A sad anniversary

A sad anniversary

Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the massacre at Halabja when Saddam Hussein dropped chemical and biological weapons on a Kurish village, killing 5,000 people who died in horrific pain, and killing thousands more who died slowly from the after-effects of the attack. Even today, human rights workers say people continue to suffer and die from disease and illness caused by the chemicals and viruses dropped on them.

Pictures of the massacred victims are here and a Washington Post article written on the 10th anniversary of the attack is here. And here is a story from today about the survivors and their memories.

    “We hear these anti-war arguments (in the West), but if people in other countries do not know whether Saddam has non-conventional weapons, we do,” says Star Hussein Allahkerem, 46, another survivor of the attack.

Let’s not forget what Saddam is capable of.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli