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False Flag Memory Lane - Kuwaiti Girl in 1990: Iraqi Soldiers Murdered New-Borns (Video)

1990's Nayirah Testimony is a classic example of false flag propaganda used as a pretext for American intervention


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A few decades ago in 1990, 15 year old Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ gave an extremely emotional speech in Congressional testimony. She falsely claimed that Iraqi soldiers had murdered Kuwaiti new-borns during the wartime occupation.

It was later discovered that the story was made up, and that in fact, she was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US, and that the whole show was orchestrated by a US PR firm, Hill & Knowlton. Since then Nayirah has had to hide her identity for safety reasons, and her whereabouts are not publicly known. Hill & Knowlton was never punished for their role in helping to involve the US in a war under false pretenses.

The NGO "Citizens for a Free Kuwait" arranged for the speech to be heard at The Congressional Human Rights Caucus and this dishonest and manipulative speech influenced support for the American participation in the 1st Gulf War.

The claims of this speech, that Iraqi soldiers had intentionally and cruelly harmed children and infants during their occupation, were not true.

An ABC investigation later concluded that Iraqi troops  "almost certainly had not stolen hospital incubators and left hundreds of Kuwaiti babies to die." 


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