Scott on December 29, 2006 at 12:44 pm
So the latest report is that Saddam will be executed by Saturday.
Why is that a good thing? Because this world was created with Cause and Effect in mind, or as my students would say, “What comes around goes around.”
What Saddam sent out into the world through the evil and sadistic pleasure that guided his life is about to come back around and bite him right in the backside.
Some highlights of Saddam’s years on earth:
- Nearly 50 of his blood relatives were either murdered by Saddam directly or were murdered by his direct order.
- In 1988, Saddam’s order to use Chemical weapons in an attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja killed approximately 5,000 of his own Iraqi people.
- Between 1987-1988, Saddam had chemical weapons used on at least 40 other Kurdish villages.
- In 1991, in order to suppress the Kurdish and Shi’a uprisings in northern and southern Iraq, Saddam orders the deaths of between 30,000 to 60,000 people, mainly civilians. This included the destruction of nearly 2,000 Kurdish villages.
- According to watchdog organizations like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Refugees International, Saddam’s brutal government was responsible for the deaths of women and children, the deaths of entire villages, and the torture of individuals and entire villages (including the use of beating, starvation, eye gouging, genital electrocution, rape, dismemberment, etc).
My personal opinion â€“ Saddam is lucky to be getting off as lightly as he is with just being hanged. His death should involve being subjected to as many of the tortures as possible that he subjected his people to. With good medical care, he could probably last for days if not weeks as he is raped, beaten, starved, dismembered, electrocuted, etc.
When you look at his history, it is no wonder that the Iraqi government has been inundated with requests by people to be his executioner.
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