Правосудие победителей в иракском стиле

Садам Хусейн мертв, но не все в Ираке празднуют это событие. Наоборот, то, каким образом разнообразные религиозные и этнические группы в Ираке отреагировали на эту казнь, отражает сложности, которые возникают при сохранении Ирака в качестве сплоченной общности.

Для шиитского большинства, которое при Саддаме и предыдущих правивших в Ираке суннитских режимах длительное время жестоко подавлялось, смерть Саддама символизирует достижение ими политической гегемонии. Более того, их триумфальная радость является жестоким напоминанием о том, что, те, кого подавляют, приобретая свободу, очень легко могут превратиться в угнетателей сами.

Что касается суннитского меньшинства, которое лишило власти американское вторжение и которое дает выход своему недовольству ежедневными нападениями на шиитское население и их святые места, то для них Саддам останется героем на длительное время. Курды, которые, как и шииты, были жертвами правления Саддама на протяжении многих десятилетий, спокойно закрепили свою де-факто независимость на севере и все делают для того, чтобы ими никогда больше не правили арабы.

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