Amid Syria Uproar, CIA Files Show U.S. Helped Saddam Gas Iranians

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    As the Western establishment bangs the war drums over a chemical weapons attack the Obama administration implausibly claims was perpetrated by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, recently declassified CIA documents reveal that the U.S. federal government was helping Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein (shown prior to 2003 Iraq War) even though it knew he was engaged in some of the worst chemical attacks in world history. The latest revelations, first uncovered by Foreign Policy, illustrate what some analysts call the hypocrisy and apparent insanity of U.S. foreign policy.


    Of course, like Assad, Hussein was once considered a strong U.S. government ally before suddenly becoming an enemy of the U.S. establishment and, therefore, a target for “regime change.” In the late 1980’s, in fact, American intelligence operatives were secretly helping the Iraqi dictator fight his barbaric wars against Iran and his own people — even giving the regime in Baghdad information that they knew would be used to more effectively employ deadly chemical weapons attacks.

    Declassified government documents and interviews with former U.S. intelligence officials cited in news reports show conclusively that the U.S. government knew about the chemical attacks for years, including the use of mustard gas on Iraqi and Iranian civilians. “They show that senior U.S. officials were being regularly informed about the scale of the nerve gas attacks,” reported Shane Harris and Matthew Aid for Foreign Policy. “They are tantamount to an official American admission of complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched.”

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    “The extent of [George H.W.] Bush administration aid to Baghdad is growing more evident with the passage of time, with one of the latest revelations being that even the Department of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff had gotten into the acts of appeasement,” noted TNA’s William Hoar in a 1992 article entitled “Making of a Monster: How the U.S. Helped Build Iraq's War Machine.” “The Pentagon, for example, proposed a plan to train and exchange forces with Saddam's military, and even sought to protect the dictator's personal aircraft from missile attack…. Bush administration apologists have called their efforts a misguided attempt to moderate Saddam Hussein's behavior. In truth, they constructed a monster that was then used to justify the war for a new world order.”

    Beyond heavy backing for the Iraqi dictator and his chemical weapons usage, the U.S. government has a long and sordid history of supporting some of the most brutal tyrants on Earth — particularly in the Middle East. Meanwhile, despite claiming to be engaged in some sort of “global war” on “terrorism,” numerous American administrations — and especially Obama — have been brazenly supporting self-styled terrorists, even, in some cases, groups officially identified as terrorist organizations by the U.S. State Department.
     
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    Poncho, do you think guys like you and me will ever know the truth in matters like this. I have given up. I think we should keep our eyes on Jesus and trust in who he has put in authority. What say you?:godisgood:
     
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    Notice the date of 1992 and the lefties use this to blame Bush, that is about what the ANdrea Mitchell's of the media would pass off as legit. LOL
     
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    To answer your first question. Yes I think guys like you and me can find the truth or at least get close to the truth in matters like this as long as we hold to one standard and apply that one standard to both political parties.

    Wrong is wrong no matter which "side" is involved. To apply one standard to "their side" and another standard to "our side" never made any sense to me. I have a feeling that if the people who were helping Saddam with his gas attacks were democrats you'd be singing a different tune about it today. Am I right?

    And to answer your second question. I do not believe God puts tyrants in authority over us. And if you really believed that you wouldn't be taking sides or even voting. What sense does it make to take part in political matters if we believe God puts people in office?

    If God puts wicked people in authority over us then we're all just wasting our time taking part in the political process. If you truely believed Obama was "God's annointed" you would be bowing down instead of complaining so much about him.
     
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