Because the MSM do not have your best interestes at heart nor do they care how history is remembered. Decide for yourself, was 9/11 the tragedy or do the Kurds own the real grief?

Whisky and Tea

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s chemical attack on the town of Halabja: on March 16th 1988, as many as 5000 Kurds breathed as they did and then suddenly found that the air was poison. It was the most publicised event of the 1987-88 Anfal campaign: a systematic genocide of all the Kurdish and non-Arab peoples in the north of Iraq, leading to as many as 200,000 deaths. It should, I think, stand symbolic of the war against terrorism, however it manifests itself. There are some very distressing photographs online, but I decided against including them. Sometimes our imagination can capture horror well enough.

As the Kurdish ambassador said to Nick Cohen, “Everyone wants to remember Fallujah and no one wants to remember Halabja.” Well, for all the justifiable criticisms levied against the war 10 years on, we must never forget what the alternatives may have been.

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  1. That is something that I knew very little about in my life. I knew there were conflicts but had no clue about its severity and number of lives shed. Thank you for posting. This will encourage me to do some research on the conflict and hopefully be better informed.

    • I think that it is a duty of every person to learn, study the past and understand the immediate world around them in light of what we know from history. Americans are pretty famous for ‘forgetting’ their own past, instead remembering only the parts that make them feel good. I hope that some day we all look at the past and see how to change our now so the future is not a repeat… there’s a quote there somewhere

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