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The Execution of Saddam Hussein Al-Tikriti

Darkershadeofblu said:
higthepig said:
Ineresting is`nt it? Bliar totally against the death penalty, Yet to kill thousands of innocent Civilians is OK, pity Bliar and Bush cant be charged with the same crimes.
How interesting the 'king of spin' leaves it to a women to make a statement on the govt's behalf. How convenient he's also on a freebie hol in the country that's unlikely to hassle him for a statement either!

What is really interesting is that in the 2 year run-up to the invasion of Iraq the only person who told the truth was Saddam Hussein. He consistantly maintained that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and that UN Weapons Inspectors had supervised the destruction of what few had remained after GW1.

The liars have been proven to be Bliar and Bush and John Scarlett head of MI6 and Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.

Stumblebum George is sitting on his ranch in Texas.

Phoney Tony is on another freebie holiday to Florida

Scarlett is knighted for his services to the realm and presumably finds no irony in the fact that he has received a knighthood for causing so much death and destruction.

Meanwhile in a narrow, grimey room in Bagdad Mr. Hussein has the last laugh.

RM
 
There are a few masters of death and destruction that should be rotting in a cell. Instead they are on holiday or plotting the next change of govt for a sovereign state that does not jump for the pupeteer.

Only problem is the scumbags sit back while others die for their mistakes.
 
Darkershadeofblu said:
higthepig said:
Ineresting is`nt it? Bliar totally against the death penalty, Yet to kill thousands of innocent Civilians is OK, pity Bliar and Bush cant be charged with the same crimes.
How interesting the 'king of spin' leaves it to a women to make a statement on the govt's behalf. How convenient he's also on a freebie hol in the country that's unlikely to hassle him for a statement either!

What's Juan Carlos de Borbon got to do with all this??? :lol:


I'll get me coat :oops:
 
So he looked cool, calm and calculated did he? Must have been watching the wrong movie! Looked more like he didn't give a sh**, wasn't there mentally, as in 'blocked' 'stoned' 'out of his tree' or just 'Did not believe it!' so was he drugged to prevent a struggle, any nasty comments or what?

If he's as assured as everybody said surely he'd be stiring it up a bit before the event to get the maximum send off!

don't suppose we'll ever find out, he ain't saying anyway! and the body has been disposed of by now!

(and just who did get his 'hat' anyway???)
 
I might be going out on a limb here but does anyone else think that capital punishment isn't acceptable no matter how heinous the crime?

I was not sad to see Saddam die, I was however disappointed that the Iraqi judicial system did not take this opportunity to do what everyone least expected- let the man live and let the man be brought to justice for ALL his crimes. If I were a Kurd I would be feeling cheated.
 
Interestingly, if SH had managed to escape prior to his drop, and somehow evaded capture prior to turning up to claim political asylum at Dover, we would be legally bound to treat him as an legitimate asylum seeker.

BTW 10 out of 10 for not blubbing that man!
 
clanky said:
Interestingly, if SH had managed to escape prior to his drop, and somehow evaded capture prior to turning up to claim political asylum at Dover, we would be legally bound to treat him as an legitimate asylum seeker.
10 out of 10 for not blubbing that man!

I think had that happenned he would have been arrested and then tried in the Hague.
 
Squirrel said:
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.

The full hanging has been shown in Iraq and probably many other Arab countries. Our broadcasters seem to think that we wouldnt want to seen the full length version and cut it short.
 
lauralovestodig said:
I might be going out on a limb here but does anyone else think that corporal punishment isn't acceptable no matter how hanus the crime?

I was not sad to see Saddam die, I was however disappointed that the Iraqi judicial system did not take this opportunity to do what everyone least expected- let the man live and let the man be brought to justice for ALL his crimes. If I were a Kurd I would be feeling cheated.

Capital Punishment not Corporal Punishment

Heinous Crime not Hanus Crime or even Anus Crime
 
slim said:
clanky said:
Interestingly, if SH had managed to escape prior to his drop, and somehow evaded capture prior to turning up to claim political asylum at Dover, we would be legally bound to treat him as an legitimate asylum seeker.
10 out of 10 for not blubbing that man!

I think had that happenned he would have been arrested and then tried in the Hague.


International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, (ICTY)
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, (OPCW)
International Court of Justice, located in the Peace Palace.
International Criminal Court, (ICC).
European Police Office, (Europol)
Hague Academy of International Law, center for high-level education in both public and private international law.
Permanent Court of Arbitration, the oldest institution for international dispute resolution.
Iran-United States Claims Tribunal
Eurojust, European Union body composed of national prosecutors.

Are you suggesting that any of these Hague based courts would have touched him with a bargepole?
 

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