The conflicts surrounding Iran, Iraq, and Kuwait greatly involved oil and religion. Iran and Iraq initially began conflicting due to fear of the war reaching Iraq. This was feared due to religious differences. George Bush Sr. (at the time president of USA and supporter of Iraq) joined 30 countries together in attempt to free Kuwait. Iraq invaded Kuwait in want of their oil wealth, Saddem Hussein wanted the money that oil brings. The Kuwait and the Gulf Wars largely depended on religion. Those wars may not have been about oil, but oil wells were exploded; leaving a destructive trail. As a result of the blown up oil wells, oil was not exported. Ultimately, oil and religion played a significant role in said Middle East conflicts.