| Halliburton |
|Founder||Erle P. Halliburton|
|Headquarters||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Exposed by||Bunny Greenhouse|
|Dick Cheney's company - "the company has been involved in numerous controversies"|
Halliburton is a US company. It has had "definite intention to hide [its] illegal behaviour.
Invasion of Iraq
- Full article: Iraq War
- Full article: Iraq War
On August 26, 2002, Cheney stated "There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies and against us." Newsweek referred to it as "Cheney’s Biggest Lie", yet said nothing about potential charges - as if mendaciously starting a war of aggression were not agreed to be "the supreme international war crime". Cheney personally made millions of dollars from the Iraq war, while Halliburton made around $40 billion from contracts with the US government.
As of June 2017, Wikipedia reports that "the company has been involved in numerous controversies".
In 1998, the group acquired Dresser Industries.
|Fracking||“Researchers at Halliburton Co’s. Technical Center here working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists, have combined the oil well cementing technique with the hydraulic fracturing production stimulation technique to entomb radioactive wastes in an impermeable shale formation a thousand feet underground. The method used at Oak Ridge begins by mixing the waste with a cement slurry, pumping the mixture down a hole drilled into the Conasuaga shale and then fracturing the shale to create a horizontal crack. The crack fills with the mixture to form a thin, horizontal sheet several hundred feet across. The mix sets to permanently hold the radioactive waste in the formation.”||1964|
|John Perkins||“My job was to convince heads of state of countries with resources our corporations covet, like oil, to accept huge loans from the World Bank and its sister organizations. The stipulation was that these loans would be used to hire our engineering and construction companies, such as Bechtel, Halliburton, and Stone and Webster, to build electric power systems, ports, airports, highways and other infrastructure projects that would bring large profits to those companies and also benefit a few wealthy families in the country, the ones that owned the industries and commercial establishments. Everyone else in the country would suffer because funds were diverted from education, healthcare and other social services to pay interest on the debt. In the end, when the country could not buy down the principal, we would go back and, with the help of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), “restructure” the loans. This included demands that the country sell its resources cheap to our corporations with minimal environmental and social regulations and that it privatize its utility companies and other public service businesses and offer them to our companies at cut-rate prices.”||John Perkins|