Three emotive teenage girls …


And here is another fifteen year old girl, Nayirah, whose tears facilitated the launch of the first Iraq war: “A woman whose sobbing launched a thousand bombs.”

On October 10, 1990, Nayirah , (at the time undisclosed) daughter of the Kuweiti ambassador to the US, prepped by the PR agency Hill & Knowlton, staged a testimony before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. According to CBC, “Nayirah’s story was developed by the public relations firm Hill & Knowlton. Hired by a group named Citizens for a Free Kuwait, the company was paid $11.5 million to boost support for the American intervention in the Iraq occupation of Kuwait. ”
Full CBC documentary: To Sell A War – Gulf War Propaganda (1992), part of CBC programme The Fifth Estate and produced by Neil Docherty:
And here is the wise 12 year old Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992…just made it to Rio from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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