1990-91 conflict between Iraq and forces led by the United States, in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait

Reference

Gulf War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Gulf War or the Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990-28 February 1991) was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of approximately 30 nations led by the United States and mandated by the United Nations in order to liberate Kuwait. ..."

Articles

Iraq after the Gulf War: Sanctions, Part 2, by Rahul Mahajan, Future of Freedom, Dec 2007
Continues the review of the effect of the sanctions imposed on Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War and the Oil for Food program started in 1996
"A number of declassified documents, including a Defense Intelligence Agency report entitled 'Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities' that was circulated to all allied commands the day after bombing started in 1991, show that the strain on Iraq's water system and the concomitant explosion of waterborne disease was explicitly anticipated."
Related Topic: Iraq
Warring as Lying Throughout American History, by James Bovard, Future of Freedom, Feb 2008
Recounts how U.S. Presidents and their administrations since James Polk have lied about wars, from start to finish
"In September 1990, the Pentagon announced that up to a quarter million Iraqi troops were near the border of Saudi Arabia ... The Pentagon based its claim on satellite images that it refused to disclose. ... Jean Heller, the journalist who broke the story, commented, 'That [Iraqi buildup] was the whole justification for Bush sending troops in there, and it just didn't exist.'"
Why the War? The Kuwait Connection, by Murray N. Rothbard, The Rothbard-Rockwell Report, May 1991
Describes the connections between the rulers of Kuwait, Henry Kissinger, the Rockefellers and various corporate and federal officials
"Why, exactly, did we go to war in the Gulf? The answer remains murky, but perhaps we can find one explanation by examining the strong and ominous Kuwait Connection in our government. ... It is reasonable to assume that the Sabah family stands ready to use a modest portion of that ill-gotten wealth to purchase defenders and advocates in the powerful United States. "
Related Topic: Kuwait

Videos


Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire, by Richard Cheney, 15 Apr 1994
Interviewed at the American Enterprise Institute, Dick Cheney answers the question "Do you think the U.S. or UN forces should've moved into Baghdad?"