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2006-07-26 03:59:20 PM  
Fecality: Yea, no link between Saddam and terrorists. Why does the Washington Post lie?
Why did Kerry LIE?



because there was a huge push to go to war with Iraq from just about every angle?
 
2006-07-26 03:59:58 PM  
Maybe if CLINTON wasnt getting his cocked sucked by some big fat whore while in the Oval Office he would have done something about Saddam.
 
2006-07-26 04:00:15 PM  
Not connected to 9/11 != not connected to various terrorist groups.

Abu Nadal and Abu Abbas groups definitely operated out of Baghdad with Saddam's sponsorship.
 
2006-07-26 04:01:16 PM  
He sounds like a lot of farkers.

/"this case is not worth the urine of an iraqi child"
 
2006-07-26 04:01:17 PM  
He deserves to hang from his neck, like the scum he is. I cant wait to see his feet kicking.

/crosses fingers for hanging verdict
//hopes the fall wont break his neck so he will suffer
///I WANA SEE THOSE FEET KICKING
 
2006-07-26 04:03:44 PM  
Fecality: Maybe if CLINTON wasnt getting his cocked sucked by some big fat whore while in the Oval Office he would have done something about Saddam.

containment + operation desert fox = something
 
2006-07-26 04:04:46 PM  
Fecality
Maybe if CLINTON wasnt getting his cocked sucked by some big fat whore while in the Oval Office he would have done something about Saddam.


This is the part where I'm supposed to get mad and give to you the attention that you seek?
 
2006-07-26 04:04:58 PM  
No Such Agency

Yes of course, all us Lefties just LOVE a guy who was in no way leftist. Where does this idea come from anyway, except the deluded Rush-addled minds of the dumbest, most easily-led right wingers? Come on people, the Right used to have some decent arguments for their cause, not just "LOL fag!" which is all that ever seems to come out these days.

I lol'd. Seriously, though, lighten up. You're on Fark.

Now, close your eyes, click the heels of your official "Che Guevara Fan Club" ruby loafers three times, and just say "Bush is a big doody-head" over and over until you're back on Democratic Underground, okay, pumpkin?

/Okay, then. Off you go.
 
2006-07-26 04:06:00 PM  
davevodolazkiy, read "Hop-Frog."
 
2006-07-26 04:06:09 PM  
bullshiat

they stopped using the firing squad in the US to prevent criminals going down in a 'blaze of glory'

saddam thinks he's some kind of martyr

he should get the needle. assuming it works properly, him dying peacefully and quietly would be a final insult
 
2006-07-26 04:06:39 PM  
http://archives.cnn.com/2001/COMMUNITY/10/29/mylroie/

CLINTONS ADVISOR ADMITS SADDAM INVOLVED IN WTC BOMBING.
WHY DOES CLINTON LIE!?!?!??!

Laurie Mylroie is the author of "Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein's Unfinished War," which outlines her case that Iraq had a central role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. She served as an adviser on Iraq to the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. Mylroie is currently vice-president of "Information for Democracy," and the publisher of "Iraq News."

CNN: Thank you for joining us today, Laurie Mylroie, and welcome.

LAURIE MYLROIE: Hi, and thank you all for coming to the chat room.

CNN: You believe that Saddam Hussein was involved in both attacks the 1993 and September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Why?
http://archives.cnn.com/2001/COMMUNITY/10/29/mylroie/

MYLROIE: You can demonstrate to the high legal standard of beyond a reasonable doubt, which is used for criminal conviction, that Iraq was behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, by showing that Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of that bomb, was an Iraqi intelligence agent. I do that in "Study of Revenge." That bomb, in 1993, aimed to topple the north tower onto the south tower. Eight years later, someone came back and finished the job. Since Iraq was behind the first attack, it is suggestive of the point that Iraq was behind the second attack.
 
2006-07-26 04:07:06 PM  
Hahahahahaha, now all of the debating on if it was right for us to take this guy out. I love the people who want us to free him cause he was innocent and never did anything wrong. I guess that documentation of rape rooms and genocide and all of the other crap is just not enough of a reason to remove him. Ok there smart guys you have your fun in your dream land and worship this guy as your patron saint. I am going to go over here and enjoy the thought that someone did the right thing and didn't shoot him while he was still in the hole, even if it would be perfered to this crap.

So was Clinton wrong to go into Bosnia? I don't think that there is any differance in the two, except that Clinton did it to move attention off of his other activities which have already been mentioned.

/So if you call for Bush to be tried for invading Iraq do you also call for Clinton to be on trial for invading Bosnia?
//Didn't think so
 
2006-07-26 04:07:11 PM  
'S FUNNY, I DIDN'T THINK THE DAMN TRIAL WAS OVER YET!

/innocent until proven guilty
//yes that goes for asshats too
 
2006-07-26 04:07:48 PM  

Fecality:
Maybe if CLINTON wasnt getting his cocked sucked by some big fat whore while in the Oval Office he would have done something about Saddam.


clinton hadn't even met lewinsky when the "crimes" they are trying him for occurred, nor had he set foot as president into the oval office.

troll the troll baby!
 
2006-07-26 04:09:16 PM  
Donutmaker: End the unjust occupation of Iraq.

www.geocross.org
 
2006-07-26 04:09:22 PM  
Is it a Freudian thing to have so many people bring up Clinton in a thread about the execution of a President of a country?
 
2006-07-26 04:09:44 PM  

/So if you call for Bush to be tried for invading Iraq do you also call for Clinton to be on trial for invading Bosnia?
//Didn't think so


protested them both. you can now upgrade your opinion of those who disagree with you.

/you're welcome
//didn't think so
 
2006-07-26 04:10:41 PM  
Fecality

CLINTONS ADVISOR ADMITS SADDAM INVOLVED IN WTC BOMBING.
WHY DOES CLINTON LIE!?!?!??!


You see, morons like you just seem to make life so difficult for reasonable people. I loathe Clinton, but the logic of your sentence above makes me loathe you even more.
 
2006-07-26 04:10:52 PM  
yarr... saddam be preferrin' to walk the plank..

www.strk3.com

/he's a salty old dog
 
2006-07-26 04:11:36 PM  
BlindMan

Barbarians are those with a system that doesn't care about justice. Such as a system feeding and caring for a man who intentionally murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

Er, yeah... because the Mongol hordes were really big on the whole life imprisonment concept. Heck, that was a hallmark of barbarian societies for thousands of years.

Really, if you're going to just make up new definitions of words, just come up with new words.
 
2006-07-26 04:13:05 PM  
um i thought it was retarded (as in 2 + 2 = pudding) to invade Iraq

but i also think Saddam should hang

/woopity doo
//look mommy i posted an opinion!
 
2006-07-26 04:14:03 PM  
blindman


intentionally murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

I think you have him confused with hitler. You might wanna check out the actual charges before spouting nonsense.
 
2006-07-26 04:14:46 PM  
eightiesclub.tripod.com

I say we let him go.
 
2006-07-26 04:15:51 PM  
iamrobot,

Thanks, I am glad that you did, contrary to the majority of the Left in this country. It sounds like your name may be a misnomer though.
 
2006-07-26 04:16:02 PM  
The war was wrong and illegal.

Give Iraq back to Saddam. He can run it better.

Imprison Bush.
 
2006-07-26 04:17:42 PM  
I'm sure there are all kinds of intricate and gruesome methods of executions, but why don't we just shoot him, cremate his body and get it over with? Or feed him to the pigs and then eat the pigs. (mmmm. . . indirect cannibalism)

No Such Agency

You are a fool. We're looking to get rid of an undesirable and dangerous element. So we'll kill him, problem solved. If you have a tumor you don't just let it sit around, hoping it won't spread, you cut it out and incinerate it.
 
2006-07-26 04:19:22 PM  

I'd probably make the same choice, unless damn sure the gallowsmen know how to snap a neck.


And would prefer a shot to the head, not the heart. No sense wasting a heart that could be useful to somebody else.

 
2006-07-26 04:19:44 PM  
Why kill him at all? He's just a innocent wittle victim of amewican impewialism. Wet him go, i'm sure he's vewy sowwy.

FlashHarry

/against the war
//glad Saddam is in jail, though
///no, those two concepts are not mutually exclusive

The first made the second happen. He wasn't going to turn in himself nor would Interpol go and arrest him.

And congress didn't declare it, so it is NOT a war, in the same way that my girlfriend and i are not married. We live together, fark and share bills, but we are NOT married. Why? Because we AREN'T farking married... no wedding, no license. If OIF is a war, so is every bar brawl. Military action, operations, invasions etc, are not wars unless it is declared by congress. See: US Constitution, or think back to high school civics. Our troops are there because the senate says it is ok. You don't like it, you can ask the democrat senators to recall them or force a declaration of war. They haven't done so, therefore they are tacitly approving it.

He should die by stoning, let every Iraq throw a frozen tennis ball at him, it would take days and days and days. But alas, he will prolly die of old age, unlike the million of his own people he killed, or those that died in invasions of Iran and Kuwait.

/not a republican
//democrat who is tired of the left's hypocrisy and wussiness over Iraq
///american tired of partisan BS
 
2006-07-26 04:21:34 PM  
baby_hewey

problem is that i'm not so left. i just haven't agreed even remotely with a single military action that has happened in my lifetime with possibly the exeptions of Somolia and Libya.

Afghanistan if we would have done it right, and i didn't march to try to stop it, but as it stands that was a bust too.
 
2006-07-26 04:22:47 PM  
I vote for thunderdome. 2 men enter, 1 man leaves. I volunteer. Sell tickets, don't care, just want his sorry azz off my planet.
 
2006-07-26 04:24:20 PM  
I *told* you to dip them in acid second. The sharks'll never eat them now.
 
2006-07-26 04:25:40 PM  
The comfy chair, DUH
 
2006-07-26 04:28:22 PM  
Personally, I vote for reinstating gladiatorial combat. It makes perfect sense. It's immensely entertaining and popular (like WWE but with more disembowling, and without the storylines or suppressed homoeroticism), it is (was) an extremely lucrative business, it provides a quick and entertaining method to dispose of criminals, and it will surely hurtle us towards the ultimate demise of the Roman Empire American Republic.
 
2006-07-26 04:28:57 PM  
Oh my, I just read "Hop-Frog".

Never read it before, and I'm amazed that I managed to steal the idea on accident.

Cools, thanks for the reference, blink_183 and Fark Lord of the Sith.
 
2006-07-26 04:29:06 PM  
hudsucker proxy: 'S FUNNY, I DIDN'T THINK THE DAMN TRIAL WAS OVER YET!

/innocent until proven guilty
//yes that goes for asshats too


Um, wrong country. Our troops may occupy Iraq, but our laws do not; they are still under the jurisdiction of the Iraqui People, and their Islamic law(s). I'm not entirely sure it works that way there, and moreover, it fits the man. Let him be guilty until proven otherwise, since that is how he came to power; go back and check your history again. Sadam murdered hundreds of people from day one, when he staged his original coup, up until he finished off a few thousand Kurds in the North with confirmed chemical weapons attacks... ON HIS OWN CITIZENS. The usually very Liberal TV news show Frontline did a special on this back around '96 I believe. overwhelming evidence that demands a verdict, and that is exactly what he should get. A verdict of death.

Now, if you want to talk about what Bush deserves for being so cavalier about the deaths of 30,000 Iraqui civillians...
 
2006-07-26 04:31:52 PM  
thespindrifter
Hanging is too good for him. He gassed how many tens of thousands of Kurds with Chem weapons? I say give him the gas chamber--- with something nasty, left over from his own weapons program. Isn't Islam one of those religions that is all about "An eye for an eye" in the literal sense? Not that Sadam was ever a good Muslim, but hey: they (Islamic hordes) run the show now, let the Kurds decide.


1. Saddam was running the only secular nation in the Middle East until we invaded.
2. Arab != Muslim, you racist fark.
3. The Kurds are called the Kurds because they don't recognize any official nations as their own. They were living in Northern Iraq and denying a dangerous dictator as their ruler when the US troops arrived for Desert Storm. The Kurds, assuming that the US was going to help them, revolted. I'm not saying the Kurds deserved it, but they certainly asked for it, and we sat on the border and watched it.

---
animguy Saddam!
He's nothing but a low-down, double-dealing, backstabbing, larcenous perverted worm!


Maybe you were thinking of Rumsfeld? He was, afterall, the guy who sold Saddam the guns and then later manufactured a reason to attack Saddam. AFAIK, Saddam didn't attack the US or sell the weapons we sold him to anyone else. Except for that attack on Kuwait (which was partly due to some rogue military commanders), he's been doing a better job of keeping the terrorists out of Iraq than we have so far.

---


Fark article forums.. where you can come and see people with no earthly clue dabble in world politics. Jebus.
 
2006-07-26 04:34:57 PM  
Why dont we just strap him to a table and send in Buck Angel and Chuck Norris to finish the job?
 
2006-07-26 04:37:09 PM  
I declare baby_hewey to be the reigning champion bad-speller on the internets!

/Bad speller get Snu-Snu!!
 
2006-07-26 04:37:51 PM  
Kids in the Hall fans should check out the documentary "Uncle Saddam", by Scott Thompson and his boyfriend.
 
2006-07-26 04:38:17 PM  
Calamity Jesus:

1. Saddam was running the only secular nation in the Middle East until we invaded.

the people of turkey will be interest to learn that you do not consider their country secular.

if you stop and think about it, israel is the only country in the middle east that gives all arabs full rights. arab women in israel have the right to vote, to hold office and to drive cars. arab men serve in the knessit. yet, even though arabs enjoy more freedoms in israel that in any other arab nation, countries in the middle east deride israel for its treatment of arabs.

interesting....
 
2006-07-26 04:39:00 PM  
thespindrifter

hudsucker proxy: 'S FUNNY, I DIDN'T THINK THE DAMN TRIAL WAS OVER YET!

/innocent until proven guilty
//yes that goes for asshats too

Um, wrong country. Our troops may occupy Iraq, but our laws do not; they are still under the jurisdiction of the Iraqui People, and their Islamic law(s). I'm not entirely sure it works that way there, and moreover, it fits the man. Let him be guilty until proven otherwise, since that is how he came to power; go back and check your history again. Sadam murdered hundreds of people from day one, when he staged his original coup, up until he finished off a few thousand Kurds in the North with confirmed chemical weapons attacks... ON HIS OWN CITIZENS. The usually very Liberal TV news show Frontline did a special on this back around '96 I believe. overwhelming evidence that demands a verdict, and that is exactly what he should get. A verdict of death.

Now, if you want to talk about what Bush deserves for being so cavalier about the deaths of 30,000 Iraqui civillians...


Please don't get me wrong, I believe he should die, and burn in hell (YES THEY DESERVED TO DIE AND I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!). But then again I am an absolute pillock, and I am hopefull there are judges that do better research than catch a documentary about it before going to bed.

The Saddam Trial is not under any regular Iraqi"prosecute the formerly immune dictator"Law, as they have none, especialy since Saddam was deposed, and the parameters of the Trial were set by the west. Innocent until proven guilty therefore applies. (even in the Sharia actually).

I believed OJ was guilty as hell, and the evidence was pretty clear. You didn't see people clamoring for his blood before the verdict, and the American people are not scouring the golfcourses of the world with pitchforks and torches looking for him now. I, for one, believe this is a good thing.
 
2006-07-26 04:42:03 PM  
1. Saddam was running the only secular nation in the Middle East until we invaded.


He also did a great job pandering to religious nutjobs to garner support.

He had a Koran written in his own blood, was building the world's largest mosque, and had Islamic scripture added to the Iraqi flag.

Syria is a secular Baathist state, and they have no problem funding Hizballah, a Shiite Islamist group.
 
2006-07-26 04:42:17 PM  
Two words: "Brazen Bull"...

Ouch....got to be about the nastiest way to be executed...
 
2006-07-26 04:44:44 PM  
A thinner but combative
Saddam Hussein said Wednesday he would rather die by firing squad like a soldier than hang "like a common criminal"...


I want to be shot like a extraordinary criminal!
 
2006-07-26 04:44:49 PM  
hyerhead


Why dont we just strap him to a table and send in Buck Angel and.


BUCK ANGEL!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

/My soul, and all belief in a ethical god, dies a little every time that name gets mentioned
 
2006-07-26 04:45:20 PM  
AN! extraordinary criminal, even.
 
2006-07-26 04:45:24 PM  
I think that whatever he was doing over there was probably the best way to keep those people in line.

We should just stay out of cultures that we don't want to understand.

b-bu-but 9/11!!11!!
 
2006-07-26 04:49:11 PM  

Calamity Jesus --
1. Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Jordan -- none are theocracies. All are fairly significant countries. Syria and Egypt are currently very hostile to domestic religious fanatics, and Turkey has a secular tradition starting with Ataturk.



2. Religious parties *are* the majority of the Iraqi government. See SCIRI, Dawa, Sadrities. All three are heavily religious in nature. In the opposition, see the MSA, which is also heavily religious. Kurdish parties are the main obvious exception, being focused on Kurdish nationalism instead. More secular groups like INA, INC exile groups are marginalized. Socialists, Communists are also secular but again marginal.



3. It's not surprising that the Kurds expected help from the US, when Pres. GHW Bush openly called for the overthrow of Saddam in early '91. No promises were made to help them, it seems, but they might have expected us to at least lift a finger.

 
2006-07-26 04:49:25 PM  
Saddam is pretty evil and possibly more than a little insane, but the question isn't whether or not Saddam should hang or be shot, it's whether or not the trial is fair or just in any sense of the word.

By American standards, he certainly hasn't had an adequate defense, and the chief judge should have recused himself from the case.

We shouldn't be praising this trial, regardless of what we think of Saddam, because it is a gross miscarriage of justice.

If the Bush Administration were smart, they would've allowed Saddam to be tried in an international court, whose verdict would be looked upon favorably by most of the rest of the world (excepting the US and Poland--don't forget Poland).
 
2006-07-26 04:50:58 PM  
Sounds like he's already started his execution on his own. I say, let him continue his hunger strike.

Allow him all the water he wants, plus a ration of vitamin/mineral tablets every day. We wouldn't want him to die of dehydration or scurvy or anything similar.

Or.... he can have what's behind Door Number Two! What do we have for him, Judge Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman?

www.hempworld.com
It's a hemp rope!
 
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