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US forces should take a lesson from the Persian kings

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    Posted: 18-Sep-2005 at 10:09
Originally posted by Zagros


What was the first thing US troops did when they conquered Iraq? Secured the already demolished oil facilities instead of securing public health, educational and utility infrastructure.


Well, in the first Gulf War they didn't, and Saddam put the wells on fire causing a huge enviromental disaster. It is a tad bit on the suspicious side though.
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They didn't conquer Iraq in 1991,  therefore had no responsibility to do the mentioned.

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  Quote King_Cyrus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Sep-2005 at 16:41

 

I think the U.S. and the Western countries are always doing things for there own profit.  They may say they wanted to free Iraq of a dictator but really they were there for oil.  It is almost a known fact that the U.S. put in Sadam in the first place ( he had the CIA's help to over throw the previous government).  I dont think the U.S. really learned much from the Archamanid because it seems more like the embrace the ways of the Greeks and Romans. 

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