Sunday, October 17, 2004

Iraq Pays for "War Damages"

According to an article in The Guardian, on October 21 2004, United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) - a body of UN, which had recently described the Iraq invasion as "illegal" - will collect $200mn as "War Reparation" from the Iraqis, and will distribute it to some of the richest countries and corporation.

Since last April, Iraq has paid $1.8bn as "damages for war" to UNCC,, which has distributed it among:
- UK ($37mn),
- USA ($32.8mn),
- Halliburton ($18m),
- Bechtel ($7m),
- Mobil ($2.3m),
- Shell ($1.6m),
- Nestlé ($2.6m),
- Pepsi ($3.8m),
- Philip Morris ($1.3m),
- Sheraton ($11m),
- Kentucky Fried Chicken ($321,000) and
- Toys R Us ($189,449)...
among others...


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