425. 1/16/1991

"The [first Gulf] war began on January 16, 1991. …To many Saudis, the presence of the foreign 'crusaders,' as bin Laden characterized the coalition troops, in the sanctuary of Islam posed a greater calamity than the one that Saddam was already inflicting on Kuwait."

 – The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright, 1/16/1991

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