Last chance...get on topic, or thread get locked.
I know you're joking, sort of..but whether Memri loves jews or not is irrelevent. Their translations of articles from arabic media are known to be accurate and legitimate. Whether the Arabic Media has written an accurate piece is another story. BUT It's also the list that the U.N. and a multitude of other major news sources have been referencing.Originally posted by Zero
Hmmmmm...a list from Israel-worshipping website...cute.
Seriously, though, stipulating that the list is accurate...so what? You're grasping here, people.
To this end, he wrote a second letter to the U.N. secretariat on Feb. 1, this time addressed to Hans Correll, Under Secretary for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel of the U.N., with a copy to British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. He catalogs questions on areas "which need urgent investigation," e.g. "Why did the U.N. approve oil contracts to non-end users?" His letter alleges that "not less than 10% was added to the value of all invoices to provide cash to Saddam . . . why was this not identified and prevented?" The letter also asks "What controls were in place to monitor BNP [the French bank] who handled the bulk of the LCs, the total value of which may have [been] in the region of $47 billion?"