[ExI] The Death Toll Imbalance in the Mideast War

painlord2k at libero.it painlord2k at libero.it
Sat Jun 13 19:27:35 UTC 2009

Il 12/06/2009 19.15, Stefano Vaj ha scritto:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 7:40 AM, Fred C. Moulton<moulton at moulton.com>  wrote:
>> Just to quote on passage from NSAEBB82:
>> "Prolonging the war was phenomenally expensive. Iraq received massive
>> external financial support from the Gulf states, and assistance through
>> loan programs from the U.S. The White House and State Department
>> pressured the Export-Import Bank to provide Iraq with financing, to
>> enhance its credit standing and enable it to obtain loans from other
>> international financial institutions. The U.S. Agriculture Department
>> provided taxpayer-guaranteed loans for purchases of American
>> commodities, to the satisfaction of U.S. grain exporters."
> ... so sowing of course the financial seed for the subsequent invasion
> of Kuwait, as it may be appropriate to do for a really imperial
> Agriculture Deparment... :-)

Damned if you prohibit export of food to Iraq, damned if you help export 
of food to Iraq.

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