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Tyrion
12-29-2006, 08:46 PM
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/12/29/hussein/

Cool beans.

I wonder if it'll be public televised on CNN...?

Det. Bart Lasiter
12-29-2006, 09:05 PM
I wonder if it'll be public televised on CNN...?
Pay-Per-View. $49.95.

Tyrion
12-29-2006, 09:53 PM
Pay-Per-View. $49.95.

WWF:

Hussein Vs. Hangman's Noose.

Grey Master
12-29-2006, 10:03 PM
Pay-Per-View. $49.95.

Same thought.

TiE23
12-29-2006, 10:30 PM
Get the popcorn! :D

MarcusLeCoy
12-29-2006, 11:23 PM
He's gone:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/12/29/hussein/index.html

Grey Master
12-29-2006, 11:28 PM
At Last!! The world has one less dictator.

Lynk Former
12-29-2006, 11:32 PM
Yeah, the world has one less dictator and it makes ABSOLUTELY NO difference.

Det. Bart Lasiter
12-29-2006, 11:52 PM
Yeah, the world has one less dictator and it makes ABSOLUTELY NO difference.
Way to be a Negative Nancy.

IG-64
12-29-2006, 11:53 PM
Yeah, the world has one less dictator and it makes ABSOLUTELY NO difference.
True, his lackeys are still around to do the damage. However this assures that he will never have a chance to get away somehow and do more damage himself. Especially with him going back and forth between countries and stuff, anything could've happened.

Grey Master
12-29-2006, 11:55 PM
Kill the leader and the rest will follow.

Lynk Former
12-30-2006, 12:23 AM
Hanging the bad people isn't going to change the way the world works. This is purely a symbolic victory and doesn't mean that "the rest will follow"... jeez, if only it were THAT easy lol.

Grey Master
12-30-2006, 12:27 AM
Symbolic is better than nothing. :mad:

Lynk Former
12-30-2006, 12:32 AM
Just putting this into perspective... on this side it's a symbolic victory, on the other side it's a rallying cry to regroup against the oppression of the US and its allies... it's a scary thought.

IG-64
12-30-2006, 12:34 AM
At least it gives a bit of hope to the people who lived in fear of ending up in one of his mass graves.

Grey Master
12-30-2006, 12:34 AM
I know it is, but for better or for worse, he is dead, and good riddance.

Lynk Former
12-30-2006, 12:41 AM
Hope? Right now Iraqi's have swapped one kind of hell for another.

What Saddams death gives people is a sense of victory against one of the men who was responsible for the deaths of their loved ones.

Yes, there's a democratic government established and where there used to be a tyrant ruling from his palace... but the people still suffer, just by different means.


Ah never mind, yeah he's dead, good riddance, just couldn't help but too big on what is just about the excecution of a tyrant. Don't wanna start some pointless arguement when I could be playing Wii right now XD

IG-64
12-30-2006, 12:48 AM
Hope? Right now Iraqi's have swapped one kind of hell for another.
I wasn't saying that all of their troubles are over, I was just saying it's at least a bit of a good thing for them.

Go play your Wii. :p

BongoBob
12-30-2006, 01:50 AM
WWF:

Hussein Vs. Hangman's Noose.

AND HANGMAN'S NOOSE PUTS HUSSEIN IN A SLEEPER HOLD!

narfblat
12-30-2006, 03:53 AM
Bongo, that's awful... but funny.

One small step for Iraq, one giant leap for justice.

Commander Obi-Wan
12-30-2006, 05:34 AM
One gone, plenty more to go.....

•-BLaCKouT-•
12-30-2006, 07:02 AM
As has been stated above, it probably doesn't make that much difference on a purely practical level...

...but there's one less arsehole in the world and that makes me smile :)

And I'm sure I'm not the only one smiling about it. So that's a good thing.
Happy New Year, all!

:p B.

Pho3nix
12-30-2006, 09:13 AM
One gone, plenty more to go.....

One gone, the rest of humanity to go...

Black Knight of Keno
12-30-2006, 10:31 AM
To think about it, it's quite ironic how USA first put Saddam into his fancy palace and now Saddam suddenly was the devil on earth. But seriously, who of you honestly gives a crap about those thousands Saddam killed? You probably feer sorry for them just as much as you love Osama. I can honestly say I don't give a crap about all those people. It doesn't concern me and it shouldn't concern the US government either. Before USA can start ridding the world of tyrants and racism, they should fix things in their own nation.

Besides, I thought the US gave a statement yesterday that they hadn't given Saddam to the Iraqi officials yet and would't for several days. Heh... Yeah. Trust Yankee Doodle Dandies. Your government sucks and that's the truth.

Now, about the actual Saddam getting hung, I really don't care about that either. If the Iraqi people are so miserable under Saddam, think about the tyrants in Africa and South-America then. Those tyrants are left to go and probably won't be disturbed as long as they dance in the rythm that the US government tells them to. This world won't be peaceful as long as we have Bush hanging around

Acrylic
12-30-2006, 10:40 AM
OKay, here's my view on things.

I'm glad that Saddam is dead, because all the people that kill people, or cause people's families pain because of the fact that he killed their family, should have their asses handed to them.

Am I happy they hanged him? Absolutely. I wouldn't want him to suffer a "not cruel" or "humane" way of dying. He killed people of his own Muslim brotherhood. Sure, he's Sunni and they're Shi'ites, but it would just be like an Orthodox Christian killing a Catholic (Oh wait, they did that type of **** before.)

So, basically, what I'm saying is, even though it's a good thing he's dead, what's it really gonna do? Nothing. He was helpless in jail anyways. He couldn't dictate anything. Only thing he could really dictate was his dick *ba-dum-pssshhhhh*. But in all seriousness, there's more dangerous people we should get rid of. More people that caused damage to our own country. Mainly, Osama bin Laden. We should have caught him way before we caught Saddam, and it should have been more of a priority. He changed our country.

Wow, long post.



EDIT:
To think about it, it's quite ironic how USA first put Saddam into his fancy palace and now Saddam suddenly was the devil on earth. But seriously, who of you honestly gives a crap about those thousands Saddam killed? You probably feer sorry for them just as much as you love Osama. I can honestly say I don't give a crap about all those people. It doesn't concern me and it shouldn't concern the US government either. Before USA can start ridding the world of tyrants and racism, they should fix things in their own nation.

Besides, I thought the US gave a statement yesterday that they hadn't given Saddam to the Iraqi officials yet and would't for several days. Heh... Yeah. Trust Yankee Doodle Dandies. Your government sucks and that's the truth.

Now, about the actual Saddam getting hung, I really don't care about that either. If the Iraqi people are so miserable under Saddam, think about the tyrants in Africa and South-America then. Those tyrants are left to go and probably won't be disturbed as long as they dance in the rythm that the US government tells them to. This world won't be peaceful as long as we have Bush hanging around

Okay, first, I honestly care about those people that Saddam killed. Because it's frickin' GENOCIDE. Not cool. So what, are you gonna be like "Oh, who gives a flying **** about all those millions of people that got killed due to genocide throughout history because it personally doesnt affect me or my family"? Well, then you're destined to be a horrible person in life. It's people like you that are in power, and they dont give a damn about all those people suffering because theyre helpless, and their own government that should be PROTECTING them is KILLING them. Take the war and killings in Bosnia for example. My best friend went through that! He lived through that. They killed people in his family. He was sitting in class next to his friend and a Serbian sniper shot his friend in the head. Also, he watched his dad get shot and die. How can you not feel bad about things like that? The Serbs were just killing because of religion. And in Iraq, it was kinda the same thing, except this time, religious sect.

And don't blame all the world's problems on Bush. I dislike him as much as the next guy, but there WERE world problems way before Bush.

RoxStar
12-30-2006, 11:33 AM
First off, let me say that I don't agree with the current war in Iraq.


To think about it, it's quite ironic how USA first put Saddam into his fancy palace and now Saddam suddenly was the devil on earth. But seriously, who of you honestly gives a crap about those thousands Saddam killed? You probably feer sorry for them just as much as you love Osama. I can honestly say I don't give a crap about all those people. It doesn't concern me and it shouldn't concern the US government either. Before USA can start ridding the world of tyrants and racism, they should fix things in their own nation.

Besides, I thought the US gave a statement yesterday that they hadn't given Saddam to the Iraqi officials yet and would't for several days. Heh... Yeah. Trust Yankee Doodle Dandies. Your government sucks and that's the truth.

Now, about the actual Saddam getting hung, I really don't care about that either. If the Iraqi people are so miserable under Saddam, think about the tyrants in Africa and South-America then. Those tyrants are left to go and probably won't be disturbed as long as they dance in the rythm that the US government tells them to. This world won't be peaceful as long as we have Bush hanging around


My interpretation: Unless one lives in a perfect society, one shouldn't leave one's borders. AND even if one lives in said perfect society you must "liberate" Africa first, correct?




At Last!! The world has one less dictator.

He was a President you fool!!!





:p

Arreat
12-30-2006, 01:28 PM
Here is the events leading up to the execution(video):

http://preview.tinyurl.com/uqvve

They even executed his dog!

———————
English translation
———————
Dog of Saddam executed.
Iraq: Shortly after the execution of the dictator Saddam Hussein, his dog Blondi followed the same fate to the gallows. Contrary to Saddam, Blondi’s execution was broadcast live in full length. Some minor complications arose, which dragged out the death struggle to unbearable lengths. Animal activist group PETA has filed a formal complaint to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.

http://www.islamofascisme.dk/?p=314

Spider AL
12-30-2006, 01:29 PM
I see that some of us haven't come very far since the days in old England when hangings were staged for public entertainment.

Personally I'm sickened by all the juvenile comments that have sprung up all over the internet in the past twenty-four hours, essentially gloating over the killing of a human being.

Whether the person being executed deserves to die or not, only complete neanderthals would ever take pleasure in such an execution. Especially when those neanderthals were never harmed by the criminal in question. I would understand Saddam's victims feeling palpable elation at his death... but Americans? What did Saddam ever do to America? Oh, apart from buy lots of arms from the US... and attack the ideological enemies of the US...

As for all this nonsense like "now there's democracy in Iraq it's all okay", and "hooray, the world has one less tyrant", it's just mindless regurgitation of irrational propaganda. But that's all I'll say on the matter, as there's another thread in the Senate in which the topic was thoroughly well explored:

http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=172318

I encourage anyone who's "happy" that Saddam's dead, to go and read it, and ruminate on the questions asked therein.

RoxStar
12-30-2006, 01:36 PM
^ Spider AL = Thread Winner

Dagobahn Eagle
12-30-2006, 02:28 PM
Yes, him and:
Yeah, the world has one less dictator and it makes ABSOLUTELY NO difference.2-0.

Good job, though, PETA. I can just picture your newest slogan: "Protecting the rights of to-be-executed animals everywhere to die without pain!".



True, his lackeys are still around to do the damage. However this assures that he will never have a chance to get away somehow and do more damage himself. Especially with him going back and forth between countries and stuff, anything could've happened.Yeah, I can just picture Saddam breaking out of prison, getting back into the Middle East, and taking control over Iraq again. A very likely scenario indeed.

Kill the leader and the rest will follow.Except a lot of times that just doesn't work. Especially when the leader is not leading your enemy (or can you show me a connection between Saddam and, say, Al-Q'aida?).

Mike Windu
12-30-2006, 03:22 PM
I totally called everything Spidey said yesterday.

never harmed by the criminal in question

Spose it's that whole principle of "ding dong the witch is dead." But I have found no reason to celebrate someone's death.

Grey Master
12-30-2006, 03:38 PM
He was a President you fool!!!

Does a President kill his own people?
Only a dictator inspires fear and kills those who oppose him. :snear:

Mike Windu
12-30-2006, 03:42 PM
Does a President kill his own people?
Only a dictator inspires fear and kills those who oppose him.

It's a joke.

Note the :p.

Grey Master
12-30-2006, 03:48 PM
I don't joke. :disaprove

Mike Windu
12-30-2006, 03:58 PM
Uh huh.

But Roxstar does.

RoxStar
12-30-2006, 04:19 PM
I'm "Mr Jokey"

http://www.metrotimes.com/sb/88814/CINDodgeball.jpg

Grey Master
12-30-2006, 04:25 PM
So inmature, we are talking about something serious here!! :fist:

Tyrion
12-30-2006, 04:51 PM
So inmature, we are talking about something serious here!! :fist:

You were just telling us something that we all already know.

(For the record, I felt Saddam would've done better rotting away in a prison cell for the rest of his life. Doesn't mean I had shed a tear at his execution, though.)

Anthony
12-30-2006, 05:13 PM
Yay.

Samnmax221
12-30-2006, 06:16 PM
*NO* ~ET

igyman
12-30-2006, 06:41 PM
Some people. Since just about everything has been said here and in the thread in Ahto (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?p=2237652#post2237652), I'll just say that I completely agree with Spider, Lynk and anyone else who doesn't gloat over Saddam's death. To all you people who gloated: you disgust me! I've always been careful with words, but this time I honestly don't care if this offends anyone - you gloaters disgust me! Say whatever you want, but I for one was really sad to hear that Saddam was hanged. I was sad because it meant a victory for that greedy b***ard Bush and his totalitarian regime.

ET Warrior
12-30-2006, 06:52 PM
If anyone makes another attempt to post a video or picture of the execution there WILL be repercussions. That is NOT acceptable. AT. ALL.

Titanius Anglesmith
12-30-2006, 06:52 PM
you gloaters disgust me!
Amen, brother.

How anyone can take pleasure over a man's death is beyond me. And you people who actually want to watch the man die....that makes me sick. I can't say it anywhere close to as well as Spider Al, but I completely agree with what he said.

This is not a victory in the cause for freedom; this is a victory in the cause for revenge. Bush didn't like Saddam because, as he so eloquently put it, "After all, he is the man who tried to kill my daddy."

Monkey Mania
12-30-2006, 07:00 PM
Now that Saddam is gone, is the world any better than it was?

Titanius Anglesmith
12-30-2006, 07:06 PM
Now that Saddam is gone, is the world any better than it was?
Answer- No.

Saddam isn't quite as important as so many people seem to believe.

TiE23
12-30-2006, 07:58 PM
Now that Saddam is gone, is the world any better than it was?
Answer- No.

Saddam isn't quite as important as so many people seem to believe.

Huh? So the people that were effected for the worse don't get off any better? Weird. I thought they rather liked it, even if it didn't affect the future of life on this planet or anything it was still a step in the right direction if I do say so myself.


They even executed his dog!

———————
English translation
———————
Dog of Saddam executed.
Iraq: Shortly after the execution of the dictator Saddam Hussein, his dog Blondi followed the same fate to the gallows. Contrary to Saddam, Blondi’s execution was broadcast live in full length. Some minor complications arose, which dragged out the death struggle to unbearable lengths. Animal activist group PETA has filed a formal complaint to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.

http://www.islamofascisme.dk/?p=314

1) Always wait on PETA to be the only one to bitch when they kill a dog, but not give a rat's ass on when they execute a human being. Reminds me of something else (http://www.joesabia.com/images/hol3.jpg), too...


The organization was criticized again in 2003 when Newkirk sent a letter to then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat in response to a Jerusalem bombing attack, in which a donkey was loaded with explosives and blown up. After being "bombarded with calls," according to a PETA spokesperson, Newkirk asked Arafat to appeal to those involved in the attacks to keep animals out of the conflict. When criticized for involving herself on behalf of the non-human victims only, Newkirk told the Washington Post: "It's not my business to inject myself into human wars."
"Umm, yeah. Could you stop using field animals to make bombing attacks? We don't mind you using people to kill other people in large explosions as long as you don't use animals. Thanks."

2) Also, da-****? The dog's name was Blondi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondi)?!?!

Edit: Holy crap, just in the 2 minutes writing this post the Wiki was updated.

narfblat
12-30-2006, 08:11 PM
What did Saddam ever do to America? Oh, apart from buy lots of arms from the US... and attack the ideological enemies of the US...
Saddam betrayed our trust, and abused the position we put him in. How would you like it if you found that you had helped someone to become a mass murderer? Wouldn't you feel partly responsible for stopping him?

And how could his attacks on our "ideological enemies" be a good thing? These attacks were much less justified than our invasion of Iraq.

I'm not happy that he had to die. I would have preferred him alive and properly governing Iraq, instead of attacking countries and murdering his own people.

LightNinja
12-30-2006, 09:02 PM
Huh? So the people that were effected for the worse don't get off any better? Weird. I thought they rather liked it, even if it didn't affect the future of life on this planet or anything it was still a step in the right direction if I do say so myself.


I dont know if they really like it, but I'd better like to put him in prison in a 3x3 meters room for all his life than just killing him.

TK-8252
12-30-2006, 09:22 PM
Saddam betrayed our trust, and abused the position we put him in. How would you like it if you found that you had helped someone to become a mass murderer? Wouldn't you feel partly responsible for stopping him?

He certainly didn't betray our trust - we betrayed his. When we sold weapons to Iran during that whole Iran-Contra thing, we were arming his enemy. He didn't like that. That's why he got pissed at the U.S. - because of the Iran-Contra scandal. And this is certainly not the first time that the U.S. had helped create a mass murderer. We funded Osama bin Laden and his men to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan.

And how could his attacks on our "ideological enemies" be a good thing? These attacks were much less justified than our invasion of Iraq.

It meant that we didn't have to do it. He fought the Islamic fundamentalists within his own country. He didn't allow al-Qaeda to operate within his country - he saw them as a threat to his power. Now we are stuck fighting every single extremist group in Iraq that didn't dare cause trouble during Hussein's reign.

Arreat
12-30-2006, 10:20 PM
I have the video of his execution, I just saw it. It's kind of graphic, but you don't see any blood or anything. I think it's a cellphone video. *NO* ~ET

TiE23
12-30-2006, 10:41 PM
I dont know if they really like it, but I'd better like to put him in prison in a 3x3 meters room for all his life than just killing him.
I don't see how that would help solve any problems.

Also, I'm getting weird vibes. We didn't execute him, the Iraqi people did.

*NO* ~ET

Mike Windu
12-31-2006, 01:01 AM
I'm pretty sure we're not sposed to talk about the details of the execution, judging from the 2 posts ET just edited.

Totenkopf
12-31-2006, 02:28 AM
I was under the impression that he was merely cutting links that graphically displayed the execution. While that bit of censorship is stifling (afterall, ET and others DON'T NEED TO ACCESS THE LINK if such content offends them), he didn't stipulate that discussion was out of the question. Otherwise, this thread should be closed to prevent ANY confusion on that matter. Seems to me that ET is being heavy handed, but I suppose it's his right as a moderator.

ET Warrior
12-31-2006, 03:16 AM
Indeed, why, we should start allowing links to hardcore pornography and illegal warez. After all, those who don't desire it don't have to access those links.

And yes, it might be a bit heavy-handed for me to be censoring the descriptions of it, but I feel that kind of material is HIGHLY inappropriate for this forum.

I didn't mention that in my earlier post, so I'll do it now. No graphic descriptions of the execution, no videos, and no pictures. If anyone here is curious enough, they can do their own search of the internet, it shouldn't be too difficult.

LightNinja
12-31-2006, 09:24 AM
I don't see how that would help solve any problems.

Killing him doesn't solves any problems, at least at my own point of view. If what they want is some kind of revenge it'd be worse for saddam to live in prison in a small room till the day he dies, and if what they want is justice, again i'd pick the same choice.

But hey he's been executed and all that stuff so it doesn't matter anymore.

Lady Jedi
12-31-2006, 11:57 AM
You know what? I think it's safe to just go ahead and give this thread a nice lock down. If any of you would like to further discuss the death of Saddam, the Senate Chambers are there for you.