President Saddam Hussein
An Open Letter to the American Peoples
September 12, 2001
Once again, we would like to comment on what happened in America on September
11, 2001, and its consequences. The comments we made on the next day of the
event represent the essence of our position regarding this event and other events,
but the aftermath of what happened in America, in the West in particular and
in the world in general, makes it important for every leader to understand the
meaning of responsibility toward his people, his nation, and humanity in general
to follow up the development of the situation, to understand the meaning of
what is going on, and hence to elaborate his countrys and peoples
position so as not to restrict oneself to only following the event.
When the event took place Arab rulers and the rulers of countries whose religion
of their people is Islam, rushed to condemn the event. The Westerners rushed
within hours to make statements and adopt resolutions, some of which are dangerous
ones, in solidarity with America and against terrorism.
Even before being sure, western governments decided to join their forces to
the America even if that meant declaring war on the party that will be proved
to have been involved in what happened.
It is only normal to say that by the explanation of the present situation, as
it has been said or by comparison to the action previously taken by America
against specific countries, it could be enough for some of the executors of
the operation to have come from a country named by America or said to have instigated
the operation, for the American military retaliation on what they call an aggression.
We dont know if they would do the same thing whether any of the planners
and executors of the operation were found, to have lived or held the nationality
of a Western country or whether the intention and the designs are already made
against an Islamic party.
It is most probable from the beating of media war drums that America and some
Western governments are targeting a party who wont be but Muslim.
The event that took place in America is an extraordinary event. It is not a
simple one. According to figures announced by official American sources or by
what has been spread by the media, the number of victims is great. Nobody has
any doubts, or denies that America and the West have the capabilities to mobilize
force and use it, to inflict destruction on others on the basis of simple doubts
or even whimsically, and can send their American missiles and the NATO fighters
to where ever they want to destroy and harm whoever America decides to harm
in a fit of anger, by greed, or by being pushed by Zionism.
Many countries of the world have suffered from Americas technological
might, and many peoples do recognize that America had killed thousands or even
millions of human beings in their countries.
The event that took place in America was an extraordinary one. It is not a simple
It is the first time that someone crosses to America to unleash the fire of
his anger inside it, as indicated by what was said by the media, on the hypothesis
that the executors of this act came from abroad.
Since this event is unprecedented, is it wise to deal with it by precedent methods
that can be used by whoever has the technical and scientific capacities of America
and the West!?
If the target and the aim is one or more Islamic countries, as it has been said
by the media and the intelligence services of some Western countries, this would
only fall in the same direction that America and the West have always taken
by targeting their fire on wherever they want to experiment a new weapon on.
We ask again: Americas targeting the fire of its weapons on specific targets,
and harming it or destroying it with the support of Western governments and
of a fabricated story would it solve the problem? Would this bring security
to America and the world? Or Isnt the use by America and some Western
governments of their fire against others in the world including, or in the forefront
of whom the Arabs and the Muslims, is one of the most important reasons of the
lack of stability in the world at the present time?
Isnt the evil inflicted on America in the act of September 11, 2001, and
nothing else is a result of this and other acts? This is the main question and
this is what the American administration along with of the Western governments
or the Western public opinion should answer in the first place with serenity
and responsibility, without emotional reaction and without the use of the same
old methods that America used against the world.
On September 12, 2001, we said that no one crossed the Atlantic to America carrying
weapons before this event, except the Westerners who established the United
States of America. America is the one who crossed the Atlantic carrying arms
of destruction and death against the world. Here we want to ask a question:
wasnt the use of American weapons, including the nuclear weapon against
Japan, enough before September 11, 2001, for America to prepare to use it in
a heavier and a stronger way? Or isnt using it in an irresponsible way,
and without justification as does any oppressive force in the world, is what
made America the most hated country in the world, starting from the Third World,
to the Medium World and passing to the civilized world, as is the world divided
by the West and America?
The national security of America and the security of the world could be attained
if the American leaders and those who beat the drums for them among the rulers
of the present time in the West or outside the West become rational, if America
disengages itself from its evil alliance with Zionism, which has been scheming
to exploit the world and plunge it in blood and darkness, by using America and
some Western countries.
What the American peoples need mostly is someone who tells them the truth, courageously
and honestly as it is. They dont need fanfares and cheerleaders, if they
want to take a lesson from the event so as to reach a real awakening, in spite
of the enormity of the event that hit America. But the world, including the
rulers of America, should say all this to the American peoples, so as to have
the courage to tell the truth and act according to what is right and not what
to is wrong and unjust, to undertake their responsibilities in fairness and
justice, and by recourse to reason, passion, according to the spirit of chance
In addition, we say to the American peoples, what happened on September 11,
2001 should be compared to what their government and their armies are doing
in the world, for example, the international agencies have stated that more
than one million and a half Iraqis have died because of the blockade imposed
by America and some Western countries, in addition to the tens of thousands
who died or are injured in the military action perpetrated by America along
with those who allied with it against Iraq. Hundreds of bridges, churches, mosques,
colleges, schools, factories, palaces, hotels, and thousands of private houses
were destroyed or damaged by the American and Western bombardment, which is
ongoing even today against Iraq. If you replay the images of the footage taken
by the western media itself of this destruction, you will see that they are
not different from the images of the two buildings hit by the Boeing airplanes,
if not more atrocious, especially when they are mixed with the remains of men,
women, and children. There is, however, one difference, namely that those who
direct their missiles and bombs to the targets, whether Americans or from another
Western country, are mostly targeting by remote controls, that is why they do
so as if they were playing an amusing game. As for those who acted on September
11, 2001, they did it from a close range, and with, I imagine, giving their
lives willingly, with an irrevocable determination.
For this reason also, the Americans, and the world with them, should understand
the argument that made those people give their lives in sacrifice, and what
they sacrificed themselves for, in that way.
When one million and a half Iraqi human beings die, according to Western documents,
from a population of twenty five million, because of the American blockade and
aggression, it means that Iraq has lost about one twenty-fifth of its population.
And just as your beautiful skyscrapers were destroyed and caused your grief,
beautiful buildings and precious homes crumbled over their owners in Lebanon,
Palestine and Iraq by American weapons used by the Zionists. In only one place,
which was a civilian shelter, which is the Ameriyah Shelter, more than four
hundred human beings, children, young and old men and women, died in Iraq by
In the same day, the 11th of September, one of their aggressive military airplanes
was shot down over Iraq. And on the same day of the event in America on 11th
September, and American jetfighter was perpetration aggression against Iraq
and was shot down.
As for what is going on in Palestine, if Zionist let you see on your TVs the
bodies of children, women and men who are daily killed by American weapons,
and with American backing to the Zionist entity, the pain you are feeling would
Americans should feel the pain they have inflicted on other peoples of the world,
so as when they suffer, they will find the right solution and the right path.
All that has been inflicted on the Arabs and Muslims by America and the West,
didnt push Muslims to become racists and harass the Westerners who walk
in the streets of Baghdad, Damascus, Tunis, Cairo and other Arab capitals, even
when the Westerners, and especially Americans insulted the holy sites of Muslim
and Arabs by what is almost an occupation of Saudi Arabia in order to launch
their evil fires against Baghdad, and when the American carriers roam the Arab
Gulf, and their fighters daily roam the sky to throw tons of bombs and missiles
over Iraq, so that about two hundred thousand tons of bombs have been used against
Iraq , in addition to using depleted uranium!! All these are facts that are
very well known not only to Arabs and Muslims, but to the whole world also.
But because of only one incident that happened in America in one day, and upon
an unconfirmed accusations so far, Arabs and Muslims, including some who hold
the American citizenship, are being harassed openly and publicly in America
and some Western countries. Some western countries are preparing themselves
to participate in an American military action, against an Islamic country as
the indications point out. In this case, who is being fanatic?
Isnt this solidarity, and this in-advance approval by some Western leaders,
of a military aggression against an Islamic country, the most flagrant form
of the new Crusades, fanaticism. It reminds Arabs and Muslims of those Crusade
wars launched by the West and NATO against Iraq?
Finally, if you, rulers respect and cherish the blood of your peoples, why do
you find it easy to shed the blood of others including the blood of Arabs and
Muslims? If you respect your values, why dont you respect the values of
Arabs and Muslims?
America needs wisdom, not power. It has used power, along with the West, to
its extreme extent, only to find out latter that it doesnt achieve what
they wanted. Will the rulers of America try wisdom just for once so that their
people can live in security and stability?
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most merciful
Invite all to the way of thy Lord with the wisdom and beautiful preaching, and
argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious, for the lord knoweth
best who have strayed from His path and who receive guidance