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Saddam Crony ‘Chemical Ali’ Is Hanged

From a deeply saddened Agence France-Pressee:

Saddam’s henchman ‘Chemical Ali’ hanged

January 25, 2010

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Saddam Hussein’s notorious henchman "Chemical Ali" was executed on Monday, an Iraqi government spokesman said, a sentence carried out around a week after he received a fourth death sentence.

"The condemned Ali Hassan al-Majid has been executed by hanging until death today," said spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh in a statement.

On January 17, Majid was sentenced to death for ordering the gassing of Kurds in the northeastern town of Halabja, one of the worst atrocities of late dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime that killed an estimated 5,000 people.

Three-quarters of the victims at Halabja were women and children, in what is thought to be the deadliest ever gas attack carried out against civilians.

The conviction for the gas attack that came as the Iran-Iraq war drew to a close in 1988 was the fourth time that Majid, better known by his macabre nickname, has received a death sentence.

Handing down the ruling, Judge Abud Mustapha al-Hamani branded Majid’s offences as "deliberate murder, a crime against humanity" when the verdict was delivered amid muffled applause in the courtroom.

"Al hamdulillah, Al hamdulillah (praise be to God)," said a stone-faced Majid, in a hearing broadcast on television.

Majid’s execution had previously been held up by legal wrangling. The first execution was due to have been carried out by October 2007 but delayed so as not to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

A close cousin of Saddam, Majid earned his moniker for ordering poisonous gas attacks in a brutal scorched-earth campaign of bombings and mass deportations that killed an estimated 182,000 Kurds in the 1980s.

He had already been sentenced to hang for genocide over the Kurdish offensives when in December 2008 he received a second death sentence for war crimes committed during the ill-fated 1991 Shiite uprising in southern Iraq.

Last March, the Iraqi High Tribunal handed down a third death sentence over the 1999 murders of dozens of Shiites in the Sadr City district of Baghdad and in the central shrine city of Najaf…

More good news.

If only we could learn from Iraq about how to deal with blood thirsty mass murderers.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 25th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Saddam Crony ‘Chemical Ali’ Is Hanged”

  1. proreason says:

    Can we send Drooling Barney to Iraq?

  2. jobeth says:

    ” If only we could learn from Iraq about how to deal with blood thirsty mass murderers”

    Dang! I just hate it when someone beats me to my comment! lol

    Why ARE we trying to be so ‘tender’ and ‘fair’ to a murderous bunch who’s own people (muslims) aren’t burdened with like sentiments for their own mass murders.

  3. Fuzzlenutter says:

    I’ll bet most Leftist’s are in heavy mourning today…

  4. wardmama4 says:

    I was quite surprised to hear this, this AM – It is nice to see Iraq doing thing correctly and without years of wasted monies and ‘show’ trials.

  5. Client 9 says:

    What representative is Obama sending to the funeral?

    • canary says:

      Client 9, lol cute. I imagine Obama will hold a private memorial. Will any video or photos be released so we can be sure?

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Will some one fetch the Clintons their coffee now?

    Hey Ali?
    Say hello to a sober Ted Kennedy before it’s dance time with Hitler.
    “Know what I mean?”

  7. Reality Bytes says:

    I can see it now – “This is not a hanging! Right now, the Iraqi people are electing me their leader! This is not a r………………………………………….

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