Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Why Do Major Corporations Hate America

Halliburton, which has a long history of flouting U.S. law by conducting business with countries the Bush administration said has ties to terrorism, was working with Cyrus Nasseri, the vice chairman of Oriental Oil Kish, one of Iran’s largest private oil companies, on oil development projects in Tehran. Nasseri is also a key member of Iran’s nuclear development team.
“Nasseri, a senior Iranian diplomat negotiating with Europe over Iran's controversial nuclear program is at the heart of deals with US energy companies to develop the country's oil industry”, the Financial Times reported. Nasseri was interrogated by Iranian authorities in late July for allegedly providing Halliburton with Iran’s nuclear secrets and accepting as much as $1 million in bribes from Halliburton, according to Iranian government officials.........................

investors have become increasingly concerned that they may be unwillingly supporting terrorist activity. In the case of Halliburton, the New York CityComptroller's office threatened in March 2003 to pull its $23 million investment in the company if Halliburton continued to conduct business with Iran.
The SEC letters are aimed at forcing corporations to disclose their profits from business dealings rogue nations. Oil companies, such as Devon Energy Corp., ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil Corp. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. that currently conduct business with countries that sponsor terrorism,s to develop the country's oil industry”, the Financial Times reported.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think they hate America. They just love money so much more-right? I see your point, though, cuz they're dragging the country down FAST! As The Maniac says, it's all about greed, one of the 7 deadly sins.
Jackson Browne wrote a song in the 80s called "Lives in the Balance" because of the things going on in Central America, etc. It still rings true today, more so, actually.
"Lives in the Balance"
"...And there's a shadow on the faces/Of the men who send the guns/To the wars that are fought in places/Where their business interest runs...There's a shadow on the faces/Of the men who fan the flames/Of the wars that are fought in places/Where we can't even say the names./They sell us the President the same way/They sell us our clothes and our cars/They sell us everything from youth to religion/The same time they sell us our wars/I want to know who the men in the shadows are/I want to hear somebody asking them why/They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are/But they're never the ones to fight or to die..."
You can read the rest of the lyrics online, if you want to. I totally believe that international corporations start wars, revolutions, etc.for their own financial gain, to manipulate stock prices, etc. PNAC is probably only the visible part of "the men in the shadows" and look at what it's doing.
Speaking of corporate globalists, a comment was made today re: John Kerry giving up and not fighting Bush on his so called victory in this last election. Personally, I KNOW something funny is going on because these guys like Tom Delay should not have so much power to dictate how the Senate/House will vote. I would not be surprised at all if Sen. Kerry was threatened by these people who are RUTHLESS. I wouldn't put it past them to threaten to destroy Teresa Heinz-Kerry's company and/or charitable foundations, regardless of how many people suffered as a result. John Kerry is honorable and would put the greater good ahead of his own aspirations, but PNAC is not. The corporate globalists are EVIL and will do anything. Why not ask why they hate the World not just America?

4:40 PM, August 11, 2005  
Blogger Ben said...

Let's just get rid of all the big corporations! Granted, then over half our country won't have jobs, tax revenues will plummet, charitable causes will lose most of their donations, our country will no longer have the infrastructure to compete with the rest of the world, etc., etc., etc. But at least the EVIL corporations won't get profits.

1:13 PM, August 12, 2005  
Blogger Average Joe said...

Denying that corporations have put profits over our safety is just plain ignorant. They care about money. Doesn't anyone realize they are pursuing a limited resource? Obviously it is getting more limited since they have to go to such great lengths to get it. The EVIL corporations aren't our problem, our limitless demand is. We demand it, they pursue it no matter what the cost. Got to http://www.oilcrisis.org and see how bad it's gotten. It's because of people like Ben that we are all doomed. When the oil runs out won't the same things happen? Won't everyone lose their jobs, the country lose its tax money, the infrastructure collapse? Instead of your foolish sarcasm or some song lyrics let's think about the solutions.

12:54 AM, August 13, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A corporation is concerned with making money. A corporation does not care about providing jobs or sevring a need unless it can make a profit. If a corporation could profit defending Democracy it would. It would also attack Democracy if could make money.

As Americans, we should be more concerned about defending this republic. The coporations can take care of themsleves. America needs citizens to defend it. Why neglect America to suck up to Exxon or Haliburton.

12:20 PM, August 13, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The country was better off when we had small companies and businesses, and family farms. They hired Americans instead of outsourcing jobs for cheap labor, no OSHA, health care,environmental laws, etc. and HUGE profits the corporate globalists hide in off-shore accounts and don't pay taxes on. I am not against capitalism. I am against lasseiz-faire capitalism because I don't believe in survival of the fittest economics and ruthlessness. Only the few do well when the J.R. Ewings can get away with unethical business practices that destroy other companies so they can be bought out and closed down to reduce competition, or the jobs can be shipped overseas or down to MX. Whatever God put on this planet was meant to be shared by all. It's one thing for people who work hard, have college degrees, special training, etc. to have more than some others, but you are tooting the "some" people "are more equal than others" idea that it's okay for less than 1/2 of a percent of Americans to have almost half of the power and wealth. Are you guys multi-millionaires who don't pay their taxes? Did some company give you $35 mil. when you retired as CEO like Dick Cheney from Halliburton? Besides that, exploiting the poor, causing revolutions/wars in 3rd World nations, ripping off their resources, polluting the planet, etc. is a SIN! If you support the suffering of many so the few can make more money than they can ever spend, I feel sorry for you. You're going to have a hard time explaining that to God when you finally meet Him.---DemoCat

2:29 PM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Ben, it's not about the "Evil" corporations. It's about corporations that are running....and ruining the country at the altar of greed. It's ment to be a country of, by and for the people, not of, by and for the corporations. The power should rest with the people and corporations should not be able to write bills, ship jobs overseas without penalty, determine your standard of living et al. We should control the destiny of this country not corporations.
Joe, glad to see you get it. I think the answer is alternative fuel, power. We need a Manhattan type project. Let's put all our effort into speeding this along. It's a national priority that will produce good paying jobs and lessen our dependant nation status that the corporations have so willfully put us in.

2:09 PM, August 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron,

Some points: the corporate system requires constant new markets nationally and locally. It's difficult to tell sometimes if the governments are using the corporations to expand their power or if corporations use their government to expand theirs. Of course, when the government is of, by and for the corporate system it can become a mute point. The modern corporation of the last 150 years or so has become a dangerous system to human well being.Whenanything is allowed to gain this much power and control and wealth by and through the use of the debt finance system, the resources are not available for the use of the people as a whole but both people and resources are owned by the corporate system ("ownership society", "free markets"). A clue was given at the time of the fall of East Germany and other East European countries. This was supposedly the fall of "communism" and the rise of "freedom". It was in fact most significantly the unlocking of resources by the mostly Western Corporate system which had largely created the Soviet system of locked up resources to begin with. Several sources on this but a good one is Anthony Sutton's books on the Western aid to Soviet development. Again, any system can be missused but it is the corporate system which now fills that role. Anyone for sustainable development?

4:14 PM, August 15, 2005  

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