Another Libel Threat from a Rich Mercenary 8


Yes again, another libel action threat on behalf of a very rich man who made cash from mercenary activity. The following comment was posted on this blog from a “Friend” of Tony Buckingham.

I believe that you are simply dragging up these old allegations to create interest and controversy to sell books – which is of course your business.

You should be aware however of the nature of the tort of defamation, specifically libel. Your lawyers can help you with this if you can’t get your head around it.

You have made derogatory comments in print that have been published about a good friend of mine, Tony Buckingham, that would by their very nature bring Tony into a negative light by any reasonable member of the public.

Your comments are wholly false. Tony is the CEO of a FTSE 250 company, a man of integrity, and a supporter of western democracy. You should expect to be contacted by attorneys in due course.

You may think that you know better than the FSA and numerous other regulators and agencies. In my opinion however, you are just a sack of crap.

David Weill

http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2008/09/so_you_think_th.html#comments

Tony Buckingham is a man who masterminded, funded and made money from mercenary operations in Africa that killed a lot of people. Their aim was to gain physical control of blood oil

and blood diamonds by armed force. They were conducted under legal sanction from corrupt governments.

I love Mr Weill’s idiotic comment that I believe I may know better than the FSA. Obviously that would be impossible. I mean the Financial Services Authority has plainly done a superb job of policing the City of London, preventing the participation of ill-willed individuals or of any unwise practices that might undermine confidence in the market. The FSA is plainly a huge success – how could anyone know better about anything?

It would be a great pity if Mr Weill’s intervention caused people to start googling, researching and posting about the eminently respectable Mr Tony Buckingham, CEO of an FTSE 250 company. Some people, of course, may believe that the fact that someone like Buckingham can be CEO of an FTSE 250 company is symptomatic of the fundamental sickness of the system.


8 thoughts on “Another Libel Threat from a Rich Mercenary

  • OrwellianUK

    I'm wondering how anybody can equate 'integrity' with supporting what passes for 'Democracy' in the West these days? All the evidence demonstrates that a complete lack of integrity is required to support this oligarchical abomination.

    Maybe we should look up mr Weill instead? I wonder what interesting career supporting 'Democracy' he has had?

    By the way, as regards the chaos in the financial and banking industry, I am not sure that I believe this is entirely accidental. I find it hard to believe that the heads of the biggest institutions couldn't see where this was all going.

    Clearly they were fully aware that the Governments would step in to prop up the system with public money. I believe that this untenable burden along with the rising cost of food and fuel will destroy the middle classes, leaving just the Super Rich controlling nearly all the wealth.

    When the smoke clears from an extended crop of takeovers and mergers, we will have a handful of corporations in charge of all the worlds economy, and as Henry Kissinger said, 'He who controls money, controls the World'.

  • Craig

    Andy

    Good point, not silly at all – But Mr Weill's record is interesting in itself, and I see Weill was involved in floating Buckingham's Heritage company, so he is worthy of attention anyway.

    Craig

  • ruth

    I find the letter from David Weills pathetic. It's a typical example of the kind of thing the secret services would produce to smear and demean. In fact it does the opposite.

    Who cares if Tony Buckingham is 'a supporter of western democracy'. In my perception 'a supporter of western democracy' is more than likely to be someone who has ties with or works for our 'permanent government' – the body which really controls and directs policy in the UK.

  • ruth

    I find the letter from David Weills pathetic. It's a typical example of the kind of thing the secret services would produce to smear and demean. In fact it does the opposite.

    Who cares if Tony Buckingham is 'a supporter of western democracy'. In my perception 'a supporter of western democracy' is more than likely to be someone who has ties with or works for our 'permanent government' – the body which really controls and directs policy in the UK

  • ruth

    I find the letter from David Weills pathetic. It's a typical example of the kind of thing the secret services would produce to smear and demean. In fact it does the opposite.

    Who cares if Tony Buckingham is 'a supporter of western democracy'. In my perception 'a supporter of western democracy' is more than likely to be someone who has ties with or works for our 'permanent government' – the body which really controls and directs policy in the UK

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