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Unformatted text preview: o On morning of 27 th Egyptian troops enter the city first Bush didn’t want to make it seem like an American invasion of Kuwait o Iraqis began to surrender due to total American Superiority • Aftermath o Shiite rebellion Basra Najaf Karbala Amara o Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq Badr Corps (trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards) o Da’wa Capital crime to be part of the party o Kurds – Peshmerga (Paramilitary) o Bush calls on Iraqis to rise up against Saddam o Bath party overthrown o But then Iraqi military reasserts itself using helicopters and tanks, killing Shiites • Class-sect running Iraq, Sunni Arabs mostly from Tikrit o Minority Regime o Apartide o Sunni cities much nicer than Shiite cities • Couldn’t Help Shiites – Potential ally of Iran • Could Help Kurds if they stayed neutral • Dual Containment on Iraq and Iran...
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- Fall '08
- air war, Shiite Conscripts Poorly, Saddam Bath party