Saddam Hussein

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"War criminal"
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(Politician, puppet leader?)
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BornSaddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti
1937-04-28
Al-Awja, Saladin Province, Iraq
Died2006-12-30 (Age 69)
Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Iraq
NationalityIraqi
ReligionSunni Islam
Children • Uday Hussein
• Qusay Hussein
• Raghad Hussein
• Rana
• Hala Hussein
SpouseSajida Talfah
PartyArab 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.

Employment.png President of Iraq Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
16 July 1979 - 9 April 2003

Employment.png Iraq/Prime Minister

In office
16 July 1979 - 23 March 1991

Employment.png Iraq/Prime Minister

In office
29 May 1994 - 9 April 2003

Employment.png Iraq/Vice President Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
July 1968 - July 1979

Saddam Hussein was an Iraqi politician.

History

CIA/Deep State operative Frank Terpil admits working for the Saddam Hussein.[1]

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.[2][3] This was an act of support for Iraq, considering that it was illegally using chemical weapons in the war with Iran.

Deception

Just before Saddam invaded Kuwait, April Glaspie suggested that USA would not object if he did so.

Show trial

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".[4]

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.[4]


 

Documents by Saddam Hussein

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Document:Saddam Hussain message to the people of Iraqletter30 December 20062003 Iraq War
Document:Saddam Hussein letter to the American Peopleletter7 July 20062003 Iraq War

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthor
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

 

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