Churchill, gás e os Kurdos, antes de Saddam


"In 1920, as Secretary for War and Air, Churchill had responsibility for quelling the rebellion of Kurds and Arabs in British-occupied Iraq, which he achieved by authorising the use of poison gas. At the time he wrote, "I am strongly in favour of using poison gas against uncivilised tribes" - although Churchill's intention was 'to cause disablement of some kind but not death'.[1] If it occurred, this is the first recorded use of poison gas against a civilian population."
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