The first Gulf War started in August of 1990 when Saddam Hussein and his Iraqi Army invaded Kuwait. The Allah of Aramco was still working in Saudi Arabia. For some strange reason Hussein believed he could invade Kuwait and the US would not intervene. He was obviously misguided.
If we think about Iran for a minute a method to the madness arises. Iran had been a nation allied with the West until the Ayatollah Khomeini and his Shia Clerics took over. Until that time there was no Middle Eastern country controlled by Shi’ites.
The population of Iraq is approximately 66% Shi’ite. The nation was ruled by the Ba’athist Socialist party made up of Sunnis. If the US would have invaded Iraq and removed Saddam Hussein from power it is logical to assume the nation would then be run by Shi’ites. At least some of them would be aligned with the Ayatollah Khomeini, and they could easily be helped to rise to power by Controllers. The newly created Shia empire would have expanded.
Fortunately, then president George Bush Sr and the coalition leaders were smart enough not to invade. Instead they established a no-fly zone and imposed sanctions against Hussein’s government.