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Saddam's men 'buried family alive'
Herald Sun ^ | 9 October 2006 | Kawther Abdul-Amir

Posted on 10/09/2006 6:06:07 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher

SADDAM Hussein's forces buried a Kurdish family alive in a mass grave in northern Iraq in the 1980s, a witness told the genocide trial of the ousted Iraqi leader today.

The Kurdish woman, sitting to the left of the judges and speaking from behind a curtain to protect her identity, was the latest witness to give testimony about Saddam's 1988 Anfal (Spoils of War) campaign against the Kurds in northern Iraq.

"I know the fate of my family. They were buried alive," she told the court through a translator. "I would like to ask Saddam a question: 'What was the guilt of women and children?".

She did not say how many members of her family were buried alive. Prosecutors said identity cards belonging to members of her family had been found in mass graves in Kurdistan.

Thousands of Kurds, including many women and children, were taken from their villages, executed and then dumped in mass graves in northern and southern Iraq, prosecutors say.

Saddam's trial resumed today after a two-week break. Chaos reigned at the previous session, when Saddam was repeatedly ejected from the courtroom and his lawyers walked out over the sacking of the chief judge.

Saddam and his six co-accused were present today, but their defence team continued to boycott the trial in protest at the Government's dismissal of chief judge Abdullah al-Amiri for saying Saddam was "not a dictator".

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buriedalive; hanghim; murderer; saddam; trial
I suppose the 'Rats maintain he's just 'misunderstood"...
1 posted on 10/09/2006 6:06:08 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Isn't the 1st verdict and Death Sentence due any day now????


2 posted on 10/09/2006 6:08:28 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I wish they would just execute him and get it over with, he is longing to be in a much warmer place.


3 posted on 10/09/2006 6:10:46 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: theDentist

Long OVERDUE, I would have thought.


4 posted on 10/09/2006 6:13:17 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Oh c'mon people, this allegedly distraught woman is just a Karl Rove PLANT!!!

/sarc off


5 posted on 10/09/2006 6:14:14 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Impossible. We all know that the atrocities only began after the evil George Bush and Karl Rove invaded Iraq.

The MSM told me so.
6 posted on 10/09/2006 6:17:54 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 53:1))
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To: Aussie Dasher

But didn't they have free healthcare? That's gotta count for something.


7 posted on 10/09/2006 6:18:19 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Dustbunny; theDentist

Yeah, I'm sick of the way this just drags on forever. Just read the verdict from the first trial, sentence him to death, drag him out of the courtroom and string him up.


8 posted on 10/09/2006 6:19:04 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Yet we see more moral outrage at Hastert for not resigning last week!


9 posted on 10/09/2006 6:20:07 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

This "trial" is a farce. How does the accused walk out of a trial? Shoot him and be done with it. Anything else is giving him the opportunity to work his way back into power.


10 posted on 10/09/2006 6:20:31 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Aussie Dasher

If the MSM were in support of our actions in Iraq, this would be all over the front pages and in the headlines.


11 posted on 10/09/2006 6:23:23 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet
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To: Aussie Dasher

It would be a lot easier on everyone if Saddam died from"Natural Causes" in his cell. There must be a doctor somewhere in Iraq who could arrange this.

He should die of a "Heart Attack" , be autopsied by "Experts" ,be cremated and his ashes flushed down the nearest toilet all within hours.

The Kennedy's should be able to give good advice, they took care of John-John in this manner quickly before a drug test could be given at an autopsy.


12 posted on 10/09/2006 6:25:25 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

If this trial is going to go on like this until they hear every single accusation against Saddam, then Saddam is never going to be executed. He will die a peaceful death in prison.


13 posted on 10/09/2006 6:25:31 AM PDT by blueberry12
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To: Aussie Dasher

well that makes me feel good, that during Gulf War I, we came along with bulldozers and plowed under hundreds of Saddams finest right in their trenches.....


14 posted on 10/09/2006 6:38:53 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: sgtbono2002

Why don't they just give him the Jim McDougal treatment where they pump you full of Lasix (a diuretic) and then give you another medicine that keep you from urinating.


15 posted on 10/09/2006 6:44:40 AM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: Aussie Dasher

Adolph Hussein


16 posted on 10/09/2006 6:59:24 AM PDT by RoadTest (He that rebuketh a man, afterward shall find more favor than he that flattereth with the tongue.Prov)
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I like this extended trial.

Right before my eyes Saddam has gone from being the rabid monster of childhood nightmares to being a sad old mangy wolf with broken teeth.

Reading about his rants in court have really opened my eyes to the truth about Saddam and others like him. Sick enough to viciously murder thousands but not man enough to hear his victims tell the tales.
17 posted on 10/09/2006 7:05:51 AM PDT by Casie
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To: blueberry12

The reason why this trail is taking so long is, it sends a strong message to the other middle east rulers, that your day is coming. and a message to the peoples of the area that they to can hold their leaders accountable. Not so long ago saddam would've just been taken out and shot, by holding this very public trial they are showing the other Arabs that they are going to have a nation of laws, laws that apply even to the likes of Saddam.
For the Arab world this trial is a very big deal.


18 posted on 10/09/2006 7:13:53 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: blueberry12

"If this trial is going to go on like this until they hear every single accusation against Saddam, then Saddam is never going to be executed. He will die a peaceful death in prison."

Actually it's worse than that. If this drags out until after the 2008 elections it's likely the US will pull out and Saddam will be released and back in power the next day. I have never understood why he wasn't shot in the hole where they found him?


19 posted on 10/09/2006 7:29:43 AM PDT by monday
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To: Aussie Dasher
~buried people ALIVE....

~ injected nerve agent into Beagle puppies and filmed their jolting and shaking reactions until their deaths....

But the Left says:

~ don't bother with Saddam, and

~ it's Bush's fault.

20 posted on 10/09/2006 7:42:38 AM PDT by NordP (America: There are more Patriots than Punks!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
If the mainstream liberal bias media would report on the trial of Saddam 1/32 as much as they did for O.J., or 1/64 as much as Blather gate fake documents, their ratings would obviously go up....

Why isn't this newsworthy, it is the trial of a fallen dictator of the land of former land of Babylon now Irag?

"I know the fate of my family. They were buried alive," she told the court through a translator. "I would like to ask Saddam a question: 'What was the guilt of women and children?".


perhaps this is just obvious non-news.

Saddam brutally mass murdered many innocent people.
The sun will rise tomorrow.
21 posted on 10/09/2006 8:11:14 AM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: FreedomProtector
Irag->Iraq
22 posted on 10/09/2006 8:12:18 AM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: theDentist

The sooner the better. I'm ready for a new tagline then.


23 posted on 10/09/2006 8:20:12 AM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi! Saddam)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I believe there is a tradition of burying the convicted in dirt up to their chest and letting members of the victim's family throw stones at the convicted until they die.

Seems like a pretty good idea in this case.


24 posted on 10/09/2006 11:46:10 AM PDT by BJClinton (Celebrate diversity: re-elect Congressman Foley!)
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To: Aussie Dasher; All

My neighbor says we should just talk these kind of things over with people......that 'war is not necessary in this day and age'(Randi Rhodes told her so).


25 posted on 10/09/2006 11:49:12 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: NordP

I remember this puppy episode.....do you remember when that was??


26 posted on 10/09/2006 11:50:30 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: sgtbono2002

"It would be a lot easier on everyone if Saddam died from"Natural Causes" in his cell."



If Iraqi democracy is to take hold, it would be much better if Saddam Hussein was executed following due process of law.


27 posted on 10/09/2006 12:20:05 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: Fawn
Hi Fawn, It would have to be pre-April, 2003...as I have a post about how mad I was at PETA that they went off on some other tangent, definitely NOT as important as the Saddam/puppy deal. I think it was a few months prior to that, so I'm thinking late, 2002???

Sorry I can't be more help.

28 posted on 10/09/2006 1:01:36 PM PDT by NordP (America: There are more Patriots than Punks!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Saddamn is a serial killer...


29 posted on 10/09/2006 1:04:01 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: NordP
Yes....correct year...here's the story:
http://edition.cnn.com/2002/US/08/19/terror.tape.chemical/
30 posted on 10/09/2006 2:00:49 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Its a matter of opinion.


31 posted on 10/09/2006 2:11:51 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Fawn
Actually, the one I saw on TV involved many Beagle puppies, and it was about Saddam having videotaped their deaths.

All in all, what horrible people--to DO this. It makes my blood boil with rage.

32 posted on 10/09/2006 4:51:13 PM PDT by NordP (America: There are more Patriots than Punks!)
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To: NordP
It makes my blood boil with rage.

Ditto.....drives me so crazy...

33 posted on 10/09/2006 4:56:01 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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