BAE: secret papers reveal threats from Saudi prince
Saudi Arabia's rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted, according to court documents revealed yesterday.Bryan over at Hot Air gets it right:
Previously secret files describe how investigators were told they faced "another 7/7" and the loss of "British lives on British streets" if they pressed on with their inquiries and the Saudis carried out their threat to cut off intelligence.
Prince Bandar, the head of the Saudi national security council, and son of the crown prince, was alleged in court to be the man behind the threats to hold back information about suicide bombers and terrorists. He faces accusations that he himself took more than £1bn in secret payments from the arms company BAE.
He was accused in yesterday's high court hearings of flying to London in December 2006 and uttering threats which made the prime minister, Tony Blair, force an end to the Serious Fraud Office investigation into bribery allegations involving Bandar and his family.
The threats halted the fraud inquiry, but triggered an international outcry, with allegations that Britain had broken international anti-bribery treaties.
That’s a threat of war. And it’s not the freelance work of low-level hacks.The Saudis are indeed the center of the Jihad against the west - both personalities and money. It is the home of the extremist Wahhabism, the creed upon which the kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded. We have seen the enemy and it's not Iran, it's Saudi Arabia. And if you think that the Saudis are going to let an Iran friendly Shia government take hold in Iraq you truly are delusional.