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Dec 30, 2006

Poison cuts Poison...


Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq


Not entirely unexpected, yet somewhat too hurried... While one can not have any sympathy for Saddam here, otherwise there wouldn't have been Shia's celebrating on the roads of Iraq today, or people who were victims of his dictatorial terror. The victims of Durjail, his victims in Kuwait’ invasion or the Kurds he exterminated… all must be feeling a sense of atonement today.

He was a ruthless dictator – no doubt…

Yet there is something amiss. Those who championed this crusade against the dictator – are no saints… Their motives aren’t totally benign – one needs to be a total dumb head to ignore the factors of oil economics, Haliburton games etc… Watching the video footage of the hanging preparation on TV give one a clear idea that the messaging is clear – there is a clear intent to make the world know who is the "Bigg Boss" (or should it be the Big Bully)… Many secrets - on who supported him and supplied him with all the logistics during his long war with Iran... with his execution. Ironically, he is getting executed for a much smaller of his crimes... Probably the executors didn't want to touch on the bigger crimes... lest the Big Boss gets embarrassed. However, those complaining that he didn't get a fair trial - I wonder if those people are suggesting innocence...

Unfortunately, a dictator and cruel ruler like Saddam might end up becoming a matyr for the Muslim world now... a rather unfortunate byproduct.

But, as the saying goes, diamond cuts diamond, poison cuts poison...

It takes a bigger dictator to kill a smaller dictator...

(BTW, I thought the climax scene in “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani” where the hanging of Paresh Rawal’s character was being televised was a filmi absurdity… Was somewhat shocking to see this happen in real life too? Wonder who – CNN or ABC will win the rights to this full footage)

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