Because People in power are Stupid: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-02/koch-brothers-flout-law-gett i ng-richer-with-secret-iran-sales.htmlGreat, now fine the Koch brothers.
HempHead: So why does a French bank have to abide by US laws? Is this something left over from WWII?
kbronsito: I was in El Salvador a few years back, hanging out with some former guerrillas who now run a farmers coop. We stopped at their war museum (in Morazan, I think) and they had a wall with several kinds of weapons they used to fight the government. Among these was a US-made shoulder fired missile called Redeye that stood out. I asked the guys if they got that and the other US equipment by raiding the military bases of their American-supported government. They said that some raids did happen but most of their US equipment came from the Contras in Nicaragua. Sometimes the Contras needed cash and sold the commies in ES the American guns they got for free. Must have been good business for the Contras. Apparently the contras didn't give a fark about El Salvador going over to the commies... and needed the cash to fight commies in Nicaragua but the gringos kept giving them weapons (I'm sure some of the cash also went for non-military purposes).So in the end the US was supplying both the FLMN and the Salvadoran government during that civil war. IDK if there was another path where guns were moving from the US to the Nicaraguan commies. But that would not surprise me </csb>
NewWorldDan: Because People in power are Stupid: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-02/koch-brothers-flout-law-gett i ng-richer-with-secret-iran-sales.htmlGreat, now fine the Koch brothers.How about we just give up on the idea of sanctions instead. They don't work.
Debeo Summa Credo: HempHead: So why does a French bank have to abide by US laws? Is this something left over from WWII?They don't but have a US sub. The govt could take away their banking license eliminating their ability to do business in the US
Nemo's Brother: Obama is arming rebels in Syria that use chemical weapons on civilians.
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