Britain to release report on Saddam's "horrific human rights abuses"
LONDON, Dec 1 (AFP) - Britain will on Monday release a report listing acts of "torture, rape and other horrific human rights abuses" carried out "as part of the deliberate policy" of Saddam Hussein's regime in Baghdad, the Foreign Office said.
"The aim is to remind the world that the abuses of the Iraqi regime extend far beyond its pursuit of weapons of mass destruction in violation of its international obligations," Foreign Secretary Jack Straw will say in a speech presenting the document.
It comes two months after Britain produced a report saying Iraq was as little as a year or two away from having a nuclear bomb and could deploy chemical and biological weapons in under 45 minutes.
The latest dossier "makes for harrowing reading, with accounts of torture, rape and other horrific human rights abuses," Straw will say, according to a copies of the speech released in advance.
This dictator is a student of Stalin and Hitler, but the west supported his takeover initially and was even silent on his claims for Kuwait, until he invaded. The British gave 90% of what the UN said should be the state of Israel and even encouraged Arabs from all over the Muslim world to migrate to both Jordan and the smaller state granted to the Jews. The result is war and terrorism. We can now see these were mistakes, but what prompted the west to make them? In Saddam's case it was control of the oil fields (greed) and in the Palestinian problem it was anti-semetism (envy and hatered) by the British. Anti-semetism was what the British had in common with the Germans even during WWII. They would not permit Jews fleeing from the holocost to disembark from their ship when it reached Israel during WWII. We see that we reap what we sow. The results of sin are as unpredictable as the logic of sin is irrational. The west needs to repent of it's sins, caused by turning their backs on God and His laws, and call on the name of the Lord for salvation, both spiritually and by victory over the enemies of God.