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

Friday, September 14, 2007

How Dumb Can You Be?

A survey conducted by CBS and The New York Times has revealed that nearly one out of every three Americans, 33%, still believes that Saddam Hussein was personally responsible for 9/11.

It beggars belief that a country that is so wealthy and so powerful can be home to such mind numbing ingnorance.

Class Action Filed Against AWB

Australia's main wheat exporter AWB Ltd has stated that a class action has been filed against it, and its United States subsidiary AWB (USA) Ltd, by lawyers acting for Iraqi citizens.

The class action, filed in the Southern District of New York, is being undertaken by victims of crimes perpetrated by the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq from 1996 to 2003, or their surviving immediate family members.

The action, which also names French bank BNP Paribas as a defendant, alleges that the defendants contributed to the injuries and damages sustained by the plaintiffs by giving substantial assistance to the Saddam regime.

AWB was found by an Australian judicial inquiry to have paid kickbacks of $222M to the regime to secure sales.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Tony Blair's former foreign affairs adviser, Sir David Manning, has claimed that Blair "hoped to avoid" war in Iraq.

Manning then goes on to state, in an interview with the BBC, that "I don't think anybody can see that the immediate post-war situation was anything other than a failure".

The 20/20 vision that hindsight imparts is wondrous to behold!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Wyatt Trial

Oscar Wyatt, a Texan oil billionaire, is now being tried in the US accused of paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's government.

Wyatt, 83, is pleading not guilty. However, if convicted, he faces 74 years in jail.

Assistant US Attorney Stephen Miller opened for the prosecution by stating:

"When the world imposed sanctions on Iraq, Oscar Wyatt stepped up to help them evade sanctions."

Wyatt's lawyers contend that he "did not pay any surcharge to the Iraqis".

Wyatt faces five charges, including engaging in prohibited financial transactions with Iraq.