‘The Orders’ – 1 8/16/12

That tried to ‘end all orders’ and not because of who placed the orders ! …………… ‘What’ ?

Kinda funny way to put the statement on the site ………………….. but it makes sense to some and to others it ‘s a, ……………….. lets say …………………. ‘a problem’…… !

Consider an Individual who ‘believes in the ‘good of the common man’ AND ‘the good of the country’ at the same time.

  • SO, what does that individual (me) do when he is ‘faced’ with a potential ‘conflict’ with these (2) statements ?
  • How does he ‘rectify’ the situation between the 2 ?
  • Who does he call ?

It’s not an issue for ‘the local police’ especially because they ‘can’t even understand’ what your doing in the first place. SO where do you turn? As they say on ‘Ghost Busters; Who You Gonna Call’ ?

I choose the F.B.I. ………………… a long time ago. I just wanted ‘answers’ to my questions regarding ‘ If an order was OK to accept based on the limitations we as a country have with ‘some’ overseas country’s’ ? SO the ‘dialog’ began ……. questions about the products I sold, applications I sold them into, industry’s served, Country’s served etc. Pretty ‘bland’ and ‘non-specific’ in nature.

For the most part, they were helpful and very supportive of my business and efforts. In some cases, I provided informative information to them like the following:

  • Keith Grant (date/ a long time ago): “ The Industrial Controls Process Industry is a ‘whores market’ they will do what ever to who ever to make their sales goals and can ‘easily’ get around any sanctions the U.S.A. has in place. …………….. It’s the truth
  • I also said; “ Those companies, have Overseas Affiliates and Offices to get around ‘any sanctions in place’……………… it’s the truth
  • I also said; “ I am speaking specifically about United States Based Companies
  • I said: “ Not overseas companies because the United States Sanctions do not apply to them
  • All the above is the ‘truth’ and ‘IF’ we as a Country were paying attention, it was obvious
  • It was to me

This was considered ‘new information’ and I was thanked for the above. W.T.F. is what I thought..

The Industrial Process Industry ‘is’ a Whores Market…… Spec-man-ship, Propitiatory Design, Customers who companies ‘owned’ due to ‘corporate agreements’ ……. etc and I could go on and on…

I also said, any of the large and medium level companies ‘are’ getting around the Sanctions ‘now’ I can assure you.

They asked me ‘how’, I said ‘look’ on the WWW WEB ……………….. it’s ‘obvious’……… ‘they’ have offices ‘in’ the countries we (USA) have Sanctions Against………. ‘what a joke’ I said…. its the truth !

Ok, thank you for the information and updates……. I thanked them for the Pizza or Beer and on occasion, they provided some means of compensation for my ‘Consulting’ and we were done. Quite a nice bunch of people I dealt with……… no issues with them ‘that I’m aware of’…… ‘think about it’

So as orders came in, on occasion I would say I need to check in and we would review and everything ‘was approved’ and we were good to ‘go’……….. no delays…..

I was always asked if it is; “ Dual Use “ for an application ?

After a while I expressed my opinion of that statement: “ everything is “ Dual Use ” such as: ‘Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Natural Gas to begin a combustion process, even Oxygen ‘IS DUAL USE’….. so W.T.F. Was my response…………. The ‘law’ or ‘The Sanctions’ are Ambiguous ‘At Best ‘ and Can Be Interpreted for either side of the Issue on any ‘Substance’………………. It’s the Truth !

THEN – I started getting some order in which were coming from a country I knew was on the ‘Sanctions List’ ……… “what to do”………. I called the F.B.I. and asked for a meeting…… a lunch was scheduled and we met.

McKenzzie River was ‘the call’ and off I went with PO’s in hand and descriptions of the products in both paper and digital form. Was this ‘ok’ to sell to a company in Iran ……. is the question I was asking for clarification on……………… ???

  • The Answer from My F.B.I. Contact: “Go ahead and go forward and we’ll see what happens ”

SO I did, I accepted 1-3 orders from a company in Iran ‘prior’ to Jacob Tates deployment into Afghanistan. And I had the ‘full approval and authority’ of the F.B.I. To do this………… It’s the Truth

In some cases the orders ‘were direct’ from a company in Iran, in others they were through ‘expediting companies’ in Abu Dhabi or U.A.E……………. It’s the truth……..

The individuals I dealt with ‘were’ and ‘are’ very nice people ……….. across the board. ‘every body was cool’……………………….. no issues on my side. Great ‘up side potential’ too…….

All in all; “I had and have ‘no issues with the people of Iran and other Arab Countries I dealt with in the Middle East”………………. It’s the TRUTH

THEN An Order came in 2 months (roughly) after Jacob had left for Afghanistan which needed to be ‘discussed and approved’ to protect myself, Spriano and the Customer ………. I made the appointment for a lunch meeting and…….

To be continued on ‘The Order’s’ that tried to ‘end all orders’ and not because of who placed the orders (2nd Act)

here’s the download: ‘The Order’s’

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