[thechat] Solve This Political Triangle

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sun Jun 23 13:16:01 CDT 2002

On Friday, June 21, 2002, at 04:02  pm, Ben Dyer wrote:

> <http://www.f-16.net/reference/users/f16_pk.html>
> It states that the reason the U.S. originally balked at giving the
> F-16s to
> Pakistan is because this is "in accordance to the Pressler amendment to
> the
> Foreign Assistance Act, which forbids military aid to any nation
> possessing
> a nuclear explosive device."  It seems completely political with the
> purpose of singling out Pakistan, though.  (Remember, Israel is an
> undeclared nuclear power.)

Likely that there's an undisclosed exceptions list - which the UK has to
be on. Unless our glorious leaders have been lying about our independent
nuclear deterrent [sic] for decades.

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