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Essay about War Experience

August 19, 2021

Being in the middle of a war is unbearable. But having to live in war twice is the worst thing a man could experience in his life, and so having to bear with these memories is simply my worst nightmare. The first war was the invasion of Iraq on my beloved country Kuwait. Back in 1990, our closest neighbor and our greatest ally simply decided to take over our country without regarding the greatest bonds and our trust in him. That was my first experience in a war that has took my innocent childhood. I remember my country being robbed, citizen being slaughtered in cold blood without considering age.

President George Bush supported Kuwait against this hostile behavior which has been shown from Iraq. Unleashed operation (Desert Storm) to free Kuwait. Iraqi forces retreated from Kuwait, leaving all kinds of destruction on their way out.

The most unforgettable thing happened to me during the first war is when I stepped on a landmine! Luckily, it was inactive (defused). But only knowing that this little thing could kill me made my life go dark. I couldn’t sleep for like two months, thinking of what might have happened to me if that device was active! By getting older and older, I forgot about it. Now, it came back to me. After knowing that a new war is on doors, which is the war against terrorism and especially the new war against Iraq.

Operation (Iraqi freedom) is the war President G.W. Bush is raging against the Iraqi regime these days. During this war, the Iraqi regime launched missiles towards Kuwait that have hit some residential areas and a shopping mall, causing terror to citizens in Kuwait and reminding me of their first invasion. Fortunately, it happened without casualties.

Thanks to the last war, Not only Kuwait has rested from this atrocious regime, but the whole world and especially Iraqi people that have been treated with the worst kinds of torture. And now, Iraqi people can live in peace and harmony and feel the freedom that has been taken away from them all these years.

War is a waste of money, time and lives. No one could ever disagree with that but; sometimes-peaceful solutions simply don’t work for some people. They hold on to their wrong acts and make their own people suffer for their greed. Just like what the Iraqi leader did to his people. Is it really worth to be killed for someone made you suffer all your life? Are we going to learn from all the wars that we’ve been into? Those are some questions we should be asking ourselves.

We keep saying things that we don’t understand until we see in our own eyes. Even if we do understand what we are saying and no matter what we say, it won’t change anything! It is something out of our hands. It’s in the hands of the world leaders.

In conclusion, it is a great feeling to sleep safe from these past experiences. We can only hope that someday we will wake up living a peaceful world.

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