Dr Gary K Busch (or Ocnus as he sometimes appears) and I have had many exchanges throughout the year, taking different sides on the Trafigura affair. Dr Busch has been supportive of Trafigura and negative about the understanding and effects of greens and environmentalists. I have tried to give a balanced picture although it is clear where my views lie.
I’ve had no contact with Dr Busch for about 2 months until yesterday when he said this in response to the embedded video in this post. Ach, it’s easier just to embed it again.
Dr Busch said this as a comment:
“The same chap who is saying he was lying in his testimony had already published an article in an Ivoirian newspaper, well before meeting anyone from Trafigura, that he and the other drivers were unaffected by their contact with the liquids they were transporting. In which of his lies and retractions are we to find truth? Perhaps his motives are not to tell the truth but to live as a parasite on the misguided NGOs who seek an anchor for their flights of fancy.Perjury compounded by further perjury does not make truth.
18 November 2010 09:25”
I replied thus,
“I know of the interview to which you refer: in May this year Macfarlane's gave me a translation which I put online here.
Who knows if they told the truth in the interview and lie now or if they lied in the interview and tell the truth now?
I certainly don't know where the truth lies and nor can you unless you were much closer to Trafigura than you have let on.
Still I keep an open mind on the subject.
Is your mind still open?
18 November 2010 12:07”
Dr Busch hasn’t replied. I wish he wouldn’t run away from a simple question.
Why would he run away?
I take his not having answered so far as “running away” but perhaps I am being unfair. There may well be a perfectly valid reason for his inaction.
But he does have form on this. I’ll post about that later.