The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Saddam Linked To Chemical Weapons

The court hosting Saddam Hussein's trial heard from the prosecution yesterday, which presented documents that showed that Saddam's government used banned chemical weapons in the counterinsurgency operation against Iraqi Kurds in the 80's.

The documents, suggest that Saddam's office was kept regularly informed on the effects and characteristics of chemical weapons and approved their use.

A letter dated March 25 1987 from former military intelligence director, Saber Douri, said that the targets "lie in lowlands", and thus would be suitable for using the chemical sarin and mustard gas weapons because the poisons would spread out and stay in place a long time.

The letter was addressed to Saddam's office, and recommended that 33% of the stock be used for the attack with the rest being saved "due to the limited number of special weapons".

Saddam claims that the targets were not Iraqis but agents of Iran.

Another letter showed that a chemical attack had been delayed until the snows thawed, when they would be more effective.

The trial continues.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The trial of Saddam Hussein, the way and in time and the manner it was carried out is too similar to the sacrifice Hazrat Ebrahim Alay-salaam prontified to Allah-Ta'ala to do of His Son Ismail. Saddam has not died in vain.
I think Saddam has died as a 'Hero" in the glorious faith of ISLAM.
Shias or Sunnis, we are all brothers and sisters in ISLAM. So, very is the problem?