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Message 492486 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 0:08:19 UTC

SADDAM LIKELY TO BE HANGED BEFORE NEW YEAR

The Iraqi government is "anxious to get Saddam's execution done" and that it is likely to be carried out before the New Year — perhaps even within the next 24 hours, a U.S. military official told FOX News.

This official says American forces are now in the process of finalizing the former Iraqi dictator's transfer to Iraqi custody and to the location where he would be executed. Several U.S. officials say they are not ruling out Saddam being put to death as early as Friday.

Hundreds of Iraqis Apply to Be Saddam Hussein's Hangman

AMMAN, Jordan — Hundreds of Iraqis have offered to act as hangman in the execution of Saddam Hussein, according to senior officials in the Baghdad Government.

Some requests have been e-mailed to the office of Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime Minister, from around the world. Mr. al-Maliki has also been directly petitioned by government officials who want to place the noose around Saddam’s neck.

Many ordinary Justice Ministry employees are too terrified to carry out an execution, fearing reprisals from the dead man’s family. Those who do volunteer to act as the executioner may well have lost a relative to violence in the post-Saddam era or had a relative killed by Saddam’s regime.


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Message 492499 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 0:25:51 UTC
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A major historical event like this... We can all watch it on TV, right?

Who'll have the better coverage, Fox or CNN? LOL

I'm not watching it on BBC, they'll be too dull with it. :-P

Get out the popcorn!
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Message 492502 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 0:28:11 UTC - in response to Message 492499.

A major historical event like this: We can all watch it on TV, right?

Who'll have the better coverage, Fox or CNN? LOL

I'm not watching it on BBC, they'll be too dull with it. :-P


I heard they're not even going to announce the time of the execution, just announce that it has been done.

I guess we could have post-hanging video, but probably not anything live.

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Message 492505 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 0:32:17 UTC - in response to Message 492502.
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A major historical event like this: We can all watch it on TV, right?

Who'll have the better coverage, Fox or CNN? LOL

I'm not watching it on BBC, they'll be too dull with it. :-P


I heard they're not even going to announce the time of the execution, just announce that it has been done.

I guess we could have post-hanging video, but probably not anything live.


They (the MEDIA) has announced that they (?) will be showing [edited] parts of the execution - this is because they have been aware that there are people - over there - that want to "SEE" it for real - so they KNOW it actually happened . . . and parts WILL be show 'live' - oh boy . . .

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Message 492507 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 0:44:39 UTC

Well I think if they are going to conduct an execution it should be public. Otherwise what's the point?
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Message 492515 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 1:09:06 UTC - in response to Message 492507.

Well I think if they are going to conduct an execution it should be public. Otherwise what's the point?

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Message 492526 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 1:19:48 UTC
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Hanging is too good for this tyrant.

He should be handed over to the marsh arabs.

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Message 492527 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 1:23:36 UTC

Zip an email off to the majors, say you want "live" coverage. ;)
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Message 492536 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 1:42:13 UTC - in response to Message 492526.

Hanging is too good for this tyrant.

He should be handed over to the marsh arabs.

Graeme.

I agree with Graeme. And 5 minutes later handed over to the Kurds.

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Message 492555 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 2:39:31 UTC - in response to Message 492551.

Hanging is too good for this tyrant.

He should be handed over to the marsh arabs.

Graeme.

I agree with Graeme. And 5 minutes later handed over to the Kurds.

Please just give us 5 minutes alone.

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Message 492679 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 7:24:55 UTC

Sorry, but i am not a supporter of a death penalty.

Yes, he was a tyrant, but the to hang Saddam is to good for him. Maybe he will going to be a martyr. Put him into jail for the rest of his life. Thats enough.
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Message 492692 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 8:14:05 UTC - in response to Message 492679.

I agree with Champ.

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Message 492695 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 8:24:35 UTC
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Saddam Hussein has been handed over by the US to the Iraqi authorities. The Iraqis have been hanging criminals for a year now and are very used to what to do. It is unlikely that they will hang him before/over New Year since it would be akin to us hanging somebody on Christmas Day. However, they could already have done it.

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Message 492710 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 9:12:09 UTC
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I agree the man is a tyrant. But is Iraq any better off now? Is the entire Middle East any safer? Have we got Bin laden yet?

The answer is
No
No
No

We invaded a country that was not at war with us.
We said they had all these weapons of mass destruction
We said they were part of al qaeda
What possible good came from this? We captured a dictator. We succeeded in putting him to death, but are we any safer?
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Message 492720 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 9:32:33 UTC - in response to Message 492507.

Well I think if they are going to conduct an execution it should be public. Otherwise what's the point?

I agree, and make it a very short drop and don't tie his legs up.
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Message 492762 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 11:01:47 UTC - in response to Message 492710.
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I agree the man is a tyrant. But is Iraq any better off now? Is the entire Middle East any safer? Have we got Bin laden yet?

The answer is
No
No
No

We invaded a country that was not at war with us.
We said they had all these weapons of mass destruction
We said they were part of al qaeda
What possible good came from this? We captured a dictator. We succeeded in putting him to death, but are we any safer?

Saddam Hussein was a bloodthirsty tyrant when he was the best friend of Washington in the Middle East.
It was Bush Senior who armed, and supported him.
Should one call it cynicsm or hypocrisy that he is now "handed over"?
As I have said before, the deed SHOULD have been done the minute he was captured. He should have been
shot "trying to escape". [edit] And his corpse put on display like that of Mussolini. [/edit]
Killing him now will do nothing for peace in the Area.
Yet another mistake.

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Message 492809 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 12:24:27 UTC - in response to Message 492679.
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Sorry, but i am not a supporter of a death penalty.

Yes, he was a tyrant, but the to hang Saddam is to good for him. Maybe he will going to be a martyr. Put him into jail for the rest of his life. Thats enough.

I agree. Can't imagine how many more people will be killed because of his execution. It will set off a mass of suicide bombings.

Anyway life in prison is worse than execution IMHO.
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Message 492953 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 14:15:21 UTC

No Rumor, Saddam will be handed over today.
Possible Hanging within 24 hours.
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Message 492959 - Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 14:27:17 UTC - in response to Message 492507.

Well I think if they are going to conduct an execution it should be public. Otherwise what's the point?

Al Jazeera TV will probably show it live. I think they have a branch in New York and maybe Europe too.

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