Thursday, 5 August 2010

Disappearing Diamonds

In testimony at the War Crimes trial of one time Liberian leader Charles Taylor today, supermodel Naomi Campbell admitted receiving a gift of so called "blood diamonds" at a gathering hosted by Nelson Mandela in 1997.

Asked what had happened to the diamonds, Campbell claimed that she had donated them to a charitable fund set up by the then President Mandela. Campbell's testimony was contradicted by the administrators of the Mandela Children's fund, who claimed they had never received the diamonds.

Am I alone in suspecting that not only will the true fate of the diamonds never be fully revealed, it will also never be seriously investigated.


Anonymous said...

No, you are not the only one!

Birdman said...

According to news reports here in SA the diamonds were handed in to the SA Police :

I just wonder if he would have handed them to the police under other circumstances. (Yeah Right!!!)

Anonymous said...

Naomi Campbell as Charles Taylor's would be concubine? The best she can hope for, now that her looks are fading.

Sarah Maid of Albion said...

Well, maybe I was wrong, it seems that the Mandela Child Fund has held onto the blood diamonds for the last thirteen year.


Lygeia said...

Naomi Campbell claimed that she was awoken in the middle of the night when two African men knocked on the door to her hotel room. She claimed that she woke up, opened the door, and they gave her the diamonds, which she referred to as "dirty looking stones," and then they left.

I don't know about you, but I would not open my door to two African men who knocked on it in the middle of the night. I sincerely doubt Naomi Campbell did this either.

Plus, she is famous for traveling with an entourage of servants who, if this ridiculous story is to be believed, would be the more likely candidates to open the door.

But again, I cannot stress the foolishness of her story. I just cannot believe she would open her door in the middle of the night herself or that she would open her door to two African thugs.

Anonymous said...

What a vile representation of a "European" court. Looking at the 'judge' and some of the 'council' this disgusting freak show of tacky ostentatious proportions could have been shipped out of Zimbabwe or Namibia.

Take heed this freak show is a blue print for Europe's 'courts' of the future which is little more than a "Planet of the Apes" type scenario where the white person will be caged or in some form or other or else sucking up to the gorillas as slaves.

Thank God I won't be here when Europe is completely colonised by this scum and the hidden hand behind it. I only hope I'm around long enough to see a European Revolution of restoration for its indigenous peoples.

Is there a leader out there?

Anonymous said...

There has to be.

Loads and loads of ordinary blokes (and blokesses)who have had it "up to here".