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|description=1990 saw the [[Italian Prime Minister]] [[Giulio Andreotti]] admit top the senate that he knew of a secret NATO-run terrorist group which had been running for over 50 years. This was to become known as [[Operation Gladio]]. In the [[Middle East]], first [[Iraq]], then [[USA]] invaded [[Kuwait]]. The [[USSR]] was in political turmoil following the secession from the [[Warsaw Pact]] of the Soviet satellite nation states of Eastern Europe.
After a swathe of [[false flag]] bombings in [[Italy]] in the [[1980s]], the veil of secrecy surrounding [[Operation Gladio]] was finally lifted when [[Italian Prime Minister]] [[Giulio Andreotti]] testified about it to the Italian Senate.<ref>http://www.globalresearch.ca/operation-gladio-natos-secret-armies/5404825</ref>
[[Saddam Hussain]] fell for a simple trick by [[US President]] [[George H. W. Bush]] and made a fateful decision to invade [[Kuwait]]. After some fast [[war propaganda]] at home (most notably from [[Nurse Nayirah]]), 1990 saw a short war in which the US attacked and 'liberated' Kuwait by expelling Saddam's forces.