The Kuwaiti Oil Fires (Environmental Disasters (Facts on File))
The Kuwaiti Oil Fires recounts the heroic efforts of private firefighting crews who in 1991 worked to discover new methods to bring the horrific oil well fires of Kuwait under control. Discussions include the effects on wildlife, the environment, and the economy of the small country.
In defeat, Saddam Hussein ordered his army to set fire to Kuwait's oil wells. With the loss of oil revenue and the environmental damage, it was up to famed Red Adair and other fearless firefighters to save the day!The Kuwaiti Oil Fires is part of the Easy-to-Read non-fiction series “Disasters” that will engage readers of all ages, including English Language Learners. These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world. The Disaster series probes the loss of the space shuttle Challenger’s crew, the oil-well fires set in Kuwait by forces of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq during the first Gulf War, the Korean airliner shot down by Russia in the Former Soviet Union, the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and the Mount St. Helens eruption.
Vintage photo of Gulf War:Kuwaiti oil well set alight.
Size Size of photo 8.2" x 11.7" Gulf WarGulf War Photobox.jpgClockwise from top: USAF F-15Es, F-16s, and a F-15C flying over burning Kuwaiti oil wells; British troops from the Staffordshire Regiment in Operation Granby; camera view from a Lockheed AC-130; Highway of Death; M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle.Date2 August 1990 â€" 28 February 1991(6 months, 3 weeks and 5 days)Invasion of Kuwait2â€"4 August 1990Operation Desert Storm 17 January â€" 28 February 1991(1 month, 1 week and 4 days)LocationIraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Persian GulfResultCoalition victoryIraqi forces expelled from KuwaitKuwaiti monarchy restoredDestruction of Iraqi and Kuwaiti infrastructureFailed Shia/Kurdish uprisings against the Iraqi governmentSaddam Hussein regime of the Iraqi Baathist government retains power in IraqUN sanctions against IraqIraqi no-fly zones establishedUnited Nations Security Council Resolution 687 establishes cease-fire terms, beginning of the Iraq disarmament timeline 1990â€"2003TerritorialchangesRepublic of Kuwait and the Kuwait Governorate of the de facto 19th governorate of Iraq returned to the State of KuwaitIraqi Kurdistan obtains autonomy, establishment of the northern Iraq no fly zone by the USBelligerents Kuwait United States United Kingdom France Saud...
1988 Press Photo Kuwaiti supertanker Bridgeton in oil convoy in the Persian Gulf - Historic Images
This is an original press photo. In a dangerous game of follow-the-leader, the Kuwaiti supertanker Bridgeton, the first reflagged ship to strike a mine in the Persian Gulf, is back in service and part of another tanker convoy. Bridgeton was damaged last July soon after the United States began escorting reflagged oil tankers of Kuwait, and outspoken ally of Iraq in its war with Iran. The 550-mile-long gulf, its basin source of half the world's oil, is a maze of exclusion zones, atttack sitesm, and minefields. Photo measures 10.25 x 8 inches. Photo is dated --1988.
Just before the end of the 1990-1991 Gulf War, more than 700 wells in Kuwaiti oil fields were set on fire. Several international companies and scientific organisations were involved in extinguishing the fires and in assessing the impact of this major environmental incursion. Kuwaiti Oil Fires: Regional Environmental Perspectives summarises these effects. The topics covered include the application of remote sensing techniques to determine the location of wells on fire and plume movement; air quality and particulate monitoring by ground stations and aircraft measurements; organic and inorganic constituents in the air; use of modeling techniques to study dispersion characteristics of pollutants and deposition of soot; and the efforts by the fire fighters in extinguishing fires and capping the wells. A brief overview of the causes of the crisis and the role of regional and international groups in resolving the dispute is presented as well as some basic and useful statistics of the region covering general information on economic aspects and exploitation of oil resources in both Iraq and Kuwait. Problems faced by the fire fighting teams, the preparations made to overcome the problems, and technology used in extinguishing the well fires are also discussed. Numerous colour photographs ar...
The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE
The contrast between Kuwait and the UAE today illustrates the vastly different possible futures facing the smaller states of the Gulf. Dubai's rulers dream of creating a truly global business center, a megalopolis of many millions attracting immigrants in great waves from near and far. Kuwait, meanwhile, has the most spirited and influential parliament in any of the oil-rich Gulf monarchies.In The Wages of Oil, Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies. The Gulf has seen enormous changes in recent years, and more are to come. Herb explains the nature of the changes we are likely to see in the future. He starts by asking why Kuwait is far ahead of all other Gulf monarchies in terms of political liberalization, but behind all of them in its efforts to diversify its economy away from oil. He compares Kuwait with the United Arab Emirates, which lacks Kuwait’s parliament but has moved ambitiously to diversify. This data-rich book reflects the importance of both politics and economic development issues for decision-makers in the Gulf. Herb develops a political economy of the Gulf that ties together a variety of issues usually treated separately: Kuwait's National Assembly, Dubai's real estate boom, the paucity of citizen labor in th...
Size Size of photo 9.4" x 11.1" Flames and billowing black smoke from the Kuwaiti oil well torched by Iraqi forces. This photograph originates from the International Magazine Services photo archive. IMS was a editorial photo archive in Scandinavia founded in 1948 but evolved from older archives that have images in the collection also. The archive is in great condition and been in storage for a long time and the images in the collection are now being sold off one by one. The images in this archive where distributed in only 10-15 copies around the world at the time and many copies have been lost or damaged during time, each copy from the collection is therefore very rare and unique. This kind of rare images are not only a great thing to own but also a great investment. Own a piece of history with this great photography memorabilia. By purchasing a photo from IMXPIX Images, copyright does not transfer. We are selling these photos as collectibles only and no copyright is implied. Detected: OCR:
Kuwaiti National Security and the U.S.-Kuwaiti Strategic Relationship after Saddam
The U.S.-Kuwaiti military and political relationship has been of considerable value to both countries since at least 1990. This alliance was formed in the aftermath of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s brutal invasion of Kuwait and the U.S. decision to free Kuwait with military force in 1991. Saddam’s later defeat and removal from power in 2003 has ended an important rationale for the alliance, but a close look at current strategic realities in the Gulf suggests that Kuwait remains an important U.S. ally. It is also an ally that faces a number of serious national security concerns in the turbulent post-Saddam era. Problems with an assertive Iran, an unstable Iraq, and the continuing threat of terrorism will require both Kuwaitis and Americans to rethink and revise previous security approaches to meet the shared goals of reducing terrorism and regional instability.
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Kuwait - Oil Fields
Oil traders said on Sunday (9/10) that the Iraqi military buildup
on the Kuwaiti border was unlikely to disrupt world oil markets.
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