Saturday, December 30, 2006

This Just Gets Worse and Worse

I was thinking that Saddam's execution was rather hasty, but it seems to have been carefully timed.

The Sunni and Shi'a calenders differ by one day. This bit of trivia turns out to be very important. According to Iraqi law, executions cannot take place on a religious holiday, and Saddam's execution was scheduled on the Sunni Holy Day of Sacrifice.

This is a direct middle finger salute to Sunnis everywhere, especially those in Iraq. It is the Shi'a majority saying, "Take that, you Sunnis--you have no power and you never will by lawful means."

Expect the violence to crescendo.

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