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One thing that should be clarified is that it is a fact that Saddam Hussein's Iraq had WMD's at one point. We know this, because he used them on his own Kurdish population in 1988. At issue in 2003 was if he still had them, or if he'd dismantled them all, and his production program, as he'd agreed to do at the end of the first Gulf War. Now, it would ...
The U.S. and Iran were originally allies when the shah they supported was in power. the Iran hostage crisis and subsequent revolution changed this by removing the shah from power and installing the Ayatollah as the new leader of Iran who was fiercely anti American. Iraq was supported by the Soviets, however the Iran-Iraq War was taking place during the ...
Don't know about the planes themselves but the composition doesn't arouse any suspicions in me - it looks like a typical "flight officers conferring before mission" photo op set piece. Also the guy in the middle in the top picture looks like a very authentic Iranian officer. To sum up, the pictures seem like the straight dope to me.
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