The life and views of of a Kurd from northern Iraq living in exile, hoping that the people inside Iraq one day attain the chances and opportunities that I have been lucky enough to enjoy.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

End of the tryant

I am not a neutral person when it comes to Saddam Hussein. Ever since I was a child I was around family, friends who educated me in what he and his regime were doing to my people back in Iraq. I hated the man, for making my parents leave their own country and live as foreigners in other countries for our whole lives. I have lived in the United Arab Emirates, Canada and the UK and I am 25.

The end of him can have several different meanings, I think today’s end was a bitter disappointment for me because it proved to me once in for all that the government and people in charge of Iraq are clowns. They are like sports managers and team owners that need to be changed cause the franchise keeps losing and has no real hope of getting better.

Is this an example we want to set up for the world? We could have just done with the photo of Saddam’s dead body to know he is dead. We talk about unity and forgiveness but when an eye for an eye is being practised on live television one begins to wonder?

What about the justice for the rest of Iraq? The people of Dujail should be happy today because they received justice for the crimes committed against them but what about the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis whose cases against Saddam won’t mean much because of the hanging of the tyrant? That makes me sad.

From around 2 pmish my time I was telling everyone that the whole thing was a Dawa against Ba’ath victory rather than an Iraqi one. About half an hour an article was written with the same story written except it wrongly stated Ibrahim Ja’afari was the number 1 person in Dawa and Nouri Al Maliki number 2. It’s the opposite actually but that’s not the point, the point is that Al Ja’afari made sure that the Dujail trial came up first to show the heroic resistance of the Dawa party when there were much better cases he could have been tried on. Then secondly Al Maliki rushed this whole process and guess where the leaked video of Saddam’s dead body ended up? Beladi TV station which is one of the Iraqi TV stations that are hardly watched by Iraqis. Its not state television, that was the first tape of him about to get hanged that was on state television…….. the second tape of the dead body in white covers was leaked to Al Dawa.....

I am not unhappy he is dead, I am just saddened how a political party’s vendetta took a whole country’s hate for Saddam and used it to finally do what they have been hoping to do for so long.

May all those who died or have suffered under the hands of Saddam and his stooges rest in peace. Your memories sadly will be only remembered by your families and those Iraqis in the same boat as you but thanks to politics the whole world will never really understand the tyrant Saddam Hussein really was.

Now its turn to hope that the same fate bestows Moqtada Al Sadr and Islamic extremism in Iraq is defeated the way Ba'athism has been

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, tell you what. Why don't you take my daughter's place and she can come home while Iraqi expats such as yourself can put your own sorry butts on the line for what you think is your birthright? She is in the middle of her second year doing med coverage for convoys from one end tot he other of that godforsaken place, and sees the lines of what passes for wealthy Iraqis 'leaving town' on a regular basis. The blogosphere reeks of your like. We got the boogeyman that served as your excuse for not making something of the place, now what?

Anonymous said...

Its not his fault your daughter is there.

Have you asked yourself why Iraqi expats are leaving?

Your comment smacks of not much intellect, instead of attacking people who write about how they feel, write to your government and complain about your problems

ella said...

Sami

Why the passage Zeyad quoted from your blog is somewhat different from what I can read on your blog now? Did you change your post?

Anonymous @11:39

It seems you don't you read other Iraqi bloggers. Most of them are really sad and/or angry that Sadam is dead and blame everybody but the deeds of Sadam for his death. Most of them blame also USA.

Sami said...

Its different, cause he e-mailed me and I replied to his questions.

What do u mean iraqi bloggers seem sad about his death?

What has that got to do with me... I have my own mind and write for myself.... I write about my feelings.... not every Iraqi in the world's thoughts ....

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?" and outside MiM Office Thousands of Protesters shouted Long Live the Mujhaid and Sunnis.

عشتار said...

I would have loved to see the Iraqi people judging saddam and bring him to the same end , but the trial of saddam always looked to me like a fake play, i never heard the Iraqi voice nor felt the iraqi people soul in that court
however its end of an era and i hope that Iraq will stand on its feets again against all those who are violating its freedom

Anonymous said...

I always wonder why when there are documented cases (some video taped) of Saddam and his sons raping, killing, and torturing that it is George Bush who is the 'Hitler'. Does that mean that in WWII, it was not Hitler who was Hitler, but Rosevelt and Churchill, because all of the damage to Europe that the allied troops did during the war? And why is it Bushes fault that there are no utilities in Iraq when as soon as the army puts them up, Iraqis blow them up, I quess its their fault for not putting them up fast enough? Just as it is Bush's fault that Iraqis are kidnapping Iraqis, that Iraq death squads are killing Iraqis, and Corrupt Iraqi politicians are stealing from Iraq and its people. I didn't realize Bush had so much influence on individual Iraqi's behavior. He indeed is a powerful man, has mind control.

Baghdad said...

Keep it up. Its been some time since I last contacted you. I read your posts but do not often have time to reply to it but bascally everything you have written is correct. My family and I distressed the taunting of Saddam and how Iraqis called out for the Shia only. It only showed an unfair execution that did not display all the Iraqis hurt by Saddam's acts.

We have an extra problem on our hands now after Saddam is gone. Yet I still believe Saddam's era is up and working.

I hope you and your family are well.

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josh said...

Hello,
I hope you are having a pleasant day so far. I thought you might be interested in a new site. www.iraqhasavoice.com is a new web site dedicated to collecting open letters from the Iraqi people to the American people. We accept and post all letters. We would love to have your participation.
With peace,
~Josh
josh@iraqhasavoice.com

Ikez said...

Sami, Nice post and nice blog.

I am an American journalist and I'd like to invite you for an interview for the site www.regimeofterror.com about what you think of the stories of Saddam Hussein's possible links to terrorists. If you can email me or leave a comment at the site so I know how to contact you I'd greatly appreciate it.

Regards,
Mark of www.regimeofterror.com

Rosemary said...

Dear Sami,
I cannot believe I have not respond before now! How are you? Are you alright? Please write just a little so I may know you're alright. I'm worried about you. Thank you. May God be with you.

maan said...

The day Sadam was executed should be declared the International Day for Peace or Justice. Finally, he was punished for the crimes he committed against the Iraqis, Iranians, and others. To the hell Sadam and any one who sympathize with him. Maan

Anonymous said...

Great kurdish community website
http://kurd-space.com

Rosemary said...

Dear Sami,

I'm very happy for you! Congratulations for being the first partially-Arab country to win the Asian Cup! Everyone came together, Kurds, Sunnis and Shias to win this. Maybe this can inspire your gov't, eh? Well, it's a thought... :)

Anonymous said...

Saddam Hussein lived and died like a Lion that he is. You are all beneath the dirt on Saddam's shoes. Most of what we hear about Saddam Hussein is pure garbage propoganda. And we know why Iraqis like you and your parents hated him. The Iraqis who hate Saddam are the traitors. They are either Kurdish terrorists allied with the US, Iran, and Israel at differnt times, OR the religious shia parties who wanted to hand the country over to the dirty Khomeini back in the 80s.

Saddam Hussein was a great man and a great leader. He will forever be remebered with respect and love. His history is stubborn and honorable, and even in death, he was able to defeat the little midgests who killed him and danced around his body like the cowards and animals they are.

Saddam Hussein will live forever !

yal3an abuk 3ala abu al furs al madjoos ya kalb ya ibn al kalb !

walak Saddam sayidak w sayid abuk ya gawad ! ya khaen! tfu !

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galikurd said...

well done,

great post

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too bad you stopped blogging, hope ur ok

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Anonymous said...

Salaam, I am a research scientist trying to understand Iraqi bloggers. I would appreciate your participation by emailing me your responses to leishiraqia[@]gmail.com.

Your blog identity:
Is your blog name the same your true identity? Why?

Do you only blog in English? Why?

Did you blog about the Iraqi elections in 2010? Why?

Thank you very much for participating.

escalante blogger said...

sometimes we think negative to people whom we don't know yet their attitude but in the long time we go on with each other, we realize others are real good to us.

Anonymous said...

常常聽說很多男人大陸包二奶之後就不回台灣,
許多大老婆因為不敢大陸抓姦而整天以淚洗面!
其實大陸抓姦並非想像中困難;
現今很多徵信社都有大陸抓姦的服務,
因為台商家庭很多,大陸包二奶更成為常態性,
於是徵信社了解許多大老婆有大陸抓姦的需求,
紛紛在大陸各省設立分公司,提供專業大陸抓姦服務,
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Anonymous said...

從一開始她就知道,她只是一段婚外情
然而戰勝不了寂寞,所以即使是眾人不看好的婚外情
她還是寧願有個伴,即使自己變成婚外情中的角色。
剛開始她也是溫柔體貼的善盡婚外情的角色,
然而時間過去,她愈來愈不甘心這段感情只是婚外情
她開始想要更多,開始要求更多...

Anonymous said...

他有了外遇!淑惠想要感情挽回
但是看看鏡子的自己,十幾年的婚姻生活讓她變成一個黃臉婆;
這樣的自己,感情挽回會有勝算嗎?
想當初老公也是擊退眾多追求者才娶到淑惠的,淑惠明白自己是美麗的,
她相信只要好好打扮自己,想要感情挽回絕對會成功!
擬訂好感情挽回的計畫,淑惠先上了美容院換了個時髦的新髮型,
跟姊妹滔上百貨公司買衣服化妝品,把自己打扮的漂漂亮亮!
最後不僅順利的感情挽回,夫妻間的感情甚至比以前更好!

Anonymous said...

這麼久了,他過得好嗎?
這個問題在我心中多年縈繞不去,於是我找上徵信社協助我尋人。
我和他是大學同學,之後由於某些原因失去聯繫,
我把所知的資料全都給徵信社,希望徵信社能為我帶來好消息...
兩個禮拜之後,徵信社就幫我找到人了,很遺憾的是,他已經結婚了...
我不後悔找徵信社尋人,雖然難捨落寞,但是我還是很高興的知道他過的很幸福!

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wfs said...

Well, I think it's really perfect time to end the tyrant.

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