Czechoslovakian Contribution


Czechoslovakia continued to sell tons of SEMTEX (a potent plastic explosive) to East Germany and Hungary until l989. They also sold prodigious amounts of the substance to Libya.

President Havel of Czechoslovakia stated in l99O that "the past regime exported 1,000 tons to Libya, and yet it takes only 200 grams to blow up a plane. This means that world terrorism has enough supplies of SEMTEX for at least l5O years."

It is logical to assume that the Libyans supplied movements such as the Provisional Irish Republican Army with the explosive.

Whether or not the supply will last l5O years is debatable, but it is certain that one sponsor of international terrorism has amassed a large stockpile of plastic explosive for future operations.