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Hi E-rok,


"It is your deliberate mis-representation of the MD-500MD attack helicopter as a 'civilian' machine that is in question here, Tim."

It is? Why do you think its deliberate? You've never seen one of these helicopters flying over highways to report traffic for commuters? I am not here to argue whether or not we knew what Saddam was planning to do with tem, but there is a HUGE difference between selling someone a MiG or a tank and a helicopter which is not outfitted for military service. As you will notice on the list from above, this was not the only helicopter sold to Iraq during the 80's, and none of the other ones are for military use.

"The supply of weapons to Iraq from other countries is obvious. Our particular conversation is regarding your statement that the USA did not supply Iraq with weapons, despite your sarcastic attept to deflect attention away from it."

Show me exactly what weapons were supplied by the US. Then compare this to what other countries gave him. Then you tell me "who armed Saddam".


"Now, If you want your original statement to stand, you must show how these military helicopters where in civilian use only."

Impossible. There is no way to prove this and you know it. You could take a Ford Truck and mount a .50 caliber machine gun on the back and presto!- you have a military machine. My point was that they were not as military helicopters. If you would look closer, you will see that that is the case.


"Then we can move on to the rest of the weapons the USA supplied Iraq."

Please do. The helicopter argument is weak. Show me an F-16 contract, or a M1a1 tank order and we can talk.


Tim

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Iraq's WMDs found!!! 162 Duncan_Idaho 10-Jan-04 19:00
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 99 Duncan_Idaho 10-Jan-04 19:19
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 63 Doug T 10-Jan-04 20:11
Aha, Danes find possible blister gas... 93 ananda 10-Jan-04 20:49
LINK: Danes find possible blister gas... 79 ananda 10-Jan-04 20:52
nope .... no mustard gas .... n/t 118 Akula 18-Jan-04 15:35
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 75 Geoff 10-Jan-04 23:54
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 92 KimD 17-Jan-04 21:50
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 85 Geoff 18-Jan-04 02:34
Two interpretations of blister gas find. 81 ananda 10-Jan-04 23:54
Re: Two interpretations of blister gas find. 81 lovejoy 11-Jan-04 12:12
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 79 E-rok 11-Jan-04 01:03
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 114 Timothy 12-Jan-04 15:10
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 84 lovejoy 12-Jan-04 16:58
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 91 Timothy 12-Jan-04 17:17
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 70 lovejoy 12-Jan-04 18:06
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 116 Timothy 12-Jan-04 18:27
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 83 lovejoy 12-Jan-04 19:26
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 109 Timothy 12-Jan-04 19:45
When and Why 50 Thirdwave 12-Jan-04 22:00
Timothy - my questions, perhaps? 79 Thirdwave 13-Jan-04 21:18
Re: Timothy - my questions, perhaps? 62 Thirdwave 13-Jan-04 21:19
Re: When and Why 125 Timothy 14-Jan-04 00:01
Why ? --- Oil 94 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 22:49
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 82 lovejoy 13-Jan-04 09:44
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 86 Antgbrooks 13-Jan-04 22:34
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 106 Timothy 14-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 82 Antgbrooks 14-Jan-04 22:06
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 87 Doug T 12-Jan-04 18:48
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 93 Timothy 12-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 81 Doug T 13-Jan-04 01:25
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 95 E-rok 13-Jan-04 15:10
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 107 Timothy 13-Jan-04 15:19
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 81 lobo-hotei 13-Jan-04 17:40
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 83 E-rok 13-Jan-04 18:12
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 190 Timothy 13-Jan-04 18:24
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 80 E-rok 13-Jan-04 18:36
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 120 Timothy 13-Jan-04 18:45
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 117 Timothy 13-Jan-04 18:54
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 87 E-rok 13-Jan-04 19:56
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 86 Timothy 13-Jan-04 21:24
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 73 E-rok 13-Jan-04 22:54
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 115 Timothy 14-Jan-04 00:23
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 98 E-rok 14-Jan-04 01:30
MD500MD Defender 83 Akula 16-Jan-04 21:07
Re: MD500MD Defender 86 E-rok 17-Jan-04 01:47
Re: MD500MD Defender 54 Akula 17-Jan-04 20:30
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 65 cardinal guzman 15-Jan-04 22:37
Moderator Warning 88 Thirdwave 13-Jan-04 21:31
Re: Moderator Warning 70 E-rok 13-Jan-04 23:03
Thanks, E-rok n/t 73 Thirdwave 14-Jan-04 00:03
Re: Moderator Warning 114 Timothy 14-Jan-04 00:25
Capitals! 80 Geoff 15-Jan-04 02:44
Saddam was the biggest WMD 92 David L 14-Jan-04 02:47
Looks to me like.... 92 Kevin Kanada 12-Jan-04 17:59
Iraqi chemical weapons and archaeology in the year 7300 91 Akula 13-Jan-04 00:57
Re: Iraqi chemical weapons and archaeology in the year 7300 83 Doug T 13-Jan-04 01:28
saddam hussein and the next archaeologist ...... 7300AD 84 Akula 13-Jan-04 23:42
The wrong war/Why Iraq was a mistake! 52 ananda 13-Jan-04 13:18
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 90 Timothy 13-Jan-04 14:47
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 53 lovejoy 14-Jan-04 11:42
Re: Iraq's WMDs found!!! 59 Geoff 18-Jan-04 03:08


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