Sunday, May 26, 2013

#826 Umm Al-Aish Satellite Dish, Kuwait
One place that I heard about when I was in Kuwait was the burned out satellite dish that remained in the desert of Kuwait after the war. The website 'Kuwait Invasion: The Evidence' has collected images of the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait and the destruction they rendered -- this is one example of that destruction.

The Umm Al-Aish area was used for telecommunications, including telephone and wireless for ships, planes, especially the military. Unfortunately, I never saw it for myself and now it's too late. In 2009 the Kuwaiti government dismantled the two satellite dishes to sell for scrap metal, which is too bad as it was popular to visit and an important monument to their struggle against their neighbor.

1 comment:

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