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Sometimes Its OK To Support Terrorists

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posted on May, 16 2004 @ 11:09 AM
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Chiquita Brands International Inc. said it has paid protection money to terrorist organizations in Colombia to protect its employees there and voluntarily reported this to the U.S. Justice Department a year ago.

The Justice Department, it said, in turn has launched an investigation into the payments and will be "evaluating the role and conduct of the company and some of its officers." The company said it is cooperating with the investigation and doesn't consider itself or its employees to be targets of it.

In a statement released yesterday afternoon, the company said it made the disclosure to the Justice Department because the company's management became aware that these groups -- which it didn't name -- had been designated as foreign terrorist organizations under a U.S. statute that makes it a crime to support such an organization.

The company said it made its disclosure to the Justice Department in April 2003 and requested "guidance." A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment.

The company said the payments were made by the company's banana-producing subsidiary in Colombia "to certain groups in that country which have been designated under United States law as foreign terrorist organizations."

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posted on May, 25 2004 @ 10:40 AM
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The United States has been doing the same thing for years. We regularly finance terrorists around the globe to carry out operations, such as assasinations. It is a common tactic of our intelligence agencies. They let others do their dirty work and they never have to take responsiblity.



 
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