Numbered among his clients are a varied assortment of highjackers, bombers and kidnappers around the world." On January 16, 1991 President George H. Bush announced that twenty eight countries with forces in the Gulf began military operations to remove Saddam Hussein's army from Kuwait. Sanctions, though having some effect, showed no signs of accomplishing their objective.
Sanctions were tried for well over 5 months, and we and our allies concluded that sanctions alone would not force Saddam from Kuwait.
Nor did it seem to matter that the team of terrorists who set out to blow up the Rome airport came directly from Baghdad with suitcase bombs." Al Gore went on to say, "There might have been a moment's pause for reflection when Iraqi aircraft intentionally attacked the USS Stark in May of 1987 killing 37 sailors, but the administration smoothed it over very fast." Former President George H. Bush visited Kuwait between April 14 and April 16, 1993, to commemorate the allied victory in the Persian Gulf War.
In late-April 1993, the United States learned that terrorists had attempted to assassinate Bush during his visit to Kuwait and evidence indicated that the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) was behind the assassination attempt.
At issue is nothing less than the fundamental question of whether or not we can keep the most lethal weapons known to mankind out of the hands of an unreconstructed tyrant and aggressor who is in the same league as the most brutal dictators of this century." Sen. 12, 1998 "It is essential that a dictator like Saddam not be allowed to evade international strictures and wield frightening weapons of mass destruction.
As long as UNSCOM is prevented from carrying out its mission, the effort to monitor Iraqi compliance with Resolution 687 becomes a dangerous shell game.
On August 30, 1980, the New York Times reported in an titled "U. Forbids Sale of Jetliners to Iraq" that the Carter Administration decided to block the sale of five Boeing jets due to Iraq's involvement in recent terrorist activities.
The article reported that, within the previous few months, Iraqi diplomats were involved in attempted bomb attacks in Vienna and West Berlin.
Saddam Hussein's regime is a grave threat to America and our allies..." John Edwards (D, NC), Oct. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." Sen. "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction .... On April 24, 1977, the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) was reorgainized under the leadership of the terrorist Abu Abbas.
7, 2002 "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force if necessary to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." Sen. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real ...." Sen. According to an October 13, 1985 in the New York Times, the group was organized with money and help from the Iraqi government. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez) a "terrorist for hire" met with Saddam Hussein.
One camp in the western desert was operated by the terrorist Abu Nidal for weapons and explosives training.
A terrorist camp near Bagdad was operated by Abu Ibrahim, leader of the Arab Organization May 15.
They operate with the active support of Iraqi intelligence." The May 15 Organization was responsible for five attacks on American and Israeli airliners between 19 including the August 11, 1982 bombing of that the French Interior Ministry had received confessions for three terrorist bombings including the Marks & Spencer department stores in Paris and London.