Skip to comments.GOP Mega-Donor Koch Brothers' Company Tied To Global Criminal Misdeeds In Bombshell Article
Posted on 10/03/2011 7:13:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A just-published bombshell article in the November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine implicates Koch Industries, the company controlled by Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch, in dozens of criminal acts around the globe over the past three decades.
According the report, company officials have been caught paying bribes to win contracts, trading with Iran in violation of the U.S. embargo, price-fixing, neglecting safety and ignoring environmental regulations.
The billionaire brothers are major donors to FreedomWorks, the Cato Institute, and dozens of other conservative think-tanks and nonprofits. They have also been tied to several independent expenditure groups supporting Republican candidates across the country and last year The New Yorker exposed the family's efforts to oppose President Barack Obama.
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Did they work for the Nazis? Or even worse, did they kill any birds while drilling for oil?
the democrats have been after the koch brothers for a long time.
More Dem propaganda to destroy Reps. George Soros is the one who needs to be investigated. The Koch brothers are mere pikers compared to the political clout exercised by Soros who is bankrolling all kinds of Dem organizations and whose “Secretary of State” project is intended to pave the way for widespread voter fraud.
Wow, just wow. So after Obamas Cap-and-Trade fraud didn’t pass the smell test, Exelon and First Energy (who were supposed to be big beneficaries) have recieved the majority of the DOE’s recent spending. Does anyone else see this as a much bugger problem than the trumped up charges on the Koch Brothers?
” GOP Mega-donor Koch brother’s company” At least that portion of their ill gotten gains went to good causes.
Funny — another commie DemoRAT effort to take your eye off of how Obama is going to be funded and by whom.
I heard they shot a puppy.
Don’t several countries still have warrents out for the arrest of George Soros?
I heard they shot a puppy.
Just one? :)
And How many countries did Soros’s deeds out and out financially ruin?
My concern is proportionate to the immediacy of the threat to me, personally.
Would you be concerned if you found out that the Koch Brothers kept a portion of their wealth in secret bank accounts overseas? (or for that matter, thousands of rich people?)
Consider the source. I don’t see any proof behind the allegations, which are pretty serious. Looks like the old “throw as much crap against the wall and see what stickes” method.
[ I heard they shot a puppy. ]
I heard they killed thousands of poor little puppies, wait that was PeTA......
Dont several countries still have warrents out for the arrest of George Soros?
I thought I read that if he enters one country they would kill him on sight. I wish I could be more specific but I can’t recall the country. If anyone knows more, please share. Oh, it must be nice being such a well loved “philanthropist”/s.
Oh, is that all.
There you have the whole story.
"Reward your friends and punish your enemies." -- Barrack Hussein Oboma.
He’s Persona Non Grata in Croatia and other Balkan countries, yeah, he would get shot if found here.
Isn’t it funny how the left can only seem to find these brothers as “meg donors” to the “party of the rich”?
I’ll tell ya what- when Bloomberg starts turning their “truth detector” (hahahahahaha) on the many, MANY, billionaire donors to the demonRATs, I might listen. Start with Soros.
What a crock.
Donating any amount to the GOP IS A SERIOUS CRIME! Koch Brothers should be sent to re-education camps or better yet be-headed on a gullitine. So says no less an authority than Rosanne Barr! See Rosanne get in touch with her inner Nazi/Commie tyrant:
POWERLINE responded to most of the charges against KOCH a week ago BEFORE Bloomberg even published their hit piece.
Bribes of foreign officials and doing busines with Iran?? Hmmm, sounds a little like GE to me. Oh yeah, GE supports Obama and is into ‘clean energy’ so they are the good guys. Koch deals in oil and ‘dirty energy’ so they are the enemy.
The sad thing is the liberal enviro wackos are going crazy and watch for Obama and his sycophants at Bloomberg to continue with it pieces on corporate opponents of the left.
long ago, a subsidiary of a European Koch subsidiary sold equipment in Iran is anything but a bombshell. Such sales were legal at the time and are still legal today, but some years ago, Koch Industries adopted a policy that is stricter than required by American law, and now bans any Koch-related company from doing business with Iran.
Companies that have done legal business with Iran include, among many others, Alcatel-Lucent, BASF, Caterpillar, ConocoPhillips, Daimler, Dresser-Rand, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Halliburton, Hewlett-Packard, Honda, Honeywell, Ingersoll Rand, KPMG, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nestle, Nissan, Nokia, Schlumberger, Siemens, Sony, Tyson Foods and Unilever. Some of those companies or their subsidiaries continue to do business with Iran. So why, exactly, is the fact that years ago a Koch affiliate sold goods in Iran suddenly a hot news item?
I saw both of them on the grassy knoll. Which is amazing, since I was 3 1/2 years old and in Santa Ana, California at the time.
No, they drowned them in a bag with a bunch of sweet little kitties.
The Business Insider is a leftist outfit that doesn’t deserve to have their laughable agitprop posted on FR.
Communists infiltrate all places of influence that they can.
It is really no wonder that Soros is “protected”, as he is the greatest advancer of communism since the Red Army.
I am not a supporter of Business Insider, but the contents of article was taken from BLOOMBERG MARKETS. Bloomberg Markets cannot be posted in FR.
Also, other news sources have republished this story.
See here :
Elections are coming up. They really don't have that much to work with, so they're throwing poop and they're hoping it sticks to the wall.
This seems like more of a diversionary tactic than anything else.
A 'Bombshell article' doesn't mean squat. If anything truly criminal had happened, the arrests would have already been made.
Its the seriesness of the charge. /s
Didn’t General Electric continue to trade with Iran after the embargo? Isn’t GE a big lefty donor and union thug operation?
Oh, you mean they do business like democrats, how disappointing. I also read once they poured hot fudge on a puppy.
No. Does it concern you?
Sure is news now, isn't it? Hmmm. I wonder why?
I hear if Soros were to turn up on any street corner in Malaysia without his bodyguards the passersby would beat him to death in under a minute.
Where is the Mission Impossible team when you need them? Gotta re-route his plane while making him think he's landing in a friendly country.
RE: No. Does it concern you?
No, not at all. What DOES concern me though is the fact that the US government makes it its business to GO AFTER money made by its citizens and residents OVERSEAS.
The US and Eritrea are the only two nations that tax based upon citizenship, not locale. The US makes a claim to taxes on any money you earn anywhere in the world, if you’re a citizen or permanent resident. Highly immoral - but a claim nevertheless.
If you are a German who makes money in the USA, YOU ARE TAXED IN THE USA ONLY and not in Germany.
However, if you are an American who makes money in Germany, YOU ARE TAXED IN GERMANY *AND* in the USA.
Someone in Congress should be doing something about this highly immoral law of ours. We are making criminals of innocent people and wasting time and resources going after them (productive citizens who don’t make themselves a burden on the government ).
“Would you be concerned if you found out that the Koch Brothers kept a portion of their wealth in secret bank accounts overseas? (or for that matter, thousands of rich people?)”
Yes, I’d be concerned if I found out that the Koch Brothers kept thousands of rich people in secret bank accounts overseas. But if they were Hollywood rich, I wouldn’t much care...
I was waiting to see if anyone caught the money line.
This report is garbage.
It does deserve to be exposed for what it is, ripped to shreds and ridiculed here though.
Koch Industries is the worlds leading manufacturer of Puppy/Kitten Shredders.
RE: But if they were Hollywood rich, I wouldnt much care...
Many Hollywood types actually DO have money in bank accounts overseas. They seem to be getting away with it. But if it were the Koch Brothers, they would be prosecuted?
Hmmm... Maybe both brothers should take acting lessons or produce a Hollywood film or two starring Johnny Depp.
Where is the Mission Impossible team when you need them? Gotta re-route his plane while making him think he’s landing in a friendly country
A drone would be nice.
I completely agree. If I had enough money to make it worth the effort I would be looking for someplace beyond the reach of the greedy U.S. Treasury to put it. Laws be damned! they mean nothing to this government now.
I can’t say much about Bloomberg, but I can say that Busines Insider is nothing but a leftist rag and should not be linked here at FR. Full of nothing but Dem puff pieces and divide and conquer articles on Republicans.
I hope you are being sarcastic. If not, then you are an idiot.
And let me add that their after-sales service is non-existent.
“Maybe both brothers should take acting lessons...”
Entirely superfluous in today’s Hollywood...
The last time we saw posts from Business Insider and all the other rags you point to was when they started attacking Perry. You are being used.