The First Gulf War, a quarter of a century after, What lessons have we learned?

The First Gulf War, a quarter of a century after

What lessons have we learned?

A few days ago, the memory of the first gulf war dawned on us, some of you remembered it, and some just passed by them. But for us as Iraqis, it is a memory that was a turning point in Iraq’s modern history.

Reviewing the modern history of Iraq gives us a transparent notion about the nature of governments ruled it. Some countries go to war for peace, or may be they are forced to fight wars because of mad conflicts amongst parties within their political system, then they regret going to war and bounce back to substitute war with peace for their people. Many countries over the course of history have suffered from war, but at the same time, they managed to develop an effective political and economical systems that kept them immune to wars.

As for Iraq, its experiences of war were nothing but a throwback. We could not come up with a rational perception to prevent maniacs from accessing any power. Saddam Hussein, the greatest maniac, left us with other maniacs, who all they care for is waging wars and trap the country in the conflicts rut over and over. Examples of Saddam were later repeated after liberating Iraq, will we continue producing it after we win over ISIL?

Some food for thought: Are we, the Iraqis, capable of constructing a political and economic system that will help depriving such examples of any access to power?
What is the role of the educated elite and the population in building a futuristic Iraq?
Do you have a vivid vision of the future and the shape of Iraq 10 years from now?

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3 thoughts on “The First Gulf War, a quarter of a century after, What lessons have we learned?

  1. to answer your point:

    – Are we, the Iraqis, capable of constructing a political and economic system that will help depriving such examples of any access to power?

    YES, just give the right people the opportunity they will start to build Iraq again, however the most problematic thing in Iraq today is corruption?

    So how the rule of law should deal with this matter? to minimize/ prevent good willed people from been hearts.

    – What is the role of the educated elite and the population in building a futuristic Iraq?
    It’s not essential that very high educated elite should be ruled this matter, they can be involve in consultations/ advisor for who have good will to hold the responsibility and brave to face all the challenge in Iraq today.
    The most important here is we chose the real Iraqi man not “تبــــعيــــــــة”

    – Do you have a vivid vision of the future and the shape of Iraq 10 years from now?

    All the western world happy to stand with Iraq and Iraqi just do it get some those guys who really love Iraq and Iraqis and working for Iraq as a country and nation.

    Just to say the idiot Saddam if waited one year more after the Iran/Iraq war with his Military and nation will support him more stronger that wagging war without any thinking of consequences.
    If what we heard at the time of the insulting statement by some Kuwaiti’s Sheiks it easy for man like Saddam who is very experienced in manhunt to find many ways to kill them rather that wagging war and our brother and sister in Kuwaitis suffering for the war and all the bad things they got who they had no hand with their ruler bad sheiks.

  2. I should have to add more things that as we Iraqis we have some responsibility for what was happen:
    – The Air Defense commander (Tikriti)
    In and meeting on Iraqi TV he told Saddam his sector ready to fight 33 Country include US!!! and he was cretin no FLY can pass the Iraqi borders?
    This man should be brought to Justis and tried in court for his false truth which put Iraq in very danger position also encouraging Saddam to fight for very obvious un-winning war that Iraq will be certainly be defeated>

    Also all those team of WMD specialists should be brought to the court for charges of false information and bad advise for their commanders..
    and more things that added to involved in A Gulf War and in this war Iraq was defeated

  3. “What is the role of the educated elite and the population in building a futuristic Iraq?”

    If there are educated elite in Iraq they now either very marginalized or some follow their masters with sectarian boundaries

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