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Kuwaitis Still Missing 11 Years After Invasion
October 3, 2001 9:37 AM   Subscribe

Kuwaitis Still Missing 11 Years After Invasion "They go on about the suffering of the Iraqi people under sanctions and say we are doing this just to keep the embargo in place."
posted by semmi (2 comments total)

 
I'm not terribly surprised that the Iraqi government stupidly would hold on to what amount to political prisoners from Kuwait out of sheer spite -- very little about the Hussein regime surprises me anymore -- but I am surprised that after eleven freakin' years, this is the first time I've seen it mentioned anywhere.

What do y'all make of the yellow-ribbon meme having migrated to an entirely different culture?
posted by alumshubby at 10:26 AM on October 3, 2001


Cry me a river...

After the Gulf War 150,000 Palestinians were collectively accused as "collaborators," and around 200 of them were summarily executed. As in, without trial. Kuwait expelled almost all of its foreign workers (a majority of the population) and confiscated their property. According to a report by Middle East Watch ("A Victory Turned Sour: Human Rights In Kuwait Since Liberation"), hundreds of Palestinians, Bedouins, Iraqis, Sudanese, Egyptians, Tunisians, and others have been tortured, murder, deported, or have suffered loss of property, and have been confined to internment camps. Top Kuwaiti government officials, including Emir Sheikh Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah not only condoned but encouraged such violations of human rights.

(info. taken from The Fire This Time, by Ramsey Clark)

And they're bitching about political prisoners?
Pot. Kettle. Black.
posted by Coda at 11:23 AM on October 3, 2001


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