Thursday, February 01, 2007

Saudi Arabia arms deals

So basically, back in the 80s or something there may have been a lot of dodgy goings on between BAE and Saudi Arabia, regarding bribes and "kickbacks" for arms deals etc. The attorney general Lord Goldsmith was going to bring a case against the former head of BAE and former head of the Saudi airforce to investigate their possible illegal dealings, until Tony Blair told him not to. Why not? Blair's reply was "Because this case would have damaged our relationship with Saudi Arabia." Literally, that was his defence.

Is this not the same as saying "Yes well, this guy did murder someone I suppose, but if we punished him for it, he might not like us anymore? I wouldn't want to be unpopular, do anything we can to ensure he likes me."

The Rule Of Law is no longer in place.

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