Arab Doubts about US Military Action Run Deep
Cobban, Helena, The Christian Science Monitor
This time around, the Middle East regional aspects of the Washington-Baghdad crisis are very different from the lineup at the time of Desert Storm. Dangerously so.
On the surface, much might seem the same, such as the pictures of Israeli citizens lining up for gas masks while American and British aircraft carriers steam into the Persian Gulf.
But in 1991, Washington went to war with the support of a strong, UN-based international coalition that included the major Arab states. Israel's leadership, back then, was warned to stay out of the fighting, even if that should involve - as it did - "absorbing" Iraqi missile strikes. The diminishment of Washington's …
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Publication information: Article title: Arab Doubts about US Military Action Run Deep. Contributors: Cobban, Helena - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 12, 1998. Page number: 19. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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