Uncertainty can be happiness

"Security is a false god," or running around the world as an FSO

Ding Dong, the [$%&%] is Dead….

Posted by quirksalight on December 29, 2006

At 6am in Iraq (12/30/2006), 3am GMT (12/30/2006), 10pm EST (12/29/2006), Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging for crimes against humanity for the deaths of 143 people in the village of Dujail in 1982. May those who died by his actions find this to be justice in their name.
News articles from NYT, Al Jazeera, BBC and CNN are here.
But even when dead he’s a pain in the ass. What to do with the body is a big question now, as in death he may become a martyr and his grave would most definitely become a rallying point. Personally, I believe that the body should be cremated and the ashes scattered over hundred of miles to at least remove a physical rallying point for further conflict. Of course, the execution itself may become one, but whether that will unfold is something we’ll have to wait and see.

UPDATE: Saddam is getting a proper burial in Awja (near Tikrit), his home village. Whether the grave and the execution be a catalyst for future violence is still uncertain. Though it is quite evident that the violence rages on in Iraq, unabated.

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