posted on Oct, 17 2004 @ 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
Maybe the REAL question to be asked is "why is it legal for a U.K. company to trade with Iran"?
No that is not the real
The UK has had diplomatic relations with Iran for a few years now.
What strikes me as complete arrogance of many Americans is that they have the ignorance or audacity to believe that their own national laws are
international laws.Or is it delusion ??
Along with Libya,Iran had a reproachment with the UK which led to a cooling of relations between the two countries.All was going quite well.A deal had
been reached about a nuclear reactor which could not be used for military purposes.
Unfortunately,that all went pear shaped once Peewee Bush called them an axis of evil,pushed for an invasion of it's neighbour,flew in it's
airspace,and funded and organised "opposition" to undermine the elected government.
Now for MM to mention Neville Chamberlain in this context is ignorant.He atleast declared war on Germany in 1939 in defence of Poland.
Where as Germany declared war on the USA in 1941.
A typical example of abbreviated history in bite sized pieces easily digested for short attention spans.
No income tax in the UK is about 25% for most people.About 33% if you include national insurance.
I don't understand the rest of your post.It doesn't appear to address the issues raised in the initial post.
The issue isn't that a UK company in Arbroath sold oil equipment to Iran because that is not against UK law.The point is that Halliburton
circumvented U.S congressional law to make money out of a country that their own government believes to be a direct threat to national security.
The irony being that the Vice President will yet again take his cut.