"Iraq's highest appeals court on Tuesday upheld Saddam Hussein's death sentence and said he must be hanged within 30 days for the killing of 148 Shiites in the central city of Dujail. The sentence "must be implemented within 30 days," chief judge Aref Shahin said. "From tomorrow, any day could be the day of implementation." On Nov. 5, an Iraqi court sentenced Saddam to the gallows for ordering the 1982 killings following an attempt on his life."
Coined by the west as the "Butcher of Baghdad" and recognized universally as the "Vampire of the Middle East," Sadaam was no doubt an evil and malevolent dictator set on regional domination through brute force and mercilessness. No one could tell you about the evilness and monstrosity of Sadaam Husseins better than the Iranians. Sadaam Hussein is one of the MOST significant reasons why the Islamic Republic is still in power and one of the most significant contributors to its solidification and establishment in the early years of the revolution. Had Iraq not attacked Iran after the revolution (though it attacked Iran specifically because of the revolution), the Iranian people would have sooner seen the treachery and fraudulence of the Regime, and because of it's raw and still-developing nature, would have had the power to do away with the Mullahs right there and then.
However, Sadaam Hussein's attack on Iran, forced Iranians to rally together (despite animosity and division toward the regime), to repel foreign invaders from their homeland. After many agonizing and bloody years, Iranians did prove successful in this feat, but the damage had already been done. The Islamic Republic had managed to plant its roots firmly in the soil of Iran, just as Muhammad's Army of God had done only 1400 years earlier.
And not only did Sadaam Hussein stabilize and establish the Islamic Republic, but it also led to the creation of the Basij, the Iranian-Islamic Para-military force of martyrs used similiarly to the Gestapo in ensuring that the word of Khomeninized Quran rule victorious throughout the land. A force that equipped the innocent and promising Iranian children of 10 years and younger with a Quran in one hand and a golden key (that would directly take them to heaven) in the other and sent them running through minefields to clear way for soldiers and tanks. So Sadaam Hussein's attack was not just a casualty tally for Iranians but rather an implentation and inaugeration of a regime that would for the next 27 years, continue to terrorize, opress, torture, and murder all those who defied its will, and it's mission.
So would it not be natural for an Iranian like myself to be pleased, even over-joyed and ecstatic with such a verdict, that such an evil and vile man, responsible for the current grim reality of my country, be executed and pay for the crimes he has commmitted against my people and the people of the Middle East?
The answer is NO. No it is not natural, because if we claim to be against tyranny and unconstitutionality and claim to be men and women of justice, and followers of the ancient rite of Ahura Mazda, to conduct ourselves in accordance with the principles of good thoughts, good words, and good deeds, then it must then be apparent, and equally obvious, that though this man is evil and criminal, he deserves to be brought to justice through justice. What George Bush and his Administration of patsys and warmongers have done, is ensure that the law of the land will NOT prevail but rather the law of Bush. This administration has used a MEANS to justify an END, and never should such a strategy be confused with JUSTICE.
Sadaam deserves to hang, I agree, but not THIS way. By ignoring and disregarding procedure, (illegally invading a foreign country), using lies and manipulation to sway public support (claiming Sadaam had weapons of mass destruction and a threat to U.S. security), and using criminal and irresponsible abuse of power to achieve personal and financial satisfaction (defying and opposing the U.S. constitution by suspending habeas corpus and promoting legal torture and indefinite imprisonment without trial) this President and this Administration have singlehandedly used the same tactics dictators and occupational regimes (including the Islamic Republic of Iran) have used for centuries to illegally and immorally achieve political gain by superceding the law and the public consent. I can't stress this enough, the means CANNOT justify the end. You cannot disregard every national and international law, the will of the people of both nations, and basic rights of humanity (first laid down 2,500 years ago by Cyrus the Great) and then say, "Hey, we got the bastard!" I'm sorry, as a man of principle and justice, I would be a liar, a fraud, and a hypocrit if I supported one iota of this verdict. This is not true justice, this is not true freedom. This is legal terrorism, this is treachery.
Becuase of the United States, Iran's most prominent buffer, Sadaam Hussein and his regime, are now non-existent, and Iraq has become literally become a devil's playground for the IRI to manipulate, influence, and control the Middle East and Western influences in region even more greatly than it could have ever imagined 5 years ago. Bush and his admininstration have set up the perfect recipe for disaster in the region; Iraq no longer exists, Anti-American sentiment is as high as ever, regional civil war will ensue for the next 100 years, and the Islamic Republic has become the most powerful Middle Eastern power next to Israel. The incompetantcy of this regime is not only shameful, but criminal. I saw an interesting bumber sticker a while ago that read, "At least when Clinton lied, nobody died." Couldn't be more true. What we really need to see is a scenario where the real saboteurs of our great political system our held accountable, not the little fish who decided to do the naughty naughty in the oval office.
It is for the reasons above that I personally am COMPLETELY against this illegal and sham verdict disguised in the name of justice, and masked in the persuit of freedom. I urge all of you to oppose this verdict on the basis of true justice and integrity. No one hates Sadaam more than us Iranians, so obviously it's hard not to say just let the bastard hang, but remember, it was the same treachery and deciet that led Eisenhower to convince the United States that Mossadegh was a communist and use the same tactics of manipulation to infiltrate Iran and remove the man from power. In this case, Sadaam was a bad guy, but he could have equally and just as easily been a good man like Mossadegh. This is what I called "blind justice," a tactic in which a superpower like that of the U.S. acts in their own best interest (being good or evil; preference not significant) under the false notion of positive and nessessary ideals like security, peace, freedom, and democracy to accomplish the goals nessessary to THEM.
When a terrorist kills a terrorist, has justice really been served?
Deny this execution. Protest this verdict. Support true democracy and true justice.
Payande bad azadi vagheyi!