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Monday, January 01, 2007

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti: April 28, 1937 – December 30, 2006

Two days ago, on the 30th of December, 2006, in the early mornings of Eid al-Adha, Saddam Hussein was hanged from the very gallows that he used as punishment. He was hanged till he died, and in the following days was buried near his home village in Tikrit.

Normally when a, ‘bad guy’ dies in the movies, the crowd gets a sense of relief or closure of sorts. But I think I won’t be the only one saying that, come Saddam’s death, lots of us don’t feel that way. Mixed emotions would be the best way to summarize what goes on in people’s minds. For the crimes he committed Saddam did deserve to die. And in that regard, it’s fair that he got what he deserved. But this simple idea has so many other complications around it that raises two important questions:

1) Was Saddam’s trial a fair one?

2) If it was, then can it be applied to other Head’s of States that are responsible for genocides and deaths of innocents?

These questions, more importantly the second one, obviously have very profound implications. I’m going to let you decide for yourself what’s what.



[edit] P.s. This is only a small article to highlight the event. Another article to come up to discuss the event. [edit]


Farhan said...

zZz -_-
boring .. =P

my 2 cents on the topic..
they shouldve just let saddam live out the rest of his life in some jail cell somewhere..
thats a bit like torture..so im thinking it would mean more to him than death..
he died like a man..refusing to even cover his face..but then he had no other choice and he knew that..he was a broken man..yet he didnt show it..i have to respect him for that..
and yes..the trial was unjust and biased..the shiites and the american muthaf***s just wanted him dead..his daughters kept on fighting to get him tried by an international court rather than an iraqi one..but that would not be allowed..because it mightve actually meant that he would get a fair trial..
also..it did not make sense to execute him at this moment..because even though he was convicted for one crime..there are many other trials which have not started yet..and he was the main defendant in most, if not all, of them..

ah well..thats said and then..
some people are actually saying that he will go straight to heaven because he was executed on Eid..
may Allah rest his soul -_-

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2lazy2think said...

can i edit my article somehow?:P
because what i meant was that
"if saddam was left in a jail cell to live out the rest of his life, the "effect" it would have on him would be more profound than the effect death would have on him..because if he had been imprisoned and not executed, he would have to live with his deeds haunting him for the rest of his life like an animal caged in a zoo..
out of here..
dinner time :D