The USled Invasion and Occupation of Iraq in 2003

While vying for political, economic and military supremacy, the two giants waged proxy wars in countries of the developing South like Vietnam and Afghanistan, wherein they faced defeats but the after-effects of the war had to be faced by the developing countries themselves.
The Israelites developed a strategy of forcing the Western powers to move the soviet Jews into Palestine with the US financing their resettlement, which according to Zionist leader Anatoly Shcharansky was one of the most significant factors contributing towards the collapse of Soviet Union.
Possibly one of the most influential episodes in the series of events preceding the US-led invasion of Iraq was the Afghan ‘Jihad’ of the 1980s. The CIA led by three US administrations and its different associations in countries like Pakistan, Britain, and China, etc trained Pakistani, Afghani and Arabic Muslims as ‘Mujahideen’ in order to drive out Soviets present in Afghanistan. The US planned to continue the supply of money, arms and technical assistance to the rebels. Following the defeat of Soviet forces in Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban movement took control over the country from the years 1996-2001 but was ousted by the US in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The US was sympathized with, until its attack on Iraq, which had no weapons, no relation to 9/11 and had not led any attack on the US first-ever.
The war in Iraq reported an enormous amount of casualties and deaths. The total number of US soldiers who were wounded from March 2003 rose to 32,223 in number by November 2011.1 The total deaths for US and coalition in Iraq war from March 2003 to November 2014 has been recorded as 4,806 with 32,244 soldiers being wounded.2 On the other hand, the estimate for Iraq war death toll has been put around between 100,000 and one million. According to an article published by Guardian in the year 2008, a survey by British polling firm Opinion Research Business (ORB).