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neurotic Iraqi wife

December 29, 2006

Doomed if you do, Doomed if you dont...

He has been handed over to the Iraqis. Saddam is no longer under US custody. My oh My...Yesterday just before everyone left Z, an Iraqi colleague, came to me and whispered in my ears, Please be careful. I looked suspiciously at him, why Z? There are rumours that Saddam is going to be hung before Sunday. Be careful Neurotica theyre gonna be bombing you relentlessly, tell your HUBBY NOT TO LEAVE the GZ please. Please tell him. There was a sense of urgency in his voice, I just looked bewildered. I wished him a Happy Eid and to stay safe.

As Im watching the news now, the Breaking News said Saddam's Lawyer is being told to collect Saddam's and Barzan's personal effects, then a few minutes later we were told that Saddam has been transferred to Iraqi Custody. So any time now, any time, he will face his death. Z was right after all.

Oh, wait just now, Sky news is saying that an Iraqi Official is denying the handover to the Iraqis. I think this is just a ploy. A ploy to hide the handover. They are scared from what might transpire. The Iraqi government without the American forces are nothing. They are a bunch of cowardly characters that rely on the Americans to secure them. So imagine if all of a sudden news travels and everyone finds out that Saddam is with them, the Baathists will not relent. They will hold on to their empty dream of brining him back and so things will become nasty. Im not sure how the Iraqis are reacting to this. Today is Friday, no one is gonna be at work, tomorrow and Sunday is gonna be Eid so again my colleagues will be stuck home, and ofcourse Monday is the New Years.

I think it will be very convenient for the Iraqi govt, to carry out the death penalty in the coming days since its Eid, and so people are already gonna be in their homes, and the Govt can extend the curfew and get it all over and done with before the new years. In my opinion, I dont think this should happen right now. For once, just once, let the Iraqis feel its Eid, feel some joy. Dont they deserve to have some peace??? Why instigate bombings and explosions. Why cant the damn government think of the people just for once. Hanging Saddam now will only make matters worse and not better.

Saddam's death will definitely not help the situation in Iraq. If the Govt thinks that his death will bring peace, then I think they should think again. I dunno, I myself dont really know what should happen. They should wait a few more days, let the people have some peace and quiet during Eid, then Hang him!!! Saddam's farewell letter just makes things even worse. He writes as a martyr who is going to meet his God in peace. Please spare me the BS. Saddam as well as the new govt are as bad as each other. The people who are now controlling the ministires are nothing but murderers. Especially the Defense and Interior ministries. The new govt are but a replica of Saddam. But instead of one person there are now hundreds. What a joke.

The same people you see cheering for his death, are the same people that gave him the power. M, another colleague who is a Shia said, you know, I think I will be the first person to cheer Saddam's comeback. That just stung me. How can you say that M? Did you forget what he has done? Did you forget the fear you guys lived in? M smiled, He said nothing compares to our fear now. NOTHING. Saddam is the only person who can get rid of those rogues. He is the only one who knows how to deal with them. M, I said, lets assume what you say is true, and Saddam somehow gets away and takes power, do you really think he will survive one second with all those militias? M laughed, what militias? Neurotica, the minute Saddam comes out, these militias will go back and hide in their holes, they will go back to where they came from. Everyone fears Saddam. Till now everyone fears him.

I dunno what to make out of this situation. I thought everyone hated Saddam and couldnt wait to be freed from his tyranny, now he is gone, everyone wants him back. It is but a confusing world. Thats what it is. Im gonna leave it at that as I need to get ready for work. Many people will see him as a martyr, especially his supporters and those Arab countries that thrived in his existence, I wander what will Azrael, the Angel of death, do when he comes to take Saddam away... Saddam's death which I know many people said will bring joy, is now overshadowed by the daily violence and bombings. The joy that the majority was waiting for, 2 years back, has now evaporated and become nothing but regret. I guess we are doomed. Doomed if you do, doomed if you dont....

Update 8:50 PM: Theres a large number of helicopters hovering around. Their noise is getting on my nerves, is that a sign that Saddam's execution is really gonna be before the day is over. I guess we will just have to wait and see...
posted by neurotic_wife at 10:16 AM

16 Comments:

I doubt anyone is under the illusion Saddams death will bring peace. Neither would his return to power. What people fear most is the future. It's generally easier to deal with a known situation, even a bad one, than to face unknown possibilities, especially when someones future is placed in their own hands. Z is right about an escalation in bombings. That is inevitable, and tragic. Power through terror is their intent, and only the unity, and determination of the Iraqi people can change it. With all my heart I.W. , I wish for peace and freedom for Iraq. Stay safe and stay positive little sister.

December 29, 2006 at 5:43 PM  

Saddam deserves death by pinata. He should be strung up like a Mexican pinata and all the relatives of the Iraqis he's killed should be allowed to hit him with a stick.

You could say the people who are causing the violence and death now are the children of Saddam. His authoritarian rule encouraged his style of behavior. His rule encouraged good people to cower and bad people to use death and violence because his rule rewarded this behavior. Removal of Saddam doesn't reverse his ingrained behavior modification. It will take time and the bravery and sacrifice of many good Iraqis to turn this around. It will take people who believe that being an Iraqi is more than just a label of where you were born and that it is something to be proud of.

December 29, 2006 at 11:09 PM  

Do you know if there is a program in the military to shore up the Iraqi hospitals, especially in Baghdad? Professionals, like doctors and medical staff, are leaving Iraq due to threats and kidnappings to the point where untrained people are taking over, if available, and even basic hospital supplies are almost gone. Not only does it affect the injured due to the violence, but with the baby boom in progress in Iraq, there are almost no female OB/GYN available to service them. The following website describes the situation well although I don't like its liberal and anti-American bias:

http://zennobia.blogspot.com/

"This is something that needs urgent reaction to stop the damage done and to let it be known to the people of the world, DEMOCRATIC WORLD ESPECIALLY! My niece telephoned me from Baghdad this afternoon telling me that she, and other women and young girls have volunteered as nurses in Numan hospital in Aadhamia to take care of people wounded as a result of mortar bombs raining on the city since the sentencing of Saddam Hussein. She said that the hospital has been deserted by most of the medical personnel and lacks all the necessary medicines for such an emergency-simply not being supplied. Also there is no water and electricity in Aadhamiya. They have started a campaign to collect contributions to buy the necessary dressing stuff and other articles."

December 30, 2006 at 12:02 AM  

And so it's done. Saddam has been hanged.

December 30, 2006 at 5:27 AM  

And...he's dead. First thoughts?

December 30, 2006 at 6:07 AM  

Saddam is dead and I have been watching CNN television here all morning. We are going through another disgusting display of overdone hyped up media triumphalism. It wont be long before Goerge Bush appears, with that characteristic smirk on his face and crows that ""Another milestone to freedom has been achieved...".

December 30, 2006 at 6:38 AM  

Hi, I am trying to stay away from anything political at least till the 1st, so I'll just say Happy New Year

December 30, 2006 at 7:13 AM  

Kind of sick how American mainstream news goryfied this death (it was like the apple drop in NYC on new years eve, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Happy Hanging!). Not surprising though, ever since Bush came into power, death has been given more than its fair share of festivities.

What ever happened to all those thousands of people tortured and murdered by American hands? Where's their headline?

December 30, 2006 at 8:28 AM  

Coverage is pretty somber here in the US, previous anonymous. What are you watching?

December 30, 2006 at 10:27 AM  

Are you saying, programmer craig, that the news media wasn't hanging on Saddams death for the last week? Where have you been? The mood is somber, possibly, but scratch under the surface, the mainstream media couldn't wait to break the news, finally. That anon is right, the media was counting down the days to death.

December 30, 2006 at 11:18 AM  

Hello from Poland!, I found your interesting thread and link to this blog on the Global Voices website...
...Reading some of the comments I am reminded of the nostalgia you often see for the past in this region of the world...despite the repression and scarcity during the communist regime at least people knew their place and the streets were safe...so, with Saddam's death, as some here have already stated, there will be feelings of uncertainty/fear/nostalgia...for the sake of all in Iraq, I sincerely desire that HOPE will spread to all families there in 2007.
...And don't we/you as part of the media-sphere and global discussion have some responsibility to nurture this hope with positive and uplifting stuff instead of all the invective and discord?

December 31, 2006 at 1:58 PM  

Im sorry because you are now alone because your husband is now at war fighting for the U.S

January 17, 2007 at 1:21 AM  

Please stop talking about the Chinese stuff, other than that your BLOG was cool.

January 17, 2007 at 1:22 AM  

My comment is why are you talking about cheap Chinese umbrella? Don’t call Chinese cheap because you might have broke it yourself, don’t blame the umbrella.
One question: Did you buy that umbrella from the 99 cents store?

January 17, 2007 at 1:25 AM  

I am soooooooo sorry about that blog i meant someone else. SORRY

January 17, 2007 at 1:27 AM  

Gosh, why are you talking about Chinese people that why. Would you want us to talk about your race or your country like that? Maybe your country made that umbrella. Oh, umm… you don’t know how to spell well-put spaces between the words. I have nothing to say about your blog.

January 17, 2007 at 1:36 AM  

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