So who was involved?


March 24, 2003 by AK

US believes Russian technicians helping Iraqi defense: official

I told you so a few posts ago. This piece is also amusing:

U.S. Concerned About Russian Weapon Sales. Surely the US has known all along that a) Russia sold weapons and military equipment to Iraq in the 1980s, as did the US; b) someone should take care of that equipment, which is still in use; if Iraqis are untrainable, then it’s bound to be Russians; c) having appreciated its cost/quality ratio, they wouldn’t mind buying up some more. Why is that the State Dept. is throwing in these accusations now? To give them more weight and make Russia look like it is aiding and abetting the enemy, apparently, so that the Russian government quickly clamps down on these firms. However, “the official stressed there was no indication that the Russian government was involved”.


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