Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I Condem The Saddam Hussein Execution

I hereby state that I condemn Saddam's execution, and I don't believe that the U.S. and its partners have so far acted in good faith when it comes to this situation.

Yes, Saddam Hussein is responsible for hundreds and thousands of deaths. However, I oppose our attacking his regime, arresting him, and executing him, for the same reason I oppose the incarceration of nazi's in Europe.

The reason is: why him? There are hundreds and thousands, and probably more, of leaders and other people who do as much or more harm then him. Darfur, Somalia, China, India...all these places have brutality that barely see's the light of day. So why did we single out Saddam for punishment? Because it served our own agenda. Because we could. Because Saddam was an embarrassment to the world...and its partially America's fault...at LEAST partially. We're the ones who helped his struggle against Iran...and then in turn helped Iran so Saddam couldn't really defeat them.

And then we turn around 20 years later and invade his country on FALSE PRETENSES. Yes, lets remember the fact that the reason Saddam has been executed is because the U.S. led an invasion into his country that:

1. Was predicated on fabricated evidence, i.e. WMD
2. Has led to a sectarian war that has killed close to or more than 100,000 iraqis...more than Saddam EVER KILLED
3. Has actually ruined America's position and dominance in the world, and led to a greater call for Jihad.

So, I am inclined to oppose the right of our country to that initial invasion, and everything that followed after. I just don't see it as justified.

Oh, and the reason I don't condone the arresting of nazi's in Europe is...why just them? There are nazis all around the the world, especially surrounding Israel (or the equivalent of nazis), but they are given carte blanche to hate Jews and conspire against them. So, I don't think its fair that Jew haters in Europe have to pay for their stupidity while others around the world don't. For example, nazis aren't arrested in America! So, I just see it as a mechanism for Europe to continually expunge its guilt for the role it played in WW2. But it doesn't really serve justice, so no, I don't think it should could continue.

3 Comments:

At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The execution of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein Saturday evoked sharp reactions from people and Muslim leaders in Andhra Pradesh.

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president and former MP Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi said if Saddam had committed crimes he should have been punished by the people of Iraq or their elected government. "He was tried and punished the way the US wanted. The trial was big charade," he said.

"We are not saying that he should not have been punished but the question is who has the right to punish him. Certainly not a country which invaded Iraq," Owaisi told IANS."This is a murder of justice. Bush has proved that he is the Hitler of the 21st century," and Owaisi added "It is Bush who should be hanged for killing thousands of people in Iraq and Afghanistan," and Further said "If Saddam committed crimes against humanity, the crimes committed by Bush across the world are equally heinous. If he has been hanged for his crimes why Bush should go scot-free?"

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger Pall Stanley said...

As I scan the vast world of blogs reading different sides to the case regarding Saddam's execution. If we were to put aside our natural emotions and see the sitaution for what it is, just for a minute.

Because I understand the hundreds of thousands of people killed under his regime not including the millions of people suffered from the psycological assults and of course physical disabilities. Moving forward..

Executing Saddam accomplished what? What message did they send to the world regarding the execution? His death will never recover or revive the several thousands of people that were killed by his people.

In fact, what about the children he was brainwashing that were apart of his young military? Those children were indoctrinated with his propaganda, do you think it is gone since Saddam is dead?

A good percentage of those children will soon become men and women and will be worse than Saddam ever was. Actually his death accomplishes nothing positive for the Iraqi people.

Inspite of the many bad things that occured while Saddam was dictator in his country, it would have been better off for him to remain in power of his nation than for the US forces and coalitions forces to envade it.

Since the envasion, more people have been killed and injured severly than all of the people Saddam ever killed directly. Life in Iraq would have remained some what stable although there were many terrible things going on.

I love my country, the USA, and the people that serve in the US Armed forces, but inspite of the problems that existed in Iraq prior to our involvement, things have gotten worse and will continue to get worse and will take decades to get better even when it might appear at some point on the surface as being stable.

It was a mistake, but we are in this game and we must support our troops as much as possible at this point. There is no way to reverse the situation even if we withdrew our people tonight, it would not change things for the better.

What do you think? --- Stanley Pall

 
At 2:58 AM, Anonymous Thai Radio said...

Poor Saddam...

 

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