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Iraq approves execution of 'Chemical Ali'

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Doomsday101, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The cousin of Saddam Hussein, known by the nickname "Chemical Ali" for his role in a chemical weapons attack on Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s, will be executed, Iraqi officials said Friday.

    Ali Hassan al-Majeed's execution should happen within 30 days, according to a high-ranking official in the office of Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni.

    The execution was approved by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, and the two vice presidents, al-Hashimi and Adel Abdul Mahdi, a Shiite, according to a member of parliament speaking on condition of anonymity.

    Iraqi law requires the three members of the country's presidency council to sign the execution warrant.

    Al-Majeed will be executed for his role in a crackdown that killed at least 100,000 Iraqi Kurds, including a 1988 attack with poisonous gas and chemical agents that killed 5,000 people in the village of Halabja.

    Four months ago, a spokesman for the Iraqi government said during a visit to the White House that "Chemical Ali" would be executed "in the coming days."

    In June, the Iraqi High Tribunal sentenced al-Majeed and two others to death for their parts in the 1980s military offensive against Kurdish villages in northern Iraq known as the Anfal campaign -- Anfal is Arabic for "spoils" of war.

    "[Al-Majeed] oversaw an eight-phase military campaign in which thousands of Kurdish villagers were gassed," Miranda Sissons of the International Center for Transnational Justice has said.

    Sissons observed the Iraqi tribunal that convicted al-Majeed.

    "The survivors who weren't shot or gassed were herded up into prisons and then taken to kinds of concentration camps," she said.

    The Associated Press reported that the presidency council didn't approve the executions of two other convicted officials in the Anfal campaign -- Sultan Hashem Ahmed and Hussein Rashid.
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Whatever happened to Baghdad Bob?

    I know someone said it before but I swear I do not remember.

    That guy was pure comedy gold.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think he is doing a 4 shows a week in Vegas. :lmao2:
  4. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    "The Americans are not in Baghdad."


    :lmao2: :lmao: :laugh2: :yourock: :bravo: :clap:


    "Thank you, I'll be here all week."


    :thankyou:
  5. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    I guess that explains the Ricin they just found in a Vegas hotel room... :eek:
  6. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Oooooohhhhh, good one. :D

    timely AND topical.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Just props for the act. :laugh2:
  8. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    [IMG]

    There is no Ricin in my room! Not a trace!

    I have a show tonight.
  9. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Saeed_al-Sahhaf

    He was released by the United States and is living with his family.
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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  11. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    "We are burning them in their tanks. They are being slaughtered"


    (bombs shaking the building)
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Great thread. Thanks for the comedy.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    What was really sad was how so many of our own so called reporters would not try and question his statements. For way too long they treated his reports as if they were accurate.
  14. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    We make light of it, but this was a pretty bad guy.
  15. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Yah, Ali deserves to hang twice...or more. At least it is a little bit of justice....
  16. the fake norm hitzges

    the fake norm hitzges New Member

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    i remember when chemical ali defeated chemical joe frazier.
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    And the Libs still say Iraq was better off with guys like this and Saddam in charge.
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  20. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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