Saddam Hussein TV channel launched
A television channel dedicated to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has appeared on Arab satellite networks. Its launch came on the third anniversary, on the Islamic calendar, of the former president’s execution.
It is not clear who is behind the channel which broadcasts the speeches, images and even poetry of Saddam Hussein, backed with patriotic music.
It is broadcast from outside Iraq and some analysts suspect his former political supporters of bankrolling it…
We know the world is filled to capacity with people who adore the politics of the US and UK, right?
The ‘al-Arab’ channel, dubbed Saddam TV in Iraq first appeared on Bahrain-based Noorsat and Egypt-owned NileSat on Friday and is also streamed on the Internet…
One Baghdad resident told the BBC that the channel has become his favourite even though watching it makes him sad for reminding him of when Iraq was safe. However the BBC’s Natalia Antelava in Baghdad says that many in the city are indifferent to the news of the channel’s launch.
The British Parliament and the U.S. Congress will no doubt hold hearings trying to understand how such a thing should take place.
The following week someone may tell them that people other than Western politicians have the ability to control electricity.