FIDE: Pein on the way out?
Wrestling with the Pigs
I wrote in April of this year, when rumors first began to circulate that Malcolm Pein might be running for an elected FIDE post:
A gentleman of impeccable reputation, I would think that Malcolm Pein would be an unlikely candidate for the top FIDE spot. If only because Malcolm is too clean and honest an individual. But who knows…stranger things have already happened. The big question is this: would Malcolm be willing to take his white gloves off and wrestle with the other pigs?
Dr. Aguinaldo Jaime is one of the most powerful , wealthiest and most respected individuals in all of Africa. One of the Angolan ex-president Santos’ most trusted soldiers, Jaime has occupied – and still occupies – powerful and influential offices. It is only natural that anyone running for a top spot in FIDE would be proud to have his connections.
Readers are aware from media reports that corruption is all part of African business. Just a fact of LIFE. Jaime has never been formally accused of anything that I know of, but his name is always associated with corruption. As is any powerful African businessman or leader.
Even this year (link)
The question is whether the US Senate report in February 2010 investigating Jaime for allegedly trying to hide money in the US in and around 2002, is just hypocrisy on the part of Malcolm Pein? (And of course, inference, Nigel Short).
After all, this is OLD NEWS. Long before Jaime was ever recruited to get involved in FIDE. In 2010 and then again in 2014 Kasparov/Karpov and Kirsan, respectively, were proud to be associated with Dr. Jaime.
We all knew about it years ago (or should have!) and kept our silence. Even Malcolm himself supported Kasparov’s integrity, unquestioning.
2010. Short seeking Jaime’s support. LINK
I suspect that Nigel is just trying to embarrass Malcolm. But he should not be…Nigel is the one who should be embarrassed! (Wasn’t it Nigel who first tried to recruit Jaime?)
Ofcourse, nobody needs be embarrassed…Dear Readers: this is all just political nonsense! Let’s get down to REAL issues in the 2018 FIDE election. Nigel: stop fucking around. Malcolm: get out of the kitchen if you can not stand the heat.