7 Shocking Conspiracies That Actually Happened

6. The Testimony of Nayirah

In 1990, a 15-year old Kuwaiti girl named Nayirah testified before U.S. Congress that she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers commit atrocities to infants in Kuwait. Her testimony included horrific stories of soldiers pulling Kuwaiti babies from incubators and leaving them to die. It was later unearthed that the public relations giant Hill & Knowlton organized the congressional testimony to help build U.S. support for the Persian Gulf War. According to The New York Times, a further investigation discovered that Nayirah was actually the daughter of Kuwait’s Ambassador to the U.S. Despite the fact Nayirah’s testimony proved to be a “false flag,” Congress would have likely pursued involvement in the Gulf without her stories of murdered babies.
6. The Testimony of Nayirah