Today in Middle Eastern history: Operation Desert Storm begins (1991)

Today is the anniversary of the initial airstrikes of Operation Desert Storm, the “oh, it’s just one pull on the slots–what could go wrong?” of America’s full-blown addiction to blowing things up in the Middle East. Thanks to YouTube, you kids out there can relive it as it happened…or, at least, “as it happened” to Americans watching from their nice, quiet living rooms:

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