Afro-Arab Leader of Kuwait Dies

Sheikh Saad al-Sabah, leader of Kuwait’s government-in-exile during the Iraqi occupation, passed away on Tuesday. The Telegraph has a brief biography of here.

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One thought on “Afro-Arab Leader of Kuwait Dies

  1. While it’s always sad when someone dies, I’m a bit unclear on why the average person would notice the passing of this fellow. As part of the Kuwaiti ruling class, he hobnobbed with the rich and famous of western countries while keeping a huge population of slaves (they’re called “guest workers”) impoverished. These include many Palestinians and others (some from poor African countries) who were forced to flee to Kuwait for their lives.

    Show me the eulogy for a common working-class laborer or intellectual of any race or nationality, who lived an honest life, provided for his or her family through his or her own work, and did the best he could. I’m sure his story would be much more compelling for a thousand different reasons.

    Great blog, by the way…

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