"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> Samantha wrote:
> > But if, and it is a big IF, he is desperate enough to use these
> > supposed weapons now, then what part did we ourselves play in
> > making him that desperate? We created this guy and largely
> > supplied him.
> Hmmm.... As I recall during the Gulf war most of the weapons
> the Iraqis had were Soviet.
The only western artillery shells used by Iraq were actually *Canadian*
in origin. They were remachined US surplus shells (empty) that were
modified by Canadian artillery expert Dr. Gerald Bull in Canada and
exported to Angola and Iraq for use in South African artillery sold to
UNITAS and Hussein (respectively). The Iraqi versions were armed by the
Iraqis themselves with home grown warheads. These shells were exported
by Canada because the US had, and has, laws against exporting such
munitions and equipment to such nations. The Canadians acted as the
middlemen, ostensibly in the case of Angola on the behest of the CIA. As
the saying goes "Blame Canada."
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