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Saddam Hussein's cousin 'Chemical Ali' sentenced to death for poison gas attack which killed 5,000
Daily Mail online ^ | Jan 17, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 01/17/2010 1:39:59 PM PST by driftdiver

Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" has been sentenced to death by hanging for his involvement in a poison gas attack on the city of Halabja.

Families of some of the 5,000 Kurds killed in the 1988 attack cheered when the guilty verdict against Ali Hassan al-Majid was handed down Sunday.

Other officials in Saddam's regime, including former Defense Minister Sultan Hashim al-Taie, also received jail terms at the Iraqi High Tribunal.

The brutal attack on Halabja close to the Iranian border 22 years ago killed mostly women and children through a series of mustard and nerve gas bombings by Iraqi aircraft. Those who survived have been prone to developing cancer and birth defects are also common.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: chemicalali; chemicalweapons; deathrow; halabja; iraq; kurds; saddam; terrortrials; wmd
Don't remember hearing anything about this.
1 posted on 01/17/2010 1:40:02 PM PST by driftdiver
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To: driftdiver

For the fourth time or so, I’ve read.


2 posted on 01/17/2010 1:41:25 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: driftdiver

hear about it yesterday

ba-bye


3 posted on 01/17/2010 1:44:21 PM PST by Doogle (DID YOU FORGET...to send your FR donation?...YOU TOO LURKERS!)
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To: driftdiver

He’s been sentence to dangle several times before. Each time he’s given a date, the authorities file new charges and demand he stand trial yet again. Interesting way to escape death, demand to go to trial for new capital charges.


4 posted on 01/17/2010 1:45:11 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

Now if they could just figure out a way to extend the feeder on a cold cut slicer - start with the feet...


5 posted on 01/17/2010 1:51:21 PM PST by Eddie01 (Billy was a mountain, Ethel was a tree growing off of his shoulder)
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To: driftdiver; Fred Nerks
Ali was not alone. There were dozens of others and every one of those geniocidal maniacs should hang. Ali is a scapegoat. Genoncide is a crime against humanity but you never had the International Criminal Court of the Hague chiming in on this one!

And to think that BJ Clinton LET, yes LET this happen simply because the Kurds allied with George Bush Senior? BJ let the Kurds die by the thousands and is just as bad as Ali IMHO. BJ also let the Tutsi commit genocide in Rwanda, didn't lift a finger.

Thats why I call BJ Clinton the genocide president.

Obama is much worse than Clinton ever dared to be, you will see this before we are rid of Obama. Obama helped his cousin Odinga create tribal genocide in Kenya in 2006/2007, and unfortunately Obama will do so again.

6 posted on 01/17/2010 1:59:12 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member RA))
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To: driftdiver; Allegra


7 posted on 01/17/2010 2:08:33 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member RA))
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To: driftdiver; Candor7; Allegra
I believe that this was some of the stuff Ali used.

Photobucket

DMS 2

Al Asad Bunker

8 posted on 01/17/2010 2:37:39 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: Eagle Eye
I thought HUSSEIN didn't have any chemical weapons?

At least, thats what the red sons of bitches in control of Congress and the press keep saying over and over again.

9 posted on 01/17/2010 2:42:25 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Eagle Eye
Sarin Gas?

These do not qualify as weapons of mass destruction according to the liberal leftist a44hats, evenafter 5000 innocents were gassed in genocide.

It really is a travesty for the leftist idiots to say that. I believe that Dubyah liberated 57 million Iraqis, and many of us should start yelling it out.

10 posted on 01/17/2010 2:43:03 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member RA))
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To: driftdiver

That wasteof skin is still alive?? Should have sent him to the depths of hell a long time ago.


11 posted on 01/17/2010 2:46:26 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: driftdiver

That wasteof skin is still alive?? Should have sent him to the depths of hell a long time ago.


12 posted on 01/17/2010 2:47:29 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: Candor7

Di Methylsulfate or DMS. That and chlorine containers in the same weapons bunker.

TECHNICALLY...they are considered toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) because they have legitimate industrial uses as opposed to sarin which has no legitimate no weapon use.

However, they can be weaponized. DMS is a cousin of mustard.

Yes, these pics are for real and were taken in a weapons bunker at a base in Iraq.


13 posted on 01/17/2010 2:54:15 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: Eagle Eye

Its a laugh that the left keeps talkinng about a lack of weapons of mass destruction. Saddam maintained power with the threat of WMD.


14 posted on 01/17/2010 2:58:06 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member RA))
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To: Eagle Eye; Fred Nerks; Beckwith

BTW, thanks for these photos. They are historically significant, whch is why I pinged Fred and Beckwith


15 posted on 01/17/2010 3:04:30 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member RA))
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To: driftdiver

You don’t remember the attack or you don’t remember the trial? The attack was well publicized with pictures of the kurds lying in heaps, children, women etc. It is the main argument against the idiots saying there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They used gas to kill these kurds, if that isn’t a weapon of mass destruction I then I will eat my hat. The pictures were horrifying(an old fart used to many injustices doesn’t use horrifying lightly).


16 posted on 01/17/2010 3:10:10 PM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

I don’t remember our faithful MSM covering this recently.


17 posted on 01/17/2010 3:30:27 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Eagle Eye
Really good pictures EE.

Happy New Year.

18 posted on 01/17/2010 3:33:34 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Eagle Eye

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/di-sulfa.html

DMS

Acute (short-term) exposure of humans to the vapors of dimethyl sulfate may cause severe inflammation and necrosis of the eyes, mouth, and respiratory tract. Acute oral or inhalation exposure to dimethyl sulfate primarily damages the lungs but also injures the liver, kidneys, heart, and central nervous system (CNS), while dermal contact with dimethyl sulfate may produce severe blistering in humans. Human data on the carcinogenic effects of dimethyl sulfate are inadequate. Tumors have been observed in the nasal passages, lungs, and thorax of animals exposed to dimethyl sulfate by inhalation.


19 posted on 01/17/2010 3:33:39 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

That’s because they haven’t, they barely covered it when it happened.


20 posted on 01/17/2010 4:04:13 PM PST by calex59
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To: Candor7

thanks for the ping, Candor - I don’t expect to see much of what really happened to the thousands of Kurdish villagers in the US ‘news’ - they didn’t show the thousands Saddam poisoned from the air before the war, they didn’t show it during the war, and they certainly won’t show it now.


21 posted on 01/17/2010 4:07:33 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Candor7

I took these and made my report back in ‘04.


22 posted on 01/17/2010 4:18:59 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: Fred Nerks
Hi Fred. Things are hot in Massachusetts.Beckwith has a report on his pages. The tide is turning, hopefully not too late. Yes, the left has studiously ignored Clinton's and Obama's support of genocide in Rwanda, Kurdistan,and Kenya. But we leave spoor for the future, when the left will again accept genocide or perpetrate it. Its all the same to the left. I actually fear for the Haitian people.They are quickly discovering that Obama is no saviour.The only aid they will get will be politically correct, which may mean very little aid and a lot of force designed to evacuate Haiti wholesale to the USA ( votes for 2012 and a very large "race card.").They will fight him of course, when they discover what game is afoot.The risk of genocide is very real in Haiti now.
23 posted on 01/17/2010 4:19:14 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member RA))
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To: Eagle Eye; Beckwith; Fred Nerks

Y9ou will have several Freepers interested in what you saw. Beckwith maybe one of them


24 posted on 01/17/2010 4:20:33 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member RA))
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To: jwalsh07

Thanks and Best Wishes to you and yours as well.


25 posted on 01/17/2010 4:21:34 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: driftdiver

26 posted on 01/17/2010 4:22:43 PM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: JRios1968

Its really too bad you can only hang these guys once.


27 posted on 01/17/2010 4:23:59 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I didn’t expect the DMS when I went to investigate the bunker and really didn’t know what it was until I was able to research it a couple hours later.

As I read the MSDS and other literature I began to cough, sniff, have some itching and felt a little tightness in my chest...and I had to reassure myself that I was only experiencing psychosomatic symptoms as I read the signs and symptoms of exposure.

It’s funny now of course.


28 posted on 01/17/2010 4:47:20 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: Eagle Eye

“It’s funny now of course.”

Funny in a sick kinda of way.

Good thing you never found any WMD. sheesh


29 posted on 01/17/2010 5:11:48 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Good thing WMD's, mass graves, and buried aircraft were all rumors.

Iraqi Air Farce Taqqidum

30 posted on 01/17/2010 5:27:52 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: Eagle Eye

How would they ever get those to fly again after burying them?


31 posted on 01/17/2010 5:48:38 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
They had them submerged in the wadi's around Al Asad as well. Not like this one though they were totally hidden except from the air.

Al Asad Oasis

32 posted on 01/17/2010 7:26:59 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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