Saddam's execution 'is imminent'

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  1. krish

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    Isn't Saddam still in US custody, that could be a problem in terms of carrying out the sentence as quickly as suggested.
     
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  4. krish

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    there's obviously a shroud of secrecy at the moment, but various reports from his legal representatives, from the appeal court judge, and about his brothers visiting him, his personal effects being collected, etc, indicate that its all set to happen this morning
     
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    Saddam confirmed dead.

    Apparently footage will be released to the media...:thumbsdow
     
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    yep he's gone.

    I'm dreading the backlash from fanatic groups to this news. They should have just let him rot somewhere.
     
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    And if it isn't we can rely on the Mirror to fake it.

    Barbaric.
     
  9. krish

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    I doubt you'll notice the difference ;)

    The de facto ongoing civil war is predominantly a result of of Shia-hating Islamists, sectarianism, mercenary/corrupt officials, anarchy as a result of lack of governance, and general hatred towards the triumphalist trigger-happy occupying forces of the US who invaded their country illegally. There are the peed off Saddam-loving Baathists, but they really are a minority who have no ideology, and no major support amongst Iraqis; so any additional violence due to the perceived martyrdom of Saddam will be a drop in the ocean.
     
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    One "Butcher" bites the dust.
    Thats O.K., but when are we going to see Bush, who has caused the death of many hundreds of thousands, and should also be tried as a mass-murderer, come to trial ?
    Never, I guess, since it is just another case of "Might is Right" :mad:
     
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    Just seen his last moments in TV. Simply barbaric! Shame for bush, saddam (at least in face) faced death with courage

     
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    Quite ironic that it's taken the death of over 100'000 people to execute a person for the death of 148.
     
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    It wasn't shown on 'normal' TV was it??
     
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    just seen in BBC world / Al Jazeera

     
  15. krish

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    It is (news 24 and BBC online) - not the actual hanging but the moments leading up to it, and no stills of his body; the executioners/observers are all in balaclavas. I don't think the actual moments of execution will be released; though no doubt will leak on to the internet.
     
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    I actually felt sort of let down by this news.

    Hard to get my words right here without be described as a "sympathiser".

    Basically I know the death penalty exists in many countries but this ones sort of feels like we've done it albeit it is under the umbrella of an Iraq court.

    His record in human rights is despicable but I sort of feel we've lowered oursleves to his level. When the Beeb and the like cover execution in the US they always seem to handle it with a slight sadness and dignity but not so in this case.

    Guess its just my anti death penalty stand.
     
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    I think the way in which he was executed and filmed was barbaric.

    Many people say it was a flawed trial. A flawed trial after an illegal war - hardly a triumph for western values
     
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    Anyone else waiting for the conspiracy theories about it? I know I am. He'll probably be sharing a flat somewhere with Elvis.
     
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    Although many will say that the trial had flaws, no-one will dispute the fact that he was guilty of mass murder.
     
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    Am not saying that he wasn’t guilty. But do we need to stoop as low and video tape him being killed? They don’t broadcast executions in America? Don’t get me wrong am not a sympathizer. But i think his trial became a media circus and he was marked as guilty even before the trial started….hardly what one can call fair is it?

    I also think it’s a travesty that the media and newly formed Iraq government then elect to video tape his hanging and the conditions in which it was carried out?

    We were highly critical of his invasion of Kuwait and responded with force. Kind of ironic then that we later invade his country, kill thousands of people in the pursuit of WMD and find nothing?

    When are we going to put Mr Bush on trial?

    The whole situation is a shambles, we have our brave service men and women in another country, taking risks based on flawed intelligence? Why?

    Because Mr Bush needed to be seen to respond as a result of 9/11? Oil?

    Are we any better, than when Saddam invaded Kuwait?

    Its time we pulled out and brought a boys and girls home. Time we stopped wasting our tax payers money on a war that we shouldn’t have taken part it.

    Eye for and eye, has never worked. And never will.
     
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    I think the videotaping of his execution was more to do with letting the Iraqi people know he was never coming back.
     
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    so Bush and Blair should also be hung then??

    not sure how many of you are aware, but today is the Muslim holy day of Eid al Adah, it should be a day of celebration for all Muslims. To execute Saddam on this day IMO is very wrong and shows to what lengths Bush/ Blair are willing to go to antagonise Muslims. The situation is volatile enough as it is. They do these things on purpose to increase the hysteria.
     
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    let's not turn this into another Bush and Blair are guilty thread.

    I am against capital punishment and am saddened by this .
     
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    Yep and IMHO, their executions should take place in the americans so called "camp justice"

    where do they get these names from :rolleyes:
     
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    We have thousands of troops in Iraq, and the fact that his trial and guilty verdict would have been more than enough to prove that he wasn’t coming back. Failing that, then one picture of his body after the execution should have sufficed. It did when his son was killed and he was equally feared.

    How many Iraqi people will see this on TV? Isn’t this more for us? Isn’t this propaganda at its best trying to show that what we did was right and just?

    Has justice been served? Or is it a just another life taken?
     
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    It seems that even on this holy day Muslims are still busy killing each other as a car bomb in in the southern Iraqi city of Kufa has killed at least 31 innocent people with another 45 people injured.

    At least Bush & Blair were only responsible for the death of a mass murderer today.
     
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    It was filmed to kill off conspiracy theories that he might be alive somewhere etc.
     
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    Could not agree more with that!
     
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    In some way he was an enemy of muslims. He killed enough of them. It was muslim justice that also decided to execute him. In the west we would have given life. In countries like Iran etc it would have been a public execution.
     
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    or was it to make sure that people knew he was dead in order to make a martyr of him, to try and increase the hostilities?
     
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