A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Saddam Channel

Saddam Hussein, despite being dead and all, seems to have a new satellite TV channel. Actually it began broadcasting on the anniversary of his execution and has temporarily stropped for now, but says it will be back soon. The speculation is that it's old Ba‘athists operating out of Syria, but it apparently infuriated the Iraqi government. Update: The link was wrong earlier, but fixed now.