Monday, March 13, 2006

Iraq Could Be Tip Of Iceberg In AWB's Dodgy Regime Dealings

Today's Crikey newsletter pointed readers to Parade Magazine's annual and essential list of The World's 20 Worst Dictators.

Check this list against the list of countries AWB sells wheat to, and you can only come to one conclusion.

AWB are addicted to wheeling and dealing with violent and corrupt regimes.

In the past couple of years they've sold wheat to nine the world's worst 20 dictatorships.

And they're ruled by: Omar al-Bashir, Sudan (ranked #1); Kim Jong-il, North Korea (#2); Hu Jintao, China (#6); Seyed Ali Khamane’i, Iran (#9); Muammar al-Qaddafi, Libya (#11); Isayas Afewerki, Eritrea (#13); Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan (#17); Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia (#18) and Duc Luong, Vietnam (#20).

But don't hold your breath for another nine kickback inquiries.

1 comment:

nailpolishblues said...

Is this going to become some kind of wheat imperialism? 'We will feed you, now give us all your power so that we can take over the world! [insert appropriate evil laughter]'