Posts Tagged ‘ arms ’


November 12, 2012

Those who saw the picture released by the prime minister’s office of Nuri al-Maliki inspecting fighter jets by knocking on the metal body of the plane should not be surprised that he has decided to halt the deal out of suspicion of corruption. The picture should have sounded alarm bells for the Russians, Czechs...
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Arms for Iraq’s Security, or for International Shia Security?

October 17, 2012

The arms shopping spree that the prime minister is on will not secure the country. It will be seen as an attempt to strengthen his position and use it as an important “component” of what some call “international Shia security.” Creating a sense of ownership among people for their country, providing leadership and creating...
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