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  •  it's not even remotely the same thing (1+ / 0-)
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    grover

    Flourides are industrial chemicals.  Period.  They were not banned under military embargoes because they are not military products. Anyone, anywhere, can export any dual use chemical to anyone--as long as they get an export license first.

    Flourides CAN be banned under economic sanctions because they are industrial (i.e., economic) products.

    That is a rather large difference.

    •  I've updated the diary (1+ / 0-)
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      grover

      Not sure if I should bother changing the title further.

      Thank you for your information.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 01:56:59 PM PDT

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      •  I'm happy to help, but your diary is still (2+ / 0-)
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        AoT, grover

        barking up the wrong tree.  :)

        Nobody sold Syria any "ingredients to make chemical weapons". Most of the chemical companies on earth--British, French, German and American--sold plain ole ordinary industrial chemicals to Syria, which Syria then used to produce chemical weapons.  It's like Walmart selling me Draino, which I then use to make crystal meth.

        The implied message of your diary, is simply wrong.

        •  That's why I put ingredients in quotes (0+ / 0-)

          Becaue technically they are ingredients. And technically they were sold to Syria. But your explanation is very good. Thank you.

          If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

          by AoT on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 02:18:35 PM PDT

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          •  ok now I see the paragraph you added at the bottom (2+ / 0-)
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            AoT, BoiseBlue

            I shall cease fire.

            :)

            Make no mistake---British, French, German and American companies DID sell Syria everything it needed to produce its own chemical weapons, just as they did Libya, Iraq, and a few others. They just didn't know that's what they were doing, since it was all just plain ole ordinary industrial chemicals and/or ordinary pesticide-manufacturing equipment.

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