The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Well, once Harbel fell in our control - this was a major, major industrial area. Rubber was being sent out, rubber was being exported to the United States. So once we captured Harbel we then made it very clear to the Firestone plantation company that they could no longer be permitted to exercise allegiance to the government in Monrovia; that that which in terms of revenue were being generated from the sale of rubber that we did not ban had to be paid to the National Patriotic Front. So it became at that particular time our most significant principal source of foreign exchange.

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