Thursday, December 02, 2004

France, Russia, and Marc Rich.

The Belmont Club has some fascinating posts regarding how France and Russia were actively working against embargo enforcement and in the case of the French were spying on what one of our fleets was doing. The story they relate occurred around the time UN-sponsored U2 flights were to resume and the Saddamites were threatenting to shoot it down. They excerpt an article from a naval journal where French military assets were behaving in contrariness to their published schedules and were "training" very close to US forces. The conclusion was the French were gathering intelligence on behalf of Baghdad.

There is also talk about how Marc Rich of Clinton's end of second term pardonoramma was serving as a middleman to bust the oil for food program.