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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why were they so insistent on defending an outdated feudalist entity?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If the Coalition did nothing, the UN would have gone the way of the League of Nations. This was another Italian invasion of Ethiopia (which was also backwards and feudal). If outright annexation wars were not stopped, there would once again be no point to international arbitration. Disputes would once again be resolved on the battlefield.

      From 1992 to 2022, this largely held. It bought us three decades of Pax Americana.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The difference is that Ethiopians and Italians are fundamentally different peoples while Kuwaitis and Iraqis are one and the same.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Proofs? Saying Kuwaitis and Iraqis are the same is akin to saying Italians and Germans are the same. One pair is both Arabic, while the other pair is both White

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            A better comparison would honestly be to say that Bavarians and Saxons are the same, or better yet, that Liechtensteiner and Vorarlbergers are the same. Kuwait is not a nation state, it is a remnant of the times when all states were the personal fiefs of the monarch, like Liechtenstein is, and like the people of Liechtenstein the people of Kuwait aren't any different in any meaningful way from their neighbours.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nations don't need a different population from their neighbours

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah and Canadians and Americans are practically the same yet they are two separate nations. Just because they are the same people doesn't mean they want to live together. Kuwait has a right to self determination if it wants. Why does Iraq get to dictate if it should exist or not? It isn't their land.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oil prices are cheaper if Kuwait is selling it.

      It's also an easy victory; makes the west look like good guys; guarantees a grateful ally in a strategic region for the next 50 years.

      There's the secret back drop of colonialism and the fact that "Kuwait" really has no right to exist as it's just a tax haven for an elite sect of Iraqi society. But that narrative dies with every other failed attempt of Arab unity.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        None of those are reasons to go to war.
        Reality was that they were concerned with what would happen next. If Saddam gets away with annexing Kuwait he might go after the Saudis next and get ahold of a ridiculous amount of the world's oil reserves.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They didn't want Iraq to control so much of the oil supply. Dispite being tiny, Kuwait iirc had more proven reserves than Iraq at the time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oil, and understandably so since if Iraq was in control of Kuwait, Saddam would say on about 20% of the world's oil reserves. Plus the fact that Saddam could've possibly set his sights on Saudi Arabia next.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they wanted iraq to control less

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no one gave you the real answer; Iraq was a threat to Israel. US Foreign policy in MENA is to keep all non-Israel countries throttled and/or in a state of jeopardy so as to not threaten Israel, and optionally, their gulfie oil cattle.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Iraq was a threat to Israel
        How? Israel obliterated their nuclear program and slaughtered the Iraqi forces that went in to help in 67 and 73.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Iraq had the 3rd largest military in the world in 1991, the troops it 'slaughtered' were brigade sized elements, and in 1973 Israel was actually threatened with destruction. Iraq also had a nuclear program, as you said, and several weapons programs, including chemical weapons, and hit Israel with many ballistic missiles during the gulf war.

          I'm waiting for your next disingenuous, historically illiterate take with bated breath. Don't string me up.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >and in 1973 Israel was actually threatened with destruction
            lmao by what? The Syrians who couldn't make it past the Golan heights or the Egyptians who were bombed to shit when they tried to move past the Suez canal?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >um, ackshually, it wasn't that big of a deal that the Egyptians had half of Israel
            >that's why Israel gave them Sinai as part of the camp David accords

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >had half of Israel
            Are you moronic? The war never reached Israel.
            The Arabs did better than in 67, but that is not saying much considering 67 was one of the most lopsided obliterations in the history of warfare.
            Israel intentionally played up their initial defeats to get more money from American israelites and weapons shipments from the American government, which proved extremely effective.
            The Sinai was not worth keeping since it caused so much trouble instead of being an asset.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >intentionally played up
            More like threatened the Sampson Option.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, in order get aid from America. You have no clue how negotiations and pressure tactics work, you moron. As if nuking Cairo or Damascus would've solved anything.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >threatening to nuke other countries is... le good!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            When did I claim that?
            Khrushchev also threatened nukes in 1956 even though it obviously wasn't serious.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Hussein just trying to fix some border gore
    >muttoids get pissed

    Why? Iraq looked better after annexing Kuwait.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but Kuwait looked uglier after being annexed by Iraq

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Has there been any conclusive evidence that Kuwait was indeed slant drilling into Iraq's oilfield or was it just Iraqi propaganda to give them an excuse to invade?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Coalition lost and Saddam won.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      t. gdp schizo

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    kino war

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Flawless
    Bush Sr. spent 6 months talking-up Sadaam to be the next Literal Hitler, then ended the war leaving him in power. A year later, Bush is unemployed and Sadaam is still in power, requiring Bush's moron spawn to have to start a second war to get him out.
    I call that a rather significant flaw.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      t. coping panarap

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