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April 27, 1990 | JASON B. JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Thursday reiterated its opposition to sanctions against Iraq, resisting pressure from congressional members who argued that it should be penalized for threatening its Mideast neighbors and gassing its own citizens. Assistant Secretary of State John H. Kelly, citing Iraq's oil reserves and military strength, said that improved U.S.-Iraqi relations could help bring stability to the Persian Gulf region.
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April 27, 1990 | JASON B. JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Thursday reiterated its opposition to sanctions against Iraq, resisting pressure from congressional members who argued that it should be penalized for threatening its Mideast neighbors and gassing its own citizens. Assistant Secretary of State John H. Kelly, citing Iraq's oil reserves and military strength, said that improved U.S.-Iraqi relations could help bring stability to the Persian Gulf region.
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OPINION
May 9, 2010 | Max Boot
Since the success of the 2007 surge in Iraq, violent attacks have fallen more than 90% and Iraqis have been making steady progress toward stability and democracy. That momentum is now threatened by the actions of Iraq's prime minister, Nouri Maliki, and by the inaction of the Obama administration. Maliki, whom I met a week ago as part of a delegation from the Council on Foreign Relations, is refusing to accept the results of the March 7 elections. They are not to his liking. His aides had told him that his State of Law slate could expect to win 110 seats in the Council of Representatives.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1991 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
The ads for "Hangfire" (selected theaters) suggest, somewhat irrelevantly, "Sadam Hussein, Look Out!" Since this film has nothing whatever to do with Iraq or the Kuwait invasion, the reference seems somewhat obscure--unless, perhaps, Hussein is being warned not to watch the movie. This seems unfair. Why should Americans be the only ones to suffer through it? "Hangfire" is a badly executed, feebly transplanted pseudo-Western.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1991 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the heart-rending pleas of a soldier's grandmother to the most strident rantings of an America-first anti-Semite, talk show lobbying and audio catharsis over the Gulf crisis dominated the airwaves last week and are expected to virtually monopolize talk radio and TV shows this week. Today, all scheduled radio talk shows in the Los Angeles area are planning to talk about the Middle East situation. (See listing, Page 12.) "I hope there's not a war but, my God, it's good for conversation!"
NEWS
March 22, 1985 | United Press International
Two French diplomats and a French Embassy employee were kidnaped in Beirut today and the pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad group claimed responsibility, saying the abductions were aimed at stopping an arms deal between France and Saudi Arabia. French Embassy officials in Beirut said Marcel Fontaine, one of several vice consuls at the West Beirut mission, was kidnaped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, Rich Tosches is a Times staff writer.
Just before midnight, the battered Ford squeaked to a stop near Le Sex Shoppe. That's French, Bunky; it means The Sex Shop. A scruffy man emerged from the car. Halfway to the store on busy Sherman Way in Canoga Park the man paused and then returned, stuffing a coin into the parking meter. He walked briskly into the emporium of unspeakable objects and 15 minutes later made his purchase. The man bought Super Shirley. Let's tread lightly here. Super Shirley, all $49.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When an all-star pop cast's updated version of John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance" debuted Jan. 15 on MTV, the nation was divided over whether to continue sanctions against Iraq or go to war, a Times Poll indicated at the time.
NEWS
October 8, 2001 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Never has modern warfare seemed more remote than when the United States and Britain launched airstrikes on Afghanistan on Sunday; exposure to them on TV was much like seeing distant violence through the wrong end of a telescope. Flashes in the night that only a retired general can identify as missiles? Green blurs with rare fissures of light? Explosions reduced to occasional fireflies in the inky darkness without sound? This war front may be ugly on the ground, but it didn't seem real.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1992 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KGB spy novels may be passe, but a race between two well-known producers to make "exclusive" TV movies based on secret KGB files is fraught with enough intrigue to make Hollywood deal-making as enticing as the best of Ian Fleming. RHI Entertainment Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
There are few Muslims in the small northeast Ohio town where Karen lives with her Palestinian American husband and their five children. In a region where Amish and Mennonite women cover themselves, Karen and her 20-year-old daughter, Amanda, find the occasional rude remark about their head scarves more puzzling than annoying. But what happened Tuesday to Karen's youngest, 10-year-old Yusef, has her steaming. The fifth-grader came home from school with a note that said he'd earned a punitive "strike" and spent time in detention.
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