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Zulhijja 19, 1428, December 30, 2007. #99
New Trend sends its non-Muslim readers greetings for the
new year 2008
Book received: The Lion and the Eagle by Sayyed A.H.
Abdul-Rashid, 36 pages, $9. 2007. Dorrance Publishing, 701
Smithfield Street, 3rd floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The
author lives in Brooklyn.
A novel. Very readable. In 1816 a Mandinka boy is stolen by
slavers from his home on Africa's Gold Coast. Sold to a
Louisiana plantation, he escapes into the forest and wins
acceptance into a Cherokee village.
Condolences to the People of Pakistan:
December 28, 2007; In his Juma' khutba at Masjid Jamaat
al-Muslimeen, Baltimore, Maryland, Imam Abu Bakr offered
condolences to the people of Pakistan for the murder of Ms.
Benazir Bhutto and the ensuing chaos.
Islamic Movement Joins Prayers for Benazir:
Jihad Forces did not Try to Harm Ms. Bhutto in any way,
Riots and breakdown of city life in numerous areas.
December 29, 2007: The spokesman of the newly formed
coalition of Pakistani Taliban, Maulvi Umar, categorically
rejected the Musharraf regime's claims that Pak Taliban etc
were involved in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. As
reported by the prestigious Pakistani daily Nawa-e-Waqt,
Maulvi Umar said that she had not harmed us in any way and
there was absolutely no reason for us to attack her. He
added, that in any case we do not attack women. He condemned
the Pak regime's attempts to connect Taliban commander
Mehsud to the attack. [Maulvi Umar is not the legendary
mullah Umar of Afghanistan but is a Pakistani.]
Similarly, a spokesman for Taliban and al-Qaidah speaking by
satellite phone from Afghanistan with the daily Jang
newspaper said that these groups have nothing whatsoever to
do with the attack on Ms. Bhutto. He said, even in enmity we
do not try to kill women. Asked how he could speak on behalf
of Al-Qaidah, he said he had consulted them before making the
call. He added that surely the leaders of Peoples Party know
the real assailants and the truth will come out.
Earlier, the leader of the Islamic movement, Jamaate Islami,
Qazi Hussain Ahmed, with a delegation of 30 Jamaat reps, went
to the funeral of Ms. Bhutto in Naudero [Sind], condoled with
her family and declared that her family's sorrow is shared by
the Jamaat and by the entire nation. He vowed to continue her
mission to restore the rights of the Pakistani people. [The
Jamaat delegation, along with huge crowds from all over the
country, participated in the funeral prayers of Benazir.]
In Rawalpindi on December 29, thousands of people
demonstrated against the Musharraf regime. Large police
forces tried to break up the protests and arrested more than
In Karachi and Hyderabad and other towns, for three days,
there was complete breakdown of law and order. Demonstrators
were followed by rioters who were followed by criminal
elements and the lumpen-proletariat in attacks on public
transportation, cars, banks, ATM machines and a variety
Analysis from New Trend's Think Tank
Ms. Benazir Bhutto was used as Bait to Create an Opening for
Direct U.S. Military Intervention in Pakistan
To be able to understand the danger for Pakistan in the
aftermath of the murder of Ms. Bhutto, we must temporarily
lay aside this ambitious woman's drive for power and her
engagement with forces which are very hostile to Islam, such
as the Democrats in America, India, Israel, Pakistani
secularists, the list goes on. She did not realize that she
could be used as bait to create intense conflict within
Pakistan and ease America's plans for military intervention
aimed at destroying the forces of Islam in Waziristan-FATA
in particular and all over Pakistan in general.
General Musharraf directly or CIA-Mossad agents in his regime
seem to have carried out the hit. The Musharraf regime has
been panicking in its attempts to cover up its role in the
killing. It has been trying to blame al-Qaidah and the
Taliban, Waziristan leader Baitullah Mahsud in particular.
Unfortunately for Musharraf, a number of facts make his
stories quite unbelievable.
People's Party leaders, including close friends of Benazir
such as Sherry Rahman, say that she was shot by a sniper and
they saw the bullet holes in her body. They blame
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT video REPORTING, done by Getty
News on the spot, indicates shots being fired at Benazir.
The pistol raised up in the air to do the shooting is visible
in the video recording shown on numerous TV screens. The bomb
blast aimed at the police did not hit Benazir. The shooter
was probably killed by the regime and presented as a
Live programming on western TV, including CNN, showed
Musharraf's men washing away the evidence, literally hosing
it away, soon after the attack.
No autopsy was held on Benazir before she was taken to
Naudero, her village, and buried.
As Musharraf's regime saw that its story about the "suicide
bomber" was not being accepted, it issued a new version
according to which when Benazir heard the blast, she ducked,
hit her head on a door knob and died!
ISLAMIC FORCES REBUT MUSHARRAF: Musharraf's claim that
Baitullah Mahsud was involved was rejected by Mahsud through
the Pakistani media. A "transcript" supposedly of a phone
conversation by Mehsud with a cleric was also rejected by his
spokesman. Another story distributed through a Greek news
agency placing responsibility on Al-Qaidah received
categorical and detailed rejection from Afghanistan. [See
Jang news above.] The Islamic movement, led by Osama and
al-Zawahiri, stated that they do not attack women and they
were definitely not involved in the incident.
Ms. Bhutto views, under seal till now, have been made public
by her Party. She believed that she was safe from Islamist
attack because Islam forbids attacks on women. In her final
message, she wrote that if she is hit in spite of all
security measures, MUSHARRAF would be THE CULPRIT.
Within that context, we can see the game being played by
Bush-Musharraf-Israel. Bush is pushing for "election" to be
held in spite of the fact that the only leader other than
Benazir who was willing to participate, Nawaz Sharif, has
decided in favor of a boycott after the murder. Jamaate
Islami and Insaf have already boycotted. Unless Musharraf
brings forth a fringe or breakaway group of Peoples Party,
the elections will be uncontested and Musharraf's party
[hirelings] will "sweep the polls."
PAKISTANIS should be prepared for GENOCIDAL ACTIONS by Bush
in tandem with Musharraf. Some idea of the demonization
needed for such action could be seen in CNN's program on
December 29 [by Anderson] which described Pakistan as
Remember, the Islamic forces DID NOT KILL BENAZIR. The real
battle is between America's "rent-an-army" [previously known
as the Pakistan army] and the forces of Islam. Poor Benazir
can be compared to the bourgeois nationalists in Central Asia
after 1917 who invited Communist-Russian armies into Muslim
countries in the hope of putting an end to the local mullahs
and shaikhs. As soon as the Communists had killed the
mullahs, they turned on the liberal pseudo-Muslims.
The best scenario for Pakistan would be the re-instatement of
the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court, an end to the "war
on terror," purge of westernized generals from the army and
the mass uprising of the people calling for the
implementation of Shari'a. The Islamic movement should gain
the support of women [as the Red Mosque did] and the
Letter: Re: Inside job? Taliban did it.....
As I understand, the US wanted Musharraf to work with Bhutto.
They also wanted them to work with Karzai.
Musharraf is not so stupid as to antagonize the US.
I believe tribal and taliban supporting groups did the
killing to prevent this alliance and they succeeded.
Bhutto got careless.
Suicide bombing is not what Musharraf does anyway.
Letter: General Musharraf does not forgive
General Musharraf does not change his heart. He is a very
revengeful man. He could not tolerate Chief Justice Iftikhar
Muhammad Chaudhry's rallies. He ordered MQM to bring out
rally in Karachi to show his ethnic based power. He also
brought people from all over Pakistan and held his political
rally right across from Supreme Court to show his power. The
murder of 43 people on the streets of Karachi was an
expression of political might. When it comes to preserving
his control over the state of Pakistan, he does not believe
in any ethics, morality, principle, agreements, promises,
constitution, and rule of law or anything else. Killing
political nemesis is a matter of political expediency
K. Ashraf [Pakistan Weekly] [From a longer letter
Letter: This reader thinks, it's a plan to get rid
Indeed, the tables are turning with regard to the situation
It seems we are witnessing a series of smoke screens and
diversions (such as the bombing that masked the actually
shooting of Benizar by a sniper) that keep us from detecting
something else that may be going on, i.e., a coup to remove
Musharraf from power. It could be that the Bhutto
assassination is but a smoke screen to cover what they are
planning to do with Musharraf. See the movie at the attached
link to see just how deep in the Pakistani junta actually is
with the events of 9/11.
(http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com) Keep in mind, also, that
Musharraf came to power after Zia, who executed Bhutto's
father, and then shortly thereafter 9/11 unfolded.
What may be happening here is that Musharraf, like Saddam,
has served his usefulness and must now be eliminated. But
because of the events you will see in the video, Musharraf
cannot be easily removed without some kind of huge crisis
(the video is divided into 4 or 5 parts, so you will see this
in the part that deals with 9/11). By bringing Bhutto back
and assassinating her, they now have the situation they need
to target Musharraf and have him removed in disgrace,
discrediting anything he or his associates would say about
his dealings with the U.S. administration.
The U.S. doesn't care about the "stability" of Pakistan since
a free Pakistan will prevent it from caring out its plans in
the region, just as it doesn't care about a stable Iraq. An
unstable Pakistan is the formula it needs to keep a heavy
presence in the region. When the U.S. administration uses
words like "free" and "democracy" they imply free for
plunder, free from religious dogma, free access to sex and
drugs, and free access for international banking interests to
exploit. That is their definition of "free". Free and open
trade above national interests and sovereignty, dignity and
decency. Many of us get it, but it is such a huge problem and
so many lives will be lost in the process that we wait for
Allah (swt) to address this great evil in the allotted time
and the prescribed way while we try to do our small parts to
make the world better where ever we may be.
Aqila Mujahid, Washington, DC
Letter: Frenzied letter from Karachi: Fear, Panic,
I was lucky to come to Karachi last nite or I would be stuck
@ the airport as roads are blocked etc. I had relatives who
were visiting so did NOT immediately learn of the tragedy; my
brother in law called @ about 6 PM asking about his sister &
kids who had been visiting me. He was stuck in the old part
of the city & told me of mayhem on the streets. I went
outside my home off Tariq Rd In fact the traffic was going
like crazy in front of my home as people were PANICKING and
running as if trying to escape a tsunami. All the shops were
SHUTTERED & it was only 6pm!
Guess they were scared of a backlash by mad PPP activists or
miscreants who crop up on such occasions to take advantage
of the opportunities for crime!! I met a man who was looking
for his kids that he had dropped @ the Dolman Mall! One of
the nice things to happen in the last few years has been the
mushroom of cell phones but the military autocratic govt.
got the mobile phone companies to turn off the phones
causing a major communication problems for families. This
man who had come from the interior of Sindh was worried as
he relied on the cell phone to stay in touch & the system
was failin g him in his hour of need.
We had some people over who left and came back as the roads
to where they live are blocked with cars and tires set
ablaze. My friend who works for the national Airline told
of spending the night @ the airport on March 12th when the
former CJ Mr. Chaudery came to Karachi & the city was in a
lock down situation with over 44 political activists
slaughtered!! Now these 2 gentlemen are going to have to
spend the- night with us. The phones are kinda working so at
least their families know they are safe. How can a nation
prosper when there is such anarchy and all the institutions
have been destroyed by the lone one that rules it with an
iron fist...the ARMED forces! may God- help this nation!
May Benazir rest in Peace! Aamin!
Ekbal Kidwai visiting Karachi [California]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
Peaceful but uncompromising on Islam
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Outreach: "Free Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar": Advice on Qur'an
Translations, Eid Crescent, Iraq Situation,
Imam Jamil Address
December 28, 2007: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jamaat
al-Muslimeen distributed 300 copies of two easy-to-read
Islamic documents after Juma' [Friday] prayers. This mosque,
behind the University of Pennsylvania, is the most heavily
attended in this big city.
The first of these documents [150 copies given out] is a
fascinating report on Egyptian-American
Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar
a man of tremendous moral courage who exposed the regime of
Hosni Mubarak, the Pharoah of Egypt. There were no witnesses
against Ahmed. He was given 28 years for TALKING on the PHONE
to opponents of the regime, condemning ISRAELI KILLING of a
Palestinian child and standing up for the rights of the Blind
Shaikh, Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman. The document gives the prison
address of Ahmed and questions the silence of ISNA boss Siraj
Wahhaj over the suffering of Ahmed who has been denied visits
from his family for over a year.
The second document, another 150 copies, is a collection of
brief and important items from the year 2007 such as:
How to study translations of the Qur'an [from Maulana
Maudoodi, rahmatullah alaih].
A report on Imam Jamil and his new prison address
What's behind the "lull" in Iraq and the failure of the U.S.
policy in Anbar province.
Dr. Omar Afzal's clarification on the issue of the sighting
of the crescent which agent groups use to divide
Censorship of Holocaust Critique: A Letter from Author
Germar Rudolf, in Prison for "Thought Crimes"
by Kaukab , Ph.D
For Muslims, understanding the non-Israeli viewpoint of the
Jewish Holocaust story is essential because the established
version is the biggest source of funds of the terrorist
entity known as Israel. The international Jewish power
structure has done its work well. It has made any criticism
of the established version of World War II into a thought
crime so that scholars with the highest academic credentials
can be [and are] imprisoned for questioning the Holocaust
[Holohoax as some call it]. We know about David Irving, the
British historian who was imprisoned for ONE SENTENCE he
spoke years back in Austria expressing his skepticism.
What's not so well known is the case of Germar Rudolf, top
of the line critic of the Holocaust story, who is still in
prison in Germany after being cleverly extradited from the
U.S. This distinguished scientist discovered that the
established Holocaust story cannot stand up to
This is the second letter we have received from scholar
Rudolf. He finds no reason to recant his views because he
has researched what he wrote. His book is a BLOCKBUSTER
REBUTTAL of a great variety of Holocaust stories. The book
DISSECTING the HOLOCAUST. The Growing Critique of
'Truth' and 'Memory.'
It is 612 pages and systematically unravels and debunks
Jewish stories about Babi Yar, Treblinka and Auschwitz. It
also tackles the issue of "memories" brought up by "holocaust
survivors." Are these memories reliable?
One of the devastating aspects of Rudolf's book is the
analysis of "photos" which depict murdered Jews and have
been used for decades to soften up the public to
IMPORTANT FROM ISLAMIC VIEWPOINT: Other than the funding for
Israel and International Jewry, the Holocaust needs to be
critiqued for its "survivor" narratives. We know how the
Zionists have been raising doubts about HADITH books which
are essential to Islam. The HADITH were accepted after being
subjected to the MOST RIGOROUS scholarly criticism in human
history, yet they have been attacked by Jews like Goldziher
and Schacht and more recently by the RAND Corporation and
its "Muslim" supporters. Scholar and rsearcher Rudolf is
important because he shows how weak and self-serving are
the Jewish "memory" narrations about the Holocaust. Subject
the Jewish stories to hadith standards and they
There is no Holocaust Memorial for the victims of 400 years
of slavery or for the extermination of the indigenous people
of America. Is it not ironic and misleading that movies about
the Jewish holocaust [Schindler's List etc] are being shown
in Black schools, a Jewish movie maker makes big money from
a story about Amistad, school children are taken on visits
to the Holocaust Memorial but reparations for slavery are
not allowed. Isn't the Holocaust Museum a propaganda tool
when it is being blatantly used to whip up "genocide in
Darfur" stories leading to sanctions on Sudan and
preparations for military intervention?
SADDAM HUSSEIN'S GREATEST LEGACY: DECEMBER 2003 TO DECEMBER
2006 (PART TWO OF THREE)
Trial was a Sham, Meant to Silence Forever the Falsehood
of the Charges Against him
by Jeff Archer
No one was surprised by the guilty verdict against Saddam
Hussein in the sham court because of the knowledge this was
a foregone conclusion. However, the appeals court outdid
itself by ruling on the Iraqi vice president, Taha Yasin
Ramadan. He was sentenced to life in prison by the court that
convicted Saddam, but the appeals court took it upon itself
to change the sentence to death, even though the case was not
on the docket.
From the first day Saddam Hussein stepped foot in court until
the day he was hanged, the entire system was stacked against
him. Many of the laws the court made for itself were illegal
in the eyes of international law and the court even breached
some of its own illegal decrees.
Three defense lawyers were assassinated: Sadoun al-Janabi in
October 2005; Adel Muhammad al-Zubaidi in November 2005; and
Khamis al-Obeidi in June 2006. In addition, another defense
lawyer, Thamir al- Khuzaie, was seriously injured in the
attack on al-Zubaidi. No one has been charged with these
murders, but fingers point to Iraqi officials friendly with
the Mahdi Army, the armed militia affiliated with Moktada
al-Sadr, or the Mahdi Army directly. Because of the close
relationship of al-Sadr's group and the stooge Iraqi
officials in Baghdad, it is highly unlikely that an arrest
will ever occur.
Dr. Curtis Doebbler, a noted international human rights
attorney, was on Saddam's legal team from the start. Shortly
after the announcement of the appeals court, he stated:
We're trying to point out that if an execution takes place,
it will be an ex-judicial, arbitrary execution outside the
law in violation of the law. It's somewhat ironic that this
individual who will be executed has proven to have much more
integrity than the individuals who are executing him,
including the U.S. president who exhibits more evidence that
he has committed crimes against the Iraqi people than there
was against the president of Iraq in the first trial in which
he was brought before the U.S.-created court and there still
has been no investigation of the U.S. president.
As you've seen, the Iraqi president has maintained his
dignity and also maintained his peace of mind in belief that
he personifies the will of the Iraqi people to continue to
fight against this occupation, which they believe, and the
majority of the international community believes, is illegal
and the consequence of the illegal invasion of Iraq.
It's quite a sad day, I think, for international justice and,
unfortunately, an another example of how the United States is
unwilling to conform with international law; to show respect
for international law. What hurts me the most, as an
American, is that we're the ones who benefit the most from
respecting that law. When we set this example, we essentially
tell people that the law cannot be used to try to get the
United States to respect their rights. They have to use other
means. That's what got us into many of the problems that
we're in today.
After the appeals verdict, almost everybody in the U.S. was
in the lynching mood. Pundits were frothing at the mouth when
they discussed the upcoming execution. There was a collective
air of jubilation and even former anti-war activists cheered
on the impending hanging. Many politicians of the Democratic
party who jumped on the anti-war and anti-Bush wagon said
that Saddam "deserved it." Not one discussed the legality or
fairness of his trial. Leftist journalists were trying to
outdo each other in demeaning Saddam. Not only were they
reporting the standard fare of Saddam Hussein myths, they
made up new fables of atrocities.
Many people have stated that George Bush lied about
everything to do with Iraq: weapons of mass destruction; the
Bin-Laden/Saddam Hussein link; Iraqi involvement with 9-11;
fictitious biological weapons trailers; the Iraqi
imprisonment of a U.S. pilot since 1991, etc. Yet, the same
people who question Bush's lies about Iraq, broadcast the
myths about Saddam Hussein and his regime. If Bush had lied
about everything else, why should one believe his statements
about the Ba'ath Party and Iraq's president? Logic would
argue that he lied about Saddam as well.
The scenario did not make sense. The people who consistently
made the most absurd and untrue statements about Iraq (Bush,
Cheney, Rice, Bremer, Powell, Rumsfeld, et al) and stole tens
of billions of dollars that belonged to the country of Iraq,
proudly spoke of creating a new Middle East or were
conducting book-signing tours for their memoirs. The results
of their lies led to the killing of more than a million
Iraqis since March 2003; at a cost of more than a trillion
dollars to the U.S. public; and the destruction of a
country's culture and infrastructure. Even the history of
Iraq was re-written by people in Washington D.C.
On the other hand, the guy with the moustache who told the
truth about all the lies and adhered to the U.N. request for
inspections, as well as supplied a 12,000-page report that
documented in detail every aspect of Iraq's former WMD
programs, sat in a jail cell awaiting execution.
On December 14, 2006, the Iraq Center for Research and
Strategic Studies (ICRSS) released the results of a poll it
conducted over several weeks. The ICRSS is an independent
organization based in Baghdad and run by Sadoun Dulaimi, an
Iraqi expatriate until 2003. Using a base of more than 2,000
Iraqis, the majority of whom were Shi'ite Moslems, 90% stated
that the country was far better off under Saddam Hussein than
it was in 2006.
The ICRSS is definitely not a shill for the Ba'ath Party.
U.S. government agencies as well as many media outlets
referenced its results over the years. The conclusions showed
a dramatic difference between the opinions of the Iraqi
people and those put forth by the U.S. administration
From the announcement of the guilty verdict on November 5,
2006 until 6:00am on December 30, 2006, Saddam Hussein was
the freest man in Iraq although he was behind bars. His mind
was clear and he awaited death with dignity. Not once did he
crack under torture or pressure.
Other leaders, such as Moammar Gadhafi and Manuel Noriega did
succumb to U.S. pressure. Gadhafi, once a revolutionary, is
nothing more than the head inspector of the transfer of his
country's oil to the petroleum-guzzling nations. He no longer
has a grand view of society. He may not be in jail, but he is
Noriega quickly began singing when the U.S. put on the
pressure. He admitted to drug trafficking, despite the U.S.
being his partner. And, he made a big deal of stating that he
had found Jesus after he was incarcerated. He was a slave
Saddam Hussein was not a slave, although his incarceration
kept him imprisoned. He was not allowed to see his family,
unless, like his sons and grandson, they were shot to death
with hundreds of bullets.
At 6:00am, Baghdad time, on December 30, 2006, a mere four
days after the appeals court ruling, Saddam Hussein was
hanged. Until the lever was pulled, he displayed courage and
integrity. The U.S. had waited since 1990 for Saddam to admit
defeat or show any sign of capitulation or fear. He
The hanging was the last chance for the U.S. to attain its
goal. Administration members hoped he would cringe or show
fear. Just the opposite occurred. Saddam went to the gallows
and refused to wear a hood over his head, although his
hangmen were hooded.
A sanitized version of the execution was broadcast to the
world. It showed the hangmen putting a noose around Saddam's
neck and then the hanging. There was no sound. Shortly after,
a real view of the execution came forth. Someone in the room
recorded the event on a cell phone.
In the crowd were hecklers. They taunted Saddam Hussein, yet
he never allowed himself to be degraded. When one of the
executioners shouted, "Long live Muqtada al-Sadr," Saddam
mocked the Shi'ite upstart, then he began to recite an
Islamic verse and the hangman pulled the plug.
The final act in the U.S. vendetta against Saddam Hussein
backfired. The western media reported it as an
accomplishment, but people worldwide took to the streets in
protest. Millions in India and Brazil demonstrated. Most of
the Arab world was laden with protestors. National days of
mourning were announced and even Muammar Gadhafi of Libya,
not exactly a close comrade of Saddam, announced his country
would erect a statue in his commemoration.
The last 15 minutes of his life made Saddam Hussein the
ultimate resister of imperialism to hundreds of millions of
people on the Earth. The word "martyr" was now common in
In the U.S., a few video clips of people celebrating in Sadr
City were shown on television. However, no clips of the
massive pro-Saddam demonstrations made it past the cutting
room floor. What most Americans do not realize is that Saddam
Hussein was not perceived in much of the world as the ghastly
perpetrator of genocide and the brutal sadist that was
written about him in the West. After his hanging, massive
numbers of people throughout the Arab world, from Palestine,
Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen and other nations,
showed their admiration of the fallen president. Outside the
area, Russians, Chinese, Pakistanis, Indians and many others
paid tribute. Even England had various groups hold
Saddam Hussein held a 90% approval rating almost four years
after his country was destroyed by an illegal invasion but he
was hanged, while the U.S. president who was obsessed with
the Iraqi president's demise, and who at the time had an
approval rating of 28% of his own country-people, is still
alive and ordering the murder of many more Iraqis.
There are various reasons for these macabre and illogical
turn of events. Vilified by Western analysts, politicians
and journalists for years, it is nothing short of miraculous
that Saddam lasted as long as he did. Many of the left are
just as responsible for his death as are the neocons they
lambaste. Scribe-after-scribe demeaned Saddam Hussein since
1990, most of the time relaying lies and myths about the man
and his Ba'ath Party. No lie was too big if it was
sensational enough to acquire headlines. Even when some of
the lies were uncovered, such as those of the human shredding
machine, or the mobile biological weapons labs, or the
aluminum tubes for Iraq's non-existent nuclear weapons
program, the press did not acknowledge the truth. They went
along making up new allegations. Because it normally took
months to investigate the falsehoods, when the truth emerged,
the public read little. To them, the original story stuck in
their minds. Many people should be considered murderers for
Saddam Hussein's hanging: not just the hangman, but everyone
who fueled the fire of hatred against him, including members
of the "progressive" press who helped pass on the lies.
The events leading up to Saddam's execution are preposterous,
almost surreal. A bunch of one-time Iraqis, who had not lived
in the country for decades, were flown into Iraq by the U.S.
to run the country. A bible-toting, combat-boot-wearing
administrator with no knowledge of any Arab country or
culture (Paul Bremer), changed the country's laws and
constitution, as well as took away state-ownership of
When the Ba'athist agenda took hold in the 1970s, the
government introduced many revolutionary aspects to Iraqi
life: the equality of women; universal education; universal
healthcare; much-improved public transportation; emphasis on
science, etc. By the 1980s, Iraq was thriving and the crown
jewel of the Middle East. But, along with the improvements
came jealousy and greed. The U.S., because of its
no-questions-asked affinity to Israel, had to take Iraq back
a few notches. Oil was quickly becoming a symbol of world
power, not just something to keep a country's energy
requirements in place.
In other words, Iraq was now worth fighting for. It no longer
was the antiquated nation of a few decades ago. Saddam
Hussein was the driving force behind the transformation of
Iraq. Gradually, the U.S., with other Western powers, wanted
some of Iraq's black gold. Little-by-little, the country was
degraded, beginning on January 17, 1991. Twelve years of an
embargo weakened it further, but it did not kill Iraq. It
took a massive invasion in 2003 and a ruthless occupation to
finish the country off.
Today, Iraq has been totally destroyed, not just physically,
but emotionally. All of Saddam Hussein's enemies hold equal
responsibility in the destruction. They not only murdered
Saddam, but Iraq as well. Shortly after March 2003, some
people and institutions, such as Ahmed Chalabi and
Haliburton, made a quick financial killing. Those days are
gone. Today's thieves in the stooge government can only count
on small change to steal. The Iraqi people have had
everything they own, physically and emotionally, stolen.
After Saddam's execution, the press had a field day in
analyzing and editorializing the incident as well as Saddam
himself. Most were writing well out of their league and their
ignorance of history showed. Because most U.S. readers do not
know the history of Iraq, the scribes' words were taken
The theme of many articles was that justice was not achieved
because Saddam was hanged for a lesser crime than the major
ones assessed against him. The "progressive" writers wanted
to see him tried for gassing incidents so they could tie
together U.S. involvement with the "misdeeds" of Saddam
Hussein. Article-after-article mentioned Rumsfeld's visit to
Iraq in the 1980s and said the U.S. gave Iraq the technology
for Iraq's WMD programs. Also, many pundits mentioned that
Saddam Hussein was once a CIA asset. Again, they did not
research the matter: Saddam Hussein was never on the CIA
payroll. Once the U.S. had implemented its occupation of
Iraq in 2003, CIA spokespeople stated that there was never
a CIA-Saddam link. They no longer needed to keep the
oft-stated rumor alive: a rumor that hurt Saddam Hussein's
standing in the eyes of the Arab people.
No one questioned the reason for the war. They all blamed it
on Saddam and wrote as if Iran was a benign and aggrieved
country. Also, not one writer mentioned that Saddam was
quickly hanged before the gassing incidents could come to
court. Many people accuse Iran, not Iraq of gassing the
Kurds at Halabjah. If Saddam was dead, these items could not
be addressed, so the truth behind the myth of "gassing his
own people" went to the grave with Saddam. Further, not one
mentioned that Saddam's Iraqi attorney, Khalil al-Dulaimi,
who was the only defense lawyer able to speak in the
courtroom, had been approached twice in the previous year by
Iranian agents who tried to persuade him not to mention
Halabjah at the trial. On his first encounter, in Jordan, he
was offered $10 million to keep the subject off the agenda.
Later, in Paris, the Iranians upped the ante by offering him
$100 million. The only way to keep the subject away from
public scrutiny was to kill Saddam on bogus charges. Shortly
after he died, the court dropped the genocide charges against
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