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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Go for it

Saddam just went on a Hunger strike. Good. Don't meet his demands. Let him starve. Let the murderous fuckhead die. And have fun with it too. Bring deliciously smelling hot food and put it in front of his cell, with a fan behind it to transmit the smell his way. Some roasted Turkey, couple of juicy steaks, some brownies, some Pie. And then videotape his breaking down and begging for food and broadcast it on TV. And if he doesn't break down, and starves to death instead, even better. You really can't lose here! It's like my co worker S. asked me today when he read about it in the paper: "When people go on hungerstrikes, like, who exactly do they think they are punishing?"


At 2/15/2006 01:09:00 AM, Blogger Superluli said...

finally i had time to read your blog - after hearing so much about it.
me and my flatmate spent a few hours reading it - quite entertained.
I made a bet with here that you have lived in america - and being partly american herself she said that because u pushed some cow while it was sleeping, that proves that you lived in the US.

to ease our curiosity - are we correct?
you age was also raised as an issue.

why this is of a concern is that i am curious about the demographic that represents the progressive Egyptians that could be leading it to a better the future.
check my blog if you want to discuss this further.

At 2/15/2006 01:11:00 AM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

They should like put the food on a string and dangle it in front of him..

Hope he dies a slow and painful death..Very slow and very painful...

At 2/15/2006 01:23:00 AM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

Saddam Hussein has succeeded in turning his trial into a daily circus! He & his brother are really doing a good job & i dont know why the judges are not putting an end to it, why cant they be gagged for example? They swore at the judges, keep demanding stupid stuff, they accuse & threaten & then one of them appears in his under clothes so what is this exactly?? I mean, this did not happen in the Nazi's Nuremberg trial.
This whole trial thing is turning into a farce.

At 2/15/2006 01:45:00 AM, Blogger Christine said...

Saddam Huisinsane slowly, painfully dying of starvation. Such a pity.

At 2/15/2006 01:59:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

It's all good! They should put a webcam in his cell so we can all watch and make she he isn't sneaking twinkies on the side. And also, so we can see him handwashing his dirty underwear of course. And every day one of the guards can poke him with a stick and say "Are you dead yet!?" Or better yet, they could put one of those "jolt" collars on him so that the viewers at home could click a button and... you know... make sure he's still alive...

I support this hunger strike 100%. Should be no water either. He'll be dead in a few days without water.

At 2/15/2006 02:56:00 AM, Blogger Jordan said...

Someone should tell Saddam that hunger strikes only work when you are:

a. Innocent
b. The outside world actually gives a f*ck if you live or die

At 2/15/2006 04:02:00 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

"I mean, this did not happen in the Nazi's Nuremberg trial."___It might have done if Hitler had been alive and in good health, like Saddam. Both of them were/are manipulative characters.

At 2/15/2006 05:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just added you to my reading list *g*

As to Saddam: I recall reading a story some time back, of a circus act... the guy was a starvation artist, or something along those lines... no one paid attention to his act, so he kept going. and going... one day, someone noticed the 'cage' he had locked himself into. It was Empty.

Go Saddam!

At 2/15/2006 06:41:00 AM, Anonymous Amay said...

Probably the first thing he's ever done to make the world a better place.

At 2/15/2006 12:19:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Superluli, I don't want to speak for SandMonkey, but obviously you don't know the meaning of the word progressive, because if you knew you'd realize from his writings that he's the exact opposite, he's a self admitted egyptian neocon, an oxymoron in my opinion.
About egyptian liberals and progressives (the correct meaning of the word) I think there's plenty of them.

At 2/15/2006 01:27:00 PM, Anonymous democracy for palestine said...

> And then videotape his breaking down and begging for
> food and broadcast it on TV.

Torture and humiliatian as public entertainment?

Is'nt that "terrorist" os "islamist"?

Or plain egypt?

At 2/15/2006 01:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! I just can't imagine Saddam really doing this. Sure save the Iraqi's the trouble of execution. I predict that this is all lip service and saddam doesn't have the B*lls to go through with it.

I think they either need to put him in another room with closed circuit TV and only turn the mic on when needed or build a soundproof room where he can sit and be viewed but not heard in the courtroom. Anyone notice that the other defends except of course his brother keep looking at each other like they think he is coo-coo?

At 2/15/2006 02:01:00 PM, Blogger elengil said...

Oh lordy, this must be a small miracle...

I have to actually agree with DFP here.

I want Saddam to die, but I want it to be as a legal sentance for his crimes, *not* his way on his terms. He's dictated enough. His rule is over. He doens't get to dictate anymore.

But I will not enjoy his death. It brings no pleasure for him to die because his death can not attone for the attrocities he caused, nor can his death bring back to life those he killed and had killed.

No matter what the person did, however, we should never relish the images of torture and pain. Then we just lose our own humanity.


At 2/15/2006 02:24:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...


"About egyptian liberals and progressives (the correct meaning of the word) I think there's plenty of them."

I'm including only the defs that refer to politics:



2. Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments: progressive change.
3. Promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas, or methods: a progressive politician; progressive business leadership.


1. A person who actively favors or strives for progress toward better conditions, as in society or government.



1. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.

2. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.

If you don't think SM fits that bill in Egypt, can you point me to some bloggers who do? I'm serious. I'd like to read the blogs of anyone who wants change for the better in Egypt more than SM does!

At 2/15/2006 05:20:00 PM, Blogger Steven said...

Hahaha, they should say that he is not allowed to stop his hunger strike!

At 2/15/2006 05:45:00 PM, Anonymous democracy for palestine said...

> and only turn the mic on when needed or build a
> soundproof room where he can sit and be viewed
> but not heard in the courtroom.

Democracy and justice, as the westerner likes it.

Why not torture Saddam in the public, to proove
how chosen you are?

At 2/15/2006 06:05:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Hi Craig,
I still wouldn't call SM or Bush as progressives or liberals.
Regarding the blogs, I like Tomanbay's blog, his views are quiet balnced also there's Rosetta Stone who stopped I don't know why, and highlader's really cool.
Two of my favorites, although they're not really political, but I don't know, something is so deeply egyptian in what they write (they always make feel so nostalgic and home sick), that when I read them I feel that I'm still in egypt, one is Shamousa (unfortunately one of her best posts about the relation between the copts and moslems was written in arabic) and the other one is a canadian lady living in Egypt, whose quiet brilliant,
here's her link http://miloflamingo.blogspot.com

At 2/15/2006 09:23:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

DoPe dude,

what is justice, for the butcher of baghdad?


Thanks for the links, I recently cleared some bookmarks, so it'll be good to have some new blogs to check out :)

At 2/17/2006 08:58:00 AM, Blogger chooseDoubt said...

I have a better solution. Give up. Just admit defeat and bring him in to court and say "Ok, Saddam, you're the winner. You've won, here have a medal. Definitely, out of everybody ever, you're the winner. Case closed."

Broadcast that on television and remind everybody that when he's released on foot out side of the court house in two hours time that he's looking pretty hungry and the grateful people of Iraq might like to take him out for lunch. He's the winner =)


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