Hello, Freedom Flames! Today, we’re discussing the unfortunate truth behind the Persian Gulf War I, which lasted from August 1990 to February 1991.
We now know the primary motivation for entering the Gulf War was due to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, after which the public heard horrifying tales surrounding Dictator Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi troops, who news medias claimed were pulling babies from incubators and leaving them to die in Kuwaiti hospitals.
A frightening violation of human rights that would motivate anyone to do something about unspeakable evils, these claims helped rally the American public into supporting an Iraqi invasion.
Hill & Knowlton
Unbeknownst to the American public, the deep state decided to go above and beyond to motivate support into waging war against Iraq after their invasion of Kuwait.
In the wake of weariness to go to war in distant lands against countries they never heard of due to the repercussions from the Vietnam War, the American public became apprehensive about war, but this was before an actual public relations firm was hired to help sell the conflict to the American people.
While it’s stated that several PR firms were hired to help sell the Gulf War to the public, Hill & Knowlton, the largest PR firm in the world at the time, are said to have served as the primary mastermind behind the campaign.
But we’ll get to that a little later.
First, let’s examine the event that really rallied public support for invasion.
Perhaps the most famous lie to justify an Iraqi invasion centered around Nayirah, a “young Kuwaiti girl” who delivered a shocking testimony before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in October 1990.
In the testimony, Nayirah states, “I volunteered at the Aladein hospital with 12 other women who wanted to help as well. I was the youngest volunteer. The other women were from 20 to 30 years old. While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns. They took the babies out of the incubators . . . took the incubators and left the children to die on the cold floor!”
Again, definitely a testimony to rally anyone to combat against such violation of human rights.
The phrase, “babies pulled from incubators and scattered like firewood all across the floor,” was reported at least six times by then-President George H.W. Bush while the evening news played Nayirah’s clip endlessly, sparking public outrage against Hussein and Iraq.
Bush would also go on to state, “and they had kids in incubators, and they were thrown out of the incubators so that Kuwait could be systematically dismantled.”
When the Gulf War Resolution was making its way through the House of Representatives, the incubator story accompanied the debate by Representative Henry Hyde, who stated, “Now is the time to check the aggression of this ruthless dictator whose troops have bayoneted pregnant women and have ripped babies from their incubators in Kuwait.”
The Inconvenient Truth
The Resolution swept through the House and Senate, leading coalition forces to invade Iraq in January 1991.
But who was Nayirah?
The public relations firm mentioned earlier in this article, Hill & Knowlton, prepared Nayirah’s testimony. The Kuwaiti-government-supported AstroTurf organization “Citizens for a Free Kuwait” was established as a front and paid Hill & Knowlton as a means to sell the Gulf War to the American public.
How effective was Citizens for a Free Kuwait?
The Kuwaiti government funneled almost $12 million to the organization, whereas nearly $11 million went straight to Hill & Knowlton.
One of George H. W. Bush’s best friends and inside political advisors, Craig Fuller, actually ran Hill & Knowlton’s Washington D.C. office at the time. Also, Hill & Knowlton USA’s Chairman at the time, Robert K. Gray, had leading roles during the Reagan campaigns in 1980 and 1984.
As for the Congressional Human Rights Caucus that held the testimony, it happened to be a Hill & Knowlton front itself.
Sound unbelievable? Check out this article the New York Times released back in 1992.
The Truth Behind the Gulf War?
Now, we know a few things about Saddam Hussein, one of which was that he was indeed an ally of the United States, as evidenced in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, a nation the US has had spats with since they and the British MI6 overthrew the democratically elected Iranian leader Mohamed Mossadegh in 1953.
While Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait could’ve certainly been prevented via diplomacy, he did have a little more justification for invading Kuwait, as Kuwait exploited the Rumaila oil fields, which sat at the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border, and ended up slant drilling into the Iraqi side, literally stealing resources from Iraq.
It was these events that led an Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, but as far as the US-led coalition is concerned, it’s tough to justify the coalition invasion of Iraq, which isolated the nation from the rest of the world due to questionable acts committed by Kuwait, which many argue Iraq acted in self-defense of its resources.
While Hussein was indeed corrupt and his invasion could’ve been solved in a nonviolent manner, the extent the Kuwaiti government went to motivate a US-led coalition invasion into the Persian Gulf using an American PR firm is beyond unjustifiable.
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Beginning with Episode IV in the Lord of Columbia Series, Raven’s Flock, you’re going to see a slew of allegories playing out related to what I’m writing, such as the sinking of the Lusitania, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, and now, the conspiracy that led to Gulf War I.
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