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View Diary: Battle Plan for Iran: The Khuzestan Gambit (90% of Iran's Oil) (246 comments)

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  •  Saddam's attack on Iran... (none)
    ...also had a lot to do with creating a strong nationalistic tide so that he could maintain power, having lived to see several coups where weak leaders were overthrown upon taking power.
    •  Could there be more to Saddam's attack on Iran (none)
      Dozens of countries sold arms to both Iran and Iraq during the conflict and he attacked a nation who had recently overthrown our puppet.  His attack also constricted the world's oil supply and drove prices through the ceiling giving a huge windfall to big oil.  Since Saddam had been a CIA asset of sorts since the 60's, I wonder if Saddam had anyone whispering in his ear, encouraging him to attack.        

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