Power corrupts


We are aware that
the European Commission has not had its accounts successfully audited for the
past 8 years, we are aware of the disgusting odour of corruption that pervades
those halls of power right across Europe, and of the stench that lingers in the
UK, fed by the arrogance of power.


This story
in the Independent shows that sooner or later, they all get caught. 

Jean-Christophe
Mitterrand
, the son of the late president, and 42 other people, including
several big names, have been sent for trial in connection with alleged illegal
arms dealing with
Angola in the 1990s.

M. Mitterrand,
60, will join the former interior minister Charles Pasqua, and the former head
of the European development bank, Jacques Attali, among the accused at the
trial later this year.

Other defendants
will include the French businessman Pierre Joseph Falcone and the
Franco-Israeli-Russian tycoon Arcady Gaydamak, who are accused of organising
several unauthorised sales of arms to
Angola during that country's civil war in the
late 1990s. Both men live abroad and have refused to return to
France for questioning by an investigating
magistrate. 

M. Mitterrand is
a former journalist who became African policy adviser to his father, President
François Mitterrand. He was often used as an emissary to African leaders, who
gave him the nick-name “papa m'a dit” (daddy told me).

M. Mitterrand,
who denies any wrong-doing, is accused of taking money from the two principal
defendants to help smoothe their business dealings in
France. It is alleged that the money came from
$790m (£400m) in illegal arms sales to
Angola, mostly conducted after President
Mitterrand left office in 1995. 

M. Mitterrand, M.
Attali, M. Pasqua and other defendants are expected to argue that they had no
connection with the arms deals themselves. M. Gaydamak, whose son is the
principal shareholder in Portsmouth FC, has indicated that he will return to
France for the trial.

 

So we say to
Blair and Brown, indeed any officials who may be involved in corrupt practices in
Government in the
UK, we are watching, we are waiting, we are
digging and if they are there, we will find those trails that every corrupt
official leaves behind.

'The grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind
it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert
liars.'. Adolf Hitler

Hat tip Norfolk
Bogger

 

p.s. When we have caught our corrupt officials, we must begin profiling and fingerprinting their kids for possible criminal behaviour in the future. As the names of the accused above show, Daddy may have got away with it, the son got caught.

In fact, why dont we just profile and fingerprint politicians kids anyway, on the basis that the politicians may become corrupt in the future. Lets face it, Blair's son has already been in trouble with the Police.


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