War in Iraq - The Origins of War in Iraq Constant irritants...

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Unformatted text preview: The Origins of War in Iraq Constant irritants in Iraq Multiethnic state Kurds in the North Border disputes with Iran and Kuwait Under Ottoman control British control, established a Sunni-ruled monarchy King Faisal I 1958 overthrow of the monarchy Saddam Hussein Began as a hit man for the Arab nationalist Baath Party 1959, attempts to kill Abd al-Karim Qasim, backed by CIA Iran-Iraq War 1980, Iraq invades Iran US supports Saddam, giving his satellite photos of Iranian positions and weapons US sinks Iranian warships and destroys oil tankers http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=IXWd Iraq invades Iran. Why? Iran was weak Iran is Persian, Shiite Iran supported Kurds Dispute over Shatt al-Arab Ends in draw. 1/2 million dead. Iraq is heavily in debt and wants his loans forgiven Kuwait refuses Feb. 1990, oil prices drop Saddam tells Operation Desert Storm Aug. 1990, Iraq invades Kuwait UN Resolution, breach of international peace and security Ch VII in UN Charter Jan 1991, ODS...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course POLS 2401 taught by Professor Malbrough during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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