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norrinr Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:42 AM
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Links to who made what since Iraq - please
Could someone please supply links to sites detailing which of the Bush Admin & Friends have made or stand to make silly money out of Iraq since the conquering?

Please.
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SummerGrace Donating Member (349 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:10 AM
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1. From Arab News 6-16-03
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 11:12 AM by SummerGrace
So far nine contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq worth $2,400 million have been awarded by the USAID to American companies including Bechtel, Halliburton, Motorola, MCI, Research Triangle Institute, etc.

Bechtel's $680 million contract gives the American company the responsibility for the design, rehabilitation, upgrading and reconstruction of Iraq's infrastructure including one seaport, five airports, electric power plants, road networks, rail systems, municipal water and sanitation services, schools and health facilities, select government building and initial satellite communications system.

USAID has allowed the major American companies to subcontract up to half the value of their contracts to non-US firms, with an eye to benefit from the excess capacity available in the region. Furthermore, federal regulations in the US prohibit supplying materials from American companies if the cost is more than 6 percent higher than can be obtained locally for the project.

What will happen in effect is that American companies like Bechtel and Halliburton will manage the projects, while companies from Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE among others in the region will provide material supplies and work on major subcontracts. Language, communications, proximity to Iraq, ability to provide quality products and services at competitive prices and knowledge of the local Iraqi market will boost the competitive advantage of Arab contractors and suppliers.
http://www.mesteel.com/cgi-bin/w3-msql/goto.htm?url=htt...
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norrinr Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:17 PM
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2. Cheney?
I don't know about your libel laws but was Cheney a beneficiary through some deal?
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nannygoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:34 PM
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3. Here's a good source
Cheney is still paid by Pentagon contractor
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,91...
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:37 PM
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4. Bechtel connected to Bin Laden
Big Bechtel links to rebuilding Iraq with Officials involved: http://www.democraticunderground.com/cgi-bin/duforum/du...

BECHTEL IS CONNECTED TO BIN LADEN!
<http://money.cnn.com/2003/05/05/news/companies/war_bech... >

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The Bush administration launched a war on terror because of the alleged acts of Osama bin Laden. Ironically, one of the companies the administration has picked to rebuild Iraq after the latest phase of that war has ties to bin Laden's family, according to a published report.

According to an article in the May 5 issue of New Yorker magazine, several bin Laden family members -- part of a large, Saudi Arabian family that made a fortune in the construction business -- invested about $10 million in a private equity fund operated by former subsidiary of Bechtel before Sept. 11.
Fremont Group, a San Francisco-based private investment firm, once was a unit of Bechtel, and its board still includes Bechtel CEO Riley P. Bechtel and former U.S. Secretary of State and former Bechtel President George P. Shultz, along with several current Bechtel directors.

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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:42 PM
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5. More
Here is a link to Bechtel, Shultz, Iraq and WTC cleanup. Google Bechtel+WTC.
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