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40 years since Operation Opera, attack against Iran 'would be different'

Unlike the raid on Iraq's Osirak nuclear project, Iran’s nuclear sites are spread across the country, some deep underground or in mountains, surrounded by air defense systems.

Israel’s raid on Osirak, 40 years on

In 1980 the Middle East was dominated by a series of powerful non-democratic regimes. These included Saddam Hussein in Iraq, who had come to power and promised rapid industrialization of the country.

Iraq: A country notorious for its democracy - opinion

Post-Saddam Iraq has suffered from poor governance. The new, democratic Iraq is rife with bribery, kickbacks, and embezzlement, a routine part of its corrupt politics.


Ramsey Clark, lawyer of Gaddafi, Hussein, Milosevic, dies at 93

As attorney-general, he helped shape US civil rights law.

Crowding into a sealed room during the Gulf War, 1991.

Purim miracles: From Saddam to corona and beyond

If there is a lesson in all this, it is that Purim, its miracles and deliverance are not confined to the distant past.

The day Israel’s wars changed forever

This war was different, because this was not our tanks against theirs on some desert plain; rather, it was their missiles against our population centers, their rockets against our kindergartens.


Saddam-era ‘red devil’ leader Douri reported dead – again

After the US invasion al-Douri vanished and became one of the world's most wanted men. His family was detained but he evaded capture.

The 30th anniversary of the outbreak of the Gulf War: A Cuban perspective

At the end of July, we were on a family vacation in Havana. We had flown from Mexico with a boisterous group of young Danish Communists on their way to cut sugar cane in the Marxist paradise.

30 years after Gulf War: 7 reasons it matters so much today

While the US stumbled in confronting the crisis in July 1990, George Bush quickly assembled a massive coalition to destroy Saddam Hussein’s army.

Iran FM: We will never forget US, Europe complicity with Saddam Hussein

The Iraqi attack on Sardasht, in the Iranian province of West Azerbaijan, on June 28, 1987, led to the deaths of 30 people, including 109 civilians. Over 4,500 people were injured in the attack.

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