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

Hiltermann, Joost R.

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ISBN 10: 0521876869 / ISBN 13: 9780521876865
Published by Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2007
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314 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON FRONT FLY LEAF BY JOOST (AUTHOR) Clean, tight copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 469487. Bookseller Inventory # 469487

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Title: Poisonous Affair, A: America, Iraq, and the ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, New York, NY

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In March 1988, during the Iran-Iraq war, thousands were killed in a chemical attack on a town in Iraqi Kurdistan. Both sides accused the other. Gradually it emerged that Saddam Hussein, with the tacit support of his western allies, was responsible. This book tells the story of the gassing of Halabja, and how Iraq amassed chemical weapons to target Iranian soldiers and Kurdish villagers as America looked the other way. Today, as the Middle East sinks further into turmoil, these policies are coming back to haunt the West.

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This is the story of the gassing of Halabja during the Iran-Iraq war. It tells how Iraq was able to amass chemical weapons to target its victims as America turned a blind eye. Today, as the Middle East sinks into turmoil, these policies are coming back to haunt the West.

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