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Originally posted by periwinkle blue
The uproar in the Arab world was essentially ignited by Israel at it's formation after WWII. That however is unfortunately ancient history seeded by British Palestinian policies dating back to 1922, and as unlikely to be resolved as the Falklands/Malvinas issue which sparked the 1982 battles in the South Atlantic, which had been predicated on disputes back to the early 1800s.
The only recent ignitions are of Middle-Eastern origin, the 1991 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, 9/11/2001, and the obstinence of Saddam which necessited the current efforts in Iraq. None of which are uproars of US manufacture.
I wish the military forces of the US to be utilized sparingly and where best justified.
Did not Patrick Buchanan (hardly a leftist) describe the US Congress as "Israeli Occupied Territory"?......both insightful and darkly humorous.
Originally posted by Phugedaboudet
I don't understand the reason for both sides (republican and democrat) to want so badly to keep these truths away from the world. Blackmail? Incompetence and bureaucratic miscommunication? Or something more sinister?
Originally posted by Jehosephat
I am wondering why none of the new agencies of english origins have picked this story up. it seems to be only appearing in Indian and middle-eastern news agencies. Seems to me as an obvious attempt at propaganda (which Efraim Halevy is famous for)
Washington Times | October 2, 2003
By Ion Mihai Pacepa
As a former Romanian spy chief who used to take orders from the Soviet
KGB, it is perfectly obvious to me that Russia is behind the evanescence
of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. After all, Russia
helped Saddam get his hands on them in the first place. The Soviet Union and all its bloc states always had a standard operating procedure for
deep sixing weapons of mass destruction ? in Romanian it was codenamed
"Sarindar, meaning "emergency exit." I implemented it in Libya. It was
for ridding Third World despots of all trace of their chemical weapons
if the Western imperialists ever got near them. We wanted to make sure
they would never be traced back to us, and we also wanted to frustrate
the West by not giving them anything they could make propaganda with.