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Chemical Ali Gets the Death Penalty


Don’t forget to send the Democrat Leadership(?) their condolences cards.

BAGHDAD, June 24 — As the judge pronounced five death sentences on the man Iraqis know as Chemical Ali, the defendant seemed on Sunday to be a shadow of the merciless enforcer who oversaw poison gas attacks that killed thousands of Kurdish villagers in Iraq’s northern uplands nearly 20 years ago.

At the age of 61, severely weakened by diabetes, the defendant, Ali Hassan al-Majid, leaned heavily on a walking stick for the 18 minutes it took the judge to read guilty verdicts on counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Unlike his cousin Saddam Hussein, whose shouted defiance nearly drowned out the judge who sent him to the gallows last year, Mr. Majid offered no protest until the judge ordered bailiffs to lead him from the iron-ribbed cage that serves as a dock.

“Thanks be to God, now I’m leaving,” he said gruffly, as he turned to limp from the courtroom in the old Baath Party headquarters, a place where his reputation as a man who relished handing out summary sentences to Kurds, Shiites and other supposed enemies of the old government — and overseeing the executions himself, with a ghoulish pleasure evident in official videos — made him almost as feared as Mr. Hussein.

Pool photo by Joseph Eid

Saddam Hussein’s cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid known as “Chemical Ali” stands in court as he listens to the verdict being pronounced.

 

Couldn’t have happened to a better guy.

NY Post:

The Kurds, who make up 20 percent of Iraq’s population, have long sought justice for the Anfal, or Spoils of War, campaign that scarred their mountainous region.

Chemical Ali and company claimed they were merely attacking Kurdish guerrillas who had sided with Iran in the last stage of the 1980-88 Iraq-Iran war. Historians say Saddam wanted to make an example of the rebellious Kurds to show what happened to those who defied his authority.

Majid – Saddam’s main enforcer whom he used to crush dissent – declared thousand of villages “prohibited areas.”

The villages were bombed and razed, and tens of thousands of villagers – including women and children – were slain.

Majid used mustard gas and nerve agents to do the killing, thus earning his grim nickname.

At his trial, Majid, now in his mid-60s, admitted telling troops to execute Kurds who ignored orders to leave their villages but denied using poison gas.

June 25, 2007 - Posted by | GWOT, Iraq, Jihadists, Justice, Terrorists, WMDs

13 Comments »

  1. Behold the legacy of “Chemical Ali”; http://www.kdp.pp.se/old/chemical.html

    Hanging is too good for this animal. Turn him over to the Kurds and let them dispense whatever judgement they feel is appropriate.

    Comment by dsolo | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  2. How “Christian” of you….

    Comment by talknowtownhallcom | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  3. I wonder if his head will come off when they hang him.

    Comment by raoul | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  4. And what he did was Christian according to you?
    It’s up to Iraq not you.

    Comment by cassygop | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  5. “How “Christian” of you….”

    And just what would you do with him you bleeding heart phony? Kiss him? Hold hands and sing kumbaya?

    Go look at the pictures retard than tell me he deserves mercy.

    Comment by dsolo | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  6. INRE #6…fix your own house first moron.

    Comment by snooper | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  7. Take a hike talknow. You come in here calling us nazis and kooks and then dare tell me to chill with the name calling?
    What’s the matter can’t stand reality? Chemical Ali murderd over 100,000 Kurdish men, women and children. They have every right to exact justice for the genocide this animal perpetrated on their own people. You jerks claim Iraq had no WMD’s…and never did? HAHAHAHA…fools, idiots. You people are the kooks..brain dead morons is a better descriptor.
    You are a two faced phony liberal nutjob, talknow…the same two faced phony liberal nutjob that went by the name peckham-lane and barrack ’08 and you dare talk down to me and others because we don’t agree with your idiot ideas and detest your childish arguments.
    You grow up boy. If you don’t like what we have to say…. leave. Nobody here asked you to post your drive-by cry baby rants.

    Comment by dsolo | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  8. The poor trolls seem to think they can dictate the rules. Not hardly. They lie a lot also. I was messing with this particular name-changing bigoted troll and IT got angwy and said, “So long loser”. IT came back as they always do. Must be into S&M.

    Comment by snooper | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  9. They are too stupid to realize their presence is neither needed or wanted.
    You must have just fallen off the watermelon truck…huh…loser.

    Go back to your hole cry baby. Bunch of know nothing shite -hawks.

    LOL, Snooper. How many liberal lefties do you reckon it would take to work up to a pound of brains between them?

    Comment by dsolo | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  10. How many? About 8M might do it.

    Comment by snooper | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  11. LOL. Sounds about right..

    Comment by dsolo | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  12. I said 24, where’s Jack?

    Comment by cassygop | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  13. “How many liberal lefties do you reckon it would take to work up to a pound of brains between them?”

    Pretty sure there aren’t enough.

    Good. I like the idea about giving him to the Kurds better, though.

    Comment by mdvp | June 25, 2007 | Reply


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