Monday, March 16, 2009

HELEBÇE 1988

"Saddam Hussein clearly intended to complicate the task of treating the Halabja victims. At a minimum, he was using Halabja as part of the Iraqi CW test program. Handbooks for doctors in Iraqi military show sophisticated medical knowledge of the effects of CW. The Iraqi military used mustard gas in the "cocktail," for which there is no defense or antidote."
~ Dr. Christine Gosden, US Senate testimony.


We remember.






Today was the first UN commemoration of Helebçe, twenty-one years after the fact.

We don't forget the guilty.



Nor do we forget Turkey's mysterious role in the genocide.

You can run, but you can never hide. We remember everything.

On another note, there's a new Kurdish blog by Rastî commenter, Berfo, at Zerkesorg. His post on Helebçe has a link to an excellent article at Archaeology.org on Saddam's crimes against humanity. Check it out.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mizgîn, I was just informed this CNN documentary on Halabja. The story on "genocide against rice farmer's of Louisiana" completes your post nicely. Here is the link:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/11/20/sbm.iraq.galbraith/

Berfo

Serhat Daran said...

It's good news that the UN might start to commemorate the victims of Helebçe and the Anfal campaign as a whole. But it still looks like the hawks in Washington will not only get away with murder but also genocide.