Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait (5/10)

On August 2nd 1990, Saddam Hussein of Iraq launched what was supposed to be one of the most surprising attacks in history against the oil-rich country of Kuwait. That is until the revelation that the USA Government had received warnings from the CIA that the invasion was planned prior to the invasion actually being carried out. The invasion by Iraq had been planned for at least five years by Hussein and, instead of listening to CIA intelligence, the $1.2 billion loan given to the dictator just days prior to August 2nd by the US arguably did more to encourage the invasion than anything else. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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