Hillary Clinton, Lafarge, and Kennametal
by J. Orlin Grabbe
What was Hillary Clinton doing on the board of directors of a cement company? Over a year ago, in August 1995, I pointed out that:
"Hillary Clinton, while one of the chief litigators of the Rose law firm and wife of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, was a director of Lafarge corporation, whose Marblehead, Ohio subsidiary Standard Lafarge is said to have been utilized in the transport network to ferret machine tools and nose cones out of Pittsburgh and into Canada for shipment to Iraq." (Part 19: Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and Banking Transactions Spying.)
Now the Nov. 1996 issue of The American Spectator amplifies this assertion, quoting the words of Marianne Gasior, a lawyer who worked for Kennametal Inc., a machine-tools manufacturer located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania: "Hillary Rodham Clinton was directly linked to the network that was involved in a clandestine CIA arms export ring."
"Marianne Gasior maintains that the Lafarge Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of a French multinational chemicals concern, provided key services for the covert arms export network that supplied Saddam Hussein. To prevent exposure of that secret supply line, and collateral damage to Hillary Clintonwho joined the Lafarge board in 1990, just as the pipeline was being shut down Gasior alleges that the Justice Department was told to bury the investigation . . .
"From Marblehead the equipment was carried on cargo ships up the St. Lawrence River to Canada and eventually to Britain, Gasior alleges, where Kennametal's U.K. subsidiary relabeled some of the goods as manufctured in the European Community. They were then exported to Iraq." (Kenneth R. Timmerman, "Whatever Happened to Iraqgate," The American Spectator, November 1996).
So here we have the cozy world of Hillary Clinton, Lafarge, and Kennametal doing business with Saddam Hussein, whom Bill Clinton decided to bomb as part of his Presidential re-election campaign.
Why what a wierd coincidence! Lafarge huh?? (Madame Lafarge, French Revolution radical). Brrrrrrr... But my tinfoil hat seems to be getting too tight. Yes, yes that's what the problem is!!