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  • July 25, 1990 - Saddam Threatens US with Terrorist Attacks

    06/18/2004 4:42:49 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 3 replies · 1,090+ views
    Iraq news newsletter ^ | 6-18-04 | Laurie Mylroie
    Laurie Mylroie writes: An "Iraq News" subscriber, Pierre Legrand, has posted the following on his website. "Iraq News" has verified it is an accurate reproduction of the NYT report. On July 25, 1990, on the eve of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein warned US Ambasssador April Glaspie: "We know that you can harm us although we do not threaten you. But we too can harm you. Everyone can cause harm according to their ability and their size. We cannot come all the way to you in the United States, but individual Arabs may reach you." THE NEW YORK TIMES...
  • U.S. Gave Green Light for Iraq to Invade Kuwait

    03/21/2004 7:15:26 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 52 replies · 995+ views
    Arabic-Media ^ | March 3,2003 | Untitled
    April in July On July 25, 1990, eight days before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, a quiet, largely unreported meeting took place between Saddam Hussein and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq April Glaspie at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, which has since been destroyed by the war. The transcript of this meeting is as follows: U.S. Ambassador Glaspie: "I have direct instructions from President Bush to improve our relations with Iraq. We have considerable sympathy for your quest for higher oil prices, the immediate cause of your confrontation with Kuwait. (pause) As you know, I have lived here for years...