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  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    Interesting statistics from A H Cordesman's 1998 report for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    In the key period 1975-91, the US exported $5 million of weapons to Iraq. The UK sold $330 million-worth. Of greater interest are the arms export totals of the four countries most vocally opposed to military action:

    Germany with $995 million
    China with $5,500 million
    France with $9,240 million
    Russia with $31,800 million

    What price moral high ground?
     
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Russia sent 31.8 BILLION dollars worth of weapons to Iraq? Holy flying gob****es. That's like more money than Keith Richards spent on drugs throughout the entire Bridges to Babylon tour.
     
  3. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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  4. richie macrumors member

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    Even so, this *is* a report from 1998, covering the 1975-91 period. Pre Gulf War. It's not entirely representative of current situations, imo.
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, that's damn funny - all those tanks, scuds and migs that we're using for target practice.....

    I wonder how much they've managed to maintain, though.

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