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Anschluss

Annexation of Crimea by Russia has been compared with that of the West Bank by Israel today. Well, I had in mind the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq’s Saddam Hussein in 1990. While the West is still ignoring the decades-long … Continue reading

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CIA Assisted Saddam As He Used WMD Against Iran

It is still not clear who actually used chemical weapons near Damascus last week which killed hundreds of civilians, but a new alliance of the willing under commander-in-chief Barack Obama seems to seriously prepare for the next adventure in the … Continue reading

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A Green Light for War

April Glaspie, then Ambassador to Iraq, has long been blamed for giving a “Green Light” to dictator Saddam Hussein for invading Kuwait on August 2, 1990. The young Ambassador had been summoned, for the very first time, to the president’s … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of War

When the Soviet Empire gradually collapsed between 1989 and 1991, the remaining sole superpower United States faced a new situation. The Cold War was over. What to do with the military-industrial complex? In August 1988, the eight-year long Iraq-Iran war … Continue reading

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IR655

Iranians commemorate these days the shooting down of civilian Iran Air flight 655 (IR655), an Airbus A300B2 (overall length 53.2 m, wingspan 44.84 m) by U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes in the Strait of Hormuz of the Persian … Continue reading

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