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Saddam Hussein's daughter: Under my father, they didn't wipe their feet about the Iraqi people

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Saddam Hussein's daughter: Under my father, they didn't wipe their feet about the Iraqi people

An interview with the daughter of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was published in the Middle East media. Let us remind you that Saddam was executed on December 30, 2006 under pressure from the American "friends of Iraq". And his daughter Raghad gave her first interview to a major media outlet after those events.


Ragad Saddam Hussein told a journalist of the Al-Arabiya information service that after the capture of Baghdad by American troops, her family was forced to hide for a long time in various places, including Jordan and Syria.

Ragad Saddam Hussein:

Perhaps you will consider my assessments biased, since I am the president's daughter, but still I will say: it is practically impossible to compare life in Iraq then, under my father, and now. But it was definitely better in those years. It was a glorious period in the life of Iraq. The people were held in high esteem. Nobody could afford to wipe their feet on the Iraqi people, offend them.

According to Saddam's daughter, not everyone lived in prosperity, but at the same time everyone felt safe.

Al-Arabiya journalist:

But under your father, there was no freedom in Iraq.

Raghad:

What is freedom? Tell me. Do you really consider what is happening in Iraq today to be freedom, when the occupying forces, under the slogan of fighting the dictatorship and for building democracy, brought discord and chaos. If this is freedom, then the Iraqis do not need such freedom. Ask people yourself.

According to Saddam's daughter, earlier she had no involvement in politics at all. But after the American occupation of Iraq, she decided to defend both her father's position and the understanding of normal life by the Iraqi people. In her opinion, when explosions are heard almost every week in Baghdad, when missiles are falling on the country, and people are deprived of confidence in the future, this cannot be considered a victory for democracy by definition.

Middle Eastern political analysts, commenting on Raghad's interviews, note that in the near future she may gain considerable political weight. At the same time, it is argued that Saudi Arabia, a major regional financial and political player, is ready to stake on Saddam's daughter.
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  1. Destiny
    Destiny 20 February 2021 11: 19
    +50
    No one could afford to wipe their feet on the Iraqi people.
    Yes, and the people lived normally under him, as in Libya under Gaddafi ... But then the Americans came and established democracy ...
    1. Deniska999
      Deniska999 20 February 2021 11: 43
      -6
      Hussein paved his own way to fall by attacking Kuwait. And the economic problems began with the Iranian-Iraqi war in general.
      1. Dart2027
        Dart2027 20 February 2021 11: 50
        +27
        Quote: Deniska999
        Hussein paved his own way to fall by attacking Kuwait

        There is a theory, similar to the truth, that he had an unspoken agreement with the United States, which simply dumped him.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 20 February 2021 13: 23
          +17
          Quote: Dart2027
          Quote: Deniska999
          Hussein paved his own way to fall by attacking Kuwait

          There is a theory, similar to the truth, that he had an unspoken agreement with the United States, which simply dumped him.

          Not surprising. The mattresses of all were thrown with whom they negotiated behind the scenes and without concluding an agreement on paper. Misha the hunchback was also promised not to expand NATO.
      2. orionvitt
        orionvitt 20 February 2021 12: 12
        +15
        Quote: Deniska999
        Hussein paved his own way to fall by attacking Kuwait.

        Nonsense, Hussein paved his way to the fall, with his multi-vector. Like a dad. On the one hand, we are relentlessly following our course, on the other hand, concluding dubious secret deals with the West. There is also an element of one's own "greatness", which is generally normal for the East. But if Russia partly stood up for the dad and he at least had someone to rely on, then no one for Hussein. And their own generals turned out to be corrupt, and the army was so-so in spirit.
        1. Andrei Nikolaevich
          Andrei Nikolaevich 20 February 2021 17: 11
          +4
          Old man, too, will soon finish badly. Spinning like an insect on a comb. He is quite a normal and demanding politician, but it's time for him to understand that his son will not rule the country. You need to look for a successor, not among your family but among your subordinates.
      3. VORON538
        VORON538 20 February 2021 13: 05
        +18
        And who was attacked by Libya, or Yugoslavia? Is it not easier to admit that their leaders did not fit into the American world order? That is why these countries were exposed exclusively to "democratic" bombing. Well, everyone remembers Powell's test tubes!
        1. aybolyt678
          aybolyt678 20 February 2021 15: 17
          +3
          Quote: VORON538
          And who was attacked by Libya or Yugoslavia?

          the cost of oil production in Libya is one or two dollars. Having a tame Libyan leader can put pressure on all other African oil producers and not only. Gaddafi did not want to be tame, for which he paid. As in the fable "you are only to blame for the fact that I want to eat"
        2. PSih2097
          PSih2097 20 February 2021 15: 24
          +5
          Quote: VORON538
          And who was attacked by Libya

          Libya tried to attack the "hegemon" through the gold dinar (to sell oil for it), and since the dollar is not backed by anything, such a result came out ...
      4. nod739
        nod739 20 February 2021 19: 12
        0
        Again, not without the help of the Americans!
    2. Kaman
      Kaman 20 February 2021 13: 32
      -18%
      With her dad, only her dad could wipe their feet on the people and poison the people with gas. In general, Saddam was still that entertainer, he killed for the first time at the age of 15, swore eternal love to his sons-in-law and fathers who had left, and when they believed and returned, he executed. In short, a hero of our time, a knight without fear and reproach ...
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 20 February 2021 15: 26
        +1
        "the east is a delicate matter" ... Sukhov (c) "White sun of the desert"
    3. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 20 February 2021 15: 06
      0
      Quote: Destiny
      Yes, and the people lived normally with him


      Read about the Iraqi purges. And about the Iran-Iraq war
  2. Egoza
    Egoza 20 February 2021 11: 21
    +26
    A resolute girl! Will go far! This is not Tikhanovskaya.
    1. Sentinel-vs
      Sentinel-vs 20 February 2021 11: 24
      +12
      The "girl" for today is 52 years old, if that. ))
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 20 February 2021 11: 40
        +8
        Quote: Sentinel-vs
        The "girl" for today is 52 years old, if that. ))

        funny citizens are found here.
        well, 52 years old woman. what can I do.
        accept this fact.
        no, they cannot accept.
        minus Sentinel-vs for daring to write the lady's age.
        secret admirers or what?
      2. Egoza
        Egoza 20 February 2021 11: 49
        +26
        Quote: Sentinel-vs
        The "girl" for today is 52 years old, if that. ))

        So what? Looks great, and for a politician - the same age. And me, "if that" 68. so for me she is a girl.
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 20 February 2021 11: 26
      +4
      Quote: Egoza
      A resolute girl! Will go far! This is not Tikhanovskaya.

      Will go if they let me in. Otherwise, there will be a "fanatic" of democratic Iraq and will "block" the road ...
    3. Cowbra
      Cowbra 20 February 2021 11: 27
      +3
      This is a Muslim country, and it acts as an antipode of pseudo-democracy, that is, it will automatically gather in support of the religious part of Iraq, which will not accept it as a leader. But on the sidelines, she can do a lot.
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 20 February 2021 11: 37
        +1
        Quote: Cowbra
        This is a Muslim country, and it acts as an antipode of pseudo-democracy, that is, it will automatically gather in support of the religious part of Iraq, which will not accept it as a leader.

        To broaden your horizons:
        http://islam.ru/content/history/46026
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 20 February 2021 12: 10
          0
          Quote: ROSS 42
          To broaden your horizons:

          To broaden their horizons, Muslims have recently become xenophobic. And the examples given from the last century are the rarest exceptions caused by a chain of coincident factors - and as in the case of Benazir Bhuto - which did not lead to anything good - it was the fanatics who banged it. the support of the West did not help. Iraq is now - the religiously torn country of Shiites-Sunnis is now at daggers and questions of faith have become aggravated, everyone strives to be a saint of the Pope, and both sides will gladly slaughter her, if there is even the slightest profit from this in the sense of showing oneself as a true faith
    4. Walking
      Walking 20 February 2021 13: 52
      +1
      I think she won't go anywhere, all she can do is give interviews, too influential forces are interested in an unstable Iraq.
    5. Andros
      Andros 20 February 2021 14: 39
      -2
      In an Islamic country?
    6. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 20 February 2021 15: 03
      +1
      Quote: Egoza
      Will go far!


      Farther away than now?
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 20 February 2021 11: 22
    +11
    Saddam Hussein's daughter: Under my father, they didn't wipe their feet about the Iraqi people

    and who is that people will ask how they lived when that, with someone ... now for sure, they will not!
    And the people, they had to think and defend themselves before ... a good rule for all times BEST ENEMY OF THE GOOD!
    1. prior
      prior 20 February 2021 11: 34
      +14
      To us, to the Soviet people - your words apply to the same extent as to the Iraqi, Libyan and Syrian.
      1. kot423
        kot423 20 February 2021 11: 41
        +1
        Quote: prior
        To us, to the Soviet people - your words apply to the same extent as to the Iraqi, Libyan and Syrian.

        And to the Russian - not? I'm talking about the howl of the liberals, that "mustache is bad, # Putin go away", etc? Sincerely.
        1. Prisoner
          Prisoner 20 February 2021 12: 31
          0
          That's really really, come to the power of liberalism of the newcomer, that would be trampled on by the people.
        2. Andros
          Andros 20 February 2021 14: 40
          -1
          Yes, you're lying like you. Liberals are all around, the elites are not ours ...
          1. kot423
            kot423 20 February 2021 15: 50
            -3
            Quote: Andros
            the elites are not ours ..

            Do you regret that nasralny, Tikhanovskaya, Guaido did not enter the elite? Valerian is your everything ...
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 20 February 2021 11: 46
        +6
        Quote: prior
        To us, to the Soviet people

        And we, what, seven spans in the forehead, or what? We step on the same rake like EVERYTHING!
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 20 February 2021 11: 42
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      And the people, they had to think and defend themselves before ... a good rule for all times BEST ENEMY OF THE GOOD!

      You say this to us, who profiled the USSR in front of traitors to statehood and the interests of citizens? Or is the external enemy perceived with greater courage?
      Here is an interesting moment with the people ready to defend themselves:
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 20 February 2021 11: 47
        +3
        Quote: ROSS 42
        You tell it to us who have profiled

        And us too. People are different, but the same all over the world ... the same cockroaches in their heads!
      2. Dart2027
        Dart2027 20 February 2021 11: 52
        +2
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Or is the external enemy perceived with greater courage?

        The external enemy is perceived easier. Some strangers are attacking from abroad - everything is simple and clear. But when their own fellow citizens begin to muddy the waters, then some may be led.
    3. cniza
      cniza 20 February 2021 12: 28
      +4
      Quote: rocket757

      And the people, they had to think and defend themselves before ... a good rule for all times BEST ENEMY OF THE GOOD!


      We need to shout about this and show that we are approaching elections ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 20 February 2021 13: 00
        +1
        Any dregs around and revolves, but the people, voters pay little attention to it.
        We must wait for "the devil out of the snuff box", because what is visible is such rubbish that there is no point in talking about.
        1. cniza
          cniza 20 February 2021 16: 39
          +2
          There, the devils were prepared by mom, do not grieve and you must not be led to their games and provocations ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 20 February 2021 18: 46
            +1
            There are small, filthy little devils ... real devils command from afar, incite and they are by no means a failure, from another nest cadres.
            1. cniza
              cniza 20 February 2021 21: 07
              +2
              It makes no difference, the main thing is to suppress during ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 20 February 2021 23: 30
                +1
                We raked up the consequences .... and there is still a lot to suppress and equalize, until they spread too far.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 February 2021 11: 24
    +14
    Rights in everything and 100%. I think that the majority of those who, with ostentatious joy, demolished the monuments to Saddam, already understand this.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 20 February 2021 11: 45
      +6
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Rights in everything and 100%. I think that the majority of those who, with ostentatious joy, demolished the monuments to Saddam, already understand this.

      One can be flattered by the promises of fellow citizens-traitors. You cannot trust the promises of foreigners, you cannot arrange life in your own country. Only personally, only independently.
      And the woman is right.
      1. Snail N9
        Snail N9 20 February 2021 12: 42
        -5
        Israel is consistently destroying the enemies of its statehood. Stumbled a little on Syria and Iran. But I think he will squeeze Syria, even Russia will not help (there already, some incomprehensible turbidity is coming). And Iran will be destroyed by the Israelis .... by Chinese hands, everything has its time.
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 20 February 2021 15: 17
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      I think that the majority of those who, with ostentatious joy, demolished the monuments to Saddam, already understand this.

      I wonder what these think:
  5. VORON538
    VORON538 20 February 2021 11: 25
    +9
    Devastation and occupation are what the Americans are sowing in those states whose course for some reason does not coincide with the course of the American rulers. Why are the Americans not outraged by the lack of "democracy" among the Saudis? But they were worried about the lack of "democracy" in Libya and Iraq? the Saudis still have a medieval order in the country, and in Libya and Iraq there is war and devastation, and the Americans like it.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 20 February 2021 12: 21
      -5
      As a result, the Saudis still have medieval orders in the country.

      Have you personally been to KSA?
      All of my friends who have been, respond very positively. hi
      1. VORON538
        VORON538 20 February 2021 12: 54
        +2
        Of course, positively. Tourists. Have come to leave the dough and take pictures with a bare bottom without a palette for insta. And what about the rights of local women? Compared to the same Europe and Russia, not to mention the "city shining on the hill"? But "this is another", naturally :)))
    2. Andros
      Andros 20 February 2021 14: 42
      -4
      Well, occupied Germany, Japan, South Korea are in ruins ...
      1. VORON538
        VORON538 21 February 2021 10: 17
        0
        Libya, Syria, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, the states of South America (where the Americans helped "democracy") - are they prospering? I think the list of those affected by American aid can be supplemented by states that emerged as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union. , these countries did not agree with the American vision of the world order. As for the countries you listed, these are allies of mattress makers, whom they naturally support! And how much Germany is independent in decision-making, we perfectly see when it comes to the construction of SP-2 hi But you’ll mortgage your house for a hamburger, or a little more. The only question is the price.
        1. Andros
          Andros 25 February 2021 20: 25
          -2
          Well, you can remember that all of Eastern Europe is not delighted with the help of the USSR. Are the countries you listed directly affected by the United States? Maybe from their rulers? And you will discuss nonsense about Germany and sp-2 with someone else, from among the fans of Solovyov's work
          1. Vasilenko Vladimir
            Vasilenko Vladimir 27 February 2021 14: 34
            0
            will be able to compare how many died under Saddam and how many from mattress bombings?
  6. 501Legion
    501Legion 20 February 2021 11: 26
    +10
    where America is, there can be no democracy
    1. Sentinel-vs
      Sentinel-vs 20 February 2021 11: 27
      +7
      Fascists, by definition, cannot build a democratic society. And in the United States there is now natural fascism.
  7. taiga2018
    taiga2018 20 February 2021 11: 28
    +3
    Through the fault of the United States, there are now many such rug countries in the world ...
  8. Anatole Klim
    Anatole Klim 20 February 2021 11: 30
    +9
    Nobody could afford to wipe their feet on the Iraqi people

    In the days of Saddam Hussein, a mosaic portrait of George W. Bush was laid out on the floor in the hotel lobby at the Al-Rashid Hotel, right after Desert Storm, so that everyone would step on his face with a foot. Many people liked the portrait: spitting in Bush's face and rubbing the spit with a shoe became one of the entertainment of both local residents and many visitors. Later, American soldiers, using jackhammers, destroyed the portrait of Bush. Well, to Saddam's daughter, I wish you success in politics.
  9. Blackmokona
    Blackmokona 20 February 2021 11: 33
    -12%
    Under her father, Iraq was repeatedly kicked, and without the Hijab, she certainly would not have posed in the photo. And then stoning
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 20 February 2021 19: 09
      -1
      Quote: BlackMokona
      And then stoning

      what are you speaking about??? What a beating of the DICTATOR's daughter.
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 20 February 2021 20: 00
        -3
        Saddam loved the koran, he even had a copy written in his own blood. Religious police and all the cases. And he had enough toughness, I remember how right in front of the journalists he did not understand how enemies could not be tortured winked
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 20 February 2021 22: 25
          0
          enemies are one thing, but family is another ... put Yourself in his (Saddam's) place - I am sure - you will fill Iraq with blood ...
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona 20 February 2021 22: 52
            -3
            So he flooded on such a scale that my mother's own. I cut, tortured and soaked so that the blood in my veins freezes. I simply would not have withstood all this fun struggle and I would have been soaked.
            And I would not start an extremely bloody war against Iran for ten years in his place. Moreover, it ended in nothing but losses and blood
  10. Avior
    Avior 20 February 2021 11: 36
    -7
    ... since I am the president's daughter, but still I will say: comparing life in Iraq then, under my father, and now is almost impossible

    Why is it impossible?
    Nobody argues that life in Rogdad under the father-president was much better, this is unambiguous.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 February 2021 13: 44
      +1
      Quote: Avior
      Nobody argues that life in Rogdad under the father-president was much better, this is unambiguous.

      And you yourself have been in Iraq before Saddam and after. I personally was "before and after", and saw what happened, and "after" it was scary to go ashore.
  11. askort154
    askort154 20 February 2021 11: 51
    +6
    Saddam Hussein's daughter: Under my father, they did not wipe their feet on the Iraqi people.

    Well done Raghad - Saddam's daughter!
    Not like the daughters of Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
    One took root in Germany, the other in England.
    Everything is logical here.
    1. Yaroslavl
      Yaroslavl 20 February 2021 12: 49
      -4
      And Putin has one of his daughters in Belgium
  12. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 20 February 2021 12: 01
    +5
    Freedom is what happens in America. The ideal of freedom. Do you want to die from the cold, do you want from covid
  13. smaug78
    smaug78 20 February 2021 12: 02
    -5
    Hussein himself wiped his feet on him.
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 20 February 2021 12: 07
    -3
    That's right and a lesson for everyone for the future, you don't want to end up like Hussein and Gaddafi, be friends with Russia.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 20 February 2021 18: 48
      -1
      Quote: Ros 56
      That's right and a lesson for everyone for the future, you don't want to end up like Hussein and Gaddafi, be friends with Russia.

      Well yes. Yugoslavia was not friends with the Russian Federation? wassat And Libya, it seems, was not an enemy. Where are they now? That's right, in her. Because the Russian Federation is not a Union, it makes no sense to be friends with it, for in the Russian Federation the ideology of enrichment is at the helm. That is, if it is profitable, they will sell any ally. Well, except for the BSSR, I guess. And I'm not sure.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 21 February 2021 08: 41
        0
        You have brains on one side, you probably forgot WHAT then in Russia was happening. fool
        1. Doliva63
          Doliva63 21 February 2021 17: 48
          -1
          Quote: Ros 56
          You have brains on one side, you probably forgot WHAT then in Russia was happening. fool

          Have you checked your brains for a long time? laughing What happened then? There was a process of abandoning the Soviet past. Refused. Has something changed in the policy of the Russian Federation? Damn smart guy.
  15. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 20 February 2021 12: 09
    +5
    Quote: BlackMokona
    Under her father, Iraq was repeatedly kicked, and without the Hijab, she certainly would not have posed in the photo. And then stoning

    Do not watch Hollywood films, they will show something different there.
    As an anti-advertisement, the film of the double "propagandist commissar" L. Tamahori "The Devil's Double".
    1. Poetry
      Poetry 20 February 2021 12: 36
      +3
      Absolutely right. According to Hollywood, John Rambo broke up the 40th A in Afghanistan, and Hitler was killed by the fighters of the Jewish partisan detachment led by Brad Pitt.
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 20 February 2021 12: 12
    0
    Even the fact that she is Saddam's daughter does not matter. In order to bring the country together after the war, you need an iron hand. It was not for nothing that Saddam and Gaddafi were military. And given the role of the Americans in this conflict (they don't need peace, they only need oil) Raghad's desire is generally considered fiction
  17. iouris
    iouris 20 February 2021 12: 19
    +4
    this is being prepared for us.
    1. cniza
      cniza 20 February 2021 12: 26
      +3
      Yes, this is exactly what, and around to see what they brought to whom and how much they brought grief and suffering ...
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 February 2021 13: 39
      0
      Quote: iouris
      this is being prepared for us.

      Moreover, there is a clear example not far from the Russian borders.
  18. cniza
    cniza 20 February 2021 12: 21
    +3
    What is freedom? Tell me. Do you really consider what is happening in Iraq today to be freedom, when the occupying forces, under the slogan of fighting the dictatorship and for building democracy, brought discord and chaos.


    A worthy answer, we must not forget about it either ...
  19. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 20 February 2021 13: 37
    0
    What is freedom? Tell me. Do you really consider what is happening in Iraq today to be freedom, when the occupying forces, under the slogan of fighting the dictatorship and for building democracy, brought discord and chaos. If this is freedom, then the Iraqis do not need such freedom.
    This applies to any country that is under the heel of the United States.
  20. Andros
    Andros 20 February 2021 14: 37
    -3
    She apparently does not consider Kurds as people?
    1. Thompson
      Thompson 20 February 2021 16: 18
      0
      Did you ask the Turks?
      Or what for
  21. Growlers
    Growlers 20 February 2021 14: 58
    +2
    While bringing "freedom" and "democracy" to other countries, Americans forget to inform that this is freedom for Americans and the so-called democracy for aborigines
  22. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 20 February 2021 14: 59
    +2
    For the fact that he "pinched" the Shiites, Saddam responded in full.
    And the United States did not answer for anything. Likewise, the CIA did not answer for deliberately misinforming Powell (in his own words).
    In general, it would be interesting to analyze the political history of the 20th century and figure out whether any sanctions were applied to the United States at least once? With regard to Cambodia, Iran-Contra, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, etc? If not, then a rather one-sided picture emerges, which leads to the idea that in the modern world, not the one who is right, but the one who is stronger is right. :) And people who think differently are incorrigible romantics.
    Accordingly, Russia under Putin began to understand this. And the more she will bomb the bearded obscurantists the better. This is what the mood of the masses of the people in the world is today - there is no question of peacefulness. :)
  23. Mk-Ve
    Mk-Ve 20 February 2021 15: 37
    -3
    Quote: Destiny
    Yes, and the people lived normally with him

    This is not accurate. At least it won't be shameful to learn a thing or two about Iraq under Saddam
  24. Mk-Ve
    Mk-Ve 20 February 2021 15: 44
    -2
    Quote: kot423
    And to the Russian - not? I'm talking about the howl of the liberals, that "mustache is bad, # Putin go away", etc? Sincerely.

    Those who "howl" pitin go away, really naive people, it's not about Putin, he's a puppet and the power is not with him. But the fact that things are really bad in the country is a fact. There is not one sphere of the national economy where things would be good.
  25. Mk-Ve
    Mk-Ve 20 February 2021 15: 53
    -3
    Quote: Sentinel-vs
    Fascists, by definition, cannot build a democratic society. And in the United States there is now natural fascism.

    You are right, but the fascist reaction occurs not only in the United States, it is all over the world, including here. In order to understand this, you need to clearly understand what fascism is, and this must be done not according to Ekko's stupid signs, but at least according to the theorists of this very fascism
  26. Radius
    Radius 21 February 2021 05: 52
    +1
    Quote: BlackMokona
    Under her father, Iraq was repeatedly kicked, and without the Hijab, she certainly would not have posed in the photo. And then stoning


    Not this way! In Iraq, under Saddam, Islam was not as tough as you think. In the 70s, our oil specialists were developing oil fields in the south of Iraq (North Rumaila). They lived in the suburbs of Basra. We saw and knew a lot!
  27. saygon66
    saygon66 21 February 2021 11: 02
    0
    - Saddam was not forgiven for cooperation with the Union ... And it was very great!
    - Until the collapse, both military and civilian specialists worked in Iraq. Rumaila, Basra and Qurna were developed by Soviet specialists ... The power station in Nasiriyyah, the energy and irrigation complex Bukhayrat. The participation of the USSR, and possibly Russia, in Iraqi affairs was unacceptably high for the collective West.