Nukes and Missiles and Bombs, oh my!

rumsfeld-korea2006aYou may have missed this when it was first made public, so here it is again: Former Bush Crime Family capo and U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sat on the board of a company which sold two light water nuclear reactors to North Korea – a country which is now (still) causing many heart palpitations and much hand fluttering in official Washington.
Rumsfeld was a director of ABB, a European engineering giant based in Zurich, when it won a $200 million contract to provide the design and key components for the reactors. He sat on the board from 1990 to 2001, earning $190,000 a year. He left to join the Bush administration, and shortly after taking over the planning and eventual execution of two attacks against countries that had done nothing to warrant U.S. carpet bombing, joined with President Chucklenutz in declaring North Korea part of the phantasmagoric in Bush’s pretend “axis of eeeeeeevil.”

Newsweek article (by Christopher Dickey and Evan Thomas) written in 2002, reported on a visit by Rumsfeld to Baghdad on Dec. 20, 1983, that launched U.S. support for Saddam Hussein in his war of attrition against Iran. The Iran/Iraq war claimed the lives of millions and was notable for its savagery, including Iraq’s use of poison gas against Iranian troops as well as against Kurds in northern Iraq who were seen by Saddam as being a “fifth column.” Rumsfeld claimed he made the visit in an effort to “curb terrorism” in Lebanon. During this time, Rumsfeld was President Reagan’s Special Envoy to the Middle East (1983-1984).

A Senate report from 1994 confirms that disease-producing and poisonous materials were exported, under U.S. government license, to Iraq from 1985 to 1988 during the Iran-Iraq war. Furthermore, the report adds, the American-exported materials were identical to microorganisms destroyed by United Nations inspectors after the first attack against Iraq in 1991. The shipments were approved despite allegations that Saddam used biological weapons against Kurdish rebels and (according to the official U.S. position) initiated the war with Iran.

Rumsfeld has always denied he had any connection whatsoever to the sale of “disease-producing” or “poisonous materials” being sold to Iraq or any other country.  In 1985 (five years after the Iraq-Iran war started) and in succeeding years, said the report, “pathogenic (meaning “disease producing”), toxigenic (meaning “poisonous”) and other biological research materials were exported to Iraq, pursuant to application and licensing by the U.S. Department of Commerce.” The Senate report added: “These exported biological materials were not attenuated or weakened and were capable of reproduction.” The report then details 70 shipments (including anthrax bacillus) from the United States to Iraqi government agencies over three years, concluding, “It was later learned that these microorganisms exported by the United States were identical to those the United Nations inspectors found and recovered from the Iraqi biological warfare program.”

According to Wikipedia,  from 1977 to 1985 Rumsfeld served as Chief Executive Officer, President, and then Chairman of G. D. Searle & Company, a worldwide pharmaceutical company based in Skokie, Illinois. During his tenure at Searle, Rumsfeld led the company’s financial turnaround, thereby earning awards as the Outstanding Chief Executive Officer in the Pharmaceutical Industry from the Wall Street Transcript (1980) and Financial World (1981). It was during Rumsfeld’s tenure with Searle that he was Reagan’s Middle East Special Envoy.In 1985, Searle was sold to Monsanto. Rumsfeld is believed to have earned around $12 million from this sale.

Okay. So what?

Just this: No matter the man-made global horror – war, torture prisons, nuclear weapons proliferation, mega-death – the ruling elite will make trillions of dollars. The soldiers’ lives ended, the blood spilled, the civilians blown into red mist, the psychological destruction carried home by combat-weary men and women, none of it matters to the business and government elite who are the benefactors of all this fear and death and destruction, who are made wealthy by this chaos and horror.

So . . . give all this a thought the next time you see a television news report regarding the current spook show which is, at least for today, North Korea’s sudden nuclear “threat.”


This article has 4 comments

  1. Seattle_Truthseeker

    These monsters simply do not care if anyone not “them” lives or dies, and if their is money to be made in death, then so be it. These vomit-bags are the same ones (generation or so later) that happily supplied money to Adolf Hitler! What care have they for the untermench??
    Were the trading with the enemies act still around, the same fate as happened to Boosh’s grandfather could happen to these fiends. They are traitors all – every last one of them, and deserve not a noose but a firing squad. By the way, if you want to get the real skinny on N. Korea’s test, go to the bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Although it really need not be stated – don’t listen to any of the MSM talking heads. They wouldn’t know prompt criticality if it occurred in their left nasal passage.

    Keep it lit, and remember what Tommy the Turtle says…. Duck! and Cover! Blech

  2. Canadian Observer

    Not so fast Michael

    also according to

    ” Rumsfeld sat on ABB’s board from 1990 to 2001. ABB—based in Zürich, Switzerland—is a European engineering giant formed through the merger between ASEA of Sweden and Brown Boveri of Switzerland. In 2000 this company sold two light-water nuclear reactors to KEDO for installation in North Korea, as part of the 1994 agreed framework reached under President Bill Clinton.

    Bill Clinton is not only responsible for assisting the chinese in their space program but also for tacitly assisting North Korea arm itself with nuclear weapons. In his defence Pres Clintong believed that this regime would not last. Hmmmm what do you say about that?

  3. soryang

    The light water reactor construction deal was a part of the agreed framework. North Korean paid for construction of the reactors but ABB stalled and stalled and failed to meet construction milestones. For this reason North Korea repudiated the Agreed Framework negotiated with the Clinton Administration. It is my opinion that Rumsfeld was in a position to sabotage the Agreed Framework and did so. North Korea cranked up the Yongbyang research reactor as a result which is better for producing weapons materials for nuclear weapons. The light water plants were not built as far as I know.

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