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Video regarding the Iraq and Western Relations

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posted on Apr, 8 2006 @ 01:19 PM
This is a google video regarding the oil crisis which forced OPEC to make changes to production rules which lead to the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein.

It is stated in this video that Iraq may have been informed that Western Nations would not intervene with the invasion.

This may have been done without informing Saddam of the protection agreement the West had to Kuwait and other Arabian countries.

It goes into further detail (with statements from Norman Schwarzkopf) about how the first Gulf war ended before the original objective was completed (how saddam could have been removed from power).

Sanctions from the western governments (including medical supply sanctions) were put in place which inturn crippled the Iraqi people so that the oil production could be influenced.

It also goes into the effect of Gulf War Syndrome upon Western Forces (near 200,000 soldiers filed for disablility) from weapons such Depleted Uranium weapons.

Many soldiers were not aware of the amount of radioactive waste after these weapons were used and would clamber of destroyed vehicles or enter buildings or contact items in this polluted state. Many Iraqi people and soldiers currently in this location have been and are still at risk.

Link to video

(video is 1 hour long)

posted on Apr, 17 2006 @ 06:00 PM
I've long known that Saddam would have withdrawn his forces from Kuwait had we given him a chance to do it with grace (and therefore avoid a near certain uprising). After the Iran war Saddam's army was to big and needed to be kept occupied otherwise they might rebel (epically given the state of Iraq's economy caused by bad debts and cheap Kuwait oil coming out the ground). Anyways up till the British Iraqi occupation of the early 1920'S Kuwait had been part of Iraq for thousands of years. It was only made separate because it made Iraq too oil rich.

As for the use of DU well what do you expect? Like smoking it harms civilians and threatens law suits; therefore it needs to be kept quite for as long as possible so that responsibility can be passed to the men and woman of tomorrow.
I feel sorry for the troops, but what do you expect? It’s not like any them are dying for a government that genuinely cares for them, the people care for them but not the government. Hell governments of the past have always done these sorts of things to our troops whether it was testing drugs in Vietnam or doing human chemical warfare experiments in the 1950's.
Once this information is declassified people like to think things have changed. But what's changed? The structure of government is still much the same, and for that matter so to is relevant law. And even when it’s broken they know this information is only meant for another generation.


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