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Saddam escaped real justice

05 January, 2007

By Muhammad Ahsan Yatu


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There are reasons to hate Saddam. These reasons are same and also different from the ones that the Americans gave to the world through his trial and hanging. Saddam as a person was not sectarian i.e. a Sunni in classical or prevailing sense. Nor was he a racist in empirical sense. He was not, like many of the Muslim rulers, a political Islamist either. His aggression against Iraq’s neighbours—Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia—was enough of proof that the Arab Nationalism, unity of Ummah and Shia-Sunni conflict had no meaning for him. He was no different than many autocratic rulers. So he was considered to be cruel, ambitious and an opportunist and thus proved useless for his country. This is the most convincing reason that justifies hate for him. He could have turned Iraq into a modern country. Instead he ruined it and took it to a point from where it may become anything but stable.

The US intentionally forwarded Saddam’s unintentional but inherently wicked agenda, the disintegration of Iraq. There is no reason behind Saddam’s hanging other than to divide the Sunnis and Shiites of Iraq to a point of no return. That it would further divide the two sects throughout the globe is added advantage to the American game plan. The leaders of the Muslim majority countries should not fall into the American trap. And there is only one way to do it, they must keep the religion away from the affairs of the state.

It is commonly said that Saddam used all kind of weapons i.e. torture, knives, guns, bombs, chemicals and even missiles to kill his real and perceived enemies. He spared none, not even his relatives. He started his slaughter campaign by eliminating the communists; almost all of them were poor labourers and their family members. The Shiites and the Kurds were next on his hit list. Almost all his victims within these communities too were ordinary innocent people. It is dilemma of the autocrats that they never feel secure. They think that only methodology that can ensure their existence is elimination of opposition. It worked for Saddam but ultimately his opponents used it against him.

His opponents might not have hanged him. They did it because the Americans wanted so. The killers must be punished, but punishment should make an example of them, they should not be made martyrs and heroes. For a ruler and for that matter for even an ordinary man there cannot be a bigger punishment than imprisonment. That the killer would spend a considerable part of his life like a caged animal is a much bigger penalty than death.

It is not that the Americans are not aware of uselessness of capital punishment; they prefer it to provide energy to the American elite’s aggressive psyche. Inside, it helps also to check the ordinary Americans from becoming timid and docile. Outside, capital punishment to the leaders or rulers creates a negative political dynamics that the American elites have planned for many sections of humanity. This negative dynamics may also be created through wars involving mass murders, if needed.

The reasons for the American elites’ aggressive psyche are many. One of them is their national identity that evolved through fighting the Red Indians till their elimination. The great civil war is another reason. Their distance from the other continents is yet another. The most dominant reason is capitalism. It is different from present day European capitalism. The American capitalism is in fact democratic fascism. It is now meaningfully democratic inside and as usual entirely fascist outside. It cannot grow unless there is either absolute submission of the exploited or blood in the street. In the American streets they have shed enough blood. After the beginning of twentieth century they did it outside also.

The US campaign of getting humans butchered has not been particular to any community or race or region. It is based on the opportunities and the instrument available. Using economic intrigues is their first choice, religion second, ethnicity third, autocratic rule fourth, military rule fifth, wars sixth and the American military as the last resort, if nothing else works. These choices are used in various combinations keeping the economic intrigues part of all. For example in Arabia they used autocracy and religion, and in Pakistan and Afghanistan they used all the choices separately as well as in combinations. In Christian majority Latin American nations, they used ethnicity, local military and their own military. In Indonesia it was religion, ethnicity and military. Examples are many more and except a few dozens fortunate countries none has been spared.

However, the Americans succeeded because the ruling elites of the victimised countries acted as their puppets. So far only powerful Russia, poor but democratic India and to some extent the rich Israel have resisted the American pressures. Good news is that an independent Latin America is also emerging fast. The Europeans are on their way to make their own world but it might take them many decades. China is in the American camp and will stay there like the Europeans for at least fifty years, and may be more. However, being in American camp does not mean that the Europeans and the Chinese are American puppets. This relationship is based on mutual adjustments in free market economy.

How our elites acted as puppets is obvious from our entry into the SEATO and CENTO, and our help in promoting their Islamisation campaign in Pakistan and elsewhere. As documented by Dennis Kux in his book The United States and Pakistan 1947-2000 the US has been spending $ 30 million annually on distribution of weapons to Islamist groups. According to him the US’s another loyal friend Saudi Arabia too contributed an equal sum. When General Ayub Khan was brought in as the ruler, the Pakistani army was made stronger and Pakistan was also given aid to the tune of a half billion dollars per annum.

Pakistan did not fight the Afghan and Kashmir wars just for nothing. Its strategic depth is in fact the US’s strategic depth. The moment Afghanistan becomes anarchic due to the Taliban or any other group Pakistan would be left again on its own. Pakistan would face the same fate even if the American friendly democrats consolidate their hold in Afghanistan. So far outcome of the American generosity is that we have been an uncertain nation since the inception. Presently Pakistan is in the grip of chaos. And it is up to the US when it chooses to push it into anarchy. If our rulers could act independently and wisely, they should opt for a democratic Afghanistan, which will be far less dangerous than a Talbanised Afghanistan and in the long run it would prove a friend too.

For the resource-less puppets to plan their destiny is a difficult task. Saddam was in a much, much better position than our rulers. He had oil and also ambitions. He could have used oil money to uplift Iraq. Instead he wasted it to fulfil his personal dreams. He should have been tried for the crimes that he committed against the Iraqi nation. His opponents should not have played for the Americans. The Iraqis have resources and even technical capabilities. They can live on their own, and better without the US partnership. Saddam’s opportunism, callousness and ambitions ended his life. His opponents’ weaknesses and stupidities may end the existence of the Iraqis as one nation. End.

Reader Comments:

Saddam

Mr Yatu is right in his analysis. I have been talking to a wide spectrum of iraqi people in my city Calgary in Canada.These Shia, Sunis and Kurdish people were directly affected with their dear ones killed by Saddam and his military.These people moved to Canada in the last five years.

The whole saga is sad.There were million or more Iraqis killed ruthlessly within Iraq by his military plus a million perished in his war of aggression against Iran.

His rule was primarily a military rule with a mix of chosen Bath party civilians, who were Sunis and a few Kurds.

Iraq's population composition is 65 percent Shia, 20 percent Suni and 15 percent Kurds.

In his rule most of the top posts were held by military and then by some Bath party members. This one per cent of the population ruling junta skimmed away most of the wealth and held almost all key civilian and military posts.Even the 20 percent Suni population was deprived of the important jobs except the few selected ones.

The vast majority of the population lived in abject poverty and was devoid of decent jobs. As a matter of fact, million babies of the neglected majority died of starvation.

Then, Saddam had his powerful military was to suppress and even ruthlessly kill the Kurds, Shias and the non co-operative Sunis. His military did a mega kill of 5000-10000 Kurds by internationally forbidden chemical weapons.

THOUSANDS WERE MASS KILLED BY HIS MILITARY EVEN ON EID DAYS.

I started a discussion with these Iraqi's yesterday suggesting that Saddam was delivered by US military for execution on Eid day. They replied back what about his killing of thousands of Iraqis on each Eid days and calling them sacrificial lambs and goats.

They all said that his was a military rule supporting Bath party's privileged elite, who skimmed away all the money.When the poor majority complained of having no jobs and starvation. They were gunned down ruthlessly if they complained.

It took two gulf wars, one 9/11, one Iran Iraq war and loss of over two million innocent lives to end his military rule and his life.

He lost Gulf war because he had no public support. He bragged about fighting mother of all the wars against America and his corrupt military i.e republican guard surrendered without hardly any fight. Immediately after that, they were busy in shifting their looted money overseas and run away. Much of his family succeeded in doing that.

One of the Iraqi man, i talked, told me that his military could have dug deep like Hazballa for protection against air raids. That corrupt military wanted to run along with corrupt Baath leaders and move the looted money abroad.

Saddam's mother of all wars against America was given up after loss of only a hundred military soldires or so. These were his prided military, his republican guards.He himself went into hiding.When caught, he easily gave himself up, while brave people like Hitler and his generals were committing suicides rather than giving themselves up to the enemy. Osama probably has done it already and his loyals are too descreet to tell the world about it.

The Iraqi people i talked had lost their close dear ones to Saddam's military.
I would be still against hanging some one on Eid day even if he did that to thousands of Kurds and Shias and some Sunis.If all the key posts and money was taken away by one percent population of military and Baath members, the 99 percent suffering majority had rights for complaints. And gunning them down through his military was act of genocide.

He has failed his country terribly and killed his own 1.5 million people plus he was responsible for over half a million Iranians dead without any fault of theirs.

Every Iraqi i talked and the Kuwaities told me that his military raped muslim women and killed fellow country men ruthlessly.Bringing down his military rule cost millions of life.

These Iraqis were telling me that today only fifty Iraqis are getting killed daily in real fighting. Saddam's cruel military was killing more than five hundered countrymen every day.

And that military failed to put up even slightest resistence to the advancing Americans. They ran from battle field to grab their looted wealth of their country to escape to foreign lands.

THIS WAS THEIR MOTHER OF ALL THE BATTLES.

SADDAM'S 25 YEARS OR MORE OF MILITARY RULE DESTROYED THE COUNTRY AND BADLY DAMAGED IRAN, KUWAIT AND SAUDI ARABIA.HE NOT ONLY RUTHLESSLY KILLED HIS OWN PEOPLE, HE ATTACKED ALMOST EVERY ISLAMIC NEIGHBOUR.THE WHOLE BUNCH ROBBED THE COUNTRY TO LEAVE NOTHING FOR THE COMMON MAN BESIDES USURPING ALL THE CIVILIAN KEY JOBS AS WELL DURING THEIR RULE.

His hanging in Eid day cannot be justified as two wrongs can never make one right.

But his down fall is a lesson for all other islamic rulers who are trying to deprive the vast majority masses of their deserved rights and will to survive.

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 05 January, 2007

Disagree!

Dear Sir, Although we agree, in part, with many of your comments and opinions we take exception to some of them! The anti-American rehtoric, that we have become all to familliar with in the Islamic Press, is embedded within this report!

You describe Saddam's fate as having been somehow in the hands of the Americans?

What "facts" do you offer to support this claim?

The "democratically elected Government" of Iraq decided this fallen despot's fate... to claim otherwise is pure poppycock!

The Iraqi elections were one of the most vented and transparant national elections ever held within the world. The fact that a vast number of Sunni, "CHOSE" not to participate is regretful... but... does not "diminish" the "legality" (or) the fact that a "majority" of those taking part in those elctions, chose these men, these Iraqi's as their leaders and thus empowered them, not America, to act in their best interests!

Saddam, was tried in an Iraqi courtroom, by Iraqi judges and his execution, although shabbily conducted, was implemented and executed soley by the Iraqi Government!

Yet, we see the "constant refrain" of "undue American influence" in the outcome??????

Who are these "American elite" you refer too?
26,000,000+ American Vets ask that question of you? We certainly are not elite (nor) do we feel so?

Your hints of "mass murder" during war are baseless where America is concerned.

Not to say there have not been instances of criminal and henious behaviour on the part of a tiny % of American and Coalition troops within Iraq... certainly there has... there is in every war that has ever been fought.

However, to compare these incidents with "mass murder" is both illogical and ludicrous!

Every single criminal allegation, concerning American Troops, is fully investigated and if the evidence warrants turned over to the American Military Judicial System for review and potential prosecution!

Under the Uniform Code Of Military Justice, this process can terminate with sentences up to, and including, life imprisonment as well as death by execution.
There is "no other Military on this planet, that has a more transparant and open process regarding the criminal prosecution of members of it's military who are accused of "criminal behaviour"! In many instances the initial allegations of such criminal behaviour have been alleged by fellow soldiers in arms who saw and immediately recognized that these acts were criminal and thus reported them!

We wholeheartedly agree with you about seperation of church and state as this is a pillar of our own political system.

If you want to talk about secterian provocations within Iraq, please contact Aymin Al-Zawahiri-Izzy Ibrahim Al-Douri (or) Teheran's and President Ahmadinejad's proxy militias within Iraq such as "The Badr Brigade" (or) Muquatada Al-Sadr's "Al-Mahdi Army", for the answers!

Each of these entities seek to "actively" aggrevate secterian differences within Iraq... alebit... for differing political agenda's!

It has been both the intent and purpose of the United States to help and encourage a "Unity Government" within Iraq!

Contrary to the insinuations contained within your report, the "last thing" the United States ever wanted to see within Iraq was a secterian falling out?

However, there are others, many others, who, just as with Palestine-Kashmir, etc.,want to inflame and defuse any efforts to bring peace to these singular problems, in order to glean propoganda and ideological justification for their acts of horror committed against civilian populations, both within and outside the region... targeting Muslims and non-Muslims alike, in efforts to ferment anarchy and chaos from which they hope to emerge victorious!

These are men and ideologies that could never be sustained in free and fair elections and popular referndums!

The late Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaida in Iraq chief's own dispatch to Osama Bin Laden, that was intercepted and made public worldwide, well before his death, clearly outlined Zarqawi's plans for inciting secterian violence and stating it was the "only way" for Al-Qaida to remain a power within Iraq!

Please, you may be able to run this shell game on those within the region... but American's reading such reports can only "shake our heads in bewilderment" over the open and unmistakable anti-American sentiments, which are totally unsupported and included in this article! They are baseless and absent of justification.

Bruce leahy, Pakistan - 05 January, 2007

Very well written

Yatu Sahib
COngratualations for writing such a good article.
The sectarianism in Iraq is "made in USA".First war iran-iraq was started and supported by US,second Gulf war was started by US,in both these wars there was an agenda,first one to break the myth that muslims don't kill muslims and second one that Arab wouldn't kill Arab.
The present chaos is to wear a society so much that it accepts any foreing rule,alteration of map etc in return for safety/security.It will mush Iraq for Israelis expansions.May be Mr.Leahy doesn't read a lot or probabaly he is concerned to advance only one line,i.e.the line of propaganda of the official version.


Abdus Samad, Pakistan - 06 January, 2007

Yellow Journalism!

This article is a typical knee jerk reaction by a prejudiced jourlalist from a Islamic republic.
The sectarian violence in Iraq is the result of Saddam's policies & not as result of Bush's intervention. The same kind of outcome is seen after fall of autocratic govts which trive on sectarian, ethnic, & religious divide as seen with Soviet Union, Ugoslovia, Pakistan(Bangladesh). Democracies usually are tolerant & inclusive societies & generally do not fall apart totally.
Saddam was a brutal, tyrant ruthless dictator. His atrocities were unimaginable. The punishment he got was much civil than what his victims went through. Capital punishment is not unusual in Islmic countries. Suadi Arabia & Taliban routinely behead the criminals.
I disagree with the author to give him life imprisonment,Saddam was the figure head & inspiration of insurgency in Iraq. By cutting off the head of the snake you take off the life & leadership of the movement and we will see the violence will diminish.

A S Ahmed, Pakistan - 06 January, 2007

One question to all the supporters of US action is why US makes tyrants and then kills them?.Is it not that htey do it for selling and using their ammunition,meanwhile killing millions which according to US think tanks need to be killed to keep whites above and stronger than any one else?Now white means US and UK and Australia meaning English speaking white European nations.

Abdul Aziz, Pakistan - 08 January, 2007

Angelic America By Bruce

The facts on which the writer based his claims regarding the fate of Saddam in the hands of the Americans were the huge amount of troops maybe, and the fact that America is still at war with the Iraqi people. One May say that its the inurgents, but the "INSURGENTS" have been residing in Iraq much before the real insurgents that was the "United States of America". Maybe the sunnis "CHOICE" of not participating was stupidity on their part, maybe they did not believe the puupet democracy, or maybe they were just kept out by the M16 Riles, who knows ?? Maybe it was the fact that many of Saddams defense lawyers died mysteriously. Maybe the Americans went into Iraq to find WMDs, maybe they went in for OIL, maybe they went for the "FREEDOM" of Iraq. One may be a conspiracy theorist but we all know that there were no WMDs, we all know that Iraq isn't free, we all know that OIL is coming out. ITS THE FACTS, though if one is blind, it is nonoes fault.

Saddam was stupid when he invaded Kuwait, IF he did what we have all been told he did. he did deserve to be hanged, but in all fairness to the concept of INEQUALITY many others too deserve to be hanged. You know when the UN demanded a list of all the weapons Saddam Had/Has, Saddam did send them a report. One wouldn't be surprised to know that most of the biological weapons technology Saddam had came from the States. The one who sent them the technology deserved to die too. The military interventino of the States into Iraq resulted in a lot of civilian casualties. The people responsible should be hanged too. The Taleban were no angels, but if they eradicated Opium and hence heroin and they subdued the warlords, and they stopped the tribal feuds, which was renewd when the Americans came in to Afghanistan, then all the Americans should be accused of Drug Trafficking, it was under them that that happened. Maybe the Islamist parties of Somalia were cruel and had to be subdued by the government who sought help from Ethiopia who are suppplied with their arms from teh United States.

America needs the sectarian rift, lets see who stands out to lose the most if the shias and sunnis make up. If they make up, they will reach a concensus of how to run Iraq, that concensus will surely not include America. There will be no need of America, America will have to leave Iraq. This will mean no more Oil for the states, which is what the US DOESN't want, then again, this may just be a conspiracy theory.

If we talk of the the "Mehdi Army", or "Al Qaedas people" or "Hezbollah", they came into existence AFTER the American or Israeli intervention. Blaming them should be the last thing. These are all facts.

But then again, all this talk about America fighting for the freedom of iraqis and the afghanis and the lebanese and the somalis and the cubans and blah and blah may just be true. It may just be true that its so stupid enough (GREAT enough) to commit the lives of its soldiers for just that.

Ahmed Sajjad, Pakistan - 08 January, 2007

Ugly affair.

The entire episode of hanging Saddam Hussain was an ugly affair. In the end Justice was not given to Saddam. It just turned out to be an act of revenge by the american's. I thought that they would not hand him but Bush and co. thought otherwise. Probably they wanted to send a message to the world that anyone who goes against us will not be spared.
The entire episode looked pretty ugly, when they got Saddam to the galloce, the scene looked like a typical 18th Century public hanging where the by standers we taunting and yelling slogans. Some of them shouting the name of his enemies. We can conclude that it was just an act of revenge, nothing else.


Prashant Sonawane, Hungary - 08 January, 2007

Is this America?

I live in America. I have lived there all my life. When I read Mr. Yatu's words, I do not recognize my own Country.

True, we are far from perfect. Is any Country?

I think Mr. Yatu is a very good writer. However the words he chooses do not help anyone. Not America, not Pakistan, not anyone. They only inspire more useless animosity, in my opinion.

When God gives us a gift, as I feel Mr. Yatu has been given, shouldn't the blessing be used to promote something helpful to society?

I do not believe America made a mistake, this time, in regard to Iraq. We have made other errors, I admit that. But not this time.

I refer to the calling out of Mr. Al Sadr's name at Mr. Hussein's execution. It was solely a mistake of the Iraqi government.

Simple as that. To me anyway.






Ayasha, United Kingdom - 09 January, 2007

With Saddam Justice also hanged

30 December, 2006 will go down in the history as the darkest day in the Muslim calendar, the day Muslims around the world was preparing to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, as Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein was hanged. Eid-ul-Adha is a day of celebration marking the end of Haj, in which all the Muslims follow the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim as well.

The hanging of ex-President Saddam Hussein ,left all Muslims upset, sad and many angry, since this was indeed the most unexpected event to have occurred, specially on the Eid day, Saddam Hussein was hanged for the crimes he committed against the humanity; the charge was that he killed 148 Shia Muslims in 1982. If this hanging was to be the punishment for him, then what about Ex-Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon who also committed crimes against the humanity, when he ordered the killing of so many innocent women and children in shatila camps in 1982.

What about Slobodan Milosevic the former President of Serbia, under whom thousands of Muslims were slaughter in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He died without a single trial being faced. What about the former US President who imposes tough economic sanction against Iraq, which resulted in thousands of people, died including children without food and medication? Is these crimes was not against the humanity?

Is this world in only the place of selfish leaders which enjoy the lust of power, who don’t realize the innocent people being killed in the name of justice, but the question is where the justice is? Who is the one, which really will provide justice?

Every Muslim believes that Allah is the only one who will provide the justice, a justice that these so-called leaders really deserved. This world has nothing to give except unjustices and more suffering by the hand of these so-called justice providers.

Saddam Hussein’s only crime was that, he did not give his killing a name , which this world love to listen and read known as so-called “ War on Terrorism.”. But since these attacks on Mosque and other places is war on terrorism, so these killing are ok.

Saddam Hussein was found guilty to killing 148 people, so what about the war of Iran and Iraq 1980-1988, and Saddam’s army invasion of Kuwait, why these issues did not come up in the court? Why these were not considered as crime against the humanity? It is because US Government was backing Saddam Hussein during this war against Iran, providing all necessities of war to Iraq to attack Iran. Testify and trials in these cases could have brought embarrassment to US, so these cases never come up, what a Justice system?

The reason of invasion of Iraq by US has been changed so many times, first US blamed Saddam for having weapons of mass destruction which was never found, then changed their reason to liberating Iraqi people? Liberating against what? Against “Saddam Hussein” under whom the whole Iraq was united and no killings of Shia and Sunni communities ever took place. Even the US commenders of war have said “Iraq was much better off under Saddam Hussein”. But the reality is that there is no more Saddam Hussein, hanged in the name of so-called justice, now since US invasion in Iraq there is no place safe in Iraq. Who should be held responsible for killings in Iraq? Is this is not crime against humanity? It is time to express freely as who has committed the crimes against the humanity, and who is committing crimes against the humanity now?



wasi siddiqui, Canada - 12 January, 2007

Saddam and Iraq Plight starting with 1916-18

When MA Jinnah joined Muslim League in 1916 Saddam‘s
problem began With French Picot and British M Sykes project
1916 and era of 1918 started Against Muslim Turkish Sultan
Empire amid creating Israel and Lawrence of Arabia Sheiks
while British invaded Iraq oil.

Turkey constituted modern Roman Empire. France got Lebanon
and Syria, while Palestine, Jordan Iraq oil Baghdad and al-Basra
went to Britain In pursuit to acquire Mosul of great oil
discovery.after 1927 oil explorations Were undertaken
and The Iraqi petroleum company, shared by British Petroleum,
Shell, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey (Exxon)
Was established. Within a few years, this company had
a total monopoly Of Iraqi oil production.

Really speaking Nuke Pakistan Cento was based on 1955
Baghdad alliance comprising Iraq Pakistan Iran Turkey military
alliance with UK struggling to shrug off royal Dutch Petroleum
US oil monopoly via Roosevelt Churchill in 1922
Harry S Truman 1945 after Nuke bombing of Japan or
German japan car companies cities Bombing.1958 coup
detach to [[led Iraq Hashemite Monarchy paving the way
for Saddam (age 20)Trying to become lawyer and military man
himself. US wanted to invade Iraq and Iran and Started shaping
up Saddam after Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini threw out shah.
In 1979 Saddam was installed but USA still ran Iraq show trade
and oil monopoly on the assumption To wrap of Islam of Iran.

Prepration went to create Armenia Georgia divide Russia topple
Communism and Russian forces in Afghanistan when gulf war
Iraq Iran war started.Kurdistan was proposed Halabja and
Bhopal chemical massacre came.With WMD left Behind USA
Bush Blair were determined to go back recover WMD with
Kuwait UAE Saudi oil.

Justice for Saddam ?Amid all the evidence collected with own
conspiracies.The Kangaroo Democracy kangaroo court Kangaroo
Judge Kangaroo evidence assembled pasting Here and There and
Saddam was executed By Kangaroo leaders and accomplice to
Dispose Evidence and in the name of Sectarian Killing kangaroo
leaders plaguing Islamic Ummah Succeeded.However,death
of Saddam does not mean Death of Islam or UMMA.


Z.Billo, Pakistan - 13 January, 2007

With saddam justice also hanged

With Saddam Justice also hanged
By Wasi Siddiqui
( Member of Canadian Authors Association)

30 December, 2006 will go down in the history as the darkest day in the Muslim calendar, the day Muslims around the world was preparing to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, as Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein was hanged. Eid-ul-Adha is a day of celebration marking the end of Haj, in which all the Muslims follow the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim as well.

The hanging of ex-President Saddam Hussein ,left all Muslims upset, sad and many angry, since this was indeed the most unexpected event to have occurred, specially on the Eid day, Saddam Hussein was hanged for the crimes he committed against the humanity; the charge was that he killed 148 Shia Muslims in 1982. If this hanging was to be the punishment for him, then what about Ex-Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon who also committed crimes against the humanity, when he ordered the killing of so many innocent women and children in shatila camps in 1982.

What about Slobodan Milosevic the former President of Serbia, under whom thousands of Muslims were slaughter in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He died without a single trial being faced. What about the former US President who imposes tough economic sanction against Iraq, which resulted in thousands of people, died including children without food and medication? Is these crimes was not against the humanity?

Is this world in only the place of selfish leaders which enjoy the lust of power, who don’t realize the innocent people being killed in the name of justice, but the question is where the justice is? Who is the one, which really will provide justice?

Every Muslim believes that Allah is the only one who will provide the justice, a justice that these so-called leaders really deserved. This world has nothing to give except unjustices and more suffering by the hand of these so-called justice providers.

Saddam Hussein’s only crime was that, he did not give his killing a name , which this world love to listen and read known as so-called “ War on Terrorism.”. But since these attacks on Mosque and other places is war on terrorism, so these killing are ok.

Saddam Hussein was found guilty to killing 148 people, so what about the war of Iran and Iraq 1980-1988, and Saddam’s army invasion of Kuwait, why these issues did not come up in the court? Why these were not considered as crime against the humanity? It is because US Government was backing Saddam Hussein during this war against Iran, providing all necessities of war to Iraq to attack Iran. Testify and trials in these cases could have brought embarrassment to US, so these cases never come up, what a Justice system?

The reason of invasion of Iraq by US has been changed so many times, first US blamed Saddam for having weapons of mass destruction which was never found, then changed their reason to liberating Iraqi people? Liberating against what? Against “Saddam Hussein” under whom the whole Iraq was united and no killings of Shia and Sunni communities ever took place. Even the US commenders of war have said “Iraq was much better off under Saddam Hussein”. But the reality is that there is no more Saddam Hussein, hanged in the name of so-called justice, now since US invasion in Iraq there is no place safe in Iraq. Who should be held responsible for killings in Iraq? Is this is not crime against humanity? It is time to express freely as who has committed the crimes against the humanity, and who is committing crimes against the humanity now?



wasi siddiqui, Canada - 14 January, 2007

Why Saddam was hanged.

Saddam was hanged because he stood up against USA,He supported Palestinian struggle.He resisted the surrender of his country to US corporate exploitation.He was offered carrot and stick approach that being failed, then at least two attempts were made on his life by CIA(Ref.Killing Hope by William Blum, www.killinghope.org)So the last resort was military assault and him being hanged to make a lesson for other dictators but the question is if the dictator is killed after doing so much for US(initially he opened his country to US,He invaded Iran,He killed Kurds all to please US)Why the dictator doesn't resist in the beginning because then at least he can become hero of the nation and save nation from plundering as Hugo Chavez or Evo Morales of Latin America.
In it is lesson for others also,even those who keep on saying again and again to overcome their fear"I am not afraid of death"

Dr.Khan, United Kingdom - 17 January, 2007

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