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Congratulations Hill & Knowlton, the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. government on the 25th anniversay of “Babies and Incubators.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED OCTOBER 9, 2015


On October 10, 1990, a 15-year-old girl, then identified only as “Nayirah,” gave tearful testimony before the U.S. Congress  She gave tearful testimony about how, during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait, she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers storming the maternity ward at the hospital in which she claimed to be a volunteer. According to her tale, the soldiers removed babies from the incubators and left them on the “cold floor”  (this is Kuwait, not Canada, keep in mind) to die. The Iraqi soldiers then supposedly removed the incubators. Presumably, taking them back to Iraq. It was a performance worthy of an Academy Award.

15-year-old war criminal Nayirah al-Sabah gives testimony before the U.S. Congress on October 10, 1990 about purported brutality by Iraqi troops, including killings of babies and theft of incubators from Kuwaiti hospitals. 15-year-old war criminal Nayirah al-Sabah gives testimony before the U.S. Congress on October 10, 1990 about purported brutality by Iraqi troops, including killings of babies and theft of incubators from Kuwaiti hospitals.

The tale took on a life of its own. It was repeated…

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