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Daemon
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Iraq Invades Kuwait (1990)

Though justified by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on grounds that Kuwait was historically part of Iraq, Iraq's 1990 invasion of its neighbor was presumed to be motivated by a desire to acquire Kuwait's rich oil fields and expand Iraq's power in the region. Under United Nations (UN) auspices, the US formed a coalition and began massing troops in Saudi Arabia. When Iraq ignored the UN Security Council's deadline for the withdrawal of forces from Kuwait, the US attacked how many days later? More...
TheParser
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Many people feel that President George Herbert Walker Bush was very wise to simply kick Iraq out of Kuwait and NOT to invade Iraq.

Sadly, his son, George Walker Bush, made the horrible mistake of invading Iraq. Ever since then, the Middle Eaat has been in an uproar.

Having wise and courageous leaders is so important. And so rare.



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A day after the deadline set in Resolution 678b (15th January 1990), the Coalition launched a massive air campaign, which began the general offensive codenamed Operation Desert Storm
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Persian Gulf War, also called Gulf War,

When Iraq ignored a UN Security Council deadline for it to withdraw from Kuwait, the coalition began a large-scale air offensive (Jan. 1617, 1991). addm responded by launching ballistic missiles against neighbouring coalition states as well as Israel. A ground offensive by the coalition (February 2428) quickly achieved victory. Estimates of Iraqi military deaths range up to 100,000; coalition forces lost about 300 troops. The war also caused extensive damage to the region's environment. The Iraqi regime subsequently faced widespread popular uprisings, which it brutally suppressed. A UN trade embargo remained in effect after the end of the conflict, pending Iraq's compliance with the terms of the armistice. The foremost term was that Iraq destroy its nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs.


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TheParser
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Thank you, Stefan and Monamagda, for your very thoughtful and serious comments.
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Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo!
TheParser wrote:
Thank you, Stefan and Monamagda, for your very thoughtful and serious comments.
Gary98
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Still remember Iraq got soundly beaten. That must be one of the height of US reputation.
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where is the good old days?
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