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On This Day 1990: Outrage at Iraqi TV Hostage Show


Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, Saddam Hussein, TV, Iraq )


- 1430 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has appeared on state television with western hostages, provoking a storm of outrage.



   

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Past Member (0)
Saturday August 22, 2015, 11:24 pm
I remember that vividly.
Thank you Ray
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 1:57 am
i don't remember this.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 3:19 am
Saddam Hussein regularly stage-managed these events.

In Context
Saddam made a second TV appearance with the hostages.

In early September the women and children, including five-year old Stuart Lockwood, were allowed to fly home.

The men were not allowed to leave until early December.

Stuart Lockwood returned with his family to Worcester, central England but suffered a personal loss in 2001 when his father, Derek, died of a heart attack.

The refusal of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to withdraw his troops from Kuwait led to the UN-backed Operation Desert Storm in January 1991.

It would end in February with the defeat of the Iraqis and their subsequent forced departure from Kuwait.
 

Connie O (45)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 9:28 am
I do remember this. Thank you.
 
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