The Execution of Saddam Hussein Al-Tikriti

Bergen

ADC
If anyone wonders at why the USA is in such a rush to hang Saddam, consider this; he must die before sunset today or his death must be delayed until after the Eid religious holiday because executions are banned during Eid.

The USA cannot risk this because they are trying to prevent him appearing in court on 8th January 2007 to answer charges of genocide against the Kurds. If he ever did appear in court on these charges he would blow the lid off US involvement in the supply of chemical and biological weapons to his regime. Implicated in this would be Bush senior, Cheney and Rumsfled. Not only did the USA turn a blind-eye to Saddam's use of WMD against the Kurds and Iranians but they assisted in the development of the weapons and the delivery systems and also supplied satellite targeting information.

Saddam must die.

RM
 

TheLastStoker

Lantern Swinger
Saddam Exectued

Reports have just been made on News 24 that Saddam Hussein was exectued at 0600 local time.

Plus its just been confirmed by iraq's foreign minister!
 
Re: Saddam Exectued

Oh Tattoo Dog! I'm so glad I joined this forum. "Have they auctioned his kit off yet. Bagsy his beret." Priceless.
 
OK 4 hours in and I've already heard 2 accounts - Sky news download says he was tied up and carried radio4 just this minute said he 'shuffled'. BBC refused (it said) to show the film up to the last moment - well it was 8am kiddies migth be watching after all. I wonder what will happen next ??? Perhaps someone will claim it didn't really happen after all? Or will it be left to Al-Jazeera to show the film and doubtless be excoriated for doing so ???
 
Re: Saddam Exectued

The Iraqi information minister was just quoted as saying that he has not been hanged and is in fact alive and well and having tea and stickies with George Bush in Washington. So there you have it. It's obviously not true.
 
Re: Saddam Exectued

Or Maybe Not.......
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Bergen said:
If anyone wonders at why the USA is in such a rush to hang Saddam, consider this; he must die before sunset today or his death must be delayed until after the Eid religious holiday because executions are banned during Eid.

The USA cannot risk this because they are trying to prevent him appearing in court on 8th January 2007 to answer charges of genocide against the Kurds. If he ever did appear in court on these charges he would blow the lid off US involvement in the supply of chemical and biological weapons to his regime. Implicated in this would be Bush senior, Cheney and Rumsfled. Not only did the USA turn a blind-eye to Saddam's use of WMD against the Kurds and Iranians but they assisted in the development of the weapons and the delivery systems and also supplied satellite targeting information.

Saddam must die.

RM

Good post mate

There is always a hidden agenda and I have to admit I was curious as to why there was such a rush job to slot him.

So its ENDEX for Sadman and his kit is being auctioned on ebay (your a legend tattoo dog :D ) Lets just hope that the increase in attacks over the next few weeks, doesnt take any more British lives.

Stay safe lads & lasses.

Spenny
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
He certainly faced his death with courage if the TV footage of the hangmen preparing him for execution are anything to go by. I was hoping he'd be begging for mercy and I suspect I'm not the only one.
 
I knew he wouldn't, madman maybe, but a strong man with an Iron will. I am not a fan of his, but I think he went out with dignity (as much as one can when being hanged). I would have liked that scumbag son of his to have had the same fate.
 

Squirrel

Lantern Swinger
I have to say, that although I believe that Saddam deserved to die, I can't help feeling that it's all a bit hollow, victor's justice and all that. It would have left a better taste in everyone's mouth, especially the Arab world, had his own people deposed him and even had he faced the same type of quick Kangaroo court meted out to Ceaucescu (SP!). Now before the incoming starts, I know that was never really going to happen because of the iron grip he had on his people. So, what happened was the next best thing. As abhorent as the death penalty is to many of us, many Iraqis don't view it that way, and will see it as the rightful end to the story. Tragically, I fear that the story won't end here. I'm not sure he'll be seen as a martyr, he should have died fighting when he was lifted, if he wanted that accolade, but I fear that his death, whilst perhaps closing one chapter of Iraq's history, leaves a ragged end to others.
As for the footage, I agree, he did go to his death bravely, but without seeing him take the long drop, I'm not sure how many Iraqis will buy this. Iraqis love conspiracy theories and I'm sure that there will be a few to spin out of the fact that we didn't see him hang.
 
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