Secret War Against Iran? It's already been done.

Clandestine American military attacks against Iran would be nothing new. Almost twenty years ago Washington was waging war against Iran, via its de facto ally of the time, Saddam Hussein, as well by secret missions of its own, never authorized by Congress. What happened back then should serve as a warning about the kind of clandestine games that Washington and its allies in the region could be playing over the coming months.

From the start, the U.S. had encouraged Saddam to invade Khomeini’s Iran in 1980. And, as has become quite well known, over the following years, Washington supplied Saddam with increasing amounts of arms as well as satellite intelligence.

By 1987, the U.S. was secretly shipping American-made weapons directly to Iraq from the sprawling U.S. Rhine-Mein Airbase in Frankfurt. Some of Saddam’s elite troops were even being sent to the United states for instruction in unconventional warfare by U.S. Special Forces at Fort Bragg.


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