US Army major in court over $9m bribery claim

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  1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2138171,00.html

     
  2. I wouldn't get out of bed for less than $9m! Look, okay yes it is a blah-blah-blah travesty of the "Honor Code", sham, blah, disrepute of the US Army, blah-blah et cetera. Fine...but if you pay even the most honourable people you can select in peanuts, expect some of them to go down when faced with cash. Lots of cash. Now your GI rights would require a substantial bribe in order to face losing them and $9m seems almost about right. Personally I think $10m is a nice round number...

    We are all potentially corrupt, we just all have different tipping points, boat-floating conditions and so on.
     
  3. Gosh, look, another new thread on an interesting topic!...no, wait, it's just the latest incarnation of Sergey's anti-American/anti-Israeli neurosis.

    Change the station Sergey, it's boring and predictable.
     
  4. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Well, not to p!ss on anyones fire or anything, but: How much has been paid in backhanders and 'campaign' funds to US congressmen? Big oil contract anyone?

    Or how about (and yes KGB, this one is for you): Russian soldiers selling their own weapons to Mujahideen in Afghan for some smack, only to have them used against them once they'd had their fix.

    Go bleat your cr@p somewhere else.
     
  5. Clear my overdraft and a pack of Tunnocks tea cakes. Or them Caramel wafer thingies.

    Any advance on that? :wink:
     
  6. A guaranteed P coy pass, a sackful of magic beans and spartacus's loincloth
     
  7. I think Bilko has been upstaged!
     
  8. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    I think I had an E-Mail from that Maj once asking for my bank details, for a 50/50 split, in return for helping him move it out of the country.
     
  9. I guess that military corruption is an interesting theme to be discussed. Please, join it Gallowglass.

    http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=46953

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/12/16/news/bribes.php

    And situation in other armies (including Russian) is the same

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=13547

    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/10/19/2003276410

    http://www.indiaenews.com/india/20061101/27049.htm

    http://www.voanews.com/english/2004-1-16voa6.cfm

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/12/24/203609.shtml

    http://www.rferl.org/features/features_Article.aspx?m=09&y=2004&id=3CAB44EC-DA1D-4A9A-9366-D66C2381C27C

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N30424544.htm

    http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200602/10/eng20060210_241517.html

     
  10. Brilliant, the only Army not currently taking bribes is the British Army. We need to get on this bandwagon, their must be people out there willing to pay the British Army to do (or not do) things?!
     
  11. There once was a company called Astra who attempted to pervert the course of mortar ammunition procurement...
     
  12. Indeed I believe that cases of corruption in British military are very rare. They are rather isolated cases.
     
  13. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    Send me a tenner and I'll let you know.
     
  14. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Anybody wanna buy some SA80 parts?
     
  15. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    I'll swap for a CVR(T).