Dec 29 - Hussein has been executed

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 12 years ago '06        #41
Cezaroh 1 heat pts
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^^^^true i thought hanging waas cruel nasty if the video comes out they should of gave him the lethal injection not as cruel.
 12 years ago '04        #42
MochaWhitey 10 heat pts10
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finally!
 12-29-2006, 08:23 PM         #43
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they shoulda tied him to a post, stripped his a.ss nekkid, beat the p!ss outta him wit monkey wrenches, cut off his hands, feet, and balls (just the balls not the D) poured gass all over him, let it soak for a minute or two, then set the motherfu*ker on fire......gettin hung is the easy way out...glad he dead tho
 12-29-2006, 08:23 PM         #44
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been executed, according to two Arabic language media outlets.

Hussein was hanged before dawn on Saturday in Iraq, at about 6 a.m. (10 p.m. Friday ET), the U.S.-backed Al-Hurra television reported.

Earleri, Munir Haddad, a judge on the appeals court that upheld the former dictator's death sentence, and an adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki each confirmed the paperwork needed for Hussein's execution had been prepared late Friday.

"All the procedures have been completed," Haddad said.

At the same time, a U.S. district judge refused a request to stay the execution. (Read U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's decision (pdf))

Attorney Nicholas Gilman said in an application for a restraining order, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington, that a stay would allow Hussein "to be informed of his rights and take whatever action he can and may wish to pursue." (Read the court filing (pdf))

Haddad had called Gilman's filing "rubbish," and said, "It will not delay carrying out the sentence," which he called "final."

Haddad also said there is no need for a presidential decree for the implementation of the execution.

He said once the handover is completed, "the sentence will be carried out swiftly, without any delay. God willing."

Haddad, who will attend the execution, said he received a call from al-Maliki's office asking him and a prosecutor to be ready for it. (Watch what signs point to an imminent execution )

Hussein will be hanged along with two others, Barzan Hassan and Awad Bandar. All were convicted of k!lling 148 Shiite Muslims in the Iraqi town of Dujail nearly 25 years ago. (Full story)

Haddad wouldn't disclose the location of the execution and said it won't be broadcast live on TV because of human rights issues.

Meanwhile, Giovanni di Stefano, one of Hussein's defense attorneys, told CNN the U.S. military officially informed him that the former Iraqi dictator has been transferred to Iraqi authorities for his execution and that a "credible source" told him Hussein will be executed "very shortly -- in the next couple of hours."

And di Stefano indicated that the move by lawyers in the U.S. court could mean Hussein is in U.S. military custody now.

"The United States may very well have had a cause to effectively take him back in the event" a judge "grants the temporary restraining order, in which case his life would then be spared at least for a period of time or until such further order of the court," he said.

Giving Hussein to the Iraqis despite a temporary restraining order would be contempt of court, di Stefano said.

Conflicting reports These latest developments come during a day of conflicting reports over whether Hussein was in U.S. or Iraqi custody. Throughout the day, U.S. officials have not wavered in their stance that he remains in U.S. custody. (Watch speculation fly about timing of Hussein's execution )

There has been speculation that Hussein would be executed before Eid Al-Adha -- a holiday period that means Feast of the Sacrifice, celebrated by Muslims around the world at the climax of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

There is a belief that the execution could be soon because the law does not permit executions to be carried out during religious holidays.

Eid begins Saturday for Sunnis and Sunday for Shiites and lasts for four days. Hussein is a Sunni Muslim.

Baha al-Araji, a member of the Iraqi parliament from the Muqtada al-Sadr bloc, said the government is seeking the "opinion of clerics, both Sunni and Shiite, whether they can carry out the death sentence against Saddam on Saturday since it's the start of Eid."

"The clerics would issue a fatwa saying that due to exceptional circumstances the death sentence can be carried out," said al-Araji, whose political movement represents Shiite Muslims.

Sheikh Jalaleddin al-Saghir, who is both a Shiite cleric and a parliament member from the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, said, "There is absolutely no problem from a religious standpoint to carry out the death sentence at the start of Eid."

Baghdad now is in its regular overnight curfew, and Iraqi and U.S. troops are bracing for protests and violence if an execution occurs. (Watch what some Iraqis think will happen when Hussein dies )

Ministerial aides said government officials have been in "emergency meeting," and al-Araji confirmed that officials were still debating whether to execute the former Iraqi leader on Saturday.

Gallows in Green Zone Al-Araji said the scaffolding where Hussein is to be hanged is in Baghdad's Green Zone, the center of power for coalition officials.

He said he saw a judge, a cleric and a physician at the site. According to Iraqi law, these people have to be present at the execution.

"These people were told to remain there on standby waiting for orders for the government," al-Araji said.

Al-Araji told CNN that he and other parliament members and government officials have been cleared to attend the hanging.

"I would have wished for this to happen in Sadr City, where he has k!lled the most people," he said.

If the hanging does occur on Saturday, it will "most likely take place between 6 a.m. and noon," he said. Those hours translate to 10 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday in the Eastern United States.

Speaking from Doha, Qatar, Najib al-Nuaimi, one of Hussein's defense attorneys, said Hussein's "fate definitely [is] in the hands of God." (Full story)

Meeting with half-brothers Another defense lawyer, Badie Aref, told CNN that Hussein met with two of his half-brothers in his cell on Thursday and passed on messages and instructions to his family.

"President Saddam was just bracing for the worst, so he wanted to see his brothers and pass on some messages and instructions to his family," Aref said. The half brothers who visited were Sabawi and Wathban Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti, he said.

Another of Hussein's half-brothers, Barzan al-Tikriti, has been sentenced to death and is being held in Iraq under the same charges as Hussein.

Aref said the U.S. soldiers guarding Hussein on Tuesday took away a radio he kept in his cell so he could not hear news reports about his death sentence, which was confirmed that day.

"They did not want him to hear the news from the appeals court upholding the sentence," he said. "They gave him back the radio on Wednesday."

Aref said Saddam found out about the appeals court verdict "a few hours after it was announced."

Crimes against humanity Hussein was convicted on November 5 of crimes against humanity in connection with the k!llings of 148 people in the rown of Dujail after an attempt on his life.

The dictator was found guilty of murder, torture and forced deportation.

The Dujail episode falls within 12 of the worst cases out of 500 documented "baskets of crimes" during the Hussein regime.

The U.S. State Department says torture and extrajudicial k!llings followed the Dujail k!llings and that 550 men, women and children were arrested without warrants.
 12 years ago '06        #45
King Allister 36 heat pts36
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yal have no love for dude hes the best.. and il miss him and il send letters to the president saying you k!lled the only one who can control iraq
 12 years ago '04        #46
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Wow... right before our New Year's Celebrations huh?

I wouldnt be suprised if some sh*t blew up somewhere in the US.
IMO if the US really cared about or took Hussein's people's threats seriously they would've waited a couple days instead of putting any of it's citizens in a terribly vulnerable situation during the new years celebrations nationwide.
 12-29-2006, 08:29 PM         #47
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yeah its all over the news here. all hell is going to break loose now

Man this has to be one of the worst ideas for our government to do. You execute this guy right before New Years!!! If I was you I wouldn't go to far from home because there might be some activities that night.
 12-29-2006, 08:29 PM         #48
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damn i wonder how the arabs are reacting to this...
 12-29-2006, 08:29 PM         #49
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where is the actual article
 12-29-2006, 08:29 PM         #50
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I dont think anything will happen, but if somethin does I hope it happens after 8:00pm, I should be pretty sh*t housed by then....atleast I'll die a happy man doin wat I do
 12-29-2006, 08:30 PM         #51
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:finger: lights out for that fruit loop
 12 years ago '04        #52
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Well We Went Into This New Year With A pretty Good BAng...and By Bang I Mean Husseins Head Poppin Off
 12-29-2006, 08:33 PM         #53
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I'm just waiting for the Boxden Conspiracy Theorists to "proove" that Sadamm was not executed; his "double" was.

 12-29-2006, 08:33 PM         #54
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who cars he was worthless
 12 years ago '06        #55
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Technically America didn't do anything to him the Iraqi people did the deed.
 12 years ago '06        #56
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^^^it was taped *waintin' on the grouprip leak*
 12 years ago '04        #57
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Damn shame.

Even thought he was a hated dictator. RIP.

I wonder if the vid is gonna show up?
 12 years ago '05        #58
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I'm Over Here Now In Baghdad....woke Up At 5 And Seen They Were About To Execute Him.and By The Time I Got Too Work They Had Done It....it's Prolly Gonna Get Real Crazy Over Here The Next Few Days...pray For Your Boy And Everyone Else Over Here
 12 years ago '05        #59
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not vid, just confirmed link
 12-29-2006, 08:38 PM         #60
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bullsh*t...bullsh*t... RIP Sadamm
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