When Saddam Hussein Used His WMDs

  
Via:  krishna  •  one month ago  •  15 comments

When Saddam Hussein Used His WMDs
The incident, which has been officially defined by Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal as a genocidal massacre against the Kurdish people in Iraq, was the largest chemical weapons attack directed against a civilian-populated area in history

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Human remains found at a mass grave site in  Iraqi Kurdistan , July 15, 2005 - By James Gordon from Los Angeles, California, USA - Zahko, Iraqi Kurdistan (Wikipedia)

The Halabja chemical attack (Kurdish: Kêmyabarana Helebce کمیابارانی ھەڵەبجە), also known as the Halabja Massacre or Bloody Friday, was a massacre against the Kurdish people that took place on March 16, 1988, during the closing days of the Iran–Iraq War in the Kurdish city of Halabja in Iraq.

The attack was part of the Al-Anfal Campaign in northern Iraq   A United Nations (UN) medical investigation concluded that mustard gas was used in the attack, along with unidentified nerve agents.[2]

The attack killed between 3,200 and 5,000 people and injured 7,000 to 10,000 more, most of them civilians.[1][3] Preliminary results from surveys of the affected region showed an increased rate of cancer incidence and birth defects in the years after the attack.[4]

The incident, which has been officially defined by Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal as a genocidal massacre against the Kurdish people in Iraq,[5] was the largest chemical weapons attack directed against a civilian-populated area in history..

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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

The incident, which has been officially defined by Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal as a genocidal massacre against the Kurdish people in Iraq, was the largest chemical weapons attack directed against a civilian-populated area in history.

The Iraqi High Criminal Court recognized the Halabja massacre as an act of genocide on March 1, 2010, a decision welcomed by the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The attack was also condemned as a crime against humanity by the Parliament of Canada. In 2010, high-ranking Iraqi official Ali Hassan al-Majid was found guilty of ordering the attack, sentenced to death, and executed.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

The five-hour attack began in the evening of March 16, 1988, following a series of indiscriminate conventional (rocket and napalm) attacks.

Iraqi Su-22 and Mi-8[9] aircraft began dropping chemical bombs on Halabja's residential areas, far from the besieged Iraqi army base on the outskirts of the town.

According to regional Kurdish rebel commanders, Iraqi aircraft, coordinated by helicopters, conducted up to 14 bombings in sorties of seven to eight planes each.

 
 
 
bbl-1
2.1  bbl-1  replied to  Krishna @2    4 weeks ago

Did the article mention that the 'weaponry and delivery systems' were supplied covertly by the Reagan Administration?

 
 
 
Kavika
3  Kavika     one month ago

Another very sad chapter in the history of the Kurds. The ongoing genocide is not unexpected. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4  FLYNAVY1    one month ago

The morality that was once found in the US and is now long gone had us fighting for people that couldn't fight for themselves. 

It is clear that morality is still strong in those that are currently, or have worn the uniform by the response of the pullout on the Kurds by the same.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4    4 weeks ago

Over simplistic, Idealistically flawed gobbledygook.  Highly useful for those in power.

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Freedom Warrior @4.1    4 weeks ago
Over simplistic, Idealistically flawed gobbledygook.  Highly useful for those in power.

What, specifically, did you find unclear about those comments? 

(Seemed pretty clear and straightfoward to me!)

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.1.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Krishna @4.1.1    4 weeks ago

I think the shoe is on the other foot here.

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Freedom Warrior @4.1.2    4 weeks ago
I think the shoe is on the other foot here.

No one said "the shoe is on the other foot".

But if you don't want to answer the question that/'s OK.

Which is:

What, specifically, did you find unclear about those comments? 

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.1.4  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Krishna @4.1.3    4 weeks ago

What don’t you understand about the shoes on the other foot

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1.5  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Freedom Warrior @4.1.4    4 weeks ago
What don’t you understand about the shoes on the other foot

I don't see how its relevant in the context of this article. (The Kurds were victims of attacks using WMDs-- but the"shoe was never on the other foot"-- the Kurds themselves never used banned WMDs.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.1.6  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Krishna @4.1.5    4 weeks ago

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Krishna
5  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

It was in reference to the context of the comment you made

About how Trump's actions betrayed one of our best allies?

WTF does that have to do with your bizarre comment about the shoe being on the other foot?

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
5.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Krishna @5    4 weeks ago

if you don’t get it you don’t get it so just MoveOn

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
5.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Krishna @5    4 weeks ago

Well apparently I’m not allowed to reply so what does that tell you

 
 
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