Saddam's Unhappy Crimbo, Puns Confirmed.

Seadog

War Hero
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The anti - Santa has paid Saddam a visit and confirmed his punishment, the big stand easy within thirty days.

BBC- Saddam to Die.

I hope his execution improves things in Iraq but I'm not holding my breath.
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
IRAQ COURT SAYS SADDAM SHOULD HANG WITHIN 30 DAYS

So - does anyone else see something odd at the Human Rights groups calling for a re-trial? I mean, they screamed bloody hell about the countless murders that Saddam committed during his reign. Then they screamed about the deaths of innocent iraqis during and since the war and now they're screaming about the trial and sentence of the man responsible for most of the problems.

Just exactly what does it take to make these people happy? :roll:

SF

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A tragedy. For all his faults, at least he had a good record in maintaining law and order. OK he went a bit OTT, but unlike our so-called allies in the House of Sand, he didn't promote the theological ideology and culture underpinning Al Q. If you look at the death toll from that perspective you might wonder if members of the right family are facing the ignonomy of the gallows.
 

safewalrus

War Hero
Bang on 'Always', he did at least control the little gentlemen with tea towels on their heads! probably more dead now than during his reign - let's reinstate the sod and leave him to it - bet the problem would be sorted in weeks! And none of our people would get hurt!

OOOOh that'll get someone going!!! :twisted:
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
Must agree with AaC, and would like to think that someone in power with some common sense would agree with Walrus, but there is no chance of any of the lack lustre politicians that we are blessed with having either common sense or foresight. Imagine Bliar jeopardizing his (huge) pension and all the goodies to come from after dinner chats to the septics when he has "retired" from British politics, by speaking the truth now. He did, after all, state that he was quite prepared to see Saddam continue in power providing the WMD business (!) was sorted.

2BM
 
As attractive as that may seem, it's now too late and not even a remote option. It would send totally the wrong message to all the other nasty buggers running other various countries. Leaving him alone is one thing but throwing him out, creating chaos, then putting him back is another matter all together.

I do realise, of course, you were all being whimsical.
 
Passed-over_Loggie said:
As attractive as that may seem, it's now too late and not even a remote option. It would send totally the wrong message to all the other nasty buggers running other various countries. Leaving him alone is one thing but throwing him out, creating chaos, then putting him back is another matter all together.

I do realise, of course, you were all being whimsical.

Whimsical... is that a real word? :lol:
 
Saddam is an old man, but if he walked out of prison now in his nix and sox the country would be back on it's knees in a heartbeat. Bush and co have fcuked this right up and we all know that the cycle of violence will continue until such time as the gloves come off and that means a hard bastard dictator takes over and stamps on the insurgants. As in all tribal cultures be it African or Arab, it is in their nature to fight until the strongest emerges. Sadly, democracy is not an option, they just dont have the education or genetics for it. I just hope I get to see the next dictator in my lifetime so our troops don't keep dying out there.
 

RoofRat

War Hero
Silver Fox
Just exactly what does it take to make these people happy? Rolling Eyes

Answer: ANARCHY? :wink:

Ling I have to agree with you, the Tribal system is already in action in Iraq, as is everywhere else in the middle east. Rags will only ever follow the man with the biggest stick ! I watched all of the Shah's loyal followers become radical Muslims when Khomeini took over, and that was virtually overnight. The same will happen again when some one tops "Armoured Dinner Jacket", or when we finally leave Iraq.
RoofRat
 
Lingyai said:
Saddam is an old man, but if he walked out of prison now in his nix and sox the country would be back on it's knees in a heartbeat. Bush and co have fcuked this right up and we all know that the cycle of violence will continue until such time as the gloves come off and that means a hard bastard dictator takes over and stamps on the insurgants. As in all tribal cultures be it African or Arab, it is in their nature to fight until the strongest emerges. Sadly, democracy is not an option, they just dont have the education or genetics for it. I just hope I get to see the next dictator in my lifetime so our troops don't keep dying out there.

It's not about genetics Lingy! It's in part cultural and part historic. Attempts at using education as a tool for modernisation has, as with Sharist Iran, led to Islamic Radicalisation rather than the germination of a liberal-democratic ideal as the dominant force for change. There is no tradition or long history, as in the West, of struggling for liberty and free speech. Their struggle for change is relativly recent in historic terms and has taken a number of specific courses, all of which err towards dictatorships rather that a liberal approach to decision making and debating issues.

On the tribal front I would not however fundamentally disagree, as Afganistan itself neatly illustrates, or increasingly Scotland v England? :wink:
 
Always_a_Civvy said:
On the tribal front I would not however fundamentally disagree, as Afganistan itself neatly illustrates, or increasingly Scotland v England? :wink:
No competition there Steve, the English have their boot well and truly on the neck of the skirt wearers'. :lol: :wink:
 
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