Was Saddam Hussein an extremely smart man?
The Western media depicted him as a dumb thug. However, after the US invaded Iraq in 2003, the country collapsed. There were civil wars among all the Sunnis and Shias. Saddam Hussein established a dictatorship and kept this cpuntry under his firm control. There must have been more than brutish violence to accomplish this.
- moondogLv 63 years agoFavorite Answer
he, he sons ran rape camps, it was well known that ANY woman or women that walked the streets could be picked up by Saddam's thugs and whisked away to his rape camp, sometimes the women were let go after being assaulted for days at times other times they were drawn and quartered and feed to the hippos or gators of the Euphrates/tigeris delta, if for some reason Saddam felt you had not honored him and his thugs in a manner to his liking he would visit your home, have your grandmother, mother, and sisters raped infront of your while your father was slowly beaten to a pulp, he would take all the wanted til he felt you had delievered what he felt he was owed, yes he kept order and control of the erst while mortal enemies of the Shiites and Sunnis but a severe cost to all, he gased the kurds in north of mosul thousands were killed, but he was our DESPOT THUG at least until Saddam pissed off the council of 13, the CFR, bilderbergs with his idea of introducing an alternate currency for Mideast oil to be traded in and his refusal to open a central bank plus Saddam had a scientist by the name of Turnbull that perfected a 'super'gun that was a canon that could shoot shells the size of a VW bug into orbit and hit the USA with nuclear tipped ballistic once turnbull and Saddamn decided to build the SUPER GUN, the USA aka HWBUSH decided Sadam was persona non grata and he had to go.
- martinLv 73 years ago
Hussein never was dumb. He was apparently suckered into thinking the US wouldn't interfere, if he tried to take back Kuwait into the nation of Iraq. However, Hussein was ruthless and killed off his own citizens when they threatened to disagree with his policies. In the moral sense, he was dumb to commit sin and murder; but in the educational sense, he wasn't a dummy.
- Anonymous3 years ago
He was smarter than Bush or Trump.
- justaLv 73 years ago
Not really, and there is some evidence he was kind of losing it towards the end.
Fear is an excellent way to keep people in line and he used it to the max.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- 3 years ago
Not if you count the double crossing. He thought the U.S. would do nothing.....lol.
- Anonymous3 years ago
I don't think he was a dumb thug, but dictatorial control is not the proof of that. See also Kim Jong Un
- bilLv 73 years ago
Many Democrats believe war criminal 'dear leaders' are extremely smart men. I cannot help, when a Democrat admires a 'supervisor' type who kills political enemies with poison gas, starvation, firing squad, etc.Source(s): Many Democrats wear their 'Che' T-shirt, also. He used to shoot 'enemies of the revolution,' while sitting in the shade, drinking rum daiquiris, with American Democrats.