Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lafayette in Malaysia

I don't blog much on the Lafayette frigate scandal, which left a trail of bodies behind it, but this mirror image scandal with French arms firms in Malaysia in the excellent Asia Sentinel caught my eye:
There have been numerous deaths involving DCN defense sales in Taiwan and Pakistan. Prosecutors are suspicious that 11 French submarine engineers who were murdered in a 2002 bomb blast in Karachi – first thought to have been the work of Al Qaeda – were actually killed in retaliation for the fact that the French had reneged on millions of dollars in kickbacks to Pakistani military officers.
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