Skip to comments.CLINTON'S SCOTTISH COURT WARNING
Posted on 10/31/2005 4:31:37 AM PST by Plasmaman
FORMER US President Bill Clinton may be forced to appear in court over a medical scandal which claimed the lives of innocent Scots.
Many haemophiliacs were infected with hepatitis C after tainted blood from American prisoners was imported into the UK.
Glasgow firm Thomsons are representing the families of Scots sufferers who died after contracting the disease.
They allege inmates in an Arkansas jail were paid to donate blood despite the authorities knowing they had AIDS and hepatitis.
They are threatening to call the ex-president, who was state governor at the time, to the witness stand.
The infected bloodwasused to make clotting agents for haemophiliacs who require regular blood transfusions Frank Maguire, of Thomsons, said "These allegations are extremely serious and I am now more sure than ever that there should be a full public inquiry into why so many Scots contracted hepatitis C from infected blood products.
"The relatives of my clients who have died want an inquiry to know how their loved ones came to be infected with such a deadly disease, to expose the full facts surrounding their death and bring to light any negligent or discreditable conduct.
"An inquiry would also help to reassure the public that this sort of thing could not happen again.
"If former President Clinton has some information about how this happened in a jail in Arkansas while he was state governor then I'd hope he'd want to give evidence to an inquiry."
The law firm has already taken court action against the Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd, and Health Minister Andy Kerr.
They are calling for a review of their decision not to hold a judicial inquiry into the spate of deaths
Wow! Thanks for posting this story. I had heard about this scandal a few years ago and never thought it would see the light of day. Interesting screenname given your posting history. Welcome to Free Republic! :-)
Wow. I thought this scandal had been lost forever.
He get that great expert on Scottish verdicts, Sen. Specter, to be his barrister.
(((PING Clinton Scandal alert)))
Put some ice on it.
Scottish, or Sottish?
Stupefied from or as if from drink.
Tending to drink excessively.
adj : given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol; "a bibulous fellow"; "a bibulous evening"; "his boozy drinking companions"; "thick boozy singing"; "a drunken binge"; "two drunken gentleman holding each other up"; "sottish behavior" [syn: bibulous, boozy, drunken]
Has the Honorable Senator Specter weighed in, given that he is the preeminent scholar in regards to Scottish Law.
The collecting of this tainted blood in Arkansas prisons during the time Clinton was governor should have been a huge scandal but as usual, it didn't get the light of day because the liberal press was protecting RATS.
Why the heck are prisoners' blood being used for anything? Of course the vast majority of it will be infected with something. If BJ signed his name to the paper, he should be brought up on charges.
Maybe we will then find out what the meaning of "is" is.
Bump for justice.
I just hope ClinToon didn't donate his own blood.
The Ottawa Citizen 10/4/98 Mark Kennedy ".The controversy over how a U.S. firm collected tainted blood from Arkansas prison inmates and shipped it to Canada has spread to Vince Foster -- U.S. President Bill Clinton's personal confidant who committed suicide in 1993..Now, five years after his mysterious death, two developments have prompted questions about Mr. Foster's knowledge of the U.S. company's prison-blood collection scheme: - There are signs that Mr. Foster tried to protect the company called Health Management Associates (HMA) more than a decade ago in a lawsuit. - And a major U.S. daily newspaper recently reported that Mr. Foster may have been worried about the tainted-blood scandal, which was just emerging as a contentious issue in Canada, when he killed himself in July 1993..Indeed, on Sept. 16 -- eight weeks after Foster's death -- the federal government announced the public inquiry, to be headed by Justice Horace Krever. During the course of his work, Justice Krever unearthed the Arkansas prison- blood collection scheme and wrote about it in his final report last year. However, no mention was made of Mr. Clinton until last month's story in the Citizen, which drew on documents obtained from Arkansas State Police files."
WorldNetdaily 9/29/98 Joseph Farah ".Here's the story: In the early 1980s, while Bill Clinton was serving as governor of Arkansas, his administration awarded a contract to Health Management Associates to provide medical care to the state's prisoners. The president of the company was, naturally, a long-time friend and political ally of Clinton and was later appointed by him to the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. Later, he was among the senior members of Clinton's 1990 gubernatorial re- election team. As part of the deal HMA struck with Arkansas, in addition to treating the prisoners, the company collected their blood and sold it. Because of the exploding AIDS crisis, U.S. regulations didn't permit the sale of prisoners' blood within the country. But HMA found a willing buyer in Montreal, which brokered a deal with Connaught, a Toronto blood-fractionator, which didn't know the source of the supplies. The blood was distributed throughout Canada by the Red Cross. Sales continued until 1983, when HMA revealed that some of the plasma might be contaminated with the AIDS virus and hepatitis. The blood was also peddled overseas. .Galster charges HMA officials knew the blood was tainted as they sold it to Canada and a half-dozen other foreign countries. He also alleges that Clinton knew of the scheme and likely benefited from it financially. "We now have solid evidence he not only knew about it, but he signed off on it," Galster told the Calgary Sun.."
Praise be! Who didn't think this was swept under the rug forever? While Clinton was using his executive powers to stalk women, innocent people on several continents were being given death sentences. What a sorry sack of @$*%!!
Drag in Libby Dole since she was the head of the Red Cross and they helped move the blood to these countries during that period.
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