Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

Why doesn´t the UN admit the genocide of the kurds during the al-anfal-campaign?

About 180.000 kurds was murderd by the iraqy goverment during the al-anfal-campaign. The purpose was to extinguish the kurdish people. Men were sent to concentration-camps and women and children were gased to death in many citys, Halabja is the most known by the umwelt. The methods during the al-anfal-campaign were the same as the methods against armenias by turks and against jews during 2nd world war.

How come this case doesen´t get the attention that should be given, I mean, the case wasn´t even mentioned in the court when Saddam was getting convict for the misery he had cused in the country!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The UN is a big joke to many countries when it comes to protecting the rights and self-determination of people around the world. They are better off breaking away and becoming a humanitarian organization, giving out food and water. The truth is the truth. Just look at Tibet and what is going on right now. We never heard of any plans for the UN to engage the situation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The US administration had too much to do with it?

    Back in the 80's the UN security council just couldn't seem to pass any direct condemnation on Iraq specifically for using chemical weapons at all. As you know they also used them against Iran. In fact the only way they got any direct condemnation of Iraq for using CW was through non-binding Presidential statements which cannot be vetoed.

    Of course we cannot say with certainty which country would have vetoed such things, what we can say is that the US voted against the non-binding presidential statement 21st March 1986, which stated that the Council members are "profoundly concerned by the unanimous conclusion of the specialists that chemical weapons on many occasions have been used by Iraqi forces against Iranian troops...[and] the members of the Council strongly condemn this continued use of chemical weapons in clear violation of the Geneva Protocol of 1925 which prohibits the use in war of chemical weapons", so figure it out for yourselves.

    Of course '86 is also when Al-Anfal started perhaps if the UN had security council members on board to strongly respond to Saddams use of CW in the war he might have been less inclined to continue using it and also use it against the Kurds, but who knows.

    Saddam was tried and convicted for what he did in Dujail.

    He was being tried for Al-Anfal when they hanged him for Dujail.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because they don't really have any control over anyone or anything. The UN does do some good work, but for the most part they are useless.

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