International reaction to Saddam Hussein's genocide of the Kurds in Halabja

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Re: International reaction to Saddam Hussein's genocide of the Kurds in Halabja

Post by Aida1 » 11 Feb 2023 08:35

Cantankerous wrote:
25 Sep 2021 02:10
Saddam Hussein's use of chemical weapons against Kurds in Halabja, northern Iraq, in March 1988, is well-known, yet international reaction to this horrible atrocity is little known. The US government and its intelligence agencies suggested that Iran was responsible for the deaths of Kurdish civilians in Halabja, and the Defense Intelligence Agency and Central Intelligence Agency analyst Stephen C. Pelletiere agreed with this assessment. The British government, for its part, chose to maintain dialogue with Iraq rather than hold Iraq accountable for the genocide of the Kurds in Halabja by imposing unilateral sanctions. In the meantime, the Prevention of Genocide Act was introduced in Congress with provisions to punish Saddam Hussein for the massacre by embargoing all dual-use technological exports, stopping all Export-Import bank credits, banning US imports of Iraqi oil, and mandating US opposition to any loans by the International Monetary Fund or any other multilateral financial institution. However, the Reagan administration chose not to speak out against Saddam's genocide of the Kurds and threatened to veto the bill if a vote was held on it.

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You have to look at the internationational context at the time. The US did not want Iran to win the war.There was certainly no love for Saddam .

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Re: International reaction to Saddam Hussein's genocide of the Kurds in Halabja

Post by Aida1 » 11 Feb 2023 08:40

ljadw wrote:
11 Feb 2023 08:14
LineDoggie wrote:
11 Feb 2023 01:15
ljadw wrote:
04 Jan 2022 21:27

The rule applied to Coventry, to Hiroshima, to Dresden, to the Syrian cities that were destroyed by the USAAF, to the Belgian town of Mortsel attacked in 1943 by the USAAF with 1000 civilian deaths .
Wait, when did the USAAF destroy Syrian Cities?
Last I looked Vichy Syria ceased to exist 5 months before the USA entered into WW2

In Mortsel's cases the target was the Belgian factory repairing nazi aircraft used to kill American , British, & Canadian aircrew
In Mortsel's case , the damage on the target was negligible, but almost 1000 civilians died .
For Syria : US destroyed Raqqa in its war against ISIS,causing a lot of civilian deaths, but US protested when Assad liberated Syrian cities without destroying them by using poison gas against ISIS.
The USAAF attacked also Libyan cities when it supported the enemies of Gadaffi,who included ISIS .
Incorrect as always. Raqqa was a strongly defended city which was taken with heavy ground fighting. Indiscriminate bombing there certainly was not.
In ww2 the US certainly tried to do precision bombing by executing daylight attacks. Technology was obviously not where it it is now. Poison gas is a totally indiscriminate weapon and prohibited anyway.
There were no indiscriminate attacks on Libyan cities.

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Re: International reaction to Saddam Hussein's genocide of the Kurds in Halabja

Post by David Thompson » 11 Feb 2023 21:00

To all posters: Let's stat seeing some sources in support of factual claims.

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Re: International reaction to Saddam Hussein's genocide of the Kurds in Halabja

Post by LineDoggie » 12 Feb 2023 02:42

Aida1 wrote:
11 Feb 2023 08:40
ljadw wrote:
11 Feb 2023 08:14
LineDoggie wrote:
11 Feb 2023 01:15
ljadw wrote:
04 Jan 2022 21:27

The rule applied to Coventry, to Hiroshima, to Dresden, to the Syrian cities that were destroyed by the USAAF, to the Belgian town of Mortsel attacked in 1943 by the USAAF with 1000 civilian deaths .
Wait, when did the USAAF destroy Syrian Cities?
Last I looked Vichy Syria ceased to exist 5 months before the USA entered into WW2

In Mortsel's cases the target was the Belgian factory repairing nazi aircraft used to kill American , British, & Canadian aircrew

The USAAF attacked also Libyan cities when it supported the enemies of Gadaffi,who included ISIS .
Incorrect as always.
High Honor from the guy who claims the United States ARMY Air Forces which ceased to exist in 1947 bombed Syrian cities.

You might as well say the Confederate states Air force

get your basic facts correct before spouting sanctimony
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