- Apr 2017
An embargo, combined with constant air strikes and support for rebel groups over the course of years may force him to withdraw. Kuwait would be useless to him if he can't sell its oil and is at war with all his neighbors. It would be like stealing millions of dollars but being surrounded by the police, you can't spend it or go anywhere, so its uselsess.Saddam won't let embargos stop him from ruling over Kuwait. As for Iran, they're not going to fight Saddam again after the brutal eight-year war that they previously fought against him ended in a draw.