When justifying the invasion of the Iraq war, the Bush administration argued that this is a war of humanitarian intervention. The reasons for intervention according to the humanitarian perspective was that Saddam had been accused of, and I quote, “ forcing Iraqi women to endure horrendous, intolerable cruelty; systematically employing rape, torture and murder for political gain. For example, many human rights groups estimate that nearly 300-thousand Iraqis disappeared since the time Saddam took power in 1979. Thousands of Iraqi women watched in horror as their families were brutally slaughtered. Many of the men were jailed or dragged from their homes in the middle of the night—never to return; their fates unknown” and many more accusations.
Iraq owed a substantial amount of money to Kuwait for the expenses in the Iran-Iraq War. In the wake of taking the oil, Saddam Hussein attempted to replenish his nation’s financial deficit with the revenue he “produced using extra oil deals” (3). Assuming control Kuwait would eliminate his obligation. Hussein claimed that Kuwait owed him for battling the Iranians for the advantage of all Arab countries. Additionally, he convinced himself that Kuwait should be a territory of Iraq since it was originally a domain of the Ottoman Empire.
Kuwait as an Arab country was influenced by Islamic culture throughout history. This influence began when a lot of "Arab Tribes" started to convert to Islam, which promotes peaceful methods such as mediation for resolving disputes. This mindset encouraged existing Arab tribes to use non-violent approaches to resolve their disputes, rather than the violent methods they were accustomed to. Also, the Kuwaiti legal system, by law, does not prohibit settlement out of courts, but there is no legal process or protection for those who choose to settle outside of
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict all started roughly in the 1900’s when the Ottomans and the Arabs coexisted somewhat peacefully due to a common enemy. The Turks. However, this coexistence ended when WWI had started and the British encouraged the Arabs to revolt against the Ottomans promising them that they would have the right to set up an Arab State after the war. The Arabs believed this was a good deal, so they revolted against the Ottomans in 1916. After the war, the British foreign secretary, Arthur James Balfour, gave official support to Britain’s Jewish community to establish a national home for Jews in Palestine.
Despite the fact that the greater number of people residing in the State of Kuwait are of Arab origin, less than half are incipiently from the Arabian Peninsula (KUNA, 2016). The exploration of oil in 1938 drove many Arabs from close-by states. After the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi invasion in 1991, the Kuwaiti Government undertook serious efforts to decrease the expatriate population by particularly binding the entry of workers from countries whose leaders had encouraged Iraq during the Gulf War (United States Department of State, 2016). Kuwait later discarded this strategy, and it presently has an extensive foreign labor force, around 68% of the total population is non-Kuwaiti. (KUNA,
These shared patterns distinguish one from another group and also identify the members of a culture group”(CARLA’s definition). Culture can be defined by how the members of particular group interpret, use and perceive the artifacts, tools, or other tangible cultural elements. In modernized societies, it is not the material objects or tangible aspects of human societies that distinguishes one from another, but what do are its beliefs, core values, interpretations and perspectives. (What is Culture? CARLA) .
Culture is defined as the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. It is a term derived from the Latin “colere”, which means to tend to the earth and grow. It is constantly growing and changing, never stagnant or set in stone. It encompasses anything from food, what people wear, how they act, music, art, food, and beliefs of right and wrong and many other aspects (Zimmerman, 2017). Culture is learned, it is not biological.
Initially, a coalition led by U.S. military armed forces pursued a limited objective, deploying as a frontline deterrent to an Iraqi attack on Saudi Arabia.8 But, the U.S. led coalition quickly expanded its scope and conduct of operations, to include economic sanctions, military threats, and limited air strikes aimed at forcing an Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait. As the number of nations and size of U.S. led coalition forces committed to the operation increased, so did the resolve of the U.S to oust Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Total war began with a massive, U.S. led, ground and air offensive against occupying Iraqi forces in Kuwait. The U.S. led coalition had three termination objectives. First, the total devastation of Iraqi military forces rendering it combat ineffective; second, the complete withdrawal of Iraqi military forces from Kuwait; and third, the full restoration of the legitimate government of Kuwait.
Culture is the customs, lifestyles, social habits and shared pattern behaviors of cognitive constructs learned by socialization. It encompasses language, cuisine, the arts, and achievement ideals pertinent to a nation or organization of people. To loosely quote E.B. Taylor, creator of cultural anthropology, and the first to coin the term ‘culture’ in the eighteenth century, believes it is “the complex whole which includes knowledge, morals, beliefs…acquired by man as a member of society”. (A. Bhatt 2012) Culture is a way of life.
Culture is a type of norms and social behaviors that are found in human society. The different community tends to exercise different culture promoting diversity. Culture encompasses religion, language, social habitat and even the type of music that people listen. In most cases, a community is judged based on the type of culture that they tend to practice. Several characteristics define the culture of a given community.