Gee I wonder who they were?
I really could care less, it was wrong in how it was done. The whole video taping, and it undermined the regime that is buffed up by us the US.
But the true facts to all those that want to lay claim to the US having funded him and built his army up.
No we did not, never did. We did thou at the out set of the Iran-Iraq war supply valuable satellite information on Iranian troop movement. Now the arms that were used were Soviet/Russian, Chinese and French military arms. Those are the countries that supplied and maintain the arms of Iraq.
Now American was not at fault is a lie also, for already forewarned of the megalomaniac of Saddam. And the threat to turn the region into world war 3 by the atholyah at the time. As the Iraqs were on the verge of winning. We Americans supplied missiles to the Iranians. Which were quite effective in combating the mechanized divisions of the republican guard. Does anyone remember in history. Me I was a little girl at the time. But was not their the Iran contra scandal.
But back to suppliers of Iraq military under Saddam. Is it not amazing that the three predominately countries of Russia, China and France opposed the war. It was not out of humanitarian or taking the lead to peace. No it was over the fact that the regime of Saddam was indebted to each of those countries for billions of dollars for the arms. That continued to fund and sell them to him.
The sad part was we put in war hawks that rushed us into a foolish endeavor, under false pretense of their being weapons of mass destructions. Which has been proven untrue. and a lie. Shame on us.
But then at one time he did have chemical weapons such as anthrax used on the Kurds, the Iranians in the late eighties and early nineties. We can thank France and China for that.