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‘Chemical Ali’ Sentenced To Be Hanged

From a dismayed Associated Press:

Iraq’s ‘Chemical Ali’ Sentenced to Hang


BAGHDAD, (AP) – An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced Saddam Hussein’s cousin known as “Chemical Ali” and two other former regime officials to death by hanging for their roles in a 1980s scorched-earth campaign that led to the deaths of 180,000 Kurds.

Ali Hassan al-Majid, Saddam’s cousin and the former head of the Baath Party’s Northern Bureau Command, trembled and stood silently as the judge read the verdict.

The judge, Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, said al-Majid was convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for ordering army and security services to use chemical weapons in a large-scale offensive that killed or maimed thousands.

As he was led out of the court, al-Majid said, “Thanks be to God.” …

I actually agree with Mr. Al-Majid here.

But of course there will be outrage and protests from the usual suspects.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Sunday, June 24th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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