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US aided chemical weapons attack under Reagan

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comingalongnicely Fri 30-Aug-13 21:20:08

Obama may be new, but the people behind the scenes running the departments will very likely have been directly involved in these shenanigans...

Solopower1 Fri 30-Aug-13 21:09:17

I am always shocked at revelations like this.

No idea how to judge whether or not this is a reliable source. I suppose it was a different regime in the US then. Maybe now Obama is trying to atone for past sins?

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Tue 27-Aug-13 00:01:44

According to this story here from sky news - declassified CIA files/interviews with former agents outline the US' involvement in Saddam Hussein's chemical attacks against Iran. Seems the US passed military intelligence to Iraq which they used in planning/carrying out chemical attacks, and then hid the evidence when Iran were trying to prove this to the UN.

It really just goes to show you can never be 100% sure of who is on what side, and how far they'll go in the name of self interest. Pretty ironic given the current situation in Syria. I really do fear what will happen next in Syria.

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