First ‘crisis actor’: 1990 ‘Nayirah’ claimed Iraq killed 312 hospital incubator infants in Kuwait to criminally incite war

2-minute clip from Barrie Zwicker’s The Great Conspiracy:

Edited and amended from a brief I wrote for interested Members of Congress in 2005 (and updated to 2009), War with Afghanistan and Iraq, rhetoric for war with Iran:

The US and Iraq: the history you didn’t know: Saddam Hussein was a vicious dictator who should have never ruled a nation. However, according to a dozen former US diplomats, US intelligence officials, and British scholars, Saddam was supported by the US beginning in 1959. The US CIA authorized Saddam to assassinate Iraq’s dictator, Abd al-Karim Qasim, who had recently withdrew from the pro-US Baghdad Pact and initiated friendly relations with the Soviet Union (49). The assassination failed, but another succeeded in 1963. Saddam rose in power, and became dictator in 1979. Saddam had US support to invade Iran in a War of Aggression from 1980 to 1988, including supplying him with biological and chemical weapons (50). When Saddam invaded Kuwait in August of 1990, US cooperation with him was suspended. The UN Security Council voted in favor of military action to remove Iraq from Kuwait.

US Congressional and public opinion to support any UN military force was divided. President George H.W. Bush spoke for US support of the war, emphasizing two areas of evidence:

  1. Testimony from a 15-year-old girl named Nayirah to Congress in October, 1990. Nayirah claimed to be a refugee and hospital volunteer of the maternity ward of Al Adan hospital in Kuwait City; stating she witnessed Iraqi soldiers steal the incubators and leave 312 infants to die on the cold hospital floor (51).
  2. US satellite photos showed Iraqi forces massing for attack on the Saudi Arabian border in September, 1990 with 250,000 troops and 1,500 tanks. The President and those who supported war spoke publicly of Iraqi cruelty and the need to protect the innocent people of Saudi Arabia.

Public opinion gradually shifted in favor for war. The Congressional vote passed by 52-47 in the Senate and 250-183 in the House on January 12, 1991 (52).

We now know both claims were known to be lies as they were told:

  1. Nayirah lied about her identity; she was the daughter of Kuwait Ambassador to the United States and member of the Kuwait royal family, Saud bin Nasir Al-Sabah. Nayirah had no connection to the hospital and was coached on how to give her testimony by the US public relations firm Hill and Knowlton (53). The only explanation I can imagine that the Bush Senior administration was not lying about this evidence for war is if it never occurred to anyone in leadership to verify the accuracy of this girl’s testimony. If true, using unverified claims to incite war is criminally negligent. And remember, George H.W. Bush was the Director of the CIA, an agency responsible for working with accurate and contrived information.
  2. Claimed satellite photos never existed, and refuted by real ones: When a reporter purchased commercially available satellite photos of the region at the time claimed to show massive Iraqi troop build-up and submitted them to experts for analysis, US troop presence was visible on the Saudi side of the border but there was no evidence of Iraqi troops. The Kuwaiti Air Base seemed deserted in the photos. When the reporter queried Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney (later Vice President to Papa Bush’s son, George) about the satellite photos, she was told, “Trust us.” The alleged US satellite photos have never been released for reasons of “national security” (54).

8-minute video regarding the satellite photos, and Dick Cheney’s financial conflict of interest from being Halliburton’s former CEO; awarded ~$40 billion in war business in illegal no-bid contracts (here, here).

The best documentation for the history with Nayirah I searched for now is here.

The Big Picture beyond Nayirah: although fascinating to examine evidence of .01% false flag crimes with apparent video evidence of duping delight from crisis actors, We the People already have abundant and irrefutable evidence to demand arrests for Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes of:

The massive crimes end whenever we say we’re ready.

And hey, just from me to you: What kind of American do you call yourself if you’re not demanding arrests to lawfully stop obvious crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions?

Are you an American defending limited government under our Constitution, or subject of dictators to continue these crimes with your submission?

Just who do you say you are demonstrated in thoughts, words, and actions???

49. Information Clearing House. Sale, R. Exclusive: Sadda Was Key in Early CIA Plot. April 11, 2003:
50. Project Censored. Nouveaux, D. & Steiner, J. 5: U.S. Weapons mass Destruction Linked to the Deaths of a Half- Million Children. Top 25 Censored Stories for 1999:
51. Video of her testimony: Barry Zweiker: Gulf War lies – conspiracy to gain support. Feb. 24, 2006:

52. BBC on this day. 1991: US Congress votes for war in Iraq.
53. The Christian Science Monitor. Peterson, S. In war, some facts less factual. Sept. 6, 2002:
54. Project Censored. #6 1991 top 25 censored stories. No evidence of Iraqi threat to Saudi Arabia: , and Utley, J.B. Questions about the supposed Iraqi threat to Saudi Arabia in 1990 – aerial photos were never released!


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at

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  • ect

    “Poppy” is not as good of an actor, but “Nayirah” was just the icing to fool the cannon fodder and pseudo-patriots.

    What made CIA asset Saddam Hussein invade in the first place?

    According to Oliver Stone in his “untold history of the united states”, Bush the greater, didn’t get the accolades he hoped for with his “liberation” of Panama from “Hitler” Noriega. So in order to shake that “vietnam syndrome”, he needed to go big…in a small way.

    Saddam wanted to stretch his wings after being a good puppet, given he purchased chemical weapons from Donald Rumsfeld a few years before. State dept bureaucrats told saddam, bush didn’t care if he invaded kuwait. Saddam went in to virtually no resistance, and in came liberator bush to defeat the new hitler “incubator baby-killer” saddam and establish a “new world order”(commemorative NWO guns were made for participating countries).

    It also fueled Saudi Arabia to start building up their military as they perceived, thanks to bush, that saddam would roll through saudi arabia. as he did in Kuwait, which leads silver spooned Bin Laden to turn his ire to the west.

    Watching Bush I perform the played out “hitler’s gonna getcha”, along with promoting Nayirah tall tales, using his ham-fisted acting skills is well worth the watch. Although, Nayirah’s crocodile tears are truly Oscar worthy.

    The Untold History of the United States

    According to his memoirs, this also failed to provide bush with his “mission accomplished” moment of euphoria, and the world did not see him as an FDR/Reagan. He also reneged on Russians and expanded NATO, along with Clinton, and Bush the lesser.

    In the series, Stone sometimes wonders things like, “imagine if Truman hadn’t been elected”, well…imagine if the Federal reserve hadn’t fueled WWI, which brought us the Depression, which brought us WWII, which brought us Truman…

    Given Stone’s disillusionment with Vietnam and his indoctrination into the “American” system of FDR and the Federal Reserve as economic central planner, his (cold)war history begins with FDR and his opinions are not as insightful as the sourced footage he uses. He’s not a historian or economist, so this can be excused. The series does dispel the myth that Americans must be afraid of the world and on constant war footing, when in fact, the world is petrified of Americans BECAUSE they’re on constant war footing.

    “It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.” – Douglas MacArthur

    • Carl_Herman

      Well said, etc; thank you.

    • War is rich old men tricking poor and middleclass men to fight for their property all the while telling them they’re “fighting for our country’s freedom”.

  • basho

    “Saddam Hussein was a vicious dictator who should have never ruled a nation.”
    “However, according to a dozen former US diplomats, US intelligence
    officials, and British scholars, Saddam was supported by the US
    beginning in 1959.”


  • nomadfiles

    Gee, thanks for the Zwicker video because the Youtube lineup thread lead to this:

    During my 7 year stint on the Internet I have often wondered why the left was so complacent in the face of this obvious crime. Gatekeeping. It is good to know that this was said.

  • Excellent! We don’t pay enough attention to the most important part of false flags & hoaxes: the CRISIS ACTORS. You see them interviewed on mainstream TV all the time.

  • Amely Jaffer GB

    i wonder if they let her live