Posted Sep 14, 2010 19:56 UTC (Tue) by bgmarete (subscriber, #47484)
In reply to: Citizen Linus by nix
Parent article: Citizen Linus
In the neighbourhood of Iran, there is Iraq at the height of its powers and currently Egypt and Saudi Arabia. See, for example, the latest arms deal with the latter. In the neighborhood of North Korea, there is Indonesia and even South Korea itself which until recently was not a democracy. In the neighborhood of Myanmar, there is present day Pakistan. All have the US as their best friend and arms supplier. And these are just the most benign. There are terrible horror stories from Africa and Latin America.
Regarding the UK, we in the commonwealth know them well. Let's not start :-)