posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 04:17 AM
who would have guessed??
"The United States gave serious consideration to sending airborne troops to seize oil fields in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi during the 1973
Arab oil embargo, according to a top-secret British intelligence memorandum... It cites a warning from Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger to the
British ambassador in Washington, Lord Cromer, that the United States would not tolerate threats from 'under-developed, under-populated' countries
and that 'it was no longer obvious to him that the United States could not use force.' ... The document, dated Dec. 13, 1973... goes on to discuss
the likely scenario for an American invasion, how Britain could assist the United States and how Arab nations and the Soviet Union were likely to
respond.... 'The greatest risk of such confrontation in the Gulf would probably arise in Kuwait where the Iraqis, with Soviet backing, might be
tempted to intervene,' it says, presaging Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait."
Looks like they went ahead with the original plan ..they just changed it to taking iraq over because they had the excuse of "WMD".. oh and of coarse
because taking iraq over helped "the war on terror"
[Edited on 8-1-2004 by McGotti]