The Kuwait Invasion Anniversary

Post by Mark

Every year on the anniversary of the 1990 Kuwait Invasion, I like to share some links related to the war. The last two links are new this year, check them all out below:

Free Kuwait
This is a website that focuses on the campaign that was led by Kuwaitis in exile and is loaded with photos and information.

Kuwait Invasion – The Evidence
This is a website that contains over 1,200 pictures taken right after the 1990 invasion as photographic evidence to all the destruction caused by Iraq.

Short movie: Hearts of Palm
Hearts of Palm is a short movie set in August 2nd 1990 and deals with Kuwaiti students living in Miami Florida during the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait.

The Class of 1990
This is a short documentary about reuniting class mates years after the 1990 Iraqi invasion.

Homemade video from the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
Video clips taken by a Kuwaiti family during the Iraqi invasion

Desert Storm Photos
Photos taken by soldiers during Desert Storm.

Short Animation: Sandarah
A captivating story based on true events that took place during the 1990 Iraqi invasion.

First Account of Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait
Interviews with various Kuwaitis that were in Kuwait during the 1990 invasion.

Iraqi Invasion Pictures
Photos of the Gulf War aftermath.

Politics of Wor
A tumblr account with some not so commonly seen photos from the Gulf War. (Warning some are graphic)

Magnum Photos
A gallery of images taken during the Gulf War by some great photographers. (Warning some are graphic)

Photos in this post are by Bruno Barbey


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22 comments, add your own...


  1. Kuwait says:

    Shall I start the debate,
    Iraqi invasion or Saddam’s invasion?

  2. Frankie says:

    And see how they forget all the international assistance and what all the expats did to suppprt them and their country!

    • afnanzn says:

      imagine an alternate timeline, all the oil wells have burned away, citizens are required to work as hard as expats to make a living, less racism, more humbleness… sounds like a nightmare a local would have. lol.

    • BU Hani says:

      Nobody forgot.

    • Sulaiman-COGNAC says:

      I see you just want to fucking rant, need proof? The shaheed Park memorial talks about how international powers (us and ussr) set aside their differences to help us. The every single newspaper talks about how the world help save Kuwait, the Amir sent cables of gratitude and the fireworks and propaganda dances on national day always show the flags of countries that saved us and that’s why they all their diplomats are in the front row with the Amir. You can take your shitty attitude and piss off.

  3. Kuwaiti says:

    I’m really glad we got support from many countries to help us during the invasion, you guys have all my gratitude.
    but those who praise saddam hussain should burn in hell, I really wish for those who praise saddam to feel how it is to be invaded, to feel how it is to be in your own house and in your own room and you’re still afraid that someone might come and kill you and your family for no reason at all.
    those were the dark days, Thank you all for everyone who helped us, thank you…

  4. BU Hani says:

    #NEVERFORGET

    Never Forget – what caused the invasion.
    Never Forget – what happened to us during the invasion.
    Never Forget – how helpless we felt during the invasion.
    Never Forget – how united we were as a people.
    Never Forget – how BLESSED we are to have our home back.

    Kids need to be taught to love Kuwait more. Never to repeat past mistakes (Racism/Sunni-Shia divide/Squandering precious resources/etc)

    All what we have and love could be gone in ONE DAY.
    Lets make sure this never happens again.

    • fara7 says:

      Thank you very much for this list, Mark.

      May God save Kuwait and her people.
      May God bestow peace among us all.

      Bu Hani – + 1 million upvotes

  5. The Other Ahmed says:

    Anyone ever see the movie, Three Kings?

  6. Think says:

    Dude did you just spell War as “Wor”?

  7. Badabing says:

    A sad event like this is never called an anniversary.

    Mark I suggest you, from a linguistic perspective, to use words like Memorial or Commemoration to describe the iraqi invasion, but certainly not an Anniversary.

    my 2 cents.

    • Mark says:

      The word anniversary applies to both sad or happy events. Memorial? Do you even know what that means?

      Memorial: a statue or structure established to remind people of a person or event

      Commemoration: a ceremony or celebration in which a person or event is remembered

      So from “a linguistic perspective” both words you’ve recommended make no sense in this situation and the word anniversary is in fact the correct word to use.

      Anniversary: the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous yea

    • Sulaiman-COGNAC says:

      Btw Kuwait times used anniversary, so did Arab times and the guardian used it both for Kuwait and both world wars. I’m guessing you should email them your comment, I’d love to hear the guardian’s response.

  8. dalal says:

    i came here just because
    mark
    why at the top it says Kuwait invasion lol. it felt weird to read

  9. Mishal F A Abul says:

    Wish i could share my photos of the war when i was in the Army while most of the locals ran away & partying in Europe


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