1991 - The Gulf War: Operation desert storm (00:09:12)
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1991 - The Gulf War: Operation desert storm

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Location and time:

Kuwait, 28-02-1991


The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations mandated by the United Nations and led by the United States . The lead up to the war began with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 which was met with immediate economic sanctions by the United Nations against Iraq . Hostilities commenced in January 1991, resulting in a decisive victory for the coalition forces, which drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait with minimal coalition deaths. The main battles were aerial and ground combat within Iraq, Kuwait and bordering areas of Saudi Arabia . The war did not expand outside of the immediate Iraq/Kuwait/Saudi border region, although Iraq fired missiles on Israeli cities.

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Cheney, Richard

(Former American Minister for Defence) , speaking English:
-  "The war was about returning the Iraqi aggression. To help one of the members of the UN. Taking into consideration the huge oil-resources, which existed in this part of the world they had a serious influence on who would control these resources. Obviously it would not be Saddam Hussein."

Arnett, Peter

(CNN reporter) , speaking English:
-  "At 2.25 Baghdad time, the first sirens blasted and the sky was lit up with the anti-aircraft guns and search lights."

Cheney, Richard

(Former American Minister for Defence) , speaking English:
-  "It was vital. It paralyzed the military capacity of Iraq. I don’t think that Saddam Hussein had the foggiest clue about what a modern air force was up to."

Arnett, Peter

(CNN reporter) , speaking English:
-  "This was the most seriously censored report of modern history. The US government tried to destroy my credibility. They said I was the voice-pipe of Saddam Hussein‘s propaganda, doing a very bad service with this to the US and to the world."

Cheney, Richard

(Former American Minister for Defence) , speaking English:
-  "It is a fact that we did exactly what we were sent for. We did it efficiently and in an effective way. And considering our troops had minimal losses.… "




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