for taking the US to court
Sayyed Fadlullah: why wouldn't the American Administration be tried along side with
Saddam. The law holds that the motivator and the inciter as well as
those who committed the actual crime should be punished. Had the
nations tried the arrogant powers along with the tyrants who were
produced by them, things would have been very different.
Asked in his
weekly seminar the following question: You
have often called for trying America for its crimes in the
region; do you think that Saddam's trial could lead in one way
or another to trying America?
Religious Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
When we study the
sources of power Saddam Hussein used to have, we notice that the
United States have provided him with all the means and
conditions that made him a tyrant not only in his country but in
the entire region as well. Moreover, the successive American
Administrations established strong and personal relations with
him, including a strong relationship with the current US
minister of defense and vice-president.
The Iraqi- Iranian
war which destroyed the Iraqi Army and the infrastructures of
Iraq and Iran was initiated by the US and its allies who fought
through Saddam. They used to give him all the intelligible about
the Iranian Army he needed. They also provided him with WMDs and
especially chemical agents. They also pressurized the Gulf
countries to finance the war.
war against Iran was in fact an American war waged to undermine
the Islamic revolution. It is quite telling that the Iranian war
was not included in the list of accusations against Saddam.
As for Kuwait,
everybody knows that America through its than Ambassador in
Iraq, April Glasby, has urged Saddam to invade Kuwait, by giving
him a yellow-greenish light, since America was planning to turn
Saddam into an intimidation force that would create favorable
conditions to legitimize the American military presence in the
Gulf, and pave the way to extend it to the whole region.
When the Iraqi army
was driven out of Kuwait, the US made it clear that it did not
want to put an end to Saddam's regime, despite the fact that all
what America claimed as reasons to invade Iraq were there at
that time. America then helped Saddam in crushing the popular
uprising, which as about to topple him had if not been for the
Faced by all these
wars, genocides, use of chemical weapons on his own people…
etc, we wonder why America remained silent then. This silence
suggests that America was planning right from the beginning to
reach this stage where it could wage a war on the whole region
to promote its national strategic interests.
There is even some
information that proves that planning to occupy Iraq began in
the beginning of the eighties.
All this drives us
to ask why the American Administration wouldn’t be tried along
side with Saddam. The law holds that the motivator and the
inciter as well as those who committed the actual crime should
Had the nations
tried the arrogant powers along with the tyrants who were
produced by them, things would have been very different. But
these arrogant powers have always felt that there is something
that protects them from being tried for all their crimes.