Wishful thinking

As far as conspiracies and opinions go, Lyndon LaRouche is pretty out there, but this article does raise some interesting hypotheticals.

The U.S. Department of Justice is almost certain to open an investigation of the scandal-ridden, British-based global defense contractor BAE Systems under the Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act, according to a report in the British-based {Guardian Unlimited} today.

Not sure what Guardian report he is referring to here, but there are quite a few published over the last 24 hours pertaining to the scandal. … 

Clearly there is much at stake.… 

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, U.S. Vice president Dick Cheney, and former British Ministry of Defense procurement officer Baroness Liz Symons are tied up in the biggest bribery scandal in memory, involving at least $2 billion in payoffs to Saudi Prince Bandar over a 22-year period to secure weapons deals, and billions more in slush funds paid out elsewhere.

The U.S. criminal investigation, which the Guardian reports U.S. law enforcement sources say is “99% certain,” will likely scuttle BAE’s plans for taking over major U.S. arms companies to become the world’s largest defense contractor. Immediately threatened is BAE’s attempted takeover of the American defense firm Armor Holdings, producer of Humvee armor, for $4.1 billion.

The only problem with this theory is that crimes and corruption on this scale almost never get investigated.…  Imagine what would transpire if such an investigation did take place?

But the deeper implications of the scandal threaten to blow open the secret nexus of oil, international finance, and secret intelligence operations, which has controlled global politics since the death of Franklin Roosevelt.

The biggest loser in the still unfolding global “Watergate” could be Vice President Dick Cheney, whose close collusion with Prince Bandar has contributed to the slide of the entire Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia region into a state of total ungovernability and spreading civil war.

The governments of successive British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair; the British Monarchy; and leading elements within the Saudi Royal Family are all highly implicated.

Therein lies the rub.…  If there was indeed malfeasance of this scale involving such names as… Dick Cheney, Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair, the British Monarchy and the Saudi Royal Family, hell would freeze over before a real investigation… would ever be allowed to materialize.

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