Monday, September 20, 2010

Jimmy Carter was on 'The View' ( morning and that got me started. He said that Ted Kennedy was the reason Health care didn't go thru back in the day. (That's ok with me as I know the Kennedy men weren't perfect)
........... anyways, was Billy Carter's business deal with Libya the reason Jimmy didn't get re-elected?

Today's 'The View' wasn't posted yet so I just put up the website in case you guys wanna check back later.

Senators call for probe to see if BP will pay spill costs in blood money
Democratic lawmakers want to know if BP is paying off Louisiana shrimpers with "blood money" flowing from a dirty deal to free the Lockerbie bomber in exchange for Libyan oil.

BP will begin drilling in Libyan waters this month, thanks to a $900 million deal approved in 2007, right after the convicted Libyan terrorist was added to a dubious prisoner-transfer agreement with the U.K.

BP stands to make billions in Libya's Gulf of Sidra, analysts say.

Beyond Petroleum ditching BP's early promise of sustainable energy
BP’s latest plans in the Gulf of Sidra, just off the Libyan coast, are a case in point. The company has invested more in the development of this one site than in any other project to date, and the drilling wells will be even deeper than those in the Gulf of Mexico, at about 5,700 feet below the ocean's surface. There are increasing political risks as well. The Italian government, backed by the EU Commission and other powerful EU member states, may yet succeed in derailing or at least delaying the project. Images of the oil spill are not the only thing that will be playing on their minds: rumours persist that BP was involved in the release of former Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Basset al-Megrahi from a Scottish jail earlier this year, allegedly as part of the Gulf of Sidra exploration deal.

Libya, BP, Blair
16 Aug 2009
That Blair's visit coincided with BP signing a £450 million oil contract with Libya fuelled suspicions that Megrahi was part of diplomatic horse-trading between London and Tripoli. Westminster would later tell Edinburgh apologetically that, actually, Lockerbie was covered by the deal, much to Salmond's fury.

Banking and Finance and Russia's insurance company 'Ingosstrakh'
The takeover offer is part of efforts to end a long-running courtroom battle between the two sides over control of Ingosstrakh, Russia’s second-largest insurance group, estimated to be worth £1 billion.

The dispute is the latest row between western business and Russian billionaires over control of companies in the former Soviet Union. The oil giant BP is at present locked in a bitter dispute over TNK-BP, its Russian joint venture.

Oleg Deripaska's Games plan for Rusal
Oligarchs to settle $4bn battle in High Court
Italian politicians have been lobbying Peter Mandelson, the EU trade commissioner, on Generali’s behalf, asking him to intervene in the dispute. A recent Russian court ruling on Ingosstrakh prevented the Generali / Kellner consortium from using its 38% stake to vote at Ingosstrakh

Oleg Deripaska plots a racing revolution
"Deripaska has taken on James Wigan as his first move," I was told at the launch of this year's Derby Festival, at the Gaucho Piccadilly restaurant in London. "The pair met through Nat Rothschild, who has a close business relationship with Deripaska."

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Deripaska may quit UK after LDV blowA friend of the 40-year-old owner of Rusal, the world's largest aluminium company, confirms that he has purchased two racehorses in this country and is using Wigan to provide "advice and expertise on racing". He says: "Oleg already has a large number of racehorses stabled in Russia, near the Black Sea."

Peter Mandelson and Nat Rothschilds long lasting friendship
Rather than the eclectic group of rich at play, the Shadow Chancellor was unwittingly made privy to a closely guarded relationship between Mandelson and the Rothschild family that spanned nearly two decades. During this time, their business and personal lives had become entwined many times including, on this occasion, with their mutual friend the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, and had forged a far stronger bond than Osborne could claim with his university chum and host, Nathaniel Rothschild.

Chaos, Mandelson and Rothschild
The team is headed by Hannah Rothschild, who just happens to be the sister of multi-millionaire banker Nat Rothschild. It was Nat Rothschild who holidayed with Mandelson in Corfu and who invited him and Colonel Gaddafi's son for a shooting weekend at his family's French-style chateau in Buckinghamshire last autumn.
Libya’s economy is heavily reliant on oil exports.
Libya relies on oil and natural gas to satisfy energy consumption demand. Economic growth in Libya is dependent on the hydrocarbon industry. According to the World Bank, the country’s hydrocarbon exports account for over 95 percent of total merchandize exports and revenues from the oil and natural gas sectors amount to over half of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Since the United Nations and the United States lifted sanctions over Libya in 2003 and 2004, respectively, oil majors have stepped up exploration efforts for oil and natural gas in the country. Likewise, companies have tried using enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques to increase production at maturing fields. Over the next six years, Libya would like to see oil production capacity increase by 40 percent from 1.8 million barrels per day (bbl/d) to 3 million bbl/d by 2013.

Gaddafi/Rothschild and Mandelson
On 16 August 2009, The Sunday Herald (Lockerbie: after the conspiricies ... the cover up?), reminds us that in June 2007, Tony Blair did a "deal in the desert" with Gaddafi on judicial co-operation between the UK and Libya. This deal covered "prisoner transfer".

Blair's visit coincided with BP signing a £450 million oil contract with Libya.

On 11 August 2009, an anonymous email was sent to an Member of the Scottish Parliament. (the cover up?)

When you take morality out of politics
Saturday, 5 June 2010
When you take morality out of politics you get Mandelson

I almost missed Max Hastings' piece for the Mail yesterday in which he excoriates the memory of one Peter Mandelson. When you take all morality out of politics, when your greed and hunger for power alone overcome every moral scruple, you get Mandelson.

Qaddafi/Billy Carter
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Qaddafi, Billy Carter, Healy (1979)
Workers Vanguard No. 231 (11 May 1979)

Qaddafi, Billy Carter, Healy, Idi Amin

Who’s Behind WL Provocations Against Spartacist?

“Q: What Do Idi Amin, Billy Carter and Gerry Healy have in Common?
“A: The Qaddafi Connection!”

Down With Executive Offices of the Capitalist State!
Marxist Principles and Electoral Tactics

The Fifth Conference of the International Communist League in 2007 adopted the position of opposition to Marxists running for executive office in the capitalist state—e.g., president, mayor, provincial or state governor—as a matter of principle. This position flows from our understanding that the capitalist state is the executive committee of the ruling class. At its core this state consists of bodies of armed men—the military, police, courts and prisons—which function to protect the class rule of the bourgeoisie and its system of production.

Communist deputies can, as oppositionists, serve in the U.S. Congress, parliaments

Billy Carters wild ride from Billy beer to Libyan oil cartels
A reporter asked Billy why he was involved with the Libyans and got more than he expected in return and possibly also a non-answer to his question. Billy sounded off: “The only thing I can say is there is a hell of a lot more Arabians than there is Jews,” adding that the “Jewish media [tore] up the Arab countries full-time.”

Carter on Ted Kennedy
Carter Blames Ted Kennedy For Delay In Passing Health Bill
Main Category: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance

Article Date: 20 Sep 2010

A decades old grudge between former president Jimmy Carter and the late senator Edward Kennedy was renewed again Thursday when Carter criticized Kennedy's stand on the former president's health care proposal. CBS "60 Minutes" quotes Carter as saying "that Kennedy delayed comprehensive coverage for Americans for decades. ... It was Kennedy's actions to kill Carter's own health care bill that made Americans wait more than 30 years for meaningful coverage, says Carter in an interview with '60 Minutes' correspondent Lesley Stahl. ... In a diary he kept during his presidency, Carter vents about Kennedy's attacks and criticizes Kennedy's own health care bill" (9/16).

CNN: "'The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now, had it not been for Ted Kennedy's deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed,' Carter told CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl. 'It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill.' Carter proposed health care reform in the late 1970s but was unable to sign any legislation. He said Kennedy blocked the bill in Congress out of spite in advance of the Massachusetts senator's unusual, and ultimately unsuccessful 1980 bid to unseat him. 'He did not want to see me have a major success in that realm of life,' Carter said" (Simon, 9/16).

Time magazine Billy Carter is not a buffoon

Nation: Billy Carter Is Not a Buffoon
Monday, Sep. 01, 1980

"I am just an ordinary citizen from a small Southern community," said the nervous, chain-smoking witness before a Senate subcommittee last week. But little was ordinary about the fact that Billy Carter had come to the ornate Senate Caucus Room, the famed site of the Teapot Dome, McCarthy and Watergate hearings. He was there to testify under oath about his controversial relations with the government of Libya. Soft-spoken and attired in a three-piece suit, he was no longer playing his old role as the Carter family clown. Indeed, in concluding a carefully crafted 27-page opening statement, he said, "I hope this testimony will show in common-sense fashion that Billy Carter is not a 'buffoon,' a 'boob' or a 'wacko,' as some public figures have described him."

In this, Billy appears to have succeeded. And although his judgment in choosing friends and business associates may remain open to question, he performed rather well in responding to the Senate panel's two main lines of questioning: 1) Had he used his position as the President's brother to influence U.S. policy toward Libya, a radical country with which Washington maintains subzero relations? 2) What were the details involving the $220,000 that he had received from a Libyan bank? In nine hours of testimony over two days, the Senators learned little that was new about either matter. Billy confirmed that he had visited Libya in 1978 and again the following year; he had played host, in turn, to a Libyan delegation to Georgia in January 1979; he had tried to arrange, without success, for the Charter Crude Oil Co. of Jacksonville to obtain Libyan crude oil; and he had received one check from the Libyans for $20,000 in December 1979 and another for $200,000 the following April 1.

Throughout the testimony, Billy insisted that there was nothing wrong with these transactions. He conceded that he probably "had been invited [to Libya] because I was the brother of the President," but he maintained that he made it very clear to his hosts that he "had absolutely no influence" on U.S. policies. To show how pointless any such effort would have been, Billy told the Senators that "when Jimmy was Governor of Georgia," the state "repaved the streets of Plains with one exception — the small portion of street in front of my house."

As for the $220,000 from Libya, Billy insisted that it was simply an advance on a $500,000 loan. Senators greeted this claim with understandable skepticism, especially since no loan papers were signed and there was no documentary evidence of collateral.

When Senators demanded proof that the money was indeed just a loan, Billy said that there was "just my word."

The one surprise at the hearings was the disclosure that two of Billy's acquaintances, Farmer George Belluomini and Financial Consultant Ronald Sprague, both of Bakersfield, Calif, are being investigated by the Treasury Department for possibly having laundered funds connected with a drug smuggling operation. Subcommittee Special Counsel Philip Tone, however, made it clear that "the Government has no information that Mr. [Billy] Carter was in any way involved."
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Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Billy's testimony was the extent to which he betrayed his deep sense of having suffered because his brother is in the White House. Because his brother's controlling interest in the Carter peanut warehouse was placed in a blind trust controlled by Atlanta Lawyer Charles Kirbo, Billy quit the business. Billy complained that Kirbo "made decisions I was unaware of and questioned every decision I made." And because Plains attracted hordes of tourists, including those who walked into his house without knocking, Billy decided to move 20 miles away to a new, $300,000 house in Buena Vista, Ga. Testified Billy: "I considered myself to be a private individual who had not been elected to public office and resented the attention of different Government agencies that I began to hear from almost as soon as Jimmy was sworn in." He has endured, he said, ten separate investigations, including several by the IRS, that have made public "most of my private and commercial business, and my private life." (The IRS apparently had some reason for its persistence; Billy has been found $130,000 in arrears on his taxes.)

Billy is also resentful of the negative publicity about his ties with Libya. He said that this made it impossible for him to continue the kind of public appearances that paid him as much as $500,000 a year in gross earnings. He told the Senators: "I was angry and bitter. My means of livelihood had vanished." As a result, he explained, "by the middle of February 1979, I began each day with four ounces of vodka. In January and February, I retained no food for 53 days."

Desperate for money, he turned to his new Libyan friends who, he said, "felt personally responsible" for his having lost his main source of income and wanted "to help me get back on my financial feet." The result was the oil negotiations on behalf of Charter. This could have involved up to 100,000 bbl. a day, for which Billy and his associates could have received as much as 55¢ per bbl. in commissions. To tide himself over until he would start receiving those fat fees, Billy asked Libya for a $500,000 loan.

Subcommittee Chairman Birch Bayh, the Indiana Democrat, inquired whether Billy had any qualms about associating with a regime that backs terrorists and is virulently anti-American. Asked the Senator: "Did you give any thought to what your presence would do in Libya, to how it would be used?" Billy made no apologies. But he did admit to having some second thoughts. Said he: "If I knew then what would happen, I'd never have made the trip [to Libya]. But hindsight ain't worth a damn."


1.1. The Astor Bloodline
2.2. The Bundy Bloodline
3.3. The Collins Bloodline
4.4. The DuPont Bloodline
5.5. The Freeman Bloodline
6.6. The Kennedy Bloodline
7.7. The Li Bloodline
8.8. The Onassis Bloodline
9.9. The Reynolds bloodline
110. The Rockefeller Bloodline
11. The Rothschild Bloodline
12. The Russell Bloodline
13. The Van Duyn Bloodline
[Merovingian] (European Royal Families)

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