Adam and Chet begin a month long deep dive into Operation Desert Storm, America’s “good” war in the Middle East. Up first, we examine the US government’s complicated relationship with Saddam Hussein, myths and misconceptions about the invasion of Kuwait, and the fake news that sold Americans on supporting the war.
Download and Streaming Links
The First Gulf War: Timeline of Events– https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/military-history/the-first-gulf-war-timeline-of-events/
United States support for Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War–https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_support_for_Iraq_during_the_Iran%E2%80%93Iraq_War
The First Iraq War Was Also Sold to the Public Based on a Pack of Lies–https://billmoyers.com/2014/06/27/the-first-iraq-war-was-also-sold-to-the-public-based-on-a-pack-of-lies/
CONFRONTATION IN THE GULF; U.S. Gave Iraq Little Reason Not to Mount Kuwait Assault– https://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/23/world/confrontation-in-the-gulf-us-gave-iraq-little-reason-not-to-mount-kuwait-assault.html
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