|Is the Gulf War Syndrome Real
Is the Gulf War Syndrome Real?
On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. The United States government acted
very quickly. Ships were dispatched to the Persian Gulf, and oil prices shot up as and oil
embargo was placed against Iraq. The U.S. government told us that Saddam Hussein was
poised to invade the neighboring countries, including Saudi Arabia, and the worlds oil
supply was threatened. George Bush launched operation "Desert Shield" in which a
coalition of many nation's armies gathered in the deserts of Saudi Arabia bordering Iraq
As the war began, the coalition of national armies assembled in Saudi Arabia took
a few SCUD missile shots fired from Iraq. When the troops started moving in, Sadamís
army turned and tried to get out of Kuwait. The Iraqi "Republican Guard" stayed safely
back, far from the fighting. Several hundred U.S. troops died in the brief battle, and ten's
of thousands of Iraqis died. Many, if not m...