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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    Saying "We have no opinion on your border-to-border conflicts" is not the same thing as saying. "we do not care if you invade them and take over the nation".

    I am not even sure anything like that was ever said to begin with, but I have heard the rumor before. It would not really matter though, saddam would have to have been a colossal fool to act on some ambassador opinion. And he was a fool.

    I am reasonably certain it is the truth that the USA actually had no interest in iraq/kuwait border conflict. Obviously, the invasion/take-over was another issue. I think saddam 'thought he could 'get away with it' and he was misled and prompted by idiot advisors both within his regime and maybe some stupid US ambassador. Saddam still holds full responsibility for his stupidity and subsequent destruction of himself and iraq.
    Having a low estimation of people is a common trait around here. It's just shocking you think so low of our top military brass and strategists too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post

    I am reasonably certain it is the truth that the USA actually had no interest in iraq/kuwait border conflict. Obviously, the invasion/take-over was another issue. I think Saddam 'thought he could 'get away with it' and he was misled and prompted by idiot advisors both within his regime and maybe some stupid US ambassador. Saddam still holds full responsibility for his stupidity and subsequent destruction of himself and iraq.
    I was mistaken about the spelling of the Ambassador's name. It is spelled Glaspie. I also misquoted her. She said "we have no opinion on your Arab to Arab conflicts." The US alway did have a major interest in protecting both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

    Furthermore, our Ambassador is given exact directions what to say to a madman about to invade our Allie. She is not some lone "stupid US Ambassador." She had worked in the region for a long time and was a specialist in the Middle East. We calculated Saddam's interpretation of that statement, not miscalculated it.

    If you read Wikipedia on her, she would not talk about her meeting with Saddam until years later. Why do you suppose that was? Well, obviously she was given directions not to speak about it…hence the news stations had nothing to bite into. When Bush Sr was forming his 'coalition,' she was gagged, hogtied and thrown in a closet.

    You and most of America had the wool pulled over your eyes.

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    I would do exactly the same thing for my country if I were in that situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beshvac View Post
    Just a freakin believable that someone is working in a powerplant for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    I would do exactly the same thing for my country if I were in that situation.

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    today we got salary after we were hopeless

    the reason behind working free that

    if power plant stopped then hospitals
    so no pateints will get treatment then they will die
    and many factories will stop then many poor worker will loose their job
    also in so hot summer
    many poor people will get hurt due ton no electric to operate fan
    or air conditioner etc
    also i remmeber what my father always advice me to do

    its not aproblem if you worked with no salary for 2 or 3 months
    he said this conutry gave as too many things
    money food and many thing
    so working for free is the least thing we can do
    thank u all
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    In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity
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    "Arab to Arab conflicts" is much different than invasion and occupation of another country. There are "conflicts" and then there are "CONFLICTS". Just sayin'.

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