posted on Oct, 26 2002 @ 09:46 PM
Britain has been involved with alleged dubious arms sales in this region, for a good while.
On the other hand: the British did stop the transfer of parts for Bull's famous "supergun"
"Money doesn't talk, it swears" as the great Mr Zimmerman once sang. There cannot be much to surprise one where international arms trafficking
On the other hand, a government-inspired double-cross is just as predictable from past experience: send stuff that can be tracked, disabled, located
and so on.
The NATO-Soviet compatability issue seems something of a stumbling-block (although much of teh Soveit stuff was probably ripped off from stolen
NATO material to begin with.
The fact that NATO was, and to a degree still is, incompatible with NATYO has also long been noted: Lord knows how many different guns, sorts of
ammunition and so on.
Be sure that if Saddam has the money to buy someone will have the hardware to sell; but whether he's the winner or loser in such deals is another