Friday, July 30, 2010

Business is Business

Two multinational corporations that have earned millions of dollars in U.S. government contracts are conducting business with Iran in violation of the recently signed sanctions law, according to an Iran watchdog group that has provided its research to 
United Against Nuclear Iran, a non-profit devoted to monitoring the rogue nation, claims that the Danish shipping giant Maersk and Komatsu, a Japanese firm that specializes in construction equipment manufacturing, are flouting U.S. law by continuing to do business in Iran. 
The group sent a letter this week detailing its allegations to the CEOs of both companies, as well as Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Pentagon was notified because the bulk of the firms' government contracts were with the Defense Department. 
Komatsu denied the charges; Maersk said the company was reviewing the new sanctions law. 
Photo and Italics text from FOX News online.

If I'm not mistaken Maersk traded with North Vietnam during the Viet Nm War.  Seems lots of people seek to benefit from both sides.  Why do we put up with it?


Opus #6 said...

People don't want to be bothered. It's sad.

LL said...

We can deny docking rights to all Maersk and Komatsu vessels in the US.

Do you want to bet me that we don't do anything?

America has become a paper tiger under Obama and nobody fears a paper tiger. They just laugh.

WoFat said...

obama = dolt