"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
Did you know that Reagan secretly asked the Iranians not to release the US prisoners until after he was inaugerated so that he could take the credit instead of Jimmy Carter? Then later he committed treason during the Iran Contra scandal. Reagan and Iran were thick as thieves together.
No doubt the right wing Saudi Wahhabi apologists will try to blame Obama for Reagans crimes.....even though he was still a teenager at the time. No lie is too big or too small for the right wing base to swallow with their daily dose of potty sauce.
Last edited by Moot; 03-22-15 at 05:22 AM.
In September 1980, Saddam Hussein started a war against Iran that would have devastating consequences for both countries. The war -the longest conventional war in the 20th century- was characterized by Iraq’s indiscriminate ballistic-missile attacks and extensive use of chemical weapons.
The war resulted in at least half a million and probably twice as many troops killed on both sides, and in at least half a million men who became permanently disabled. The U.S. actively supported Saddam Hussein in his war efforts with billions of dollars in credits, advanced technology, weaponry, military intelligence, and Special Operations training.
Pentagon officials in Baghdad planned day-by-day bombing strikes for the Iraqi Air Force. According to the U.S. former ambassador Peter W. Galbraith, Iraq used this data to target Iranian positions with chemical weapons. Despite the brutality of these attacks, Iran didn’t respond in kind.
In 1984, Iran presented a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council condemning Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons, based on the Geneva Protocol of 1925. The U.S. instructed its delegate at the UN to lobby friendly representatives to support a motion to abstain on the vote on the use of chemical weapons by Iraq. Given these facts, can we be surprised that Iranians have a deep resentment against the U.S.?
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy