This week in history: July 30, 3:
Oct 10 Nayirah Tearfully Describes Iraqi Atrocities in Occupied Kuwait Although there were human rights abuses committed in Kuwait by the invading Iraqi military, the ones best known in the US were an invention of the public relations firm hired by the government of Kuwait to influence US opinion in favor of military intervention.
The story was an influence in tipping both the public and Congress towards a war with Iraq: The Senate supported the military actions in a vote. A year after the war, however, this allegation was revealed to be a fabrication.
The woman who had testified was found to be a member of the Kuwaiti Royal Family, in fact the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US. She had not been living in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion. This prompted a reexamination by Amnesty International, which had originally promoted an account alleging even greater numbers of babies torn from incubators than the original fake testimony.
After finding no evidence to support it, the organisation issued a retraction.
Bush then repeated the incubator allegations on television. Ted Bedell More information.Mar 17, · Watch video · Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in early August Alarmed by these actions, fellow Arab powers such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt called on.
On 6 August , after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution which imposed economic sanctions on Iraq, providing for a full trade embargo, excluding medical supplies, food and other items of humanitarian necessity, these to be determined by the Council's sanctions committee.
Nayirah Tearfully Describes Iraqi Atrocities in Occupied Kuwait Although there were human rights abuses committed in Kuwait by the invading Iraqi military, the ones best known in the US were an invention of the public relations firm hired by the government of Kuwait to influence US opinion in favor of military intervention.
Kuwait - The Persian Gulf War and its aftermath: Although Iraq advanced several arguments in support of its actions, the basic reasons behind the invasion of Kuwait were the perennial ones that had led earlier Iraqi regimes to seek the same result: control of Kuwait’s oil and wealth, the military advantage of frontage on the Persian Gulf, Pan .
Title: cable details crucial meeting on eve of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait Author: World Socialist Web Site Subject: A secret cable from , published by WikiLeaks on New Year’s Day, provides a detailed account of a crucial meeting between the US ambassador and Saddam Hussein on the eve of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
On Aug. 2, , Iraq invaded its neighbor Kuwait, triggering a series of events that would culminate in the Gulf War. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion, citing unfair.