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What does Linde AG do?
There was little discussion in the German media about bribery charges against German companies doing business in Iraq during Saddam's reign.

I think that may be the least of it.
Expurgated portions of Iraq's December 7 report to the UN Security Council show that German firms made up the bulk of suppliers for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. What's galling is that German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his minions have long known the facts, German intelligence services know them and have loads of information on what Saddam Hussein is hiding, and Schroeder nonetheless plays holier than thou to an easily manipulated, pacifist-inclined domestic audience.
Germany's leading role in arming Iraq

Interesting thing about Schroeder vis a vis his current role with Gazprom. He certainly embodies the European disdain for patriotism.

In the early 1970s, Saddam Hussein ordered the creation of a clandestine nuclear weapons program.[2] Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs were assisted by a wide variety of firms and governments in the 1970s and 1980s. [3][4][5][6][7] As part of Project 922, German firms such as Karl Kobe helped build Iraqi chemical weapons facilities such as laboratories, bunkers, an administrative building, and first production buildings in the early 1980s under the cover of a pesticide plant. Other German firms sent 1,027 tons of precursors of mustard gas, sarin, tabun, and tear gasses in all. This work allowed Iraq to produce 150 tons of mustard agent and 60 tons of Tabun in 1983 and 1984 respectively, continuing throughout the decade. Five other German firms supplied equipment to manfacture botulin toxin and mycotoxin for germ warfare. In 1988, German engineers presented centrifuge data that helped Iraq expand its nuclear weapons program. Laboratory equipment and other information was provided, involving many German engineers. All told, 52% of Iraq's international chemical weapon equipment was of German origin. The State Establishment for Pesticide Production (SEPP) ordered culture media and incubators from Germany's Water Engineering Trading.[8]

But It's the Americans who don't care about humanity


David and Ray

I would be interested to know how German media reports the execution of Saddam.

None of this surprises me in any way, shape or form. I wonder who gave North Korea (nukey boy north of me) the chemical weapons and the materials to build gas chambers to kill the "not Communist enough" ? Iraq, Iran, NK, etc. Any they say that they were being so humanitarian in opposing the Iraqi invasion and the challenging of NK in the UN. Heuchlerei pur !!!

Correction: the American invasion of Iraq, not the Iraqi invasion. Thanks

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