NO BLOOD FOR OIL ?
links to an article on the misdoings of the French oil giant TotalFinaElf in Africa
. This is the company that was also currying favor with Saddam and had signed "precontracts " to gain concessions in the Iraqi oil fields at Majnoon and Nahar Umar
despite UN sanctions. It seems that in it's Elf Acquitaine incarnation ( the corporation has gone through a number of buy-outs,reorganizations and changes of name) it was controlled by French intelligence.