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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:23 AM
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'Chemical Ali' executed in Iraq
Source: BBC news

Ali Hassan al-Majid, a former Iraqi official known as Chemical Ali, has been executed, a government spokesman has announced.

Majid, an enforcer in Saddam Hussein's regime, was convicted of killing Shia Muslims in 1991 and 1999.

He was also sentenced to death for a gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988.

It is believed that about 5,000 people died in the attack, most of them women and children.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8479115.st...
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iandhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:34 AM
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1. I am against the Death Penalty
but he was a very bad guy
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:38 AM
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2. Didn't he turn himself in to coalition forces and we set him free?
And then captured him again later?

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RollWithIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:08 AM
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9. If memory serves correctly, we had him briefly but didnt know he was the guy....
Then he was recaptured. Not sure if it's the same guy though.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:17 AM
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10. That was a different guy who was released accidentally.
IIRC, Chemical Ali tried to turn himself in, but was told we didn't want him.

Even though he was in the deck of cards.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:02 PM
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17. I think that was Comical Ali, not Chemical Ali. (nt)
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:39 AM
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3. No problem with this
If anyone deserved this, it was this man.

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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:39 AM
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4. the first of 4 death sentences carried out.
wonder how they'll execute the last 3? someone call umbrella corp.

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brendan120678 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:48 AM
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5. Hanging was too lenient for this guy...
I'm opposed to the Death Penalty in general, but I do believe that there are instances when it should be imposed.

I think, however, that it's only fair to execute a murderer in the exact same or similar fashion that the murderer executed his victims. Majid should have gotten the gas chamber.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:55 AM
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8. The company in Baltimore which sold the gas to Iraq
went out of business. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

You'd need a differnt gas supplier.
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24601 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:13 PM
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22. Baltimore Mayor Dixon resigns effective 4 Feb - problem solved n/t
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:39 AM
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6. Yay! We win!
Ewe-ess-eh! Ewe-ess-eh!

Does this mean we can come home now?
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:51 PM
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16. Yes and the more he suffered, the better ... because we know it helped the dead victims ...
oh wait!

I still don't believe in State Sponsored Executions. It's BARBARISM. :thumbsdown:
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:48 AM
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7. I know of several of the top war criminals...
from more recent wars are hiding out.

I wouldn't want them executed, of course... I'd just like for them to have to cancel their speaking tours.
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trungpa ricochet Donating Member (157 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:38 AM
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11. Why is it that the USA sells WMD's to these clowns...
...when it fits the "realpolitik" (Kissinger's favorite word) and the gas is used on Iranians? That was OK, right?

Oh, but now Ali is a bad man, a war criminal, in fact. The USA is a beacon of liberty and cannot condone such acts. Hang him high!

Maybe some people in Washington are war criminals, too, but we can't go there, can we?

Just wondering. :eyes:
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Socal31 Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:56 PM
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13. You dont see the difference between using gas against soldiers...
and gas against civilians? Both are horrible and illegal, but one is worse.
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:10 PM
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21. some references for you: depleted uranium, white phosphorus, fallujah (n/t)
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:46 PM
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23. Actually, shock and awe was on the civilians, not "soldiers," but nice try.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:31 AM
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12. Since he was a really bad guy
He should spend the rest of his natural life confined. That is a bigger punishment. Now he's simply dead.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:48 PM
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15. Agreed
I make no exceptions in my opposition to the DP.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:33 PM
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14. Goodbye, good riddance, and may he suffer in Hell for an eternity.
This guy definitely deserves what he got.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:35 PM
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18. Is Chemical Bushi next?
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 02:35 PM by d_b
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 04:46 AM
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26. Maybe, but it is to late to get Chemical Johnson, or Chemical McNamara
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Arrowhead2k1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:45 PM
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19. Oh boy am I sure glad that awful Iraqi regime is hanging, the Iraqis have a much brighter future now
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 02:47 PM by Arrowhead2k1
Blasts near hotels kill 36 in Baghdad January 25, 2010

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/01/25/iraq.expl...
:sarcasm:
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:07 PM
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20. Took a long time to die by hanging. Ali kept doing the rope-a-dope.
:hide:
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:00 PM
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24. BREAKING: "Chemical Ali" changes name to "Well-hung Ali"
I too oppose the death penalty, but then I also oppose world-class homicidal douchebags, including the late, unlamented Ali Hassan al-Majid. Hang in there, dude!
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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 11:25 PM
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25. Should've just dropped him off somewhere in Kurd country
That'd be more fitting.
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