Lets say you were saddam hussein,congrats!, you just invaded kuwait,now the coalition is gathering on your border,how would you defeat the americans?
Personally speaking i only found about 5 options you have in this senario,you can pick wich one is the best:
Option 1; the che guevara/mao/tojo/sherman option
I Poison every water supply, raze every town to rubble, I go full scorched earth. Burn as much oil, gas, coal as possible to the point where climate change is most likely caused by me, completely level Kuwait to that of the grand canyon,there you go, no one gets kuwait,blow up all radios and electrics in the country to stop the CIA from spying on us, divide my soldiers as seperate guerilla groups, Strap soldiers with explosives and have them fake surrender, then blow themselves up, have soldiers bury themselves in the sand just to surprise the mutts with bayonets, Fire on medics, fire on the red cross,execute every P.O.W I somehow manage to capture by beheading them with katanas and scimitars, and broadcast it live on air, then dump the bodies in the open for them to see, capture any non-american soldiers who joined the coalition and make them either join us, or force them to march through the deserts twice that of bataan, booby trap bridges, oil derricks, and roads. Conscript civilians at gun point and use them as human shields. Disperse soldiers into the desert, and have them blend in with any towns, viet cong style, massacre any towns that refuse to cooperate absolutely. Use chemical weapons, manufacture them if not available. Use any aircrafts i had or captured as kamikaze, then i crash those planes 9/11 style into US outposts, raid US convoys and camps at night, make a whole cult out of this war, the cult that if iraq was lost to america, other Middle East countries are next, maybe even leak any information that proves this.
I doubt I would win, but the brutality of this war will lessen America's will to ever again involve itself in the Middle East, or anywhere else,i'll fight burger autism with autism.
>Option 2 the zhukov/grant/rommel/luigi cadorna option.
Have the elite republican guard declaring marshal law in kuwait,order them to defend it until death, then we muster up!, first we start training 30% of our army as officers, that way when we conscript the rest of the population these new officers can lead them and train them too,(this step has to be done before invading kuwait to save time),afterward we start sending a few troops on the saudi border, but these troops will work as a decoy while the real army is being built, containing a fuckton of speedy cars, light tanks and Anti-air vehicles, during that time we prepare the whole country for a defensive war,(build anti-air nests everywhere, protect cities and aircrafts from bombing, ration food and weapons, counter-espionage)I should also prevent the coalition from massing on the border at any cost, maybe launch a pre-emptive strike on the american forces as they're still missing in Saudi Arabia, then when the time comes, we change strategy and wreak havoc, we start by blitzing on into Saudi Arabia and capturing its oil fields before the Americans can arrive with more forces, evading them along the way, then we start sending the human waves after waves everytime we encircle an american division, they simply can't shoot all of us if the supply lines are cut off and the air forces running low on oil(we captured the oil fields remember?).
We also issue a kind of a commissar order but for US officers, captains, agents and any american soldiers identified as "fanatics" between the P.O.W's, it can go something like "all those prisoners who could be identified as "thoroughly capitalized or as active representatives of the capitalist ideology" should also be killed.".
From here, we jump into the negotiation table with the US, maybe promise to withdraw from saudi arabian territories, spare any P.O.W's we haven't killed yet, and perhaps even recognize israel (so they can fuck off, while we modernize just enough to no longer recognize israel), in exchange for annexing kuwait,now if this is rejected, we simply continue the war, even if we start losing, the losses will be large enough to convince the American public that the war will be a bloodbath and that it isn't worth the effort.
>Option3; the sane person/smart person/logical person option
Just build the fucking nuke!, come on now like i know nukes aren't real but hey, at least nukes will keep the porky away, right?
>Option4; the makhno/kropotkin option
I get rid of the state in iraq and kuwait,abolish the laws, the prisons, the police, the gods, everything resembling a hierarchy, then we start producing goods for everyone by everyone, working towards peace, not war, and any problems in the community shall be addressed using council that follows direct democracy, where we all have a saying, it will be a utopia, so great that the coalition, once it arrives to attack us, will defect by the masses throwing behind their weapons and old miserable lives in capitalist countries, hell even israel and the gulf states will look at our achievement with envy, regretting the lifestyle that turned them into greedy Inhumans, and just like that, in less than three months, all of the middle east,then eurasia and asia and africa, becomes a one, unified anarchist land fully prepared to fight the imperialist USA.
(This is the best option and you can't tell me otherwise)
>Option 5; the leonardo Di caprio/tom cruise/morgan freeman option
"I give up, there is no way we can stop them, america,israel, the petrodollar, its all so tiresome" I say to myself as i come to the harsh realization, nobody can change the system and its nature, many tried before us and failed, this is just how the world works," and now after we invaded kuwait and enraged the billionaires, they are coming to get us, enslave us and call it liberation, exploit us and call it freedom, kill us with cold blood and call it counter-terrorism, we had dreams but it doesn't matter to Anyone, we are just food on their golden plate, and let me tell you, they hate resisting food"
I decide to gather all the wealth i have and live the last days of my worthless life in luxury, engaging in fetishes so degenerate it almost puts the japanese and their cartoons to shame, months have passed now, they are still looking for me, but i hid underground in a secret bunker, all that free time was useful though,it gave me the freedom to read again the writings of many old philosophers, and confidently fix the mistakes they made in their theories,i was finally proud to call myself, the master of philosophy.
When the night comes, I always dressed up as a civilian just to go out and see the sky of iraq,a sky I might never see again,who knows for how long this will last.
Then the fateful day came, they discovered where i was hiding, arrested me and were going to put me on a fake trial just to get rid of another threat to their interests, but unfortunately for them,i still had one more trick up my sleeve for this very moment, when the trial occurred, everyone was expecting a coward begging for mercy, but not me, instead i used this supposed show of american strength to deliver the opposite,american imperialism, evading the judges pointless threats and asking the obvious questions no one seems to be asking "if you really care about liberating the iraqis,then why did you destroy everything, they lived on?" "who is going to rebuild iraq after me?" later i delivered a speech, a speech so charismatic, so intelligent and inspiring it can be compared to that of lenin,napoleon, and even jesus christ himself, suddenly everyone in the hall stood up, some cried other clapped, but together cheered the speech,i was unbothered by the judge demanding order and threatening execution, in fact the only thing that really put me down in that room was the bowl of fruit loops they gave me, god i hate that cereal, in the end the judge gave the death sentence, was not surprised at all, so i simply stood up, looked at him in the eyes and said,"we will see who the world will remember, saddam or his executioner" and walked out with the american soldiers at the door to the cell.