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Der Spiegel: Siemens supports Iran's nuke efforts
YNET NEWS.com ^ | 12.12.09, 22:37 / Israel News | Sarah Stricker

Posted on 12/12/2009 10:17:09 PM PST by Cindy

Der Spiegel: Siemens supports Iran’s nuke efforts German magazine reports customs officials seize goods meant for Iran’s nuclear program

Sarah Stricker Published: 12.12.09, 22:37 / Israel News

Is Siemens helping Iran? German customs officials intercepted a Siemens shipment of compressors on its way to Iran, Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

According to the German magazine, the compressors sent by Siemens are worth an estimated 16 million Euros and were apparently meant to be used as part of Iran's nuclear program.

The German government is now weighing its next moves vis-à-vis Siemens, which has apparently violated international commerce regulations. However, a Treasury spokeswoman said she cannot confirm the report at this time.

The compressors, which were sent from Sweden, were nabbed by customs officials in Hamburg en route to Iran, Der Spiegel said. According to the report, the shipment in question was part of a larger transaction between the German giant and Iran, worth roughly 80 million Euros.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Germany; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: compressors; conglomerate; customs; german; germany; iran; iraniannukes; nuclear; proliferation; siemens

1 posted on 12/12/2009 10:17:09 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


2 posted on 12/12/2009 10:18:15 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Hitler’s fan club revisited?


3 posted on 12/12/2009 10:20:15 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, not so much.)
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To: doc1019

A modern-day IG Farben


4 posted on 12/12/2009 10:21:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cindy

Holocaust by proxy? (shudder)


5 posted on 12/12/2009 10:22:18 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: dfwgator

Mayhap


6 posted on 12/12/2009 10:23:44 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, not so much.)
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To: Cindy

Siemens was part of a joint venture with Nokia in 2008 to provide Iran’s monopoly telecom company with technology that allowed it to intercept the internet communications of its citizens to an unprecedented degree


7 posted on 12/12/2009 10:24:46 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: Cindy; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
Re: The German government is now weighing its next moves vis-à-vis Siemens

Well, I suggest we let the 8th Air Force... solve the problem!

8 posted on 12/12/2009 10:25:08 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Cindy

Square D would be very interested in this.


9 posted on 12/12/2009 10:28:14 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Bender2

Navy 17 ~ Army 3


10 posted on 12/12/2009 10:36:47 PM PST by Liberty Valance (This is my box of Kleenex. There are many like it but this one is mine. Ahhh-Choo!)
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To: Cindy; sonofstrangelove
I'd suggest we'd put Siemens AG on the boycott list.


11 posted on 12/12/2009 10:58:22 PM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Didn’t Cisco or some other major US firm do the same thing for Red China.


12 posted on 12/12/2009 11:02:26 PM PST by C19fan
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To: dfwgator
Siemens is a very old German company, they were also greatly involved with the Nazi war effort.
13 posted on 12/13/2009 4:53:46 AM PST by Red Dog #1
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I guess they can’t help themselves. Providing products and services to dictators who wish to murder innocent people adds to the bottom line, doesn’t it? No moral or ethical compass appears in the executive suite or board of directors given their usual mantra “if we don’t do it our competitors will and we don’t want that, do we?” Pathetic.


14 posted on 12/13/2009 5:03:55 AM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: Cindy
From 2007....

Germany's Siemens in Oil-For-Food Investigation

15 posted on 12/13/2009 5:12:02 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: mewzilla
From 2005, mentions Siemens...

Report on Oil-for-Food Scheme Gives Details of Bribes to Iraq

16 posted on 12/13/2009 5:14:10 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: mewzilla; backhoe
And from 2007 again...

Siemens Corruption Scandal Deepens New Allegations of Bribes to Saddam

FYI ping, backhoe :)

17 posted on 12/13/2009 5:15:51 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: mewzilla

Thanks- I’ll save those.


18 posted on 12/13/2009 5:39:13 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: dfwgator

“A modern-day IG Farben”

You forgot to mention the close connections of Wall Street Bankers & U.S. Manufacturers with I.G.F.


19 posted on 12/13/2009 7:52:36 AM PST by Kampfschwimmer
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To: mewzilla

Thanks merzilla for these links.


20 posted on 12/13/2009 8:48:39 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Bender2

Great suggestion Bendy!


21 posted on 12/13/2009 8:54:17 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: john drake

“No moral or ethical compass appears in the executive suite or board of directors given their usual mantra “if we don’t do it our competitors will and we don’t want that, do we?” Pathetic.”

Thats right - sadly as it is.
The Directors of American La Farge never been accused for delivering the components for the Halabja-Massacre in Iraq.


22 posted on 12/13/2009 9:13:07 AM PST by Kampfschwimmer
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