This is a simplified version of events leading up to Saddam Hussein’s death in 2006.
- The CIA placed Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath Party in power in 1963. Our politicians were complicit in the birth of this regime through an unconstitutional act of foreign aggression.
- In the late 1970’s President Carter encouraged Hussein to invade Iran, hoping the secular Hussein would remove the Islamic regime there.
- One consequence of this invasion, aside from hundreds of thousands of deaths, was the brutal suppression of Iraq’s non-Ba’athist political groups. US politicians didn’t protest these violations of human rights because Hussein was working for the US.
- President Reagan continued Carter’s pro-Hussein policy.
- George W Bush called for the people of Iraq to rise up and overthrow the dictator. That message was repeatedly broadcast across Iraq. It was also contained in millions of leaflets dropped by the U.S. Air Force. Eager to end decades of repression, the Shiites arose. Their revolt spread like wildfire; in the north, the Kurds also rose up. Key Iraqi army units joined in. It looked as if Saddam’s days were over. The likeliness of Bush’s reasons for this being down to moral humanitarian reasons is highly unlikely, but to keep this simple and avoid speculative information we go with it…
- However, George W Bush then panicked and blew the whistle. What he intended was a simple takedown of Saddam Hussein by Iraqi rebels, a coup and a chosen leader put in his place to continue to look after US interests, this clearly was not what happened. So not only did Bush back down, he turned his back on the Iraqi people and aided Saddam to gain back control. Because of these decisions by Bush thousands of lives were lost in the power struggle.
- Hussein’s army crushed the rebels while US jets flew overhead. The US had the ability to stop Hussein slaughtering thousands of rebels but ordered the military not to intervene.
“The rebels wanted aid, they wanted medical treatment, and some of the individuals wanted us to give them weapons and ammunition so they could go and fight. One of the refugees was waving a leaflet that had been dropped by U.S. planes over Iraq. Those leaflets told them to rise up against the regime and free themselves.”
– Rocky Gonzalez, Special Forces warrant officer serving with U.S. troops in southern Iraq
“These were desperate people, desperate for U.S. help. But the U.S. refused to talk to any of the Shiite leaders: the U.S. Embassy, Schwarzkopf, nobody would see them, nor even give them an explanation.” –
– Peter Galbraith
- Following the first Gulf War the US place sanctions upon Iraq stopping the flow of food and medicine doing nothing but help the thousands of innocent civilians die and thus the people of Iraq began to hate the US even more than Hussein. As with Castro in Cuba, trade sanctions against Iraq have only served to strengthen Hussein’s grip on his people.
- Saddam Hussein did not order that babies should be ‘thrown out’ of incubators in Kuwait to die – This was Kuwaiti propaganda in an attempt to gain US support for assistance. See the video below of the poor performance by Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ describing how she watched the Iraqi soldiers taking the babies out of incubators and left them to die on the floor. Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ claimed to have witnessed the incubator incident with her own eyes, but she was really the daughter of the Kuwaiti Information Minister .
- Following the Terrorist attack on the Twin towers, George W. Bush Jr declared ‘War on Terror’ and Saddam Hussein was first on the list to go. The US Government claimed that Hussein had ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ and had links to Al-Qaeda.
- After thousands of more lives lost and a dead dictator, it turns out he didn’t have ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’.
So its fairly well agreed upon that Saddam Hussein was not necessarily a moral and loving human, but the real evil lies elsewhere. Saddam was placed into power by the West, he was a CIA asset and on the US payroll back in the early 1970s. When Saddam Hussein became out of control, or should we say when his actions were not favourable to the US agenda then his power was removed.
Saddam was a Tyrant – But he was not disguised, he claimed to be nothing less or more than he was.
A Wolf coming to the party as a Wolf is far less dangerous than a Wolf dressed as a sheep.
The Following Video is footage from Saddam’s Trial through to the last minutes of his life when he was hanged
Some viewers may find the last segment upsetting