Kuwait and the Gulf War, 1991
- Aug. 1990 Iraq invades Kuwait
- "No more Munichs" proclaimed by George Bush Sr. and placed sanctions on Iraq to pull out
- 30 countries join in a coalition against Iraq (including some Arab countries)
- USA made sure Israel would not join for fear of losing the Arab support
- Kuwait liberated after 4 days (90,000 Iraqi casualties)
- Bush did not invade Iraq or remove Saddam in fear of losing the Arab support
- Threat of poison and gas high
- Saddam tried to get Israelis involved by firing SCUD missiles at them.
During August of 1990 Iraq invades Kuwait to begin the Gulf War. The idea of "No more Munichs" proclaimed by George Bush Senior put a number of sanctions into place for Iraq to pull out. In response, 30 countries all together joined in a coalition against Iraq including a few Arab countries, although the USA ensured Israel did not join for fear of losing Arab support. Kuwait was quickly liberated in 4 days, with a total of 90,000 Iraqi casualties. George Bush took no real action for he did not want to fall out of favour with the Arabs. Threats of torture with poison and gas were high, and Saddam even tried to get the Israeli's involved by firing SCUD missiles at them.