Author Topic: Saddam gave orders to fire chemical weapons at Tel Aviv if he was toppled in First Gulf War  (Read 315 times)

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Offline rangerrebew

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« Last Edit: February 02, 2014, 08:56:26 AM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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I worked for a Navy Lieutenant who had done a joint tour with an Israeli flight officer and stayed in close touch during the leadup to the first Gulf War.  The Lt asked him what would happen if Saddam used WMDs against Israel, and the reply was that "a second sun will rise over Baghdad soon after the first chemical warhead hit Israel."  I have no doubt that they were prepared, and I also know that the US expended great, almost extreme effort to keep the Israelis restrained.  As it was no chemical warheads hit but lots of high explosive ones did...

This scenario is still a very good way to start a nuclear brush war that escalates out of control.

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