Iranian government joins the tradition

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ricter, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Ricter


    of hating the social sciences. It warms the heart, knowing that you're hated by fascists, Marxist/Leninists, capitalists, plutocrats, and now, theocrats; but, even more warming by knowing that they are all one in that respect. Social scientists unite mankind!
  2. And this is what we fight for...

    Don't buy the war propaganda. 90% of americans on the street could not even locate Iran on a map, I'll bet.

    But not these guys. Cheney's a swell guy...

    If you have not done so, google search for: War is a Racket by General Smedley Butler.

    He nailed this scam decades ago...


    Halliburton operates in Iran despite sanctions
    How do U.S. contractors legally do business there?

    Lisa Myers
    Senior investigative correspondent


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    By Lisa Myers & the NBC investigative unit
    updated 12:24 a.m. ET, Tues., March. 8, 2005

    It's just another Halliburton oil and gas operation. The company name is emblazoned everywhere: On trucks, equipment, large storage silos and workers' uniforms.

    But this isn't Texas. It's Iran. U.S. companies aren't supposed to do business here.

    Yet, in January, Halliburton won a contract to drill at a huge Iranian gas field called Pars, which an Iranian government spokesman said "served the interests" of Iran.

    "I am baffled that any American company would want to have employees operating in Iran," says Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. "I would think they'd be ashamed."

    Halliburton says the operation — videotaped by NBC News — is entirely legal. It's run by a subsidiary called "Halliburton Products and Services Limited," based outside the U.S. In fact, the law allows foreign subsidiaries of U.S. corporations to do business in Iran under strict conditions.

    Other U.S. oil services companies, like Weatherford and Baker Hughes, also are in Iran. And foreign subsidiaries of NBC's parent company, General Electric, have sold equipment to Iran, though the company says it will make no more sales. (MSNBC is a Microsoft-NBC joint venture.)

  3. Here is the fear from that link you post Ricter.

    "Must a society rid itself of religiosity, as Habermas suggests, in order to develop a "rational" public discourse?"