Idi Amin Dada
|Idi Amin Dada|
|Date and place of birth|| May 17, 1928|
in Koboko, Uganda
|Parents||Andreas Nyabire and Assa Aatte|
|Date & Place of Death|| August 16, 2003|
|Highest rank attained||n/a|
|Date of dictatorship||January 25, 1971|
|Wars started|| First Uganda-Tanzania War|
Second Uganda-Tanzania War
|Number of deaths attributed||300,000+|
In the tenure of Milton Obote Amin was the captain, the colonel, the general and later the general staff chief. In 1971 he coup in power and overthrew Obote. In 1970 the British government established gun control laws which aided in Idi Amin's ability to hold power to 1979. He executed mass genocides against his people, especially intelectuals, Christians and supporters of Obote, in order to stay in power and suffered from extreme paranoia and arrogance. His efforts and ideology spread to neighboring countries such as Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. In his tenure he attacked Tanzania two times with the help of Muammar al-Gaddafi. Amin was hostile to Israel. He protected the terrorist organizations Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Revolutionary Cells which hijacked a civilian airplane which was flown to Entebbe. When he was threatened by United Nations forces with the possibility of a trial for crimes against humanity, he fled to the Middle East where he was harbored for 25 years without punishment until the end of his natural life. Under his rule, more than 300,000 oppositionals were killed.
Already in 1962 his men were beating people to death. In 1972, after Israel has turned down his request for money and arms to fight Tanzania, he turned to Muammar Qaddafi who promised to give him his desires. Amin then ordered the expulsion of 500 Israelis and 50,000 South Asians with British citizenship. Infamous for brutality, he kept human heads in the refrigerator, ordered 4,000 disabled to be thrown into the Nile to be torn apart by crocodiles and has confessed to cannibalism several times And has praised Hitler for killing Jews..
- The Idi Amin I knew - BBC
- Marco Margaritoff, Why Idi Amin Dada, 'The Butcher Of Uganda,' Should Be Remembered With History's Worst Despots. ATI, Published July 23, 2019. Updated August 21, 2019
- The Review of the News, Volume 11, Correction, Please, 1975, p.43