Aug 2, 2011
August 2nd, thousands of Iraqi troops crossed the Kuwaiti border, occupying the small peaceful neighboring country. Days later Saddam Hussain claimed and declared Kuwait as Iraq's 19th province and proclaimed military victory.
Today its been 21 years, 21 years of suffering remembering the horrible times that was hard on all of us remembering the ones we lost our most honored martyrs who sacrificed their blood and lives for Kuwait who sacrificed their lives for us, loved ones and for their children and grandchildren to live in freedom , with pride and dignity "united".
The invasion scarred us for life leading us to insecurity and mistrust issues, we will never forget that day we all love Kuwait no matter how much I write I wont be able to express the love for this land. However getting emotionally attached to the past will keep us in the past while we should work for the future, a wise man once said don't worry about your mistakes a smart man learns from his and others mistake. We should learn from our mistakes to push us toward the future we want.
The US put together a coalition of states over thirty members to fight Iraq. The coalition included the United Kingdom, France, and most of the Arab countries. On February 23 the US gave Iraq twenty four hours to begin withdrawing its forces from Kuwait. Shortly thereafter the coalition launched a major ground strike inside Iraq, and Iraqi forces began to retreat from the border with Kuwait. Iraqi forces proved to be very weak, suffering from oppression and undersupply. Large numbers surrendered without firing a shot. Coalition troops advanced near Baghdad. 3 Days after it had started, the ground war ended, and on the 26th of February 1991 the coalition declared Kuwait Liberated.
There is no place like home, let us work for a better place. I was born in Kuwait and willing to continue living in this wonderful country. Let us preserve the trust that was passed to us from our grandfathers and continue building on the foundation which the created for us.
Kuwait is Free