Friday, July 07, 2006

EADS CASA: Supplier to third world dictators

EADS CASA, the European aircraft manufacturer that wants to become a big-time Pentagon contractor, continues with its underhanded sale of military aircraft to Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

While aiding Chavez over the strongest of US objections - to the point of ignoring highest-level national security concerns and circumventing US export control laws - EADS CASA is sending its lobbyists around Capitol Hill to tell lawmakers what a reliable partner it would be for the Coast Guard, Army and Air Force.

EADS CASA is shooting for the multibillion-dollar Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) contract. Lawmakers should send the sleazy lobbyists packing with the message that they can sell to Chavez or sell to Uncle Sam, but that they can't do both.

For more, see my blog Venezuelastan.