I bet that name got your attention but it's not who you think: Osama Naaman was the Lebanese agent of Octel, a chemical works in Liverpool. Osama has been extradited to the US and has agreed a deal with US prosecutors i.e drop his ex-employers in the deep, dark brownstuff. The UK's Serious Fraud Office is also trying to claim jurisdiction and I'm a bit surprised that not much seems to have been made of the story: bribery, corruption, 'trading in toxins', death. Basically, they recently admitted that they "bribed officials in Iraq and Indonesia with millions of dollars to carry on using TEL*, despite its health hazards"...health hazards; let's add some info:
"A decade ago, Octel decided to remain the world's ONLY manufacturer of TEL for cars, after it was banned in the US and Europe"The bribes were around 2007/2008 throughout the UK-US occupation of Iraq but to put that in perspective, by the beginning of 2006 leaded petrol was banned throughout Africa [Indy]
* TEL: once a common additive of leaded petrol; '"Ethyl" brand leaded gasoline - tetra-ethyl lead - loony gas - one of the world's greatest environmental disasters.'
Why isn't this massive news?