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UH60FtRucker
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Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:57 am

I am a little surprised when I signed into ANET, to see that no one has already posted this news! I looked online for a news source - but not even Drudge had the news. But I'm sure the news won't stay local for very long.

Anyway, my battalion's S2 - a major - just walked in and told us....

"Saddam is dead."

I don't relish celebrating the death of another human, but I am thrilled that we are finally through with this murderous thug.

But alas - as wonderful as this news is - I doubt my job will be any easier this evening when I go out on a mission in Fallujah.  Yeah sure Actually- in all honesty - considering how "Sunni saturated" Fallujah and Ramadi are... I bet my job gets HARDER in the short term.

In all fairness, I doubt this will be a turning point. Just like the deaths of Uday and Qusay was not a turning point. And just like the death of Al-Zarqawi was not a turning point. The only true turning point will be when the military sends us more troops... so we can kick the living shit out of the insurgency!!!!!  gnasher 

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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:59 am

I, neither, rejoice in death... but I am glad this guy got what he put on his plate!

Sorry that your job will be harder now, for the short term. Although, I know the world will be better off in the long term.

Good riddence

[Edited 2006-12-30 04:05:16]
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:59 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter):
I am a little surprised when I signed into ANET, to see that no one has already posted this news!

Not on CNN yet, which is probably why it hasn't been posted.
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 1):
I, neither, rejoice in death... but I am glad this guy got what he put on his plate

Same here, but good riddance.

UH, watch yourself out there, things may get worse pretty soon.


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UH60FtRucker
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Not on CNN yet, which is probably why it hasn't been posted.

Is this not a big thing back home? I mean, I would expect NBC,ABC,CBS,etc... to all be interrupting their shows with the usual "BREAKING NEWS!" headlines.

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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 1):
I, neither, rejoice in death... but I am glad this guy got what he put on his plate

What goes around, comes around, Saddam - you join Milosevic on the other side...
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:04 pm

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
Is this not a big thing back home?

It's been on all the networks, just "awaiting news" and "imminent" all day, now changing to "within minutes".
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:04 pm

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
Is this not a big thing back home? I mean, I would expect NBC,ABC,CBS,etc... to all be interrupting their shows with the usual "BREAKING NEWS!" headlines.

Not yet. Still the same thing for the last hour, "no news yet, he has been delivered to the place where it will happen".
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:05 pm

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
Is this not a big thing back home? I mean, I would expect NBC,ABC,CBS,etc... to all be interrupting their shows with the usual "BREAKING NEWS!" headlines.

Believe me, they have been going on about his 'impending' execution all day. Except his execution is just that, impending. There has been no official confirmation of his execution yet among the major media outlets.
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:05 pm

On FOXNews they are saying that he is at the gallows. Thats it. And they are saying they get live updates.


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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:06 pm

A bad end for a unfair trial. Not to say I like that guy, but nobody deserves to die, man shall not kill.

In any case, I am really shocked about the CNN coverage. It is just disgusting, killing people is not a TV event, but they do broadcast like it was a sports event. To be fair, on Larry King there were some fair interviews, so it was not one-sided. But this sensationalism is disgusting. They are talking about a human being, even if he is a criminal. This reminds me of the McVeigh execution, another example of how not to do a public broadcasting.
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:06 pm

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
Is this not a big thing back home? I mean, I would expect NBC,ABC,CBS,etc... to all be interrupting their shows with the usual "BREAKING NEWS!" headlines.

It is big news...

but they all have to write up the TV script, write the pages, and stuff I'd think. I guess you got it basically first hand. It has to filter a while to us.
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:07 pm

Surprising to see that its not anywhere on CNN, BBC etc.

Anyway..its done. Hope things don't get too bad there UH..take care mate.
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AeroWesty
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:07 pm

CNN just announced it happened "10 minutes ago".
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:08 pm

Serbian TV Newsticker - Saddam has been executed according to Reuters report received.
 
UH60FtRucker
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:09 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 6):
It's been on all the networks, just "awaiting news" and "imminent" all day, now changing to "within minutes".

Well jeeez.... I hope I didn't do something I DETEST! - Post shitty information!

I respect my S2 (by the way: the S2 Shop is your Intelligence/Counter-Intelligence guru) - he's a stand up guy and extremely intelligent and well connected. But I hope he wasn't wrong.

Perhaps the mods should delete my post until OFFICIAL sources can verify this?

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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:09 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 10):
A bad end for a unfair trial. Not to say I like that guy, but nobody deserves to die, man shall not kill.

Where do you get that from?? Or is that "man shall not kill, IMO"? If you get it from the Bible, which so many people do, the Bible also says "an eye for an eye".
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:09 pm

Good riddance. May Saddam burn in hell.

Still, sad to know your job will be one hell of a lot more difficult than before, UH60. Try to stay safe!
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:09 pm

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
Is this not a big thing back home? I mean, I would expect NBC,ABC,CBS,etc... to all be interrupting their shows with the usual "BREAKING NEWS!" headlines.

I have the BBC and CNN sites up here at work. They both have the headlines that the hanging is "imminent". Who knows, maybe they're checking their sources, or getting a delayed feed (unlikely in this day and age, though). Who knows. Just keep your head about ya, dude. Hope your job doesn't get any tougher.

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allstarflyer
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:10 pm

It's official on CNN - breaking news - Saddam is dead. The reports are in here at home.

http://www.cnn.com/

BTW - strange that the BBC site still has up that it is "imminent". Thought BBC was tops in the world in news reporting.

Now FoxNews.com is lagging, too. They say it's imminent.

Edited for grading the major news sites - some of 'em are just slow. How could they lag on something like this? How much bigger can the news get?

-R

[Edited 2006-12-30 04:13:58]

[Edited 2006-12-30 04:16:47]
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:11 pm

MSNBC now reports that Saddam has been hanged.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16389128/

More to follow.
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:11 pm

http://www.cnn.com/

CNN Breaking News.
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:11 pm

MSNBC is so slow to report stuff. They're still referring to him in presence tense.

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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:12 pm

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 19):

beat me by two seconds lol
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:12 pm

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 16):

Just 1000 years of humanistic tradition. If you disagree and prefer to live in the middle ages again, your choice. I am happy we have the 6th extra protocol of the European Convention of Human Rights.
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:12 pm

Fox News is reporting it now as well. Rot in hell you son of a bitch. This a good day for Iraq.
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:12 pm

Dont you guys think death was a little harsh?

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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:13 pm

"Ding, dong Saddam Hussein is Dead!"

This is one death I won't even hide the fact I'm happy about.
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:14 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 24):
If you disagree and prefer to live in the middle ages again, your choice

I do disagree. If you want to call right now the "Middle Ages", so be it. I'll call it "TheSonntag's fake Middle Ages".



But this isnt the place to discuss what time period, or name of an era we are in.
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:15 pm

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 26):
Dont you guys think death was a little harsh?

No.

Remember all his own "countrymen" he killed?



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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:15 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 10):
A bad end for a unfair trial.

So are you saying he is not guilty? The man is guilty enough said. It was gona happen anyways and this was done in Iraq courts and not American courts. So if thats how the Iraqies want to try them then thats how they do it.

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 16):
the Bible also says "an eye for an eye".

Old Testiment but thats for a different thread.

Now help me understand what went on here, Sadam was killing Sunis or Shites? Or was he just killing anyone and everyone against him?
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:16 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/

Breaking news on the scroller (no actual article yet)



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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:17 pm

The first videos are just coming in.



Mark  Wink

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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:18 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 32):

My sentiments exactly! I love it!
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:18 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 32):

Sweet

[Edited 2006-12-30 04:24:07]
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:18 pm

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
Is this not a big thing back home? I mean, I would expect NBC,ABC,CBS

Not hardly.. FoxNews was the only one I saw covering it live. but did not report it officially until 10:10EST. They did add it had happened at 0600 Local, but waited until they had confirmed information
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:20 pm

Saddam was a mass murdering fuck head for sure. I hope that his maker is swift and just with his sorry ass.

I'm a bit more concerned about what this will mean in the coming days. Be careful out there; these nuts are not afraid to die(and take out innocent people in the process) to prove a point.
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:21 pm

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 28):

Indeed it is not. It is more, what KIND of world do we want to live in?

I do not want to live in a world where the rule of law is replaced by the rule of revenge. Besides, read the bible, probably exodus 20, 2-17 (2nd book of Moses, 20, 2-17): It says you shall not kill.
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:21 pm

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 35):
Wow.

Just wow.

Modern technology... just a few minutes after he's gone, video is up online. Wow.

Uh, you do realize what that was, don't you?  rotfl 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:21 pm

While I fully support the bastard's hanging I find this quote from Iraq's PM quite ironic:

“Our respect for human rights requires us to execute him, and there will be no review or delay in carrying out the sentence,” al-Maliki said.


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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:22 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 36):
Not hardly.. FoxNews was the only one I saw covering it live. but did not report it officially until 10:10EST. They did add it had happened at 0600 Local, but waited until they had confirmed information

My bad, I was wrong about FoxNews - it's just their "Breaking News" part up top on the website is in bad color in yellow. They stink. I don't like CNN so much, but their layout is better. My  twocents  .

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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:22 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6218485.stm

There we go. See ya sucker!

US troops and Iraqi security forces are on high alert for any violent backlash.

I should hope my guys are too....



Lee

[Edited 2006-12-30 04:23:54]
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:23 pm

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 39):
Uh, you do realize what that was, don't you?

LMAO now I do... I posted before I watched... dumb me...
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 30):
So are you saying he is not guilty?

Guilty yes. Nevertheless the trial was unfair. It is proof GWB failed completely. If he wanted to bring justice to Iraq, he failed, because if you compare this trial to any US trial, you see the difference. This is no where near the same standard of legal certainty. Witnesses weren't heard, the lawyers were not protected, and the whole legality of the court itself can and should be questioned. This was not a regular court.
 
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 35):
Modern technology... just a few minutes after he's gone, video is up online. Wow.

P. T. Barnum was right, after all.  Wink
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:28 pm

I just pray that god will forgive him for what he has done in the past...He got what he deserved...
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:29 pm

ABC just broke into 20/20 re this about 2 min ago...
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:29 pm

Excellent news! Now if only executions here in the US could be carried out that quickly for criminals who are 100% guilty with no question about it.


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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:29 pm

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 1):
I, neither, rejoice in death...

I can't also.

He deserved a severe sentence but I can't agree with the death penalty [Thou shalt not kill]. Nevertheless, what is done is done and The Lord will also judge him.
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RE: Saddam Is Dead

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:29 pm

CNN just reported that they are going to show photo's of him, hanging already.

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