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On August 2 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait The United States government actedvery quickly Ships were dispatched to the Persian Gulf and oil prices shot up as and oilembargo was placed against Iraq The US government told us that Saddam Hussein waspoised to invade the neighboring countries including Saudi Arabia and the worlds oilsupply was threatened George Bush launched operation Desert Shield in which acoalition of many nations armies gathered in the deserts of Saudi Arabia bordering Iraq As the war began the coalition of national armies assembled in Saudi Arabia tooka few SCUD missile shots fired from Iraq When the troops started moving in Sadamsarmy turned and tried to get out of Kuwait The Iraqi Republican Guard stayed safelyback far from the fighting Several hundred US troops died in the brief battle and tensof thousands of Iraqis died Many if not most of the US deaths were the result ofAt this point George Bush decided to bring the troops home UN weaponsinspectors converged on Iraq and the coalition armies dispersed Perhaps the most hypedwar in history was now over It was almost certainly the war most orchestrated for themedia All the troops had been drilled for months in preparation for a tremendous battleand possibly chemical and biological weapons Suddenly it was over They were sent homeand returned to their normal everyday lives Memories of the threat of chemical and Years pass before rumors begin to surface a veteran suddenly died for no knowncause there was a veteran who developed an enormous tumor and there was a veteranwhos new child is severely malformed The threat of chemical and biological weaponsreturns to everyones memory People start thinking that perhaps this is the cause of all The threat seemed very real If it could be demonstrated that Gulf Warveterans are suffering from the effects of chemical or biological weapons they might havegrounds for some restitution from the United States government or perhaps the Iraqigovernment Organizations began to form
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