Thursday, April 07, 2005

EU, USA, China and arms sales

The FT reports that France defends EU lifting China arms embargo

Well the French would wouldn’t they! I think the comment by Per Ahlmark, Sweden's former Deputy PM, on The EU & Asia’s Arms race hits all the right buttons about the motives of the EUropeans.

But let’s not forget that US criticism of the EU on this is also pretty hypocritical. I believe the US has decided to sell F16’s to Pakistan – Pakistan is not a stable country. Or is it that the man White House thinks that the dictator General Musharraf is a deserving “champion of democratic freedom”!