TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER: RETURNING TO KUWAIT

Jean Sasson

So lovely to meet the Emir of Kuwait, someone I greatly admire and respect So lovely to meet the Emir of Kuwait, someone I greatly admire and respect

AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, JEAN SASSON

                                     RETURNS TO KUWAIT

The last time I was in Kuwait was in March, 1991, when I was an invited guest of the Kuwaiti government’s FREEDOM FLIGHT, an organized flight taking guests into the war-torn country after liberation to see the result of the invasion and occupation. I had written the book The Rape of Kuwait, the only book written that told the world what happened to Kuwaitis on the day of the invasion on August 2, 1990.  I chose to remain in the country nearly a month after the departure of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States and other invited guests had left.  I felt a close attachment to Kuwaitis and yearned to meet with individual Kuwaitis, including freedom fighters, as well as others whom had been…

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