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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] facism gaining ground in US

From: Robin Green
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] facism gaining ground in US
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 22:31:02 +0100
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On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 12:50:50PM -0700, Pierce T. Wetter III wrote:
>  <sigh> I dealt with this earlier. Iraq was a soviet client state, there
> was no way we would sell him hi-tech weapons.

The reality:
"How did Iraq get its weapons? We sold them"
"List of US businesses that sold weapons to Saddam Hussein"

"Anthrax for Export"

"Most Americans listening to the President did not know that the United States 
supplied Iraq with much of the raw material for 
creating a chemical and biological warfare program. Nor did the media report 
that U.S. companies sold Iraq more than $1 billion 
worth of the components needed to build nuclear weapons and diverse types of 
missiles, including the infamous Scud.

"When Iraq engaged in chemical and biological warfare in the 1980s, barely a 
peep of moral outrage could be heard from Washington, 
as it kept supplying Saddam with the materials he needed to build weapons."

This continues the usual pattern. At the height of the Indonesian genocide
in East Timor in the late 1970s, the US stepped up arms sales to Indonesia.


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