Saturday, September 22, 2007


This Day in the History of Wars We Want Both Sides to Lose

On this day in 1980, the Iran-Iraq War began when Iraqi troops seized part of Iran in a border dispute. This war is also called the First Persian Gulf War, and the Iranians call it the Imposed War. It was a brutal eight-year conflict, with nearly 2 million casualties, and no clear-cut victor, although almost all of Iraq's gains in the first part of the war had been pushed back by the Iranians by the end. Both sides used poison gas against the other. Lovely.


Really? I thought only Iraq used them. Do you have a link please?
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