Sunday, January 07, 2007
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 11 Comments
We're getting a lot of finger wagging and tsk-tsking over Saddam's execution. Over him being taunted. Over video being posted of his execution. Let's contrast this with the execution of Mussolini. Mussolini was a far milder tyrant than Saddam. His treatment was far more brutal. And yet it was understood that this was right. The contrast to today, largely promoted by a treasonous media, is why we're losing the War on Terror.
The same press that whines over terrorists at Gitmo being "incensed" because an interrogator squatted over a Koran or a female interrogator touching her fingers to a terrorist thus in his mind making him unclean, are the same ones who lead the howl fest over Abu Ghaib and now over Saddam's execution. Mind you these same reporters couldn't get at all worked up over Saddam's genocides. As usual their sympathy is with the enemy.
Let's look back to WW2. Mussolini was captured, executed and hang upside down at a gas station. Extensive photos of it were taken and published. Here is a reprinted article from the period on what happened. Note the lack of whiny condemnations, calls for a more civilized execution, for him to have been spared or condemnation over the way he was treated.
"The Italian partisans have carried out swift justice on Mussolini and other Fascist leaders. They have been shot and their bodies have been exhibited in public squares in Como and Milan. The executions were apparently carried out near Como by shooting in the back...Meanwhile the Allied advances are going on with striking rapidity, and it was officially announced from Rome last night that our troops have entered Venice and Milan.
This is the first conspicuous example of mob justice in liberated Italy. Otherwise the partisans have been kept well under control by their leaders. The opinion expressed this morning by the partisan C.-in-C., General Cadorna, son of the former field marshal, was that such incidents in themselves were regrettable. Nevertheless, in this case, he considered the execution a good thing, since popular indignation against the Fascists demanded some satisfaction. The risk of a protracted trial, such as has been taking place in Rome, was thus avoided.
Milan radio said that a large crowd gathered in Piazza Loreto to see the bodies, 18 in number. It was here that the Fascists recently murdered 15 patriots. The radio, describing the scene, said "From the entrance of the Piazza it is impossible to move because the crowd is so great. It is interesting to see the hate, the fury of those around Mussolini. People spit upon the body, but that is only a continuation of the justice he should have suffered. He died too quickly. "One woman shot five times into the body saying: 'Five shots for my five assassinated sons.' All approve and want more. They want the bodies to stay there for six months, and that is not enough. Never has so much hate, rancour, and thirst for vengeance been seen. This is justice. This is a good example and it will be followed by others."