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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:35 PM

50. Iraq did not "intervene" in Kuwait. Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait. The original mission Desert

Shield was strictly defensive (to protect from an invasion into Saudi Arabia). That changed when Iraq annexed Kuwait as it's 19th Province. Similar to Putin's claims of Ukraine being one with Russia, Saddam Hussein claimed Kuwait belonged to Iraq since it was part of the Ottoman Empire's province of Basra. The US led coalition of forces invaded Kuwait and liberated it. And yes, the Kuwaiti's do think we protected it.

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