Kuwaiti media, Mai Al-Aidan, sparked widespread controversy among activists with a widespread attack on the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, describing him as a tyrant.
Through her official account on Instagram, May Al-Aidan shared a video clip of Saddam Hussein, highlighting the difference between his appearance during his rule and after his arrest by US forces.
The video included scenes of Saddam Hussein’s table full of food, and he and his two sons Uday and Qusay, his daughters, his wife and those close to him meet.
The Kuwaiti media sent a message to the late Iraqi president, stating that it is impossible to perpetuate the situation, and she asked if there was someone who was considered and appreciative of what happened to Saddam Hussein.
Al-Aidan continued, stressing that the video she published is “a message to every tyrant who expects that the world will last for him, no matter how much he reigns, overwhelmed and forced,” according to her description.
May Al-Aidan and the invasion of Kuwait
It is noteworthy that the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990.
The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait ended on March 6, 1991, with the intervention of an international coalition, after Saddam Hussein drew attention to his hostile intention towards Kuwait during an extraordinary session of the Arab League in Baghdad on May 28, 1990. He surprised everyone by accusing Kuwait of “stealing Iraqi oil.”
The real reasons behind Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait
It is noteworthy that in early August, the Secretary of the Nasserite Vanguard Party, the former ambassador to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Jumaili, commented on the position of the late President Saddam Hussein regarding the invasion of Iraq, coinciding with his memory on the second of August.
Where a painful memory passes over the Arab nation, in which the Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait hours after a mini-Gulf summit in Riyadh, which was punctuated by verbal skirmishes between the Iraqi president and the Emir of Kuwait, after which Saddam Hussein withdrew from the meeting, and hours did not pass until the decision to enter Kuwait was made.
Despite the passage of more than three decades, the controversy continues about the real reasons for Saddam Hussein’s entry into Kuwait, were they personal differences.
Or a US-Western conspiracy prepared in advance in agreement with Arab countries to rein in the Iraqi army, which fought Iran for eight years and was not defeated, but rather emerged victorious according to the balance of power between the two sides.
Why did Saddam Hussein enter Kuwait? Was he not aware of the consequences of this, especially since 1990 was the year in which the Soviet Union, which represented the balance of power in the world, was disintegrated?
Dr. Al-Jumaili said in exclusive statements to “Sputnik” that the occupation of Kuwait by the former Iraqi regime is a national and international crime at the same time, given that Iraq and Kuwait are both part of the Arab nation, and there is no such thing as that Kuwait is part of Iraq or vice versa.
He explained that international law does not permit the use of force and the occupation of the lands of others by force, because Iraq and Kuwait are both independent countries and members of the United Nations, at the same time this occupation was a pretext for American and Western intervention on a large scale in Iraq and the Arab world in general, as a result of the wrong policies of the previous regime.
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As America found in the occupation of Kuwait an excuse to enter the Arab world through its eastern gate, the Americans were willing to pay millions of dollars on condition that Kuwait would give them a foothold on its lands before entering Iraq.
After August 2, 1990, it is Kuwait that pays billions of dollars for the survival of US forces in Kuwait and the Gulf in general.
wrong and wrong
The Secretary of the Vanguard Party added that the occupation of Kuwait was a mistake and a historical sin against the Arab world, and it was the gateway to all the occupations and interventions that took place in Iraq and the Arab world in general, as did Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1979.
This visit greatly ended the Palestinian cause, as well as the impact of the occupation of Kuwait on Arab national security, which was infiltrated by the policies of the former Iraqi regime.
He added: We, as a nationalist Nasserist movement, since the beginning of the occupation took a serious stance against this occupation, and considered it an international crime, and now we are working fundamentally, in order to end the effects of that crime from the memory of the two brotherly Arab peoples in Iraq and Kuwait, and to build strong Arab and national relations based on Brotherhood and common interests, and not allowing Arab blood to be spilled by Arab hands. Since the occupation of Kuwait until now, and for more than three decades, the region has suffered from the fruits of this invasion.
Iraqi motives and irresponsible Kuwaiti positions
For his part, Dr. Qahtan Al-Khafaji, Vice-Chairman of the Political Science Committee in the Iraqi Forum for Elites and Competencies, believes that Iraq would not have entered Kuwait, had it not been for irresponsible Kuwaiti positions, in line with Western aspirations and goals towards Iraq in particular and the region in general, purposes that create the conditions to contain the status it enjoyed Iraq after its victory over Iran in its 8-year war.
He added, in his speech to “Sputnik”, that Iraq had emerged from the war, not victorious over an opponent who targeted Iraq only, but was targeting the Arab region and Islamic unity, so the Arab conviction in the role of Iraq was established, and that it is a seat of Arabism and Islam, with its true faith dimension and not the sectarian one that Iran wants Zionist and Western circles.
Al-Khafaji continued, after Iraq had gained a great place among the Arabs in the region and the Arab world, and the Arab Prime Time Zone’s confidence in the Iraqi role had increased, Zionism feared for its existence, which threatened the Arabs’ attention and awareness of the reality of the Zionist existence and its methods.
The Kuwaiti position, embodied in dumping the global oil market, was the practical plan of the West towards Iraq, for two reasons, the first of which is the financial crisis that Iraq is going through, which is moaning about foreign debts and low oil revenues, and the second reason is that the characteristic of Kuwait’s financial capacity was inclined in their favor at the expense of Iraq If compared.
Al-Khafaji pointed out that Iraq realized the Kuwaiti behavior and insisted on it, despite Iraq alerting them to them at the Arab Summit Conference, but there was Kuwaiti insistence and confirmation of the state of compatibility with the West on Iraq.
We do not forget that the West, especially America and Britain, had exercised a real practical economic boycott against Iraq since 1989, as US “wheat” deals were canceled, and British spare parts that Iraq had previously contracted were banned.
He stressed that, “Iraq found itself between a cold war that it will lose because of the huge economic capabilities of the opponent, and between a hot war that it will also lose due to the size of the opponent’s military capabilities. The Soviets, as the Cold War was the cause of his disappearance forever, but if the West occupied half of the Soviet lands, the Soviets might make up for their situation, and restore what they lost of land.
The Vice-Chairman of the Political Science Committee said, “Iraq was inspired by the Soviet lesson in the Cold War, and also realized that its loss in the Cold War would cover up the reality of Arab positions in front of the world, because the Arabs had their tongues with Iraq and their hearts with the West and the Zionists, so the choice was the hot war. It is harmful to Iraq, for it is benefiting the Arabs, as you will explain the Arab advisor about the client.”
America alone in the world
He pointed out that this event certainly affected the region, not in terms of entering Kuwait, but by Western and Arab exaggerations in dealing with the event later, as the international coalition was not satisfied with the expulsion of Iraq from Kuwait, nor by imposing compensation on it, but rather on ending the Arab experience. and Arab capabilities in Iraq.
Which became the nation’s hope to recover its dues after Iraq won its war against a state that is stronger than it and more capable, and it was the first victory for the Arabs in centuries, and it became a good omen for the Arabs and their future.
The truth is also, that with the end of the Soviets and America’s uniqueness in the world hierarchically, it emptied itself of regional enemies that were less great than the Soviets, which was what used to occupy it, so it emptied itself of the countries it calls rogue, namely “Iraq – Iran – Cuba – North Korea and Libya”, but these countries do not pose an identical danger, but rather They differ, as Iraq is the most dangerous, then Libya, according to Arab regulations and the position on Zionism.
Al-Khafaji noted that, after the collapse of the Soviets, America devoted itself to the lesser enemies, then Carter’s principle came, “that the oil in the Gulf represents a supreme American strategic interest, and America does not hesitate to use force against any measure that violates that.” Then Reagan came to establish the Marines, the force dedicated to protecting American interests. In general, and Arab/American oil in particular.
He explained that, the Kuwaiti position was the one that was the beginning of the implementation of the American plan in the region, a plan that would have been implemented even in light of the cold war between Iraq and its opponents. Arab to restore Arab rights.
Iraq’s entry into Kuwait as part of a broader war prepared against it, has relatively disturbed the American arrangement in the region. The popular Arab acceptance of what happened in Iraq was not achieved, despite the approval of the official Arab dimension. Rather, the Arab Prime Time Zone linked the American invasion and occupation and what happened to Iraq with Arab weakness, Zionist supremacy and control. The American, more than linking it to the restoration of the Kuwaiti right.
Al-Khafaji concluded, and accordingly, Kuwait and the American plan against Iraq were the main cause of the deteriorating situation in the region, and not Iraq’s entry into Kuwait.
As for the leader in the Iraqi National Pact, Abdul Qader Al-Nayel, he believes that “Kuwait practiced a wrong policy and a negative role that contributed to the drop in oil prices, which caused an imminent economic collapse for Iraq, especially after the great financial cost of repelling Iranian aggression for eight years, and Iraq was able to Protecting Kuwait and the Gulf states from the Iranian tide that the region is currently witnessing and has caused great destruction to Iraq.
Where the invasion of Kuwait constituted the main door to the economic siege and the presence of American forces in the Arab region and the Middle East, and made the region on a hot plate that caused instability in the political, military and security situations, and made it a region of bloody conflicts, because America found an excuse for Iraq’s entry into Kuwait a major reason for implementing its projects In which it relied on encouraging sectarianism and sectarian division, and civil fighting to achieve the project of dividing the region into small rival states.
He added in his speech to “Sputnik”, during the entry of the former regime to Kuwait, the world witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union, on which Iraq was dependent on armament and cooperation, which made Iraq face the American and British alliance alone, after Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states lined up against Iraq for fear of invading the region and overthrowing regimes. Their ruling, that Iraq’s illegal entry to Kuwait.
Although Kuwait exerted great pressure on Iraq by all means, and perhaps Kuwait represented a role that was decreed by America to provoke Iraq to enter Kuwait, it contributed to the Arab division and reinforced the Arab and regional isolation of Iraq in a large way, so that the former regime, because of this isolation, sent its warplanes to Iran, which emerged victorious over it. Two years ago, this confirms the size of the chasm created by the invasion of Kuwait.
Everyone got it wrong
The leader of the National Pact continued, “I confirm that the instability, sedition and wars that the region is witnessing are all due to the hellish door caused by the military invasion.
And we stress that this memory should be folded in the annals of the past and we are working on real reconciliation, because everyone made a mistake, Iraq and Kuwait, especially after the occupation of Iraq, Kuwait contributed to the burning of the Iraqi state institutions, and supported the Badr militia and others with funds, which assassinated thousands of officers, pilots, and scholars of Iraq, and this is recorded And documented in the memory of the Iraqis.
Therefore, we must now give priority to the public interest and turn the page on the past with its mistakes, and work on the unity of the situation and positive work between the Iraqi and Kuwaiti Prime Time Zone, save the region, and contribute to extinguishing the fires caused by the Iraqi-Kuwaiti conflict.
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