December 30, 2006

The Execution Video
— Ace

Obviously a macabre content warning.

Posted by: Ace at 02:21 PM | Comments (81)
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1 guess malaki lied about Saddam's last words

Posted by: Village Idiot at December 30, 2006 02:26 PM (zoBWw)

2 a man so vile only a palestinian could love him.

Posted by: ben at December 30, 2006 02:36 PM (qCROK)

3 could not happen to a nicer guy.

Posted by: ben at December 30, 2006 02:36 PM (qCROK)

4 They should have gassed the guy.

Posted by: mesablue at December 30, 2006 02:42 PM (DzeyU)

5 Cool.

Man, he just barely stayed in one piece.

The next asshole we need to kill, and you who you are out there, should get crucified.

It's all about attitude adjustment.

Bye-bye, cocksucker!

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2006 02:44 PM (FWrFx)

6 WTF?
I expected a little more professional quality.
Looks like someone gave the video camera to his 10 year-old, ADD afflicted sister. They kept forgetting they were supposed to be filming.
After working many Magic acts during my career, my mind kept saying "Switch".

Posted by: Retired Geezer at December 30, 2006 02:47 PM (/zHrd)

7 For cripes sakes, was the cameraman the same guy who filmed the Area 51 autopsy?

Posted by: Bart at December 30, 2006 02:52 PM (1qs6r)

8 you wingnuts think he's really dead?

wake up.

Posted by: saddam truther at December 30, 2006 02:55 PM (1qs6r)

9 I made a model of Saddam Hussein out of rabbit cages and when I kicked it his neck didn't break.

Fake.

Posted by: z ryan at December 30, 2006 02:57 PM (zqgUK)

10 ~/ we had joy, we had fun
we had seasons in the sun
but the fun that we had
made a lot of people mad ..../~

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 30, 2006 02:58 PM (dTi2n)

11 You can tell it is a holographic Saddam because the shadow from his nose is 3.75 degrees off from WHAT IT IS IN MY CALCULATIONS!

Posted by: Fox Mulder at December 30, 2006 03:02 PM (FWrFx)

12

Ugh. Like Bismarck said, you don't want to see the sausage being, er, strangled.


What's troubling is that apparently some of Sadr's thugs did the deed. Not the army.


Only helps the status of the Sadr army at the expense of the Iraqi Army.


Not good.


Posted by: EricH at December 30, 2006 03:04 PM (zauWt)

13 I saw a flash from the grassy knoll behind the guy in the blue jacket.

Plus, the guy in the tan jacket, the one adjusting the noose, is named Lee Harvey Achmed.

Come on, people! Do I have to draw you a picture!

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2006 03:08 PM (FWrFx)

14 Update:

Saddam is still dead.

Posted by: fugazi at December 30, 2006 03:09 PM (E4LW5)

15 That was gnar gnar by far far.

Still I'll sleep just fine tonight.

Posted by: pajama momma at December 30, 2006 03:10 PM (+Aq+d)

16 That was almost crappy enough to be a fake. I don't suppose it was a fake, but it sure was aweful.

Posted by: S. Weasel at December 30, 2006 03:15 PM (3FW2H)

17 Seems pretty harsh to me.
What did this Sadaam guy do anyway?

Posted by: billy! at December 30, 2006 03:20 PM (YW379)

18 Seems pretty harsh to me.
What did this Sadaam guy do anyway?
Posted by billy! at December 30, 2006 08:20 PM


He brought Zimas to a Superbowl Party.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2006 03:28 PM (FWrFx)

19 >>
He brought Zimas to a Superbowl Party.

Heh!

And little pussy party napkins. with a lacy border.

Posted by: Tushar D at December 30, 2006 03:33 PM (9ULFg)

20

Seems pretty harsh to me.
What did this Sadaam guy do anyway?
Posted by billy! at December 30, 2006 08:20 PM


Refused to make a courtesy flush, ever.  Always making a mess like this guy (scroll down to 2:54 pm -- it's right under that).


Posted by: cranky at December 30, 2006 03:48 PM (Xj2Ev)

21 We just saw the video. The wife says the cameraman should go next.

Posted by: Tushar D at December 30, 2006 03:50 PM (9ULFg)

22 That wasn't macabre!! That sucked. The only good thing is that he is still dead.

Posted by: LCDR MacKay at December 30, 2006 04:24 PM (gv2wC)

23 Still it was better than Star Wars I, II, and III.

Posted by: Don Carne at December 30, 2006 04:26 PM (RJDcF)

24 Tushar, my wife shoots video, won't watch this, but is laughing her butt off at what your wife said.

Posted by: harrison at December 30, 2006 04:28 PM (yYMAJ)

25 Jeez man.

For my billion or so per year can I get on the list for a decent camera-person please?

OK, thanks.

Posted by: Dwilkers at December 30, 2006 04:29 PM (vAapX)

26 After getting numerous 'yellow cards' over the years from various officials (the UN carded him a dozen or so times), he finally gets the 'red card' - out of the game.

Posted by: profligatewaste at December 30, 2006 04:34 PM (3AaSM)

27 That isn't the video that the Iraqi government shot, that was a camera phone that someone in there had.

Posted by: Stankleberry at December 30, 2006 04:38 PM (5x5Ao)

28 What was the last thing that crossed Saddam's mind before he died?


His adam's apple.

Posted by: jmflynny at December 30, 2006 04:47 PM (iAdm7)

29 Hmmm. Not a peep from the Dems such as Biden, Kerry, Dean, Hillary, etc.

It's tough to say anything when the Koskids are so riled up, I guess.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2006 04:56 PM (FWrFx)

30 Its like riding through a haunted house at the county fair, the strobing, hanging corpse kind.

Tob

Posted by: toby928 at December 30, 2006 04:59 PM (PD1tk)

31 I love the sound of a snapping neck in the morning.



It sounds like Victory.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2006 05:00 PM (FWrFx)

32 I wish someone would have told those masked assholes to shut up, with their "Lahuwaa" this and "Ahwaluu" that. No wonder there's so much bloodshed over there, I listen to that for 2 minutes and I want to shoot someone!

Beautiful video.

Posted by: JohnW at December 30, 2006 05:20 PM (Dc9q6)

33 OMG!

Hey look everybody! I'm on the net!

Boy, was I nervous. I had never been hanged before.

Do I look fat?

Wow, my head almost came off. That would have been gross.

OMG! Look over there! It's Hitler! Hey, Motherfucker!

Wazzup, bitch!

Posted by: Saddam Hussein at December 30, 2006 05:23 PM (FWrFx)

34 Man, that's satanic. I can't believe you'd post the link to video. Isn't it enough to know that he's dead?

If you're a Christian, Ace, you should think about being mindful of what you publish. And if you're not a Christian, well, clearly, you need to find the Lord.

Posted by: Sick at December 30, 2006 05:30 PM (O2B0E)

35 What, do you suppose, were his last thoughts?

Martyrdom?
Virgins?
Peace?

How many people actually know the moment of their death and what goes on, privately, inside one's head? A prayer for forgiveness I would hope. Of course, that would require remorse, and I can't believe that he felt any.

Posted by: jmflynny at December 30, 2006 05:31 PM (iAdm7)

36 Call me sane but this looks like a scene from a HIDDEN camera that wasn't supposed to be there. The loss of picture just before he's hung looks like whoever is trying to conceal the camera teporarily. Bearing this in mind it's a great video.

Posted by: RD at December 30, 2006 05:31 PM (IpxVF)

37 You bastards!

This ugly bitch is already messin' with my shit!

All my CDs are out of sequence and my fucking iPod is missing!

I'm reincarnating this asshole back to your place. Look for a kid from Cindy Sheehan and Hugo Chavez.

Posted by: Satan at December 30, 2006 05:31 PM (FWrFx)

38 I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it.

Posted by: Mark Twain at December 30, 2006 05:32 PM (i2YG7)

39 It looked like he became very emotional in the final seconds.

Posted by: Bart at December 30, 2006 05:37 PM (gZZzC)

40

Video quality pretty bad, camera work worse; still, better than "Friends With Money".


Posted by: Barry at December 30, 2006 05:38 PM (kKjaJ)

41 He probably saw the faces of all the people he shot point blank in the head while they were on their knees pleading for their lives.

Posted by: Bart at December 30, 2006 05:38 PM (gZZzC)

42 Gerald Ford wasn't the best president in the world, but I don't think he deserved this.

Posted by: Canker at December 30, 2006 05:39 PM (O2B0E)

43 They need to dump his corpse in an unmarked grave! That would be justice.



Posted by: Mr Minority at December 30, 2006 05:42 PM (gwfvN)

44 Strangely, Saddam is offered a scarf to protect his neck. Now, really!

One of the guards must have thought that he was a training seminar for excutioners, he seems to be describing to Saddam the whole process of hanging and what he must do to make the whole thing go smoothly.

Saddam is also offered a hood but, apparently, refuses it. Good call. The hood does not help the prisoner, it actually adds to the terror. Its sole use is to make the witnesses not have to watch the prisoner's face as he is killed.

Posted by: jmchez at December 30, 2006 05:42 PM (x9L80)

45 he finally gets the 'red card'

I remember reading an account once -- not sure whether it was verifiable -- of a condemned murderer who fought the guards all the way, struggling, yelling, and cussing the whole time they were wrestling him into the chamber and strapping him in to the chair. He might even have gotten a shot or two in on the guards.

At long last, the exasperated executioner bellowed, "That's enough shit outta YOU," and hit the switch. Those words came to mind when I heard the news last night, and hopefully someone said something to that effect before they pulled out the trapdoor on him.

I think the cameraperson is the same one who shot "The Blair Witch Project." Must have trouble getting gigs over here after that.

Posted by: Alex at December 30, 2006 05:46 PM (1oJn1)

46 'They need to dump his corpse in an unmarked grave! That would be justice.'

I hear that's the plan. Same as Al-Zarqawi.

Posted by: ErikW at December 30, 2006 05:52 PM (pP7x+)

47 The Kos freaks must have photoshopped Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, etc. into this video by now.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2006 05:59 PM (FWrFx)

48 I got some fine Allah-lovin' honeys lined up for serious Hangman action!

Posted by: Saddam's Hangman at December 30, 2006 06:04 PM (FWrFx)

49 What is posted on the net was shot by a witness using his cell phone. There was an official camera man. He was interviewed after the execution and said that he was standing on the platform when the trap door opened. I don't think the official film has been released. There are some translations of the arabic on lgf.  

Posted by: kma at December 30, 2006 06:32 PM (dFRci)

50 Wow, does death video make you look fat or what? If Sadsack Hussein hadn't died he'd've had to go find jenny craig.

Posted by: sandman arriveth at December 30, 2006 06:42 PM (A+E39)

51 BY the way, didn't Saddam look youthful and carefree just as he felt that trapdoor give way. Clearly the Iraqis have alot to learn about carpentry, if they can't even keep the floor from giving way. Naturally, I an somewhat disappointed with the way our tax dollars can't even get a decent floor built over there. Shameful. But that popping noise you hear in the background...priceless.

Posted by: sandman arriveth at December 30, 2006 06:47 PM (A+E39)

52 perhaps they could find time for maury povich, margaret cho, the Baldwin brothers(just about any of them would do) and dennis rodman. no reason to waste a perfectly good gallows and accompanying room full of ululating fundamentalist asswipes, is there?

Posted by: sandman arriveth at December 30, 2006 06:50 PM (A+E39)

53 Personally, I find men in masks chanting in arabic more macabre than the actual hanging.

Posted by: kma at December 30, 2006 06:52 PM (dFRci)

54

It looked like he became very emotional in the final seconds.


Bart, I thought the same thing.  I thought it looked like he actually began to cry.


Dennis Miller, speaking of capital punishment, said that there are some people who are so evil that you have to thin the herd.


Saddam just got culled.


Posted by: cranky at December 30, 2006 06:54 PM (Xj2Ev)

55 those weren't chanting arabic men but the Angelina and Brad caravan, hoping to adopt Saddam before he suffered abuse by adults. If you look carefully you can see Ed Norton, bad actor and Pitt hanger-on lurking near the steps trying to get an
autographed photo from Brad. The rest of the group was leftover revelers from the TOMKAT wedding. Xenu was THIS CLOSE to clearing Saddam to the next level...he didn't have the cash, sadly enough.

Posted by: sandman arriveth at December 30, 2006 07:00 PM (A+E39)

56 No matter how you cut it, that death video was still better than any movie by Steven Seagal or Hulk Hogan. The budget was probably bigger,too.
It deserves a sequel more than Snakes on a Plane, that's for damn sure.
I nominate Margaret Cho for the sequel. She's already hanging around.

Posted by: sandman arriveth at December 30, 2006 07:11 PM (A+E39)

57 What, do you suppose, were his last thoughts?


Tacos

Posted by: Purple Avenger at December 30, 2006 07:18 PM (GlKkD)

58 "You better wake up! The world you live in is just a sugar coated topping. There is an other world beneath it, the real world; and if you want to survive it you’d better learn to pull the trigger."

Posted by: Dr. Savage George at December 30, 2006 07:40 PM (ZsV9R)

59 his last thoughts:
did i leave the iron on?

Posted by: sandman arriveth at December 30, 2006 07:57 PM (A+E39)

60

Saddam's last words;


 


"Do you know who I am?!"


Posted by: Barry at December 30, 2006 08:01 PM (kKjaJ)

61 Saddam's last thought?

I would LOVE to see what Spurwing says about this!

Posted by: wiserbud at December 30, 2006 08:05 PM (56ssE)

62

The whole execution has a rushed feel to it, like they were making it up as they went. There should have been a band, maybe a drum corps to play a long drumroll right before the trapdoor opened. You know, make a ceremony of it.


Maybe sell t-shirts: "Hangin' With Saddam! Baghdad 12/29/06"


Well, the fucker's dead now. Piss Be Upon Him.


Posted by: Barry at December 30, 2006 08:20 PM (kKjaJ)

63

I never saw Paris!


Posted by: Saddam Hussein at December 30, 2006 08:36 PM (PkcQ9)

64

Eat shit and die, bitch.


Posted by: CraigC at December 30, 2006 09:01 PM (Q5zkN)

65 I never saw Paris!

Shut up, perv.

Posted by: Paris Hilton at December 30, 2006 09:19 PM (+0mTQ)

66 These virgins all look like Helen Thomas. 

Posted by: Saddam at December 30, 2006 09:31 PM (GlKkD)

67 The quality of this video is on par with the Michael Richards meltdown video....except not as offensive.



Buh-bye, Sad-am.


Posted by: Dr. Remulak at December 30, 2006 10:07 PM (E8/nP)

68

Remember, the witnesses are packed in like sardines, jostling for position & view. Don't blame the camera guy, it's not his fault. All that prayin and stuff was creepy.


If only Ford were still president, he could have pardoned Saddam!


Carter would have sent a hit team, then chickened out.


Regan would have Star Wars lazered him! Bzzztt! Smoking pile of Saddam ash!


Bush Senoir would have sent the troops to kill Saddam's ass, but the UN would have stopped them.


Clinton would ask Saddam to "kiss it"


Finally! A president who gets the job done! Hooray for Bush Jr!


Posted by: 5Cats at December 30, 2006 10:40 PM (cVijR)

69 Sorry everyone, got distracted in the middle of fending off a wave of spam. Old Comments Thingy is now fixed.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 31, 2006 02:25 AM (A9tur)

70 Thanx, Pixy.

I never got the hang of the New Comments Thingy.

Posted by: wtf at December 31, 2006 04:09 AM (t3Mks)

71 Saddam should've been wearing a helmet cam. That would've solved the shaky camera problem.

Posted by: Sodom at December 31, 2006 04:22 AM (kLFDz)

72 The food here sucks, but at least it's hot.

Posted by: Saddam Hussein at December 31, 2006 04:32 AM (FWrFx)

73 Wow. My Bulldogs pull off a win AND Saddam gets put down? I gotta buy some lottery tickets.

Posted by: UGAdawg at December 31, 2006 05:23 AM (alGm/)

74 THEY SHOULD BURY HIM WRAPPED IN A PIG SKIN , JUST TO BE DOUBLE SURE HE NEVER GETS TO MOSLEM HEAVEN. ALSO , IS THAT WHAT THESE UPRIGHT , NON-DRIVING , NON-VOTING , MODEST , HOMEMAKING MOSLEM WOMEN GET WHEN THEY GET TO HEAVEN , TO BE ONE OF A MARTYRS 72 WHORES . SOUNDS WEIRD TO ME

Posted by: GRANT at December 31, 2006 06:49 AM (saCsq)

75 Toss his body in the pit under the outhouses at the nearest Marine base. Then, nothing but Taco Bell for the Leathernecks for the next month...

Posted by: Cybrludite at December 31, 2006 08:16 AM (ubhU4)

76 It would have made a better video if all the executioners would have worn past US presidents masks.

Posted by: Bid Swede at December 31, 2006 02:38 PM (xEn0I)

77 What, was Michael J Fox holding the damned camera? Ding Dong, saddam...and good riddance.

Posted by: drolmorg at December 31, 2006 08:43 PM (dIXHC)

78 And now, direct from the seventh level of hell, Saddam and Zarqawi in that classice duet: You don't bring me flowers!....

Take it boys!

Louder! Shout out like you gotta pair!

Big finish!

Now that's entertainment, Ladies and Gentlemen. Give them a big round of applause.
Don't forget the tshirts and CDs on the way out!

Posted by: Duhgee at January 01, 2007 06:40 PM (1Z12S)

79 I GOT THE T-SHIRT DUHGEE . ITS A BIT TIGHT ROUND THE NECK , BUT IT HANGS WELL .

Posted by: GRANT at January 05, 2007 07:31 AM (saCsq)

80 Sadam... Was he from Iraq or Afghanistan? Ah yes, Iraq, the same place that caused 9-11. No wait that was Afghanistan. Iraq was where Bin Laden ran his terrorist operations. No, that too was Afghanistan. Was Al-Qaida associated with Iraq? No, that too was Afghanistan.  Hmmm? Afghanistan is the place that was trying to sell oil worldwide and now only sells to coalition countries. Nope , Iraq has the oil and with Sadam out of the way the US now controls it... Poor Sadam; never wanted to hurt an American, never allowed terrorism, ensured Iraq citizens obeyed the law, obeyed the UN sanctions and never had any WMD's. Too bad he had oil and wanted to keep his coutry's wealth in his country. Oh well, now he's gone and maybe someone will remember to restart the hunt for Bin Laden... If the US can ever afford to send troops any place but Iraq. Bin Laden's people are is still out there and had nothing to do with Sadam or Iraq!!! Want to know why they haven't attacked the US since 9-11? Because a key rule of war is to never interrupt your enemy when he's doing something wrong. Even Bin Laden is a George Bush supporter.

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