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'Chemical Ali' executed, Iraqi government spokesman says
CNN ^ | January 254, 2010

Posted on 01/25/2010 9:09:45 AM PST by Second Amendment First

Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed -- also known as Chemical Ali -- was executed Monday, an Iraqi government spokesman said.

He was hanged after having been convicted on 13 counts of killings and genocide, Ali al-Dabagh said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chemicalali; chemicalweapons; deathrow; execution; iraq; iraqijustice; saddam; wmd

1 posted on 01/25/2010 9:09:45 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 01/25/2010 9:11:52 AM PST by Bones Boy
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To: Second Amendment First
13 counts of genocide ~ and to think there are people around, mostly Democrats, who don't believe Saddam's regime was engaged in crimes against humanity.

You just know Senators Durbin and Leahy will be so sad today.

3 posted on 01/25/2010 9:12:28 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Second Amendment First

Too bad he wasn’t forced to breathe the same chemicals that he used to kill the Iraqi Kurds....or was he?


4 posted on 01/25/2010 9:13:02 AM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: ChrisInAR

Pix ?


5 posted on 01/25/2010 9:13:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Bones Boy

Gee I sure hope the Iraqis figured out that short drop method of hanging so that it was quick and painless.....not


6 posted on 01/25/2010 9:15:37 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“Down goes Ali!!! Down goes Ali!!!! Down goes Ali!!!”


7 posted on 01/25/2010 9:15:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First

But, but, there WERE no weapons of mass destruction, were there?!?!?! sarc/off


8 posted on 01/25/2010 9:16:45 AM PST by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: Lurker

Cue up the Allman Bros, “Tied to the Whipping Post.”


9 posted on 01/25/2010 9:19:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Second Amendment First
"Executed"? The death penalty??
The Euro-sissies and Canadians are simply appalled!
Look for all sorts of finger-wagging editorials in their newspapers. (But don't hold your breath.)
10 posted on 01/25/2010 9:20:25 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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11 posted on 01/25/2010 9:20:40 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (I Upped My Monthly Donation To FR....Now, Up Yours.....)
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To: Lurker

Old Ali lost his head today....Bush’s fault!


12 posted on 01/25/2010 9:21:47 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Second Amendment First
WIKIPEDIA:

[. . .With Kurdish resistance continuing, Ali Hassan decided to break the back of the rebellion by eradicating the civilian population of the Kurdish regions. His forces embarked on a systematic campaign of mass killings, property destruction and forced population transfer (called “Arabization”) in which thousands of Kurdish villages were razed and their inhabitants either killed or deported to the south of Iraq. A decree signed by him in June 1987 stated that “Within their jurisdiction, the armed forces must kill any human being or animal present in these areas.”[7] By 1988, some 4,000 villages had been destroyed, an estimated 180,000 Kurds had been killed and some 1.5 million had been deported.[6] He was nicknamed Chemical Ali (”Ali Kimyawi”) by the Kurds for his role in the campaign; according to Iraqi Kurdish sources, Ali Hassan openly boasted of this nickname.[8] Others dubbed him the “Butcher of Kurdistan”.[9]]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_Ali

13 posted on 01/25/2010 9:22:11 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Buh Bye. Somewhere, crowds of Kurds are dancing around their tents.


14 posted on 01/25/2010 9:23:09 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Second Amendment First

Too bad they didn’t release a video, the way they did with Saddam Hussein (the other Hussein). The families of his victims at least deserve a chance to see the hanging.


15 posted on 01/25/2010 9:23:37 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Second Amendment First
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16 posted on 01/25/2010 9:24:10 AM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: Second Amendment First

Adios, dirtbag


17 posted on 01/25/2010 9:24:28 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Second Amendment First

Do I even need to say it?

18 posted on 01/25/2010 9:24:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First

Here’s an article in the Daily Mail. I don’t know if it was separately posted here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1245924/Saddam-Husseins-notorious-cousin-Chemical-Ali-executed.html


19 posted on 01/25/2010 9:25:25 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: b4its2late

The video is even better when accompanied with Yakkety Sax ala The Benny Hill Show.


20 posted on 01/25/2010 9:25:42 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: b4its2late

The video is even better when accompanied with Yakkety Sax ala The Benny Hill Show.


21 posted on 01/25/2010 9:25:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First
"He's Dead, Jim."


22 posted on 01/25/2010 9:26:06 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Second Amendment First

Dart board for the Kurds

23 posted on 01/25/2010 9:28:03 AM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: dfwgator

Ahh, yes. Benny Hill lover here!


24 posted on 01/25/2010 9:30:57 AM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: Second Amendment First

Drat. Can't find any video. No final speech rudely interrupted by the crash of the trapdoor and applause.

He was sentenced to death four times. It appears the long delay was due to the Kurds' desire for their case to be heard fully.

25 posted on 01/25/2010 9:35:15 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: RedMDer
Shouldn’t he have been brought to the USA, given his Constitutional rights and tried in a civilian court? It just isn’t fair. /sar
26 posted on 01/25/2010 9:37:09 AM PST by animal172 (I'm so glad John Wayne isn't alive to see what has happened to our beloved country.)
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To: animal172

“Stand up Ali! Let ‘em see ya!”-—Gaffemaster B


27 posted on 01/25/2010 9:44:51 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: jdsteel

Better late than never.


28 posted on 01/25/2010 9:46:50 AM PST by takbodan (.)
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To: Second Amendment First

CNN.... The term is HANGED lady .... NOT HUNG. What a pathetic news organization.


29 posted on 01/25/2010 10:08:09 AM PST by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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CNN.... The term is HANGED lady .... NOT HUNG.

He could have been hung before he was hanged.

30 posted on 01/25/2010 10:19:11 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Second Amendment First

Welcome to hell, Mr. Ali. Now if you’ll step this way towards the fire pit...


31 posted on 01/25/2010 10:50:23 AM PST by KingofZion
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To: dfwgator

“Vengance is mine” sayeth the Lord.


32 posted on 01/25/2010 10:51:30 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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CNN.... The term is HANGED lady .... NOT HUNG. What a pathetic news organization.

"They said you was hung."

"And they was right!"

33 posted on 01/25/2010 3:19:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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