved in the criminal conspiracy," it said.

The Judicial Watch statement referred to a 1991 book by French journalists Claude Angeli and Stephanie Mesnier which included details from Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on his links with French politicians.

Judicial Watch chairman Larry Klayman highlighted in the statement that Chirac had also been accused of accepting bribes while he was mayor of Paris, but that a court had ruled he could not be prosecuted until he left office.

"However, Interpol and Europol have no constraints on beginning an investigation of President Chirac," Klayman said.

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pfffht 31.Mar.2003 09:38

pfffht

pfffht. so fucking what. Chirac probably "knew" Bush's regime was selling those weapons "to the terrorists." big surprise.

Perle Harbor 31.Mar.2003 09:40

USAMRIID

FBI & BUSH ADMINISTRATION SUED OVER ANTHRAX DOCUMENTS

Judicial Watch Wants to Know Why White House Went on Cipro Beginning September 11th

What Was Known and When?

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that it has filed lawsuits against the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), the Center for Disease Control ("CDC"), the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases ("USAMRIID") and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for those agencies' failures to produce documents concerning the terrorist anthrax attacks of October 2001, under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA").

Judicial Watch has additional anthrax-related FOIA requests pending with the White House and other government agencies that will see legal action in the next two weeks.

Judicial Watch represents hundreds of postal workers from the Brentwood Postal Facility in Washington, DC. Until the Brentwood facility was finally condemned by the CDC, Brentwood postal workers handled all of the mail for Washington, DC, including the "official mail" that contained the anthrax-laden envelopes addressed to Senators Daschle and Leahy. While Capitol Hill workers received prompt medical care, Brentwood postal workers were ordered by USPS officials to continue working in the contaminated facility. Two Brentwood workers died from inhalation anthrax, and dozens more are suffering from a variety of ailments related to the anthrax attacks. A variety of legal actions are being planned for the disparate treatment and reckless endangerment the Brentwood postal workers faced.

In October 2001, press reports revealed that White House staff had been on a regimen of the powerful antibiotic Cipro since the September 11th terrorist attacks. Judicial Watch is aggressively pursuing the disclosure of the facts and the decision for White House staff, and President Bush as well, to begin taking Cipro nearly a month before anthrax was detected on Capitol Hill.

"The American people deserve a full accounting from the Bush administration, the FBI , and other agencies concerning the anthrax attacks. The FBI's investigation seems to have dead-ended, and frankly, that is not very reassuring given their performance with the September 11th hijackers," stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman. "One doesn't simply start taking a powerful antibiotic for no good reason. The American people are entitled to know what the White House staffers knew nine months ago, " he added.

 http://www.judicialwatch.org/1967.shtml

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JUDICIAL WATCH FILES FORMAL COMPLAINTS AGAINST RICHARD PERLE, BILL CLINTON, TERRY MCAULIFFE AND WILLIAM COHEN OVER THEIR ROLES IN GLOBAL CROSSING'S PENDING SALE

Senior Officials' Apparent Conflicts of Interest Must Be Thoroughly Investigated

Hong Kong Tycoon & Chinese Agent, Li Ka-Shing, Seeks Control of Bankrupt Telecommunications Firm

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that it has filed formal complaints against Defense Advisory Board Member and former Chairman Richard Perle, former President Bill Clinton, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and former Clinton administration Defense Secretary, and Global Crossing board member, William S. Cohen, with the Department of Justice, the Office of Government Ethics and the Inspectors General of the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security. The formal complaint cites apparent violations of government ethics regulations as well as federal laws governing prohibited conflicts of financial interests.

Mr. Perle served as Foreign Policy Advisor during the Presidential Campaign of George W. Bush. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld subsequently appointed Mr. Perle in 2001 as Chairman, Defense Policy Board - a position that Mr. Perle occupied until March 27, 2003. Mr. Perle, although no longer Chairman, remains an active Member of Defense Policy Board. As an Advisor to Global Crossing, Mr. Perle's fee, as outlined in bankruptcy proceedings, is $725,000, including an unusual contingent payment of $600,000 if Global Crossing succeeds in finally obtaining approval of its sale to the Chinese Company, Hutchison Whampoa. In his March 27, 2003 resignation letter as Board Chairman to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, Mr. Perle reportedly claimed that he would not accept compensation from Global Crossing. Irrespective of Mr. Perle's claims and reported pledges concerning remuneration, Mr. Perle clearly served the corporate interests of Global Crossing while simultaneously acting as Chairman of the Defense Advisory Board. Global Crossing is slated for sale to Hong Kong billionaire and communist Chinese agent Li Ka-Shing's Hutchison Whampoa Corporation - the shipping conglomerate that took control of the Panama Canal in 1999.

Judicial Watch has also launched an investigation of Mr. Perle's advisory role with Loral Space and Communications, concerning accusations that the firm improperly transferred rocket technology to China, as reported in the March 28, 2003 New York Times article, "Adviser to U.S. Aided Maker of Satellites."

"There appears to be a lot of dirty fingerprints all over this Global Crossing deal. Regardless of party affiliation, these officials - both past and current -- need to be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if the conflicts of interest and pocket-lining can be substantiated. If personal greed trumped their duty to the nation's security then they belong in prison - period," stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman.

 http://www.judicialwatch.org/3416.shtml
Perle Harbor
Perle Harbor

hypocrisy 31.Mar.2003 09:41

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for the unlawful proliferation of nuclear technology, the unlawful trafficking of arms and military technology, and the violation of UN trade sanctions imposed after the 1991 Gulf War, as well as additional UN sanctions relating to the so-called 'oil-for-food' program".

Oh come on ... Not that Chirac is any hero but what about the usa and uk ... they've been doing the same thing. And why (rhetorical question) doesn't bush and his right wing power/greed get investigated.
Aaargh! Sickened again by usa government

back to conservative Judicial Watch huh? 31.Mar.2003 11:39

uum

When Judical Watch was after Clit-Toon, there were a "conservative group"

when they were after chaney, there were "A Washington Watchdog group"

now its back to "conservative" when they are after the king surrender monkey.

I love the way liberals prevert the langauge...

to 'uum'-- 31.Mar.2003 12:03

Learn to Spell.

there [sic] were a "conservative group"

--BFD. everyone knows Judicial Watch is a right-wing group.

No one here gives a fuck about Clinton--especially after he and his wife now support the Iraq genocide.

and we still haven't heard the last about Cheney . . . the lawsuit continues.
to 'uum'--
to 'uum'--

What these Scandals are really about 31.Mar.2003 20:07

anti-American Empire

Judicial Watch is a political attack organization for the more Fascistic political wing of the American political establishment. This suit against Jacque Chirac, or the Global Crossing bullshit, or even the Cipro case have less to do with the allegations of impropriety being made and more to do with setting up members of the current Bush regime as patsies and fall guys for not only the increasing failed war against Iraq but the backlash against American Imperialism around the world which the regime has spurred through its failed diplomacy.

As Mike Ruppert has written:

"In the meantime, there are increasing signs that the U.S. political and economic elites are laying the groundwork to make the Bush administration, specifically Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Perle and Wolfowitz, sacrificial scapegoats for a failed policy in time to consolidate post 9-11 gains, regroup and move forward. These indications include: written press attacks on the Bush administration by select journalists long known for their loyalty and obedience to financial interests and the CIA; a growing revolt from within the intelligence communities of the U.S. and the U.K. including damaging leaks undermining the credibility of the administration; serious economic consequences closing in on the financial markets; growing signs of pending oil shortages; and indications that the use of forged documents by the Bush and Blair regimes may become the Watergate burglary of the 21st century."

 http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/032503_perfect_storm_2.html

"One thing is certain. If George W. Bush is removed from within, it will signal nothing other than a new "kinder, gentler" set of managers pursuing the exact same agenda as before. The dirtiest work will have been done."

 http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/031903_perfect_storm_1.html

Ulimately, this entire issue is a good example why the clueless "progressives" here who spend all their time Bashing Bush or the Bush cabal are fools. These people don't want to understand that it is institutionz and not individual personalities that are important. In this case, the Bush Regime is ultimately beholden to the American Imperialist establishment itself. And it is through outfits like Judicial Watch on the one hand or media outlets such as the Washington Post or New York Times on the other that this Establishment acts to discpline, control, and take down its puppets.

Scandal and political smear campaigns are the weapons of choice for the American political establishment to fight out its political battles over disputes that are usually completely unrelated to the alleged issue at hand.