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Jan 3, 2007 6:15 am

Will the ACLU take legal action?

His death was befitting; a grimy, slimy, rat-infested dungeon, very much un-

like Marie Anointette who was beheaded at the Place de la Concorde, where

blood was said to run over an inch high.

Jan 3, 2007 12:34 pm

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t get enough of that video!

Every time I start feeling a little down, I just watch it again and chuckle!

Jan 3, 2007 2:16 pm

Beware taking pleasure from others pain.  Even if they were the devil on earth.

He is off this earth and that is the important thing.

Jan 3, 2007 2:40 pm

I don’t take pleasure in others’ pain.  I take pleasure from Saddam’s DEATH.

Jan 4, 2007 1:15 am

I disagree Philo dough.

Most civilized people are happy that Sadaam Hussein has been tried, found guilty, and executed.

You are taking pleasure in watching a video of his suffering.  It is like a type of pornography. 

Check yourself, cause I find that weird.  And actually gruesome.  You will come to no good from it.

Jan 4, 2007 2:47 am

So I took profits in a position on Friday and the client said "Today?" and I said, "It's a 4 day weekend, and if the execute Saddam over the weekend you never know what might come out of it!"

The stock was down slightly today but the client was like "You're right! You never know!"

As to the fact of the issue, firstly that the official version was so sanitized, and it turns out they left out this particular part. Gee imagine that, the second they cut the camera, the room went kazinsky! And they wonder why we don't trust them with the truth!

Second, IMHO Maybeeee is right, it's porn. Watch if you want, I have no objection (legally or morally). But, whereas porn is watching something that is universally pleasurable, enjoying watching a fellow human being (any fellow human being) being killed seems anatural.

Thirdly, I'm no fan of Saddam, but we managed to stuff defeat down the throat of victory, choking it with this episode. I know, I know, we weren't in charge of the execution, our puppet regime was. We're the occupiers. Even if you want to blame the Jews, Pontius Pilate’s name still lives in infamy for his washed handling of the Crucifixion. This right after Saddam preached forgiveness and peace and love and "all that lovely hippysh*t!" (from the album Psychoderelict, by Pete Townshend).

Guess who just won a load of Iraqi "Hearts and minds"!

Mr. A

Jan 4, 2007 3:18 am

Can anyone remember any other head of state that was executed? I could

only remember Marie Antionette and King Louis. The others that come to

mind were either assasinated (JFK) or committed suicide (Hitler).

This (hanging) is the stark reality of war. If memory serves me correctly, the

US government ordered Che Guevara’s hands to be severed by a military

surgeon for verification purposes.

Imagine what will be done to Osama, when he’s captured. Yes, I said

Osama. My belief is that Bush will cart him out (ala Hannibal Lecter) in time

for the elections. Would it be goolish to set him on fire and throw him off a

100-story building…like those innocent Americans on Sept. 11th?

Jan 4, 2007 3:35 am

Yes, it would be ghoulish…but the little devil in me smiled when I read it…

Jan 4, 2007 3:48 am

Thanks for the correct spelling…I knew I screwed it up after I posted it.

Jan 4, 2007 3:56 am

I hope they sell tickets!

Jan 4, 2007 4:07 am

Didn't they off Milosevic?

It was a bitch what they done to Mussolini's father (in ref to the Billy Crystal joke).

Then there was Pope John, who "died" just in time for Pope John Paul. (alluded to in GodfatherIII.)

I stuck around in St Petersburg, When I thought it time for a change, Killed the Tsar and his ministers, Anastasia, screamed in pain. (You HAVE to know what that's from!)

Anwar Sadat.

My Client's uncle who was the president of Liberia and now my client is in exile and if I'll just send him the wire instrux to an account with $20M seed money, he'll wire in 160MM whatever they call ems in Liberian money! (Otherwise know as uncounted numbers in African nations)

Monteczuma. (few have cursed as well!)

As to Che's hands... Saul said to David, if you want to marry my daughter, bring me the foreskins of 10,000 Philistines.

It didn't take David too long to figure out that the Philistines were more likely to give up the foreskin AFTER they were dead. Soon thereafter he decided to forego the formality of just the foreskin and bring the whole thingy back! There was rumor of a man named Malachi who walked with Goliath in his pants so to speak who lived among the Philistines. David confirmed this rumor and had placed this particular trophy atop the basket of it's lesser brothers. In every town they paraded through, they were met with jewish women who wailed and wept over the loss of sweet, gentle Malachi (prolly not his real name) (This story comes from Joseph Heller's God Knows.)

Mr. A

Jan 4, 2007 4:16 am

It’s generally believed that Joe Stalin was poisoned by a group of his chief

lieutenants, which included Nikita Kruschev.

Jan 4, 2007 4:19 am

Charles I was beheaded.

Jan 4, 2007 4:26 am

Then there's Big Paul Castellano! (Who took his Amazing Journey before Sparks just like in Tommy!)

Mr. A

Jan 4, 2007 4:36 am

Stripes? Sounds like Bill Murray to me

Jan 4, 2007 5:33 am

Don’t forget Nicolae Ceausescu (chow-chess-koo), the former despot of Romania. His countrymen had a “trial” and then hauled him AND his wife out into the courtyard and blew them both away. They filmed the whole thing.

Jan 4, 2007 12:13 pm



No, I'm sorry. It was not Stripes OR Bill Murray.

Mr. A

Jan 4, 2007 12:29 pm


Didn't they off Milosevic?[/quote]

No, he died peacefully in his cell during, I think, year three, of his never-to-end war crimes trial.

Mussolini was hanged with fellow fascists as the Allies took Italy.

Jan 4, 2007 12:32 pm


"... our puppet regime was. "[/quote]

That's a funny thing to call a government elected freely by a people that risked their lives to cast the first ballots used in their country in three decades....

Jan 4, 2007 2:11 pm

[quote=skeedaddy2]Can anyone remember any other head of state that was executed? .


Many believe that Arafat was executed (actually....rather poisened by his own people).

I would not be suprised if that weree the case. Like Saddam, he was an evil monster that stole from his own people.

Peace to all...