(Politician, puppet leader?)
|Born||Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti|
Al-Awja, Saladin Province, Iraq
|Died||2006-12-30 (Age 69)|
Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Iraq
|Children|| • Uday Hussein|
• Qusay Hussein
• Raghad Hussein
• Hala Hussein
|Party||Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, (1957–1966), Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party, (1966–2006)|
A brutal dictator who enjoyed US support until he ceased following their orders.
Saddam Hussein was an Iraqi politician.
In 1983 Ronald Reagan sent Donald Rumsfeld (then working for drug company G.D. Searle & Co.) on a tour of middle east capitals, including Baghdad. He met Saddam on December 20, 1983 Baghdad, where he was to establish "direct contact between an envoy of President Reagan and President Saddam Hussein," while emphasizing "his close relationship" with the president. This was an act of support for Iraq, considering that it was illegally using chemical weapons in the war with Iran.
Hussein managed to avoid capture for six months after the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 on the pretext of searching for weapons of mass destruction. In December of that year, he was arrested near his hometown of Tikrit.
The first hearing of a special tribunal took place in July 2004. The court found him guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to death by hanging on November 5, 2006. Hussein was executed on 30 December 2006.
In 2021, the defense team told how the trial was rigged. Muhammad Munib, one of Hussein's lawyers, said.
Yes, I think there were American advisers in a room next to the judge and there was a door between them. I believe a lot has not been made public. In the sense that the judge received instructions from those advisers. They told him what to look for and what to reconsider. It seemed that he was receiving orders, as sometimes he came back and retracted earlier decisions. There were advisers who tried to lure us to join them... But we refused".
Another defence lawyer, Bushra Khalil, said that she personally experienced intense pressure from the American side.
"Honestly, I was scared that they would kill me, since several lawyers were killed, with Khamis Obeidi being the last. Several times the judge took me out of the room. The last time it happened an American approached me and asked if I wanted to go back in, and we talked from 6 to 11, and at the end, he asked me again if I wanted to return to court and I said yes. Then he told me I should stay quiet, like my friends. This suggests that they did everything to keep the trial staged", she said.
Documents by Saddam Hussein
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)|
|Document:Saddam Hussain message to the people of Iraq||letter||30 December 2006||2003 Iraq War|
|Document:Saddam Hussein letter to the American People||letter||7 July 2006||2003 Iraq War|
|Jörg Haider||“Asked about the impression that Saddam is better for him than Bush, Haider said: "The choice is really hard for me. Both have been at war with international law and committed human rights violations. The one is lucky enough to command a world power, hence the power to write the laws, while the other has been a weak dictator"”||Jörg Haider|
|Document:Niyirah al-Sabah’s Story||article||28 August 2011||Sandra Barr||Niyirah al-Sabah presenting her lies about Saddam Hussein's troops taking babies out of incubators that led to the Iraq War and Iman al-Obeidi claiming she was gang-raped by Muammar Gaddafi's forces justifying the 2011 Attacks on Libya|
|Document:Twenty Years On, We’ve Learned Nothing From 9/11||Speech||17 September 2021||Ron Paul||20 years on from 9/11, Ron Paul says that The Establishment in the United States has learned nothing since the attacks.|
|Document:Why Tony is right to entertain Assad||Article||17 December 2002||Rod Liddle||Bashar al Assad became the first Syrian leader to visit the United Kingdom in 2002.|