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The World's Most Heinous Crime

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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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The World's Most Heinous Crime


www.cnn.com

1980s: Iraq

CNN found that intervention is often weighed against political and economic costs.

Declassified U.S. government documents show that while Saddam Hussein was gassing Iraqi Kurds, the U.S. opposed punishing Iraq with a trade embargo because it was cultivating Iraq as an ally against Iran and as a market for U.S. farm exports.

According to Peter Galbraith, then an idealistic Senate staffer determined to stop Hussein from committing genocide, the Reagan administration "got carried away with their own propaganda. They began to believe that Saddam Hussein could be a reliable partner."."
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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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So, back in the 80's, while Reagan was president, the US government knew about Saddam gassing the Kurds, but decided to keep having relations with Iraq because the US was making money exporting food to Iraq and they wanted Saddam to be a "reliable partner"!

Not only did the US decide that Iraq/Saddam shouldn't be punished for the gassing that killed up to 5,000 Kurds and injured anywhere from 7,000 to 10,000 people, but the US government also kept shipping arms to Iraq/Saddam!

Enter Bush Jr., trying to argue for the invasion of Iraq in 2003, where one of his main arguments for invading Iraq (besides Saddam STILL possessing chemical and biological weapons) was Saddam's gassing of the Kurds!

Seems a LITLLE hypocritical to not even want to punish Saddam in the 80's when the attack occured, then 15 odd years later, use the gassing of the Kurds as a reason to go to war!

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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 06:23 PM
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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 06:32 PM
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OOOPPSS!

This is already being discussed HERE!

Sorry 'bout that!



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 07:30 PM
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As already mentioned in the above post, there is an already existing thread on this topic.

Please contribute any further questions and/or comments to the linked thread in the above post.

Thank you.

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