Mike Lorrey wrote:
> "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."
Thanks for the info. How about "Blame CIA"?
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