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Amid Syria Uproar, CIA Files Show U.S. Helped Saddam Gas Iranians
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 ‚Äúregime change.‚ÄĚ In the late 1980‚Äôs, in fact, American intelligence operatives were secretly helping the Iraqi dictator fight his barbaric wars against Iran and his own...