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Cueball
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posted 23 February 2004 09:36 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Stunned Kuwait demands clarification from Iraq over new land claims

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KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait, invaded and occupied by Saddam Hussein’s army, said on Sunday it was amazed and concerned by new territorial claims from Iraq and demanded clarification from the interim Governing Council over statements attributed to its current president.

Some things never change...


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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 24 February 2004 12:08 AM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Who is this hamid guy? He sounds like a nutbar.
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Cueball
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posted 24 February 2004 05:16 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
He is the present president of the Iraqi government council. Nutbar? Maybe be not, but it seems to me that he is lacking in political smarts. It the kind of thing that makes one wonder about the abilities of the people the US has selected for its government in Iraq.
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Rufus Polson
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posted 24 February 2004 03:21 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I've noticed that people rarely trust people who are smarter than they are. Given that, how likely is it that the Americans involved in Iraq would have chosen smart councillors?
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HalfAnHourLater
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posted 24 February 2004 03:32 PM      Profile for HalfAnHourLater     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Saddam Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 and annexed the oil-rich Gulf emirate, before the former Iraqi president’s troops were chased out seven months later in the US-led 1991 Gulf War.

Anybody remeber that Simpson's episode, with the 'Burns Slant Drilling Co' next to the school when they find oil on the property? --> Sounds familiar, well on of Iraq'a claims prior to Gulf war I, was that the 'Kuwaities' (Usians) were horizontally drilling into southern Iraq's largest oil reserves! This technology is quite advanced, in fact horizontal drilling is used for some of the deepest offshore reserves. My question, what is making Kuwait an oil-rich emirate, just Kuwaiti oil, or Kuwaiti and Iraqi oil?


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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 24 February 2004 06:47 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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It was Kuwait’s first official reaction to the council’s president who said on Saturday that Baghdad could consider territorial claims over neighbouring Jordan and Kuwait in the future.


OK, he's probably not a nut job, but he is an idiot. This sounds like something Ronald Reagan would've said. Jesus! I hope Bush didn't fill the council with moronic twits. There must be at least one reasonably intelligent politician in Iraqi government.


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Cueball
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posted 24 February 2004 07:50 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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I've noticed that people rarely trust people who are smarter than they are. Given that, how likely is it that the Americans involved in Iraq would have chosen smart councillors?

That is an interesting point.


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beluga2
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posted 25 February 2004 12:29 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Like the article says, many Iraqis have always considered Kuwait to be a part of their territory. Saddam wasn't the only one who felt that way. I'm not surprised such sentiments are surfacing now.

And, to be honest, they do have a point. Kuwait was created by the British in order to give them a small, pliable client state (the easier to control the oil), as well as to deliberately weaken Iraq by denying it a Persian Gulf coastline.

Perhaps the lesson should be that if you stick your nose into other people's business, you just create a big mess and fuck things up for the future. (Now if only GWB & co. could learn that lesson.)


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 25 February 2004 01:12 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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And, to be honest, they do have a point. Kuwait was created by the British in order to give them a small, pliable client state (the easier to control the oil), as well as to deliberately weaken Iraq by denying it a Persian Gulf coastline.

You could say that about all the tiny Gulf States along the Trucial Coast. The UK divisions ensured that they were all sources of oil for British Petroleum while remaining so weak that they'd need the "protection" of British arms.


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beluga2
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posted 25 February 2004 01:54 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yeah, that was the idea. The "Arab Facade", Lord Curzon called those regimes, behind which the British (and later the Americans) held the real power.
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swallow
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posted 25 February 2004 07:23 PM      Profile for swallow     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's true that the British created Kuwait. But they also created Iraq.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 25 February 2004 07:44 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yes they did.

They also created Jordan and initiated much of what's going wrong in Palestine today as well.


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swallow
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posted 25 February 2004 07:46 PM      Profile for swallow     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Perfidious Albion!
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Cueball
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posted 25 February 2004 08:15 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Their greatest crimes, however, are all culinary, I should point out. Lets not forget.
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