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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:44 PM
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Idi Amin Is Dead
The former Ugandan President Idi Amin Dada is dead.

Radio Simba has learnt that the former President who has been in a coma finally succumbed to hypertension on Sunday.

Family sources told Radio Simba that one of his wives Madina Amin was due to fly to Jedda on Monday to attend to him.

The family of the Ex-President Idd Amin is still pleading with the government to allow them fly the body of the former Ugandan leader.

It isnt yet clear whether his body will be flown back for a decent burial.

http://www.simba.fm/showfeature.asp

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:46 PM
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1. Yippee!
This is better than Strom.
I hope they bury him in a porta-potty.
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lightbulb Donating Member (660 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:00 PM
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10. ...whether his body will be flown back for a decent burial.
"Decent" being a subjective term, I guess if it were a nice porta-potty it would suffice.

Another benchmark of the human capacity for evil bites the dust. Well... perhaps he wasn't evil but was simply confused...

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Bozola Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:14 PM
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36. or in a unmarked grave in a septic field


good riddance
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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:38 PM
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39. Dang, where's the Johnny Carson picture and joke? I've been waiting
Carnac the magnificent!

BTW - Good riddance, Idi.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:47 PM
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2. Thanks.
.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:47 PM
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3. Generallissimo Francisco Franco is still dead
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 10:48 PM by nothingshocksmeanymo
What do you say to someone when rest in peace just doesn't seem to fit? :shrug:
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:56 PM
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7. "Keep the fires burning in Hell! More evil ones on the way in due time"
Or, something like that.

:evilgrin:
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muchacho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 07:05 AM
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32. a fitting eulogy
Don't let the coffin lid hit you in the ass....
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:49 PM
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4. wow...a death no one will ever get in trouble for dancing over
from ANYONE!

Those are rare!

Rot in Hell, you bastard.
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akitamata Donating Member (207 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:18 AM
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25. Idi Amin Dada
was the spiritual father of the current garbage named G(od's)W(aste)Bush. I hope he rots in a hell of interminable, unbearable introspection and that the faces of all those he murdered are indelibly etched upon his shrivelled bugger of a soul. This is one death that definitely won't diminish humanity by one iota. I don't have enough bile for this dead detritus; saving it up for the current pretender...Fuck You Idi Amin Dada!!!
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clarkbarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:50 PM
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5. I still remember that wild movie Barbet Schroeder made about Amin
I think Criterion has it in their DVD collection. He didn't realize what an ass he made of himself with that!
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:43 PM
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40. That is a great movie...
I watched it again just a few months ago. Surprisingly, Idi Amin was a very good accordian player (that's him on the score)
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:51 PM
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6. Now it's safe to say "Eat Me" in Uganda...
Saw a T-shirt over 20 years ago. Picture of Amin and the slogan "Never say 'EAT ME' in Uganda..."

Referenece to his alleged canabilism.
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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:00 PM
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9. What gladsome news this is!
I remember when that butcher turned his troops loose on the University of Uganda when the students were protesting and speaking out for human rights. They killed the young men and raped the coeds.

There's a special place in hell for you, Idi...
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:42 PM
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17. Oh man ROFL
That is awesome. :)
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:00 PM
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8. This seems appropriate
Please click here (wave file).

From http://www.noplacelikeoz.com/Page5.htm
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no one in particular Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:05 PM
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11. Let's define "decent".
"It isnt yet clear whether his body will be flown back for a decent burial."


I say, display his rotting corpse from a public square. What say ye?

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PeaceProgProsp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:09 PM
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12. Don't deaths come in threes? Room in hell for two more evil people.
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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 02:43 AM
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49. Can people be nominated to die
if so I nominate Bush and Chenney.
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ScotTissue Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:15 PM
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13. Credible link please?
nO CREDIBLE NEWS ON THIS YET.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:21 PM
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15. Here's the latest from the BBC
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 11:34 PM by Jack Rabbit
From the BBC Online
Dated Sunday July 20 17:02 GMT (10:02 am PDT)

Idi Amin fights for life

Former Ugandan leader Idi Amin - whose 1971 to 1979 regime was one of the bloodiest in African history - is reported to be in a coma.
"They have told me he is in coma and on a life support machine. We are still waiting for more information from there," one of his wives Madina Amin told AFP news agency.
He is said to have been admitted to the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on Friday.
"His situation is very bad, we don't expect him to last until tomorrow," the Associated Press news agency quoted an unnamed hospital as saying.

Read more.
They don't have him as dead yet, but it adds credence to the story in the root post.

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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:18 PM
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14. One less republican presidential candidate to worry about.
dimson does have better control of his maddnes than Idi, now that he's dead.
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:40 PM
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16. Hope you burn in hell.
You fat assed murdering son of a bitch.
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DieboldMustDie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:43 PM
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18. Sing along...


Ding dong Amin is dead
Idi Amin, that wicked fiend
Ding dong Idi Amin is dead...

Uh, can anyone help complete the lyrics? ;)
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:43 PM
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19. Question is... will they eat HIM?
Like he (literally) ate his opponents?
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 06:48 AM
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30. Instead of funeral notices they'll send out invites to -
The Idi Amin Dada Memorial Bar-B-Q !
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 12:22 AM
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20. May he rot in Hell
I hate to say it, but there it is...!
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demdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 12:45 AM
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21. The compassion of the DU is never more evident than when
people die. Yes the man was evil. Yes the world is better off without him. No I will not dance on his grave.

I have seen some of the most vile things said about people after they pass in this forum. I will never forget the spew that was posted on Reagan's birthday....before it has pull in shame.


As with all sinners....I will pray for his soul.
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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 01:26 AM
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22. I agree
He, like the rest of us shall stand before his creator to be judged. His actions shall be addressed. Let us first look to ourselves in judgement.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 12:53 AM
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48. As do I. I will not celebrate death. I hope he came to terms with his--
.. crimes. I hope he begged forgiveness from his god.

I hope he died at peace. I really do.

But, I doubt this happened. I really do.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:24 AM
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26. Enjoy your prayers. I have no compassion for despots
I'll be happy to give him a 21 gun salute pointed at the coffin to ensure he is dead.
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:04 PM
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34. I won't dance on it either.
I'll take a piss on it.
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StandWatie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:07 PM
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35. Reagan and Idi..
Let me display my mean, vile soul and wish both of them an eternal torment that I regrettably don't believe exists.
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leftyandproud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 01:40 AM
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23. strange..
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 06:44 AM
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29. The guy was pure evil. There's no two ways about it
He made sport of killing, butchering and even eating his enemies.

Spare me the unctuousness.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:10 AM
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24. I wonder if Bush will ever awaken from his coma? Perhaps he'll share the
same fate as Ugandan president Greedyandmean.
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Pale_Rider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 12:27 AM
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47. At least both of them talked to God ...
... about how to deal with their enemies.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 04:05 AM
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27. In the words of Homer Simpson: Woo Hoo!!!!
Ding Dong Amin is dead!!! Allegedly he used to EAT his political enemies once he had them killed. He does not deserve a dignified burial.
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geomon Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 05:17 AM
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28. Make sure to stick a stake
in its heart!!!!!
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Norbert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 06:48 AM
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31. "Make sure to stick a stake in his heart"
If you can find it.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 07:19 AM
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33. And with him goes...
my hope of a reunion tour with Steve Lawrence.

Damn...
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ScotTissue Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:26 PM
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37. According to all credible links, he is alive
The Beeb links says he's in a coma, not dead.

I for one am not surprised that all political perspectives in the West view this as a good thing--his coma, not his lingering on.

I watched IDI AMIN DADA on Criterion last night. Loved his enlightened and psychotic concern to unite with "all true revolutionaries" and defeat Israel. His mock battles were a hoot. Idi Amin is (not was) an ass. So are many of his contemporaneous allies.
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salmonhorse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:32 PM
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38. Ding, dong the witch is dead...
.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:46 PM
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41. So...his (and "our") good friends the Saudis...
Edited on Mon Jul-21-03 10:48 PM by mitchum
aren't going to bury him there?
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:54 PM
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42. "My Dinner with Idi Amin"
That was the title (more or less) of an excellent essay in Granta a few years back (8-10 probably). Does anyone know which issue? I have all issues back through about 1983 or so. I just can't find that essay.
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Sagan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 11:02 PM
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43. I'm genuinely sad...

..that he lived this long.

Will * be attending the state funeral?

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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 11:04 PM
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44. Don't bury him. Stick him in the turbine filters of the Owens Falls Dam,
not far from Kampala. Fitting end for that evil son-of-a-bitch.

Burn forever, asshole!
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HerbieHeadhunter Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 11:09 PM
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45. Will Pat Robertson give the eulogy?
He has such a soft spot for tyrants....Charles Taylor, George Bush, Antonin Scalia.....
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undergroundrailroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 11:38 PM
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46. To bad you can't prosecute a dead body.
May he meet HIS maker.And may his fate be comparable with the many MONSTERS that have severely oppressed their fellow man. To bad you can't prosecute a dead body.

Undergroundrailroad

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