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(Yahoo)   Saddam prefers firing squad to gallows. At least he's realistic   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 196
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2006-07-26 04:54:51 PM  
Calamity Jesus: 2. Arab != Muslim, you racist fark.

I'm going to let that slide, considering the ignorance of your statement in general. Last time I checked, the whole destabilization of Iraq is because of Sunni vs. Shiite ideology, not because the ignorant Americans are stuck there trying to clean up their own mess; the Iraqui Muslims are doing a fine job of making a mess all by themselves. The secular Iraquis just want the hell away from all of that mess. I never meant to insinuate that all Iraquis are religeous Muslims, but the majority are, and are one one side of the bombing line or the other. My statement was not a generalization of Arabs in any way, shape, or form.
 
2006-07-26 04:56:16 PM  
No Such Agency
No killing. You are not, after all, barbarians.

You ever watch your local news...Every night there are acts of barbarianism. You COULD just wait for the next castastrophe to happen and witness it on TV. The death penalty isn't cruel. Saddam deserves whatever he gets and it's can't/won't be too painful.

/Barbarian
 
2006-07-26 04:59:03 PM  
Is drawing and quartering really out of the question for him? Damn.
 
2006-07-26 05:03:26 PM  
hudsucker proxy, its called "sarcasm"
 
2006-07-26 05:07:08 PM  
Death by a thousand cuts (pops)

Just kidding. I'm not for execution at all. If it must be done, at least do it in the most humane way possible. Lethal injection or maybe a guillotine would be best.
 
2006-07-26 05:08:38 PM  
All the outcry against torture, and many here would torture him in revenge.

/Consistency ftw
 
2006-07-26 05:09:03 PM  
A good way to kill him would be to label him as "Conservative" and set him up before the Fark thread firing squad.
Or label him a Liberal :D
 
2006-07-26 05:09:57 PM  
Fecality .

hudsucker proxy, its called "sarcasm"
.

Sorry,
not me, but my pig-ignorance is to blame.

/It's not my fault, I have often been diagnosed with a syndrome called 'stupidity' and it has been a decisive factor in my life on most of the crossroads of my being.
//I mean, the guy from Blockbuster is qualified to make diagnoses right?
 
2006-07-26 05:10:42 PM  
I say we make Saddam president again, give him 500 billion dollars, and tell him good luck in dealing with the insurgency.
 
2006-07-26 05:23:07 PM  
Being the devious little bag of sand he is, I wouldn't be surprised if he's using reverse psychology here. Perhaps he wants to be hanged figuring it is the quickest and least painful option Iraq can offer, so he tells them he wants the firing squad.
 
2006-07-26 05:25:45 PM  
I say we harvest his organs. Hmmm. Liver.
 
2006-07-26 05:26:52 PM  
You people are farking sick.
 
2006-07-26 05:30:44 PM  
After his talk about how much he's done for Iraq and his persecution by Americans, I'm surprised he didn't go for Crucifixion.
www.digg.be
/Line on the left, one cross each.

Oh yeah, Muslim. Might not have the same meaning to him.
 
2006-07-26 05:35:49 PM  
thespindrifter,
You are half right. We unseated the only dictator brutal enough to force a people who have been killing each other for centuries to back down and disarm. He then proceeded to kill whimsically. I'm glad we got him. We still had no business going into Iraq unless we were going into the Sudan and El Salvador and all of the other horribly brutal places out there.
 
2006-07-26 05:38:08 PM  
You guys would have made great torturers under Saddam's Iraq. Thanks for proving that you are just as sick and twisted as the people you claim to hate.
 
2006-07-26 05:43:06 PM  
2006-07-26 04:50:58 PM plausdeny
It's a hemp rope!

No, hemp is bad, mmkay? Because hemp is just like marijuana (at least to a DEA agent without a field THC measuring kit, with only his Mark I Eyeball), and marijuana is bad, mmkay? So no hemp for you.

We'll just have to use good old American petroleum based synthetics instead. Fresh from the proud synthesis vats at DuPont, a product in use since the Greatest Generation of WWII, a length of stout nylon line. Have at it, guys!

/Yeah, imagine using nylon for a hanging
//hint, nylon STRETCHES
 
2006-07-26 05:44:44 PM  
We should have just sent in Jack Bauer to interrogate him...

/You're running out of time!!!
 
2006-07-26 05:44:46 PM  
Rumsfeld on the Left.

You-know-who on the right.

They look pretty friendly to me.
 
2006-07-26 05:44:47 PM  
Why don't we just administer the death penalty by strapping a good amount of TNT to their heads? If you've gotta be killed by the state that's definitely the way to go. That's just an example, there are all sorts of safer and more humane ways to kill people than lethal injection.
 
2006-07-26 05:45:53 PM  
fark ate my image

i70.photobucket.com
 
2006-07-26 05:50:08 PM  
stvdallas: We should have just sent in Jack Bauer to interrogate him...

Absolutely not. He's only available to aid the U.S. government for 24 hours every year or two, and there are many more valuable uses for that time.
 
2006-07-26 05:59:41 PM  
shoot him in the kneecaps


let him bleed out
 
2006-07-26 06:07:48 PM  
Make him live with Rosie O'Donnell for a year and he will probably just committ suicide anyway possible.
 
2006-07-26 06:13:18 PM  
If you are ever put in that position, firing squad is the right way to go.

Hanging takes 15 minutes, minimum, and during all that time you know you're going to get it. Quite often there's not enough impact to snap your neck, and you hang there and choke slowly; it can take an hour.

Firing squad is one big impact, then you slump there and the blood runs out. Darkness closes in easily, there are no good ways but that one is not too bad.
 
2006-07-26 06:16:07 PM  
Death, no matter how administered, would be the easy way out for him.

True punishment for him would be a life sentence of 24/7 of solitary in the Supermax, in a perpetually brightly lit cell (no lights out, ever...) with a TV that has only one channel running popular women's programming like Oprah and The View on a 24/7 loop at full volume, and which can't be shut off or disconnected.

Now that would be worse than death...
 
2006-07-26 06:17:07 PM  
Tat'dGreaser

they should pull a Clockwork Orange on him. tape his eyes open and show video of woman holding jobs, not wearing veils, divorcing........

Umm, while he was psychopathic murderous bastard, he wasn't a religious fanatic. Women were much freer under Saddam than in most other Middle Eastern countries, and certainly much more than they are now. They were allowed all these things you listed and more.

I mean how many 'great rulers' and 'reformers' in western history didn't have a lot of blood on their hands? It's only since the last century or so that mass murder has become more and more frowned upon.
 
2006-07-26 06:27:55 PM  
Germaniac:
Umm, while he was psychopathic murderous bastard, he wasn't a religious fanatic. Women were much freer under Saddam than in most other Middle Eastern countries, and certainly much more than they are now. They were allowed all these things you listed and more.

I mean how many 'great rulers' and 'reformers' in western history didn't have a lot of blood on their hands? It's only since the last century or so that mass murder has become more and more frowned upon.


umm while there might some truth to that.. you're scaring me.. being German and all.. you're not allowed to become Chancellor ok? Das ist Verboten!
 
2006-07-26 06:29:14 PM  
Let him go.



In the national stadium, filled with his victims' mothers and grandmothers. Bare hands only.
 
2006-07-26 06:38:30 PM  
Let's give him to Mongo!
 
2006-07-26 06:39:44 PM  
Gravitholus: Let's give him to Mongo!

No, Mongo tired of being pawn...in game of life.
 
2006-07-26 06:44:14 PM  
Feed him to Mr. Wu's pigs - alive that is.
 
2006-07-26 06:52:25 PM  
NeilNeilOrangePeel:

All I'm saying is that under different circumstances, maybe if things had happened half a century earlier or so, Saddam might have been remembered as the guy who led the Middle East into the modern age.

I know you were being sarcastic, but I can assure you have no desire to assume power through a reign of terror and rule the world with an iron fist ... well, not yet anyway.
 
2006-07-26 06:55:10 PM  
How abouts we ebay off 5 spots on the firing squad? Money raised goes to charity. It'd make an interesting line up.
 
2006-07-26 06:56:33 PM  
Hangin's too good for him.

Burnin's too good for him.

He should be cut up into little bitty pieces and BURIED ALIVE!
 
2006-07-26 07:00:04 PM  
dan.siroccostation.com
Saddam, you have a visitor...
 
2006-07-26 08:01:05 PM  
Buck Angel is still my choice.. He'd either make Saddam want to kill himself, or have a heart attack.

/Cant get mental image of Buck Angel in full military battle uniform out of my head
 
2006-07-26 08:22:06 PM  
Oh come on you guys, all these posts and not one "You Can't Do That On Television" reference?

For shame!

/Go ahead and put it over there. By the fire! WAIT! *bangbang*
//Or Blackadder Goes Forth for that matter. "I'm a bit of a gab you see.... REDYAIMFIRE!!! It all comes out at once"
 
2006-07-26 08:29:12 PM  
What the hell are we waiting for? Throw his a$$ in a meat grinder already and get it over with! Everyone knows that scumbag is guilty, and of course he's not going to cooperate. If he's smart he'll just pretend to be insane and get away with his murderous crimes like Andrea Yates.
 
2006-07-26 08:43:53 PM  
he used them to kill thousands of iraqis, so they must be good enough for him!

Silly Saddam, some things will never change
 
2006-07-26 09:05:48 PM  
Good Lord there are a lot of barbaric people here today. Shouldn't we show that we are better than monsters like Saddam? Personally I think we should lock him up in a nice deep dark prison and never let him see the sky again for the rest of his natural life, and treat him well in prison so he has a long life in that cell. If we have to kill him, and I being anti Capital Punishment say we shouldn't, kill him the way he prefers, shoot him and do it so he dies instantly. He is still dead what more do you want? Or are you just such vengeful animals that you want to just satisfy your blood list? And how can you claim to be a better person if thats the truth?
 
2006-07-26 09:12:54 PM  
I have often wondered why the troops who captured him didn't just waste him. What could they do? Court martial the guy? He would have been hailed as a hero, probably gotten a medal, and had his choice of women and free beer for life.

Instead we captured him, let him make a mockery of the Iraq judical system, give him a soapbox to shout from to inflame tensions.

We should have sent him to join his sons, Uday, Osay, and Otay.
 
2006-07-26 09:20:57 PM  
thumbtack: I have often wondered why the troops who captured him didn't just waste him. What could they do? Court martial the guy? He would have been hailed as a hero, probably gotten a medal, and had his choice of women and free beer for life.

Instead we captured him, let him make a mockery of the Iraq judical system, give him a soapbox to shout from to inflame tensions.


Americans didn't capture Hussein, Iraqi's did. American's just showed up for the photo-ops and to pull him out of the "spider-hole."

The Iraqi's proabably mistakenly thought that if they turned over Hussein that the American's would leave since no WMD's had been found up to that point (or there after.)

I guess the Iraqi's didn't understand that all wars are ultimately about natural resources, not people, religion or ideology.
 
2006-07-26 11:40:19 PM  
When sadam took power in 1973 all of the existing leaders were rounded up and put on tv for a public trial and execution. The man who was running the tv station that night was a guy by the name of david carson who now lives in mildura ,Australia. I worked for David for a year and it was during that time that he told me this story. David was basicly running the tv station that night because he was from austalia and therefor would be less likely to sabotage the broadcast.
First sadam stripped the men of there office , cutting the stripes off there uniforms.
Then Sadam Tried the men as civilians ,found them guilty of treason and had them killed .
Anyway sadam had all these people shot on live tv ,David said some of them were almost cut in half by bulits.
Sadam needs the same treatment , public humiliation , then death
/true story
 
2006-07-27 12:21:41 AM  
Methinks he oughta slide down a mile long razor blade into a bucket of alcohol.
 
2006-07-27 03:02:12 AM  
d.yimg.com
YOU'RE THE MAN NOW DOG!
 
2006-07-27 04:15:04 PM  
Firing squad eh? I say give the man what he wants. But round one should be blanks.
 
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