In the history of bloody dictatorial power few can match the horrific madness of Saddam Hussein. From assassinating his own cousin to making all his political enemies "disappear", his climb to power was fast and violent. Saddam was a wannabe modern day sultan who for the first time since World War 1 used wide scale chemical weapons attacks on Iranian troops during the Iraq-Iran war. When he felt the Kurds in his own country were getting uppity Saddam had no hesitation about gassing them too. World famous for his surprise attack against Kuwait, sparking the first Gulf War, Saddam's quest to be the Middle East's biggest dictator ended when the U.S. punched his ticket in 2006.
Weapons: RPK light machine gun, Browning hi-power pistol, combat knife, and RGD-5 grenade.
Reign: 1979 - 2003
Key Battles: Saddam ordered the attack of the Kurdish village of Halabjah on March 16, 1988. Mustard gas and nerve agents were used to kill 5,000 Kurds and injure 10,000 more..