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Did the Persian Gulf War come about because the U.S. wanted to get more oil, vex the Russians and ma

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Submitted : 2018-06-14 21:15:45    Popularity:     

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by forcing the defeated "enemy" to pay them crushing levels of debt?

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I think what got it all started was Iraq invading Kuwait?

No. At that time, the USA only got about 10% of it's oil from the Middle East, and only 2% from Iraq. Saying the war was about oil is silly.

No there are easier ways to vex the Russians.

No, child. It came about because Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, decided he was going to take oil from a weaker neighbor, despite the treaties and alliances that neighbor had with Britain, the US and Saudi Arabia, among others. There was no defeated "enemy" to crush with debt, until Saddam decided to behave like a conquistador.

Saudi Arabia has had a standing agreement with the west to provide all the oil we could possibly use. What brought on the war was Saddam Hussein in control of enough of the supply to control the price for his own benefit.

No way. That's a completely ridiculous thing to think. When oh when will people learn? Tsk....

Considering we do not get any oil from Iraq, which oddly enough you KNEW, I would say your argument is specious.

Did you forget about Saddam Hussein invading Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia would have been next if nothing was done? Most of the world economy needed oil from those two nations, not just the US. The Gulf War came about because Hussein started it.

No. SadDam Hussein attacked Kuwait for stealing oil from Iraq by slanted drilling. Iraq invaded Kuwait and it was feared they would go into Saudi Arabia. President Bush built up the largest coalition of Allies in history to show Saddam that he needed to vacate Kuwait. He refuse then the UN voted to go to war against Iraq. The USA was very smart in how it conducted the air war then finished in the 100 hours war. Soviet Union/Russia was collapsing at the time on its own at the time.

Not even close, you really need to study some history.



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