Friday, July 17, 2015

The strands of Saddam

A strange echo of the July 1990 Saddam invasion of Kuwait in the identity of the Chattanooga Tennessee shooter Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez --

KUWAIT, July 17 (KUNA) ­­ The Interior Ministry on Friday confirded that the man who killed four US marines in two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday was not "of Kuwaiti origin." The "terrorist" who was subsequently killed, as US officials confirmed, was "of Jordanian origin, born in Kuwait" in 1990 during the Iraqi invasion of the country

That was a tough time to be born in Kuwait, especially to a non-Kuwaiti family and to a nationality (most likely Palestinian) that was seen as insufficiently loyal to the coalition against Saddam. "Jihadi John" is also from that era.

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