Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Saddam Hanged; who is next?
The former Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein was hanged in Baghdad following his conviction
last month for crimes against humanity.

On a Saturday morning a few minutes after 6:00am the former Iraqi President dies while being teased by Iraqi officials present in the chamber. This was the same day when Moslem communities were commemorating Idd Aduha that marks the end of Hajj pilgrimage.

Saddam is blamed for killing 148 Iraqis 1982, in which is referred to as Dujail massacre and use of chemical weapons to kill thousands of Kurds in Halabja in 1988.

It is believed that Saddam Hussein was a puppet to the US government, Reagan’s regime to fight Shah’s regime in Iran, in 1980’s. Counterpunch reveal that, US intelligence and logistical support played a crucial role in assisting Iraqi defenses in their efforts to resist "human wave" attacks by suicidal Iranian troops. Both the Reagan and Bush administrations authorized the sale to Iraq of various items that had both military and civilian applications, i.e., chemical and biological weapons.

The Iraq's report to the
UN, mentions the companies that supplied chemical weapons used in Halabja Massacre to be from USA, West Germany, United Kingdom, China, France, Singapore, Netherlands, Egypt, India and United Arab Emirates.

Nothing so far has been done to see that companies and governments that supplied the chemicals to advance the Halabja massacre are brought to books.

This raises questions of why Saddam execution was done in a hurry. Did it have political dimensions and cover-up intentions of the involvement of the US and its allies in supporting Saddam’s regime at one point?

Who is next?
The next person to be hanged is yet to be mentioned. The direction the gallow is taking remains uncertain. It might be your current president or former president.

The current governments have to learn that democracy does not mean killing their former presidents. Reconciliation path seems the best in healing the past wounds. The present Iraq government would have borrowed an example from is South Africa, where reconciliation process chaired by Desmond Tutu was able to bring out the truth about apartheid. And now we have Rwanda that is dealing with 1994 genocide perpetrators through its 'Gacaca' courts.

Iraq government having Saddam Hussein in their hands was was great opportunity for it to dig out every simple truth of his regime but the idea of killing him became what "they" wanted. Life sentence would have been the best.

But does the killing Saddam Hussein narrow the rift between the Sunni Moslems and Shia Moslems or lessen the insecurity in Iraq and Middle East?

As I pen off, was Saddam Hussein the weapon of mass destruction US and Britain went to get in Iraq?

posted by ombui at 2:14 AM | Permalink |


  • At 5:28 AM, Blogger eddiie

    Am still shocked to date on just how Saddan\m was hanged in such a short time...

    But i beleive the ruling was not just because all the judges were Iraqis who i do think judged according to the interest of the western powers...

    Who next...you canot tell...it can even be you

  • At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    that is a very serious question u ended with. & i'll answer it: NO. saddam hussein is not the weapons of mass destruction that bush went to dislodge. & by hanging him, bush has a set a dangerous trap that might entrap him & his america years from now. keep your eyes open.

  • At 5:15 AM, Anonymous Linda

    Sadam might have killed millions for all we care, but we no one has/had the moral authority to hang him. Iraq will have America sleepless in a long time to come