Skip to comments.US gave Iraq intel in 1980s, ignored chemical attacks: report
Posted on 08/27/2013 7:53:12 AM PDT by haffast
AFP - The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond with chemical weapons, Foreign Policy magazine reported Monday.
Citing declassified CIA documents and interviews with former officials, the magazine reviewed the US record as Washington weighs military action against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus last week.
The magazine said the US knew in 1983 that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein would not hesitate to resort to shelling Iranian forces with sarin or mustard gas.
"As Iraqi attacks continue and intensify the chances increase that Iranian forces will acquire a shell containing mustard agent with Iraqi markings," a top secret CIA report said in November 1983.
"Tehran would take such evidence to the UN and charge US complicity in violating international law," the agency warned.
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"Saddam Hussein speaks to the judge during his trial February 13, 2006 in Baghdad. The United States provided him with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond with chemical weapons, Foreign Policy magazine reported. "
AFP on top of things with the latest breaking twenty-seven year old headlines...
But when Bush says sad dam has weapons it’s wrong? But Kerry is right on Syria? Go figure. French communist feral news. Afp is right there next to Tass
Iraq was a client state of Russia in those years. Russian advisers all over the place, Russian training, Russian weapons and aircraft.
Can wait till they report that Roosevelt helped the USSR during World War II; I can see it now headlines four inches high.
Did they mention Olie North?
Re USSR: obviously the US did not enough for the Soviets according to the Liberal-Fascists/Progressives...thank god for Hiss and the other Soviet spies.
Maybe so but Saddam was never an “ally” of the USA — even though yesterday CNN called him exactly that!
Ross Perot told us this in 1992. To the “Perot helped Clinton win” crowd, it oesn’t matter. Perot was right.