A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja

Hiltermann, Joost R
Publisher:  Cambridge University
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8109

Joost's Hiltermann "A Poisonous Affair" is a disturbing book. Chronicling both the use of chemical weapons against the Iranis and specifically the Kurds at Halabja it is also the tale of culpability by the international community and the United States who turned a blind eye to the genocide. The book shows how complicit American support for Saddam layed the ground work for the ongoing distrust by Kurds and Iranis to American policy to this day. It is an essential book for those who wish to understand the tortuous policies of the US, Iraqi Kurds and Iran.

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