Brits Launch Molehunt To Stop BAE Scandal Revelations

24 de junio de 2007

June 24, 2007 (LPAC)--An "unprecedented mole hunt" has been launched to find the source of the leaks to the press of details of the BAE Systems-Saudi scandal, the London Mail on Sunday reported today. An official from the Deputy Prime Minister's office and a detective superintendent from the Ministry of Defense Police have been assigned to oversee the investigations into the leaks by the Serious Fraud Office and the Ministry of Defense Police fraud squad. Any staff found to have leaked BAE-related information will face possible disciplinary action, the paper said.

The revelations about the BAE-Saudi Al-Yamamah oil-for-weapons deal, as exposed by the London Guardian, the BBC, and amplified and placed in proper context by Lyndon LaRouche and LPAC, have cast a spotlight on the method by which slush funds are used to provide the money to fund illegal intelligence operations, such as coups and terrorist attacks. These revelations have opened a very nasty door, which the occupants obviously want to slam shut.

Meanwhile BAE Systems CEO Mike Turner, is denying rumors that BAE plans to move its headquarters to the U.S., although he did complain to the Sunday Telegraph that "the U.S. Department of Justice is more robust about standing up to the press" than is the Serious Fraud Office. Turner called the allegations of criminal activity at BAE "absolute bloody nonsense," adding--apparently with a straight face!--that "No company, particularly a defense company reliant on government contracts, is ever going to do anything illegal."