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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Hit them in the pocket book , why is there not more of this in the news .

    WASHINGTON, June 30 - The Bush administration took a major step on Thursday to increase pressure on the Syrian government, ordering a freeze on any assets in American financial institutions controlled by two senior Syrian intelligence officials who served successively as Syria's de facto rulers in Lebanon during the three-decade occupation that ended in April.





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    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/01/in...rssnyt&emc=rss
    Last edited by peat moss; 07-01-2005 at 05:08 AM.

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    GepperRankins's Avatar we want your oil!
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    is this not classed as personal theft?

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    A Treasury Department statement said that the two men had "allegedly engaged in a variety of corrupt activities and were reportedly the beneficiaries of corrupt business deals."
    In other words, without any evidence or trial.. the US Government has stolen someones assets.

    Im quite in favour of the Courts removing ill gotten gains.. but not for a Government to steal property without going through the courts.

    Yet another Executive Order too, bypassing Congress.... You basically voted in an Absolute Monarch, didnt you?

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    I think it has had limited play because it is simply talking about the assets (if any) of two individuals that are held in US spheres of influence. It is hardly going to worry Syrian financial markets.
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    Biggles's Avatar Looking for loopholes
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    Dagnabbit!

    It is a while since I did that.
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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpatulaGeekGirl
    I think it has had limited play
    Yes, only the belongings of two dubious spooks have been frozen, but what is somewhat worrying is the fact the self-appointed quaestor of this world has decided to forego one its founding principle, i.e. innocent until proven guilty.
    Last edited by Guillaume; 07-01-2005 at 05:53 PM.

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