British Premier & Attorney General Bow To Saudis And Abandon The Rule Of Law
Those Americans who suggested it was stupid to say that their V.P. Dick Cheney, recently (and short-order-suddenly), was literally 'summoned' to Saudi Arabia by the ruling Royal House of Saud, should certainly now give said stated stance some serious second thoughts.
And we do not mean maybe, baby.
Once again it's been made abundantly clear to anyone with a mere modicum of common sense, that whatever the Saudis say they want -- they get. This time it's Blair's British government's turn to be told to toe the line - or pay a price - of catastrophic proportions.
We could hardly believe our eyes when today, confirmation - if it were ever needed - that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's demands definitely do demote the UK's own rule of law into second place when it comes to any 'You're either for us or against us' scenario .
Gasp aloud -- as you get a gander at this clip from today's relevant Guardian report.
A major criminal investigation into alleged corruption by the arms company BAE Systems and its executives was stopped in its tracks yesterday when the prime minister claimed it would endanger Britain's security if the inquiry was allowed to continue.For any who aren't aware, Lord Goldsmith as the United Kingdom's Attorney General virtually IS the law of our land.
The remarkable intervention was announced by the attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, who took the decision to end the Serious Fraud Office inquiry into alleged bribes paid by the company to Saudi officials, after consulting cabinet colleagues.
He also just happens to be one of Tony Blair's oldest buddies/cronies, having been the boy Blair's old flat-mate during their chummy, ra-therrr, whizz-bang, eh-what?, old chap, university days.
But all that, of course, was well before Blair elevated his old mate to the peerage and provided him with his title, priviledged seat in the House of Lords and accompanying position of great power.
Reeling yet? You will be.
In recent weeks, BAE and the Saudi embassy had frantically lobbied the government for the long-running investigation to be discontinued, with the company insisting it was poised to lose another lucrative Saudi contract if it was allowed to go on. This came at a time when the SFO appeared to have made a significant breakthrough, with investigators on the brink of accessing key Swiss bank accounts.
However, Lord Goldsmith consulted the prime minister, the defence secretary, foreign secretary, and the intelligence services, and they decided that "the wider public interest" "outweighed the need to maintain the rule of law".
Can you believe what you've just read? Or what you're about to read next?
Mr Blair said it would be bad for Britain's security if the SFO was allowed to go ahead, according to the statement made in the Lords by Lord Goldsmith.
The statement did not elaborate on the nature of the threat.
At this point we think it's time we took a breather, as we're already too angry to attempt to type much more on this shocking if not absolutely scandalous matter.
And while we were temporarily tempted to tie this piece up by asking what we the ordinary British and American people had done to deserve such louses for leaders, we eventually decided there's no damned need to.
Since almost anyone and/or everyone who is honest with themselves already knows the answer -- that the greatest sedition is silence; our own silence -- for far too long.
In other words, it's our collective serial apathy that has finally led us all into this sickening and seemingly now irreversible, shambles of a sensationally sordid, sewer-level-situation.