The Acts of the Democracies

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1975

Kurds in Iraq

The USA had supported Kurdish rebels in Iraq since 1972 in order to weaken Iraq and please Iran.

When Iran reaches an agreement with Iraq and seals the border; the Iraqis kill many Kurds while the USA denies them refuge and ignores their pleas for help. In the Pike Committee hearings, Henry Kissinger explains that "covert action should not be confused with missionary work". At the same hearings the CIA admit that "even in the context of covert action, ours was a cynical enterprise".

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