Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Years After the Fall of Saddam, How Do Iraqis Look Back on the War?

Years After the Fall of Saddam, How Do Iraqis Look Back on the War?

It might well be that the war has ultimately given Iraqis a shot at democracy. But it also eliminated the region's most important check on the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Ignatius pointed out, Iraq is now a transit point for materials and pro-Assad fighters going into Syria: "It's a perverse consequence of history that we spent a trillion dollars and countless American lives to give Iran strategic advantage in the region."
It might well be that the "majority" of Iraqis feel better off thanks to the war. But even if so, that majority would certainly be dominated by Kurds and Shias, and comprise very few Sunis. And one of the major ongoing challenges that post-war Iraq faces is precisely: horrible sectarian violence.
It might well be, too, that ultimate responsibility for the to-date acute failures in building a democratic Iraq lay with Iraq's post-war leadership. But ultimate responsibility surely still lies with the United States for, at the very least not knowing who will fail to build a successful new state after the U.S. dismantles the old one.

Full text: the Saddam Hussein 'letter'

Full text: the Saddam Hussein 'letter'
This is a translation, from Arabic, of a letter to the Iraqi people allegedly written by the former Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein

From Saddam Hussein to the great Iraqi people, the sons of the Arab and Islamic nation, and honourable people everywhere.

Peace be upon you, and the mercy and blessings of God.

Just as Hulaku entered Baghdad, the criminal Bush entered it, with Alqami, or rather, more than one Alqami.*

They did not conquer you - you who reject the occupation and humiliation, you who have Arabism and Islam in your hearts and minds - except through betrayal.

Indeed, it is not a victory while there is still resistance in your souls.

What we used to say has now become reality, for we do not live in peace and security while the deformed Zionist entity is on our Arab land; therefore there is no rift in the unity of the Arab struggle.

Sons of our great people:

Rise up against the occupier and do not trust anyone who talks of Sunni and Shia, because the only issue that the homeland - your great Iraq - faces now is the occupation.

There are no priorities other than driving out the infidel, criminal, cowardly occupier. No honourable hand is held out to shake his, but, rather, the hand of traitors and collaborators.

I say to you that all the countries surrounding you are against your resistance, but God is with you because you are fighting unbelief and defending your rights.

The traitors have allowed themselves to declare their treachery, even though it is shameful, so declare your rejection of the occupier for the sake of great Iraq, for the nation, for Islam and for humanity.

Iraq - together with the sons of the nation and the people of honour - and we shall restore the stolen relics and rebuild Iraq which they (may God bring shame upon them) wish to split into pieces.

Saddam has no property in his own name and I defy anyone to prove that there were palaces except in the name of the Iraqi state. I left them a long time ago to live in a small house.

Forget everything and resist the occupation, because error begins when there are priorities other than the occupier and his expulsion. Remember that they are aiming to bring in those who will fight one another so that your Iraq will remain weak and they can plunder it as they have been doing.

Your party, the Arab Ba'ath Socialist party, is proud that it did not extend its hand to the Zionist enemy and did not give in to the cowardly American or British aggressor.

Whoever stands against Iraq and plots against it will not prosper in peace at the hands of America.

Greetings to everyone who resists, to every honourable Iraqi citizen, and to every woman, child and sheikh in our great Iraq.

United, and the enemy and the traitors who came in with him will flee. Know that the one with whom the invading forces came, whose planes flew to kill you, will send you nothing but poison.

God willing, the day of liberation and victory will come, for us, for the nation, and above all for Islam. This time, as always when right triumphs, the days to come will be more beautiful.

Take care of your possessions, your departments, and your schools. Boycott the occupier. Boycott him, for this is a duty towards Islam, religion and the homeland.

Long live great Iraq and its people.

Long live Palestine, free and Arab from the river to the sea.**

God is greatest.

May the despicable ones be despised.

Saddam Hussein 26 Safar, 1424

Saddam Hussein helped make the Middle East more stable

Saddam Hussein

served as a consistent leader in a region of the world where stability is rare. Under his rule, Iraq was relatively peaceful and safe.

Saddam Hussein helped make the Middle East more stable  @cnbc

Monday, November 9, 2009

Photo of Saddam

The execution of Saddam's message to humiliate Arabs and Muslims

Monday, March 2, 2009

Biography of Saddam

(1937-2006) President and prime minister of iraq
1979- 2003.
Saddam is married and have 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls. Uday, the oldest son, was crippled in an assassination attempt, while the other, Qusay held the important positions of controlling both the elite Revolutionary Guards and the Special Forces which secured Saddam's grip on power. Biography
1937 April 28: Born in Auja, near the city of Tikrit, 200 km north of Baghdad, as the son of a landless peasant who died before Saddam's birth.
1956: Joined the Iraqi branch of the Arab Baath Socialist Party .
1958: Sentenced to prison for political activities against the regime, he spends 6 months in prison.
1959: Participates in the coup attempt against prime minister Abdul Karim Qassim, through which he receives a gunshot wound in his leg from the minister's bodyguards.— Escapes to Syria, and then to Egypt.
1960 February 25: Is sentenced to death in absentia.
1962: Finishes his secondary studies in Egypt.
1963 February 8: Returns to Iraq following the Ramadan revolution.— Joins the leadership of the Ba'th Party.
1964 October 14: Is arrested in a campaign against Ba'th Party members.
1966: While still in prison, Saddam is elected Deputy Secretary General of the Ba'th Party.
1967: Escapes from prison.
1968: Active in the two Ba'thist coups, July 17 and 30. Saddam assumes responsibility for internal security.— Graduates from the College of Law.
1969 November 9: Is formally elected Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, in which he forms an alliance with his second cousin, Ahmad Hassan Bakr, the council's chairman.
1972 June 1: Leads the process of nationalizing the oil resources in Iraq, which had been in control by Western companies.
1975: Saddam signs the Algiers Accord with Iran (which among other issues, regulated the border question), an act indicating that his position was stronger than his ally Bakr.
1979 June: Saddam assumes the position of president, after he discovers that Bakr began negotiations on unity between Syria and Iraq. Bakr is stripped of all positions, and put under house arrest.
1980 September 17: Saddam terminates the border agreement of 1975 with Iran, hence provoking a war.— September 22: War starts against Iran, due to disputes over territories occupied by Iran in 1973.
1988: August 8: War against Iran ends, without changes in the borders.
1990 August 2: War against Kuwait resulting in a rapid occupation. This leads to strong international condemnation, and threats of intervention from US-lead forces.
1991 January 17: Intervention by the joint international forces in which more than 30 countries participate. This leads to a quick defeat for Iraq. .
1991. The sanctions soon result in a heavy decline in the Iraqi economy, reduction in food supplies, and poor public health services, but not a weaker position for Saddam.
1998: Saddam removes all personnel stationed in Iraq by the UN to control the military and the military industry.
2002 October 15: Iraq stages a presidential election,candidates than Saddam Hussein,
The election shows 100% of all votes for Saddam.
2003 March: US occupied iraq
2006 November 5: Saddam Hussein is taken to the court, the court sentenced to death by hanging. He appeals, and around Iraq different reactions to the sentence are displayed. December 30: Saddam Hussein is executed by hanging in a Baghdad prison.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

صدام حسين يزيد مبيعات مطاعم الصين

صدام حسين يزيد مبيعات مطاعم الصين
In the city of Shen Yang, China managed a restaurant specialized in the provision of a meal consisting of BBQ chicken wings hot pepper nuggets of doubling the number of clients, dozens of times, because of exploitation of the image of President Saddam Hussein's propaganda for a restaurant. And on the idea of using the image of Saddam Hussein, spokesman for the restaurant said that the President Iraqi stubborn defiance of the United States and Britain, and we in the restaurant challenge Valacl our customers also need to take courage and a taste of hot wings .. Vabdoa Customers admire the idea of propaganda, especially since President Saddam Hussein remains a popular high amid the Chinese people

في مدينة شين يانج الصينية استطاع احد المطاعم المتخصصة في تقديم وجبة شواء تتكون من اجنحة الدجاج المتبلة بالفلفل الحار من مضاعفة عدد زبائنه عشرات المرات وذلك بسبب استغلاله صورة الرئيس العراقي الراحل صدام حسين للدعاية للمطعم.وحول فكرة استخدام صورة صدام حسين قال المتحدث باسم المطعم بأن الرئيس العراقي كان متحديا عنيدا للولايات المتحدة وبريطانيا , ونحن في المطعم نتحدى ايضا الزبائن فالاكل عندنا يحتاج للشجاعة وتحمل مذاق الاجنحة الحارة ..اما الزبائن فابدوا اعجابهم بفكرة الدعاية خاصة وان الرئيس صدام حسين ما زال يتمتع بشعبية عالية وسط الشعب الصيني.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Saddam in wax museum صدام في متحف الشمع

Saddam Hussein wax statue in the most wax museum around the world

ويبقى تمثال صدام حسين في اشهر متاحف الشمع في اسبانيا ولندن وحتى في متحف الشمع في امريكا