Libya to get French missiles

#1
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070802...e_contracts;_ylt=AnmxJZ7cvdk_ls69rJfgWjBvaA8F

A Libyan official said Thursday that Moammar Gadhafi's long-isolated country has signed contracts worth $405 million with French companies for missiles and communications equipment.

A spokesman for French President Nicolas Sarkozy would not confirm the deal but said there appeared to be one. French officials denied that any deal to sell military equipment was in exchange for Libya's releasing six imprisoned medics last month.
 
#2
So that's missiles, communications and a nuclear industry going to be handed over to the mad Colonel.

What will Libya pay for it with? - oil.

Well done the French - nothing like a bit of national self interest when dealing with rogue states.
 
#3
Careful, it might not just be the French..............Plus ca change!
 

Biped

LE
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#4
If only BAe had thought of that . . . none of that mess involving cash bribes!
 
#5
KGB_resident said:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070802/ap_on_re_mi_ea/libya_france_contracts;_ylt=AnmxJZ7cvdk_ls69rJfgWjBvaA8F

A Libyan official said Thursday that Moammar Gadhafi's long-isolated country has signed contracts worth $405 million with French companies for missiles and communications equipment.

A spokesman for French President Nicolas Sarkozy would not confirm the deal but said there appeared to be one. French officials denied that any deal to sell military equipment was in exchange for Libya's releasing six imprisoned medics last month.
What missiles does it say Sergey?

Oh and nice one Mrs Sarkozy :twisted:
 
#8
So what?

Do I find it distasteful that a regime that killed WPC Yvonne Fletcher and countless others is now deemed an acceptable regime? Moral answer is no but sh1t buster is that the decision has been made and Libya doesn't seem to be playing the same games as before so why not just get over it?

Also, as has also been pointed out some of the stuff is cr@p anyway.
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#9
The WPC Yvonne Fletcher episode was a disgrace and her family must now be even more gutted.

That said, its not like he's getting ICBMs. And Lybia is no longer a rogue state. Thank Gawd. Last thing we need is an Al Q supporting Lybia. Was the arms deal the lynchpin in the sudden release of those Medic's? Who knows, but it wouldnt be the first time the Frogs have paid off terrorists then made a profit on the deal.
 
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