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SADDAM Sentenced to Death by Hanging!

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posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:14 AM
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The Bad boy of Iraq has been sentenced by his Peers.



Ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of crimes against humanity in ordering the deaths of 148 Shiite villagers.

Visibly trembling, Saddam cried: "Long live Iraq. Long live the Iraqi people. God is greater than the occupier."

Here


It has been predicted violence will increase


[edit on 5-11-2006 by NumberCruncher]




posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:21 AM
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Ohh its Sunday already there! Yep..and his brother.









[edit on 5-11-2006 by ThePieMaN]



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:24 AM
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LOL you just got that edit in before i quoted you my furry little friend.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:26 AM
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Brilliant... just friggen brilliant.
Saddam is about to become a martyr.
His words will now outlive him to be taken up by dissatisfied Iraqis. They are going to remember him as the man who gave his live to keep the American Opressors out of Iraq.

By hanging Saddam, they will make him larger than life. His memory as a martyr is much more dangerous than he ever could be in a cell.

Killing him is just effing stupid.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:28 AM
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Given the current security situation in Iraq Sentencing Saddam to death is the only viable option on the table. The problem is that once Saddam is excuted he cant be tried for other crimes.
Mind you there is no point Sentencing someone to death twice.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:37 AM
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Originally posted by xpert11
Given the current security situation in Iraq Sentencing Saddam to death is the only viable option on the table.

How does killing a captive, defanged, former political leader help the situation?

All it's going to do is throw fuel on the fire.

Alive and pathetic, Saddam makes a very powerful statement. He's been rendered helpless and robbed of all his power.

Dead, he's a martyr.

People still don't seem to understand that the "terrorist" mentality is different from ours. We're talking about a people who believe that there is no greater purpose in life than to die for their ideals. By killing Saddam for his actions, they are only making him into a hero for these people. A martyr. The greatest hero possible.

Please... I might be missing something, but what is gained in that?



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:48 AM
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Actually i agree, they should keep him alive.

I actually wrote what they should do with him while keeping him alive but decided the idea may reflect badly on me, but yes if they kill him i guess it sort of Matyrs him.

Funnily enough there is worse fates than Death.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:49 AM
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As someone who has lived in Iraq for more than 10 years, I can assure you that at least 95% of the population are now celebrating as a result of this verdict. It does, however, make some Iraqi's more angry at the US because they have now succeeded in ridding the world of Saddam. Those select few don't want to see the US succeed in anything, let alone seeing a man who was once their leader go under dirt under Bush's watch.

[edit on 5-11-2006 by Impreza]



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:00 AM
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Originally posted by BitRaiser
How does killing a captive, defanged, former political leader help the situation?


It prevents an insurgent group from busting Saddam out of jail.
If Saddam and his croines had been tried and were to be imprisoned in another countrie I would agree with you. There are plently of martyrs already so what diifernce will one more make ?
Cheers xpert11.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:10 AM
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Nice timing cons.

Too bad this isn't going to keep you in power come November 7.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:14 AM
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Originally posted by BitRaiser
Brilliant... just friggen brilliant.
Saddam is about to become a martyr.
His words will now outlive him to be taken up by dissatisfied Iraqis. They are going to remember him as the man who gave his live to keep the American Opressors out of Iraq.

By hanging Saddam, they will make him larger than life. His memory as a martyr is much more dangerous than he ever could be in a cell.

Killing him is just effing stupid.




The former leader looked shocked and furious as the sentence was passed, and continued to shout, denouncing the court, the judge and the US-led occupation force in Iraq.

But the BBC's world affairs editor John Simpson said that after his tirade, as he was led away from the courtroom, Saddam Hussein seemed to have a small smile on his face.

"It was as if he was thinking 'I've come here and done what I intended to do'," our correspondent said.




Ya might be right :S



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:16 AM
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Hoorah! And just before the US Mid Terms too, what a stroke of luck for Bunnypants and the boys, to have a great "victory" to wave about


I still wonder what exactly they are trying him for? The invasion and subsequent violence has killed many more Iraqis than Saddam did. As for the killing of those who attempted to oust him, what would our own governments have done faced with armed insurrection and a direct threat to their power? Would they have just sent in the police to fire rubber bullets and CS gas or would they send in the army to quell a rebellion?
When you look at it logically, he's no more guilty than our own leaders, who have blood on their hands too, lots of it.

He tortured and killed Iraqi people, well so have our guys, government sanctioned no less. He killed those who opposed his rule, well so are our folks, every day since the invasion. I see no real difference here. He'd actually spent a lot of money in the 70's and 80's making Iraq one of the most westernised of the ME countries, yet we bombed it all to pieces and then, here's the good bit for the corporate chaps, charge them (and the US and UK taxpayers) to rebuild it all again. The big corporations with their no-bid contracts are laughing all the way to the bank, despite the death and misery involved. But hey, they're just a bunch of Arabs right?

Before anyone starts flinging the "terrorist lover" or "Saddam apologist" names about, I'd like to make it clear I have no love for this deranged dictator. However, he was OUR dictator when it suited OUR leaders, so they are to blame as much as Saddam for the deaths of Iraqis during his rule and so should be tried as well.

The outcome of this Kangaroo court was inevitable, the timing of the sentence was impeccable (well, it was actually timed to come before the mid terms, no surprise there)



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:19 AM
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I'm just wondering if the anticipation of this sentencing was the fuel behind the reports of Muslims warning U.S. Muslims to leave the U.S. I may just be paranoid, but I feel that there will be repercussions for this.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:20 AM
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This truely is saddening. Some of us agree with his place he had, and the methods he used. We also disagree with the interference of democracy.
Anyway...

Originally posted by xpert11
It prevents an insurgent group from busting Saddam out of jail.

His death isn't the only viable option. No-one has even contemplated 'busting' him out thus far. Even if he was, would it really be so bad? He would not be able to take power again.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:20 AM
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Without any WMD's in iraq, the next excuse was human rights and saddam and i highly doubt the US is going to give up on plan B. The question to this answere was answered a long time ago.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:24 AM
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hurray!!!
after 650.000 casaultys..(still rising)..and an civil-war to come on..."justice"is done!
Again the world has proven that the word "democraty"is still written in blood....

Lets praise Amerika for there great victory saddam is hanged...after all he didden't had the [ admin edit: removed childish language.]


someone else did.......

[edit on 11-5-2006 by Springer]



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:40 AM
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As I said in the other thread...this is not over yet. This case will set a precedence in Iraq. A few of you have mentioned all the civilian casualties. This is very important. The same way he as the leader of his country was responsible for the deaths of those 128 people, those responsible for the deaths of the 1000's of Iraqi's will also be held responsible. The citizens of Iraq will begin to file suits soon afterwards just watch and see.

Once they found out he was not guilty of WMD or collusion with Al-queda they should have picked him up, dusted off his suit and gave him an option to live in exile in a country that would take him in and support him financially. This will be a big mistake.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:42 AM
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the only thing that will be achieved by the execution of saddam is increased violence in Iraq more Iraqis being killed more coalition troops being killed and more recruits for the insurgents . Once again a well thought policy by the great US government. Surely it would have been better to let him rot in a prison cell for the rest of his life. It was shown that in the Northern Ireland conflict that putting the terrorists in prison was a far better way to deter people becoming terrorists making martyrs of people only increases support



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:45 AM
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Gear how do you know that an insurgent group isnt contemplating busting Saddam out of jail ?
Bear in mind that an insurgent group could bid there time waiting for the security situation is more in there favour. This would also give the insurgent group time to infiltrate the prison. There is also the possibility that an insurgent group could attepted an assassination or try to smuggle Saddam into another countrie.

Never underestimate what the enemy might do.

The longer that Saddam is behind bars the greater the risk that something along the lines that I outlined above will happen. Now if Saddam was to be located in a jail outside of Iraq it would a whole differnt ball game. Its worth noting that depending on the Iraqi legal system Saddam could be kept alive for years by the appeals process.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 05:53 AM
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Originally posted by ressiv
hurray!!!
after 650.000 casaultys..(still rising)..and an civil-war to come on..."justice"is done!
Again the world has proven that the word "democraty"is still written in blood....

Lets praise Amerika for there great victory saddam is hanged...after all he didden't had the biggest "dick"


someone else did.......


I am sorry , but this is the most ignorant statement I have ever read here. A little America hating, huh? I don't know you, and I don't want to , but you have got some serious issues. That 650,000 casualty number is HIGHLY questionable, and is being examined as we speak, sir. This is an outlandishly high number, yes, even during wartime. The estimated number that is more likely is around 50,000.

As for the rest of your comments about "Amerika", dicks, Saddam's crimes, etc, forget it. I'm not even going there for you.



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