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Re: [casi] Iraq imported chewing gum machines through OFF?

At 21:29 01/04/03, Max Loewenthal wrote:
> >'the oil-for-food programme was abused by the Iraqi regime by, for
> >example, using it to "import thousands of chewing gum machines"'.
> >
> >Has anyone heard anything about this before? I've emailed OIP about it
> >and await a response (not holding my breath in view of current crisis)
>A google search yields the following:
> (dated 03/12/2002)
>"Meanwhile Iraqi orders submitted to the UN for approval during one week
>in October included 22,000 tons of chewing gum machines, 12,000 tons of
>mobile phones, 36,000 dishwashers and over three quarters of a million TVs. "
>There are more results, all from UK government sites. (sourceuk also seems to
>be a uk government site)
>casi mentions it too in the guide btw:

Yep, but again, quoting the government.
So, it would appear, still unproven.


>Max Loewenthal

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