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  • A Demand for Hussein's Release: Sunni Chieftains Also Urge Resistance Against U.S-Led Forces

    09/02/2006 6:27:25 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 29 replies · 663+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 3 2006 | Amit R. Paley and Saad Sarhan
    A coalition of 300 Iraqi tribal leaders on Saturday demanded the release of Saddam Hussein so he could reclaim the presidency and also called for armed resistance against U.S.-led forces. The clan chieftains, who were mostly Sunni Arabs and included the head of the 1.5 million-member al-Obeidi tribe, said they planned to hold rallies in Sunni cities throughout the country to insist that Hussein be freed and that the charges against him and his co-defendants dropped. Hussein is being tried on charges of genocide and other alleged crimes arising from the Iraqi government's killing and forced relocation of ethnic Kurds...
  • Marines make Saddam watch self as 'gay' Satan lover

    08/29/2006 7:26:10 PM PDT · by jdm · 23 replies · 1,477+ views
    WND ^ | August 29, 2006
    Saddam Hussein is being forced to watch a cartoon version of himself have a homosexual relationship with Satan the devil in the movie version of "South Park." That according to Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the animated series, who spoke at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Parker and Stone say U.S. Marines are making the ousted Iraqi dictator watch the episode "repeatedly." "I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie," Stone said, according to the Sun newspaper. "That's really adding insult to injury. I bet...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-29-06 (DUmmies Outraged Over "South Park" Torture Of Saddam)

    08/29/2006 12:46:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 97 replies · 1,899+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 29, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The DUmmies have found a new human rights cause that they can rally behind. It is to protest the "torture" of Saddam Hussein by forcing him to watch the South Park movie, in which he is Satan's gay lover, over and over again. As you can see in this Yahoo! News ARTICLE, the South Park creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, said that the U.S. Marines guarding the former Iraqi dictator are forcing him to watch South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut over and over again. You can get an idea of the "torture" that Saddam is being subjected...
  • Hussein forced to watch 'South Park'

    08/28/2006 3:14:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 57 replies · 2,370+ views
    Digital Spy ^ | August 28, 2006
    Saddam Hussein has been forced to watch South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, according to the film's co-creator Matt Stone. The former Iraqi leader is portrayed in the movie as a homosexual who is in a relationship with the devil, and Stone claims the prisoner is being forced to watch it "repeatedly" as he is held by US Marines. The South Park movie was banned on release in Iraq seven years ago. Stone reveals: "I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie. That's really adding insult to injury....
  • Saddam's cartoon capers (Forced to repeatedly watch South Park movie)

    08/28/2006 2:25:26 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 30 replies · 2,071+ views
    The Press Association ^ | Monday August 28, 08:11 AM
    Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is being made to watch his appearance in cult cartoon South Park while he is behind bars. The deposed leader on trial in Iraq was featured in the movie spin-off as the lover of the devil. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut featured Hussein and Satan attempting to take over the world together. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said US Marines guarding the former dictator during his trial for genocide were making him watch the movie "repeatedly". "I have it on pretty good information from...
  • Saddam's cartoon torture

    08/27/2006 6:58:48 PM PDT · by Central Scrutiniser · 51 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Sun ^ | August 27, 2006 | Sara Natham
    Saddam's cartoon torture By SARA NATHAM TV Editor TOPPLED dictator Saddam Hussein is being tormented in jail – by being forced to watch HIMSELF in South Park. The evil tyrant is portrayed in the movie version of the cult cartoon as the Devil’s gay lover. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut was banned in Iraq on its launch in 1999 for showing Saddam as a homosexual. The film featured him trying to take over the world with Satan. He is currently behind bars in Iraq as he stands trial on charges of genocide. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt...
  • Chemical Weapons: As Trial Begins, Poison Attack Haunts Kurds

    08/21/2006 6:08:36 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 307+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 21, 2006 | EDWARD WONG
    Max Becherer/Polaris, for The New York Times A cemetery in Sewsenan, a Kurdish village in northern Iraq, holds the remains of nearly 70 people killed in a chemical attack by Saddam Hussein’s military forces on March 22, 1988. SEWSENAN, Iraq, Aug. 18 — When death came to this village, it had a sweet smell, like perfume. “People wanted to inhale it,” Robitan Hama Amin said. So went Mr. Amin’s memory of the first encounter between the Kurds of this mountain redoubt and Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons. The attack came at dinnertime on March 22, 1988. Mr. Amin had just...
  • Saddam faces genocide charges Monday (2nd trial is for 1987-88 Kurd war crimes , "Operation Anfal")

    08/20/2006 9:20:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 1,109+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/20/06 | Rawya Regah - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A new legal chapter opens Monday for Saddam Hussein when the ousted Iraqi leader goes on trial for a second time, charged with genocide and war crimes from his scorched-earth offensive against Kurds nearly two decades ago. The case against Saddam and six co-defendants is tied to the deaths of tens of thousands of people during the Iraqi army's "Operation Anfal" — Arabic for "spoils of war" — and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. The 1987-88 crackdown was aimed at crushing independence-minded Kurdish militias and clearing all Kurds from the northern region along the border with...
  • Saddam’s genocide trial revives Kurd anger

    08/20/2006 5:40:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies · 395+ views
    The Peninsula ^ | 8/21/2006 | AFP
    BAGHDAD • Iraq's ousted leader Saddam Hussein will return to the dock today to face genocide charges in a highly-charged case that has revived bitter memories among the country's Kurdish minority. The imprisoned strongman has been exercising and eating well in preparation for his appointment with the Iraqi High Tribunal, according to US officials, but he is not alone in awaiting the day with keen anticipation. "I am waiting patiently to see him in court so that I can quench my thirst to see him humiliated," said Kurdish villager Abdullah Mohammed, who blames Saddam for the killing of his three...
  • Handwritten letter from (ex) President Saddam Hussein to the American people (Barf)

    07/28/2006 3:44:41 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 18 replies · 687+ views (Uday's old website) ^ | 7/7/06 | The thug Saddam Hussein
    Peace upon those who believe in peace and desire it, and the mercy of God and His blessings. I address you in this letter from the place of my confinement, as my attempt on the basis of my moral, human, and constitutional responsibility so that no one among you might say that no one came to us with a message of peace after the war began, refuting the arguments for it and desiring peace for you and for our upright, loyal, heroic people. And as I say this, I do no know whether my brothers and comrades who are leading...
  • Saddam forced into court for defence arguments

    07/26/2006 7:24:23 AM PDT · by Republicain · 8 replies · 286+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/26/2006
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - Deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was forced to attend his trial on charges of crimes against humanity and declared that if convicted he would rather be shot than hanged. Appearing vigorous on the 18th day of a hunger strike Wednesday, Saddam was made to appear and hear a court-appointed defence lawyer make the final arguments on his behalf, as his defence team are boycotting the hearings. "Remember that Saddam was a soldier and that therefore, if he is condemned to death, he should be shot and not hanged," Saddam declared, speaking of himself in the third person...
  • Saddam Still in Hospital As Trial Resumes

    07/24/2006 1:07:44 PM PDT · by Marine_Uncle · 52 replies · 649+ views
    Las Vegas SUN ^ | 07/24/06 | BUSHRA JUHI
    0723dv-saddam-hospitalized Saddam Hussein's half brother argued with the chief judge Monday and accused a court employee of shaking down a relative for money as the trial entered its final phase without the hospitalized former president. Barzan Ibrahim, a former intelligence chief, was the only one of the eight defendants in court when the trial resumed after a two-week break to continue hearing final summations. After summations, the five-judge panel will adjourn to consider a verdict, which could include death by hanging for Saddam and two co-defendants, including Barzan. Saddam, 69, remained hospitalized Monday, taking nutrition through a feeding tube, court...
  • Hussein Writes to Americans, Urging Iraqi Pullout

    07/20/2006 4:03:00 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 996+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 20 2006 | EDWARD WONG
    Defense lawyers for Saddam Hussein released a letter on Thursday that he recently wrote in prison that attempts to persuade the American people to demand a troop pullout because President Bush misled them into the Iraq war. The 5,000-word letter is a rambling treatise outlining what Mr. Hussein asserts are the false reasons that the Bush administration used to justify the war in Iraq, from weapons of mass destruction to Iraqi links with Al Qaeda. Mr. Hussein blames Iran and pro-Israel interests for helping lead the Americans into war. He invokes the specter of Vietnam and the spirit of Mao...
  • Saddam gets hunger strike counselling

    07/19/2006 7:01:26 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 386+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 20 July 2006
    SADDAM Hussein is receiving psychiatric counselling to convince him to start eating again after 12 days on hunger strike in a US military prison. Saying that the 69-year-old ousted Iraqi president was still refusing food but taking liquid nourishment, a US spokesman said such counselling was part of additional daily medical care for inmates who risked damaging their health by their actions. "Medical and mental health professionals counsel the detainees on the dangers," Lieutenant Colonel Keir-Kevin Curry said. "They try to convince the detainees to end their fast." Saddam and three co-defendants who last ate on July 7 are all...
  • Saddam 'warns Syria against alliance with Iran'

    Amman - Toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has issued a warning to the Syrian leadership 'not to go too far in its alliance with Iran,' blaming Tehran for the current flare-up of violence in the Middle East, the head of Saddam's defence team claimed Tuesday. Iraqi lawyer Khalil Duleimi told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that he and another member of the defence panel, Ziyad Najdawi, met with the former Iraqi president at his place of custody in Baghdad on Monday for three and a half hours. 'The president told us that the Syrian leadership should not go too far in its...
  • Saddam started another hunger strike five days ago

    07/12/2006 7:01:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 577+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | July 12, 2006
    Iraq - Saddam Hussein in hunger strike since five days BAGHDAD - Saddam Hussein and three of its co-defendants have been in hunger strike for five days, announced Wednesday the army American, thus confirming a declaration of lawyer of the former president. The ex president would go however well thanks to an enriched drink. The four strikers have refused to feed for Friday evening, protesting against the procedures of their lawsuit for crime against humanity and claiming more safety for their lawyers. A third of them was killed last month.
  • Saddam ends hunger strike

    06/22/2006 10:52:17 PM PDT · by james500 · 35 replies · 765+ views
    ABC News ^ | Friday, June 23, 2006
    Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has ended his hunger strike, which he launched to protest the killing of a member of his defence team.
  • Saddam ends hunger strike after missing one meal

    06/23/2006 7:35:55 PM PDT · by JingoJim · 39 replies · 1,123+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/23 | Reuters News
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein ended a brief hunger strike after missing just one meal in his U.S.-run prison, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday. The former Iraqi leader had refused lunch Thursday in protest at the killing of one of his lawyers by gunmen, but the spokesman said he ate his evening meal.
  • Saddam ends hunger strike after missing one meal

    06/23/2006 3:35:55 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 1,131+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 23, 2006
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein ended a brief hunger strike after missing just one meal in his U.S.-run prison, a U.S. military spokesman said on Friday. The former Iraqi leader had refused lunch on Thursday in protest at the killing of one of his lawyers by gunmen, but the spokesman said he ate his evening meal. Former Saddam aides being held in the same prison had refused to eat three meals since Wednesday evening but ended their fast with the ex-president. "They all took their dinner meal," the spokesman told Reuters. Saddam is on trial for crimes against humanity for...
  • Saddam, 7 Co-Defendants on Hunger Strike

    06/21/2006 10:41:54 AM PDT · by dinoparty · 24 replies · 575+ views ^ | June 21, 2006 | Jamal Halaby
    Saddam, 7 Co-Defendants on Hunger Strike Jun 21 1:29 PM US/Eastern Email this story By JAMAL HALABY Associated Press Writer AMMAN, Jordan Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the killing of an attorney on the defense team, Saddam's chief lawyer said. Khalil al-Dulaimi told The Associated Press, "President Saddam and other members of his leadership went on a hunger strike today to protest the killing of Khamis al-Obeidi." "They pledged not to end the strike until international protection is provided to the defense team," said al-Dulaimi, who was visiting Jordan.