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Saudi Arabia's finest, the princely Prince Bandar Bush, a man who along with Dick Cheney created Al Qaeda during the Soviet/ Afghan war in the 80's, is in trouble now:  Abu Gonzales is hot on his trail about his involvement in the BAE/ Saudi arms payoff scheme.

Or rather, too much evidence has entered the public domain for an investigation not to ensue.  

Also keep in mind that the massive Military Industrial Complex doesn't take too kindly to even British arms companies poaching their warmongering customers (i.e. Bush-run Pentagon et al) so this investigation could be at Bush and Cheney's bosses bidding (MIC).

Washington-based sources familiar with the thinking of senior officials at the DoJ, said today it is "99% certain" that a criminal inquiry will be opened.

The bad thing about this is that Bandar's Republican buddies are now sweating profusely, what with Gonzo hot of their trail:

The sources say that US officials have been particularly concerned by the allegations published in the Guardian that UK Ministry of Defence officials actively colluded in the payments.
One said: "The image of all these Bob Cratchits in Whitehall sitting at their high stools processing invoices from Bandar has been a startling one to us."

A senior US source told the Guardian today that the allegation that BAE used the US banking system to transfer quarterly payments to accounts at Riggs Bank in Washington, appeared to bring the payments within the ambit of the FCPA.

Really though, I wonder where Gonzo's big announcement was about this big investigation?

There it is.  

Git em Gonzo!

Originally posted to a gnostic on Wed Jun 13, 2007 at 05:47 PM PDT.

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