Thoughts on Iraq Under Saddam Hussein,
And How His Removal Affected America
Without making any comments upon President George W. Bush’s decision to wage war upon the Iraqi people, here are a few food-for-thought facts to consider. Although Iraq’s President, Saddam Hussein, was brutal to those who sought to bring down the government and his reign, there were, according to people who lived in Iraq and provided this information, certain positives existed under his control of Iraq. To put things in perspective, here are a few facts of life about conditions under the reign of Saddam Hussein and conditions after President Bush initiated the war against the Iraqi people:
Conditions While Saddam Hussein
Was in Control of Iraq
The terrorist group, al Qaeda, was being effectively
prevented from operating in Iraq, and Iraq was a block to the
expansion of al Qaeda. (Now, Iraq is a breeding and training ground
for al Qaeda and a host of other groups wanting to kill Americans.)
Very little crime in Iraq. People in Iraq stated that
there was very little crime and that they could safely walk the
streets late at night. (Today, dozens of bodies, many decapitated, are
found on the streets.) Compare this with the thousands of people
murdered every year in the United States; the thousands of gang murders;
the hundreds of innocent people murdered by police; the killing of people
in local jails, such as the murder of overnight detainees at the Harrison
County Jail in Mississippi; and other brutal criminal acts; compounded by
the cover-ups of these matters by virtually every check and balance.
Iraq was one of the most westernized countries in the
Middle East, where such modernity was sadly absent. (Today, it is
becoming under the control of hostile religious fanatics.)
Iraq was a mostly secular form of government, with the
Sunnis and Shiites living and working side-by-side and inter-marrying.
(Today, ethnic clearing is well under way, with thousands of religious
Iraq, under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, provided more protection to American interests than Iraq after his removal by President Bush’s decision to start a war that it is now inextricably involved. (This is not to overlook Saddam Hussein’s negative characteristics, but an overall realistic view.)
It was the United States, through the CIA, in 1963, that supported a
coup to install the Baath Party in Iraq, which included Saddam Hussein
as one of its prominent members. The Baath Party Interior Minister Ali
Saleh Saadi once stated: “We came to power on a CIA train.”
Note: It is interesting to note that it was the same CIA, acting under
President Dwight Eisenhower, that brought about the overthrow of
Iran’s premier, Mohammed Mossadegh, and installed the CIA puppet,
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. That subversion of Iran’s government by U.S.
politicians and the CIA resulted in the 1979 Islamic Revolution and
hatred for the United States. That event, authorized by U.S.
politicians and carried out by CIA personnel, led by Kermit Roosevelt,
the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, was one of many covert
actions to overthrow the a democratically-elected foreign government.
Today, we are still feeling the blowback effects of that meddling.
(These events were witnessed by airline captain Rodney Stich who was
in Abadan, Iran, the morning the revolution started. He was flying
Muslims from throughout the Middle East to the holy cities of Mecca
and Medina. Prior to the 1953 coup, most Iranians liked Americans,
which Stich observed while residing in Abadan and Tehran.)
During the 1980s, Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush
secretly funded and armed Iraq, and provided intelligence information
to Iraq in the war between Iraq and Iran. White House politicians
supported the actions taken by Saddam Hussein, including the gassing
of Kurds that were siding with Iran during the Iraq-Iran war. Even
after learning of this gassing, Donald Rumsfeld met with Saddam
Hussein to foster closer relations and continued the funding and
arming of Iraq. This assistance ordered by White House politicians
made it possible for Iraq to invade Kuwait.
The United States gave tacit approval to Iraq to invade Kuwait. During a July 25, 1990, meeting with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie assured Saddam Hussein that the United States had no interest in the dispute with Kuwait. One transcript of that meeting showed Glaspie stating:
“We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.”
With this assurance by U.S. politicians that the United States had no interest in the dispute with Kuwait, Iraq then invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Some believe that the false assurance was deliberately given at the instruction of President George H.W. Bush to provoke a confrontation with Iraq. The details are revealed in Defrauding America.
President George W. Bush engaged in serial lying about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction, that Iraq had weapons banned by the UN, that Iraq had the means to deliver them to the United States, and that nuclear mushroom clouds would rise from U.S. cities if the United States did not invade Iraq. Details in Iraq, Lies, Cover-Ups, and Consequences.
This from a president who claimed to get messages from God!
Compare this to the serial lying (not poor intelligence! That President George Bush and his group foisted upon the American people to support the deadly war they were about to start. Almost everything that President Bush and his political group repeatedly stated to the American people were lies. (Media and others cannot use the word, lie, and instead use such euphemistic words as misspoke or misinformation, which assumes that the public is either misinformed or utterly stupid. The truth could be easily found on the Internet, showing that virtually every statement made by Bush to support the invasion of Iraq was a lie.
Pathetically, almost everything that Saddam Hussein stated about the absence of any banned weapons was true, and virtually everything said by President Bush was a lie. Says something about the intelligence of the average America. Relying upon the gullibility of the average America, these lies were repeated by White House politicians, by their shills in the media, and by political pundits, and protected by virtually all media people who failed to challenge Bush as he made the lies
In response to a speech given by President George W. Bush before a joint session of Congress, and as requested by Bush, legislation was passed, in October 2002, “Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq,” permitting Bush to initiate the war, which he started in March 2003, that has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives.
In February 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a speech to the United Nations repeating the lies, with Richard Armitage sitting behind him, knowing lies were being told.
The United Nations ruled that the invasion of Iraq was a violation of the UN Charter, illegal, and called a war crime by others, including the American Association of Jurists.
Nearly 4,000 dead American military personnel (as of July 22, 2007), over 20,000 were wounded, including those who lost one or more limbs, those horribly disfigured, and the harm to military families.
Nearby 1,000 dead American civilian contractors, plus over 4,000 war casualties.
Several hundred thousand Iraqis killed and dismembered by American military actions, including children and babies.
Brutalities against Iraqis by U.S. military personnel, including the rape of a 14-year-old girl and then murdering her and her family. A host of other military personnel and veteran groups objected to punishment for these crimes, reflecting even more on the character of the United States.
Laying waste to much of Iraq’s structures, that will take generations to replace.
The huge financial costs of invading Iraq, which has not yet been felt due to money loaned to the United States (by communist and other governments), can very possibly result in a 1930-like financial depression, accompanied by anarchy and other domestic upheavals; and the absence of any funds for social programs like Medicare and Social Security.
Explosive growth of people throughout the world wanting to kill Americans. The many ways that this can and will be accomplished hasn’t even begun, including the detonation of suitcase nuclear bombs placed in different American cities. (The theft of these devices was described in Defrauding America, making it a wonder that they haven’t yet been detonated.
Contempt throughout the world for the integrity of the United States, its politicians, and its people.
People Directly and Indirectly to Blame For the
Deaths and Endless Tragic Consequences
President George w. Bush and his White House group, including Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Karl Rove, and others.
Almost every member of the House and Senate that approved legislation to initiate a war that was forewarned to have grave consequences. (Today, the same groups in Congress are sidestepping their role in bringing about the catastrophic consequences. And the American people look to the same people who got the nation into the quagmire to get them out of the Catch 22 quagmire!)
The political pundits that shilled and lied for Bush and the other White House politicians, including for instance Russ Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and others.
The media people who knew the lies being given to the people by the politicians, and who did not bring this out to the people.
The people who supported the start of a war, the people who voted for Bush, especially those who voted for his reelection in 2004. The most prominent being Christians and Republicans.
They all knew that thousands of Iraqis, including children and infants, would be killed by the thousands of bombs and missiles sent into residential areas.
These people marveled at the massive explosions shown on television, labeled Shock and Awe by media people, showing contempt for the bloody carnage of thousands of innocent people. (They were all innocent of anything that justified starting a war by the world’s most powerful military machine!)
The arrogance of Americans is even worse for those who still supported
the war after Bush’s lying was revealed, and the hundreds of thousands
of Iraqis murdered by American forces, including those who voted for
Bush the second time. This conduct is described in The Ugly
Americans: 20th & 21st Centuries.
Especially supportive of putting the U.S. killing machine in motion in Iraq were America's Christians, the hypocrites and their professed morality that is best represented by the wholesale criminal sexual crimes upon young children by thousands of priests. And by the group of pathetically uninformed people that supported, and still supports, President Bush.
The dismal level of practical intelligence of many Americans is further shown by the support of a president who claims he gets messages from God.
The almost total ignorance among many Americans about the reasons why so many people want to kill Americans, and the need to address these issues.
Either way, keeping U.S. troops in Iraq or leaving, will have dire consequences for America and its people, and it is about time the deadly plight is recognized. And time to address the arrogance and corruption of those who made it all possible. Unlike any other conflict, America is now in a no-win situation.
Those who helped create the endless series of carnage are now twisting the facts by calling those who want to bring American troops out of Iraq as soft on terrorism. Conservatives, republicans, religious fanatics, had supported the start of the war. Those who brought America to the brink claim they are tough on terrorism, and call those who want to withdraw the troops as soft on terrorism.
Versions of civil war and constant terrorist attacks within Iraq can be expected.
Initially satisfied and even happy with the killing of Iraqis that they helped bring about, now as the start of the consequences are being felt, most Americans are looking to the same politicians that brought about this deadly mess to figure a way out. Remember the puppet-like jumping to their feet with every sentence, or half sentence, as President Bush gave his speech before the joint session of congress. The same politicians displaying this pathetic display of ignorance are being looked to solve the mess.
Years of brutal consequences are sure to be suffered by Americans due
to the misconduct, the arrogance, of the above people, and the failure
of others to become informed and get off their duffs and show some
courage and outrage! This same culture has been shown in the many
other areas off human tragedies within the United States, inflicted
upon the people by the Trojan horse subversive activities of their own
Is it possible that maybe, now, is the time to spend attention on
meaningful matters and show signs of outrage and intelligence? There
has been no shortage of courageous and foolish insiders who risked
everything to speak out, only to encounter a see, do, and hear-nothing
But the tragedies in Iraq arising from the lying and other misconduct by U.S. politicians is only one small part of the big picture. Read Defrauding America and Drugging America for the bigger picture, and more victims of the same arrogant and corrupt culture.
Documentary Books Showing Enablers
and Their Tactics
Responsible for Most American Tragedies
All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on the Kindle, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich
Sampling of early books reviews.
Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich
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