Sunday, December 12, 2004

Canadian Complicity

Just a quick link to a brief post on The Angry Arab News Service reminding us of Western, including Canadian, complicity in supporting and equipping then-friend, dictator, and thug Saddam Hussein back in the days before 1990. Prof. Abukhalil quotes the memoirs of Iraqi physicist and dissident Husayn Ash-Shahristani as saying:

For history, I say this: Neither the USSR nor the Eastern camp had any role in the development of Iraqi nuclear energy program for non-peaceful uses, but the European countries, US, and Canada are the ones that played the major role in transforming Iraqi nuclear energy from peaceful purposes to strategic military purposes. And when we say countries, we refer to those companies within those countries, around 700 American, Canadian, and Western European companies...

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