Kuwait 324

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Ner­min Al-Houti

Au­gust 2nd is here once again with all its painful mem­o­ries to the peo­ple of Kuwait. We re­mem­ber our mar­tyrs and pris­on­ers of war who will al­ways be living in our mem­o­ries. They are a beacon of a free Kuwait that was lib­er­ated from this heinous in­va­sion.

De­spite the pain and sad­ness that re­sides in Kuwaitis, Arabs and many peo­ple around the world, Kuwait re­mains with its stead­fast­ness, hopes and men. That is the pearl of the Ara­bian Gulf, Kuwait with its knights who re­sisted the in­vad­ing forces then, and con­tinue to de­fend their home­land to­day to build a bright and a pros­per­ous fu­ture for our gen­er­a­tions. What hap­pened on Au­gust 2, 1990 was not the first or­deal that Kuwait wit­nessed, and it was not the be­gin­ning of its men’s re­sis­tance move­ment, as many events hap­pened be­fore where Kuwait faced or­deals and re­mained stand­ing as a minaret of peace and free­dom for the en­tire world. This is Kuwait, and those are its men who sac­ri­ficed their lives for the sake of its free­dom and sub­lime sta­tus un­der the lead­er­ship of His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the guardian of Kuwait’s se­cu­rity. His men re­main vig­i­lant to keep its sta­bil­ity so it re­mains an oa­sis of safety and se­cu­rity for the world.

Three hun­dred and twenty four months elapsed since the heinous in­va­sion, and Kuwait has moved on with its march on the road of development and ad­vance­ment. Fur­ther­more, we have wit­nessed the de­vel­op­men­tal pro­jects ac­cord­ing to im­me­di­ate, to medium and long term plans to ful­fill the vi­sion of HH the Amir of turn­ing Kuwait into an at­trac­tive in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial cen­ter. This has been done by men who learned from the past and were wise in deal­ing with all types of cir­cum­stances. Men who have the de­ci­sive­ness of the leader and the kind­ness of the fa­ther un­der the lead­er­ship of our fa­ther HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who is now known as the Hu­man­i­tar­ian Leader of the world. Twenty seven years after the in­va­sion, and we will al­ways re­vive the mem­o­ries of men and women who sac­ri­ficed their lives in de­fense of their coun­tries, and Kuwait still has men who resist ev­ery day for the sake of Kuwait and its peo­ple.

A Fi­nal word: “I pray to Almighty Al­lah to guide you and pro­tect our dear coun­try, and pre­serve the bounty of se­cu­rity, safety and pros­per­ity, and to be­stow His mercy on the mar­tyrs of our home­land.” - His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Sabah on June 4th, 2017.

—Trans­lated by Kuwait Times

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