Monday, January 26, 2009

Iraqis continue to pay for Saddam's crimes

I find it strange that Iraqis are forced to pay compensation to Kuwait, a country that Saddam invaded 18 years ago. Also I find it strange that our ultra wealthy Arab "brothers", the ones who supported Saddam during the 80s while he massacred Iraqis, the ones who allowed their "mujahideen" to enter Iraq after 2003 to punish Iraqi "traitors and apostates" for being overjoyed at the overthrow of Saddam's regime, are forcing Iraq to pay them hundreds of millions of dollars for something that most Iraqis had nothing to do with.

Iraq agrees to pay Kuwait Airways $300 million
2 hours ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government says it will pay $300 million in compensation to Kuwait Airways Corp. for claims related to Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of the neighboring emirate.

Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh says the Iraqi Cabinet "approved a final and comprehensive settlement" on Sunday.
He says Iraq's Justice Ministry will handle the payments.

But a spokesman for the state-owned Kuwaiti airline says the payment is by no means a "final" settlement. Adel Bourisli said Monday that the airline's total claim is $1.3 billion including interest.

The claim is part of Kuwait's efforts to force Iraq to pay reparations for the 1990 invasion that led to the 1991 Gulf War. Kuwait Airways has demanded compensation for aircraft and equipment stolen during the Iraqi invasion.

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