The 3.2 Million Euro Lardon 134

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The 41 year old “starlet” in this picture is Gulnara Karimova, “the most hated woman in Uzbekistan” according to leaked US diplomatic cables, which are understated. She has had business rivals killed, forcibly taken over the assets of Uzbek and foreign entrepreneurs as well as Uzbek state concerns, been involved in trafficking girls into prostitution in Dubai, a partner of Gafur Rakhimov in the narcotics trade and she benefits financially from the open forced labour of millions of small children picking cotton in the state farms.

On the plus side she is a Professor of International Relations, International Singing Star, World Renowned Fashion Designer, Ambassador to Spain and to the United Nations, Poet, Scriptwriter and Jeweller. She is worth about 4 billion dollars. None of which “career” has been hurt by the fact that her father is the world’s most vicious dictator.

Gulnara also likes to enhance her image for domestic consumption by hobnobbing with the Soviet oligarch’s idea of important westerners. Thus she is close to Joan Laporta, until recently President of Barcelona FC, and has arranged visits and plater exchanges from that club. She has dueted with Julio Iglesias, been serenaded by Sting, and is a friend of Nat Rothschild, Oleg Deripaska and other of the Peter Mandelson holiday set.

That the 41 year old deputy dictatress likes to wear pigtails and cakes of cosmetics and pose as a young ingenue with old has-been stars is a hobby which costs the exploited Uzbeks dear. Depardieu is getting 3.2 million euros for appearing in a film officially scripted by Karimova, but in truth ghosted by Professor Akbar Hakimov of the Uzbek State Academy of Literature (I can hear Bulgakov having wild fits of laughter in his grave).

Depardieu has become an amporphous blob of animal fat; it is difficult to tell where he ends and where air starts, possibly because he is exuding a lot of gas. He looks like a particularly cheap and ill-conceived monster from a 1970’s Dr Who episode.

For someone my age, who was thrilled by Les Valseuses and still cries at Jean De Florette, what Depardieu is now, is just horrible. We tried to overlook his urinating in plane aisles or attacking fans, as evidence of wild charm. But recently his tax exile to Belgium, friendship with the Putin inner circle, adoption of Russian citizenship and now pussy-licking of old Gulnara are beyond horrible.

134 thoughts on “The 3.2 Million Euro Lardon

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  • Mary

    Another chink from the wall. The likes of G4S and Serco and not for profit organizations take over the work of the Probation Service. The latter retain the responsibility for ‘serious’ offenders.

    Privateers to get claws into ex-offenders
    Wednesday 09 January 2013
    by Rory MacKinnon

    Probation officers were left dumbstruck today after Con-Dem Justice Secretary Chris Grayling airily announced plans to sell off their service to privateers.

    Mr Grayling said he was looking to outsource supervision and rehab programmes for all but the most high-risk ex-inmates to charities and private companies across England and Wales.

    The plan would strip away an estimated 70 per cent of the Probation Service’s core work, with contractors paid by results in a manner similar to the Con-Dems’ controversial work programme.

    Mr Grayling – who uniquely among lord chancellors has no legal training or experience in the justice system – described his plan as a “rehabilitation revolution.”

    But the National Association of Probation Officers ridiculed the claim, calling his justifications “purely ideological.”

    The union’s assistant general secretary Harry Fletcher had predicted the push in an interview with the Morning Star in November, saying he feared plans to increase the GPS tagging of offenders were a pretext for slashing probation officers’ numbers.

    “It’s all going to be delivered by the private sector. These will not be trained probation officers monitoring them,” he said.

    “You’re looking at 6,000 to 7,000 jobs lost because they want to make a profit out of punishment – ultimately it will put public safety at risk.”

    Mr Fletcher called the decision “astonishing.”

    He said the service had met all its targets in the latest official figures and last year had won the British Quality Foundation Gold Award for Excellence.

    “This move, therefore, is purely ideological.

    “The policy flies against the government’s localism agenda. The government is proposing that the Probation Service is reorganised twice in six months, which is impossible. Issues of transfer and pension deficits have not been resolved.

    “There is no plan for dealing with the escalation or decline of risk of individual offenders.

    “If this plan proceeds it will be chaotic and will compromise public protection,” he said.

    Allied opposition MPs were also left outraged. Justice unions parliamentary group chairman Elfyn Llwyd called the plans “a triumph of ideology over common sense,” while secretary John McDonnell said the scheme was simply a pretext for privatisation.

    “This has nothing to do with tackling crime but is simply opening up the service to profiteering companies like G4S,” he said.

    Meanwhile in Wales, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood AM demanded Westminster hand control directly to the Welsh National Assembly.

    Former probation officer Ms Wood said the changes were a stark contrast to the service’s strong ethos of public service.

    “Rarely has the quality of a service been improved through privatisation and, with the Probation Service, the risks are too high.”

    There was now an even greater reason to devolve custodial powers to Wales, she said.

    What the probation officers think.

    The ConDem privatisation express train is going at full steam ahead. No notice is being taken of the colour of the signals.

  • Strategist

    Vronsky said: “he was great in Jean de Florette. Pathetic, struggling, faithful, stupid, like the horse in Animal Farm. They should have left it at that. Manon des Sources was just Death Wish, lite (photography poetic, though).”
    No. It’s a single story in two parts (called L’eau des Collines, apparently). It couldn’t possibly have stopped after the first part. Manon des Sources wasn’t a sequel or a cash-in, it was half of a single true masterpiece. And who would have deprived us of the “agonisingly beautiful” Emmanuelle Beart?
    And (I’d just like to add), it was Depardieu’s brilliant depiction of an engaging idealist full of joie de vivre that made his descent into the beaten carthorse all the more heartbreaking.
    While we’re on Depardieu in his prime, one role he was made to play, and did so brilliantly, was Danton.

  • Kempe

    “Christopher Tappin is sentenced to 33 months in prison. He may be allowed to serve the sentence here. He is 66 and his wife has an illness. ”

    He’s a self confessed arms dealer, a purveyor of misery and death. I thought you’d be pleased to see him behind bars.

    Compared to the sentences usually handed down by American courts 33 months is pretty light.

  • Dreoilin

    Happy New Year to you Glenn 🙂

    Sláinte mhaith sa bliain úr – to all and sundry

    See you all anon

  • Durak

    Hmmm, they once “cleared” Sky club for Googoosha, much to my annoyance.

    The very next day I was asked to comment on Uzbek National TV about the country whilst hanging about in the Intercontinental lobby up to no good.

    I declined, being much as scared of the US Ambassador as anybody in Uzbek authority.

    But I have to agree she is feared and loathed with a hatred I have yet to see replicated elsewhere.

  • Phil W

    @Strategist “And (I’d just like to add), it was Depardieu’s brilliant depiction of an engaging idealist full of joie de vivre that made his descent into the beaten carthorse all the more heartbreaking.”

    Isn’t this rather what has happened in his life? Not in the same way of course, but he is pitiable and grotesque now.

  • Fred

    “He’s a self confessed arms dealer, a purveyor of misery and death. I thought you’d be pleased to see him behind bars.”

    Actually he was dealing in batteries, not guns, not bombs, not the things Britain sells to dictators all over the world, batteries. His crime was selling them to Iran, a peaceful country that doesn’t attack other countries like we do. The fact he plea bargained does not mean he confessed, it means he had no alternative but to plea bargain, he did not have enough money to fight the case in an American court.

    But that is irrelevant. What is relevant is that he committed no crime in America. Britain is not subservient to the American overlords, we haven’t kissed their ring, they have no jurisdiction us. If he broke American law in America he should be extradited, if he broke British law in Britain he should be tried in Britain. I for one am not happy about America thinking they can push their perverse version of justice onto the rest of the world. From what I have seen they have the least just version of justice in the world.

  • someone

    i just feel sad for craig murray guys… poor guy got pussy whipped by a prostitute, ‘fell in love’, and lost his family and his status as ambassador, now all he does is sit behind a computer, takes his anger out on people he heard shit about. Hey, i can imagine your anger, but wtf bro? yeah i come from a country where the government rules with dictatorship, but lets face it, any single country in the world, including your sly majesties, sipping earl gray tea, even your country has problems if you look deep enough.

    how about you spend your time on the US and Europe and dig up some more shit to bitch about? I appreciate the time and effort trying to convince people to turn against their government and start a revolution, which gives your what? Democracy after a very bloody revolution that may continue for years? Why is it that none of the good deeds someone like Ms Karimova does that is never mentioned or talked about but its only the bullshit and the money spending that is talked about?

    you fucking hypocrite, u’d sell your soul and you would shut the fuck up for million dollars, heck, you would even be inspired to write good about such people, all you care about is other people’s money. face the truth you failure, you got pussy whipped fell in love with a prostitute, lost your family and everything. i wouldn’t even be surprised if your wife told me you enjoy to cuckold. i truly feel sorry for you.

    please, stay around where you are from, write about your own backyard. just saying you know… no hard feelings.

    i’d just like to end this with a FUCK YOU and have a nice day you miserable fuck.

  • Ben Franklin -Machine Gun Preacher (unleaded version)

    Nice diatribe. He’s out in the open, and you have pounced like the coward with a shit-eating grin.

    Try outing yourself for the sake of humanity and posterity. It is unlikely you will fare with more than the whiff of shite you promulgate.

    Anoymity is not cover you can claim to perpetuity. Go bargle.

  • Jives

    Hello Someone.

    Bad day was it sweetie?

    McDonalds run out of your favourite burger,or the local gun shop run out of your preferred automatic rifle?



    Haven’t you got an underground bunker to build,or a cult to form and brainwash?

    Embarrassing fool.

  • Jives


    Have the CIA/MI6/NSA/MOSSAD finally let the drunken janitor loose?

    After 7 years on this blog that is,without doubt,the singularly most laughable and pathetic post i’ve ever seen.

    Someone?..consider yourself a record-breaker.


  • GeneralGiap

    A classic case of why alcohol ,inner anger and a keyboard always make a bad mix .

  • Jives


    What would be wrong with falling in love with a prostitute?

    I guess in your pitiful world prostitutes are low down the heirarachy eh?

    Somewhere behind the noble traders of arms,people and drugs eh?

    Did Gulnara order you to post this,and like the disgusting coward you are you didnt have the balls to say no?

    Anyway,as long as you feel macho in your RayBans,ponytail,beating up whoever you’re ordered to and opening her car door you’re cool right?


  • Nextus

    Factual correction: CM did not fall for a “prostitute”. Or perhaps you’re implying that “belly dancer” is a euphemism? That would tar a significant section of the entertainment industry, including some well-known cultural icons, with very slanderous brush.

    I suspect “someone” is well connected to the inestimable Ms Karimova herself. To defend her honour, while deliberating overlooking her involvement or complicity in gross human rights offences, betrays a very selectively sympathetic political perspective. This Uzbek citizen has advanced colloquial English proficiency – not entirely uncommon, but certainly associated more with the affluent sector of society. And the fact that the tone is not only defensive, but insulted and wounded, suggests a very close personal link. Together, these factors point to someone within her sphere of influence (if not her direct employment). Which is not to say the opinion isn’t honestly held – just potentially biased.

    It’s only speculation, of course; but the possibility hasn’t yet been discounted.

  • angrysoba

    We hate it when our heroes let us down!

    Putin, you beacon of anti-Amerikkkan autocracy! How could you take in this shameless capitalist swine of AmeriKKKKKKKKKKa?

    I haven’t felt this upset since Mao let us all down and embraced Nixon and Kissinger!

  • glenn_uk

    Hello Soba: Very good to see you well and in fine spirit, perhaps all the old gang have finally shown up again – a bit older, a bit more cynical, but with a bit more respect for each other maybe. Happy 2013 to you too 🙂

    Mark: Thank you, your comment means a great deal to me. Much appreciated.

  • lwtc247

    Agreed that hate can be justified and indeed shared, however my point isn’t really addressing the union of those things rather its complement (think Venn diagrams).

    Let me ask all if you think Craig’s expressions of hate make his admirers (of which I am certainly one) more or less likely to ‘buy into’ that hate too? Don’t the people we admire and respect influence us? Don’t we seek to create commonalities?

    That’s all I have to say on the matter, other than I hate that rather beautiful looking woman too :p and GD is a greedy sod who probably has far more money than he should.

  • Duncan McFarlane

    “someone” – If Craig would “seel his soul for a million dollars” why did he give up a high paid job as an ambassador over the British government condoning torture by the dictatorship in Uzbekistan – and as for your insults against Nadira, they are beneath contempt. Nadira and Craig are very happily married, with a child.

    Also try and at least come up with same vaguely original insults you rat raping pig fucker (see – it can be done)

  • Jemand

    Looks like Craig’s post hit the mark judging by “Someone”‘s (no relation) comment. It can’t end well for Mz Karimova. Her father will eventually die or get rolled and she’s not enough of a tough guy in her own right to defend her ill-gotten gains. Gangsters surround themselves with rats and eventually she’ll be sold downstream.

  • Frank Nosworthy

    With luck if the Teliasonera bribe allegations succeed in exposing Gulnara Karimova for being the greatest fraudster/robber of all time ($320m in a single hit on the Uzbek state in just this one case) more people will realise how right you have been all along. For a concrete example of Gulnara petty theft one has to look no further than her “Googoosha” singing career (a blatant rip-off of the 70s Iranian pop diva’s name, Googoosh). Interestingly, the real Googoosh has advertised her London concert below Googoosha’s CD on Amazon. One customer said of Googoosha “torture for ears”. Here’s hoping for big changes (regime implosion) in Iran this year, then we won’t need to cosy up to Islam Karimov any more, and then Gulibabes will get a long overdue reality check: hopefully life imprisonment.

    Get well soon.

  • Mary

    10 Jan, 2013 – 12:18 am

    Thanks for that exposition of the facts in the case. I concur.

  • John Goss

    Angrysoba at 4.12 am. “And lest people think that’s a compliment to Bardot then I suggest you take note of how the years have not been kind.” I know you meant compliment to Karimova.

    Bridget Bardot was a very beautiful actress. One thing she has not done, like so many actresses have, is resort to facelift surgery. For me that makes her more beautiful than those who do. Aging is a natural process.

    She has however been racist towards Islam, mostly in her animal rights’ campaigns, for example, complaining about slitting animals’ throats in ritual ceremonies. She has put a lot of her personal wealth into saving dogs from slaughter, criticising China for its animal rights abuses of tigers and bears, and I think I read somewhere that she considered other animals to be superior to humans because they largely killed to survive.

    Humans are complex. Karimova is a different kettle of fish from Bardot. Bardot is not a murderess to my knowledge. She does not exploit child labour or kill her opponents. She is much healthier in her philosophy and is not a ‘dedicated follower of fashion’. Of the two she wins hands down.

  • Lemon Puffs

    When are you going to start criticising the awful regimes in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain? You know, the ones that just paid for your recent luxury trip to Baghdad and are continuing to imprison, torture and kill peaceful protesters.

    As you alluded to Gulnara Karimova’s main clients for her sex slave business are from those very countries. They surely can’t be interested in both the plight of the Palestinians in Israeli prisons while at the same time behaving in such a blatantly hypocritical fashion – and who’s providing this veneer of respectability to these vile regimes? And for what price I might add?

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