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 Saddam Hussein

It's worth going over the work the Butcher of Baghdad did for his Texas patrons when he was their butcher:

  • 1979: Seizes power with U.S. approval; moves allegiance from Soviets to U.S. in Cold War.
  • 1980: Invades Iran, then the "Unicycle of Evil," with U.S. encouragement and arms. (In fairness, credit here goes to Nobel Peace Laureate, James Carter.)
  • 1982: Bush-Reagan regime removes Saddam's regime from official U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.
  • 1983: Saddam hosts Donald Rumsfeld in Baghdad. Agrees to "go steady" with U.S. corporate suppliers.
  • 1984: U.S. Commerce Department issues license for export of aflatoxin to Iraq useable in biological weapons.
  • 1988: Gasses Kurds in Halabja, Iraq.
  • 1987-88: U.S. warships destroy Iranian oil platforms in Gulf and break Iranian blockade of Iraq shipping lanes, tipping war advantage back to Saddam.
  • 1990: Invades Kuwait with U.S. permission.

U.S. permission? On July 25, 1990, the dashing dictator met in Baghdad with U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie. When Saddam asked Glaspie if the U.S. would object to an attack on Kuwait over the small emirate's theft of Iraqi oil, the ambassador told him, "We have no opinion.... Secretary [of State James] Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction ... that Kuwait is not associated with America." Saddam taped her.

Glaspie, in her 1991 Congressional testimony, did not deny the authenticity of the recording, which diplomats worldwide took as a Bush Sr's okay to an Iraqi invasion.

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The United States invaded Iraq in 2003 to depose Saddam Hussein and neutralize weapons caches that never materialized. While major ground combat has concluded, U.S.
He was ambushed by the six accused near the Ukkadam slaughter house with sharp-edged weapons. The six accused in the case are M Anshadh, Saddam Hussein, Akram Sindhaa, Jaffer Ali and Abdul Manaf. Saddam Hussein is the brother-in-law of Buhari ...
My family came to Tennessee in 1993 as refugees fleeing the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. Now in 2017, the fears many Immigrant families had then are coming back.
It's perceived as a path to safeguarding leader Kim Jong-un from suffering the same end as Muammar Qaddafi in Libya and Saddam Hussein in Iraq. "Above all else, North Korea's nuclear program is about security," John Delury, a professor of Chinese ...
During his rule, Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein deliberately removed Kurds from the city of Kirkuk and populated it with Arabs to overhaul the city's ethnic makeup.
A population of 1.5 million Christians before the US- and UK-led removal of Saddam Hussein in the Iraq war of 2003 has been reduced to barely 200,000.
Al-Sahaf's press conferences are the stuff of legend; with the minister insisting the invading forces stood no chance against the Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein. Spicer's press conferences often echo Al-Sahaf's. In his first press conference, Spicer ...
Critics say he has used FIDE to advance his personal interests while cultivating relationships with dictators including Assad, Moammar Gadhafi and Saddam Hussein. He also has maintained he was abducted by space aliens. After being placed under U.S. ...
The U.S. Marine Corps is older than the United States itself. During the years since its founding in November 1775, members have played very active roles in ...
The American public thought we were going in to take out Saddam Hussein, to take out a Taliban-friendly government in Afghanistan, and we still haven't left, more than a decade later.
One can go back and review the speeches of late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and late Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi to clearly understand what I'm talking about.
"Because let me just say, you know, we kid, I kid about everything, but Uday and Qusay working for Saddam Hussein - you couldn't go to a restaurant and have eye contact with those guys without getting killed," he added.
"We, the people of the Democratic Autonomous Regions of Afrin, Jazira and Kobane, a confederation of Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Arameans, ...
Saddam Hussein interestingly won the organizing secretary position by a coin toss! He had tied 3 votes with Weatherhead's Aisha Kagere and hence a coin became the tie breaker.
At the time I repeatedly urged that western leaders should resist any temptation to march on to Baghdad and overthrow Saddam Hussein, even though he had the cruellest record in the whole cruel history of Mesopotamia. My conviction was the product not ...
Critics say he has used FIDE to advance his personal interests while cultivating relationships with dictators including Assad, Moammar Gadhafi and Saddam Hussein. He also has maintained that he was abducted by space aliens. After being placed under ...
In 2003, a U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq and toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein. The effort lasted roughly eight years, Fox News explained.
The American public thought we were going in to take out Saddam Hussein, to take out a Taliban-friendly government in Afghanistan, and we still haven't left, more than a decade later.
However, the 1990 invasion of Kuwait exposed a gaping hole in the coalition opposing Iraq's defenses: Iraqi president Saddam Hussein had hundreds of locally made Al Hussein missiles modeled after the scud. Patriot PAC-2 missiles pressed into service to ...
ISIS originated from al-Qaeda in Iraq, a hardline Sunni Muslim organization that became active after the U.S. invasion of Iraq and toppling of President Saddam Hussein in 2003. The militants targeted U.S. forces and local Shiite Muslims and declared ...
... able to partially survive even though it went through the First World War, and even though it was fighting a long war with Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini regime, maybe thanks to the Baath dictatorship and the toughness of the Saddam Hussein regime.
Some Sunni communities enjoyed protection under Saddam Hussein, and were living comfortably. After the fall of Saddam in 2003, they felt hard done by as they lost a lot of their privileges.
I had for several years been covering the Kurdish rebellion in northern Iraq against Saddam Hussein and was with the Kurds in March when the Iraqi Army routed them in a final battle.
By way of explaining his eight failed marriages, the American bandleader Artie Shaw once remarked, "I am an incurable optimist." In reality, Artie was an ...
Moriarty's wife, Pam, is his office manager, and he has two daughters, Hannah and Sarah. He has made volunteer missions to Iraq to help rebuild after Saddam Hussein was toppled. He enjoys gardening and traveling. He's been to every continent except ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was rankled by President Trump's comments that the U.S. should have taken Iraq's oil after throwing out Saddam Hussein. "There is no right for any foreign country to take over the wealth of another country," al ...
It sounds like a Hollywood script, but this is exactly what happened to me when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. Select groups of Western tourists became his "special guests", pawns in Middle Eastern war politics, used to buy him time and protect ...
Egypt dumped poison gas on Yemen in the 1960s, and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein killed thousands with chemical weapons in the 1980s.
Exclusive: The murders of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi - after they surrendered their WMD - taught North Korea's Kim Jong-un not to give up his, setting the stage for a dangerous crisis, explains Jonathan Marshall.
Spicer, lapsing into his best impersonation of "Baghdad Bob," Saddam Hussein's spokesman who went out daily to deny the obvious as Iraq was falling following the 2003 invasion, said it was too soon to dismiss the wiretapping charges and that the ...
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen inside Mosul explains the challenges Iraq will face when IS are defeated.
Saddam Hussein, pria tamatan teknologi kelautan itu, tidak pernah menyalahkan kakeknya yang memberi nama mirip dengan diktator Irak.
Take this example, as outlined by the Pew Research Center: "When people were asked whether they would 'favor or oppose taking military action in Iraq to end Saddam Hussein's rule,' 68 percent said they favored military action while 25 percent said they ...
(L to R) Hannah Yelland as Valerie Plame and Aakhu TuahNera Freeman as Elaine Matthews in intelligence at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American ...
It sounds like a Hollywood script, but this is exactly what happened to me when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. Select groups of Western tourists became his "special guests", pawns in Middle Eastern war politics, used to buy him time and protect ...
We now know that the justification for those wars, specifically the Iraq conflict, never existed - that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein allegedly had Weapons of Mass Destruction. "intelligence," now playing at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., focuses ...
For over a decade and a half, the U.S. Congress has been missing in action on matters of war and peace. This isn't a statement of conjecture or one devoid of ...
Saddam Hussain says he has been turned away from around 40 jobs, with the similarity between his name and that of deposed and executed former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein seen as the snag. "I inquired with the HR departments of the companies and ...
After the First Gulf War, AlHaj's activism against the Saddam Hussein regime forced him to leave his home country. He moved to Jordan and Syria before beginning his life as a political refugee in the United States in 2000, according to his website.
"I can notice arrogance in the rulers, the kind of arrogance displayed by dictators such as Saddam Hussein and others," he said while referring to the former strongman of Iraq.
29, 2006 file photo. DARKO BANDIC Associated Press. i. Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein gestures during his trial in Baghdad, in this Jan. 29, 2006 file photo.
29, 2006 file photo. DARKO BANDIC Associated Press. i. Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein gestures during his trial in Baghdad, in this Jan. 29, 2006 file photo.
Saddam Hussein's granddaughter was named the best young fashion designer at a Kurdish cultural festival held in Jordan on Monday, Kurdish media reported.
After 9/11, America was defending liberty again with a second call to arms against Saddam Hussein, aka Adolph Hitler. Consistent with George Orwell's 1984 and The Ministry of peace, the United States Pentagon called the 2003 war - which killed more ...
The Constitution adopted after Saddam Hussein's removal from power requires at least a quarter of MPs to be women. But this step forward runs into multiple difficulties in practice.
Pemuda bernama Saddam Hussein itu lulus sebagai insinyur kelautan dua tahun lalu. Sejak lulus itu, dia terus mengirim lamaran kerja ke berbagai perusahaan.
"He's venturing into Baghdad Bob territory," one White House reporter said, referring to the Saddam Hussein spokesperson known for his vociferous denials of what to everyone else was reality.
These are the same people who claimed that Saddam Hussein's Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction, when the only weapons of mass destruction deployed in Iraq were by NATO forces.
In the wake of 9-11, the international community found Saddam Hussein's continued lack of cooperation with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction unacceptable.
Amman - Saddam Hussein's granddaughter, Banan Hussein Kamel, a fashion designer living in Dubai, was awarded the best young designer at the Kurdish Newroz festival in Jordan.


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U.S. documents published in today's Saddam Hussein Sourcebook quote Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1975 telling the Iraqi foreign minister "we do not think there is a basic clash of national interests between Iraq and the United States" (the Iraqi disagreed), and that Israeli influence on U.S. policy would diminish given "our new electoral law" which means "the influence of some who financed the elections before isn't so great."

The newly declassified briefing notes for special envoy Donald Rumsfeld's second trip to Baghdad in March 1984 reveal Rumsfeld's instructions to reinforce the message of U.S. interest in improved relations "at a pace of Iraq's own choosing," and to emphasize that U.S. criticism of Saddam's chemical weapons use versus Iran was not meant as a pro-Iranian or anti-Iraq gesture. Saturday, December 20, marks the 20th anniversary of Rumsfeld's famous handshake meeting with Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.
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