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It was Halliburton’s secret sale of centrifuges to Iran that helped get the uranium enrichment program off the ground. Halliburton first started doing business in Iran as early as 1995, while Vice President Cheney was chief executive of the company and in possible violation of U.S. sanctions.
However, Halliburton has a long history of doing business in Iran, starting as early as 1995, while Vice President Cheney was chief executive of the company. Leopold quotes a February 2001 report published in the Wall Street Journal, “Halliburton Products and Services Ltd., works behind an unmarked door on the ninth floor of a new north Tehran tower block. A brochure declares that the company was registered in 1975 in the Cayman Islands, is based in the Persian Gulf sheikdom of Dubai and is “non-American.” But like the sign over the receptionist’s head, the brochure bears the company’s name and red emblem, and offers services from Halliburton units around the world.” Moreover mail sent to the company’s offices in Tehran and the Cayman Islands is forwarded directly to its Dallas headquarters.

In an attempt to curtail Halliburton and other U.S. companies from engaging in business dealings with rogue nations such as Libya, Iran, and Syria, an amendment was approved in the Senate on July 26, 2005. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Susan Collins R-Maine, would penalize companies that continue to skirt U.S. law by setting up offshore subsidiaries as a way to legally conduct and avoid U.S. sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

During a trip to the Middle East in March 1996, Vice President Dick Cheney told a group of mostly U.S. businessmen that Congress should ease sanctions in Iran and Libya to foster better relationships, a statement that, in hindsight, is completely hypocritical considering the Bush administration’s foreign policy.

“Let me make a generalized statement about a trend I see in the U.S. Congress that I find disturbing, that applies not only with respect to the Iranian situation but a number of others as well,” Cheney said. “I think we Americans sometimes make mistakes . . . There seems to be an assumption that somehow we know what’s best for everybody else and that we are going to use our economic clout to get everybody else to live the way we would like.”

Cheney was the chief executive of Halliburton Corporation at the time he uttered those words. It was Cheney who directed Halliburton toward aggressive business dealings with Iran—in violation of U.S. law—in the mid-1990s, which continued through 2005 and is the reason Iran has the capability to enrich weapons-grade uranium.

It was Halliburton’s secret sale of centrifuges to Iran that helped get the uranium enrichment program off the ground, according to a three-year investigation that includes interviews conducted with more than a dozen current and former Halliburton employees.

If the U.S. ends up engaged in a war with Iran in the future, Cheney and Halliburton will bear the brunt of the blame.
But this shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who has been following Halliburton’s business activities over the past decade. The company has a long, documented history of violating U.S. sanctions and conducting business with so-called rogue nations.

No, what’s disturbing about these facts is how little attention it has received from the mainstream media. But the public record speaks for itself, as do the thousands of pages of documents obtained by various federal agencies that show how Halliburton’s business dealings in Iran helped fund terrorist activities there—including the country’s nuclear enrichment program.

When I asked Wendy Hall, a spokeswoman for Halliburton, a couple of years ago if Halliburton would stop doing business with Iran because of concerns that the company helped fund terrorism she said, “No.” “We believe that decisions as to the nature of such governments and their actions are better made by governmental authorities and international entities such as the United Nations as opposed to individual persons or companies,” Hall said. “Putting politics aside, we and our affiliates operate in countries to the extent it is legally permissible, where our customers are active as they expect us to provide oilfield services support to their international operations. “We do not always agree with policies or actions of governments in every place that we do business and make no excuses for their behaviors. Due to the long-term nature of our business and the inevitability of political and social change, it is neither prudent nor appropriate for our company to establish our own country-by-country foreign policy.”

Halliburton first started doing business in Iran as early as 1995, while Vice President Cheney was chief executive of the company and in possible violation of U.S. sanctions.

An executive order signed by former President Bill Clinton in March 1995 prohibits “new investments (in Iran) by U.S. persons, including commitment of funds or other assets.” It also bars U.S. companies from performing services “that would benefit the Iranian oil industry” and provide Iran with the financial means to engage in terrorist activity.

When Bush and Cheney came into office in 2001, their administration decided it would not punish foreign oil and gas companies that invest in those countries. The sanctions imposed on countries like Iran and Libya before Bush became president were blasted by Cheney, who gave frequent speeches on the need for U.S. companies to compete with their foreign competitors, despite claims that those countries may have ties to terrorism.

“I think we’d be better off if we, in fact, backed off those sanctions (on Iran), didn’t try to impose secondary boycotts on companies . . . trying to do business over there . . . and instead started to rebuild those relationships,” Cheney said during a 1998 business trip to Sydney, Australia, according to Australia’s Illawarra Mercury newspaper
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Shut the fuck up or I'll shoot you in the face!
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I wonder how the hunting was at Bohemian Grove this year
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The BS Flag?

Somebody needs to do their homework.
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Has anybody seen Dick lately?
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Just fricken figures!!! Man these guys just don't end with there betrayal and evil deeds. Sounds like when Rumsfeld was making arms deals with Sadam. Big money in war and death-no shortage of dumb shits who'll ra ra around the flag and enlist to fight never realizing they are fighting for the great Satan. What a sham! What a shame!
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Just fricken figures!!! Man these guys just don't end with there betrayal and evil deeds. Sounds like when Rumsfeld was making arms deals with Sadam. Big money in war and death-no shortage of dumb shits who'll ra ra around the flag and enlist to fight never realizing they are fighting for the great Satan. What a sham! What a shame!
 Quoting: DB 432031

It looks like Saddam was the one shaking the hand of the devil.
George Orwell was right..Black is White, Up is Down, War is Peace...

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Indeed. Funny how it ends up being the same thing.
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Yeah They're very busy people


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SO?
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Yeah They're very busy people


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Good information.
Before long we're going to get up close and personal with them blackwater boys right here in the good ol' USA.
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What in the hell do you expect. We are looking here at a "globalized" international corporation. Are our people so naieve that they still believe that these are US corporations? A corporation by definition has only one allegiance its stockholders. The stockholders by definition are interested in accumulation of profits leading to increased share price and dividends. When is the last time you heard a stockholder US or otherwise question the morality of a company they owned they just don't thats not part of the profile they are looking at. These companies know this and they also know that they can do anything they want short of setting off a worldwide bru ha ha without any questions being asked. Look at the answer the writer got when talking to the Haliburton person paraphrasing we do all sell all and don't get involved in politics until someone flys an airplane into our headquarters. And even then it would be a momentary distraction until we were fully operative again doing the same thing.

There is no mrality here. There is no judgement here. There is no loyalty to country here. There is only business here. Welcome to the globalized world.
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Good information.
Before long we're going to get up close and personal with them blackwater boys right here in the good ol' USA.
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I have, when I was in Biloxi. They were and are quite full of themselves, and thier automatic machine guns they run around waving with thier chests all puffed out with self importance. I told my Bro when he did a tour in Iraq in 2005> he was gonna be babysitting Blackwater boys. BW< KBR< Halliburton> all same all subsidiaries .
Yeah > He babysat all right.
They'll "Fold" soon> But just pop up like a bad rash down the road with a new name.
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Just fricken figures!!! Man these guys just don't end with there betrayal and evil deeds. Sounds like when Rumsfeld was making arms deals with Sadam. Big money in war and death-no shortage of dumb shits who'll ra ra around the flag and enlist to fight never realizing they are fighting for the great Satan. What a sham! What a shame!

It looks like Saddam was the one shaking the hand of the devil.
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Do you actually think he is dead?
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What in the hell do you expect. We are looking here at a "globalized" international corporation. Are our people so naieve that they still believe that these are US corporations? A corporation by definition has only one allegiance its stockholders. The stockholders by definition are interested in accumulation of profits leading to increased share price and dividends. When is the last time you heard a stockholder US or otherwise question the morality of a company they owned they just don't thats not part of the profile they are looking at. These companies know this and they also know that they can do anything they want short of setting off a worldwide bru ha ha without any questions being asked. Look at the answer the writer got when talking to the Haliburton person paraphrasing we do all sell all and don't get involved in politics until someone flys an airplane into our headquarters. And even then it would be a momentary distraction until we were fully operative again doing the same thing.

There is no mrality here. There is no judgement here. There is no loyalty to country here. There is only business here. Welcome to the globalized world.
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Well, then the globalists leave us no choice. We will put them on trial for Treason and hang them. The blackwater boys will be given a chance to join us, and if they don't, we'll hang them for Treason too.
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Just fricken figures!!! Man these guys just don't end with there betrayal and evil deeds. Sounds like when Rumsfeld was making arms deals with Sadam. Big money in war and death-no shortage of dumb shits who'll ra ra around the flag and enlist to fight never realizing they are fighting for the great Satan. What a sham! What a shame!

It looks like Saddam was the one shaking the hand of the devil.

Do you actually think he is dead?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 474408

I have my doubts.
George Orwell was right..Black is White, Up is Down, War is Peace...

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Sorry OP look up the definition of treason in the US Constitution does not fit here. The only way to handle the situation is to reclaim control of these companies on a national basis and force them to adhere to the laws passed bym us etc.. And if they don't arrest their leaders and throw them in prison alla Enron/Worldcom etc. and deny them access to dealing with the US using its currency communications or anything else associated with the 50 states. They want out lets throw them out.
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Sorry OP look up the definition of treason in the US Constitution does not fit here. The only way to handle the situation is to reclaim control of these companies on a national basis and force them to adhere to the laws passed bym us etc.. And if they don't arrest their leaders and throw them in prison alla Enron/Worldcom etc. and deny them access to dealing with the US using its currency communications or anything else associated with the 50 states. They want out lets throw them out.
 Quoting: ANNONYMOUS 474530

Well,there were laws passed in 1995 and signed by President Willie Clinton against selling Iran centrifuges. Cheney formed an offshore shell company to get around the law. So when you say "force them", we are talking about Halliburton. If it can be proven that Halliburton knowingly sold centrifuges used for the purpose of enriching uranium to possibly build a nuclear weapon, you bet we can put Cheney on trial for Treason against the United States. I think he would be convicted.
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To catch a crook...ALWAYS...ALWAYS, follow the money!
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I know this is all true!
My only pinned thread is about how the US was selling arms to Iran as late as Dec. of 2005. And that info came directly from the US govie!
Good info OP!

Maybe others will wake up and see the truth!
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“Let me make a generalized statement about a trend I see in the U.S. Congress that I find disturbing, that applies not only with respect to the Iranian situation but a number of others as well,” Cheney said. “I think we Americans sometimes make mistakes . . . There seems to be an assumption that somehow we know what’s best for everybody else and that we are going to use our economic clout to get everybody else to live the way we would like.”

Cheney was the chief executive of Halliburton Corporation at the time he uttered those words. It was Cheney who directed Halliburton toward aggressive business dealings with Iran—in violation of U.S. law—in the mid-1990s, which continued through 2005 and is the reason Iran has the capability to enrich weapons-grade uranium.

It was Halliburton’s secret sale of centrifuges to Iran that helped get the uranium enrichment program off the ground, according to a three-year investigation that includes interviews conducted with more than a dozen current and former Halliburton employees.

If the U.S. ends up engaged in a war with Iran in the future, Cheney and Halliburton will bear the brunt of the blame.
But this shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who has been following Halliburton’s business activities over the past decade. The company has a long, documented history of violating U.S. sanctions and conducting business with so-called rogue nations.

No, what’s disturbing about these facts is how little attention it has received from the mainstream media. But the public record speaks for itself, as do the thousands of pages of documents obtained by various federal agencies that show how Halliburton’s business dealings in Iran helped fund terrorist activities there—including the country’s nuclear enrichment program.
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