Skip to comments.Mass grave link to Chemical Ali
Posted on 02/05/2005 4:21:35 PM PST by MadIvan
A GRAVE holding 30 bodies has been found in the garden of an opulent villa where sadistic parties are said to have been hosted by the Iraqi general known as Chemical Ali, writes Adam Nathan.
Police who found the grave say General Ali Hassan alMajid, a cousin of Saddam Hussein who got his nickname from the gas attacks he mounted on the Kurds of northern Iraq, used to entertain house guests with a party game that involved shooting prisoners tied to metal posts in the garden.
Major Jasin Hamed Taleb, 43, a police intelligence officer, said local farmers had witnessed several such killings and had shown him a site in the garden where they had seen bodies being buried.
We had not noticed the site and it was not until you were on it that you could smell the bodies, he said.
Photographs of the mass grave have been sent to prosecutors in Baghdad to be used as evidence in al-Majids trial, which is expected to begin in May. Iraqi sources in Baghdad said the former general would face charges in connection with the suppression of the Shiite uprising in southern Iraq in 1991 as well as the gassing of the Kurds in Halabja, in the north, in 1988.
It has emerged that tapes of al-Majid threatening in his distinctive high-pitched voice to cut up his victims like cucumbers are likely to be broadcast in court.
The tapes, which record al-Majids foul-mouthed tirades at Baath party meetings, are part of a large body of evidence handed to prosecutors.
Al-Majid, number two in Americas pack of cards depicting the most-wanted members of Saddams regime, is heard vowing to swamp Kurdish villages with clouds of poison gas. He says so many will die that troops will have to bury them with bulldozers.
I reread the article and I understand it to say the bodies were in the back yard of one of his houses and that they were shot during "parties." That would seem to be a different thing from his gassing the Kurds. But like you, I believe he might have used gas at other times too. The "parties" could have been as recent as the week before we got there.
[he's still a piker compared to Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot - and the far left had no problem apologizing away those misdeeds.]
The Pacifism As A Policy crowd will ALWAYS wash its hands of genocide.
Yeah, right. As we all know from the news media, there never were any WMDs in Iraq. It was all a Bush lie.
I fully expect that the first order of business for the new Iraqi parliment will be to order the trials to begin.
Let's all be peaceful and loving.....let's sing "Kum-bay-ya, Kum-by-ya.." as the chemical gas wafts over us.
I guess the left is still waiting for the fantasy of that Utopian communist state. The only true communists were the monasteries and nunneries....and they had a hard time with everyone getting along peacefully with just one small community at a time!
I say to the liberals....."Get thee to a nunnery!"
Stand corrected. Will go back to sleep now.
And don't forget Sadams great free DU healthcare plan. Yippy!!!
In my goulish mind, I think his victims would enjoy him being there. Particularly buried alive. Make sure he see's their bones.
Probably shouldn't only read every other paragraph.
You got this from the New York Times,right? NOT!
I have noticed over the years that the typical older white liberal NYC female tends to ultimately believe (when pressed during an argument) that abortion is necessary to prevent too many poor people from having alot of children. They view abortion as almost a mercy killing--a way to get rid of imperfect offspring they don't want or to prevent eventual child neglect that they imagine poor children experience.
I have no lefty friends nor do I desire any. They are unworthy of my friendship.
Gee, and I thought it was an "oasis" until we ruined it.
I consider it good for their hearts and souls and that's good enough for me :)
To each his own. You have my sympathies!!:-)
Uday and Husay had racks in their "pleasure garden" for this, as well. My son (who was there) has pictures of them.
I can't wait for this sick b*st*rd's trial.
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