The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Decapitation

I questioned, in a recent article, whether matters with regard to making Saddam a martyr after his state "lynching" could be made any worse.

Well, it seems that the current administration in Iraq has managed to do just that; with the bungled hanging and decapitation of one of the two allies of Saddam, Barzan Ibrahim - Saddam Hussein's half brother - and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, who was chief judge of the Revolutionary Court.

Seemingly this bungled execution has been filmed, and the footage actually shows the decapitation of Barzan Ibrahim.

Officials claim that the video will never become public.

Believe that?

I don't!

The USA, UN and EU have all expressed dismay at the execution, some more so than others.

Needless to say, this latest fiasco hardly draws the poison from those that claim the current administration in Iraq is merely a Shia mob intent on exacting retribution on the Sunni minority.


skechy said...

I don't believe it is physically possible to pop off your head with a large rope... if it really was true, we'd see the video. Though, even the video wouldn't necessarily provide the truth.

Someone cut this mans head off.

Anonymous said...

sketchy, accidental decapitation is a well known risk of hanging, it all involves the weight of the executee, and the length of the drop. the "large rope" you talk about didn't "pop off" his head. his body -- presumably at least 150 lbs. -- was torn from his head at the neck, when his head came to an abrupt halt at the end of his drop, but his body kept going. oops. should have made the drop shorter.