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>He was betrayed >It might be the fate of men who dare to speak against injustices and against tyrant Imperialist regimes to face >betrayal. Saddam Hussein was a man of this Caliber Saddam Hussein was a man of vision. He has seen that the >Arab people are divided, fragmented, destitute, robbed of their wealth and dignity. To combat the miserable >situation that the Arabs faced, he joined a nationalist movement that diagnosed the illness of the Arab nation, a >movement that found the solution to put this nation on the right track to restore its place in history. Like many >Arab youth in the fifties he became a combatant in the Arab Baath Socialist Party struggling for Unity, Freedom >and Socialism. Saddam was a monsterous dictator who brought death and misery to thousands of Iraqis, including Ba'athists. That he opposed the imperialism of the West does not excuse that, and indeed he was all too happy to accept the help of the West, and the US CIA to aggrandize himself and secure power as a US puppet -- much to the delight of the American imperialists and to the detriment of the Iraqis. First and foremost Saddam was for Saddam. The improvements he made in Iraq were secondary to that, and to his ambition and ego, much like most other medieval potentates. [...] >President Bush, his allies and stooges will never find peace. The Iraqi resistance will continue. It will become >stronger, larger and more sophisticated with Saddam and without him. Saddam Hussein’s vision was very clear, his >strategy enlightens the freedom fighters that will continue the jihad “struggle” until Iraq is liberated. Mr. Hussein >will be chastised and will go as a national hero in history. He has paved the way. >The Arab and Muslim regimes have succumbed to the Imperialist Zionist power. They chose to surrender and >further oppress their people in order to satisfy their masters for pieces of silver like Judas of Iscariot. They are [...] >Al-Moharer All of the regimes have not succumbed -- and I can hardly dignify the American-appointed ruling council with the term "regime". Yet, for the most part the ruling regimes of the Arab nations are not fulfilling their responsibilities to the people, nor creating the conditions needed for them to reach their potential. It is of no great benefit to be oppressed by Arab dictators instead of Western dictators. Of course the resistance will continue. Oppressed people always look to resist their oppressors, regardless of who those are or who they are allied with. To be successful the people must understand that liberation means not just being liberated from external despots, but internal ones as well -- and many in Iraq DO understand that: chants of "No to Saddam and no to US". The highest ideals of the Ba'aths should be rekindled and developed: pan-Arab association and cultural vitality with freedom for all people. Muslim extremism must give way to Muslim enlightenment, tolerance, and compassion. It is as counterproductive to ignore the faults of Saddam and Ba'athism as to ignore their virtues. Iraqis must forge a new vision of Iraq which is expresses the dreams of the united Iraqi people and resistant to both the horrors of the invaders and to those of Saddam. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk