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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Show otherwise. Merely being a country that borders iraq is not evidence that the NFZ was in place for that reason. I've given you two links that say it was to protect the Iraqi people.
    And, to keep Saddam's army from invading Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

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    Meanwhile, Hussein used his remaining military forces to suppress rebellions by Shias in the south and Kurds in the north. Hundreds of thousands of Kurdish refugees fled to Turkey and Iran, and U.S., British, and French troops landed inside Iraq’s northern border to establish a Kurdish enclave with refugee camps to protect another 600,000 Kurds from Iraqi government reprisals. In addition, international forces set up “no-fly zones” in both northern and southern Iraq to ensure the safety of the Kurdish and Shia populations.

    Persian Gulf War and Aftermath - History - Iraq - Middle East: embargo iraq, crisis iraq, power united, exchange rate, end year

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    then tell us what they are and in which country they reside
    I already have: they live in Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran.

    What's next? You're going to tell us that the Kurds living in Turkey are really Seljuk Turks and not actual Kurds?

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And, to keep Saddam's army from invading Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
    Again, show that. I've posted three sources that don't mention that at all. Kicking them out of Kuwait had already done that.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I already have: they live in Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran.

    What's next? You're going to tell us that the Kurds living in Turkey are really Seljuk Turks and not actual Kurds?
    Really, this is too stupid to comment on anymore.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    If your home is in iraq, you're an Iraqi.
    The Kurds aren't Iraqis. Pick up a book sometime.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Again, show that. I've posted three sources that don't mention that at all. Kicking them out of Kuwait had already done that.
    All your sources mentioned that. It was called, "Operation Southern Focus", and was meant to create a buffer between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Try reading your own docs.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    A no-fly zone in the north of Iraq was declared in March 1991 to protect Iraqi Kurds after Saddam Hussein's regime had put down their uprising.

    A similar zone was established in 1992 in the south, after Iraq continued offensives against the Shia Muslims there.

    British and US aircraft have patrolled these zones ever since, bombing air defences when Iraqi radar has locked onto the planes.

    The northern no-fly zone was extended in 1996 following an Iraqi offensive in support of one of two Kurdish factions which were then fighting each other.

    BBC News | Saddam's Iraq: Key events

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    A no-fly zone in the north of Iraq was declared in March 1991 to protect Iraqi Kurds after Saddam Hussein's regime had put down their uprising.

    A similar zone was established in 1992 in the south, after Iraq continued offensives against the Shia Muslims there.

    British and US aircraft have patrolled these zones ever since, bombing air defences when Iraqi radar has locked onto the planes.

    The northern no-fly zone was extended in 1996 following an Iraqi offensive in support of one of two Kurdish factions which were then fighting each other.

    BBC News | Saddam's Iraq: Key events
    Who was it, exactly, that you think launched that offensive? The Iraq Army, perhaps????

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    All your sources mentioned that. It was called, "Operation Southern Focus", and was meant to create a buffer between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Try reading your own docs.
    Again, you misread:

    Operation Southern Focus was a period in the months leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq (called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" in the United States) in which the military responses to violations of the southern Iraqi no-fly zones were increased, with more intensive bombing of air defense artillery installations and other military complexes. It also marked a period of increased intelligence gathering. The operation lasted from June 2002 until the beginning of the invasion in March 2003. It was intended to be a "softening up" period prior to invasion, degrading Iraq's air defense and communication abilities. Lieutenant General Michael Moseley revealed the operation's existence in mid-2003.

    Operation Southern Focus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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