January 02, 2007

Fulla Crop

As I've stated previously, I'm not real thrilled with those who have decided to prostitute the Saddam Hussein execution video, and now that Allah tells me what the executioners were shouting, I'm even more disgusted.

Instead of professionalism, we get an execution rushed by the Iraqi government, and featuring the taunting of the condemned dictator by Sadrist Shiite guards. It's a throughly digusting display expected of primitives.

That said, the media's reaction in hunting and almost hoping for a Sunni uprising as a result of this travesty of an execution is mockable in its own right.

Dafydd at Big Lizards has a field day mocking the media response:

In a stunning display of perspicacity and sophisticated nuancing, if I'm allowed to coin that neologism, the drive-by media has discovered that long-time supporters of Saddam Hussein in Iraq are irked that he was hanged.


So, what are we talking about, how large a "mob of angry protesters?" Was it ten thousand rallying in Samarra? A hundred thousand rocking Baghdad?


Great Scott, if we add hundreds to hundreds, we get hundreds -- possibly a thousand. Out of a population of 8.5 million Sunnis.

The photographic evidence seems to bear Dafydd out.


Truly amazing. I haven't seen such a massively cropped protest photo since...

Zoom in tight enough, and crop it tight, and you, too, can have your very own media-worthy mob.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 2, 2007 02:30 PM | TrackBack

They had to execute him quickly to prevent the Jihadists and their allies (European Union and MSM)from stirring up riots etc. As for the rude remarks from the executioners, I think you are making a mountain out of a grain of sand; the man was a monster and you are worried about rude remarks. Fie. Kill him and good riddance. Once more I give thanks to G-d that Hitler didn't come along in 1999. Most of the US would be kissing SS boots and a lonely handful would be making their last stand up in Idaha or somewhere.

Posted by: maxnnr at January 2, 2007 03:51 PM

agree with you on the execution CY. We handed him over to the death squaders that fire at our soldiers. Recording the video for the "street" is fine I guess, but why throw a bone to the people we still have to fight?

Posted by: runner at January 2, 2007 04:58 PM