Operation Desert Storm Analysis

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The United states’ responded to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, but what was the true intent of the United States? Was this war a true effort to liberate the people of Kuwait or was it to secure Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s oil fields to protect their interests in the oil trade, or even both? Operation Desert Storm also referred to as the Persian Gulf War or simply the first Gulf War, begins to unfold in an effort by the iraqi government, to pay off the debt from the eight years of war with Iran. on August 2, 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait, a small oil rich-nation in order to provide a financial solution, Kuwait was a major supplier of oil to the United States at the time. The Iraqi takeover of kuwait posed a threat to Saudi Arabia, another major…show more content…
It could spur further calls for war crimes trial.” On the other side of the war a different perspective that claims extreme abuse and torture that American POW’s that were captured by the Iraqi soldiers underwent. The article is clearly more in favor of support of Operation Desert Storm, and unlike the previous article this one sheds a much darker light on the Iraqi army during their invasion of Kuwait. “All 23 American prisoners of war captured by Iraqi forces during Operation Desert Storm, including two U.S. servicewomen, were tortured or abused by their captors,” this article is using the pathos persuasive method, the article gives vivid detail on the horrendous state and condition these American POW’s were placed in, “In several instances, Iraqi interrogators broke bones, perforated eardrums and threatened to shoot or dismember the American prisoners in their custody, Army Col. Bill Jordan said in testimony before Congress ' Human Rights Caucus.” This article portrays the Iraqi soldiers who invaded Kuwait as ruthless and cruel. “One Bush Administration official, interviewed separately, said that the two women POWs--Army Specialist Melissa Rathbun-Nealy and Maj. Rhonda Cornum--were both subjected to sexual threats, and one was fondled by her captors.”, this article claims that not only are they causing unimaginable physical and emotional pain to the…show more content…
From logical fallacies, and bias claims that the United States led a massive cover up story just to secure oil interests - and even completely fabricated stories of iraqi soldiers murdering innocent kuwaiti babies- to sources that used ethos, pathos, and logos persuasive techniques involving cruel stories of Iraqi military soldiers- under the command of Saddam Hussein-that used unforgivable, barbaric torture methods against United States POWs. There is only one clear cut solution, in the overwhelming amount of information that was factual and the least bias. It is clear the United States was acting in the best interests of the American people as well as its government , maintained control of one of the world’s most important natural resource, and put an end to the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait . If Operation Desert Storm was never set in motion, a man who spent his entire life causing chaos, murdering innocent people in his own country, and who wanted nothing more than to watch the world become engulfed by hate and fear, would have gained control over ⅕ of the world oil supply. The evidence that suggests the war was unsuccessful or was a cover up to hid the true intent of the government are full of logical fallacies, and bias information, the overall research was factual and the least bias information
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