People love drama. They love it so much that they will sometimes let their imagination run rampart and come up with all kind of weird ideas and theories about current or past events. For some reason, the tale of a UFO crashing in the desert is far more appealing to people than a plane crash or similar incident which means that there will always be more incentive for people to embezzle the truth in order to fit their own vision.
We have all heard weird theories of aliens flying trough the night sky at some point in our lives, and for whatever reason, every time we hear about these sort of things, we are unable to turn a blind eye to it. Maybe it is in our nature, or maybe we just like the idea of being part of the never ending struggle against ‘them’ whomever ‘they’ may be. Whatever the reason, conspiracy theories have always been a part of our culture so we decided to go ahead and take a look at the ten most popular such events in modern times.
On October 10, 1990, a female identifying herself as ‘Nayirah’ gave a testimony in front of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus claiming that after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, she saw Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators from a maternity and leave them to die. At that time, no reporters had access to Kuwait so her testimony was considered credible by a big number of politicians within the United States government.
As a matter of fact, her testimony was often used by US senators and even the president when building a case supporting America’s involvement in what is today known as ‘The Gulf War’. After the war, however, various journalists tried to find evidence to support this woman’s testimony only to find out that it was severely overstated. The theory here is that ‘Nayirah’ was part of the ‘Citizens for a Free Kuwait’ campaign designed to draw attention to the war as well as military support.