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Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:52 am
by Lad
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

RE: Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:23 am
by appleton
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.

RE: Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:31 pm
by Lass
'Saddam dies' ... er, about time too ... ;)

RE: Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:50 pm
by Romulus111VADT
Good, it's about time he was sent to hell....[attachment=81]

RE: Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:25 pm
by Luke
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.

RE: Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:58 pm
by Lass
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. :)

RE: Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:40 pm
by KDSM
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

RE: Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:49 pm
by appleton
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.

Welcome to the forum! :)

RE: Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:58 pm
by KDSM
[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.

Welcome to the forum! :)
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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.

RE: Saddam dies

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:12 pm
by appleton
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! :)