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  • Cell-phone video of Saddam hanging emerges

    12/30/2006 11:17:39 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 53 replies · 16,004+ views
    WBOC ^ | 12-30-06 | Staff
    NEW YORK You can see video of just about everything on the Internet -- and that includes Saddam Hussein's execution. Iraqi authorities haven't released any video. But some video apparently taken with a cell phone has emerged on the Internet. It clearly shows Saddam falling to his death and briefly swinging on a rope, with his neck grotesquely bent. None of the U-S T-V networks have used those images, although some are using the parts leading up to the trap door opening. Iraqi state T-V earlier carried video of men in black ski masks placing the noose around Saddam's neck....
  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    12/30/2006 6:53:38 PM PST · by dighton · 67 replies · 4,215+ views
    1886 | Ambrose Bierce
    A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. The man’s hands were behind his back, the wrists bound with a cord. A rope closely encircled his neck. It was attached to a stout cross-timber above his head and the slack fell to the level of his knees. Some loose boards laid upon the sleepers supporting the metals of the railway supplied a footing for him and his executioners—two private soldiers of the Federal army, directed by a sergeant who in civil life may have been a deputy sheriff. At...
  • Video of Saddam Hussein Being Executed(Warning! Very Graphic.)

    12/30/2006 6:30:07 PM PST · by kellynla · 78 replies · 7,830+ views
    Google ^ | 12/30/2006 | staff
    Video of Saddam Hussein being executed.
  • Arab haj pilgrims outraged at Saddam execution

    12/30/2006 11:55:38 AM PST · by indcons · 68 replies · 1,638+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Dec 30, 2006 | Souhail Karam
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Pilgrims in Mecca expressed outrage on Saturday that Iraqi authorities had chosen to execute former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on a major religious holiday, saying it was an insult to Muslims. Sunni Arabs at the haj were shocked at Saddam's death which followed his conviction for crimes against humanity against Iraqi Shi'ites. Nawaf al-Harbi, a Saudi national speaking outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, said Saddam's hanging during the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, was an insult to Muslims. "I don't want to believe it. Saddam cannot die. Is this the good news...
  • Footage of Hanging being shown now on Iraqi TV!

    12/30/2006 12:59:18 AM PST · by Brit_Guy · 507 replies · 52,803+ views
    BBC ^ | 30 Dec 2006
    Iraqi TV is now showing edited footage of the execution of Saddam.
  • Hussein executed with 'fear in his face'

    12/29/2006 10:42:54 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 38 replies · 2,111+ views
    CNN ^ | December 30, 2006 | Staff
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi dictator who spent his last years in captivity after his ruthless regime was toppled by the U.S.-led coalition in 2003, was hanged before dawn Saturday for crimes committed in a brutal crackdown during his reign. The execution took place shortly after 6 a.m. (10 p.m. Friday ET), Iraq's national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, told Iraqi television. "This dark page has been turned over," Rubaie said. "Saddam is gone. Today Iraq is an Iraq for all the Iraqis, and all the Iraqis are looking forward. ... The [Hussein] era has gone forever."...
  • Saddam Hussein Executed (Updated Links 1-8-07)

    12/29/2006 7:08:40 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 1,176 replies · 66,408+ views
    <p>The Drop Broke Saddam's neck killing him instantly. At the executions following the Nuremberg Trials others were not so lucky.</p> <p>"..The executions, in a brightly lighted prison gymnasium where three looming black wooden gallows had been erected, were witnessed by a handful of Allied military officers and eight journalists, one of whom, Kingsbury Smith of International News Service, wrote a famous newspaper article, "The Execution of Nazi War Criminals, 16 October 1946," based on his eyewitness observations. Although Smith discreetly omitted mentioning it, the experienced Army hangman, Master Sgt. John C. Woods, botched the executions. A number of the hanged Nazis died, not quickly from a broken neck as intended, but agonizingly from slow strangulation. Ribbentrop and Sauckel each took 14 minutes to choke to death, while Keitel, whose death was the most painful, struggled for 24 minutes at the end of the rope before expiring..."</p>
  • The Processes of Judicial Hanging - with technicals and gore.

    12/29/2006 6:04:36 PM PST · by kokonut · 1 replies · 482+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | Dec. 29, 2006 | KK
    Also, a few questions about the hanging. Will the judicial hanging be the short drop, standard drop or long drop? Go to Richard Clark's website (no, not that Richard A. Clarke) on the details on hangings, how hanging causes death and the equipment used in hangings. Quite an interesting read. Be forwarned. Some links contain graphic images. Though it'll be interesting to know...
  • Religious Scholars Endorse Execution of Saddam, Others

    12/29/2006 10:03:23 AM PST · by dighton · 38 replies · 1,277+ views
    Al Bwahaha ^ | ibn-Camp, al-Kricfalusi
    And so do we, by heck.
  • Source: Saddam Execution Likely By Sunday (On Drudge Video May not be Shown)

    12/28/2006 10:25:00 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 53 replies · 3,568+ views
    CBS ^ | Dec. 29, 2006 | Staff
    CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston reports Iraqis, members of the coalition and international representatives will witness the execution. Iraqi officials have said that Saddam's final moments will be videotaped by the government. "We will video everything," National Security adviser Mouffak al Rubaie said. "All documentation will be videoed. Taking him from his cell to the execution is going to be videoed, and the actual execution will be documented and videoed." It's not clear whether the videotape will be broadcast on Iraqi television.
  • Saddam to hang within 30 days (Calls for TV-On Drudge)

    12/26/2006 7:01:04 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 57 replies · 1,756+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | December 27, 2006 | Brian Whitaker
    Saddam Hussein could be hanged within days after the rejection of his appeal by Iraq's highest court yesterday. The former Iraqi dictator was sentenced to death in November over the killing of 148 Shia Muslims from the town of Dujail in 1982. He is facing another trial accused of genocide against the Kurds - but that may now never be completed. The death sentence from the first trial must be implemented within 30 days, the chief judge, Aref Shahin, said yesterday, hinting that it could come even sooner: "From tomorrow, any day could be the day of implementation." Iraq's prime...
  • Japan: Four hanged on Christmas Day

    12/26/2006 1:14:31 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 86 replies · 2,858+ views
    Four prisoners, including two men in their seventies, were hanged on Christmas Day as the Japanese Government ended a 15-month moratorium on the death penalty. The hangings were the first since September 2005, when a convicted murderer was executed. The death penalty is supported widely in Japan and analysts said that the Government wanted to carry out executions in 2006, which would have been the first year without hangings since 1992. The timing of the executions has been condemned by Christians, who makes up 1 per cent of the largely Shinto and Buddhist country. “It was such an insensitive act,”...
  • Suitable for hanging: Chicago's gallows sold (to Ripley's Believe It or Not)

    12/08/2006 7:52:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 242+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/06 | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Escaped convict "Terrible" Tommy O'Connor can rest a little easier. The warped wooden gallows used more than a century ago to hang convicts in Chicago, beginning with those condemned for the May 4, 1886, Haymarket Square riot, has been bought at auction by Ripley's Believe It or Not museums for $68,000, Mastro Auctions said on Thursday. Between 1887 and 1927, 86 men were hanged from the gallows built to execute those convicted of inciting the violence at the labor rally in which eight policemen died. Four of the supposed conspirators were hanged from the gallows. The contraption...
  • China bought bomber secrets

    11/23/2006 1:31:41 PM PST · by SelectiveJNJ · 136 replies · 6,898+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2006 | Bill Gertz
    China obtained secret stealth technology used on B-2 bomber engines from a Hawaii-based spy ring in a compromise U.S. officials say will allow Beijing to copy or counter a key weapon in the Pentagon's new strategy against China. Details of the classified defense technology related to the B-2's engine exhaust system and its ability to avoid detection by infrared sensors were sold to Chinese officials by former defense contractor Noshir S. Gowadia, an Indian-born citizen charged with spying in a federal indictment released by prosecutors in Hawaii.
  • Saddam Standing In A Puddle With A Noose Around His Neck (Cartoon)

    11/07/2006 11:41:38 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 26 replies · 2,699+ views
    Gabrielle Cusumano/ ^ | November 7, 2006 | Cartoon: Cox & Forkum, article: G. Cusumano
    Thanks to our American soldiers in Iraq, to President George W. Bush, Rummy, Senator Rick Santorum and Rep. Pete Hoestra (The Guys Who Made Sure Captured Iraqi Documents were posted to the Web where jveritas could find them and translated them) [ 2001 Iraqi Document: Saddam Approved the Re-Use of Nuclear Equipments (Important Translation). Pentagon/FMSO website for Iraq Pre-war documents ^ | October 24 2006 | jveritas] and [Iraqi Document: Saddam Regime Spying on the IAEA (Congressman Hoekstra is Right) (Translation) Pentagon/FMSO website for Iraq Pre-war documents ^ | November 4 2006 | jveritas] and prove that Saddam...
  • Saddam calls for reconciliation

    11/07/2006 7:15:47 AM PST · by MadIvan · 61 replies · 1,582+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 7, 2006 | Staff
    Saddam Hussein has urged Iraqis to seek reconciliation, two days after being sentenced to death by hanging for crimes against humanity."I call on all Iraqis, Arabs and Kurds, to forgive, reconcile and shake hands," the former president told the court in a separate trial for genocide. He is being tried with six others for his role in a military campaign against the Kurds in the late 1980s. More than 180,000 people are alleged to have died in the Anfal campaign. Saddam Hussein was subdued in court on Tuesday, in contrast to his defiance on Sunday as his death sentence was...
  • Saddam will be hanged 'by end-January'

    11/06/2006 2:31:09 PM PST · by MadIvan · 41 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Times ^ | November 6, 2006 | Ned Parker
    The former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will be hanged by the end of January, a senior member of Nouri al-Maliki’s Dawa party predicted today as an around-the-clock curfew kept the lid on sectarian violence after the deposed dictator was sentenced to death."I don’t think it will drag on beyond January of next year," said MP Haider al-Abadi, who is a confidant to the Iraqi Prime Minister. The 69-year-old strongman was sentenced to death yesterday for ordering a brutal crackdown that claimed the lives of 148 Shia from the village of Dujail, north of Baghdad, after a 1982 assassination attempt on...
  • UN criticizes Saddam Hussein's death penalty (Surprise, surprise!)

    11/05/2006 10:23:03 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 73 replies · 3,102+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-05-06 | JPost Staff
    The UN on Sunday criticized the decision to sentence Saddam Hussein to death, calling upon local authorities to refuse the to hang the ex-leader. UN Human Rights Commission head Louise Arbour said that the "appeal process is reliable and a vital part of the fair judicial procedure." Army Radio reported. She said that "the results of the appeal will what they will be," and Arbour expressed hope that the Iraqi government would suspend its death sentence.
  • UN call for moratorium on executions

    11/05/2006 4:37:08 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 94 replies · 1,942+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 November 2006
    UN human rights chief Louise Arbour today called for a moratorium on executions after former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court. She also called for the rights of defendants to a fair appeal to be “fully respected”. “A credible appeals process is an essential part of fair-trial guarantees,” she said in a statement. “This is particularly important in this instance, in which the death penalty has been imposed. “Those convicted today should have every opportunity to exhaust their appellate remedies in a fair way, and whatever the outcome of an appeal, I hope the...
  • The Day of Justice (An Exclusive Dispatch From Baghdad)

    11/05/2006 6:24:27 AM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 11 replies · 650+ views ^ | 11-5-2006 | PJM in Baghdad
    Baghdad is living tense hours awaiting the announcement of a verdict by the special tribunal against Saddam. First, the defense ministry announced canceling all leaves and vacations for all personnel then the government declared a curfew for tomorrow in Baghdad, Salah Addin, Diyala and Anbar. Baghdad's international airport will also be closed from Sunday morning "until further notice" according to al-Iraqiya state TV. Today, heavy presence of police forces is visible in Baghdad and a few districts like Adhamiya and Ghazaliya are, partially or completely, locked from the rest of the capital with roadblocks and checkpoint. However, the situation is...