February 6, 1993 |
The U.N. Security Council approved sending a battalion of 750 armed soldiers and support staff to patrol the potentially explosive frontier between Iraq and Kuwait and to use force to repel any incursions. A resolution, adopted by a 15-0 vote, leaves open the possibility of more troops in the future. The measure was authorized under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which allows for the use of force in case of violations.
November 22, 1990 |
The U.N. Security Council is expected to convene as early as Monday to once again consider the Persian Gulf crisis, U.N. sources said Wednesday. The focal point would be a draft resolution by Kuwait decrying the suffering its citizens have undergone since the Aug. 2 invasion by Iraq. The resolution condemns attempts by Iraq to alter the population of Kuwait and to destroy Kuwaiti government records.
March 28, 1991 |
Kuwait, fighting allegations that some Palestinians living there have been tortured and killed since the emirate was freed from Iraqi occupation, has told the United Nations that it will protect its Palestinian population. The Kuwait News Agency on Wednesday quoted a letter to U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar from Kuwait's ambassador to the United Nations as saying that the International Committee of the Red Cross is free to visit any detainees in Kuwait.
January 28, 1991
Pogue's "Don't Tell Me What to Read, See or Think" was an excellent diatribe against the would-be moralists. If these people had their way, we might as well leave the lens cap on when shooting a film, empty our pens of their ink of expression, let our brushes of paint dry out and close our mouths to the freedom of speech. What would result from this bastardization of feelings would be a colorless, thoughtless, speechless world bound by the restraints of an Orwellian mind-set.
October 18, 1988
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the main lobbying group for Israel on Capitol Hill, has been called out of step with "the consensus of the organized Jewish community" on some important Mideast issues by leaders of three of the United States' most important Jewish organizations, the New York Times reported.
April 20, 1991 |
The commander of a U.N. peacekeeping force said Friday that his soldiers won't be fully deployed along the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border for weeks. As a result, U.S. troops may face an extended stay to care for refugees. Maj. Gen. Gunther Greindl, an Austrian, said some U.N. military observers were scheduled to arrive today in Kuwait city and would be sent soon to a buffer zone straddling the border.