Saddam Execution Video

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  1. flee

    flee Well-Known Member

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    its cool :) i know some people like that
     
  2. Snooze

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    Me too. But that's beside the point.

    Justice got served, kinda. He should have had to rot in prison.
     
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    everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and mine is that it's totally sick to watch a video of a person being hanged(it's hanged and not hung right? i'm not sure haha). i mean, even though this person was a piece of ---- who ruined many lives, i still find it hard to believe that people get so excited about something that... inhumane. his execution wasn't inhumane, i mean, as someone already pointed out, if it's done correctly being hanged is actually a fairly human way to go. just getting so excited about the death of someone is kinda creepy for me...
     
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    They shouldnt have killed him, this will only incite more violence and anger among the shiites and kurds. He should have gotten a life sentence, or even torture, but not death. Not because this is inhumane, because it solves nothing, he killed people, he probably felt guilty and would've taken his own life if you let him, they just put him out of his misery. People were shouting taunts and insults at him too as he was being prepared to be hanged.

    Ah...the "inhumane" issue....hanging is a humane form of death, if only, as stated before, it is done correctly. The noose, when the trapdoor is released, tightens and is meant to break the neck, causing instantaneous death. Humane if you ask me, not like getting the chair :/
     
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    The Photo flashes (well atleast I think they were flashes) maked it seem like there was lightning, giving it an evil,scary atmsphere.
     
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    that has to be painful,it probably breaks your neck as soon as you fall.
     
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    I bet he is still alive... that was one of his stand ins.

    ~Ciel
     
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    Allthough i laughed at the picture.. If you get hanged and you break your neck, you should be happy. Because you'd die instantly, normally.
     
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    DUBAI: The former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was hanged just before daybreak on Saturday, bringing to an end an era which has left a powerful imprint on West Asia.

    Iraq's state-run television announced that Mr. Hussein was executed just before 6 a.m. local time. Fourteen Iraqi officials witnessed the hanging at a former military intelligence facility in northern Baghdad.

    Footage broadcast on Iraqi television showed masked men taking Mr. Hussein to the gallows. He was dressed in a white shirt and a dark overcoat, instead of routine prison clothes.

    A dark piece of cloth was wrapped round his neck as he approached the gallows platform. In a final act of defiance, he refused to don the customary hood offered by the hangman, moments before his execution. A Shia-run television station subsequently aired a grainy, low-quality film of his body wrapped in a white cloth.

    Sami-al-Askari, political adviser of Prime Minister Nouri-al-Maliki, who witnessed the execution, was quoted by AP as saying that Mr. Hussein shouted "God is great. The nation will be victorious and Palestine is Arab" before the rope was put round his neck.

    Earlier American troops handed over Mr. Hussein to the Iraqi officials, who took him to a judge's chamber, before leading him to the execution room.

    Mr. Hussein's two co-defendants, the former military intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim-al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed-al-Bandar, a former chief judge, would be executed at a later date.

    An Iraqi court sentenced all the three to death on November 5 following a controversial yearlong trial over the 1982 killings of 148 Shias in the town of Dujail.

    Mr. Hussein began to shape Iraq's destiny since 1968, when he successfully organised a coup that brought the Ba'ath party to power. He assumed the Presidency in 1979, and was involved in three wars — one with Iran and two with the Americans, in 1991 and 2003.

    Analysts say that the execution of Mr. Hussein, a Sunni, was likely to exacerbate sectarian tensions in Iraq.

    Within hours of the hanging, over 75 people were killed and 125 wounded in a series of bomb blasts in Shia areas across the country.

    Curfew was imposed in the city of Samarra, after 500 people staged a march in protest against the execution.

    Shiekh Yahya-al-Attawi, a leading cleric in Sunni-dominated city of Tikrit described Mr. Hussein as a "holy warrior" and a "martyr."

    In contrast, Sadr city, a power base of Shia cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, witnessed celebrations as news of the death of Mr. Hussein spread. Outside Iraq, the execution outraged pilgrims performing Haj in Makkah, because the execution came on a major religious holiday, Reuters reported.
     
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    Congratulations NorthWind, you can copy a text and paste it
     
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    Hey, look at it this way. They could've killed him lynching-style, sticking a chair or some other prop under him with a badly-calculated noose. Then everybody could've watched as his eyeballs popped out of his head as he suffocated, since that wouldn't have broken his neck like the method shown did. More candy for these kids who are having their little orgasms over the video.
     
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    Christ man, I ain't gonna click it. Much as I hate Saddam, seing a man hang... God, gives me the creeps
     
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    Seconded.

    Anyways, I seen this video the day it happened. And you know what? There's nothing more satisfying than to know, after meeting my friend's father, who was tortured by Saddam, that he was probably running around in circles with his hands in the air screaming 'YES YES YES1!!!'
     
  15. XxCarbinexX

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    lol, it sorta sounds weird saying "Man, Saddam was hung!"
     

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