Comment by Jim Campbell
June 11th, 2021
I’ve followed and supported Michael Yon who has been an embedded reporter since the first entry of U.S. Troops since U.S. and allied troops attacked in Operation Desert Storm.
He was a green beret.
There to get some of the facts as a non-combattent when his position was being overrun he picked up a rifle and began shooting the tangos.
Operation Desert Storm was the first major foreign crisis for the United States after the end of the Cold War.
On Aug. 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein led a well-equipped Iraqi army into Kuwait, a major supplier of oil to the United States.
The U.S. had supplied Iraq with military aid during its eight-year war with Iran, giving Iraq the fourth-largest army in the world at that time. This posed a threat to Saudi Arabia, another major exporter of oil.
If Saudi Arabia fell, Iraq would control one-fifth of the world’s oil supply.
The Iraqi leader also was repeatedly violating United Nations resolutions, so the U.S. had U.N. support in responding to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
Desert Storm Key Facts:
More than 500,000 American troops deployed to Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Shield, in case Iraqi troops attacked Saudi Arabia.
On Jan. 17, 1991, Operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm, backed by public support after diplomacy failed. 3 Desert Storm became the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia.
The U.S. and 40 allied nations, including several Arab nations, flew more than 18,000 air deployment missions, more than 116,000 combat air sorties and dropped 88,500 tons of bombs. 5 After air attacks that lasted for six weeks, the ground campaign lasted only 100 hours before Kuwait was liberated.
Iraq tried to split the coalition by launching Scud missiles at Israel, but Israel refrained from responding, thanks to its partnership with the United States.
Desert Storm saw the first use of the MIM-104C Patriot missile system in combat, where it was used to intercept Scud missiles.
It was also the first time the Air Force used stealth and space systems support capabilities against a modern, integrated air defense.
About 697,000 U.S. troops took part in the war, with 299 losing their lives.
The United States remains in good standing with many of the countries involved in the coalition that began with Operation Desert Storm 27 years ago.
The EPOCH TIMES
June 11, 2021
The United States is still making sense of what took place on Jan 6 at Capitol Hill in Washington, and among the accusations has been that the radical organization Antifa was involved at the protests.
To learn more about this we’ve invited to speak with us Michael Yon, a war correspondent who has attended hundreds of protests, and who has deep insights into Antifa and their tactics.
For those who haven’t followed this story closely or at all, it must be remembered that Saddam Hussein had millions of cubic tons of yellow cake uranium, used to make nuclear weapons and that he was considered a war criminal for his actions in trying to take Kuwait.