Monday, April 13, 2009
"The Oil for Food scandal was a live issue when I was on the Hill and I read a lot of hte documents about it at the time. And simply put Total and Lukoil are the bad guys. They have been, repeatedly, vechicles for corruption in their countries and they are both tools fo the French and Russian governments, respectively. But back to Iraq for a moment. From a Heritage document on the Oil for Food scandal:"
"Prior to the regime change in April 2003, French and Russian oil compaines possessed oil contracts with the Saddam Hussein regime that covered roughly 40 ercent of the country's oil wealth. French oil gaint Total Fina Elf won contracts to develp Majnoon nad Nahr Umar oil fields in Southern Iraq which contains an estmated 26 billon barrels of oil (25 percent of Iraq oil reserve) Russian in copamy Lukoil has won the contracts to develop the West Quran field, also in southern Iraq, which has an estimated 15 billon barrels of oil. "
"An April 2005 National Review article had this to say about Total, "which NRO readers may remember for its sweheart deals with Saddam Hussein, has this to say about Lukoil, also holds major concessions in Sudan. " And the Scotsman had this to say also about Lukoil:"
"Iraq attempts to use oil gifts to influence Russian policy makers were on a lavish and almost indicriminate scale", it says. He targeted a 'new oligarch class" and also brided Lukoil, the oil giant with oil for food vouchers worth $10 million"
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Did you know Kairos was involved in Food for Oil? They were!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
OMG! Look who posted comment number 2! --
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Text of Romney speech
By Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor December 6, 2007 10:19 AM
Mitt Romney's "Faith in America" speech, as prepared for delivery
"Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the nation begin. "As governor, I tried to do the right as best I knew it, serving the law and answering to the Constitution. I did not confuse the particular teachings of my church with the obligations of the office and of the Constitution –- and of course, I would not do so as President. I will put no doctrine of any church above the plain duties of the office and the sovereign authority of the law.
Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they are right, so be it. But I think they underestimate the American people. Americans do not respect believers of convenience. Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world."There is one fundamental question about which I often am asked. What do I believe about Jesus Christ? I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind. My church's beliefs about Christ may not all be the same as those of other faiths. Each religion has its own unique doctrines and history. These are not bases for criticism but rather a test of our tolerance. Religious tolerance would be a shallow principle indeed if it were reserved only for faiths with which we agree.
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2. I am thrilled to hear someone stand up for religion and America! I want someone as President of this country who can stand up for both of these things. I want a man who is intelligent, who is exemplary, who has deep conviction, and will stand by his principles!
I am voting for Romney all the way!
Posted by Jan Skousen December 6, 07 11:39 AM
OMG! --- answers come in the oddest places!!!!
and #2 post!!!!
Kairos Development International, Inc. KAIROS’ strength is in its highly professional and talented people, dedicated to ... Samuel J. Skousen Consultant – Automotive. Consultants in Russia ... Mr. Samuel Skousen was also Vice President of Karios'. Karios has close ties to Gazprom.
"Kairos’ strength is its highly professional and talented people, dedicated to developing and nurturing international business ties and the improvement of the quality of life around the world."
Who else is on the "team"?
Pyotr Ivanovich Radionov
Education: Ph.D. in EconomicsMS Civil Engineering from Leningrad Politechnical Institute
2002 – pres. “SEVERNEFTGASDOBICHA”, President
1997-2002 “GASPROM”, First Deputy Chairman
1996-1997 Minister of Energy of Russia
After reading the link below it is not a strange question at all!
"By the way, I predict that if Romney is the nominee, there will be a concerted effort by Old Media to get to the bottom of what appears, based on this simple Google search on “Mormons and ‘child abuse’” and other information I have learned, to be a serious child-abuse problem that exists in the Mormon Church and segments of the Mormon community. "
"Since a Republican is involved, I predict that Old Media will do a thorough job.
I further predict that if they do that thorough job, they will find a lot to write about.
I finally predict that they will get to within, excuse the expression, close enough striking distance of Mitt Romney’s circle of friends and acquaintances to have an impact on his prospects, and that the impact will not be favorable."
It wasn't a strange question after all; only one the Skousen/Romney families never wanted to be asked!
"I am voting for Romney all the way!"-- Posted by Jan Skousen, December 6, 07 11:39 AM
Where is Romney's dad buried?
"Allan Filip, chairman of the Livingston County Republican Party, said Romney "outperformed the state in Livingston County, but most would expect he would do well here. There is a lot of fondness for his family here in Livingston County," he said. The candidate's parents, former Gov. George Romney and Lenore Romney, are buried in a Brighton cemetery.
"He also made a big outreach to people in this county" by visiting the area and assigning "a full-time staff person" to handle his campaign locally."
"Meanwhile on Saturday in Livingston County, Mich., a fast-growing exurban county near Detroit, Romney won a straw poll of GOP activists, according to Michigan Republican Party chairman Saul Anuzis who was in Memphis.
He told reporters that Romney had won 25 percent of the vote, McCain 18 percent, and Allen 17.5 percent. He estimated that about 400 people had taken part in the Michigan straw poll.
Romney’s father served as governor of Michigan in the 1960s."
Bill Rogers, brother of Mike Rogers Congressman from Brighton, Michigan, backed Mitt Romney. Rogers -- Slammed Palin; Mitt was his man. Could Livingston Counties political elite also be invoved in abuse of this woman and her kids for these many years? ---------- I have a hunch the answer is, YOU BET YA!