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Germans 'sold Iraq parts for supergun'

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posted on Jan, 16 2003 @ 10:14 PM
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Details of an alleged plot by Saddam Hussein's regime to acquire the means to deliver weapons of mass destruction were laid out before a German court yesterday. Two German businessmen went on trial in Mannheim, charged with supplying Iraq with equipment for the manufacture of a giant cannon.

After reading the indictment, the prosecutor, Stephan Morweiser, told reporters that the weapon would be "capable of firing not only conventional, but also nuclear, biological and chemical weapons".

Iraq has dismissed the allegations as part of a plot inspired by Israel and the US.

Link: www.guardian.co.uk...




posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 05:12 PM
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This would n`t be the first time he has done this. Anyone remember when a UK company was caught smuggling parts for a super gun to Iraq in the late 80`s/early 90s (not too sure on the exact date). It would have given Saddam the ability fire over massive distances and deliver WMD.



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 05:38 PM
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Ahhh, the Germans that call us war-mongers....selling weapons to a madman. By the way, about 30 German companies were found to be dealing with Iraq illegally in paperwork seized in Iraq. Of course, they go on TV preaching PEACE to us.



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 06:04 PM
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you`d do a lot better with a bit more persepctive with these things, the US could not be said by any means to be blameless for Iraqs WMDs

I`ve put a link so you can understand the situation a bit better and stop this seige mentality you have.

www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 06:16 PM
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Reaching back to our support of Saddam back in the 80s for his war against the wackos in Iran is pretty lame.



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 06:23 PM
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No your not understanding the extent to which your past support ie reagan, of him has helped in part to create this situation is lame. The people in Reagans government should have relaised the long term repercussions of such actions but hey failed to do so and now we all pay the price for mistakes made in the past

[Edited on 18-1-2003 by cassini]



posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 06:29 PM
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Yes, we should've known Saddam would go off the deep end and try to take over the world's oil supply in the Middle East.

Oh, do you know how many countries we've given aid and sold weapons to over the decades??? How come there's not 100 Saddams all over the world because of the EVIL USA????

[Edited on 18-1-2003 by MT69]



posted on Jan, 18 2003 @ 11:14 AM
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Point taken,

I suppose given how many people the US has given aid to we are quite lucky there has n`t been more but would you put that down to foresight or luck?



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