Ali Hassan al Majid (aka Chemical Ali) Sentenced To Swing ... Sans A Single Shameless US Accomplice, Enabler, Aider and/or Abettor
We see Ali Hassan al Majid - aka - Chemical Ali is shortly set to swing, just as surely as his cretinous cousin, Saddam Hussein swung.
Serves him so & so right - we won't lose a wink of sleep - neither as, nor after, the trap door's tripped beneath the turd's feet.
Incidentally, shown above is the same smug schmuck, in his hay-day.
What a shame that some of the sickening sod's past US enablers, accomplices and aiders & abettors shan't be sharing the slimy sob's fate.
Onward, ever onward.
You may remember that we ended our last post with the words "Don't forget." Well, we're reminding you again: Don't forget.
Now, see this snippet from an old 'Counterpunch' piece, penned by ELSON E. BOLES.
You may feel disgusted by the hypocrisy of US plans to make war on Iraq and sickened at the inevitable slaughter of thousands of people. But if you could only vaguely recall the details of how deep the hypocrisy goes, then read on.Surprised? Shocked? Stunned?
The US not only helped arm Iraq with military equipment right up to the time of the Kuwait invasion in 1989, as did Germany, Britain, France, Russia and others, but also sold and helped Iraq to integrate chemical weapons into their US-provided battle plans while fighting Iran between 1985-1988.
... while making his case against Saddam, President Bush said "He's used poison gas on his own people." Bush deceives because he hides the fact that US officials, including his father, had no qualms about helping Saddam gas Iranians.
US policy makers, financiers, arms-suppliers and makers, made massive profits from sales to Iraq of myriad chemical, biological, conventional weapons, and the equipment to make nuclear weapons.
A PBS Frontline episode, "The Arming of Iraq" (1990) detailed much of the conventional and so-called "dual-use" weapons sold to Iraq. The public learned from other sources that at least since mid-1980s the US was selling chemical and biological material for weapons to Iraq and orchestrating private sales.
These sales began soon after current Secretary of State, Donald Rumsfeld traveled to Baghdad in 1985 and met with Saddam Hussein as a private businessman on behalf of the Reagan administration.
You certainly should be, as you read the rest of this positively puke-inducing piece.
* (Cross posted at Appletree)