Kuwait Chaos and Revenge

Kuwait is burning -- physically, politically and spiritually. Kuwait City, where 80% of the prewar population of 2 million lived, is a sad, lonely town. The skyscrapers are abandoned, their ground-level shops have been looted, and nearly everything is covered with an oily soot, a reminder of the ongoing conflagration outside the capital -- the hundreds of oil-well fires depleting the nation's lifeblood at a rate far greater than anyone had predicted.

Wherever one travels, nerves are raw, tensions deep. Many of those who remained while Iraq pillaged and raped their land resent those who fled, and sizable numbers in both...

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