[ExI] israelis defeat physics

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 12:41:03 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 7:23 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Saddam didn't comply with UN 1441.  He didn't want to look weak in a
> dangerous neighborhood.  In retrospect, we now understand that sentiment a
> lot better than we did then.

It is my impression that basically Saddam has always been manipulated.

- To invade Iran, with little or no advantage for Iraq and on behalf
of the powers-that-be.

- To invade Kuwait in the attempt to pay back the debt foolishly
underwritted in order to invade Iran ("go ahead, we shall look in the
other direction").

- To take foreign citizens hostages, thus alienating 100% of the
international community and making for the first non-vetoed, unanimous
significant UN decisions ever, and to... release them after (!), in
exchange for nothing, when the damage was done and the need to do so,
if it ever existed, had if anything increased.

- To resist any reasonable international settlement ("they will never
attack") and to evacuate Kuwait - "if you do so, I promise the
Americans will not actually attack", signed Gorbaciov -, surrendering
a strategic position and allowing the Desert Storm forces an almost
ideal flank attack to an army in disordered retreat, which had to be
disposed of having been inflated by the US to the fourth terrestrial
army in the world;

- To accept whatever conditions the western forces imposed on him that
could weaken his actual ability to resist an attack, only always a
hair too late, and a hair too imprecisely, thus allowing them to raise
constantly their demands;

etc., etc.

It is difficult to believe that Saddam Hussein could have done better
if he had been the CIA chief operative officer in Bagdad... :-)

Stefano Vaj

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