Kuwait had formally been a part of Iraq.
Like Texas is part of the United States.
British Petroleum drew a line on a map with a grease pencil in a tent creating Kuwait in 1935 taking the land and ports and oil away from Iraq and installing a Royal Family favorable to their interests.
August 2-4, 1990
Saddam Hussein invaded and took it back.
He built his Army with oil money.
He had semi truck loads of hundred dollar bills.
We went to War.
France and Germany and England and Australia and a few dozen others by our side.
Saddam Hussein lit something like 150 oil wells on fire when we attacked by air to start the war.
Launched from Saudi Arabia.
Operation Shock and Awe we called it.
We bombed and bombarded them into obliviation for about a week before we sent in the ground troops to finish them off.
We killed and wounded somewhere between twenty five and fifty thousand men.
Depending on who you talk too.
We lost one hundred forty seven men killed.
Great Britain less than fifty men and France lost nine men.
Saudi Arabia retaliated on 9-11-2001 to save face for helping us do this from their soil.
George Bush and Dick Cheney kissed the cheeks of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family a few days later assuring them that we knew it wasn't them.
It was their outcast son and eighteen other Saudi Arabians saving face for them.
Great Britain and France and American Oil Companies and Banking and Wall Street and the European Union created ISIS and Boko Haram.
They just attacked France.
"Big Oil" has taken over our government and is ruling the world..
The world is fighting back..
One point three billion Middle East Moslems to start with and then Russian and Chinese and Asian populations and armies equaling another three billion or so..
Something like five billion people and their armies opposing European and United States control.
Axis and allies equaling about one billion and the bulk of the Nuclear Weapons...