Bebergian Scenario

Dr. Robert Harley harley@argote.ch
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 21:58:48 +0100 (CET)


>Weaponized anthrax, for example, [...]

Interestingly, Iraq just supplied the U.N. with documentation on the
sources of agents it used in its (claimed-to-be-former) bioweapons
program: US, France and self-procured.


    Vials of ...                       France   US    Iraq   Total
  ===================================================================
    Bacillus antracis                    2      19      0     21
    Clostridium perfringins              2      16      3     21
    Clostridium botulinum                0      15      0     15
    Brucella abortus                     1      11      0     12
    Clostridium tetani                   2       6      0      8
    Bacillus magaterium                  1       6      0      7
    Bacillus subtilis                    2       4      0      6
    Bacillus sereus                      0       6      0      6
    Brucella melitensis, biotype 3       1       2      0      3
    Francisella tularensis               0       2      0      2
    Corynebacterium diptheria            2       0      0      2
    Bacillus licheniformis               2       0      0      2     
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    Total                               15      87      3    105


That's long long ago in the depth's of time i.e., the 80s.  Then
again, Halliburton traded with Iraq under Cheney's direction as
recently as 2000... via French front companies!  They're all rotten.

And here's what the Houston chronicle has to say about the latest
kickback scheme:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/business/energy/1819557

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WASHINGTON -- While lawmakers assail the Bush administration for
keeping them in the dark about costs to reconstruct postwar Iraq, some
companies close to the GOP, including Houston-based Halliburton Corp.,
are in line for lucrative rebuilding contracts.

[...]

Exasperated members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this
week were unable to get information on the postwar plans when a
Defense Department official declined to show up for a committee
hearing.

"Halliburton and Brown & Root can apparently get a briefing about what
the costs may be," said Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn. "Why is some
executive at a corporation finding out what the cost may be and a
member of Congress cannot?"

[...]
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R