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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Really Horrible


Ready for this? Video of the Saddam execution. All of it. It was recorded on a mobile phone by one of the witnesses at the execution. Warning: very graphic images!

It starts with Saddam standing on the gallows and the noose being placed around his neck. What was very disturbing to me is that you could hear voices saying long live Moqtada Al Sadr (the infamous Shiaa leader)and voices shouting: "Go to hell". Saddam then laughs and mocks them saying: "Is this bravey and manhood?" and he adds: "The gallows of shame." A voice pleads to these assholes to shut up, he says: "Please stop. The man is being executed" .Then someone shouts out the name of Muhammad Baqir Al Sadr, the father in law of Muqtada Al Sadr, who was tortured and executed by Saddam. Saddam says his final prayer and he started saying it again, but half way through it, the trap door opens and Saddam hangs. The camera goes shaky and you could hear people cheering and shouting: "the tyrant has fallen". For a split second the camera catches Saddam and his neck looks very dislocated.

I think it is very very low and barbaric to taunt a man moments before his execution. Yes Saddam was a brutal murderer. He is one of the worst human beings that ever walked on the face of the earth, but doing this to him is just so cruel.

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