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Cait Bold INTS 210- Journal 4 September 15, 2011 The historical extent to which the U.S. has engaged in a policy of quasi-terrorism within developing countries in pursuit of new economic markets and raw materials is one worth examining, given that the U.S. claims it is currently fighting a “War on Terror” in the Middle East. The epitome of this is U.S. policy in regards to Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s reign and the Gulf War. Not only did the U.S. participate and facilitate the violent overthrow of the Iraqi president Kassem on the basis that he legalized the Communist Party, they then helped Saddam into power and provided him with arms and intelligence in his invasion of Iraq. As if all of these actions weren’t enough, the U.S. launches Operation Desert Storm to “aid Kuwait” against a dictator they had helped into power barely a decade earlier (Robbins 126). Anderson would stipulate that the reason behind U.S. actions in Iraq was two-fold: first it is a continuation of “otherness”
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course INTS 210 taught by Professor Weiler during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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