What was the talking point on Saddam Hussein? "He used chemical weapons on his own people."

So who has actual facts? Up to each of us to use our brains -- which is what a lot of people despise about the Blogosphere (see next posting below this one.)

From Tuesday, Dec 21, 2004 edition of The Hindu -- India's National Online Newspaper

U.S. using chemical weapons against civilians: Iraqi leader

HYDERABAD, DEC. 20. "The Americans are losing the war in Iraq and in their frustration have started using chemical weapons and napalm bombs on civilian populations," alleges Khudur al-Azawi of the Iraq National Democratic Party.

Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the recently-held Anti-War Assembly in Hyderabad, Mr. Azawi dismissed media accounts of the war in Iraq as "U.S. propaganda"...

"Everyone recognises one enemy — U.S. occupation," he said. It is not just the violence and killings, it is the humiliation of a proud people, he added. "They even used the stones from the ruins of Babylon to make the gate of their army camp."


WOW! I didn't even think the Hindi had any dogs in this fight.
But let's see what OUR own Agitprop people have to say in response, now that we've heard from someone else's, whoever else's that may be.

This is from USinfo -- The US State Department's online Information Outlet


Did the U.S. Use "Illegal" Weapons in Fallujah?
Media allegations claim the U.S. used outlawed weapons during combat in Iraq

The fighting in Fallujah, Iraq has led to a number of widespread myths including false charges that the United States is using chemical weapons such napalm and poison gas. None of these allegations are true.


---So ok, no help there.

If we WEREN'T doing it, we would say it's not true.
But we know, if they WERE doing it, they'd say the same thing.

Here's one more article -- and yes -- for all of us who laugh at the Bush-wahs' clumsy attempts at mind manipulation, they've been successful enough that I see the word "Islam" in the title and immediately wonder about -- if not doubt -- the veracity of what I'm about to read.

Add to that a whole pile of hyperbolic purple prose about "praiseworthy resistance" and how the US has gone to chemical weapons "from despair and helplessness," etc etc, most of which I've edited out for silliness, my confidence isn't increased.

However, since I know the Hindi and the Muslims despise each other as much as Saddam Hussein and Osama ben Laden did, I will still consider this TWO separate sources.



US Troops Reportedly Gassing Fallujah

FALLUJAH, November 10 ( & News Agencies) - US troops are reportedly using chemical weapons and poisonous gas in its large-scale offensive on the Iraqi resistance bastion of Fallujah, a grim reminder of Saddam Hussein’s alleged gassing of the Kurds in 1988.

“The US occupation troops are gassing resistance fighters and confronting them with internationally-banned chemical weapons,” resistance sources told Al-Quds Press Wednesday, November 10...

In August last year, the United States admitted dropping the internationally-banned incendiary weapon of napalm on Iraq, despite earlier denials by the Pentagon that the “horrible” weapon had not been used in the three-week invasion of Iraq...

The sources said that the media blackout, the banning of Al-Jazeera satellite channel and subjective embedded journalists played well into the hands of the US military...

The reported gassing stands as a grim reminder of Saddam Hussein's alleged gassing of the Kurdish community in the northern city of Halbja in 1988.

While the West insisted that Saddam was the one behind the heinous attack, the ousted president pointed fingers at the then Iranian regime.


This last pair of paragraphs is interesting since a World Health Organization Inspector reported having gone to Haljba in 1988 and seen the corpses.

He said that they all were blue (and that didn't mean they were Lord Krishna) and the blue tingeon every body's skin showed they were all murdered with a cyanide-based gas, indicating that the Iranians did it, since the poison-gas makin's we gave to Saddam Hussein was NOT cyanide-based. None of the millions of Iranians he killed turned blue.

And, oh, by the way -- as to the talking point mentioned in the headline -- no way in Hell Saddam EVER considered the Kurds HIS OWN people, nor any way the Kurds ever considered themselves as Saddam's own.


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