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Saddam`s Fate

30 December, 2006

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Saddam Hussein is going to be no more. He bade two half brothers farewell on Thursday last in a rare prison meeting as he awaits execution, but USA and Iraqi officials are giving conflicting accounts of whether he would hang within days. A senior Bush administration official said the ousted president could go to the gallows as soon as Saturday. But Iraqi officials backed away from suggestions they would definitely hang him within a month and a cabinet minister told newsmen a weeklong religious holiday would stall any execution.

The novelty of the U.S.-sponsored process by which Saddam and his third half-brother Barzan, along with another senior member of the Baath party, were convicted on November 5, 2006 has left considerable room for wrangling over the timing of any execution among rival factions and between Washington and Baghdad.

Battling to stave off all-out sectarian civil war, Shia Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki had said he wanted Saddam hanged this year for the killings, torture and other crimes against the Shia population of the town of Dujail.

But some of Saddam`s fellow Sunnis have warned this could reinforce their community`s alienation and many ethnic Kurds want Saddam first convicted of genocide against them.

Asked whether the execution could spark violence by lingering Saddam loyalists, a White House official replied that "they start violence for any reason they can come up with."

Here are some question
1) Does Saddam deserve such treatment?
2) Was his trial fair and transparent or influenced by the USA?
3) Will his hanging aggravate violence in Iraq?
4) Will his hanging of Saddam affect the freedom movement in Iraq
5) Saddam Hussein is being hanged for issuing orders to kill 150 prisoners. What about George Bush?

Reader Comments:

The tiger king and the squirrels

Saddam is gone, but the tiger king is still fighting the squirrels. Just enjoy a humerous poem as such.

Bitten by squirrels on his tail
The tiger king is tired and frail
But he won’t go, he wants to stay
As squirrels numbers grow by day

Bitten on tail and left to bleed
The sole tiger king, won’t take heed
The tiger king, yes, he is sole
Fighting squirrels deep in the hole

The squirrels numbers, he can’t keep
They bite him hard, escape so deep
The tiger catches, kills a few
And the fight then starts anew

The sole tiger, yes, he is king
Who the squirrels can bite and sting
The tiger king, yes, he will stay
Can win, sure, if he goes away

But he won’t go, he wants to fight
With the squirrels, who come at night
The squirrels in dark, they can’t be seen
As dark prevails over jungle green

In the dark, there’s not much kill
And squirrels bite their heart’s fill
The tiger king, he will be wise
If he honestly takes good advise

He should listen to life in woods
Listen to others for his goods
Otherwise the misery does prevail
With the tiger’s bleeding tail

But the tiger wishes to choose
Fighting that no one can loose
The tiger king can’t loose his throne
If he leaves the squirrels alone

But, if he stays and keep the fight
Million squirrels will be in sight
The squirrels will bite him more and more
Making the tiger’s life so sore

The little and strongest of the strong
Will be happy, if they get along
And the million squirrels will sing
Tiger king sole, you’re tiger king





Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 04 January, 2007

He was a human being not a goat or bull.

I just had one question,why did they have to hang him before Eid,he was a humanbeing after all and not a cow or bull to be sacrificed like this.It was a mockery of muslims and our month Zul haj which is a peaceful month and bloodshed is not allowed.That is a clear sign that his trail was not even fair.It was very bad to make the muslims feel bad and especially before Eid.At least now all the muslims should unite around the world.

Dr.Ayesha, Pakistan - 04 January, 2007

From victimizer to victim

The stories of saddam regime, stated by very vast majority Iraqis living in Canada, depict nothing but cruelty and killing of half a million Iraqis or more besides the millions killed in Iran-Iraq war in collaboration with America.

His military was much more powerful and privileged- much more than the military of Pakistan. There were several Bajaor style killings on much mega scale.

Iraqi republican guards were too privileged besides their lust of actual killing of the kurds, Shias and non co-operating Sunis. Him and his military and the chosen civilians, skimmed away most of the wealth and high profile jobs that can pale the conduct of Pakistan military.

His elite, privileged, killer and higly posted and money treasured army of republican guards roamed with killing spree without questioning. There was haunting fear of the ultra rich and trigger happy military of Saddam among Iraqi vast majority of people. He ruled Iraq by military force and less than one percent population of Iraq, that was military, controlled the remaining 99 percent by holding them by the balls and gun barrels.

The same defeated military was then rushing to flee Iraq selling their looted money at discounted rates which dropped Iraqi currency to virtually no value at all. Those military, that could not run away, were stripped of all their looted money, mansions and luxury cars and are now begging and dying in the streets of Bagdad and Basra.

These are not my invented accounts. This is what more than 95 percent Iraqis living here in Canada have told me.

There are lessons for few other cruel civilian rulers and militaries of the world to learn.

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 05 January, 2007

Avoiding A Master Trap

THIS IS A MASTER TRAP FOR SHIA-SUNI DIVIDE AND MEGA BLEEDING.

PLEASE TAKE IT EASY AND PLAY IT COOL.WE WILL TOLERATE, FORGIVE AND UNITE FOR COMMON SURVIVAL.

THE ONE-NESS OF SHIAS-SUNIS

PLEASE DON'T BE FOOL
AND PLAY IT COOL
FOR MUSLIM LOVE
THERE'S HEAVEN ABOVE

THE STRENGTH WE GATHER
BY STAYING TOGETHER
THE LOVE THAT WE TASTE
WITH CLING WITH HASTE

SHIAS SUNIS ARE ONE
WITH HAPINESS BEGUN
TOGETHER WITH NO GAP
WE ESCAPE THE TRAP

TOGETHER WE ARE FINE
WITH LOVE DIVINE
THE LOVE WE ENHANCE
TOGETHER TO ADVANCE



Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 05 January, 2007

I feel sorry for Saddam...

I feel sorry for Saddam, but eqully I feel sorry for those who can not negociate with one another, those who can not compromise with one another, those who just know how to kill, those who take the Muslim world backward, those fed in to dundamentalism, those who support terrorism, those who can't think twice about issues and matters, those who support kings, Emires and dictators, those who are used by the Zionist controled media and those whose oil built Europe,Japan and now China but they, themselves still walk behind camels.

If Muslim world spoke with one voice, if Muslim world had, leadership, if Muslims world had democracy for it's people and if Muslim world was not stupid fighting one another, this would have not happened.

I feel sorry for Saddam; He was used against Iran in the 80s, He was used against Kurds in the north and Shiites in the south after Iran's victory in 1988. In 1990 he was used to invade Kuwait, promised by his Zionist superiors. He could have done much better for Iraqis. Instead of killing his own people he could have used the oil money to buil the first democracy in the middle east and give every Iraqi the best education and life style.

Now he is gone and I am not going shed tears. I hope his departure teach the rest of the Kings, Emires and dictators of our Muslim world a lesson.

Akbar KhaN, Pakistan - 05 January, 2007

The hind sight

While Sadam hanged and killed people in the same place he built for others to be killed even on Eid.

We are not justifying that his execution on Eid day was right. It was wrong and two wrongs can never make one right.

The apathy and question is that every body is crying over it after it happened.

THIS IS HIND SIGHT.THE NEWS OF HIM TO BE EXECUTED ON EID DAY WAS FLASHING ALL OVER THE WORLD.

WILL ANY BODY TELL US HOW MANY MUSLIM LEADERS CLAIMING TO BE FRIENDS OF AMERICA DID APPROACH THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THE DEAD MAN WALKING TO DELAY THE HANGING BY FEW DAYS.

THIS IS EVERY BODY TO BE BLAME.ANY ONE CAN TALK THE HIND SIGHT LIKE THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPENED THIS WAY AFTER IT IS ALL DONE.

ALL MUSLIM LEADERS, EVEN MUSLIM MASSES ARE TO BLAME. NO ONE, INCLUDING ME EVEN THOUGHT OF ACTION BEFORE IT WAS ALL OVER.

THIS IS AGAIN HIND SIGHT.

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 06 January, 2007

Hang down your head-----

The hanging of Saddam by the
Iraqi government with/out the
blessing of Bush.Only shows
that his legacy of atrocities
will continue, just as it had
been initiated on 14th July 1958 when the Iraqi General butchered his King and family.

Khalid Rahim, Canada - 06 January, 2007

Right justice wrong punishment

Would Saddam have expected this punishment? Of course. What makes a man righteous is when he has every justification to be an animal but does not act like one.
Saddam should have been made to dig graves of those whom this war killed, as penence for those he killed. God is merciful, so should we be.

Padriag, Iran, Islamic Republic Of - 07 January, 2007

Saddam

Saddam was a dictator and he deserved what he got. Just calling yoursellf a muslim does not make you a muslim. Your actions should reflect you as a muslim.

Adel, Pakistan - 07 January, 2007

I feel sorry for muslims who still view islam in the prism of sunnis and shias. Grow-up and unite and stop bashing each other. Make it your new Year resolution.

Jabbar, Pakistan - 07 January, 2007

Saddam's Hanging

President Bush sent poison as Eid gift for Muslims. He sent poison of hatred, humiliation and extremism on Eid ul Azha by hanging a former Head of a Muslim country on the Holy day. He humiliated Muslims and did not care for the holiest day of the Muslims festivity. In fact he deliberately chose this day for hanging to show the Muslims that he hates Islam, Muslims and Muslims traditions and festivities. All civilised people respect each other’s civilisations and holy events but Bush and civilisation are two different words. He hates Muslims and even kills them on the most auspicious day of Eid. He has enlarged the gape between Muslims and Americans and has hurt the hearts of all the Muslims. Saddam might have hanged on some other day but he intentionally chose Eid day to terrify the Muslims and show them that there is no leniency in the hearts of their enemies.
The incident also shows how weak the Muslims are!
Muhammad Riaz,
Thana Malakand Agency.


Muhammad Riaz, Pakistan - 08 January, 2007

Saddam was a monster

Saddam was a monster who was responsible for the death of many Moslums. He should have been tortured- then hanged, but I guess I will have to settle for him just being hanged.

This is the fate of those who would act the way Saddam did.

Steve, United Kingdom - 09 January, 2007

Saddam is gone and I am very happy. He caused a lot pain for the people of Iraq. Do not forget his sons who used to enjoy raping Iraqi women.So much for a Iraqi leader who called himself a muslim.

Faisel, Kuwait - 10 January, 2007

THINK AT LAST

DO you think it is the time to save muslim,but who will do this, our leaders are just living to rule over the people. But after some time to whome they will rule, when all will destroy.

KAKA, Pakistan - 13 January, 2007

INJUSTICE

President Saddam was not given a "fair trial" ,since he was tried by judges and prosecutors who were "highly prejudiced" being from aggrieved sects such as Kurd's and shias etc.ALL MIGHTY GOD MAY BLESS the soul of SADDAM.In my candid opinion he should have been tried by the INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE.

raja, Pakistan - 16 January, 2007

Saddam's Fate

Saddam had been too much loyal to U.S.A more than any Muslim ruler in history. Upon the signal of U.S he fought for almost 10 years against Iran. He did not concerned any Sunni or Shiah related matter but was faithful to his throne only. He did not do anything anytime for the Muslim world rather to attack and harass different communities.
Also he was not a brave man and never acted as a soldier in the field. We all know how he was arrested. Why did he not fought upto death.
The thing that has been bad is that he was hanged on not for the sins he committed but for just disobeying The United States of America.

Mohammad Ilyas, Pakistan - 19 January, 2007

Saddam

Sorry :- it is not justice

Dildar Khan Dil, Pakistan - 20 January, 2007

Saddam

He is a martyr. He will never die in the hearts of millions. I afraid definitely his hanging will result in more internal war in Iraq. May his soul rest in peace.

Prasad, Hungary - 22 January, 2007

Saddam was a cruel dictator who have killed thousands of innocent muslims in Iraq to save his rule. Anyone with his deeds does not qaulify to be a martyr. He invaded Kuwait and started a 8 year long War with Iran in which many innocent muslims died on all sides. Howcome we have such a short memory. The irony is that he still had his day in court while his victims did not.

Salma, Pakistan - 26 January, 2007

killing of sadam is a big mistake what Iraqi's leaders did:

People are failing to understand the consequences of any actions that they take. This is what happened to Iraqi leaders and their so-called coalition forces. Sadam and those executed supposed to be served for the sack of national recoiration in Iraq. I think, on one is perfect neither sadam was perfect, but during his 25 years of leadership he achieve same things for Iraqis, which those people never considered. Now Sadam killed 150 people that made him guilty and executed, Now how many Iraqis die and going to die in the hand of A-Maliki and Bush coalition forces? Are they not millions of peoples? Bush must starts pull out innocent American forces and stop to be after other countries wealth. The world is ready to help Iraqis but Bush and his forces in mid-east is the blockage.

P.N.AINDONGO, Namibia - 21 May, 2007

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