I remember coming home (base housing at San Onofre on Camp Pendleton) and saw this on the evening news. Pretty soon, we were off in 29 Palms doing desert warfare training and before long we were over in Saudi Arabia.
"The Soviet Union, Iraq's main supplier of arms, has suspended the delivery of all military equipment to Iraq."
I just wanted to point out this one little tidbit of information here. Only because if I had a nickel for everytime I heard some idiot (who thought he was smart) say that we supplied Sadaam with his weapons that he ended up using on us I'd be a rich man. When we went into Kuwait, I saw AK-47's rifles, markorov and tokorov pistols, T-62 and T-72 tanks (on fire BTW). Well, you get the picture. I never saw one Iraqi who was holding an M-16 rifle. I get tired of hearing these armchair generals telling me that we supplied Sadaam's army and how close an allay we were to him before the Kuwait invasion. The only thing we supplied Sadaam with militarily during the Iraq/Iran war was satallite intelligence on Iranian troop movements. Why? Because we didn't want Iraq or Iran to decisively win the war and upset the balance of power in the region.
To: Old Teufel Hunden
It’s Big Lie Theory of propaganda.
The bigger the lie - the more id10ts believe it.
The Iran-Iraq war was red-on-red to those of us that were there.
Both Iran and Iraq wanted to be regional super-powers.
The only real difference between them was that Iraq was a Soviet client state. Their only US equipment was what they captured from Iran and Kuwait. Propagandists do not care about minor details like reality.
I spent way too much time in the ME in the 80s and 90s to believe in the big lie...
posted on 08/05/2011 7:00:15 PM PDT
by DJ Elliott
(Montrose Toast Blog)
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