DURING the past six years, the American Gulf War Veterans Association has received numerous reports from veterans [as has this website] stating that US forces were responsible for the setting of the oil well fires at the end of the Gulf War.
One veteran has now stepped forward and given a detailed account of how he and others in special teams, moved forward of the front, behind enemy lines ahead of US forces, set explosive and incendiary charges on the well heads, and remained hidden until after the charges were remotely detonated and US forces advanced beyond their position.
“We were mustered into the briefing tent at which point a gentleman whom I first had thought to be an American… but I was concerned because he was wearing a UN uniform and insignias, began to brief us on the operation.”
“There was concern that America, the American public, might see this conflict as an unnecessary thing, and we were asked to do this… or we were ordered to do this in order to remove any… to sway any public opinion… American public opinion to remove any doubts whatsoever that Saddam Hussein and his regime were a terrible evil that had to be dealt with.”
Stating that he was given a small number of wells to set the charges on: “I carried out my mission parameters and than I withdrew and concealed myself until such a time as the front moved past me.”
The information provided over a series of meetings with this veteran corroborates the reports from other veterans who are totally unconnected with this individual.
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