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  • Carter Center Sued for Providing Support to Terrorists, Defrauding Taxpayers

    04/23/2018 6:11:25 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 23, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    The Trump administration is seeking the dismissal of a suit alleging the nonprofit helmed by former president Jimmy Carter has used taxpayer funding to provide material support to international terrorist groups, including Hamas. The Zionist Advocacy Center, which filed the recently unsealed suit in 2015, alleges the Carter Center received more than $30 million in taxpayer grants while violating federal statutes barring it from using the cash to provide material support to terror groups. The plaintiffs maintain the Carter Center has violated the law by hosting designated terrorists at is facilities, as well as by providing various forms of assistance...
  • Bin Laden family gave $1 million to Carter

    06/02/2006 4:41:37 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 58 replies · 2,859+ views
    Bin Laden family gave $1 million to Carter Ex-president reportedly met with terror leader's brothers in 2000 Posted: June 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Jimmy Carter speaking in Tokyo in 2003 (photo: United Nations University) Former President Jimmy Carter's center in Atlanta received more than $1 million from the family of Osama bin Laden, according to an investigative report. A brother of the al-Qaida terrorist leader, Bakr M. bin Laden, funneled the money to the Carter Center in Atlanta through the Saudi Bin Laden Group, according to Melanie Morgan, chairman of a group opposing the Georgia Democrat...
  • How Ayatollah Khomeini suckered Jimmy Carter

    06/05/2016 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2016 | John Bolton
    New depths to Jimmy Carter’s fecklessness have emerged through the declassification of State Department cables relating to the fall of the Shah of Iran. As reported by the BBC, the Ayatollah Khomeini, in January 1979, secretly sought Carter’s assistance in overcoming opposition from Iran’s military, still loyal to the shah. Khomeini promised that if he could return to Iran from exile in France, which the United States could facilitate, he would prevent a civil war, and his regime would not be hostile to Washington. The soon-to-be Supreme Leader of Iran certainly knew a sucker when he saw one. What Carter...
  • Iraqi agents on trial in U.S., Iraq

    07/31/2006 10:11:05 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 11 replies · 422+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | 8.01.06 | Mark Eichenlaub
    Samir Vincent's ongoing court case exemplifies the underreported story of Saddam Hussein's agents who were operating inside the United States in the years prior to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Vincent's trial involves the Oil for Food scandal and implicates the Iraqi agent in attempting to buy off pro-Iraq (pre-invasion) sentiments within the U.S. government and the United Nations on behalf of Baghdad. The FBI's press release details Vincent's admission of guilt as an unregistred Iraqi agent and is available here. ShaabanAnother recently concluded trial is that of Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban (pictured right). Shaaban, who had met with...
  • Former UN chief named in Oil-for-Food scandal (Boutros Boutros Ghali)

    06/27/2006 5:34:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies · 1,107+ views
    London Times ^ | June 27, 2006 | James Bone
    Saddam Hussein’s regime paid millions of dollars to a South Korean businessman to create a “secret backchannel” to top UN officials, including Boutros Boutros Ghali, then the UN Secretary-General, US prosecutors alleged today. The claim, formally naming Dr Boutros Ghali for the first time, was made at the start of the first US trial over the UN’s Oil-for-Food scandal. Prosecutors said that Tongsun Park received $2.5 million (£1.4 million) in cash plus promises of lucrative business deals in return for providing access to Dr Boutros Ghali and at least one other top UN official. “Tongsun Park has access at the...
  • Fox News to Report on Ties Between Bin Laden Family & JIMMY CARTER!

    05/31/2006 2:34:38 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 97 replies · 5,693+ views
    Censure Carter Committee - Move America Forward ^ | 05/30/2006 | Censure Carter Committee
    At 5:45 PM Eastern / 2:45 PM Pacific, Fox News Channel's "The Big Story w/ John Gibson" will report on the developing story involving more than $1,000,000 in contributions from the Bin Laden family to ex-President Jimmy Carter. The revelations came about following an investigation by Melanie Morgan and the Censure Carter Committee - a project of the pro-troop organization, Move America Forward. These developments are in addition to tens of millions of dollars in funding from Arab governments who are appreciative of Carter's anti-Israeli stance and Carter's opposition to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East including opposing...
  • Four Charged in U.N. Oil-For-Food Scandal

    04/14/2005 6:18:32 PM PDT · by cyncooper · 8 replies · 627+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 14, 2005 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK Apr 14, 2005 — Four more people were charged Thursday in the scandal in the U.N. oil-for-food program, including a Texas oil executive and a South Korean businessman who was at the center of a 1970s corruption case involving Congress. ~snip~U.S. Attorney David Kelley called the new charges "two more pieces in the oil-for-food puzzle" and said the investigation is not over. ~snip~One of the indictments announced Thursday charges a Texas oil company owner and two oil traders with paying millions in secret kickbacks to Saddam's regime to secure oil deals, thus cheating the program out of money...
  • NEWSWEEK PERISCOPE: Oil-For-Food - How Much Did Boutros-Ghali Hear?

    04/17/2005 6:26:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 506+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 04/17/05 | Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff
    <p>Federal prosecutors investigating the Oil-for-Food scandal are focusing on a growing number of current and former U.N. officials, court documents show. Among those under scrutiny: ex-U.N. secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali and his aides. The documents were released last week along with criminal charges filed against South Korean businessman Tongsun Park, accused of receiving $2 million in secret payments from Iraq to lobby on Oil-for-Food. Some of the money, the Feds say, was to be used to "take care" of a senior U.N. official. Park also allegedly invested Iraqi money in a company owned by an "immediate family member" of another U.N. official. Investigators say a key event in the alleged scheme was a June 1993 meeting in Geneva between "U.N. Official #1" and two Iraqis. News reports show that a critical meeting on Iraq was held in Geneva at that time between Saddam Hussein sidekick Tariq Aziz and Boutros-Ghali. U.N. sources say this doesn't prove Boutros-Ghali's involvement. Boutros-Ghali couldn't be reached for comment; Park's lawyer says his client denies wrongdoing.</p>

    02/28/2005 5:57:25 AM PST · by danno3150 · 26 replies · 1,119+ views
    NY Post ^ | 02/28/2005 | NILES LATHEM
    WASHINGTON — Two major American figures in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal worked together to ship humanitarian supplies to Iraq through a charity connected to celebrities, The Post has learned. According to documents recently obtained by the House International Relations Committee, Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt and Saddam Hussein's American oil spy, Samir Vincent, worked together to finance shipments of medicines and baby formula for Iraq in 1997 and 1998 through such charities as the Friendship Force Foundation, a group closely connected to former President Jimmy Carter, his wife, Rosalynn, and other luminaries.
  • Saddam's Man in Washington (The first conviction in the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal)

    01/27/2005 6:46:34 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 31, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SAMIR VINCENT WAS VISITING BAGHDAD when Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. He had not lived in his native Iraq for some three decades, having left in 1958 for the United States and a track-and-field career that would later land him in the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame. Maybe Vincent's presence in Iraq was simply bad timing.Although Americans were not exactly hostages in the tense days after the invasion, they were not free to leave Iraq. So when Vincent, a naturalized citizen, and Illinois businessman Michael Saba managed to escape by taking a taxicab...

    01/25/2005 12:30:14 AM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 613+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/25/05 | NILES LATHEM
    WASHINGTON — A blistering letter written by former vice-presidential candidate Jack Kemp to congressional leaders, criticizing the 1998 U.S. bombing of Iraq, has raised new questions about whether he was promoting a secret agenda on behalf of Saddam Hussein's oil spy in the United States, The Post has learned.[snip] In a statement issued by Kemp's office, Empower America, over the weekend, the former upstate GOP congressman and Buffalo Bill football star said he believed Vincent was "motivated by the national security of the United States and thought the Iraqi government believed the sanctions could never be lifted, which he...
  • Second UN official 'linked to Saddam pay-off'

    01/22/2005 3:49:37 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 13 replies · 519+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/23/05 | Charles Laurence and Philip Sherwell
    American prosecutors are investigating claims that a second senior United Nations official involved in the oil-for-food scheme may have been paid off by Saddam Hussein after an Iraqi-born American businessman struck a plea-bargain deal last week. The testimony of Samir Vincent, who pleaded guilty to acting as a covert agent for Baghdad, indicates that Saddam's manipulation of the scheme began at its inception in 1996. Attention has previously focused on how, from 1998, Iraq skimmed off proceeds from the programme and issued vouchers for oil sales to its foreign supporters. In his testimony, however, Vincent, 64, detailed links with the...

    01/21/2005 12:57:50 AM PST · by kattracks · 30 replies · 1,005+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/21/05 | NILES LATHEM
    Former President Jimmy Carter was a target of the clandestine lobby campaign launched by an Iraqi-American businessman who admitted he was paid millions of dollars to undermine U.S. policy toward Iraq, it was revealed yesterday. Virginia-based oilman Samir Vincent earlier this week became the first person to plead guilty in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal. He had several contacts with the former Democratic president in a bid to weaken and eventually repeal sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime, investigators said. Contacts with Vincent dated back to 1999, when Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, hosted a delegation of Iraqi religious leaders at their...
  • Jimmy Carter linked to oil-for-food scam!

    01/20/2005 12:00:57 AM PST · by Ramtek57 · 338 replies · 13,440+ views ^ | January 20, 2005 |
    <p>Former President Jimmy Carter has been linked with a key figure in the U.N.'s oil-for-food scandal by the group leading the nationwide effort to evict the United Nations from American soil and halt U.S. funding of the U.N.</p>
  • Iraqi-American Pleads Guilty in Oil-for-Food (noose-tightening alert)

    01/18/2005 3:17:57 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 26 replies · 1,024+ views
    WASHINGTON — An Iraqi-born American citizen pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges as part of the federal investigation into the U.N. Oil-for-Food program, becoming the first person to be convicted in the growing scandal. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the agreement with Samir Vincent, accused of being an unregistered Iraqi agent between the first and second Persian Gulf wars. [SNIP] The case is being handled by the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York. The criminal indictment and plea deal were filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York. [SNIP] The Justice Department said that from 1992 to...
  • Justice Dept Strikes Oil-for-Food plea

    01/18/2005 7:57:38 AM PST · by HMFIC · 70 replies · 3,291+ views
    FN ^ | 18 Jan 05 | FN
    UNITED NATIONS — An Iraqi-born American citizen will strike a plea deal with the Justice Department as part of the federal investigation into the U.N. Oil-for-Food (search) scandal, officials at Justice told FOX News.

    10/09/2004 6:03:57 AM PDT · by marty60 · 19 replies · 994+ views
    FEC, HoustonChronicle ^ | 10-9-2004 | Marty 60
    In a Story today titled : Report: U. S. firmsbought oil from Iraq. Sub titled: Houstonian among those who profited under the U.N. program . We find the name OSCAR WYATT. Others named were Samir Vincent and Shakir AlKhafaji. Here is Wyatts political activities.The time line for the vouchers is 1996 to 2003. No wonder skerry is supporting the U.N. Presented by the Federal Election Commission Individual Contributions Arranged By Type, Giver, Then Recipient Non-Federal Receipts "Exempt From Limits" WYATT, OSCAR S HOUSTON, TX 77046 COASTAL CORP DNC-NON-FEDERAL INDIVIDUAL 11/09/2000 100000.00 20036584308 RNC REPUBLICAN NATIONAL STATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE 11/07/2000 100000.00...
  • The Beneficiaries of Saddam's Oil Vouchers: The List of 270

    01/29/2004 2:26:42 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 25 replies · 1,343+ views
    MEMRI ^ | January 29, 2004 | Al-Mada
    Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 160 January 29, 2004 No.160 The Beneficiaries of Saddam's Oil Vouchers: The List of 270 The following report from MEMRI's Baghdad office is a translation of an article which appeared in the Iraqi daily Al-Mada, [1] whichobtained lists of 270 companies, organizations, and individuals awarded allocations (vouchers) of crude oil by Saddam Hussein's regime. The beneficiaries reside in 50 countries: 16 Arab, 17 European, 9 Asian, and the rest from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.Only a portion of the 270 recipients are listed and identified. BackgroundThe following points should be taken into consideration:...
  • IRAQ OIL: Mother OF All Scandals: List of all Business Deals

    01/30/2004 3:06:20 PM PST · by PureSolace · 23 replies · 1,958+ views
    Healing Iraq ^ | 1/29/2004 07:47:23 PM | zeyad
    Oil Coupons Numbers next to names are in crude oil barrels. Algiers: 1-Abdul Majid Al-Attar/ 6 million 2-Abdul Kadir bin Musa/ 6 million Austria: 1-Hans Kugler/ 3 million 2-Arabian Austrian Association/ 1 million Bahrain: 1-Kadhim Al-Darazi institute/ 2 million 2-Ali Al-Muslim institute/ 3 million 3-Concrete contracting Co./ 2 million Bangladesh: 1-Mawlana Abdul Mannan/ 43.2 million Belarus: 1-Liberal party/ 6 million 2-Belarussian Communist party/ 7 tons 3-Belminal Co./ 14.2 million 4-Belfarm/ 4 million 5-Presidential office secretary/ 6 million 6-Lada Co./ 2 million Brazil: 1-Fuad Sarhan/ 10 million 2-8th of October Movement/ 4.5 million Britain: 1-George Gallaway/Fawaz Rzeiqat/ 19 million 2-Mujahiden-e Khalq/...