Some sensible countries have sovereign wealth funds.
That means nest eggs resulting from oil revenues.
Countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar have very large sovereign wealth funds.
These funds are being used to buy Britain's Chelsea Barracks, iron mines in Mauritania, an urban-development scheme in southern Malaysia, an oil refinery in Bangladesh, resorts in Morocco, upmarket housing projects in Cairo, Damascus, Hyderabad, Istanbul and Karachi, a resort city on Egypt's Red Sea coast, a fancy suburb for Tunis, office towers in Cairo and Khartoum, resorts in Syria, Morocco and the Seychelles... (Cash is going to the poor, too )
1.Scotland could have had one of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, as a result of North Sea oil.
1. February 24, 2008: It was reported that Jersey Police had found a child's remains at a former children's home in Jersey. Detectives said they expected to discover more bodies at the former Haut de la Garenne home in St Martin.
"The three-month investigation into child abuse at several government institutions on the island took a harrowing turn with the discovery yesterday morning of the partial remains, believed to date from the 1980s." - Body found amid fears of child abuse ring on Jersey
"Jersey’s Health Minister was sacked after he blew the whistle on a harsh punishment regime in a home where children as young as 11 were kept in solitary confinement.
"Stuart Syvret, the island’s longest-serving and most popular senator, had accused ministers, civil servants and social workers of failing to protect children but he was forced out this week after losing a vote of confidence in Jersey’s parliament, the States.
"Jersey Police, following up a series of convictions for sexual offences involving officers from the island's Sea Cadet Corps, say they began to notice links between victims in those cases, and a number of island institutions, including Haut de la Garenne. (BBC NEWS World Europe Jersey Investigating Jersey's 'abuse ...)
"For years, MI5 had been aware of a homosexual vice ring operating within the Kincora Boys Home in East Belfast, which was run by William McGrath, a notorious homosexual....
"McGrath... was employed by MI5 since the mid 1960s.
"Amongst various other Loyalist members of the homosexual ring were John McKeague, who ran the Loyalist paramilitary organisation, the Red Hand Commandos, which was involved in many sectarian killings...
"So, MI5 allowed the ill-treatment and sexual abuse of residents at the Kincora Boys Home to continue..."
3. "The role of MI5 sponsored boys homes/abuse circles in Kincora, Northern Ireland, Dunblane, Scotland and probably Cardiff mirrors on a smaller scale the systematic role that State- sponsored child abuse has played in the centres of power in the US and Brussels."- portland imc - 2007.05.11 - Scotland’s May 2007 Election Fiasco
4. "Scallywag Magazine alleged that MI5 used to take foreign diplomats to the North Wales homes, give them boys to 'play' with, secretly filmed them as they buggered, abused and tortured boys then kept the tapes as evidence.
"Policemen, social workers and prominent public figures have been accused of belonging to a paedophile ring which indulged in a relentless campaign of physical and sexual abuse in children's homes in North Wales.
"The names of the alleged members of the ring have been given by witnesses in public sessions of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal, but they have been suppressed by the tribunal's chairman, Sir Ronald Waterhouse QC, who has threatened the media with High Court proceedings if they print them.
"The Guardian today publishes for the first time detailed evidence about the alleged ring, which is said to have been based in Wrexham, and to have infiltrated local children's homes over a 20 year period.
"Witnesses claim that members of the ring used their connections with police and social services to conceal their activities. All of the accused have denied the allegations.
"Those named to the tribunal include:
"A man who bears the same surname as a prominent Conservative supporter. Two witnesses have told the tribunal of a rich and powerful man who belonged to the alleged ring.
"The son of an influential peer who admitted to police that he had been having sex with an under-age boy from one of the homes. Despite his admission, he was never prosecuted.
"A powerful public official who has previously been cleared of abuse. Six witnesses have given separate accounts to the tribunal of his alleged rape of young boys. Another has reported him attending parties in Wrexham which were supplied with boys from a children's home.
"Two social workers and two police officers, one of whom was accused of abuse on four separate occasions and exonerated each time, another of whom has since been jailed in another part of the country for gross indecency with a child.
"More than a dozen other local men, including an executive with a local authority, a senior probation officer and a director of a major company."
5. "I believe that Hamilton was a major provider of pornographic photographs and videos to a ring of men prominent in Central Scotland, including police officers who protected him from numerous allegations of physical abuse at boys' camps and clubs he ran." - aangirfan: Dunblane
6.Margaret Hodge (née Margaret Oppenheimer) was linked to the alleged cover up of a pedophile scandal. In 2003, Hodge was appointmented as Minister for Children by Tony Blair.
October 6 1992: The Evening Standard began a series of reports alleging that dozens of children at two Islington council homes were abused.
Hodge accused the Standard of "gutter journalism" and rejected its dossier on paedophile activity in the homes.
October 23 1992Margaret Hodge stepped down as council leader.
These were homes run by Frank Beck. At his trial in 1991, Beck was found guilty of 17 counts of physical and sexual abuse.
There was a Police Complaints Authority investigation into why so many of the complaints made to police by children had been ignored.
8. Quarriers Homes, Nazareth House and St Ninians in Scotland - An independent report for the Scottish government found that there has been massive child abuse in Scottish care homes. (Scotland’s shame )
"When she was nine - or thereabouts - she (Elizabeth McWilliams) was raped by the man Quarriers called her house father. 'He took his chance,' she said matter-of-factly.
"Some children complained of abuse. That had consequences. 'Boys,' she said. 'Well, they were hung up on door hangers and their penises tied to doorhandles.'"
Quarriers Homes is a Christian community.
Helen Holland was sent to Nazareth House in Kilmarnock, a children's home run by nuns.
At Nazareth House Helen was raped by a priest.
"When she was eight, a nun pulled a hood over her head to help a priest rape her. The sexual abuse went on for three years until, aged 11, she fell pregnant. The same nun kicked her in the stomach until she miscarried."
At St Ninians: "In 2003 Michael Murphy, 69, formerly known as Brother Benedict, a monk with the de la Salle order, was jailed for two years on ten charges of physical abuse during the 1960s, including torturing pupils with an electric shock device, force-feeding them vomit and whipping them with knotted boot laces."
9. Moira Anderson
11-year-old Moira Anderson was last seen boarding a bus in Coatbridge, near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1957.
She was on her way to the shops to buy a box of chocolates for her mum’s birthday.
"After having spent six months in solitary confinement, in a cell with unbrakeable glass, feeling extremely vulnerable without clothes, knowing that anyone could look through the magnified peephole on the door at any time, (and they did too! cos I could hear them and saw their shadows come and go), I learnt to comply.
"There was no recreation during that time in the cell. I was locked up 24 hours a day for the whole of the six months. Yet I wasnt a criminal. I just didnt get on with my parents, so I took them to court for mental and physical cruelty.
"Of course, they won cos they could afford a solicitor. I couldnt and I would proven uncontrollable and given the choice of going to live with one of my sisters who were married or to go in the home. I didnt think it fair on my sisters cos they all had young families, so I chose the home.
"The six months in solitary was my introduction to Haut de la Garenne. The only contact I had with the outside world in that time was with a member of staff who insisted in supervising my showers and bathroom visits."
"A SENIOR Labour MSP helped her crooked son cash in on a lucrative Holyrood flat he bought months after defrauding his employers of £3.7million. Deputy presiding officer Trish Godman purchased her son Gary Mulgrew's Edinburgh apartment for £250,000 in late 2006, after he had been extradited to Texas." - The £3.5m fraud, the £250,000 flat... and the deputy presiding officer
According to Charles Higham’s book "Trading With The Enemy": In the early stages of World War II, the Duke of Windsor had a secret meeting in the Hotel Meurice in Paris with Rudolf Hess and Martin Bormann.
In ' Double Standards: The Rudolf Hess Cover-up' by Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince & Stephen Prior it is argued that:
1. Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland in 1941 with Hitler's blessing.
2. Hess was to meet with a faction of British royalty who wanted to arrange peace between Britain and Nazi Germany.
3. Churchill and his faction got to Hess first when his plane landed and locked him up, even though Hess had been guaranteed safe passage by King George VI.
4. It is possible that the Duke of Kent rescued Hess and tried to fly to Sweden to continue secret peace negotiations. Allegedly, the Duke of Kent wanted to see Churchill removed.
5. The Duke's plane crashed approximately two miles from where Hess was kept on the shores of Loch More. Hess may have died in the plane crash. The plane crash may not have been accidental.
Clive Prince wrote:
"Churchill was in a very, very insecure position politically in May 1941. In fact, three days before Hess arrived, there had been a vote of no-confidence in Churchill.
"He didn’t have the support of the aristocracy or the support of MI6 and the King. But the Hess affair basically gave Churchill the opportunity to blackmail his opponents who were involved with the Hess flight into supporting him...
"He also used the Hess flight to ensure that Hitler went ahead with his attack on Russia six weeks after Hess arrived....
"We’re certain that MI6 was totally involved in the Hess affair - they weren’t luring him over: they were inviting him over. This was because MI6 were supportive of the idea of ending the War with Germany.
"MI6 saw the real enemy as being Russia. Sir Stuart Menzies - the head of MI6 - advised Churchill to stay out of things and let the Nazis and the Russians get on with it."
According to the Daily Telegraph, former top MI6 spy Andrew Fulton is in line to become chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party.
This move has been 'agreed by David Cameron and Annabel Goldie, the Scottish leader'.
In 2007, Fulton became an adviser to the Armor Group, which provides security services to national governments and large corporations. Its non-executive chairman is the Conservative Party's Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
Fulton spent most of his career with MI6, serving in Saigon, Rome, East Berlin, New York and Washington.
Fulton was a member of the Lockerbie Trial Briefing Unit which told the media what to think about the trial of the two Libyans accused of the Lockerbie bombing. He stepped down from the unit after being unmasked as a spy.
Margaret Ramsay was in MI6 and was Foreign Policy Advisor for John Smith,former leader of the UK Labour Party.
"She was part of a Glasgow University 60s clique which included Smith... and Menzies Campbell"(former leader of the UK Liberal Democrat Party) - Sunday Times, August 15, 1999.
The Independent on Sunday (UK), on 3 September 2006, had an article about former MI6 spy Richard Tomlinson.
The article revealed that, according to Tomlinson, the former leader of the UK Liberal Democrat party Paddy Ashdown was an officer in MI6.
Tim Luckhurst wrote in the June 15, 2003, Sunday Times: Dorril says that politicians including Dewar, John Smith, Gordon Brown, George Foulkes, George Robertson and Robin Cook were precisely the types the intelligence services longed to see take control of the Labour party and he believes that contemporaries and acquaintances of these leading Scottish Labour figures took active roles in organisations sponsored and endorsed by MI6 and the CIA.
"Elizabeth Smith (John Smith's widow) was approached. So was Margaret 'Meta' Ramsay, president of the Scottish National Union of Students between 1959 and 1961, who worked at the Fund for International Student Co-operation (FISC) where the organiser was George Foulkes.
"In 1969 the Radical Student Alliance published a pamphlet alleging that FISC was a CIA front," says Dorril. "That was denied, but in 1969 Ramsay joined MI6. She was a specialist in the Scandinavian states."
Was former Labour Party leader John Smith linked to the security services?
Some people in the intelligence community claim that a firm called Hakluyt was started by MI6 officers to carry out "deniable" operations.
Maurice Chittenden and Nicholas Rufford, in The Sunday Times, 19 June 2001, wrote about Hakluyt and its links to the spy services.
This is an extract from a speech to the Labour Reform/Chartist Conference July 2002 by Robin Ramsay:
When John Smith became leader of the Labour Party he was a member of the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group: the steering committee, the inner core. He got Gordon Brown invited to the 1991 meeting, incidentally...
Who was John Smith? Genial, whiskey-drinking Scots lawyer from the traditional Labour right. But also life-long chums with a senior MI6 officer, now Baroness Ramsay. Lady Smith, his widow, is now on the board of an MI6 front company.
He took on an advisor - Ed Balls, a Financial Times leader writer - an ideologist for globalisation, in effect - who learned some of his economics at Harvard . Like other Labour personnel, including Yvette Cooper MP, whom Balls later married, and David Miliband, head of Blair's policy unit, both now junior ministers, Balls had spent a year in America as a Kennedy Scholar.
Virtually all of the new Labour people have some connection to America and American money...
Tony Blair took the US government's free tour of the States in 1986 andtold his hosts that while officially a member of CND he supported the nuclear deterrent. He had joined the Labour Friends of Israel in 1983 when he got elected. While Shadow Home Secretary in 1994 Tony Blair took an Israeli government freebie holiday in Israel. On his return the number two at the Israeli embassy in London introduced him to Michael Levy - now Lord Levy - one of the top fund-raisers for Jewish charities.
I was disturbed to read some weeks ago that the late John Smith’s widow had been given a job with Hakluyt. A smoking gun if ever there was one. Hakluyt is an MI6 company, and it is difficult not to conclude that Mrs Smith was placed there for purposes of surveillance. There was speculation after John’s death that he had been poisoned. The Americans had been cultivating Blair, Mandelson and Brown since the eighties, and Blair was too promising, and manipulable, for them to pass up. Meta Ramsey must have ‘failed’ John.
Was Peter Mandelson used by the security services to spy on the Communist Party?
"Peter Mandelson began political life as a member of the Communist Party, soon "seeing the light" and instead getting involved with the CIA/MI6-financed Socialist International youth wing and the Labour Party, through which he rose in parallel with his experience working at London Weekend Television with other A-list regulars like John Birt and Michael Maclay, now public mouthpiece of Hakluyt, the private sector spook outfit run by a bunch of "ex" MI6 types including the widow of ex-Labour leader John Smith.
"This sort of background and connections makes Mandelson very useful in the sort of corridors-and-alleyways diplomacy and networking that is the real substance of international relations and intelligence gathering. [....] If Mandelson is indeed the suspect, then the damage this could cause may fatally wound Blair."