Real Dictators

Saddam Hussein Part 3: Oil and the Ayatollah

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Saddam nationalises the Iraq Petroleum Company and clashes with the new leader of Iran. A man called ‘Chemical Ali’ commits one of the most heinous atrocities of modern times. Meanwhile, sculptures of the Iraqi dictator are commissioned across the land. With his personality cult firmly established, Saddam is ready for war…

A Noiser production, written by Duncan Barrett.

For more on Saddam and his cook, listen to our bonus episode on Dictators’ Chefs.

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