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Saturday, December 30, 2006


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Surely if any human being deserved to be tried, punished and executed, Saddam Hussein was one leader whose name should have been at the top of the list of those that justice was waiting to be served. But as I watched the video of the noose being placed around his neck, with an abrupt cutoff of the historic final scene, I got “no” pleasure or satisfaction out of seeing his fate finally becoming a reality. Indeed, there was an inner-weird sense that “something just wasn’t right(?).” I didn’t even try to match words to my emotions or non-emotions, I starred-stoically-at the images as the news media constantly played and replayed the horrific event with vigorous overkill commentaries. And as if they were exuding delight in his demise and witnessing such a spectacle.

Listening to an interview of a British dignitary on BBC’s Radio 720 AM pertaining to the execution, the interviewee stated he had mixed feelings about Saddam being put to death because of three principal reasons: the means, method and manner in which it came about. His comments, so eloquently stated, clearly captured and summarized the aforementioned weird- emotions that I was experiencing earlier in the day.

Again, something just wasn’t right (?), due to the means, method and manner for which the execution was carried out, in that the trial, prosecution and execution were actually accomplished under the auspices of occupational forces; judges and defense lawyers were constantly under threat and intimidation-with some actually being systematically eliminated and killed; serious questions relating to fairness of the judicial system and trial were raised by credible international human rights organizations; the Iraqis now in power are merely applying retaliatory measures; and the thought that there will always be an aura of suspicion about whether the Iraqis were simply carrying out the dictates and will of the U.S. by sending Saddam to the gallows. And the clincher is whether or not George W. Bush, Jr. has reaped his revenge for the suspected and alleged attempt by Saddam on the life of his father, George H. W. Bush, Sr., during the former president’s visit to Kuwait in 1993; resulting in the US responding by launching a cruise missile strike against Iraq's intelligence headquarters. The proverb “reap what you sow” means you eventually have to face up to the consequences of your actions. I suppose Saddam is a testament to that old proverb, in more ways than one.

Bottom line, unequivocally, is that although Saddam might have been a tyrant and a thug, one thing for sure, he was the U.S.’s tyrant and thug for many years. But Saddam, because of the overt degree of defiance and uncontrollable ambitions of becoming the “mother of all leaders” in the Middle East, he became intolerable and dispensable to the U.S. Simply stated, history is repeating itself under two different presidents, father and son, respectively, with same last names. For you see, just as Noriega of Panama became intolerable and dispensable under the presidency of Bush Sr., Saddam too was no longer needed and could no longer be endured by Bush Jr. and his administration; irregardless of Saddam’s impetuous noncompliance with United Nation’s resolutions. Eventually, a way or another pretext other than “weapons of mass destruction” would have been found to justify invading and replacing Saddam-all under the guise of implementing the ill-conceived grandiose plan of spreading democracy throughout the middle East. You decide!
Read more on the Saddam’s execution and the U.S.A.’s historical connection: CLICK LINK!

Also, check out US 1989 invasion of Panama and the eventual trial and imprisonment of General Noriega-COPY AND PASTE:


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