Two of Saddam Hussein's aides were hanged before dawn on Monday, the Iraqi government said, admitting that the head of his half-brother Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti was also ripped from his body during the execution.
Selected reporters in Iraq have been shown the official government video by officials. Here's how one Reuters reporter described it...
Unlike Saddam, they wore orange jumpsuits and were given hoods. When the trap opens, Barzan's head is wrenched from his body and comes to rest in a pool of blood below the gallows while former judge Iwad al-Bander swings on a rope beside him.
I found this statement quite ironic...
Both men appeared frightened on the scaffold.
Before the appeasers and BDS'ers get their drawers in a wad about the mistreatment of Barzan, let's take a look at what this evil man did...
A witness at his trial said Barzan had personally supervised his torture with electric shocks in Baghdad in the 1980s, and had eaten grapes while the man screamed in agony. Another witness described how Barzan beat her and broke her ribs after she was hung naked from the ceiling by her feet
Prosecution witness Ahmed Hassan described being taken to Barzan's interrogation facility in Baghdad and seeing a meat grinder for human flesh.
Barzan was said to have roamed Dujail with a sniper rifle firing indiscriminately after the attack on Saddam's motorcade.
Widely circulated film of him viciously kicking a man who lies cowering on the floor sealed his image as Saddam's enforcer.
As intelligence chief, Barzan was accused of ordering mass murder and torture, and of personally taking part in human rights abuses, including the destruction of Kurdish villages.
Hell this bastard got off easy. His death was instant - unlike those he fed through the meat grinder. How anyone could have even a modicum of distress at the execution and resulting beheading is beyond my comprehension.
Oh yeah - Barzan was not just torturer in chief. Appropriately, he was Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations at one point...
Barzan, who was born in February 1951 in Tikrit, resurfaced as Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva from 1988 to 1997. One of his roles there was as Iraq's envoy to the Conference on Disarmament, which was holding preliminary talks on nuclear bomb making fissile material.
Unbelievable - but yet not. Good riddance.
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