As I noted earlier, the right wing bloggers (Little Green Farts, InstaStupid, LowerLineBlog) are avoiding defaming the name of Mark Thatcher by avoiding any mention of his racist, murderous attempt to steal a lot of oil. The Times Online has a description of the plotters plans. Basically, a corporation would have been established, would have had sole access to the new "President," (currently in exile), and would have used the country's intelligence services to get dirt on him in case he became inconvenient. The company was to be called the Bight of Benin Company (BBC, get it?) and would have run the place like a "private fiefdom" or the Dutch East India Company ran India. Thanks to WIIIAI for the link.