Background Check: History of US & Western intervention in Iraq – 1950 until the 2003 Iraq War
In this video produced by The Real News Network professor of international studies at Trinity College Connecticut and the author of 18 books, Vijay Prashad, talks about the history of Iraq and role of that the US and Western countries played in that country from the late 1950s until the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.The followings topics are addressed in this video:
- When did Saddam Hussein come into power? And how did the West support his massacres?
- Who provided Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons? And what effects did this have on the Kurdish people as well as on Iran?
- Why did Saddam Hussein march into Kuwait in 1990? Did the US approve of this attack?
- What effects did the sanctions imposed by the US on Iraq throughout the 90s have on the people there? And how did the US view its policy?
VIDEO: History of US & Western intervention in Iraq
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ABOUT VIJAY PRASHAD
He is the author of 18 books, including Arab Spring, Libyan Winter (AK Press, 2012), The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (Verso, 2013) and The Death of a Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (University of California Press, 2016).
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