The Gulf War - 1991
1. That war was the most popular war in this generation. As President G.H.W. Bush remarked, “By God, we’ve kicked ‘the Vietnam syndrome’ once and for all.”
2. True enough, the throngs of protesters denouncing the immorality of the death of several million Vietnamese and the defoliation of their land were not present during the Mideast War. They were replaced by yellow ribbons and patriotic pep-rallies.
3. But was this change in national mood “by God?” Was American military activity in Iraq the kind of thing God envisions when He tells us to “choose life” (Duet. 30: 19)?
4. “We bombed them back to the stone age” was the way our military leaders described the destruction of Iraq. During the Vietnam war, 800 bombing raids per week were boasted of by the U.S. as being big. In Iraq we unleashed 1600 raids every 24 hours.
5. All communications were destroyed, water, sewerage, and electricity were smashed the first three days of the war.
6. Hospitals became mere shells, where the wounded could not be treated for lack of power and supplies. After the cessation of U.S. aggression, diseases became epidemic. Amputations were performed without anesthetic. A Harvard Medical School team, after surveying the damage, estimated that in the year after the “end” of the war, 175,000 children under 5 would die from the effects of impure water, untreated sewage, rampant disease, malnutrition, and other effects of “smart” bombs and “nintendo technology.” Is this a “respect for life”?
7. In analyzing the justice of this destruction, the “pro-life” Christian asks, “For whom did these Iraqi children die?” Our government tells us it was in defense of the Royal Sabah family of Kuwait.
What is “Kuwait”?
8. “Kuwait” was being attacked by the armies of Saddam Hussein, we were told. Never mind that in the years prior to the invasion of Kuwait, Saddam had been given billions of dollars in U.S. aid, and had furnished his military forces with weaponry and technology from U.S. and other Western defense contractors. (After all, since Saddam was at war with Iran, and Iran had “embarrassed” the U.S. in the hostage matter, Saddam was a U.S. “ally.”)
9. There are 1200 princes in the Sabah family of “Kuwait.” Counting their wives and children, this royal family has 5000 members. They are Kuwait. Period. In Kuwait’s prewar population of two million, only 750,000 were native Kuwaitis. The rest were Palestinians, Egyptians and non-Kuwaitis. The Kuwaiti military was made up of mercenaries. The Sabah family called these people “sand niggers.”
10. The granddaddy of the Kuwaiti Sabah clan, Sheik Al Ahmad al Sabah, the thirteenth Emir of Kuwait, has goldplated seatbelts in one of his private Boeing jets, a 200-room palace, three water fountains costing $14 million each, fourteen private jets, one a jumbo jet with marble bath, ten Rolls Royces, fifteen Cadillacs, five Lambourghini Jeeps, and a secret fleet of bullet-proof Mercedes limos. Up until 1988 he rented a year-round $3,333-a-night suite at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
11. His meals are pre-tested for poison, so unpopular is he with the common people.
12. Although he claims to have only three regular wives, his wives have been numbered between 40 and 80, and he has at least 700 children. He gets married once a week, always on Thursday evening. At that time his bodyguards bring him a beautiful Bedouin maiden from the desert. She is always a virgin. Before the marriage is contracted, she is bathed in marble chambers, sprayed with perfumes and powdered. Then the next day, after spoiling her the night before, the Sheik simply utters three times the following words: “I repudiate you.” Under Muslim law, he is thereby divorced.
13. As many Iraqi civilians died in the Mideast War as U.S. soldiers in the Vietnam War. These innocent men, women, and children, died in order to keep this debauched Kuwaiti sheik and his family in power over the people of Kuwait. The death toll continues to mount.