I cant believe it has been already 20 years for the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait. I remember it very well, I was 15 years old then but was interested in politics. I do consider the 2nd of August 90 along with the 5th of June 76 the two main dates that contribute to the fall of the Arabs in contemporary history.
I categorize them with dates like the ivasion of Baghada by Mongols in the 13th century or the fall of the Anadlus in the 15th century...
Kuwait had heavily funded the 8-year-long Iraqi war against Iran. By the time the war ended, Iraq was not in a financial position to repay the $14 billion it borrowed from Kuwait to finance its war. Iraq argued that the war had prevented the rise of Iranian influence in the Arab World. However, Kuwait's reluctance to pardon the debt created strains in the relationship between the two Arab countries. During late 1989, several official meetings were held between the Kuwaiti and Iraqi leaders but they were unable to break the deadlock between the two.
Such day really brings bad memories, and it was a start of 10 years of me doughting the ideology of having one Arab World that ended up by forgetting about completely by year 2001.