Skip to comments.A mysterious Iranian-run factory in Germany
Posted on 04/15/2013 9:59:37 AM PDT by An Old Man
The plant manufactured high-pressure gas tanks, but its managers seemed uninterested in making a profit. Potential investors were turned away. An expensive piece of machinery precise enough to produce components for centrifuges and missiles sat idle after a failed attempt to ship it to Iran. Finally, the factory, MCS Technologies, closed its doors at the end of March.
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(Are you making WMDs?)
“No. We’re making chocolate chips. See the sign?”
-Saddam Hussein, ‘South Park’
Everything is for sale, for the right price. Very few may resist, but most would succumb to temptation, literally selling their souls for thirty pieces of silver, or a contract with the devil.
Ain’t that the truth:
In 1987, Tocibai Machine, a subsidiary of Toshiba, was accused of illegally selling CNC milling machines used to produce very quiet submarine propellers to the Soviet Union in violation of the CoCom agreement, an international embargo on certain countries to COMECON countries. The Toshiba-Kongsberg scandal involved a subsidiary of Toshiba and the Norwegian company Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk. The incident strained relations between the United States and Japan, and resulted in the arrest and prosecution of two senior executives, as well as the imposition of sanctions on the company by both countries.
I still have not knowingly bought a Toshiba product since.
In Germany, eh?
Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.
...its managers seemed uninterested in making a profit. Potential investors were turned away. An expensive piece of machinery -- precise enough to produce components for centrifuges and missiles -- sat idle after a failed attempt to ship it to Iran.