Tuesday, August 08, 2006


US Foreign Broadcast Information Service translation of
Radio Kuwait (domestic service in Arabic) at 1405 UTC,
on 2 August 1990:

"To all the free men and to all those who are listening to Radio
Kuwait: The weaklings take pleasure in forming phony
governments, and we affirm to our proud people and to the entire
world that Kuwait is Kuwait with its population and its
government. Yes, Kuwait is [still] Kuwait and there is no other
government but the Government of Kuwait under the leadership of
the amir of Kuwait, Shaykh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah, and
his right-hand man, Shaykh Sa'd al-Abdallah Salim Al Sabah.

"O sons of Kuwait, O Arab nation. If the wolf lives as a recluse
he will deceive, and if he shows goodness he is only pretending.
The treacherous futile lie for which Kuwait is being invaded is
a kind of base barbarism and high-handed superiority. God does
not like the arrogant.

"O friends and brethren everywhere. In the same way Kuwait
opened its doors to all honorable freemen with love and
affection, now the entire population of Kuwait is appealing to
you with one voice, whose echo is heard throughout the world:
If you value Kuwait and its freedom, then Kuwait is calling you,
so come to its rescue. The blood of its sons and its population
is being shed unjustly.

"Long live our country Kuwait. Long live our country Kuwait
under the leadership of our beloved amir, Shaykh Jabir al-Ahmad
al-Jabir Al Sabah, and his loyal heir apparent, Shaykh Sa'd
al-Abdallah Salim Al Sabah. Long live the great people of
Kuwait, and may God protect Kuwait from adversity."

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Voice of the Masses (Baghdad, Iraq) in Arabic, 1425 UTC 2 August

[Text] "The following communique was announced by the radio of
the Provisional Free Kuwait Government a short while ago:

"Communique issued by the Provisional Free Kuwait Government:

"It seems that some mercenaries of the defunct regime abroad are
trying to carry out desperate activities in favor of this regime
and through exposed coordination with US and Zionist quarters.
The Provisional Free Kuwait Government announces that those
people do not represent Kuwait. Kuwait and its people are
represented by their free government that has been formed to
safeguard the interests and rights of the Kuwaiti people.
Therefore, the government has decided to dismiss Dr.
Abd-al-Rahman al-Awadi from his post. Consequently, he no
longer enjoys any capacity in either the foreign ministers'
conference of the Islamic Conference Organization or the Arab
League. The government has also decided to dismiss Muhammad
Abu-al-Hasan from his post as Kuwait's permanent representative
to the United Nations. It also has decided to dismiss
Abd-al-Muhsin Nasir al Bu'ayjan from his post as Kuwait's
permanent representative to the Arab League. No activities of
these persons are binding upon Kuwait."

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Radio Kuwait in Arabic at 1820 UTC, 2 August 1990:

"Dear listeners everywhere. Do not be fooled by extraneous
radio stations. Their news and bulletins are totally false.
They are broadcasting poison through their propaganda, which
should not be believed. Do not pay attention to what these
radio stations are broadcasting.

"This is our radio station. It is the sole and official radio
station, which is broadcasting its programs from Kuwait and in
the name of Kuwait. This is Kuwait."

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Radio Baghdad Domestic Service in Arabic 1933 UTC 2 August 1990:

[Text of "Communique No. 4" issued by the Provisional Free
Kuwait Government as broadcast by its radio in Kuwait "a short
while ago"]

"The sons of Kuwait know the facts regarding the continued acts
of plunder of the people's money by Jabir Ahmad and his clique.
Their wealth reached legendary figures, squandered in their
pursuit of pleasure and deposited with their suspect partners.
It is high time for returning these plundered funds to their
rightful owners, the sons of the Kuwaiti people.

"Therefore the Provisional Free Kuwait Government has decided to
confiscate all the money of Jabir Ahmad Jabir, Sa'd Abdallah Al
Sabah, Ahmad Jabir, Ahmad Khalifah 'Adhbi, and Nawwaf Ahmad
Jabir, whether this money is found in Kuwait or abroad. Our
government warns foreign banks in which they deposited their
money against any tampering with this money in a manner harming
the Kuwaiti people."

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FBIS Editorial Report: Radio Kuwait Ceases Transmission

Kuwait Domestic Service in Arabic at 1405, 1530 and 1534 GMT on
2 August broadcasts further statements in support of the amir
and appeals for help. At 1540 GMT the radio broadcasts an
appeal for blood donors.

From 0130 to 0400 GMT on 3 August the radio broadcasts mainly
slogans, appeals and patriotic songs. At 0300 GMT a six-minute
news roundup is carried, devoted exclusively to world reaction
to the invasion of Kuwait as well as activities connected with
events in Kuwait.

Kuwait Domestic at 1111 GMT broadcast the following slogan:

"In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful. This is
Kuwait. O Arabs, O brothers, O beloved brothers, O Muslims,
your brothers in Kuwait are appealing to you. Hurry to their

The station then immediately went off the air.

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Iranian news agency (IRNA) dispatch in English at 1357 UTC 3
August 1990:

[TEXT] "Bushehr, Aug. 3, IRNA -- Both Kuwaiti television
channels which could be monitored in Bushehr Province, Persian
Gulf, have completely stopped broadcasting since Thursday
morning when Kuwait was invaded by the Iraqi troops.

"Meanwhile an underground TV channel which started programs
hours after the invasion has apparently stopped broadcasting.
An underground Kuwaiti radio station monitored here continues to
broadcast appeals to Arab countries urging them to help while
another radio station transmits communiques issued by the new
Iraqi-installed regime in Kuwait.

"On Friday mroning, the Kuwaiti radio loyal to Al Sabah
government, appealed to Arabs to unite and help Kuwait. In
another message it appealed on the Muslims for help.

"A radio station of the so-called `Kuwait provisional liberation
government,' broadcasting from inside Iraq, called on the
Kuwaiti people to cooperate with the invading forces and avoid
any act of sabotage."

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Mid-East News Agency dispatch in Arabic, 0050 UTC 15 August 1990:

"Cairo, 14 Aug (MENA) -- The Kuwaiti newspaper AL-ANBA says in
its first edition to be published in Cairo tomorrow, Wednesday,
that the Egyptian Information Ministry has decided to allocate a
shortwave frequency for transmission of Kuwait radio.

"The paper says that the radio is scheduled to transmit two
hours daily. National programs and appeals to Kuwaiti people to
resist the Iraqi invasion and organize the Kuwaiti resistance
ranks will be made available to the radio.

"The paper notes that a number of Kuwaiti broadcasters who were
able to leave Kuwait will operate the radio."

.....lest we forget!

1 comment:

Fuzzy said...

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