Professor’s Classroom

Hi class.

OK , today we are gonna take a trip in the Professor’s time machine, the Way Back Machine. We set the selector switch to 1990. August 2 to be exact. Swoosh! Crackle! here we are on the border between Iraq and Kuwait. At this moment the Iraqi Army is rolling across the border headed for Kuwait City–the invasion has begun.

Now, what was Saddam’s justification for the invasion?

(Waiting!) ( Waiting!) (Tapping fingers on desk!)

Time is up! The news said he was reclaiming a provence of Iraq. Well, not historically. Iraq did not exist until 1917. However the area in conflict was part of the area to be known as Iraq. It was decided by the Brits to give the al-Sabah family their own country, so they drew the lines and Kuwait was born.

Saddam’s excuse for the invasion was that the kuwaitis were horizontally drilling and tapping into Iraqi oil reserves. His reason was probably correct, but only the sands of the Iraqi desert know for sure.

Did either justify the invasion by Iraq? Defend your answer.


OK, we had a guy die from a bomb in Vegas; it was on top of his car. A bomb threat aboard a ferry in Washington state. Seems there are more and more of these recently. Appears to be after the mindless extensive coverage of the Va. Tech disaster. Do you think that the continuous coverage of the story for over a week, may have emboldened whacky wannabes? Anyone thinking about such an action, was jerking off in the corner, considering that if they do the same they will be FAMOUS.

Of course, none of the media will accept responsibility and aI am sure there will never be a study to see if there is a correlation, so my opinions are basically a fart in the wind. Since no one else will do it–I HOLD THE MEDIA RESPONSIBLE!