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Originally posted by Anjin
Remember the real reason that we did not go into Baghdad in Desert Storm; It would have caused instability between Saudi Arabia and Iran and was one of the conditions set down in order for us to use bases and conduct combat operations from Saudi Arabia.
Originally posted by SenHeathen
Why he didnt use them: retaliation! He felt, at least this is what he has said, that he could return later and take back Iraq if we invaded.
But he didnt think we would or that we'd be stopped. If he used them on the opening day then our basis for war would of been justified. If he used them even after we took Bagdad, our war would of been justified and international support would of grown. Instead our claimed seemed to be false and as you see now, the US has been beaten like a sick dog for "faulty intellegence".
Originally posted by neformore
If you are the worlds biggest dictator, with little/no regard for human life, a real bad-ass person - public enemy No.1 - like Saddam Hussein AND you have a fairly good idea that your forces are likely to get overrun and when you are caught every person you ever wronged is going to want you executed so your life is on borrowed time - why would you be hiding the best weapons you have instead of throwing them at your enemy and taking as many of them as possible out with you?
Originally posted by Britguy
So, Saddam loaded up all his WMD's, and the means to manufacture them and trucked the whole lot across the border into Syria. Right under the noses of the US and UK who were watching the whole area like hawks, not to mention all the satellite surveillance too. Nobody saw a thing, he just kinda sneaked all that stuff across one of the most watched bits of the planet
Seriously, does anyone still truthfully buy this idea?