Where did Iraq buy most of it’s weapons? According to a Swedish disarmament group that tracks international arms sales, these are the totals for 1973-1990:
Soviet Union : Over 25 billion dollars
France and China : at least five billion dollars each.
Czechoslovakia and Poland : about two billion dollars each
Brazil, Egypt and Romania : between $500 million and one billion dollars each.
Denmark : Over $200 million.
Libya and the United States : less than a quarter of a million dollars each
I recall that Iraq had a few F-14s at one time. Maybe equipment given for free isn’t in the list. Either way, look at the top 3. And who were the three most outspoken opponents of US policy in the UN? Weird.