Saturday, October 22, 2011

Andrei Questions on Iraq and Iran

OK so Obama has declared the Iraq war to be over.

Jolly good but what he really means is that US troops will be withdrawing - history for better or worse will continue to be written and it would be a foolish man who said that no more blood will ever be spilled on the Mesopotamian plain.

But how many people know that in World War 2 Great Britain subdued a rebellious Iraq in a mere 29 days.

Or that Great Britain and the Soviet Union gained control of Iran in just under three weeks in an exercise that cost Great Britain just 22 soldiers lives.

My question is if it was so easy back then why is it so hard for the great powers to accomplish now?

1 comment(s):

ZenTiger said...

That was back in the Arab winter. In the Arab Spring, terrorism blooms.

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