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By Terry Crawford-Browne

In 2007 Terry Crawford-Browne released the explosive Eye at the Money. It was once basically an account of the foreign banking sanctions crusade opposed to apartheid in the course of the Nineteen Eighties, but in addition handled the early levels of the now well-documented South African palms deal scandal. Eye at the Diamonds is a sequel to the sooner ebook and gives up to date info at the uncovering of the scandal. Its function is to maintain the hands deal saga and the venality of the warfare company in public concentration. In 2008 Crawford-Browne was once requested to steer a public curiosity program to the South African Constitutional court docket after large volumes of proof proven how BAE and different fingers businesses paid substantial bribes to politically well-connected contributors of the African nationwide Congress - the so-called 'black diamonds' - to safe their contracts. His program compelled President Jacob Zuma's reluctant appointment in October 2011 of a judicial fee of inquiry to enquire the scandal. Eye at the Diamonds' specialise in diamonds hyperlinks the colonial and apartheid histories of South Africa with the shut histories of Israel and Palestine. It demonstrates how De Beers, the South African originated corporation which ruled the diamond cartel for greater than a century is quickly wasting keep watch over to way more ruthless Israeli avid gamers. Crawford-Browne means that the diamond exchange, that's severe to the twenty-first century conflict company, makes each diamond a 'blood diamond'. Blood diamonds give you the final cash laundering chance for organised crime, whereas the Israeli battle company thwarts efforts at peaceable solution of clash. Israel itself has turn into a 'promised land' for organised crime the place assassinations, cash laundering and different legal actions are justified within the 'national interest'. Crawford-Browne exhibits during this well-researched and hard-hitting e-book that the overseas struggle enterprise and the corruption it unleashes is totally out of control.

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