GPS 136 Lecture 02-05-08

GPS 136 Lecture 02-05-08 - 1980 Saddam Hussein invaded...

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1980 Saddam Hussein invaded Iran, Didn’t want the Iranian revolution to expand into Iraq o Iranian regime Iotola broadcasting messages against Iran o Towards the shia Saddam was unhappy with an agreement between Iran Hostility between the leaders He saw that it was the best time to invade Hoped that Iran would push for peace, they didn’t Territorial problems Iraqi forces succeeded in capturing Iranian land CIA helped Iran Saddam presumed the Iranians to be weak, they were 8,000 people killed More than a trillion dollars damage Goals of Invasion Economics o Desire for treasure o Production o Markets o Outlets for investments o Areas to settle own population Property Prestige and economic gains were the main reasons for the war If Kuwait has produced carrots, the US wouldn’t have helped o We think that Saddam believes Kuwait to be part of Iraq through history o He believed that OPEC was hurting Iraq economically o Kuwait began to demand the Iraqis for repayment from money lent for the Invasion of Iran o Saudis and Kuwaitis gave Iraq money to fight Iran
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