Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Dec 29, 2006.
It's 10:10pm Eastern time and FOX News says an Arab news source is reporting that Saddam is dead.
What a shame huh!
I only hope his death does not spawn a rash of violence against Americans
Bring it on.
(Like there hasn't been violence against Americans, especially in Iraq, BEFORE Saddam assumed desert temperature?)
The server at Proflowers.com is now overloading as antiwar, Bush hating, terrorist appeasing libs place their orders to send to Saddam's family
CNN Worries Around the Clock: 'Will Saddam Suffer in Death?'
Posted by Tim Graham on December 29, 2006 - 15:32.
MRCs Michelle Humphrey passed along an example of CNN already feeling the pain of Saddam Hussein. On Thursday nights "Anderson Cooper 360" re-aired Friday in the 9 AM hour CNN reporter Randi Kaye did a whole story suggesting the idea that hanging Saddam was a cruel and outdated mode of execution. This is the same program that recently focused on the coldly efficient killers of American troops without focusing any sympathy on their suffering. Instead, they focused on how insurgents supposedly tried not to slaughter innocents as they shot at American troops.
Kaye began: "This is what is Iraq's government calls the death chamber. Soon, Saddam Hussein will be here to meet the same fate as these men. This is what his final moments will look like. But we wanted to know what hanging will feel like. Will Saddam suffer in death?"
Kayes expert witness was forensic specialist Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, who theorized that there wont be conscious suffering: "My suspicion is that there is no consciousness when a person is hung."
Kaye related that some countries and states still use hanging: "Hanging has been used for centuries, dating back 2,500 years to the Persian Empire. Today, it is still used in many Middle Eastern countries. In the United States, New Hampshire and the state of Washington still allow prisoners to be hanged...Serial child killer Westley Dodd was executed by hanging in Washington back in 1993. He told CNN he wanted to hang because that's how he killed one of his victims. The last hanging in the U.S. came three years after Dodd, in 1996, when convicted murderer Bill Bailey was hanged in Delaware. The outdoor gallows used in that execution were later torn down."
CNN then emphasized that Saddam wont die immediately, the poor man: "At three minutes, the brain will be dead from insufficient oxygen." She complained to Kobilinsky: "With such a tight noose, three minutes seems like a very long time to actually cut off somebody's air."
Kobilinsky: "Well, it's a matter of the brain going into a -- a certain mode, where it tries to conserve energy and use whatever oxygen is available as efficiently as possible."
Kaye, reading dramatically: "When the brain runs out of oxygen, the person will be declared dead, even though the heart may beat for another 10 minutes."
On Thursday night, Anderson Cooper popped a question to Kaye that further underlined the grotesque:
Cooper: "This may be a dumb question. Why a hood? They often put a hood over people?"
Kaye: "Well, according to Dr. Kobilinsky, who we talked with today, who you just saw in our story, he said, under that hood, there would certainly be a grimace. The -- the -- the face would actually contract. The muscles would contract, which is an automatic reflex from the noose and not being able to breathe. He said that there are -- are also reports of hemorrhaging or bleeding into the white parts of the eyes. But he set us straight on that today. He said that doesn't happen, because, actually, the arteries and the veins, they are shut down. They are closed down right here, so the blood isn't actually supplying any pressure to the brain, or even into the eyes. So, you wouldn't actually see any of that."
Cooper replied: "So, it seems to be more for people who are witnessing it, less than..."
Kaye: "He thinks it's -- right. He thinks it's actually either just part of the tradition or just to disguise what is, I'm sure, a very horrible, very disturbing face under that hood."
By the way, the rotating orange circle in the corner of the CNN screen Thursday night had "HANGING HUSSEIN" on one side, and on the other, "WILL IRAQ ERUPT?"
CNN.com Home Page Photo Gives Saddam the 'Deceased Statesman' Look
Posted by Tom Blumer on December 29, 2006 - 23:10.
It has just been announced that the other two dudes were not hanged afterall. Here is my conspiracy theory! They hanged a double, he had a few of them you know. Thee were NO American witnesses! They used a hood! The other two (including his half brother) have recieved a stay indefitnitly.
Ut - Oh!!!!!!!
The death of a tyrant brings a smile to my heart. The world is a better place without him.
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