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Is President Bush and Friends Prepping for Gulf War III?

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Submitted by William Bryan (United States), Apr 8, 2003 at 10:02

1. In 1991, the US and coalition allies had great moral authority to expel Iraq from Kuwait, destroy Saddam Hussein's reign of terror, allow the Iraqiis freedom and let the Iraqiis, Turks, Iranians, Kurds, Syrians, etc... correct the effects of the horrible and vile post WWI treaties which carved up the Ottoman Empire along imaginary lines that did not take into account the ethnicities and religious differences of the new states which, if not corrected during this period of joy and Christian/Islamic goodwill, would lead to another Gulf War.

(Actually, Winston Churchill and his Brit and French co-horts intentionally divided the Middle East in such a way as to 'cause great mischief and the possibility for military campaigns for the next hundred years and a chance for personal glory and advancement.' (A great example of RealPolitik.))

Anyway, America's Radio Liberty broadcast the joyous news that the oppressed in Iraq should rise up an cast off their chains with the understanding that Coalition Forces would provide heavy military back-up. We know of America's betrayal which allowed the oppressed to be slaughtered and Mr. Hussein to remain in power.

2. Flash forward to 2003 and Mr. Bush, Rumsfeld, Powell and others... are now saying that once this Gulf War 2 is won, we will do NOTHING to correct those horrible borders that have caused so much mischief during the past 80+ years. Bush and friends are telegraphing to countries such as Turkey, Syria, Iran, etc... that it is not serious about a long term, peaceful solution.

We've won two Gulf Wars and we're going to lose another peace.
Frankly, I'm disgusted with Bush, most Democrats and many Republicans.

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