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Saddam Finally Caught

By vassil3427
Dec 14, 2003
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  1. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    Wooo hell yah baby!

    Now are we just gonna keep him in captivity and left him live or what?

    I say either A or B:

    A; Fry him in oil like you would fry a french fry
    B; Give him ebola!
  2. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    That's a good start. It would have been better to find Osama, we probably would have shot him on sight ;).
  3. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    I say stick him in a cell and let you kids (ok, younger folk) loose on him. :D
  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    No matter what happens to Saddam now, I hope this will be an impetus for all the violence still going on to stop. Maybe peace will at last come to Iraq, but I'm not sure it will.
  5. allc0re

    allc0re TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I just hope now he'll help us track down other anti-Americans in the middle east who keep suicide bombing everything.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    Come on guys, I've had to delete some posts in here on opposite ends of the spectrum. If you can't made a comment in here intellegently without trying to get a rise out of people that may disagree with you just don't post, we don't need threads on this forum that are going to make enemies among members.
  7. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Really, what is the point of all this celebration? Killing him would be illegal (geneva), and would probably make him a martyr and increase the violence. Imprisoning him will cost you *millions* over time.

    Although I think this post is probably going to be deleted, especially considering my 8 hour or so argument with SNGX in the IRC channel at the start of the war :)
  8. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 822

    By killing him I was talking about execution after conviction through the new Iraqi court. The US goverment has already stated that is where he will be tried, and convicted. He's obviously going to die after all of the murder he commited....
  9. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    i think we should give him a sex change operation so he looks like paris hilton. then we dress him in a mini skirt and tube top and drop him in a muslim village in afghanistan or pakistan
  10. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Thats good news, I hope the coallition forces will continue to focus on hunting down Saddam Hussein's counterparts as well Osama bin Laden and crew.
     
  11. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    I think that the very best thing we could ever do is give him the justice that he denied others.
  12. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Most people seem to think we should give him exactly the sort of justice he gave to others.
  13. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    But that is where we then send out a message to the Middle East that this sort of thing is OK. Its not. Its not OK to execute people without a fair trial, etc.

    We need to show them about democracy, peace, justice. OK, we are not exactly a perfect model ourselves, but its a start and how we deal with this man, and see that justice is done, will effect the outcome of democracy, peace and justice in the middle East.

    We need to be civilised and fair. I don't exactly think that the man is going to be let off with a parking ticket, do you?
  14. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    A completely fair trial can become very tricky and boring. When was the last time Mr. Milosevic appeared in the news? The guy was arrested over 2 years ago, the trial began about 20 months ago and it still goes on. Noone remembers or cares really anymore.

    People want show. Like the Evil being ran over with a tank (preferrably live news coverage) or subjecting him to some sick stereotypical idea of all muslim men.
  15. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 175

    Sorry let me get this straight Nodsu, you actually belive in executing somebody without a fair trial?
  16. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

  17. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 175

    Well Im glade the british are involved because they dont belive in the death penelty.
    Heres one of my favorate sayings just for you nodsu:
    Its better that 100 guilty men go free then for 1 innocent man to go to jail.
  18. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    I bet the guy who said that never had his car stolen :p
  19. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 175

    I have had serious amounts of stuff stolen from me but I still say it.Just imaine the tourment eating your mind if you were in jail for something you didnt do or worse awaiting your death on death row(I cannot actually belive that a westernised country still has the death penelty in this day and age)

    But just one more question bfore posts are deleted or the topic is locked, why do average Americans hate Saddam Husaine?
  20. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    But say if someone mugged you, another one stole your car and a third one beat up your mother. And then you were asked if you would like to let them go free (with 97 other really mean criminals) so one guy wouldn't have to sit a year for something he didn't do. And you know that those guys let free wil break into your house the next night and murder your family?
  21. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Many dictators / leaders have committed a lot of crimes, genocides and so on. Yet I haven't heard "average Americans" having same kind of opinions about Pol Pot, Ceausescu, Hutus in Rwanda and others like they have about Hussein.

    Back in the 80s when Iraq used chemical weapons against Kurds, the US was actually helping them. (story)
    When Iraq invaded Kuwait, it was the United Nations who ordered Iraq to withdraw, not the USA. story

    After an attack to US on 11th Sep 2001, an attack that was planned by Osama Bin Laden and carried out by al-Qaeda (story), US declared "war on terror" and, for some reason, considered Iraq to be a threat too. (story)
    Terror, n.
    1. Intense, overpowering fear. See Synonyms at fear.
    2. One that instills intense fear: a rabid dog that became the terror of the neighborhood.
    3. The ability to instill intense fear: the terror of jackboots pounding down the street.
    4. Violence committed or threatened by a group to intimidate or coerce a population, as for military or political purposes.
    5. Informal. An annoying or intolerable pest: that little terror of a child.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

    War against that is, in my opinion, impossible to win.

    (story)

    It's been over a year since resolution 1441 was passed and no WMDs have been found.

    Conclusion: I can only think of one thing An average American would have against Hussein - having their loved ones killed in a war against Iraq, but that's because they were ordered to go there.

    Personally I'm glad that there's one brutal dictator less in this planet (granted, he's still alive, but not ruling).
  22. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 822

    I am an Average American, and I do have something against him. Just like me, all those who died under his rule were human beings. Nationality means little, they were still human lives. A man that is that much of a monster has no business ruling a country....
  23. raebabe

    raebabe TS Rookie Posts: 64

    If watching a fair trial is so boring then why did so many people tune in when O.J. was on trial?

    I think if reporters find the angle they did when he was on trial then it could be interesting. Instant gratification isn't always the answer. If we think about it we have more time to think how to punish him best.

    I mean, look at all the stories that will be told by those that were tortured or by the families of those that were killed. If we have a speedy trial we won't have any of that come out legally. Any one could come out and say they were tortured and make up some BS kind of story but if they are in court it will be investigated and if they lie they will be punished.
  24. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 175

    Isnt the U.N like 51% us funded?

    U.S supplyed chemicle wepons I must add.

    What about Bush? Do you know how many of your fellow humans(living in the us) die from lack of health care? to be honest I dont think a monster like bush has buissness in ruling a country.

    What If that one guy was you? And what happened to your "justice and freedom needs sacrifice"?

    Its nice of you to post your views and im sorry if i have offended you in any way, i just wanted to post my views because i see this from a totally different angle to you.
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