The Gulf: Where Shadows Are Dark

In Kuwait, food supplies are dwindling, a resistance force is growing, and order is breaking down as Iraqi soldiers pillage stores, grabbing whatever they want

Several days after Iraq invaded Kuwait, a clandestine radio station passed word that a satellite would pass over Kuwait City at midnight and snap photographs. The message instructed citizens to go to their roofs to demonstrate their opposition to Saddam Hussein. As improbable as that scenario might sound, thousands of Kuwaitis climbed to the tops of buildings at midnight and unfurled huge banners in Arabic and English -- the letters three feet high -- reading KUWAIT FOR US, NOT FOR THE IRAQIS! and WE DIE AND KUWAIT LIVES! Despite the bursts from automatic weapons fired into the air by nervous Iraqi...

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