Typed 1980 appointment letter signed by Saddam in red ink
Rare Typed DS: "Saddam Hussein" in red ink, as Head of the
Revolution's Supreme Council, in Arabic, 1 page, 8x11. Baghdad, Iraq, 1980
May 22. Not translated. "Decided" that Lieutenant Colonel Ali Omran Mosa
be appointed to a civilian post at the Ministry of Transportation. Saddam
Hussein (b. 1937) joined the Pan-Arab socialist Baath Party in 1957 and fled
Iraq. He was wounded two years later, after attempting to assassinate Prime
Minister Kassim. Returning to Iraq after Kassim's overthrow in 1963, he rose
rapidly in the Baath revolutionary apparatus and by 1968 was a Vice President
with broad authority over the secret police. Saddam seized full power in 1979
and conducted a ruthless purge of opponents inside and outside the Baath
Party. He dealt brutally with political, ethnic and religious opponents,
real or imagined, throughout his reign. In September, 1980, four months after
signing this order, Saddam Hussein began an eight-year war with Iran which began
well but soon turned into a stalemate costly in lives and money. It was
partly to recover from the resulting financial crisis that Saddam invaded Kuwait
in 1990. The Persian Gulf War with the United States and a coalition of
many other nations crippled Iraq's military, but Saddam retained his grip on
power despite international economic sanctions and other international
sanctions. Believing that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, on March
17, 2003, after a U.S.-Great Britain resolution to the United Nations Security
Council that called for the use of force failed to pass, President George W.
Bush gave Saddam Hussein an ultimatum. Either he and his sons leave Iraq
within 48 hours or the United States would pursue military action against Iraq.
Two days later, the United States and other coalition forces started
Operation Iraqi Freedom in an effort to remove Saddam Hussein and his
regime from power. On April 9, 2003, jubilant crowds greeted U.S. troops in
Baghdad, then toppled a large statue of Saddam. On December 13, 2003, Saddam
Hussein was captured by U.S. troops in Adwar, ten miles south of Tikrit, while
hiding in a specially prepared "spider hole". He is awaiting trial in Iraq.
Light toning on two edges and small staple holes in upper blank areas.
Overall, in fine condition.
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