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According to US new and world report "raft of paper work" documents American involvement in building Saddam Hussein's war machine. Among the articles that help Saddam was a US made high tech welding unit. The American government also approved computer software to test their weapons (1 ).

During the Iran-Iraq war, Iraq received the bulk of American support. Because it was thought Iran posed a bigger threat. A 1994 US Senate report, reported private American suppliers licensed through the US Department of State listed things Saddam would receive (from 1985 to 1989) for his Weapons of mass destruction.
* Bacillus Anthracis, for anthrax production
* Clostridium Botulinum, a source for botulinum toxin.
* Histoplasma Capsulatam, cause of a disease that attacks lungs, brain, spinal cord,and heart.
* Brucella Melitensis, a bacteria that can damage major organs.
* Clostridium Perfringens, a toxic bacteria causing systemic illness.
* Clostridium tetani, a highly toxigenic substance (2 ).

The US Senate's also disclosed that until March 1992 illicit things sent to Iraq also included VX nerve gas
West Nile fever germs (3 )

American companies also supplied facilities and equipment that would be used to make weapons of mass destruction. the companies are

* Alcolac International,
* Nu Kraft Mercantile Corp.
* Celery Corp., Charlotte, NC
* Matrix-Churchill Corp.
* Mouse Master, Lilburn, GA
* Sullaire Corp., Charlotte, NC
* Pure Aire, Charlotte, NC
* Posi Seal, Inc., N. Stonington, CT
* Union Carbide, Danbury, CT
* Evapco, Taneytown, MD
* Gorman-Rupp, Mansfield, OH(4 )

Other companies where sued do to them taking part in helping builder Saddam's Chemical and biological warfare machine. They are
* branches of Fisher Controls International, Inc., St. Louis;
* Rhone-Poulenc, Inc., Princeton, NJ;
* Bechtel Group, Inc., San Francisco;
* Lummus Crest, Inc., Bloomfield, NJ,(5 )

A number of US companies a supplied Saddam with equipment and technology to help him with his nuclear weapons program. A 1992 US Senate hear named the following companies:
* Kennametal, Latrobe, PA
* Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA
* International Computer Systems, CA, SC, and TX
* Perkins-Elmer, Norwalk, CT
* BDM Corp., McLean, VA
* Leybold Vacuum Systems, Export, PA
* Spectra Physics, Mountain View, CA
* Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, PA
* Finnigan MAT, San Jose, CA
* Scientific Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
* Spectral Data Corp., Champaign, IL
* Tektronix, Wilsonville,
* Veeco Instruments, Inc., Plainview, NY
* Wiltron Company, Morgan Hill, CA