Maintaining Optimism in the Face of Reality. Occasional observations on the state of the world, society, business and politics. Usually anchored by facts, always augmented by opinion.
||Millions of Barrels Allocated||Millions of Barrels Lifted|
|Mr. Zierbek||Russian Communist Party||110.10||87.391|
|Mr. Azakov and Mr. Velloshia||Rus Naft Ambix and the Russian Presidential Office||84.278||72.516|
|Vladimir Zhirinovsky and LDPR Companies||A former senior official in the Iraqi government stated that Zhirionvsky visited Iraq on a regular basis||53.0||79.8|
|Russian Foreign Ministry||
|Patrick Maugein||Iraq considered Maugein a conduit to French President Chirac, according to a former Iraqi official in a claim we have not confirmed||14.0||13.199|
|Raomin||Allocations were made to an individual listed as Raomin who is further described in the voucher allocation list as the son of the former Russian ambassador in Baghdad.||13.5||13.071|
|Mr. Nikolayi Ryzhkov and Mr. Gotzariv||Members of the Russian Parliament (Duma)||12.0||11.88|
|Charles Pasqua||Businessman and former French Interior Minister||11.0||10.751|
|Benon Sevan, UN Chief of the Oil for Food Program||Former Iraqi offi cials say he received his illicit oil allocations through various companies that he recommended to the Iraqi government including the African Middle East Company.||13.0||7.291|
|Government of Namibia||
|Government of Yemen||
|Sukarnoputri Megawati, President of Indonesia||Iraqi documents list President Megawati as a recipient of oil allocations.||6.0||3.779|
Unfortunately, I have a meeting to get to, so I'll have to change out of my official blogging uniform (i.e. my pajamas) and pick this up later.
e-mail post | Link Cosmos | [Permalink] | | Thursday, October 07, 2004
I'm sure that CBS News will be aggressively covering this story, breaking down the Oil-For-Fraud scandal line by line...
Oh, wait, that would make them journalists. Since we now know that this is not even a possibility in this time-space continuum, perhaps they'll just cover whatever "Beat Bad Bush" story they can to try to win the election for Kerry.