Saddam's First Demonstration of Power Videos

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Saddam's First Demonstration of Power

Saddam Hussein's first demonstration of strength came just a few days after he assumed presidency in 1979. During an assembly of Ba'ath party leaders, 68 people were labelled as disloyal and taken into custody to be trialled for treason. Zainab Salbi recalls the faithful day as it was broadcast on national television.

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