See, this right here is why we say outliers exposed to anti-Iran propaganda have no idea what they're talking about. You weren't aware that Saddam's aggression against Iran lasted for eight, not ten years. Starting out one's rant with a gross factual mistake is not exactly a sign of acquaintance with the subject matter. Rather than trying to pontificate on a topic whose basics you're yet to master, how about keeping an open mind and learning something new?
Furthermore, in between those events you're referencing, a little conflict happened whose impact you keep obfuscating, termed "Operation Desert Storm" by Yankees.
You know, that massive onslaught in 1990-1991 which brought Iraq to its knees, destroying much of its military. Ditto Iraq's infrastructures. After which Baghdad was subjected to nearly 12 years of crushing UN sanctions brought about by the USA regime. A period that saw 500.000 Iraqi children lose their lives due to a lack of medicine.
On a side note, guess what country assisted Iraq to prevent further damage to its civilian population, by deliberately allowing food and other goods to be smuggled in, in contravention of international sanctions? That's right, none other than the Islamic Republic of Iran. This was openly admitted to by the man who was heading Iraq's Central Bank at the time. Contrary to most other statesmen, Iran's Supreme Leader seyyed Khamenei was brave enough to publicly denounce the inhumane UN sanctions in a memorable speech delivered directly in Arabic.
Again, you don't know what you're talking about, as reflected in yet another counter-factual statement: Islamic Iran gave 210.000 martyrs during the Imposed War, not "1 million". Not even close.
Also it seems you failed to get the point, so I'll have to reiterate. After the 9/11 attacks, the neocon-led USA aimed for so-called "regime change" in nations George W. Bush had labeled as part of his so-called "axis of evil" (Iran, Iraq, Korea). The goal was not to "keep them engaged" but to topple their governments pure and simple. Grasp the decisive nuance.
Iraq at the height of its power was totally incapable of toppling the Islamic Republic. Eight long years of open war in the 1980's prove this. Let alone the brutally battered, utterly weakened Iraq of 2003 which no longer represented an objective threat to any party.
A regime that was but a shadow of its former self in terms of strength, and had effectively been deprived of its warfighting capability during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf war.
So Washington acted against its own interests in 2003? Surely if that was the case, it wasn't because of some non-existing Iranian lobby in D.C.
But because of a heavy miscalculation by the ruling neocon cabal: the miscalculation that by stationing 300.000 troops along Iran's borders and presiding over the formation of a friendly "liberal-democratic" government in Iraq, the USA would eventually manage to extend its "regime change" operations to Iran proper.
As often in politics, things did not go according to plan though. Iran threw her weight behind the popular Resistance in Iraq, and Washington neocons messed up big time by implementing deeply flawed policies, which caused them to lose the political capital necessary for additional wars and ultimately ushered in Obama's accession to the presidency.
After it got squashed by the USA and allies in 1991, Iraq did not represent a menace to Iran whatsoever. Even less so in 2003, following almost 12 years of stringent sanctions which had devastated Iraq's power as a state.
This doesn't mean Iran was a party to it. In effect, Pakistani officials are on the record for stating Iran was not involved in any such plot.
No lies on my part, but missing out some information on yours. Care to remind us where Mir Javid Mengal, Baluch "ethno"-nationalist leader has been staying? Don't bother, I'll do it for you: in the UAE and the UK.
This is on top of the fact that Pakistan's Baluchestan province has experienced unrest since 75 years (the first insurgency taking place in 1948). The issue has local roots.
Now will you kindly cease quoting me?