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Saddam dies

Post by Lad » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:52 am

Saddam is dead. I think this is great news for Iraq. Now he is out the way there will be a blip in violence and then in the medium to long term things will be better. There is nothing left the insurgents can fight for, but their own pride.

On this link there is video of the final moments before.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle ... 218485.stm
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Post by appleton » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:23 am

That is good news but I don't see much changing. Simply because there is a set of supporters that support Saddam. These people are probably now angry.
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Post by Lass » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:31 pm

'Saddam dies' ... er, about time too ... ;)
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Post by Romulus111VADT » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:50 pm

Good, it's about time he was sent to hell....[attachment=81]

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RE: Saddam dies

Post by Luke » Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:25 pm

I think we'll have to wait and see about whether the violence will decrease, but it's great news that the world is rid of him.
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Post by Lass » Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:58 pm

In the short term, I don't think his death will do a great deal to help the current situation in Iraq (though I could be wrong there - wish I was). In the long term, I think it will make a big difference. :)
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Post by KDSM » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:40 pm

Yes he is finally dead. They disrespected him in every way they could.

1) Killed him on a major Holiday (Eid)
2) Hung him as opposed to fireing squad (apparently hanging is reserved for the lowest of low criminals)

So as the shi'ite rejoice the sunni's get po'ed expect to see violence escalate in the next few days
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RE: Saddam dies

Post by appleton » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:49 pm

1.) Yes, That was a bad decision but I guess it had to be done sometime. The Iraqi government had already said he would be dead before the end of the year.

2.)Well I think the hanging was deserved. Maybe he should have thought about the consequences of his actions all those years ago.

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RE: Saddam dies

Post by KDSM » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:58 pm

[quote=matt]
1.) Yes, That was a bad decision but I guess it had to be done sometime. The Iraqi government had already said he would be dead before the end of the year.

2.)Well I think the hanging was deserved. Maybe he should have thought about the consequences of his actions all those years ago.

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Thanks! :sign0092:

But saddam was a meglomaniac and had delusions of granduer and I beleive he truely thought he was the madi. He got what he deserved.

But I cant help but wonder what would have happened if they soldiers that found him tossed a grenade in his spider hole instead of telling him to come out.
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RE: Saddam dies

Post by appleton » Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:12 pm

But I cant help but wonder what would have happened if they soldiers that found him tossed a grenade in his spider hole instead of telling him to come out.
*wonders if the solider would be investigated* Not sure on that one. Saddam would have been blown to bits of course and it would have saved some money (in trial/prison/execution costs) though! :)
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