http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4478728.stm IS IT WRONG TO EXECUTE AUSTRALIANS? They are hanging Nguyen Tuong Van in the morning. I am not myself in favour of hanging Australians. Iâm in favour of beheading them, but hanging is oafish. The government of Singapore has come in for a lot of criticism for this unpleasant fetish of theirs; but as long as they are sure, beyond all reasonable doubt, that he is Australian... As David C says in the comments, which of us can honestly put his hand on his heart and say that we havenât at some time wanted to hang an Aussie? I know I have. Let he who is without motes in his eye cast the first beam. I donât know why the government of Australia doesnât string up a couple of Singaporeans in retaliation. Thatâs what I would do. Itâs idiotic, but sometimes idiocy is all we have left.