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    Bear Paws with Iran's Nukes: Fuel Delivery Stokes Dangerous Game
    by Peter Brookes
    December 19, 2007

    Like the bone-chilling Siberian winter winds, the bad news just keeps howling out of Mother Russia these days.

    Following on the heels of less-than-free-and-fair parliamentary elections, last week Russia concluded a deal with Iran to finish construction of the nuclear reactor at Bushehr early next year.

    And this week, Russia delivered a year's worth of nuclear fuel - 82 tons - for Bushehr, broadening and deepening Tehran's atomic aptitude and its potential for joining the once exclusive nuclear-weapons club.

    Of course, the Russians say there's no reason to worry because they have written assurances from the Iranians the fuel won't go for anything but power generation at the plant - and will be returned to Russia after it's "spent."

    The Kremlin's foreign ministry also assures us that the nuclear fuel, while in Iran, will be under the "control and guarantee" of the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency. (Yes, the same agency Iran has hoodwinked for over 20 years.)

    for full article:
    http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed121907a.cfm/readerforprint=1
     
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    It's business, AA!!!!! What the hell?!?!?!?!?!?! Do you expect these indoctrinated businessmen of the United States to stand in the way of business?
     
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    Cheney Pushed for More Trade With Iran

    Saturday, October 09, 2004

    WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney, who has called Iran "the world's leading exporter of terror," pushed to lift U.S. trade sanctions against Tehran while chairman of Halliburton Co. in the 1990s.

    And his company's offshore subsidiaries also expanded business in Iran.




    Halliburton operates in Iran despite sanctions

    in January, Halliburton won a contract to drill at a huge Iranian gas field called Pars, which an Iranian government spokesman said "served the interests" of Iran.



    Halliburton Does Business with Iran, Iraq, Libya

    UNITED NATIONS, June 23 (UPI) -- Halliburton Co., the oil company that was headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, signed contracts with Iraq worth $73 million through two subsidiaries while he was at its helm, the Washington Post reported.

    During last year's presidential campaign, Cheney said Halliburton did business with Libya and Iran through foreign subsidiaries, but maintained he had imposed a "firm policy" against trading with Iraq.

    "Iraq's different," the Post quoted him as saying.

    Oil industry executives and confidential U.N. records showed, however, that Halliburton held stakes in two companies that signed contracts to sell more than $73 million in oil production equipment and spare parts to Iraq while Cheney was chairman and chief executive officer the Post reported.




    The United States had concluded that Iraq, Libya, and Iran supported terrorism and had imposed strict sanctions on them. Yet during Cheney’s tenure at Halliburton the company did business in all three countries. In the case of Iraq, Halliburton legally evaded U.S. sanctions by conducting its oil-service business through foreign subsidiaries that had once been owned by Dresser. With Iran and Libya, Halliburton used its own subsidiaries. The use of foreign subsidiaries may have helped the company to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

    In some ways, the Libya and Iran transactions were consistent with Cheney’s views. He had long opposed economic sanctions as a political tool, even against South Africa’s apartheid regime
     
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    As Comrade Lenin once quipped, the capitalists will sell us (the Communists) the rope we will use to hang them.
     

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