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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Try to bear in mind that you're basing your opinion on the statements of a mass murderer, who was facing execution for his crimes, at the hands of millions of his victims if he couldn't talk his way out of his predicament.

    You might want to also give a few seconds of calm thought to the fact that Iraq had just kicked the stuffing out of Iran in their quaint little war, without recourse to WMD. It is probable that Iran had noticed this and wasn't likely to threaten Iraq just then

    So for him, as former dictator to state that his was aquiver with giddy fear of the country he had just humiliated on the battlefield was just possibly, if we stretch our skepticism to the breaking point, what people used to call in a simpler time, a transparent lie.

    By the way, this also about the time he used his nonexistent, yet secret from the Iranians who weren't dead and flyblown in the desert to gas the Kurds.
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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    To your second, what the hell are you talking about?
    Seems pretty obvious to me. Sorry you can't understand it.

    To your first response, no, but people thought America was safe all the way across the pond.

    Just like you seem to think there was no way Saddam could have harmed us.
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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    We'll see if this "Democracy" is maintained and survives for a decade.

    It'll collapse and a dictator will come into power and deaths would have been for nothing no doubt.
    I'm sorry, are you talking about Iraq, or America?
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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Seems pretty obvious to me. Sorry you can't understand it.

    To your first response, no, but people thought America was safe all the way across the pond.

    Just like you seem to think there was no way Saddam could have harmed us.
    There's no point in talking to you if you think the threat of Saddam Hussein in 2003 was in any way equivalent to Hitler and Hirohito circa 1941. There was no similarity.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Saddam was a threat to Israel and we couldn't afford to allow Israel to defend themselves from him.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Saddam was a threat to Israel and we couldn't afford to allow Israel to defend themselves from him.
    He was a blowhard. You can't threaten Israel with V-2 rockets. They will bomb all f*** out of you, and rightfully so.

    But you are right about the dangers of Israel defending itself from Iraq, or other neighbor. That would have created a huge Arabic mess in the M.E., beyond the norm.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    If you're going to use wiki, or answers.com, then you're the ass. I'll trust the following data over whatever source you found:

    While there is uncertainty over the total number of Scuds fired during the war, one study done by General Merrill McPeak, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force,("The Air campaign: Part of the Combined Arms Operations," Dept. of Air Force, 1991) is considered the most reliable.

    McPeak's data, drawn from a variety of coalition sources, indicates that between January 18 and February 26, 1991, 40 Scuds were launched against Israel and 46 against Saudi Arabia.


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    No actually I'm using my own notes that went into a Dept. of Defense White paper by Bernard Rostker who was doing research on Skud attacks and Gulf War Illness.

    As for General McPeak report that didn't take in effect what USAF Space Command came up with which was 97 Scud s fired, The Iraqi's told UN/US Inspectors that they had fired 95 Skuds.

    The 88 number comes from confirmed inbond Skuds that were tracked by Airborn Command E-3s of the 42 Launch at Israel 41 of them either landed with-in or near Israel with at least 5 landing with-in the Israel/ Jordan borded.

    That leaves the other 46 Skuds which as I have shown 6 of these landed in the Countries of Qatar and Bahrain that leaves the last 40 that where fired at The Kingdom.

    Now if you would like to read the whole report here is the DoD numder so you can send a request in and have it mailed to you.

    2000038-0000006
    By,Bernard Rostker
    Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses
    Department of Defense

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    He was a blowhard. You can't threaten Israel with V-2 rockets. They will bomb all f*** out of you, and rightfully so.
    Except that they weren't even close to being a V-2.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    No actually I'm using my own notes that went into a Dept. of Defense White paper by Bernard Rostker who was doing research on Skud attacks and Gulf War Illness.

    As for General McPeak report that didn't take in effect what USAF Space Command came up with which was 97 Scud s fired, The Iraqi's told UN/US Inspectors that they had fired 95 Skuds.

    The 88 number comes from confirmed inbond Skuds that were tracked by Airborn Command E-3s of the 42 Launch at Israel 41 of them either landed with-in or near Israel with at least 5 landing with-in the Israel/ Jordan borded.

    That leaves the other 46 Skuds which as I have shown 6 of these landed in the Countries of Qatar and Bahrain that leaves the last 40 that where fired at The Kingdom.

    Now if you would like to read the whole report here is the DoD numder so you can send a request in and have it mailed to you.

    2000038-0000006
    By,Bernard Rostker
    Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses
    Department of Defense
    It says plainly in my (properly linked) post that McPeak used a variety of coalition sources. Like I said, I'll trust his numbers over your (unlinked) source, and they prove out what I said earlier.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    He was a blowhard. You can't threaten Israel with V-2 rockets. They will bomb all f*** out of you, and rightfully so.

    But you are right about the dangers of Israel defending itself from Iraq, or other neighbor. That would have created a huge Arabic mess in the M.E., beyond the norm.
    A blowhard whose WMD bluff (the point of this thread) could not be ignored.

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