Major Banks Accidently Smuggle WMD Materials!
h/t Market Ticker
See the following:
Iranian nuke plot vaporized in the city: NY banks unwittingly aided in material transfers, says DA
Chinese financier Le Fang Wei indicted in plot to send nuclear materials to Iran
Just to summarize, the following banks, , Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Wachovia Bank/Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Standard Charter Bank and Lloyd's of London, accidentally smuggled the following to Iran:
* 33,000 pounds of a specialized aluminum alloy used almost exclusively in long-range missile production.
* 66,000 pounds of tungsten copper plate, which is used in missile guidance systems.
* 53,900 pounds of maraging steel rods, a superhard metal used in uranium enrichment and to make the casings for nuclear bombs.
Now, I didn't realize that these corporations doubled as shipping companies. I wonder what else they ship, and to whom? Is there a 1-800 number, a drug warlord can call to get a few thousand pounds of heroin moved? Will a friendly voice from India walk you through the process with a smile in her voice?