That's right, we should NEVER EVER forget this double standard reaction from international community.
Saddam Hossein attacked Iran (it's a formally accepted fact). USA, Russian, Germany, France, UK and whole arab world (except syria) supported Iraq.
Khomeini was stupid and did not get it. He accepted the reality when the USA army entered the war directly and hit Iranian navy.
I never forget every day Iranian TV claimed they were about to capture Basreh. Interestingly enough, I have an Iraqi friend who heard the same news from Iraqi TV!!!
It was all dirty politics.
Rah, we should never forget. Because so many innocent Iranian and Iraqi men, women, and kids lost their lives. WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET.
When Saddam Hossein attacked to Kuwait, whole world condemned it. But for 8 years, they let the war go on.
- two most powerful middle east countries exhausted their resources and power for a stupid war for nothing.
- they sold all their leftover guns and weapons to Iran and Iraq.
- both Saddam and Khomeini claimed to be against Israel. But a simple cost-benefit analysis would show that Israel benefited the most. In fact, indirectly Israel supported Iran at times. As you know the enemy of my enemy can be my friend.
We should never forget history. We should learn.
Ironically, they harvested what they planted. USA fuelled islamic fundamentalism against soviet union. but the virus they created is their biggest enemy now.
If Iran had a smart government could take advantage of this situation. Oil price went from $12 up to $160. It was an opportunity to build the economy. But Iranian government is stupid. Sooner or later they will go. It's up to them to go like Ghazafi and Saddam or like Ben Ali and Mobarak.
I know it's not a forum for politics. But we should keep in mind the big picture when we complain about our cases. Every country has good people and bad people. In Canada, Liberals were good people. E.g. when US was attaching to Iraq, Canada said NO!!