I'm worried about these invasions from Iraq, as much of our oil comes from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Persian Gulf.
The United States Government, 2 Officials Conversing
I quite agree, sir. Our petroleum market and economy may just depend on the results of their disagreements.
Talking to the Rest of the US Government
We've reached a controversial decision: we will attack the Iraqi forces with missiles and ground assaults in what shall be known as "Operation Desert Storm."
Tensions are rising rapidly like the steam in a boiling teapot whose lid was forgotten on top. Iraq's dictator, Hussein, wanted the Persian Gulf's oil and believed it rightfully his country's. The US came into play, not wanting their economy to be critically endangered. Pressure breaks. Thus, the war begins...
Oil = Money!
WHAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DID TO IRAQI FORCES IN KUWAIT WITHIN 6 WEEKS:
As in every war, there were both good and bad things taken from it. The US joining in tipped the scale, and Iraqi forces fled back to their country. Not before they caused lots of damage in the form of fires and strikes, though. However, the oil-rich Persian Gulf continues to be in the hands of Kuwait today.