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The hanging of Saddam Hussein “violates all international laws” … according to international law-violation experts Hamas.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/01/2007 at 03:05 AM
    1. Oh, that’s rich.  I mean, so as to not be misunderstood, that I wish, really wish to be first to gnaw on the roasted bodies of Hamas killer/butchers.  (Ok, I know that’s a no-no, but still. . .)

      Hell, I’m not an Iraeli, nor even a Jew, but these f**kers just piss me off.  (Sorry)

      Posted by Gerry on 2007 01 01 at 03:27 AM • permalink


    1. ..who have no problems murdering innocent Jews all over the place, are claiming this “violates all international laws…

      They actually murder even more muslims than Jews, but somehow when muslims murder other muslims, the MSM remain silent.

      Posted by davo on 2007 01 01 at 03:31 AM • permalink


    1. #2 Davo

      That’s partly because the Muslims doing the killing don’t advertise it as much when they kill Muslims as when they kill Jews or Christians.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 01 01 at 03:37 AM • permalink


    1. Heh. Channel 7 propaganda news on Saddam’s last swing:

      (paraphrasing) Saddam had a humble end. Apparently his presidency was marked with pomp and ceremony – yes, they used the word pomp.

      Needless to say my 4yo learned another word as I shouted my opinion at the telly. Something along the lines of:Pomp? Ceremony? How about farking torture and murder of minorities, those who opposed him and whoever took his fancy? Farking idiots!

      And that’s the censored version. See? Censorship is sometimes worth having.

      Unfortunately Magilla’s ears nearly fell off, but since her vocabulary is not quite as extensive as mine, I think she’ll survive.

      I cannot understand how the news can bleat on about the sad end of Saddam. How he was taunted by his executioners before he dropped.

      Like I give a shit? We’re talking about a man (and I use that descriptor loosely) who was all for rape, mutilation, gassing, torture, murder, and any other words to describe the horrors he got up to and sanctioned.

      I knew there was a reason I don’t watch the msm noos too often.


      And don’t get me started on Hamas.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 01 01 at 03:37 AM • permalink


    1. Obviously a violent beheading was more to their liking.

      Posted by curious george on 2007 01 01 at 03:50 AM • permalink


    1. or maybe they should have strapped explosives to his waste and set them off in true HAMAS fashion.

      Posted by curious george on 2007 01 01 at 03:51 AM • permalink


    1. WTF – so NOW they’re interested in an international consensus of laws?  Kofi Annan must be having a heart attack.

      Someone PLEASE sell the UN building in New York to real estate developers!

      Posted by Sharon Ferguson on 2007 01 01 at 04:00 AM • permalink


    1. er….meant to make some equivocation between the UN and Hamas but…well, never mind.  Its 2 o’clock here – that’s my excuse…

      Posted by Sharon Ferguson on 2007 01 01 at 04:02 AM • permalink


    1. Hamas is complaining about violations of “international law”?

      I wondered why my irony meter was shattered when I came home from New Years Eve celebrations.  I ought to send the repair bill to Jimmy Carter.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 01 01 at 04:28 AM • permalink


    1. love hamas!
      It goes great with taboulie on kebab and shaworma rolls.
      Babaganoush is nice too.

      Posted by Squiffy on 2007 01 01 at 04:29 AM • permalink


    1. Paul Sheehan in today’s SMH provides an incredible insight into why a Palestinian state will never happen.

      Sample: “Through all the wars, terrorist bombings and threats of annihilation, and despite intense internal divisions, Israel has grown into a muscular economy of almost 7 million, with a per capita gross domestic product far higher than any Arab neighbours, including Saudi Arabia”.

      He blames the conflict between Hamas and Fatah for the current hopeless state and reckons the outlook for the Palestinians is grim indeed. The link is here.

      Posted by Bonmot on 2007 01 01 at 04:31 AM • permalink


    1. It doesn’t surprise me any more when people like Hamas try to use that sort of argument, flying in the face of all reason. What is more galling is the retailing of similar crap by our own msm, who seem intent on finding fault with his long overdue disposal.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 01 01 at 04:43 AM • permalink


    1. Hmmm. 7.30 Report whining about Saddam’s demise. Apparently history will view it in a negative light. Iraqis will be seen as bullying thugs because of the butcher’s last moments.

      Typical bloody lefties – can’t handle any sort of derision.

      Because Hussein was taken at short notice to the gallows, and humiliated and taunted as he prepared to die. “Those images are as powerful, more powerful as any images from this war.”

      More bleating about how this lessens any moral imperative we have to send men and women over there.

      Of course, the irony just slides on by this idiot John Burns in Iraq when he talks about how the Shi’ites were bludgeoned in their thousands, their hundreds of thousands, and by their taunting revealed themselves to be just as thuggish as Hussein.

      These idiots obviously have IQs through the roof. Got to be super brainy to think in a vacuum.

      Bloody nufnuf.
      As for images from Iraq?Michael Yonhas some remarkably powerful ones.

      Of course, the msm don’t want to show these ones.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 01 01 at 04:45 AM • permalink


    1. O/T completely, but who the f*ck is John Burns from the New York Times? F*cker is sitting there on my television calling everyone who had anything to do with Saddam’s hanging thugs.
      Mate, he looks like a poodle, and has the mental capacity of one.
      God, I like a lot of American things, but keep your journalists, please.
      Oh and I have always thought that Hamas is a lovely social group (to quote that Lowie boy pr*ck).
      Probably have a great bridge club, and like bird spotting, in between all the bombings, etc.

      Posted by 185600 on 2007 01 01 at 04:48 AM • permalink


    1. As I was writing, the ABC’s 7.30 Report reached into its box of approved commentators and came up with John F. Burns of the NYT, who proceeded to do them proud with his take on the execution. At first sight one could have been forgiven for thinking that he was part of the archival footage of the 1976 retrospective about cabinet papers. But no, he was in the here and now, with that hair, saying that it was all not worth any soldier dying for.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 01 01 at 04:58 AM • permalink


    1. I’m sorry to have to differ but it does in fact infringe international law.

      The Hagues Executions R Us Act 22 of 2004
      at Section 121(b)(1)(2) says –

      “Notwithstanding anything herein contained, no executioner shall be required to perform his duties if weather conditions are adverse
      or at ad verst they can’t delay the hanging it should be done indoors”.

      Ski Mask the First was forced to brave the rain to execute.

      He says Saddam even inquired whether it was in fact raining.

      “What are you worried about?” he replied.
      “I have to walk back in this!!”

      Posted by Mike 101 on 2007 01 01 at 05:01 AM • permalink


    1. #14, 185600, good call. Isn’t it odd that they can’t find one person who can actually think to present an opinion? There’s a whole website of them right here.

      God, I like a lot of American things, but keep your journalists, please.

      I’m in Hawaii right now, and I fully agree. In Australia, we have enough problem journalists of our own.

      #16, highly amusing. Congratulations.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 01 01 at 05:10 AM • permalink


    1. I guess that, according to Hamas, murdering innocent Jews is legal under international law. Who the fuck are these people to talk?

      I think Hamas were pissed that the words ‘Allahu Akbar’ weren’t screamed during the killing of Hussein.

      Posted by The Best Infidel on 2007 01 01 at 05:15 AM • permalink


    1. #15 Blogstrop: Well I don’t plan on dying, so Mr Burns can go an get f*cked. He sounded like he was sad about old Saddam’s death.
      If that is journalism, give me hearsay, at least its slightly more accurate. 🙂

      Posted by 185600 on 2007 01 01 at 05:18 AM • permalink


    1. #13, Nilknarf, I saw that interview with that Leunig-haired buffoon.  I couldn’t believe it until I saw he was from NYT.  “Mr Hussein was bullied by thugs”…  Mister???  This guy was reverential.

      But thanks to 7.30 Report for bringing that to us.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 01 01 at 05:22 AM • permalink


    1. #16 Mike 101: Saddam is executed, then walks back in the rain. Now that pretty much redlines my creepy meter.

      On the other hand, it would make a great tagline for the new Detective Paco thriller Unlawful hanging: The case of the Ba’athist undead.

      Posted by splice on 2007 01 01 at 05:43 AM • permalink


    1. #17 Ash: If you are in Honolulu, try out Harry’s Underwater bar for some quiet, sophisticated, oh hell, drunken debauching.
      All the best for the new year mate. 🙂

      Posted by 185600 on 2007 01 01 at 06:04 AM • permalink


    1. ABC NewsRadio also did well.  Between about about 5.30 – 6 AM Australian time yesterday they played the audio that preceded the execution.  Reported the newsreader whose left leg is much shorter than the right:

      1.  President Bush slept through the execution.

      2. The conversation had observers questioning whether the execution was impartial.

      The ABC – winner in perpetuity of the Richard Cranium Award.

      Posted by HRT1009 on 2007 01 01 at 06:06 AM • permalink


    1. #23 HRT1009, if Bush had been awake for the execution the reportage would have been of an excited president in the manner of a small child before Christmas…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 01 01 at 06:25 AM • permalink


    1. OT, meanwhile the Lamestream Media displays that same passion for accuracy and reliable reporting that we’ve come to expect with two fairly fundamental mistakes in the one sentence:

      From Sydney to Bucharest, fireworks welcome New YearFireworks exploded over Sydney’s Harbor Bridge as a million onlookers celebrated the New Year.

      In the Australian capital — one of the world’s first major cities to usher in the new year — people crammed the harbor shore for the lavish fireworks display celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic bridge.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 01 01 at 06:33 AM • permalink


    1. I guess if the only international law they recognise is the Holy Korap, then yes, killing arab tyrants probably would violate their idea of international law. But as we have seen from international institutions ranging from the UN to the ICC, international laws only apply to developed countries that refuse to surrender.

      Posted by Jim Geones on 2007 01 01 at 06:46 AM • permalink


    1. 1.  President Bush slept through the execution.
      What was he supposed to do?  Buy a bag of Doritos and some Bud and watch it on pay-per-view?

      2. The conversation had observers questioning whether the execution was impartial. 
      In other news observers the world over cheered for the execution and have been celebrating the demise of a murderous human cockroach.  Meanwhile, the left and the Palestinian death cultists mourned the passing of their hero.  Awwww, boo hoo.

      Posted by bondo on 2007 01 01 at 06:52 AM • permalink


    1. #18

      I guess that, according to Hamas, murdering innocent Jews is legal under international law.

      No. Hamas fully recognises that murdering innocent Jews is illegal, and they would never do it. Ever.

      Their opinion however that no Jew is “innocent” is their justification.

      Similarly, Hamas would never, ever kill an Israeli civilian. Of course given that all Israelis may serve in the army, and that even three year old Israelis will one day be conscripted, they argue that no Israeli is a civilian.

      By the way, I am being quite serious. Alan Dershowitz argues for a very different reason, that in the Middle East the term “civilian” is becoming largely meaningless anyway.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 01 01 at 07:00 AM • permalink


    1. #25.  Ah yes, I remember how hard it used to be to get to work from the North Shore 26 years ago before the Harbour Bridge opened.  I used to drive my horse and buggy down to Cremorne Point and catch one of the old coal powered steamers across to The Rocks.  If you think the start of the Sydney-Hobart yacht race is mayhem, you should have seen those ferries trying to berth at either end. Madness!

      But then cable driven, steam powered trams were installed and I could leave the horse at home and take the tram instead to the ferry.

      When the bridge opened, I took Timmy (the horse) out the back and shot him between the eyes.  Can’t hold back progress, eh.  Didn’t need him anymore.

      Of course who could forget the imagery of De Groot cantering up and slashing the ribbon at the opening ceremony?  I saw the old codger at the pub last week – he was still waving his sabre around his head and carrying on about what a wanker Neville Wran was.

      The best thing about the opening of the bridge is that it made Sydney the premier city, which led to a groundswell of opinion to relocate the capital from Canberra to Sydney.  Canberra has thankfully reverted to being a paddock full of sheep.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 01 01 at 07:01 AM • permalink


    1. Jimmy Carter must feel the same way. I know Ramsey Clark does. Robert Fisk, of course. Where is Lowenstein (sic) on this issue? I would say he’s livid.

      But hey, there is great and wonderful news today….ONLY 358 until Christmas.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 01 01 at 07:04 AM • permalink


    1. #22, 185600, I’d love to, but the problem with the US is that they have laws that say little people like me who are 20 can’t drink. I feel so ripped off, but that doesn’t stop the man from buying the alcohol and hanging out at our mate’s place and getting slightly drunk… Ok, mindlessly drunk.

      I’m sure I’ll be punished at some point tonight for sneaking up on the guys while they were watching “Red Dragon” in the dark and yelling “BOO!”. How was I to know they’d scream like girls?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 01 01 at 07:08 AM • permalink


    1. Ummm, 358 days…of course. ‘Tis what I meant. I have a headache, gimme a break.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 01 01 at 07:11 AM • permalink


    1. Enough! Saddam, pieces be him, has left us by George, the Gallowsway.

      Friends say he was missed…by every bullet so far, so they had to…..

      Bet Tony Blair’s happy…strumming along
      with the Bee Gee’s…“how deep is it
      love”,“staying alive” and “too much heaven”.

      Mind you Dick Cheyney’s lost a hunting partner since Saddam……..

      Posted by Mike 101 on 2007 01 01 at 07:12 AM • permalink


    1. #22, I should also add that you better take care of yourself over there, though I’m sure that you don’t need that advice.

      In response to my earlier comments, I meant no insult to other females. I just never thought Edward Norton was scary…

      I did laugh so hard that I had to lay down on the floor though.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 01 01 at 07:16 AM • permalink


    1. which led to a groundswell of opinion to relocate the capital from Canberra to Sydney.

      #29, if only!  😉

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 01 01 at 07:30 AM • permalink


    1. ‘a spokesman for [Hamas], Fawzi Barhum….also criticized the day chosen for Saddam’s execution, just hours before the start of the Muslim feast of Eid Al-Adha.’

      sacrificing animals is an important part of Eid – they should be gratified by this public display of piety

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 01 01 at 07:52 AM • permalink


    1. #29 mr creosote, have you no shame?
      Now that your version of history has been published in black and white, it will be footnoted by every university historian.
      It is much more interesting than the dull old stuff they were teaching about the bridge last year. So post modern, so now!

      Let’s hope Terry Lane finds it in a few weeks time.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 01 01 at 08:34 AM • permalink


    1. Someone lost one of their sugar daddies in hamasland?

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 01 01 at 09:01 AM • permalink


    1. #31 Ash: When I was there, I was your age, but our chief clerk, in charge of admin, took all of our IDs and gave us new ones, hence, I still have an ID that says I am 35. 🙂
      I love that man now, I swear, have fun, it’s a beautiful place, but try to get out and see the real culture, if you can.
      It’s really worth it, believe me. Have a great new year one and all, this might be my last post for a while, so all the best to everyone, except the troll who wanted me blown up a few threads back. You can get f*cked.
      See Y’all in a few months I guess (see Grimmy? I can speak furrin n all, mate).

      Posted by 185600 on 2007 01 01 at 09:05 AM • permalink


    1. #39 185600, I can understand loving that man. I however, have a whole boyfriend’s family (he’s one of 17 kids, mommy was clearly busy) to show me around.

      Oh well, in another 30 days I can drink. You may all send me presents, I wouldn’t turn them down.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 01 01 at 09:17 AM • permalink


    1. #36: eeniemeenie you nailed it. It was the right time to slaughter an animal, but golly-gosh this ritual was simply not halal. Not enough scimitar, not enough gurgle. Hell, not nearly enough usual horror to match the award-winning screenplays of ghoulish Middle East Snuff artists like, say, the late Al Zarqawi.

      Posted by splice on 2007 01 01 at 09:18 AM • permalink


    1. Goodbye all, and good luck, see you in little while. 🙂

      185600: bringing the sexy back, absolutely!

      Posted by 185600 on 2007 01 01 at 10:13 AM • permalink


    1. Hasta la vista, 185, be safe.

      Ol’ Saddam gave the Parasitinians lots of moolah when he was alive, but he’s wormfood now, and all their wailing and gnashing of teeth won’t bring him back.  Boo hoo.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 01 01 at 10:36 AM • permalink


    1. #42: I’m sure your wonderfully capable Dirty Harriet can keep things tidy while you’re out on the job. God bless and godspeed, 185600.

      Posted by splice on 2007 01 01 at 10:39 AM • permalink


    1. 185600, take care man. We’ll see you when you get back.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 01 01 at 10:49 AM • permalink


    1. Be safe and goodspeed, 186500!

      Posted by ushie on 2007 01 01 at 01:50 PM • permalink


    1. It’s OT, but I just saw an excellent movie that I suggest everyone go see: Weekend at Bernie’s IV: The Hague Trip.

      It’s about some fun-loving guys from Hamas taking their recently-deceased buddy, Saddam, allegedly to see Louise Arbor for an internationally-valid trial but it’s actually a dodge to get them free air miles.

      I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but the dentist scene is just hilarious. And there’s a great restaurant scene too: “I’m sorry, gentlemen, you’ll need neckties to eat here—well, all of you except him.”

      The Niagara Falls Reporter gave it two thumbs off—their highest rating—so you know it must be good.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 01 01 at 03:12 PM • permalink


    1. #23
      The ABC – winner in perpetuity of the Richard Cranium Award.

      Ah, Malcolm T. Elliott came up with that one over 30 years ago.
      Still just as good today.

      Posted by Bonmot on 2007 01 01 at 04:19 PM • permalink


    1. #23, HRT10009:

      Not digging at you, but at what the moronites said….since when are executions supposed to be impartial?

      Being considered unsalvageably despicable is one of the general prerequisites for executees.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 01 01 at 04:30 PM • permalink


    1. Unsurprisingly, that noted centre of sweet justice, Cuba, agrees with Hamas about the ‘deplorable’ precedent of trying, finding guilt with, and executing a stinking totalitarian tyrant.

      When Hamas and Cuba decry an action, you can be pretty sure you’re doing something right.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2007 01 01 at 05:20 PM • permalink


    1. #28

      Hey Dan, I completely agree with you. They do justify it in their own perverted way, which is a real worry. I already knew about that.

      The only thing though, as you know, these animals have completely lost their moral compass. The idea that a 3-year old Israeli kid is a legitimate target is absolutely sickening. I can’t wait for these barbarians to be taken out.

      Posted by The Best Infidel on 2007 01 01 at 07:05 PM • permalink


    1. Should we tell Hamas that they are in danger of turning Yiddish? I mean, if Hamas bleating about International Law is not chutzpah then I don’t know what is.

      Posted by Lloyd Flack on 2007 01 02 at 01:02 AM • permalink


    1. The newscritter at WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida, USA, referred to Saddam Hussein’s death as an assassination.

      The link is to a Youtube tape of the outrage.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2007 01 02 at 07:38 PM • permalink


    1. Subpoenas not bombs!

      No Blood for Court Order Violations!

      Our International Lawyers Brigades will bring these miscreants before the bench of justice.

      Jihad must be met with a Cease and Desist Order, forth-with.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 01 02 at 10:39 PM • permalink


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