My love for Saddam

I just needed to make this post.

I've been updating my previous post about Saddam's last moments, and it seems I've angered a few friends..

People seem to be mad at me for the way I think, except that I did not actually wrote what I think. I just linked to a commentary by Old Buck, and apart from that, I believe all I included in the post are plain truth, not my opinion.

Sure, the mainstream media has a different take on Saddam's execution. But that's their opinion, and not the truth. This is why I love the internet and the blogosphere. It's not just the "mainstream" no more, it's actual people who are speaking.

If you want to boo me, please do so, only I don't care. It just doesn't change the truth, and it doesn't change the way I think. If you're "shocked" that I think this way, well, that's how my mind works, and actually I'm more interested in the truth, rather than "social acceptance". Sorry.


gillesroy said...

Political designs behind Saddam’s execution :

1. Saddam is clearly the scapegoat for an international war syndicate, which includes many in our current political leadership, both in front and behind the scenes. Evacuating due process, controlling evidence and terrorizing the defense team were all par for the course in Saddam’s trial. A key reason for the speedy road to execution, was to eliminate a prominent player and key witness of this international criminal war conspiracy, thereby avoid further indictment of members of our leadership, many of whom have been accessory to Saddam’s actual crimes.

2. To « bookend » media fatigue and public indifference, re : Saddam’s trial. The whole point of the « trial » was to deliver a quick public execution, and thereby feed the hunger for blood so brilliantly cultivated in Western public opinion. An execution gives sense of heightened drama, and inagurates the next round of intensified bloodshed in the region… and beyond.

3. Lastly, to make Saddam a martyr for (gasp!) sympathisers, thereby deepening chaos in the middle-east over a longer period of time. Certainly, the US-led war in Iraq can be called a success insofar as its central purpose has been to aid the spreading of chaos in the Middle-East.

Nick Brismut said...

Great points, Gillesroy. I couldn't agree more. Thanks for sharing, and see you around..

Nocturnio said...

So... I didn't understand what you wrote the first time I saw your blog, but I read your articles more carefully and I must say that I'm glad to see that an American can have the same opinions than me-well, can admit the truth, indeed. In fact, I think that I had too much prejudice about American society because of the stereotypes written in newspapers-and Michael Moore's denouciations (when I saw his first film, I was convinced that Americans was all crazy about guns...). As far as the death of Saddam is concerned, I think that it is more than an atrocity: it is a significant and tragic error. What did the Bush administration believe? That it would make the resistance end? I'm not agree with gillesroy for Bush had no interest in making Saddam a martyre and spreading chaos in middle-east where thousands of American soldiers are already bogged down. He just wanted to stay in memories as the man who set free Irak from its dictator. But Bush's dreams aren't limited to this only country. Iran is the next enemy on "axis of evil's" list. Besides, what do you think about an other "preventive" war?

Just continue to expressing your opinion and breaking my prejudice :) Ah! and are you interested in the presidential campaign in France? Which are the echoes about the Sarkozy/Royal struggle? I hope I haven't done too much mistakes... :p

See you later.

Nick Brismut said...

Hiya, Nocturnio! Nice to hear from you again.

I've been mostly away from this blog as you might have noticed, just posting lyrics now and then when I'm drunk.

But it's really pleasing to see old friends turn up again, asking for more.

I was actually thinking of putting up a lengthy post for some time now, and now that you care, I'll do it sometime this weekend. It's a political one I have in mind, and I think you'll like it.

And just in case — I am not American. What you wrote sounded like you think so, my excuses if I'm wrong. But just to clear it for certain, I am not, and I am proud.

It'd be fun, at least for me, to write more about meself — but I avoid so for I don't want to turn up in a Google search, for it'd cause me trouble at work, and also for some personal issues. Let me just say that I spend half my day in Europe, and half in Asia. Literally. And there's only one city that could allow that.

See ya around..