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Posted on 12/29/2006 9:11:00 AM PST by AVNevis
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I tried! LOL! :)
Take care. :)
This is better than going on my First Date that got delayed until tomorrow !!
Saddam at the site
CNN saying Saddam is at the execution site and it will happen in minutes.
Is the parade ground in the Green Zone?
Alam Crumb just said Hussein has "reached the execution site"
Saddam is now at the execution site.
Fox and CNN - Saddam has entered the execution site.
Anyone got a coupon for that Evelyn Woods Speed Reading Course?
I cannot for the life of me keep up. I walk the dog and I'm 760 posts behind.
I'm rooting for Mookie Sadr to go down next. I've really gotten tired of the daily rockets and mortars coming into the Green Zone from Sadr City. Since freakin' early November.
Yes the liberals are beside themselves because this is happening.
He has arrived at the site per FNC
Saddam is at the execution site!
Kurds await Saddam hanging with grim satisfaction
Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:50 AM IST
By Sherko Raouf
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Zanah Hadi, a 50-year-old Kurdish labourer, cannnot wait to see Saddam Hussein hang but like many in Iraq he fears the former president's execution could spark more violence.
"Every Kurd in Kirkuk and beyond is longing to see Saddam hanging on the rope from the gallows," he said on Friday evening as the hanging was reported to be just hours away.
"If Saddam is executed, I will fire 70 shots in the air and I will dance until I drop," he said.
He was closely following conflicting reports on Iraqi media on Friday as officials met to finalise the details of the hanging that some fear could deepen sectarian tensions already threatening to pitch Iraq into civil war.
An appeals court upheld Saddam's death penalty on Tuesday for crimes against humanity and Iraqi officials said he might be hanged before the Eid al-Adha holiday that starts on Saturday, coinciding with the haj pilgrimage to Mecca.
"I'm afraid this Eid may be a bloody Eid," Hadi said.
Saddam received the death penalty for his part in the killing of 148 Shi'ites in the early 1980s.
He was still on trial for genocide in a second case but his execution would mean those charges are dropped. He will also never be tried on other charges, including a chemical gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja that killed 5,000 people in 1988.
"It would have been much better for the execution to have taken place in Halabja, not in Baghdad," said Barham Khorsheed, 40, a Kurdish taxi driver in Sulaimaniya.
Norzan Yaseen, a 32-year-old teacher from the Turkmen community in Kirkuk, said Saddam's hanging would make no difference and she urged the government to concentrate on bringing security and basic services.
"The Iraqi government has brought nothing but calamities to the Iraqi poeple in the last three years," she said.
Ahmed Qasim, a 27-year-old farmer, said Saddam's trial had been a "political show orchestrated by the United States".
"During Saddam Hussein's time there was no violence or killings or terrorism or evictions," he said. "Now after the fall of Saddam, things have got worse. Executing Saddam Hussein will incite the Sunni Arabs' anger and may lead to a civil war."
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