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2006-12-30 Iraq
Sammy dangles
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Posted by Fred 2006-12-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [755 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Welcome Sammy
Posted by Satan">Satan  2006-12-30 00:21||   2006-12-30 00:21|| Front Page Top

#2 Sic semper tyrannis.
Posted by Scott R 2006-12-30 00:34||]">[]  2006-12-30 00:34|| Front Page Top

#3 Burn in HELL, ya' worthless bastard.

No doubt you've met your 72 Virginians by now....

I've been trying for the last few hours to balance my checkbook and pay bills, but kept getting interrupted by checking for further comments on Rantburg.

1 bottle of champagne (good stuff, not the cheap rotgut most people buy), cheese 'n crackers, sesame toast w/butter, and lots of bacon later, I've finally finished. (paying bills, not celebrating ;-p)

Will check out other post-midnight posts, then goodnight, y'all. See ya' on the flip side. It's a GREAT day for humanity. Leftists - not being human or humane - can go to Hell. :-D
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2006-12-30 00:37||]">[]  2006-12-30 00:37|| Front Page Top

#4 Comments seem kinda light Barbara. I think you might as well go to bed and see what appears in the morning. :-)
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2006-12-30 00:57||   2006-12-30 00:57|| Front Page Top

#5 It's the Mother Of All Hangings™!
Posted by Free Radical">Free Radical  2006-12-30 00:59||   2006-12-30 00:59|| Front Page Top

#6 #4 Scooter - I'm just hoping I'm not embarrassed by my comments in the morning when I'm sober.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2006-12-30 01:01||]">[]  2006-12-30 01:01|| Front Page Top

#7 Haaaalelujah
Halee lujah
Terrific news for all, hello Rantburgers I've missed you a lot, have been without connection. Am at internet cafe now but miss you greatly
Posted by anon1 2006-12-30 01:21||   2006-12-30 01:21|| Front Page Top

#8 Wonder if it was a rush for New Year so we can really party tonight, 2007 will not see that scum on the face of the earth!!
Posted by anon1 2006-12-30 01:23||   2006-12-30 01:23|| Front Page Top

#9 Welcome back anon1! And yes, what a better year 2007 will be without Sammy's shadow darkening it.
Posted by Steve White">Steve White  2006-12-30 01:29||   2006-12-30 01:29|| Front Page Top

#10 Sammy's Rosebud moment will be fun to watch over and over again. When can we download it?
Posted by Destro_in_Indiana 2006-12-30 01:59||   2006-12-30 01:59|| Front Page Top

#11 Save yourselves the blood pressure elevation - don't read Al-Beeb's 'have your say'. To say the fellow travellers are wailing and gnashing is an understatement - sheesh!...
Posted by Tony (UK) 2006-12-30 02:21||   2006-12-30 02:21|| Front Page Top

#12 As Coroner, I must aver I thoroughly examined her him. And she's he's not only merely dead, She's he's really, most sincerely dead. - the Coroner
Let the joyous news be spread — The Wicked Old Witch Dictator at last is dead!
With apologies to Frank Baum.
Posted by GK 2006-12-30 02:27||   2006-12-30 02:27|| Front Page Top

#13 Drat, and double drat! - I was just in the middle of a search for that GK! - good one!
Posted by Tony (UK) 2006-12-30 02:31||   2006-12-30 02:31|| Front Page Top

#14 From CNN:

Rubaie, who witnessed the execution, said the former leader was "strangely submissive" to the process. "He was a broken man," he said. "He was afraid. You could see fear in his face." Rubaie said that Hussein carried with him a copy of the Quran and asked that it be given to "a certain person." Rubaie did not identify that person.

On Al-Arabiya television, Rubaie said the execution took place at the 5th Division intelligence office in Qadhimiya. He said Hussein refused to wear a black hood over his head before execution and told him "don't be afraid."

"It was an Iraqi operation from A to Z," he said. "The Americans were not present during the hour of the execution. They weren't even in the building."

"Saddam's body is in front me," said an official in the prime minister's office when CNN telephoned. "It's over." He said that celebrations broke out after Hussein was dead, and that there was "dancing around the body."
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2006-12-30 03:26||   2006-12-30 03:26|| Front Page Top

#15 Car-bomb already went off and Fallujah courthouse burned to ground. Although I wasn't aware Fallujah HAD a courthouse...

Oh well. I wonder if the sarcastic "Muqtada" was him thinking that Sadr wouldn't be alive much longer?
Posted by Charles 2006-12-30 04:03||   2006-12-30 04:03|| Front Page Top

Ali says he followed Saddam up the gallows steps, escorted by two guards. He stood over the hole and filmed from close quarters as Saddam dropped through—from "me to you," he said, crouching down to show how he shot the scene. The distance, he said, was "about one meter," he said. "He died absolutely, he died instantly." Ali said Saddam's body twitched, "shaking, very shaking," but "no blood," he said, and "no spit." (Ali said he was not authorized to disclose the location, and did not give other details of the room.)
Posted by Fred 2006-12-30 05:41||   2006-12-30 05:41|| Front Page Top

#17 Muqtada was his childhood camel.
Posted by Shipman 2006-12-30 07:06||   2006-12-30 07:06|| Front Page Top

#18 "He was a broken man," he said. "He was afraid. You could see fear in his face."

Tyrants are bullies, and bullies are cowards at heart. He died as he lived.
Posted by Mike 2006-12-30 08:13||   2006-12-30 08:13|| Front Page Top

#19 Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-12-30 10:43||   2006-12-30 10:43|| Front Page Top

#20 Shouldn't that be the Terran Empire insignia from the Mirror Universe?
Posted by Korora">Korora  2006-12-30 11:29||   2006-12-30 11:29|| Front Page Top

Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2006-12-30 13:37||]">[]  2006-12-30 13:37|| Front Page Top

#22 May Saddam Hussein's "72 virgins" all be half-starved dire wolves.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2006-12-30 15:08||]">[]  2006-12-30 15:08|| Front Page Top

#23 Couple of thoughts (beyond the obvious grim satisfaction):

1) From the LATimes account:

The charged silence that settled over the execution chamber was broken by an exchange between Hussein and four guards, who were apparently followers of Muqtada Sadr, the militant Shiite cleric whose father was killed by Hussein.

"Muqtada Sadr!" they cried out.

That part disturbs me - not for any concern over Saddam but as an indication of how deep the Shia rot goes in the Iraqi government and society.

2) I'm wondering if CNN will be "too sensitive" to play any videos of the actual hanging when they become available.
Posted by xbalanke 2006-12-30 15:40||   2006-12-30 15:40|| Front Page Top

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