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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Post-Shipment End-Use Check: License

VZCZCXRO5068
PP RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHLZ
DE RUEHRL #1667 3471546
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 121546Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2852
INFO RUCNFRG/FRG COLLECTIVE
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS BERLIN 001667

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS
STATE FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR (SABATINI)
STATE FOR EUR/CE PETER SCHROEDER
STATE FOR EUR/PRA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: DA ETTC KOMC LE GM
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK: LICENSE
05-050057708

REF: A. STATE 117106
B. PETERSEN-BALLARD E-MAIL 11/26/2008

1. (SBU) After multiple attempts to determine Logi-Sped's
role in Blue Lantern (BL) end-use check 05-050057708, EconOff
did not receive a satisfactory response addressing the
questions in reftel. Logi-Sped,s broker told us that he has
no record of a transaction involving AES Shipping Number
105437.

2. (SBU) On November 20, EconOff contacted Logi-Sped, but
was transferred to the company,s broker, Mr. Reinhard
Hornung (who runs his own company, Reinhard Hornung Agency
for Transport and Insurance). (COMMENT: Hornung said his
company was founded in 2004 and is an independent forwarding
agent for Logi-Sped. END COMMENT) Although Hornung provided
EconOff with a 22-page fax of miscellaneous documentation
regarding ammunition shipments from the Olin Corporation to
the Lebanese Internal Security Forces, none of it directly
addressed the commodities involved in BL-LICENSE
05-050057708. After a second attempt to obtain the correct
documentation, Hornung responded that his company was not and
could not have been involved in any shipment beyond what he
already provided.

3. (SBU) Hornung said that his company has, since 2004,
handled all Logi-Sped shipments concerning weapons or
ammunition and that he personally handled all of these
transactions. Hornung maintains that his company has no
record of involvement with AES Shipping Number 105437.
Hornung added that no shipments beyond what he included in
his provided documentation would have been possible due to a
lack of "linear services available" for ammunition shipments
between Germany and Lebanon for the reftel listed time frame.
(COMMENT: Hornung was generally very helpful and responsive
to all Embassy inquiries. END COMMENT)
Koenig

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