Sadam, payback time
Saddam Hussein is a modern day Genghis Khan, Stalin or Hitler. Like all of these mother fuckers, he caused big, big trouble.
Today in Iraq, Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, and there were jubilations in Shiaa areas and angry demonstrations in his home town of Tikrit. No one is debating today wether or not they support capital punishment (not the best day for this debate - btw I dont support capital punishment, even for Saddam.)
What will happen next? An appeal will be heard within a month. If the death sentence is upheld, it must be carried out within 30 days.
Execution is by hanging, although Saddam has asked for a firing squad.
It is unclear whether he can be executed before the other trial he's on (Anfal trial) concludes.
In addition, he may face other charges relating, for instance, to the suppression of the 1991 Shia and Kurdish uprisings or the wars with Iran and Kuwait.
There were some questions raised about the fairness of the trial, but surely it was fairer than courts held under his regime.
Also, the verdict comes very conveniently a few days before the US votes in mid-term elections. Nice one!
However, alot of us Arabs are encouraged that our dictators (and members of their regimes) who terrorise the shit out of us, can end up losing their heads just like it happened with the former Romanian dictator Nicolai Ceaucescu when he faced the firing squad on December 25, 1989. So, to all the rest of the scumbags who are still in power: watch out, you could be next.