Maliki wants to punish leaker of Saddam film

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Maliki wants to punish leaker of Saddam film
http://www.afp.com/english/news/stories/070103094100.oc7at7ub.html

Story also covered here:
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/03/africa/web.0102saddam.php

A quote from the first article:

On Tuesday, Munqith al-Faroon, the prosecutor who oversaw the execution, said in an interview broadcast on Al-Jazeera: "There were only two people who had mobile phones inside the room. I don't want to say their names."

"They were senior government officials," he said.


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Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the punishment might consist of? A weekend with Tony, Cherie and Maurice Gibb perhaps?
 
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i was going to suggest leaving him in a room with a pit bull...but they've been banned...
 
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Bouillabaisse said:
String 'em up, I say. Its the only language they understand.
Yeah, Saddam wouldn't dare say anything bad now, would he?!
 
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On a slightly more serious note, whatever happened to dignity in death?

Also : naivete aside for just a sec, does anyone else think of this as being anything other than victors revenge rather than that odd, quaint, concept of justice?
 
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Maliki wants to punish........

I don't think his boss will let that fly, and I don't mean the Boss of the USA.
 
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DontMentionTheWar said:
On a slightly more serious note, whatever happened to dignity in death?

Also : naivete aside for just a sec, does anyone else think of this as being anything other than victors revenge rather than that odd, quaint, concept of justice?
Even though I've always supported capital punishment, i've never seen it as anything other than revenge, as its never been about justice and its certainly not a deterrent. As this was revenge disguised as justice, dignity was never going to get a look in.
 
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Of course he wants to punish the guy who filmed it.

The leaked video exposed just how sectarian the execution of Hussein was, and the government didn't want the world to see it. Just goes to show f+cked up the country actually is!
 
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Bingo...

Iraq's PM longs to leave office

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has made clear he dislikes being the country's leader and would prefer to leave the job before his term ends.
In an extensive interview with a US newspaper, Mr Maliki said he would certainly not be seeking a second term.

A compromise choice, his tenure has been plagued by factional strife within both the country and government, and rumours the US has no faith in him.

"I wish I could be done with it even before the end of this term," he said.

"I didn't want to take this position," he told the Wall Street Journal. "I only agreed because I thought it would serve the national interest, and I will not accept it again."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6226953.stm

How long is it going to take us to realise the 'real' Iraqi Government is working against us, both covertly and overtly?

Strange, just reading this and I thought of that quote from Apocalypse Now.

Late summer-autumn 1968: Kurtz's patrols in the highlands coming under frequent ambush. The camp started falling apart … November: Kurtz orders the assassination of three Vietnamese men and one woman. Two of the men were Colonels in the South Vietnamese army. Enemy activity in his old sector dropped off to nothing. Guess he must have hit the right four people.

I'm not advocating whacking members of the Iraqi Government, but if we don't get to the black heart of the shadow Iraqi Government and administer heroic surgery soon, no matter how many troops are committed, I cannot see how we can ever hope to win.

Maliki already knows this, it's about time we admitted it too.
 
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Should have strip-searched all of them before and after....................pretty pathetic really, but it is Bremer's fault for not finding some Sunni General we could do business with to stand behind the Govt as in Turkey where the Army makes sure the EU does not turn secular Turkey into an Islamic Republic
 
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Update extensive article from CNN:

Second guard held in Hussein video investigation
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/01/04/saddam.execution/index.html

Extract: Adviser: Did videotaper act alone or for organization?
The first guard was detained Wednesday and will face charges, depending on whether he "acted alone and in the spur of the moment, or whether he planned beforehand and acted in coordination with others outside the court like media or political organizations," al-Maliki's adviser Sadiq al-Rikabi said.


Can't imagine the executions of the leading Nazis at Nuremburg being so chaotic and badly organised. What a shambles.

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depending on whether he "acted alone and in the spur of the moment, or whether he planned beforehand and acted in coordination with others outside the court like media or political organizations," al-Maliki's adviser Sadiq al-Rikabi said.
Utter garbage and the get out clause is already in the first part of the statement. Obviously the fellow has the gift of tongues to be able to chant Moqtada in mutiple voices.



Mark, I stopped reading Clancy after HFRO. He reads me now :D
 
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GuyT said:
Update extensive article from CNN:

Second guard held in Hussein video investigation
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/01/04/saddam.execution/index.html

Extract: Adviser: Did videotaper act alone or for organization?
The first guard was detained Wednesday and will face charges, depending on whether he "acted alone and in the spur of the moment, or whether he planned beforehand and acted in coordination with others outside the court like media or political organizations," al-Maliki's adviser Sadiq al-Rikabi said.


Can't imagine the executions of the leading Nazis at Nuremburg being so chaotic and badly organised. What a shambles.

More at http://www.tt-iraq.com

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Hmm, So I guess Munqith al-Faroon - the prosecutor was mistakened when he said that he saw only *2 high ranking government officials with mobile phones?

*(He also makes clear that the two officials were not Sami Askari Maliki's PA nor the Maliki's NSA Mowaffak al-Rubaie. A man who gave such a credible initial version of the events surrounding the execution and who never shouted the slogan 'Long live Mohammed Baqir Al-Sadr')
 
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Thanks for the link CR

"If you are asking me: 'Would we have done things differently?' Yes, we would have. But that's not our decision. That's the government of Iraq's decision," said Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a U.S. military spokesman.

He said that Saddam was "dignified" and "courteous" as he was transferred from US military control to Iraqi custody before he was executed.

"He spoke very well to our military police, as he always had, and when getting off at the prison site he said farewell to his interpreter; he thanked the military police squad," Caldwell said
 
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GuyT - The movie - Pierrepoint starring Timothy Spall, covers very eloquently the English approach to this act. Following Nuremburg he was well practised in the art of seven at a time. He perfected, it seemed, an efficient, clinical and dispassionate routine. Well worth a view.
 
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bob_lawlaw said:
GuyT - The movie - Pierrepoint starring Timothy Spall, covers very eloquently the English approach to this act. Following Nuremburg he was well practised in the art of seven at a time. He perfected, it seemed, an efficient, clinical and dispassionate routine. Well worth a view.
Thanks bob_lawlaw, I'll look out for it.
 
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PartTimePongo said:
Thanks for the link CR

"If you are asking me: 'Would we have done things differently?' Yes, we would have. But that's not our decision. That's the government of Iraq's decision," said Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a U.S. military spokesman.

He said that Saddam was "dignified" and "courteous" as he was transferred from US military control to Iraqi custody before he was executed.

"He spoke very well to our military police, as he always had, and when getting off at the prison site he said farewell to his interpreter; he thanked the military police squad," Caldwell said
Can't remember where I read it (Sorry, Sven :wink:) but the Arab media reported that some American soldiers (who had guarded him) saluted Saddam as he left.
 

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