Then gets a slap on the wrist. Memories. Some of us have very long memories. Conveniently it’s not mentioned that Lafarge must have been paid for all the concrete tunnels that KurdIShIS used. You know when ISIS changed it’s costume back to the PKK members that largely formed ISIS.
Before we get to Lafarge’s slap on the wrist- Travel back in time with me to 2019-
Wow, some of my outbound links are still live!- Fantastic!
Four current and former U.S. officials who have worked closely with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) confirmed that the group built a defensive network of tunnels beneath key towns throughout northeast Syria as a contingency against a Turkish invasion. Now, with U.S. troops evacuating and no U.S. air support, the Kurdish fighters are successfully using the tunnels to defend the border towns.
The Kurdish fighters “are famous for developing innovative ways to fight a more advanced army,” said a senior U.S. administration official, adding that “the Turks have been surprised by their effectiveness.”
Yah, not so innovative. (rolls eyes) They were simply using what had been provided for them. Same as had been provided for ISIS.
I ended my 2019 post with this observation
Lafarge pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to providing support to ISIS in Syria, marking the first time a company has admitted in the US to supporting a terrorist organisation.
As part of its guilty plea, Lafarge agreed to forfeit $687m and pay a $90m fine.
The French cement maker previously admitted that its Syrian subsidiary had paid armed groups to protect staff at the plant and keep the facility running, though it denied charges that it was complicit in crimes against humanity.
Lafarge did so much more then pay armed groups- This is a whitewash of reality. Undoubtedly Lafarge amassed huge profits for the military dirty work- In my opinion into the multi billions of dollars. Perhaps they did a little black market profiteering as well????