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Must have been a conspiracy between Hussein and Powell.

I'm not sure whether I am missing a joke or this is sarcasm stemming from lack of knowledge directed at me; but in case it's the latter, the story I referred to, the second big exposed propaganda lie of the Gulf War (after the babies-thrown-from-incubators stunt of the Kuwaiti ambassadors' daughter). The US convinced the UN SC and Saudi Arabia to consent to the pre-Desert-Storm military buildup after Powell claimed to have satellite photographs of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis marched up on the Kuwait-Saudi border, which he can't show them for security reasons. However, a journalist of the St. Petersburg Times [Florida not Russia!] had the idea to check on the claim with a then publicly awailable Russian Earth-photography satellite -- and it was totally false. Powell later kind-of admitted it.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jul 17th, 2006 at 03:24:56 AM EST
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