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South Africa is, I believe, hurting for solid currency, which a robust arms trade provides. I think that’s the angle, but not sure.


10 posted on 08/10/2009 7:09:32 PM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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Most arms deals are economically motivated yes. Zimbabwe is in shambles though. It doesn't make a lot of sense for them (South Africa) to indirectly foment an armed conflict in a border nation with so many problems. The displaced refugees are already an issue. More weapons don't seem to be any part of the solution.
South Africa Struggles to Cope With Zimbabwe Refugees
12 posted on 08/10/2009 7:21:20 PM PDT by allmost
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