posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:08 AM
OH so many thoughts...some already expressed...some not...
Highlite points. Try to follow class..
1. The US/Allies had the right to attack Iraq under the Gulf War I cease fire. Saddam had been in violation for 10+years, but like Vietnam after the
fall of Siagon, no one really wanted to go back. Sure there was the occasional bombing raid or missile strike, but little was done. Between 91 and 03
Iraq had sponsered numerous terror attacks (although NOT 9/11), massed troops on the border of Kuwait twice threatening to invade again. Moved armored
divisions and missiles up to the boarder of Jordan with threats to Isreal, tried to assassinate a US president. Fired at Allied planes patrolling no
fly zones, continued to put down the Kurds....So technically the US drive to Baghdad was fully sanction by the 91 and the later 03 resolutions. NOW
one can argue that going to Iraq wasn't the BEST move, or had more to do with Oil, or W's finishing for Daddy or whatever...but it was legal,
justified, and sanctioned.
2. Most countries sold Iraq "dual use" technologies during the 70's and 80's. They had oil money and were buying technology. Much legit used, but
some not. The same plants/factories, etc, that make fertilizer, insectiscides, industrial chemicals, pool chemicals,etc can make VX, phosegene,
Sarin, Mustard, etc. Chemistry is Chemistry. Same thing with medical technology and bio warfare. Yes alot of conventional weapons were sold, and I am
sure most countries "knew" that some of dual stuff might wind up military. But after 80...Iraq was fighting Iran so no one (US, Europe, anybody)
REALLY cared, because everyone was scared of Iran. I know we have a bunch of Iran lovers here, but I'll bet most of the youngin's don't remember
the crazy stuff going down in the 70's and 80's by the PLO, Hamas, Iran, etc. Highjackings, murders, hozing down airport lobbies with AKs, the
Embassy hostages, Beriut etc. Europe seemed like a battleground some days. Had the CIA messed with Iran via the Shah since the 40's...yes.....so I
suppose Iran had a beef, to a point...(the Russians were in there just as much, typcial cold war stuff). But no one really cared if Iraq and Iran bled
each other to death.
3). As mentioned.....LOTS of trucks were going from Iraq to Syria prior to the 03 invasion. If you had crack or meth in your house (whether you made
it yourself, or from "dual use" stuff you bought at the local pharmacy) and the police said they are going to raid you in 6 months if you don't
come clean; and you had a lot of money in it........would you keep it there, or would you move it??????????