Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Corruption by western companies

Interesting documentary about international bribery, focusing on the corrupt practices of BAE. When the British government investigated and tried to follow the Saudi money to Swiss bank accounts, the Saudis (Prince Bandar and his father) threatened to drop their "cooperation" in the fight against terrorism, essentially blackmailing the British government. The British government dropped the investigation of the Al Yamamah contract. Amazing.

1 comment :

Don Cox said...

Scandals like this are one of the reasons the Labour party lost the last election.