Elaph (Arabic) has an intriguing article about the Jordanian reaction to Saddam’s trial, which is expected to start tomorrow. According to the article (Arabic), there is fierce opposition to Saddam’s trial in Jordan. Some Jordanian papers are even claiming that the person being detained is not the real Saddam but one of his doubles and that he is being put on trial simply to "increase the popularity of the American president."
Elpah went on to say that some opposition groups in Jordan have even asked for a permission to organize a rally in solidarity with Saddam Hussein! I really do not know when these groups will wake up and stop living in denial! Nobody can dispute the fact that the guy was a tyrant who committed a myriad of crimes against humanity, executing thousands of people during the days of his oppressive regime!
I really can’t fathom why these opposition groups continue to pledge allegiance to this dictator. Are they still clinging to his decade-long promise that he’ll "liberate Palestine" and "destroy Israel"? I wonder!
Natasha ,I presume u r an Arab,and the fact ur blog is called mental mayhem ,u should understand the least of what our Arab history gave us as a political mayhem,and the search for Idols , we even create them ,to worship them when the true images are not present .Saddam is a symptom but not the syndrom .just pick up a map of the Arab world and feel the syndrome by counting the number of states to find the number of other symptoms .Natasha we are still and will be consumers for many years to come ,My self an Arab I regret to admit as an Arab to the fact if I to count any Arab achievements for for the past umpteen years,the result is null and void ,and if I am to go back further ,Arab chauvinist tried very hard to conceal the Arab renaissance as an Arab achievement ,by hiding a fact that through Islam as a religion all the bright names where Persian and others who contributed to Arab felasy of Achievement .So while we are sipping our tea in the cafes while our women are toiling the fields we dream of Idols and salute Saddam ,but what happens if some governor augments the price of tea and braid …..