Lilli Marleen

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As you might see soon, english is not my mothertongue. And since english speaking people are used to others stumble around in their language, I hope I don't make too much of an idiot of myself here. So - my deepest apologies adressed to the English Language for not worshipping her better.

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Blogs I like:
Arons Israel Peace Weblog
Daddy, Papa & Me
The Lefty Directory
view from the back window of my pickup truck
Hi, I'm black!
Papa Scott
A Fistful Of Euros
The Russian Dilettante
Little Yellow Different

German Blogs I read:

Lyssas Lounge
London Leben
industrial-technology and witchcraft
Anke Groener
Almost a Diary
Beruf Terrorist

Other links:
Social Democrats in Germany
Die Zeit
(a german newspaper)
(the german magazine)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Roots of English Dictionary
Rautavistische Universitaet



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Montag, Dezember 15, 2003
Fair trial for Saddam?
As I expressed before, I have my problems imagining how this should be.
Don't get me wrong, I want a fair trial for Saddam. Even he deseres a fair one, but I can't see who should be able to give that to him.
Let's face it: in Iraq, the death penalty is abandoned. So if there will be an Iraqi judge, he might sentence Saddam to 500 years in prison.
Does Iraq have secure prisons where noone is still on Saddams side? Or so much against him to kill him when not watched?
Will the US be satisfied with a Saddam in jail? With a Saddam who has after his capture a better life than he had just before? Will the World be okay with that result?
Who will have to pay for the costs of Saddams stay in jail? The USA? Iraq? He will not just need a room and food, he also will need soldiers who are there all the time and protect him from attacs all day and night.
Suicide terrorists will use the place where he will be as a thankful target, either to kill him or to protest against his stay there. As long as he lives he will be a great person to press free for hijackers and other terrorists. So he might be a greater risk for peace now, when he's captured as he was before, when he was on the run.
I do hope, I see this all too pessimistic. Really.