******Who supplied Saddam with all the weapons of mass destruction?
President Bush says, if you supply or aid a terrorist, who are a terrorist. Who and where
are these kinds of terrorists? No one asks what China has or is doing in the war on terror. No one asks how much of
the technology are they passing on that they received from the USA during
the Clinton years or how much they are funneling to other third party nations.
U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich reports that as late as 1989 and 1990, U.S. companies, under permits from the first
Bush administration, sent mustard gas materials and live cultures for bacteriological research to Iraq.
U.S. companies helped Iraq build a chemical weapons factory and then shipped Husssein a West Nile virus, hydrogen,
cyanide precursors and parts for a new nuclear plant.
The infamous gassing of the Kurds in 1988 in which Saddam gets all the blaim, although it was most likely
Iran who did most of this gassing is repeatedly charged to Saddam on the major media channels, Six months later, U.S.
companies sent eleven strains of germs, four types of anthrax to Iraq including a microbe strain called 11966 developed
for germ warfare at Fort Detrick in the '50s.
Dow Chemical (infamous for its napalm in the Vietnam War) sold large amounts of pesticides, toxins that
cause death by asphyxiation. Twenty-four U.S. firms exported amrs and materials to Baghdad. France sent 200 AMX medium tnaks,
Mirage bombers, and Gazelle helicopter gunships.
Subsequently, the Pentagon supplied logistical and military support. U.S. banks provided billions of dollars in credits
and the C I A using a Chilean conduit increased Saddam's supply of cluster bombs. U.S. companies were
also the ones who supplied steel tubes and chemical substances- the type of material for which the Security Council is now
Without this help from Europe and the U.S., the Iraq wars with Iran and Kuwait would have never taken place.
According to a 1994 Senate report, private American suppliers, licensed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, exported
a brew of biological and chemical materials to Iraq from 1985 to 1989 including the following:
Bacillus Antracis - cause of anthrax
Clostridium Botulinum, a source of botulinum toxin
Histoplasma Capsulatam, cause of a disease attacking lungs, brains, spinal cord and heart.
Brucella Malitensis, a bacteria that can damage major organs.
Clostridium Perfringents, a highly toxic bacteria causing systemic illness.
Clostridium tetani, a highly toxgenic substance.
American Type Culture Collection of Maryland and Virginia made 27 shipments of anthrax causing germ and other
pathogenic agents according to a 1996 Newsday story.
Other U.S. companies involved in shipping Saddam chemicals were
Alcolac International, Nu Kraft Mercantile, afffiliated with the United Steel and Strip Corporation, Celery
Corp, Matrix-Churchill Corp from Cleveland Ohio who Rep Henry Gonzalez reported in the Congressional Record as being a front
for the Iraq government related to dealings with the very top level of our government back then.
Other U.S. companies named in 1992 Senate hearings included Mouse Master, Sullaire Corp, Pure Aire, Posi Seal inc,
Union Carbide, Evapco, Gorman Rupp from Mansfield, Ohio.
A large number of America firms supplied Iraq with specialized computers, lasers and other supplies directly related
to the manufacture of nuclear weapons. Many companies are named at http://www.indybay.org/news/2002/03/119547.php
including well known companies like Hewlett Packard, Unisys, Digital Equipment, Rockwell, Honeywell and more.
Visit the site to learn more.
As it turns out, Iraq did not use any chemical or biological weapons against the U.S. forces in the Gulf War but American
Planes bombed many of the facilities dooming tens of thousands of American soldiers. The Pentagon estimates that
nearly 100,000 American soldiers were exposed to sarin gas alone.
President Bush said, if you supply or aid a terrorist, you ARE a terrorist. I wonder if he ever looked in the mirror
repeating that statement.