Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The Gulf War of 1991 was watched by millions of people worldwide on CNN. The television network opens its archives to present this account of the war in a series narrated by Bernard Shaw. Shaw covered the high-tech Gulf War live from Kuwait, where Saddam Hussein sent military forces to take over oil interests there. The United States intervened on behalf of Kuwait, as well as its own oil interests, against Iraq. This episode examines events after the American victory. There are pictures of American soldiers giving their rations to starving Iraqi soldiers, Kurdish people pleading for America to rid them of their oppressor Saddam Hussein, and the destructive oil field fires set on order of the Iraqi dictator forced to surrender his designs on Kuwait.
war, Persian-Gulf, gulf