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USA, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia > Persian Gulf War    1990-1991

 

 

 

 

The Unseen Gulf War        Peter Turnley

added 13.9.2004

http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0212/pt03.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Unseen Gulf War        Peter Turnley

added 13.9.2004

http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0212/pt03.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Unseen Gulf War        Peter Turnley

added 13.9.2004

http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0212/pt03.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuwait

From a 1991 photo essay entitled Kuwait - The Cost of War

 

Photograph: John Reardon

 

The photography of John Reardon

The photographer John Reardon

has died at the age of 66.

Throughout his long and distinguished career

he produced memorable images from home and abroad.

Here is a selection of his work

G

Sat 28 Apr 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/apr/28
/the-photography-of-john-reardon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuwait, 1991

 

Next to a tank destroyed by US aerial bombing,

a dead Iraqi soldier is mummified

by drops of oil escaping from wells,

set on fire by the soldier’s unit before it retreated

 

Photojournalist Abbas - a career in pictures

 

The Iranian-born photographer Abbas,

who covered wars and revolutions across the world,

has died aged 74.

 

Abbas joined Magnum in 1981

and covered conflicts and unrest

in Bangladesh, Vietnam,

the Middle East, Iran, Chile and Cuba

as well as documenting South Africa under apartheid.

 

‘He was a godfather

for an entire generation of young photographers,’

Magnum’s president, Thomas Dworzak, said

 

Warning:

contains images some readers may find disturbing

 

A Abbas / Magnum Photos

G        Thu 26 Apr 2018        13.26 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/apr/26/
photojournalist-abbas-a-career-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuwait        First Gulf War / Desert Storm        1991

 

Iraq fails to comply

with a UN resolution

ordering it to pull out.

 

A US-led and UN-backed

bombing aerial campaign

begins in Kuwait and Iraq.

 

By late February

allied forces reach Kuwait City.

 

Iraqi forces

torch oil wells as they pull out.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/2391051.stm

 

 

 

 

 

Demolished vehicles line Highway 80,

also known as the "Highway of Death",

the route fleeing Iraqi forces took

as they retreated fom Kuwait

during Operation Desert Storm.

Source

http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/DVIC_View/Still_
Details.cfm?SDAN=DFST9209592&JPGPath=/Assets/1992/Air_Force/DF-ST-92-09592.JPG

Date 18 Apr 1991

Author TECH. SGT. JOE COLEMAN

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/Demolished_vehicles_line_Highway_80_on_18_Apr_1991.jpg

http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/DVIC_View/Display_CD.cfm

check primary source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DN-ST-91-11209

U.S. Forces in DESERT STORM CD Collection

source?

http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/Assets/Still/1991/Navy/DN-ST-91-11209.JPEG

http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/DVIC_View/Display_CD.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/861164.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3751072.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/2391051.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1119034.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1118611.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/witness/january/17/newsid_2641000/2641621.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/02/iraq_events/html/kuwait_invasion.stm 

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/

http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0212/pt_intro.html

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/
arts/design/iraq-wars-art-momaps1-review.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/03/
superpowers-unite-over-iraq-invasion-of-kuwait-1990

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/28/
us/gen-h-norman-schwarzkopf-us-commander-in-gulf-war-dies-at-78.html 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/28/general-norman-schwarzkopf-dies-stormin-norman

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jan/16/
gulf-war-20-years-on

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jan/16/
gulf-war-anniversary-kuwait

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/may/25/
iraq

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/02/
opinion/fighting-the-first-gulf-war.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/15/
politics/chemicals-sickened-91-gulf-war-veterans-latest-study-finds.html

 

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/voices/ 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/01/
world/after-the-war-none-of-kuwait-s-oil-well-fires-put-out-yet.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/03/
books/desert-storm-and-then-what-a-reader-s-guide.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9dZqL5hIcs

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg9oVhGtlVM

 

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2014/feb/28/
kuwait-iraq-united-states-george-bush - 28 February 1991

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/02/24/
magazine/war-torn.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/02/15/
opinion/blind-spots-in-the-gulf-the-real-desert-storm.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/01/17/
world/war-in-the-gulf-the-general-a-fire-of-determination.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/01/17/
world/war-gulf-overview-us-allies-open-air-war-iraq-bomb-baghdad-kuwaiti-targets-no.html

 

https://www.newsweek.com/bushs-latest-demonology-205678 - November 11, 1990

 

https://apnews.com/article/c456d72625fba6c742d17f1699b18a16 - November 1, 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 October 1990

 

Nayirah "testimony"

 

 

A little reportorial investigation

would have done a great service

to the democratic process.

 

Americans would have been interested

to know the identity of "Nayirah,"

the 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl who shocked

the Congressional Human Rights Caucus

on Oct. 10, 1990,

when she tearfully asserted

that she had watched

15 infants being taken from incubators

in Al-Adan Hospital in Kuwait City

by Iraqi soldiers who

"left the babies on the cold floor to die."

 

The chairmen of the Congressional group,

Tom Lantos, a California Democrat,

and John Edward Porter,

an Illinois Republican,

explained that Nayirah's identify

would be kept secret

to protect her family from reprisals

in occupied Kuwait.

 

There was a better reason

to protect her from exposure:

 

Nayirah, her real name,

is the daughter

of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the U.S.,

Saud Nasir al-Sabah.

 

Such a pertinent fact might have led

to impertinent demands

for proof of Nayirah's whereabouts

in August and September of 1990,

when she said she witnessed the atrocities,

as well as corroboration of her charges.

https://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/06/
opinion/remember-nayirah-witness-for-kuwait.html

 

 

 

The girl, whose testimony helped build

support for the Persian Gulf war,

was identified only as "Nayirah,"

supposedly to protect family members

still in Kuwait.

 

Another piece of information

was also withheld:

that she is not just some Kuwaiti

but the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador

to the U.S.

 

Saddam Hussein

committed plenty of atrocities,

but not, apparently, this one.

 

The teen-ager's accusation,

at first verified by Amnesty International,

was later refuted by that group

as well as by other independent

human rights monitors.

 

But the issue is not so much

the accuracy of the testimony

as the identity and undisclosed bias

of the witness.

 

How did the girl's

testimony come about?

 

It was arranged

by the big public relations firm

of Hill & Knowlton on behalf of a client,

the Kuwaiti-sponsored Citizens for a Free Kuwait,

which was then pressing Congress

for military intervention.

 

Mr. Lantos knew the girl's identity

but concealed it from the public

and from the other caucus co-chairman,

Representative John E. Porter of Illinois.

https://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/15/
opinion/deception-on-capitol-hill.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/15/
opinion/deception-on-capitol-hill.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/12/
world/congressman-says-girl-was-credible.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/06/
opinion/remember-nayirah-witness-for-kuwait.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 August 1990

 

Iraq invades

and then annexes Kuwait

 

 

The emir and cabinet

flee to Saudi Arabia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/2391051.stm

 

 

 

Saddam Hussein accused

Kuwait of keeping oil prices low

and pumping more than its quota

from the two countries’

shared oil field.

 

Iraq had never accepted

its British-drawn borders,

which established Kuwait

as a separate entity.

 

And when Kuwait refused

to waive Iraq’s war debts,

Saddam Hussein invaded.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/02/iraq_events/html/kuwait_invasion.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ID: DF-ST-92-07540 Service Depicted: Other Service Command Shown: D0206

 

Operation / Series: DESERT SHIELD

 

Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney

meets with Crown Prince Abdullah

to discuss U.S. military intervention

against Saddam Hussein during Operation Desert Shield.

 

Camera Operator: MASTER SGT. JOSE LOPEZ JR.

 

Date Shot: 1 Dec 1990

 

U.S. Forces in Desert Storm CD

http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/DVIC_View/Still_Details.cfm?SDAN=DFST9207540&JPGPath=/
Assets/Still/1992/Air_Force/DF-ST-92-07540.JPG  - broken link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/2/newsid_2526000/2526937.stm

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/02/iraq_events/html/kuwait_invasion.stm

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/2391051.stm 

 

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/dick-cheney 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/timothy-james-mcveigh 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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