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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:27 PM
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Rope Trick:Burying America's Collusion With Saddam

Rope Trick:Burying America's Collusion With Saddam
Written by Chris Floyd
Thursday, 28 December 2006

Saddam Hussein, who is being held in American custody, has been tried by an American-appointed court which has ensured that all evidence pertaining to the massive Anglo-American support given to Saddam during the worst years of his savage reign has been completely supressed. The crimes for which he has been sentenced to death were carried out while Donald Rumsfeld was shaking his hand and Ronald Reagan was supplying him with moolah, diplomatic support and direct military intelligence to target his poison gas attacks on Iranian forces and aid his bombing of Iranian cities. The crimes for which he is currently on trial -- gassing the Kurds -- were not only countenanced by George Herbert Walker Bush and his administration (which included Dick Cheney and Colin Powell in key positions), but Bush went on to reward Saddam with showers of money (much of it funneled through secret bank accounts), military hardware -- including dual use technology for WMD -- and agricultural credits, which allowed Saddam to use his hard currency reserves for more weaponry.

Further charges -- moot now -- would doubtless have included Saddam's brutal suppression of the Shiite revolt following the Gulf War: a revolt openly fomented by Bush I who then betrayed the Iraqi rebels, specifically allowing Saddam to break the rules of the post-war armistice and use his attack helicopters on the Shiites, and also using the American forces still in place there to prevent Shiite rebels from reaching buried arms caches. Many of the mass graves over which American officials -- like the unctuous Colin Powell -- have publicly shed salt tears were, again, the result of direct collusion with Saddam by American officials, many of them now in power once more.

(For more background see Scar Tissue: How the Bushes Brought Bedlam to Iraq and Prelude to a Quagmire.)

The decades-long record of American collusion in the crimes of Saddam Hussein is clear and overwhelming -- and has been documented not only by news organizations like the Los Angeles Times but also by investigations of the United States Congress. Yet not a word of this is breathed in the media or Congress today; it is as if it never existed. And now the American-formed, American-backed government is about to take Saddam from American custody and hang him on an American-built gallows. It's like Al Capone throwing the switch with Frank Nitti in the chair.

Few will mourn Saddam -- a thug enthroned with the help of the CIA and sustained in power for years by the Bush Faction which is now about to kill him. The falling out of thieves ends ever thus. But far more disturbing is the way that the memory of even very recent, very public events can be manipulated and erased for sinister ends: in this case, to justify the mass murder of more than 600,000 innocent people. In the fever dreams of dominance and divine favor that pollute the minds of George W. Bush and Tony Blair, the idea has taken hold that the blood of Saddam Hussein will somehow wash the clotted viscera of dead children from their hands.
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:30 PM
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1. Well said - recommended.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:27 AM
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8. This picture is titled Bush Kills
after his planes bombed the village

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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:32 PM
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2. Exactly!!!
Saddam could provide information about many of the BushCo criminals. Rummy and GHWB 41 would be the first to fall. Not only did they provide the weapons expertise, but they even allowed Iraq access to US sat target info!!! Any 'gassing' was totally supported by the US government! FACT

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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:59 PM
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3. One of the comments from a link contained in the posted article
Blaqfather: IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT : http:/ / blaqfather@yahoo.comThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
You dont need to be a "Rocket Scientist" to build a nuclear device.

1). Two pieces of plutonium
2)) Two sticks of dynamite.
3) A mutual fuse for both sticks of dynamite.
4) Strap it all together, so the two pieces of plutonium are forced together by the explosion.

Plutonium used to be driven cross country, in unmarked, unmonitored trucks. Then someone figured out that if just one of the trucks was highjacked, there would be enough nuclear material for 10 or more nuclear devices.

Then they started to be more careful. This has been common knowledge since the late seventies, when several books were published about the subject. First the state department foolishly tried to ban the books, but they were unsuccessful as usual.

The actions of this Bush administration make sense if you consider that many large defense contracts, do not expire, until long after Bush will be out of office. The administration is, and has been, a pawn in the worldwide defense contract money game. That is also why the next President will be forced to continue this ridiculous nonsense, when the Bush administration tosses the war into his or her lap. The contracts pin any administration down to keeping the war ( or wars ) going for as long as possible. Perpetual war means perpetual money flow for those fat cats that are participating in this calculated, false, bloated war effort. Catch Bin Laden ? They dont want to, because that will remove part of the justification for this farce.8
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:02 PM
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4. This should be in every paper in the world and reported
on every news show.Excellent article.Finally the truth all in one article.
I highly reccomend everyone read this and send it on
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:06 PM
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5. Great article
K & R
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:13 AM
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6. The CIA states the 655,-000+ Bush killed in Iraq war were "collateral damage" how quaint...
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:23 AM
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7. The best rant yet on this hanging.
Thanks for posting this!
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