June 24, 2007

Chemical Ali To Hang

Another of Saddam Hussein's genocidal henchman will swing from the gallows. His cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known as "Chemical Ali", received the death sentence for murdering thousands in Halabja, and scores of thousands more throughout Kurdistan, in the late 1980s:

Two decades after Iraq's military laid waste to Kurdish villages, the Iraqi High Tribunal on Sunday sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali," and two others to death for their roles in the bloody campaign against the restive ethnic minority.

Al-Majid, a cousin of executed former President Saddam Hussein, was convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for ordering army and security services to use chemical weapons in an offensive said to have killed some 180,000 people during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. ...

Two others sentenced to hang for anti-Kurdish atrocities were former defense minister Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai and Hussein Rashid Mohammed, a former deputy director of operations for the Iraqi armed forces.

The Kurds in Halabja gathered today to celebrate that they lived to see justice done to the perpetrators of the worst chemical-attack atrocity in decades Unfortunately, 5,000 of their fellow Kurds didn't live to see it. That's the estimate of the men, women, and children killed by Saddam and Ali in their chemical-weapons attack on unarmed civilians, part of their campaign to kill off the entire Iraqi Kurd population.

It took Ali less than an hour to kill the 5,000, and leave 7,000 injured and maimed.

It took 19 years and the American invasion to bring him to justice.


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Comments (7)

Posted by newswitness80ssaymanthepower | June 24, 2007 9:43 AM

All praise Allah! Praise the Lord! Amen! Hallalujah!

Posted by newswitness80ssaymanthepower | June 24, 2007 9:48 AM

All praise Allah! Praise the Lord! Amen! Hallalujah!

Posted by Mark | June 24, 2007 10:14 AM

Hmmm....this is odd. How can he be charged with using WMD when Iraq "never" had any WMD? Hmm.....

Posted by Bill M | June 24, 2007 12:24 PM

Hmmm....this is odd. How can he be charged with using WMD when Iraq "never" had any WMD? Hmm.....

They must have missed the meme from the MSM.

Posted by Anthony (Los Angeles) | June 25, 2007 1:22 AM

The heck with "international standards for criminal trials." Ali got what was coming to him, and in a much more fair proceeding than his cronies ever gave anyone.

Posted by Rose | June 25, 2007 1:40 AM

Wonder if the rope will be long enough.

Posted by kevin r | June 25, 2007 10:49 AM

This is obviously a deception spread by Chimpy McHalliburton Bushitler to further the lie that Iraq had WMDs! All those Kurds probably died of natural causes.