Referring facetiously to a whipping mechanism that is impractical and has no injurious effectsLafarge's Wrist Slap:
Lafarge charges of crime against humanity dropped on appeal but others remain
A French court on Thursday quashed charges of “complicity in crimes against humanity” pressed against French cement company Lafarge, but says other charges will be considered over payments made to Syrian armed forces.Suuuureeeee...
The other charges that the Paris appeal court maintained against the company include financing a terrorist enterprise, violation of an embargo and endangering others.
Lafarge has acknowledged funneling money to Syrian armed organizations in 2013 and 2014 — allegedly including the Islamic State group — to guarantee safe passage for employees and to supply its plant in the war-torn country.
Eight officials with Lafarge were also handed charges for their alleged roles in the process.
The wrongdoing precedes Lafarge’s merger with Swiss company Holcim in 2015 to create LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest cement maker.
Christophe Ingrain, a lawyer for Lafarge, welcomed the ruling, saying the court “acknowledged that Lafarge did not take part in any complicity of crime against humanity".
Flashback: Kurdish Fighter Mount Counter Attack Using Tunnels- Lafarge Plant Now a US Military Base-
"Lafarge will be fine. They were just doing their part as a good coalition of the killing member. The supplies of cement etc., to ISIS and the Kurds is part and parcel of doing business globally. Part of that military industrial profiteering we despise so well."Flashback: Operation Peace Spring Paused: US Grovels To Turkey For a Free Pass Out of N/E Syria. Coalition Torches Lafarge Plant
Yup, the Lafarge plant that supplied cement to terrorists of all sorts, was the same cement plant used by the PKK and the US as a base of operations until the US disposed of the evidence. By blowing it up.
|US/Kurdish Base and Cement Supplier for Terror Tunnels|
This whole Lafarge trial was always going to be a whitewash. And, of course, it was.
Just my opinion.