Lists of Corporations that armed Iraq with Weapons of Mass Destruction

Bob Anderson citizen at comcast.net
Sun Dec 22 23:35:13 MST 2002


From: Vietnam Veterans Against the War <xx600 at prairienet.org>

Here's a list of the German and American Corporations that armed Iraq with
Weapons of Mass Destruction. Following that is an article from
The Independent (UK) about this report.
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As reported in tomorow's Die Tageszeitung (Berlin daily), here is a
list of US corporations that supplied Iraq with nuclear, chemical,
biological, and missile technology, prior to 1991. The list comes from
the original Iraqi report to the Security Council. This is a huge story
in Europe - read the clip from this morning's Independent (London) below.

A - nuclear     K - chemical     B - biological      R - rockets (missiles)

1)Honeywell (R,K)
2)Spektra Physics (K)
3)Semetex (R)
4)TI Coating (A,K)
5)UNISYS (A,K)
6)Sperry Corp. (R,K)
7)Tektronix (R,A)
8)Rockwell )(K)
9)Leybold Vacuum Systems (A)
10)Finnigan-MAT-US (A)
11)Hewlett Packard (A.R,K)
12)Dupont (A)
13)Eastman Kodak (R)
14)American Type Culture Collection (B)
15)Alcolac International (C)
16) Consarc (A)
17) Carl Zeis -U.Ss (K)
18)Cerberus (LTD)  (A)
19)Electronic Assiciates (R)
20)International Computer Systems
21)Bechtel (K)
22)EZ Logic Data Systems,Inc. (R)
23)Canberra Industries Inc. (A)
24)Axel Electronics Inc. (A)

    Additionally to these 24 companies based in the USA, are led in the
Iraqi arms report nearly 50 subsidiaries of foreign enterprises up , their
arms co-operation with the Iraq is operated  from the USA.  In addition,
Ministries for defense, become energy,  trade and agriculture as well as
the nuclear weapon  laboratories Lawrence Livermore.  Los Alamos and
Sandia are designated as suppliers for the Iraqi arms  programs for A-B
and C-weapons as well as for rockets.

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The following is a portion of the Wednesday, 18 December 2002 article in The
Independent (UK)

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Leaked Report Says German and US Firms Supplied Arms to Saddam
By Tony Paterson

Baghdad's uncensored report to UN names Western companies alleged to have
developed its weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's 11,000-page report to the
UN Security Council lists 150 foreign companies, including some from
America, Britain, Germany and France, that supported Saddam Hussein's
weapons of mass destruction programme, a German newspaper said yesterday.

Berlin's left-wing Die Tageszeitung newspaper said it had seen a copy of
the original Iraqi dossier which was vetted for sensitive information by
US officials before being handed to the five permanent Security Council
members two weeks ago. An edited version was passed to the remaining 10
members of the Security Council last night.

British officials said the list of companies appeared to be accurate.
Eighty German firms and 24 US companies are reported to have supplied Iraq
with equipment and know-how for its weapons programmes from 1975 onwards
and in some cases support for Baghdad's conventional arms programme had
continued until last year.

It is not known who leaked the report, but it could have come from Iraq.
Baghdad is keen to embarrass the US and its allies by showing the close
involvement of US, German, British and French firms in helping Iraq
develop its weapons of mass destruction when the country was a bulwark
against the much feared spread of Iranian revolutionary fervour to the Arab
world.

"From about 1975 onwards, these companies are shown to have supplied
entire complexes, building elements, basic materials and technical know-how
for Saddam Hussein's programme to develop nuclear, chemical and biological
weapons of mass destruction," the newspaper said. "They also supplied
rockets and complete conventional weapons systems," it added.

The five permanent members of the Security Council - the United States,
Britain, Russia, France and China - have repeatedly opposed revealing the
extent of foreign companies' involvement, although a mass of relevant
information was collected by UN weapons inspectors who visited the country
between 1991 and 1998. The UN claims that publishing the extent of the
companies' involvement in Iraq would jeopardise necessary co-operation
with such firms.

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