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Hidden Wars of Desert Storm
Date Wednesday January 09
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
HIDDEN WARS OF DESERT STORM

Saddam Hussein launched his troops against Kuwait back in 1990, triggering the first major international crisis of the post-Soviet Union era. But was this invasion a surprise in the first place? Were all diplomatic means really utilized to try to resolve the issue peacefully? Was there any threat from the part of Iraq against Saudi Arabia or against any of the other Gulf states? Why wasn't Washington's rhetoric against Saddam ever matched by any real support to the Iraqi opposition groups? What purpose could the embargo over Iraq serve if it was not to weaken Saddam Hussein, a result it never achieved? What is true behind this mysterious "Gulf War Syndrome" that goes on affecting hundreds of thousands of Gulf War veterans and local populations to this day? This revealing documentary brings answers to these questions, basing itself on documents never seen before and backed by interviews of prominent personalities involved such as: General Norman Schwarzkopf, Attorney General Ramsey Clark, U.N. Iraq Program Director Denis Halliday, and UNSCOM team-leader Scott Ritter. This is a fast-paced, informative documentary that's resolutely accessible to a general audience.

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House.

$5 donations are accepted.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Dec 26th, 2007 4:57 PM
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