Its remarkable that with all the high strung negative publicity generated by the NBN deal to the present Administration, Mendoza et al still pursue the deal to be consummated. Money must have changed hands early on and there is no turning back for the "Players." I bet they never expected these turn of events! The Players SHOULD be scared ****less of a Chinese vendetta if the latter get Fx#%! if this deal doesn't push thru. US$10, 20 or US$50 Million as initial "deposit" is possible. Hehe, I could just imagine Chinese Triads, mercenaries, guns for hire etc getting some assignments soon to settle the debt!!!