December 29, 2012

RIP Retired US General Norman Schwarzkopf ~ Kuwait Amir Condoles Loss of Liberator of Kuwait

     Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands at ease with his tank troops during Operation Desert Storm
in Saudi Arabia. Schwarzkopf died on Dec 27, in Tampa, Fla. He was 78. (AP) (Arab Times)

Amir Condoles Loss of Liberator of Kuwait

WASHINGTON, Dec 28, (Agencies): Retired Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the US-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, has died. He was 78.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah addressed a cable of condolences to US President Barack Obama and the former president, George H.W. Bush, on the demise of General Norman Schwarzkopf.

HH the Amir noted the general’s pivotal role in command of the “Desert Storm” operations for liberation of Kuwait in 1991 and his honorable stances, at the time, that would remain implanted in memories of the Kuwaiti people.

His Highness addressed an identical cable to family of the renowned general.

Identical cables were addressed to Obama by HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to Obama and Bush, as well as to the family of the deceased.

A sister of Schwarzkopf, Ruth Barenbaum of Middlebury, Vermont, said Thursday that he died in Tampa, Florida, from complications from pneumonia. “We’re still in a state of shock,” she said by phone. “This was a surprise to us all.”

Today, we mourn the passing of General Normal Schwarzkopf. For 35 years, he served in the United States Army and will be remembered as one of the great military strategies of his generation and an inspiring leader. In Kuwait, he will be remembered for his command of the international coalition that decisively defeated Saddam Hussein’s army in 1991 and restored Kuwait to its rightful government and sovereignty to its people. The memory of General Schwarzkopf will inspire future generations to serve their country, say Matthew H. Tueller, US Ambassador to Kuwait.

Re-posted from the Arab Times [source]. To read the entire article click [here].


  1. He was a great soldier and led his men with honor, respect, and integrity. Rest in peace Sir, you will be remembered with pride.

  2. We will never forget him.

    Fu'aad Al-Hashim, a head columnist in Kuwait's Al-Watan newspaper, requested that they name a street in Kuwait after General Norman Shwarzkkopf. I wholeheartedly second that.

    1. That would be a lovely and well deserved gesture. I hope they really do it!


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