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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hussein, Husain, Husayn, Saddam Hussein, Saddam, Saddam bin Hussein at-Takritinoun

    Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)

Wiktionary

  1. Saddamnoun

    of Arabic usage.

  2. Saddamnoun

    Saddam Hussein, Iraqi politician.

  3. Etymology: to continuously confront.

Wikipedia

  1. Saddam

    Saddam Hussein ( (listen); Arabic: صدام حسين, Mesopotamian Arabic [sˤɐdˈdɑːm ɜħsɪe̯n]; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006), known mononymously as Saddam, was an Iraqi politician and dictator who served as the fifth president of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization, the Iraqi Ba'ath Party—which espoused Ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism, Iraqi nationalism and Arab socialism—Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup (later referred to as the 17 July Revolution) that brought the party to power in Iraq.: 174 As vice president under the ailing General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, and at a time when many groups were considered capable of overthrowing the government, Saddam created security forces through which he tightly controlled conflicts between the government and the armed forces. In the early 1970s, Saddam nationalised the Iraq Petroleum Company and independent banks, eventually leaving the banking system insolvent due to inflation and bad loans. Through the 1970s, Saddam consolidated his authority over the apparatus of government as oil money helped Iraq's economy grow rapidly. Positions of power in the country were mostly filled with Sunni Arabs, a minority that made up only a fifth of the population.Saddam formally took power in 1979, although he had already been the de facto head of Iraq for several years. He suppressed several movements, particularly Shi'a and Kurdish movements which sought to overthrow the government or gain independence, respectively, and maintained power during the Iran–Iraq War and the Gulf War. He ran a repressive authoritarian government, which several analysts have described as totalitarian, although the applicability of that label has been contested. Saddam's rule was marked by numerous human rights abuses, including an estimated 250,000 arbitrary killings and bloody invasions of neighboring Iran and Kuwait.In 2003, a coalition led by the United States invaded Iraq to depose Saddam. US President George W. Bush and United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair erroneously accused Iraq of possessing weapons of mass destruction and having ties to al-Qaeda. Saddam's Ba'ath party was disbanded. After his capture on 13 December 2003, the trial of Saddam Hussein took place under the Iraqi Interim Government. On 5 November 2006, Saddam was convicted by an Iraqi court of crimes against humanity related to the 1982 killing of 148 Iraqi Shi'a and sentenced to death by hanging. He was executed on 30 December 2006.

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  1. saddam

    Saddam refers to Saddam Hussein, who was the fifth President of Iraq, serving from July 16, 1979 until April 9, 2003. Known for his brutal regime and controversial political strategies, he played a major role in the political dynamics of the Middle East. However, his leadership was marred by violations of human rights, instigation of wars, and the development of weapons of mass destruction, which led to international intervention and his eventual execution in 2006.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saddam in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saddam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Saddam in a Sentence

  1. Saddam Hussein:

    I can’t believe that this belonged to Saddam and now I’m the one moving around it.

  2. The European diplomat:

    The feeling remains that Sunnis should pay the price for what they have done under Saddam.

  3. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Ralph Peters, Interview in American Heritage:

    The shah always falls in the end, Saddam always turns on you, and the Saudis always betray you. If we support evil, the long-term price is almost always too high.

  4. Charlie Winter:

    Even right down to the cubs of the caliphate, there was the cubs of Saddam, iSIS is integrating children into its project in a way that is more reminiscent of a state than a non-state actor. It's thinking with the long term in mind. It's not just bringing children into its ranks and using them immediately on the battlefield. What it's doing is bringing them in, indoctrinating them, training them, spending a lot of time instilling them with jihadist ideology.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    I told him to go to Saddam Hussein, call him and tell him that I have no interest in killing him or hunting him down. I'm not fooling with him. I just don't want his chemical and biological program going forward.

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