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Author:  Dr Caleb [ Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:48 pm ]
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<strong>Written By:</strong> Dr Caleb
<strong>Date:</strong> 2006-12-29 21:48:20
<a href="/article/214820758-saddam-hussein-executed">Article Link</a>

Many had a personal connection like Ala Alatbi, a Dearborn resident who said his grandfather was killed by Hussein's regime.

"Oh yeah, my grandpa, I was there when they took him," Alatbi said.

Asked how he feels about the former president, Alatbi simply said,"Well, he's a criminal."

The center's director, Imam Husham Al-Husainy, said members prayed for Saddam's death. Outside, traffic slowed as people drove in circles around the mosque, honking horns.

Al-Husainy said Hussein's death means "hope, a good tomorrow," and now a "new Iraq" could be built because "Iraq without Saddam Hussein is safer."

Another Dearborn resident, Akim Altamimi, was jubilant.

"What I'd like to say to the United States, also to the American people, George Bush, he's the man. He's the man," Altamimi said. "He did what he said he would. Today is our dream.

"I'm so happy, man. I'm so happy."

<a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/12/29/hussein.reax/">http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/12/29/hussein.reax/</a>


NEWS MIDDLE EAST
Saddam hanged
Saddam maintained during his trial that he was still Iraq's rightful president [EPA]

Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi president, has been hanged, according to Iraqi and US officials.

Reports on Al Hurra, a US-backed television station, said that Saddam was executed shortly before 6am (03:00 GMT) on Saturday.

Iraq's deputy foreign minister, Labeed Abbawi, said: "He has been executed. It has been officially announced that he has been executed."

A US official also confirmed the hanging but gave no further details. The White House had no immediate comment.

The former Iraqi president, who was ousted in April 2003 by a US-led invasion, had been convicted last month of crimes against humanity over the killings of 148 Shia villagers from Dujail after a failed assassination attempt in 1982.

An appeals court upheld the death penalty on Tuesday and the Iraqi government rushed through the procedures to hang him by the end of the year and before the Eid al-Adha holiday that starts on Saturday.

<a href="http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0E2C08A9-6269-4E5B-B694-C4388958DE07.htm">http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0E2C08A9-6269-4E5B-B694-C4388958DE07.htm</a>

Author:  rearguard [ Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:49 pm ]
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<a href="http://news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/article2112555.ece ">Robert Fisk: A dictator created then destroyed by America</a> <br><br> <i> Saddam to the gallows. It was an easy equation. Who could be more deserving of that last walk to the scaffold - that crack of the neck at the end of a rope - than the Beast of Baghdad, the Hitler of the Tigris, the man who murdered untold hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis while spraying chemical weapons over his enemies? Our masters will tell us in a few hours that it is a "great day" for Iraqis and will hope that the Muslim world will forget that his death sentence was signed - by the Iraqi "government", but on behalf of the Americans - on the very eve of the Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, the moment of greatest forgiveness in the Arab world. <br><br> <i>But history will record that the Arabs and other Muslims and, indeed, many millions in the West, will ask another question this weekend, a question that will not be posed in other Western newspapers because it is not the narrative laid down for us by our presidents and prime ministers - what about the other guilty men?</i>

Author:  no1important [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:09 am ]
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He should of been sent to the Hague for a fair trial and not this Kangaroo Court that had their mind made up.

Shouldn't some US officials be "hung" as well? Hell they backed Saddam for a long time, even when he was allegedly killing his own people. The US has put violent dictators into power for years, like Pinochet from Chile and yet the US government holds itself hi and mighty and is not held responsible for their actions.

Saddam should of been tried at the Hague (like Milosovic) and if found guilty, sentenced to life in prison.


I know Saddam was a bad man but who backed him for so long? As well I would accept and respect a guilty verdict if he was tried where he should of been...at the Hague, thats why they have a war crimes etc trial section at the Hague. But they do not have the death penalty and Bush wants him dead and that is one of the reasons I believe Iraq has a death penalty because of Bush.

I do not accept that verdict or sentence from that Kangaroo court. The way this whole Saddam thing was handled is very disturbing and upsetting.

Isn't Saddam really a POW? I thought POW's could not be handed over to the enemy?

Iraq would of been better off without the Death Penalty but their American masters wanted it and the Death Penalty is no deterrent just an action for revenge.

Author:  Diogenes [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:09 am ]
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Don'tcha just LOVE selective just us?



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When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence. -Gary Lloyd
or *lex ferenda"

Author:  jensonj [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:12 am ]
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It started out as the threat of WDM's and the war on terror, then it was Saddam Hussein and liberation, now who is going to be the next U.S. bad guy?

All I hear is that it is the Iraqi people who did it not the USA. Well, the people in the Iraqi government were picked by the US and Britain to run in the elections, Iraqi Judges were picked by the US and Britain as well as trained in the UK and finally the defence lawyers and the trial rules were picked and laid out by the US.

Nope, no involvement at all?

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Difficult decisions are a privilege of rank.

Author:  rearguard [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:52 am ]
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Looks like I screwed up this whole thread with italics - sorry, I've had a beer or two, or was it three ...

Author:  rearguard [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:18 am ]
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"He should of been sent to the Hague for a fair trial"

Keeping in mind that the USG tried to have Saddam assassinated while murdering innocent Iraqi's in the process - for that no trial was needed at all, fair or not.

As bad as Saddam was, he's a pussy cat compared to those who had him killed.

Author:  Diogenes [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:55 am ]
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looks great to me I just had a toke hehehehe


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When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence. -Gary Lloyd
or *lex ferenda"

Author:  Diogenes [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:00 am ]
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*now who is going to be the next U.S. bad guy?"

Harper is in the running ;-)

and we're so conviently close


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When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence. -Gary Lloyd
or *lex ferenda"

Author:  Deacon [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:05 am ]
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I can just imagine the party taking place this weekend at the Bush mansion.

GWB: I got him fer ya, Daddy.

GHWB: Son, you done me proud.

That hanging wasn't justice.

It was revenge, plain and simple.

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"and the knowledge they fear is a weapon to be used against them"

"The Weapon" - Rush

Author:  Ed Deak [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:46 am ]
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But then, politics are the most disgusting human occupation, so what is new?

Having been sentenced to death at 18 by an NCO cangaroo court for "treason", I don't want to see our present world rulers, or anybody, executed, but locked up in a nice, circular jail where they could swear at each other across the courtyard and thump their scriptures till they croak.

Ed Deak.

Author:  Dr Caleb [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:38 pm ]
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</i><p> Just a post to fix italics.<p><p>---<br>"I think it's important to always carry enough technology to restart civilization, should it be necessary." Mark Tilden<br />

Author:  Diogenes [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:06 pm ]
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I recieved in response to an email this reply from one of the lawyers in my collction, yes I collect them as I did with other curiousities.

"The essence of the law is deceit" Fredric Bastiat

amongst the other things rumoured of or said of Saddam
his end came through a deceit.

Selective righteousness can be enlikened to the sham poo I cite.
all thatwas served by the murder of Saddam was *just us*

WHAT ALWAYS AMAZES ME THOUGH IS THOSE BEING TRIED, OOPS
those being tried, never implicate their accussers

For those who believe, quite blindly, in law and yet neither know law nor will take time to even scratch the surface of it I say this:

He who knows not and knows not he knows not, he is a fool. Shun him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is simple. Teach him.
He who knows and knows not he knows, he is asleep. Awaken him.
He who knows and knows that he knows, he is wise. Follow him.
What does it say off those whe elect fools to follow?



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When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence. -Gary Lloyd
or *lex ferenda"

Author:  jensonj [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:07 pm ]
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What was the rush?

To do it at begining of a Muslim Holiday and the end of a Christian holiday now we have this to remember every year in the news.

Question; will we be also reminded that he was a friend and ally to the United States at the same time when he committed these atrocities and the US did nothing then?


What about the executioners’ beening masked? If it was such a good and noble thing then why hide?


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Perception is two thirds of what we perceive reality to be.

Difficult decisions are a privilege of rank.

Author:  boflaade [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:09 pm ]
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Very ant-climatic. The invasion was to rid the world of WMD that wasn't in the Americans hands. None were found and we later learn that none were to be. Then we are told it was an invasion to end a dictatorship and bring democracy. So billion$ were spent, a country devastated and the residents, misplaced. The list of the dead is so vast, that only a selected few are on it. Prisons are stuffed with the "suspected" and even though it's denied, a civil war is added to the chaos.

So who was this guy Saddam Hussein, again?

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