About 5,000 Kurdish adults and children were killed by the Iraqi chemical attack on the town of Halabja in northeastern Iraq on March 16, 1988.
Believe it or leave it.
The US government assisted Saddam Hussein in the Iraq-Iran war by supplying all kinds of equipment. Iraq purchased 8 strains of anthrax from the United States in 1985, according to British biological weapons expert David Kelly. The Iraqi military settled on the American Type Culture Collection strain 14578 as the exclusive strain for use as a biological weapon, according to Charles Duelfer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control sent Iraq 14 separate agents “with biological warfare significance,” according to Riegle’s investigators. LINK
The US Government did nothing when 5,000 Kurds were gassed and over 10,000 injured on March 16, 1988.
The US Government did nothing when thousands of Iranians were gassed in the Iraq-Iran war.
It was only when Saddam Hussein didn’t follow the rules did the US turn on him like a rabid dog accusing him of WMDs. The rest is history.
So why has ‘Gas’ suddenly become a No-No when all other kinds of weapons, including maiming and rape of women and children, continue to be used in Syria?
Is ‘conventional weapons’ ok? Is it ok to maim and kill people with conventional weapons? Is this an acceptable method of genocide?
President Obama and his eagerness to “punish Syria” appear to be part of the pathological puerility inherent in the American Presidency. He is only following the murderous pattern of previous presidents. How can we blame him?
A Kurdish woman visits the graves of her relatives who were killed in the gas attack in 1988 on the 24th anniversary of the attack at the memorial site to the victims in the Iraqi town of Halabja in March 2012.
And following issuance of 5 export licences in 2010 by the British Government to British companies, the said companies sold Sodium Flouride in large quantities to Syria, which in turn used it to manufacture Sarin gas. At that point there were international safeguards etc. in place but it appears money overruled everything.
Gas victims in Syria, August 2013
And it is the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Britain, both with blood on their hands, that appear to be eager to bomb Syria.
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