Saddam's very public execution
Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006
Iraq govt to probe filming of Saddam hanging
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The Iraqi government launched an inquiry on Monday into how guards filmed and taunted Saddam Hussein on the gallows, turning his execution into a televised spectacle that has inflamed sectarian anger.
Full Article : khaleejtimes.com
These Lying Brutes: The U.S. with the U.S. installed Iraqi puppet government wanted the execution "unofficially" filmed and released publicly with the intent to show Saddam being humiliated then killed. No one could have been "inside" with a camera phone without authorization. The plan could have been to release the camera phone footage, and if it backfired then to claim that it was unauthorized and they would "launch an investigation".
In the short term the Bushes got what they wanted out of this exhibition (one less major witness to U.S.'s crimes against humanity), while the Iraqis would be more fragmented over the humiliation and killing of Saddam, with the added twist of it occurring on the holiest day (Eid al-Adha that marked the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage) of the Muslim year.
The spectacle of the hanging backfired and now we will see the fall guys. - Ayinde
How one mobile phone made Saddam's hanging a very public execution
Those close to him said he had wanted to die with dignity. Within a day, a million people had seen an illicit film of his last moments
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