Intesting report from German press agency DPA, which indicates that the version of the Iraqi weapons dossier given to the 10 non-permanent members of the UN Security Council has been heavily cut, to exclude details of foreign corporates – largely American – that were involved in arming Iraq with technology for use in weapons on mass destruction from 1980-1991.
According to a translation into English on IndyMedia UK, “substantial construction units for the Iraqi nuclear weapon and rocket programs were supplied with permission of the government in Washington. The poison Anthrax for the arming of Iraq with biological weapons stemmed from US laboratories. Iraqi military and armament experts were trained in the US and there received know-how having to do with their domestic arms programs.”
What this demonstrates is simple: When Iran was the enemy, the developed nations were happy to ignore Iraq’s abysmal record on human rights, it’s suppession of political dissidents, and its support for some nasty terrorist organisations. Now, we’re happy to forget the role we played in making Saddam. Is it any wonder that the radical Islamist accusation that the West is corrupt is believed, when we act like this?