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January 24, 2010

Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' To Hang For 1988 Gas Attack

Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' to hang for 1988 gas attack

The Sun News


Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" was convicted Sunday and sentenced to hang for ordering the most infamous of his crimes, the attacks against the Kurdish town of Halabja that killed more than 5,000 people in clouds of poisonous gas.

The fourth death sentence against Ali Hassan al-Majid for crimes against humanity serves as a reminder that victims of Saddam's atrocities remain determined to seek justice, as some politicians stoke the lingering bitterness toward the old Sunni-led regime to cement the Shiite domination that supplanted it.

For the still suffering victims of the assault on Halabja more than two decades ago, the verdict brought a sense of closure to an event that came to symbolize the brutality of Saddam's rule.


Wild Thing's comment........

He’s been sentence to dangle several times before. Each time he’s given a date, the authorities file new charges and demand he stand trial yet again. Interesting way to escape death, demand to go to trial for new capital charges. They should have sent him to the depths of hell a long time ago.

Ali was not alone. There were dozens of others and every one of those geniocidal maniacs should hang.

The attack was well publicized with pictures of the kurds lying in heaps, children, women etc. It is the main argument against the idiots saying there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They used gas to kill these kurds, if that isn’t a weapon of mass destruction I then I will eat my hat. The pictures were horrifying.

....Thank you Darth for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at January 24, 2010 04:47 AM


They should turn this guy over to the Kurds. They would make sure he makes a quick trip to the eternity of hell.

Posted by: TomR at January 24, 2010 11:58 AM

Iraq has become Californicated in it's laws.
I have to agree with Tom, let the Kurds have him. Televise the event in full color and sound for the world to witness.

Posted by: Jack at January 24, 2010 03:38 PM

Good idea Tom let the kurds deal with this scumbag. or send him out to the dessert and let the A-10's use him for target practice.

Posted by: Mark at January 24, 2010 09:12 PM

Tom, I agree, that would be sweet justice.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 24, 2010 11:09 PM

And yet the Commiecrat Left still claims "No WMDs". Thousands of gassed Kurds could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 25, 2010 04:06 PM