“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

Oil Power And GBH.

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Imagine, hypothetically speaking, that you attacked 30 or 300 people caused them to be poisoned or the equivalent of GBH several times over and that you did this, knowing full well the consequences of your own actions.

What would happen to you? In all probability you would be locked up for 10 to 15 years at the minimum, maybe more.

Whatever happened, it would be a very serious case, involving injury to many people.

Then imagine, instead, that you are an oil trading company, and you do the same to 30,000 + people in the Ivory Coast, what then?

Not much, you pay out about $100 million and forget about it.

That $100 million would be less than a quarter of Trafigura’s profits last year, which was $440 million, and no one at Trafigura is being prosecuted for poisoning, GBH or even malicious damage.

One rule for individuals, another for oil traders.

Written by modernityblog

17/09/2009 at 00:48

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  1. I am looking into this disgusting story today too. Perhaps a fine of at least $440m on Trafigura for a start with. Baron de Turckheim, the founder of teh company and the board of directors perhaops should walk not a mile but a life in the shoes of teh people they let be killed in the pursuit of a filth encrusted dollar.

    As for their vultures Carter-Ruck (solicitors) and Bell-Pottinger (PR firm) who shill for scum like these.. Perhaps I should stop my views are unrepeatable and extremely libellous

    jams O'Donnell

    17/09/2009 at 11:09

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