Tell Me a Secret: Saddam's execution...

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam's execution...

Hello everyone.

Saddam was executed today, as you all know, and although I knew since yesterday that he was gonna be hanged this morning but I was still very surprised, to be honest with you, It was much quicker than I thought it would be.

You know that I always opposed Saddam and was always against him. Nevertheless, I was upset today.

Saddam was a criminal dictator, and he deserves to be hanged, but still, what happened isn't right.

Saddam should be trailled for all his crimes, against ALL IRAQIS, ALL IRAQIS, all the crimes he committed against Iraqis, Shea, Kurds and yes, yes, yes: against Sonna too.

Saddam was a dictator that would kill whoever opposes him, and would award whoever is loyal to him, he killed both husbands of his two daughters who also happen to be his cousins [two sunnies, his own blood] when they turned against him, and at the same time, you can take a quick look at the 56 cards of the most wanted Iraqi officials that the occupation distributed couple of years ago [remember it?] and you will notice that many of them were Shea!
It's only fair that Saddam is questioned about all his crimes against all Iraqis, all Iraqis.
Executing him after the Dijel trial only is nothing but a political statement, just so the Media can say: Saddam was punished for killing 148 SHEA, just another cheap shot to confirm the first story of "liberating poor Shea from the oppression of Saddam and Sunna".
Saddam, have killed thousands and thousands of Kurds and of Sonna, of Christians and all other groups living in Iraq, and It's only fair that he is questioned about all those, all the crimes he made against Iraqis.

Back in the nineties, must have been around 1995 or so if I recall right, Saddam executed a number of Baghdad's wealthiest merchants and took over all their possessions because he accused them of being a reason behind some of the economic suffering of Iraqis [by doing certain trade tricks to increase prices maybe? By monopolizing food and goods? Something like that] and left them hanging in the streets of Baghdad. Now I bet you haven't heard of that have you? Why? Because they don't have a label! They are not "poor Shea" or "poor Kurds" they are just Iraqis, and being Iraqi isn't good for the occupation's propaganda, you need to be Shea or Kurdish so that you fit in their propaganda stories of going to Iraq to liberate a certain oppressed sect of Iraqi people. Thousands of crimes like that happened in Iraq, and Iraqis have all the right to sue Saddam for them, even if individually, he hurt every single person in Iraq, even if he didn't physically hurt him or his family, still he deprived them of their rights, many rights, including their share of Iraq's wealth, and killed so many Iraqis, and because of his foolish policy he put the country in two destructive wars [I know I know, supported by many different external parties, including the USA], that among many other things, and for these crimes, all Iraqis deserve to sue him and sentence him, with whatever they decide in the court of laws.

So that was my first problem: The trials should have gone all the way to the end before executing him.

A thought: Shea and Sonna, lived together, side by side since ever. The biggest tribes in Iraq that are distributed all over Iraq, have Sonni, Shea parts of the tribe, depending on where they are. Mixed marriages between Sonna and Shea are so common, my parents for example and the parents of soooo many of the people I know. The sectarian tension now in Iraq is a politically based tensions: evidence one: history of living peacefully together historically, before Saddam even! Two: a whole year passed after the war before any sectarian tension started, and it didn't start before Bremer laid down the bases of the first Iraqi government basing on sectarian bases. Three: there are about a million Iraqis in Jordan, no sectarian tension among those at all. All three points and others mean: Sectarian problems in Iraq started when the occupation came, and It's politically based and can be solved politically, too.

My second problem: The current government is by no means legitimate enough to trial Saddam, as horrible as he was, he is far, way far more decent and humane and smart than all the clowns in the Iraqi government now. Saddam should be tried by Iraqis, real Iraqis with real authority and sovereignty, real government that cares for the best interests of Iraqis, and maybe add to that: has less death squads and secret tortur chambers. And less loyalty to Iran and USA wouldn't kill too. And this is something that upsets me a lot, his death had nothing o do with justice, not even close, not even in the same zip code, it was nothing but a personal revenge and a political card: A political card for the losers in the American administration and the Iraqi government that don't have anything else to brag about achieving except killing him, and a personal revenge: Now new footages were published about the last moments of his death, and the people that witnessed his execution were chanting the name of Al-Sadir [The father of Moqtada that it's widely believed that Saddam assassinated him]. Hmmm.

My third problem is the effect of this execution on Iraq: Saddam died the moment that his statue fell back in 2003. He stopped being the decision maker in Iraq. Now in this time of Iraq's life all the efforts are being directed to be able to build some kind of national unity government, that includes all Iraqi parties, a representative government that helps everyone get involved in the Iraqi government and in making decisions [as if the Iraqi government really makes decisions on it's own anyways] and now that a lot of the parties were included in the new negotiations including (ex) Baathists that want to join the new political process, at this really critical time, they execute Saddam, Baathists were very offended and very upset, today I heard a spokesman of Baath party speaking from a neighboring country on one of t he satelite channels saying that baathists promise to continue their fight and to revenge for the death of Saddam. What the hell was the American/Iraqi government thinking? So in addition to the point that it's really not the best thing to do when you want to attracts baathists to be a part of the new Iraq, it's gonna increase violence on the ground, even if temporarily, how many extra souls are we gonna have to lose because of this?

My fourth problem: the timing of the execution in the first day of the Adha Eid, the single biggest religious/social holiday for Muslims. A festival of happiness and Joy where people are supposed to be celebrating, and the execute him in it? Iraqi law prohibits carrying out executions in the religious holidays btw. I am sure that they thought that executing him in this day will absurd some of the anger since it's Eid time, and Eid lasts for four days. But really it won't, people are offended by this very much, and in this Eid Muslims sacrifice a sheep usually, and usually it's about 5-6 am in the first day of Eid when they slaughter them. And that's the exact time when they hanged him, what are they trying to say exactly? And executing him instead of shooting him is also offending, being a military man. The was he was taken to execution brought him sympathy from lot's of Iraqis, including myself. I was very upset when I heard that he was executed, it wasn't justice and it didn't feel right at all, it was more like a 60-something years old man in the hands of a dirty gang executing him for personal and political reasons that it was implementing justice.

Some argue that the government wanted to execute him to send a message to baathists that their leader was killed so they would lose hope, but what happened really is that they made him a martyr in the eyes of his supporters and became an inspiration. Good job.

Why did the American/Iraqi government wanted to kill him so quickly? what is it that they didn't want him to say? the source of the chemical weapons he used against Kurds? the details of the west support during his war with Iran? what exactly is it?

I Don't know what to say, I just wish that at his last moments he regretted his crimes and asked God for forgiveness. I wish that from all my heart, I just don't wanna think of his fate facing God with all what he did. I hope that his sad end, the death of his two children, being removed from the presidency of Iraq and taking away all the power he had, seperating him from his daughters and wife, I hope that all these disasters made him remember God and cry a tear and pray for forgiveness, God is so forgiving and so mercyful, who knows? May all souls rest in Peace.

I had more to say but I just forgot it now, I will say it when I remember it, and I haven't editted this one really, almost directly from my head to your eyes, so I hope that I will get to edit it tomorrow too!

38 Comments:

Anonymous Robert said...

I'm just an ordinary englishman,but....

A.I don't believe any of the news media,how do i know he is dead?
Not that is actually anything to do with me...but...a bloke i don't personally recognize since i never met him has a noose put round his neck in a well lit Hollywood 50s movie style.
Then i see apparently a corpse...
Please see what i am saying,who knows what he really looks like?
And could you tell a corpse unless you felt it's waxy lifeless skin?
(Here in the west,most never even see a corpse,except as a media image...)
B.His "death" as announced in Europe is a powerful psychological barb...it stings into the subconscious...pressing powerlessness into the people.Here we allowed our government to apparently bring democracy to Iraq....built on complete fabrications...and now we give up our near 50 year opposition to capital punishment.
And to those westerners who say he deserved it,would they have hung the noose round his neck....shame on you and your stupid opinions.
C.The pathetic arguments around whether western media should show the moment of death...if it ever happened...the ridiculous affront that apparently we are not capable of seeing inflicted death.More responsibilty taken away,more neutered humans.
More psychological warfare.
D.As someone with a logical brain wrote somewhere else,how convienent the Kurd trial doesn't continue,showing how implicit the US was in the actions of that time.
E.And as a Kurdish woman stated else where how similiar the whole thing looks to the Iraqui kidnap killings....

I take it i pass on to Arabs,that this is how stupid it looks from my side...that i have no clue about how it looks from your side.I have no solutions to Iraq,it is nothing to do with me,it is your divine right to decide.

I wrote this because we are all beautiful beings under the magnificence of God and everyone has the duty to point out lies that dirty this earth.
I trust you can see i have tried to do that.
Life is good!
Robert

12/30/2006 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do agree with you!
Saddam's death could represent the end of an era, but also it carries with it more problems to the Iraqi people.
Very nice post!

Leandra

12/31/2006 03:41:00 AM  
Blogger Rhiannon said...

[Khalid] "Why did the American/Iraqi government want to kill him so quickly? what is it that they didn't want him to say? the source of the chemical weapons he used against Kurds? the details of the west support during his war with Iran? what exactly is it?"

Poignant questions - you are quite right about bringing these to the table. Details and sources buried with Hussein.......he was a dead man walking for so many reasons.

12/31/2006 04:25:00 AM  
Blogger madtom said...

Who would have guessed you would find "problems".

I wonder when you would have ever been satisfied, or why you never expressed the same "problems" with any other execution that ever took place, or that take place every day all across the Arab world. You know in Saudi Arabia, where you went on you vacation not too long ago, they execute people by cutting their heads off in public.

12/31/2006 05:01:00 AM  
Blogger khalid jarrar said...

:)
I don't have a problem with death penelty, I believe that such strong penalties should be given for the crime of murdering for example. Let everyone know that if they dare to kill someone, there is gonna be severe and fair punishment: they would be killed themselves.
in your mind Tom, we all A-rabs are the same and fit in one category, what the hell do i have to do with people being executed in public in another country!!!! and I was in saudi arabia for Omra and not for vacation, and all Arab leders are corrupted and horrible and are there in their places because they are good at waving their tales to the white house, just like the ones in the gree zone in Iraq.

I have a problem with injustice everywhere, death penalty in Saudi arabia or canada, doesnt make a difference if the one executed was a murderer [sane, intended to kill, etc] and i have a huge problem with anyone not treated with justice in anywhere in the world, specialy in a place where i can change that unjustice myself, or specialy when it's in my country and done by an occupation, for example!
see where i am going with this?

12/31/2006 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger khalid jarrar said...

i am gonna die one day wishing that you address the points i mention in my posts rather than going around them tom! :P

Happy Eid everyone!!!

12/31/2006 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not think that he should have been executed at all. He should have been allowed to go into exile. The crimes that he committed while in office are not that unique in world history and reflect more on the development of political institutions in your country than on his "evil" or "criminal" personality.

This was pure revenge that will retard your country's political development. The exiled former Baathists and "Sunni Triangle" residents will now be the minority who will suffer at the hands of the current gangs in power as well as the American "counterinsurgency" specialists. Eventually they will also rise up, overcome, and so the cycle of violence continues.

12/31/2006 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger CMAR II said...

Saddam should be trailled for all his crimes, against ALL IRAQIS, ALL IRAQIS, all the crimes he committed against Iraqis, Shea, Kurds and yes, yes, yes: against Sonna too.

This is a stunningly hypocritical post even for you Khalid. On Nov. 6th (and before) you claimed that the trial and condemnation of Saddam didn't matter for Iraqis at all. You said also said Bush would keep him alive to execute him at a politically expedient time.

NOW you say you regret that the trial wasn't MORE extensive and that the government SHOULD have kept him alive in violation of the law that requires his sentence to be carried out in a timely fashion.

Are you just looking for a reason to complain or would you only have liked any reason to keep your Uncle Saddam alive a little longer?

12/31/2006 01:23:00 PM  
Blogger CMAR II said...

I do not think that he should have been executed at all.

Don Thieme,

That option was offered to Saddam in February 2003. Having foolishly foregone that offer, his fate fell to the hands of the Iraqis he persecuted.

12/31/2006 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger CMAR II said...

oops! I didn't get the whole excerpt:

I do not think that he should have been executed at all. He should have been allowed to go into exile.

12/31/2006 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Margaret said...

Khalid, I do not understand either. I feel ashamed somehow of what happened to Saddam. Not because I ever saw an ounce of goodness from Saddam, but that It doesn't seem what God (any ones idea of a fair and loving God) would want.... it seems that it was as inhumane as he was. I am not sure what the answer was, but that doesn't seem right. I know I can't begin to imagine what you feel because I have never lived under an open regime of terror..yet. I do feel so sorry and ashamed for what is happening from the leaders of this Country. I don't feel that this represents all the hype of our "Free" Country and "Democracy" and our "liberation" of others. What a sad time we live in. I had brothers in the Vietnam war and I didn't understand then either. It seems like the powerful people in my Ancestry are some of the cruelest, most violent people in the World. Those of us who believe in peaceful coexistence must pray harder and seek out like minded individuals to try to change the World. We can only hope and believe that someday, justice will be done to the unjust who are the perpetrators of these horrors. If Bush truly believes he will someday meet his maker, he will have a lot to answer for. He is as big a terrorist as Saddam was in his way. Thanks for blogging, it helps to have your perspective on what is happening to you..and your mom and brothers too. It helps to feel less crazy to know that there is truth in what I see even tho it is not what we hear in the US.

May there be peace one day.

Margaret in America

12/31/2006 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous sr said...

Before his execution,Saddam said that the iraqi people should fight against the Persians and the Americans.Khalid says that some sunni movement is threatening with more bloodshed.I am totally amazed.What is this war..war..kill..kill story? Hasnt the iraqis had enough of killings?I am sure,a few intelligent persons,one from each side could sort out the whole problem in two weeks.There are many examples in world history of similar situations solved peacefully.Even the Qur'an warns against this kind of endless killings,very wisely.Anybody ,who talks about war and revenge in this situation,is a criminal.Especially the sunnis,they are only 20% of the population.
Khalid,You are directing your sensitivities in the wrong direction.Saddam was not human,let him rot in peace.

12/31/2006 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also felt a sense of... something other than "justice." I have heard many accounts of terrible things Sadaam did to his countrymen, but not being Iraqi (not much I could do physically) I simply prayed for mercy for all who were injured or killed by evil in Iraq.

I felt very bad when I read that people at the execution were taunting Sadaam. I pray now: If it be God's will please have mercy on Sadaam's soul. His soul has passed from this world and there is surely righteous judgment where he has gone. We need not look for revenge for, or payment from Sadaam's soul. Judgment and recompense on or from a soul belongs to GOD not to men.

This "sectarian violence" issue is really, IMHO, a political grab for power. Power in this case means who will have control of the resources of Iraq. Oil is the pot of gold. Therefore I propose a solution to the struggle: 10% of all profits for oil be used for governing; 10% of all profits go to medical infrastructure; 10% for education infrastructure; 70% evenly split to all Iraqis citizens who live and have lived 100% of the time for the last 10 years in Iraq.

Or something along these lines... the point is the people of Iraq, in the absence of a mutually acceptable government, should be vested with the majority of the power. This might be sophomoric, but I believe that until a truly popular reform is brought about by IRAQIS there will be violence as those in search of power struggle to gain it.

Dave in the US

12/31/2006 06:03:00 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

Two possible reasons why Saddam was killed before he could be tried for other offences.

1. He would have been the "star witness" for the prosecution in any trial of Donald Rumsfeld.

2. A Canadian commenting on Najma's blog says that s/he had heard that, under Iraqi law, people aged 70 and over cannot be executed. I don't know if that is accurate - perhaps you can tell us - but the BBC reports say that Saddam was 69 years old at the time of his death.

I think that the Sadrists who got the job of hanging him behaved like jackals.

12/31/2006 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saddam killed a marjaa', Mohammad Baqir al Sadr. When he did that, he was declaring war on the Shia, and not "all Iraqis." It became personal when his followers attacked several other religious scholars and banned precessions in Iraq and from others visiting Najaf and Karbala. Ofcourse, they will get their revenge on him and his followers. Why would they not?

1/01/2007 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

The whole thing just feels dirty to me. I don't believe that he was executed for his crimes, I believe he was executed to keep him silent, in addition to all those who might have testified at a real trial (not the farce we were presented with) The manner and timing of his execution seem calculated to be extremely insulting to many Iraqis. It is wrong to say he was not human - he was definitely an extremely flawed human, and yet there were many things that he achieved that would be considered admirable if he had not abused his power in so many ways.

I am not affiliated with any organized religion but if I was inclined to pray I would ask for mercy on his soul - the same mercy we might all hope for when the day of reckoning comes for each one of us.

1/01/2007 08:08:00 AM  
Blogger CMAR II said...

Wow! This comment section is getting crowded with Saddam sympathizers.

1/01/2007 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Sha said...

So people who wish for true justice that didn't seem to come for so many people are now Saddam sympathizers?

In America we try a person for all his crimes, not just one crime that may have been inconsequential.

We want Iraq to be fair and democratic and have some sort of basis on our own government, yet why was the rabble allowed to stand before him and taunt him as he was hung? Filming the death of Saddam is one thing, allowing a jeering audience is another. Just because he was a horrible person doesn't mean he doesn't deserve to be treated like we would want to be treated.

The thousands of people Saddam Hussein Murdered did not get their justice. And sadly, his death will only make this war harder.

1/01/2007 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger CMAR II said...

sha,

Unfortunately (and I truly regret this), Saddam had but one life to pay for his crimes. Actually, you know nothing about the US judicial system. In the US, someone can not put off paying a capital sentence just because they killed more people than someone else. After a person, has been put to death, their other sentences alleged crimes become moot.

"True justice" was delivered. A man self-evidently guilty of the murder of 100s of 1000s, and the suffering of many many more was put to death. You don't want "true justice" and more than Khalid does. You want to complain. If Saddam had been kept alive the Iraqi government would have been inept and dragging its feet. Now he has been put to death and there's something wrong about the timing, the trial (the amazing thing to me is that there WAS a trial), or about the sentence itself.

But, feel free to boo hoo for Saddam here. I feel great satisfaction in reading your posts because it assures me the beast is really dead.

1/01/2007 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would hope that my comments are not construed as sympathetic to Sadaam. My thoughts are with a torn people, and a suffering nation. I would leave all judgment and revenge for Sadaam to God.

I do however feel a sense of ... distaste and sadness for the hecklers at an execution. For those who believe in God and know that his judgment is eternal, how could they not feel a sense of sorrow for a soul who must stand before God's judgment? One day we will all have to stand in judgment.

Man's justice was served; for that I have no sorrow. I would not have found fault if the sufferer of Sadaam’s evil had stoned him to death, but I would have felt bad nonetheless for the stoners and the stoned; each must account for his own actions before a judge that doesn't need an appeals process.

Dave in the US

1/01/2007 03:48:00 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

People keep talking about keeping saddam silent, but I wonder about what?

I posted this from a Kurd the other day, it included this list:

"Let's see who gave Saddam the most weapons:

1. USSR (59.57%) (Enemy of America)
2. France (12.43%)
3. China (11.05)
4. Czechoslovakia (6.57%)
5. Poland (3.84) (US ally)
6. Brazil (1.65%)
7. Egypt (1.18%)
8. Denmark (0.52%)
9. USA (0.47%)
10. Austria (.043%)
Link


I wonder what people think that we were protecting, the USSR? The French?

The thing is that there are more conspiracies out there than facts. All you have to do is read the comments on this blog.

The truth is that the dictator apologist will always find an excuse.

1/01/2007 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger CMAR II said...

I do however feel a sense of ... distaste and sadness for the hecklers at an execution....Man's justice was served; for that I have no sorrow. I would not have found fault if the sufferer of Sadaam’s evil had stoned him to death, but I would have felt bad nonetheless for the stoners and the stoned; each must account for his own actions before a judge that doesn't need an appeals process.

Dave,

Pity for one on the gallows who committed his life to feeding off his fellow man is something noble when offered by his victims. It is far too cheesy a gift when offered by others.

As for the Sadrist heckler, I feel contempt for him in that he was unable to treat with solemnity a moment that was so important to so many Iraqis. What do you expect from a Sadrist?

1/01/2007 09:22:00 PM  
Blogger CMAR II said...

oh yeah...I also feel contempt for Palestinians and Ba'athist Arabs throughout the ME who are wringing their hands at this moment because they themselves benefited from Saddam at the expense of so many Iraqis.

1/01/2007 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saddam is dead. He alone will account with God for his crimes on Earth. That's a done deal. History.

Now Iraqis must move ahead. Sunni, Shia, Ba'ath, whatever you are, it doesn't matter! It is time to unite as Iraqi countrymen. Stop bickering and think about what needs to happen now.

Why can't you at least see your children's need for a normal life? Are you hoping to pass hatred on to them, so the killing can continue, or do you want to teach them love for each other so they may live in peace???

I pray for all Iraqis to see things from a child's perspective. Put down the weapons and be nice to one another. Stop bickering and have some fun!

1/01/2007 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Rhiannon said...

Stop bickering and have some fun.........wow. Insightful. Next time when I'm surrounded by huge puddles of blood and piles of bodies, inhaling the stench from side roads, dumpsters, and haphazard shallow graves.......I will definitely keep that in mind.

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How popular was Saddam among the people?
Despite claims by the international media and the U.S. government about Saddam's unpopularity among his people, former U.S. diplomat Edward Peck, who served in Iraq, has this to say: “Saddam is not anywhere near as popular as he would like to think he is, a situation which probably applies to every politician in the world. But he certainly is not anywhere as unpopular as we would like to think he is. He has a lot of support and a lot of people who think that Saddam deserves support because he is leading the nation in the face of assaults.” Peck says the attacks against Iraq have possibly brought some support to Saddam even from people who hate his regime.

1/02/2007 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger Rhiannon said...

Imperial states rarely go to war for the benefit of a specific corporation or a particular set of corporations. Rather, a large segment of the corporate sector of imperialist countries, including the United States, are profiteers from war and militarism; and, more importantly, the corporate sector often backs imperial wars because business leaders believe that war and domination over global resources are essential to the sustenance of the present economic system. No one disputes the fact that US corporations are profiting from the contracts being awarded by the US occupation authorities.

In the case of Iraq's "reconstruction" the Center for Public Integrity reported that "[m]ore than 70 American companies and individuals have won up to $8 billion in contracts for work in postwar Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two years."

These corporations include......

***KBR/Halliburton,
***Bechtel,
***International American Products,
***Perini Corporation,
***Contrack International,
***Fluor,
***Washington Groups International,
***Research Triangle Institute,
***Louis Berger Group and Creative Associates International.


The Israeli lobby's role in advancing the cause of the Iraq war is a complicated one.

Though several figures in the Bush administration, such as those associated with the New American Century Projects, are closely tied to Israel and have been passionate advocates of violence, the Bush administration went to war for its own reasons: namely, to perpetuate and expand US domination of the Middle East and profit from it.

These goals coincided with those of such supporters of Israel. Of course, the Israeli government was pleased with the results of the Gulf War II. Israel benefits directly and indirectly from the Anglo-American occupation.

First, it removes whatever insignificant threat that Iraq posed to Israel.
Second, it has put the United States in direct control of Iraqi resources.
Third, the occupation of another Middle Eastern country reduces the international pressure on Israel's own occupation of Palestinian territories. [YEAH, THE PALESTINIANS TRULY BENEFIT - GREAT INPUT]
Fourth, it enables the state of Israel to obtain more funds and assistance from the United States.
Fifth, the Anglo-American replication of Israeli-style occupation practices in Iraq serves to effectively legitimize these actions in the Palestinian Territories.

There is no evidence to suggest that Bush et al. decided to invade Iraq "to please Israel," but they certainly knew Israel would rejoice at the invasion.

Pleasing the pro-occupation segments of Israel and the US supporters of Israeli occupation is highly rewarded in the lopsided political and electoral system in the U.S. It generates favorable campaign contributions, endorsements, and votes.

Israel also serves as a forward base for US domination of the Middle East. This is a classic example of quid pro quo.


Tanweer Akram

1/02/2007 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger SKiZM said...

I have not read any comments yet, I just wanted to begin by thanking you for such an honest post, K. You have voiced my feelings on this subject in a brilliant fashion. I am still so much in shock that he is actually dead now, I am unable to gather my thoughts to post a blog. I cannot believe how quickly this has happened suddenly. Didn't the NAZi war criminals take a few months or years to be executed? And the timing?! Cripes, couldn't they let the man live another week and at least see the new year. What is the hurry? I sound absurb feeling sympathy for such a monster, but...it doesn't feel right.
Something is wrong here. :[

1/03/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if you'd have time for a non Iraqi non American non Muslim opinion about the whole incident, but I would really appriciate it if you could read the following link...
Maybe if you get the time comment, since you know much more about what is happening there and I can only pen down my immediate reactions: http://articulatingconfusion.blogspot.com/
The entry beginning- And they killed him!

I am praying against all odds that some sanity returns in Iraq, and soon before more generations are physically and emotionally scarred by the Monkey Man's madness...

1/03/2007 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Rhiannon said...

STUART VARNEY: Well, let me put out something positive about Iraq, if I may for a second.

Look, we took the fight to the enemy.

We divided the enemy.

The enemy is now fighting itself.

America’s interest is surely being well-preserved and well-protected.

We are in a fact, in a way, winning and preserving our interests.


That settles it, then.

According to the pundits who wanted this war from the outset, when Iraqis kill Iraqis, we win.

Now, we just have to catch them admitting that Americans and israelis are actually instigating civil war and that it's really israel's interests - NOT AMERICA'S - that these conflicts serve.

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/12/29/fox-civil-war-positive/

Varney even admits it on national TV. And he DARES to say this is positive.

Not for the children, not for their parents, not for the US Soldiers, of which most don't know what the hell they are doing or why.

Lied to. They have all been lied to.


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Bomb kills 31, wounds 58 in Iraqi town

Dec 30, 2006

By LAUREN FRAYER, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A bomb planted on a minibus killed 31 people in a fish market in a mostly Shiite town south of Baghdad on Saturday, and the man who parked the vehicle was cornered and killed by a mob as he walked away from the explosion.

No doubt , if the mercenary had gotten away it would have been reported as a “suicide attack”. It is easier for the evil imperial forces to recruit mercenaries since they have starved Iraq. America is yet not starved enough that’s why they have to recruit illegal aliens for this illegal war of aggression.

We can see through you. The Zionist criminal regime’s time is limited. When you piss off China enough that is when it will all come down. Russia is waking up. Humble Africa and South America are waking up. America still has it’s IPOD on, but the times they are a changing.

1/03/2007 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

Hi Khalid, don't have a cow, but this is my response to Raed's latest post Plan B

It's not controversial or anything it's just a response, and I'm posting it here just for the opportunity to debate.

"If any of this is true, "big if", if you ask me, all I can say is Thank god, the gloves are coming off, and we are going to fight the war, to win the war. Something which I predicted following the democratic congressional sweep.

Prolonging the war no longer hold any political advantages. As a matter of fact, it's now seen as a disadvantage, if not won in a very short order, the democrats could been seen as the party that won the war, in the long run. So you can understand why the administration, and the republican party might see it as in their best interest to achieve a quick and decisive victory now.

And you people thought that voting democrat would help the "resistance's" cause....simple minds."


An as you can see it's as much an indictment of my Neo-con buddies, as a response to anything you guys on the other side of the isle. In other words, my opinion might just piss everyone off...

1/03/2007 10:44:00 PM  
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1/04/2007 03:07:00 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

All What i can say, iraq was better off under saddam's regime where most women has their rights and the level of eduction was very high and strong.

Now, iraq is so poor and current generation is living in poverty becuase of US/UK troops and the current shiite puppet iraqi government who destoryed the whole iraq. In addition, these days Sadr Army are killing and kidnapping iraqi sunni, syrians and palestinians who is living in some iraq cities.

1/27/2007 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous sha said...

First off CMAR II... I live in the US and I know how it works.

And that doesn't make it right that it's done that way.

And we all know that in this country we allow plea bargaining unlike so many other counties. Otherwise, wouldn't Gary Ridgeway be dead?

I am not saying Saddam shouldn't be dead, but the way it was done apparently just for the Shia and for no one else was wrong.

2/01/2007 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to say my heart is bleeding evert day for my divided muslims brothers and sisters may ALLAH unite you in peace

4/07/2007 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Maybe Logic? said...

Hi all,
The UK & Yugoslavia gave Saddam many of his weapons, where are they on the list? Many weapons 'parts' were sold seperatly as 'farming' equipment etc.
Personally, I think it's got nothing to do with Shia or Kurds or Sunni (not an insult)
The CIA put Saddam in power, then shut him up before he could spill the beans. The same CIA introduced crack cocaine to the streets of USA. And if you believe it... they also trained & funded the 9/11 hijackers. Bush is an idiot (deliberatly so) but the guy's pulling his strings are not. They are pure evil. They want total chaos in Middle East so they can say to the world "tut, tut, look at these animals. We shall go and train them in decency & democracy!" They want a one world government. A New World Order. Lets not help them!
Peace.
:o)
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/51/217.html

9/13/2007 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have been buried under a pig farm!

10/04/2007 04:57:00 AM  
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