1990 Human Shields Scorn Volunteers

(Telegraph-UK) Human shields held hostage by Saddam Hussein before the 1991 Gulf War Monday condemned the "peace volunteers" offering their services to the Baghdad regime. Hundreds of Westerners - including everyone on a British Airways flight to India that had stopped to refuel - were taken to Iraq after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Charlene Coutre, an American banker who was held in Kuwait and Iraq for 132 days, describes the peace volunteers as thoroughly selfish. "They haven't thought about the consequences if allied forces have to rescue them because they have been so foolish. What are they going to say to the families of dead soldiers who have tried to rescue them?"

2003-02-27 00:00:00

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