Monday, January 25, 2010

Iraq: On Ground Updates - January 25, 2010

Iraq: On Ground Updates
Hang-em High!
King of Spades on Famous Deck of Caeds
Ali Hassan al-Majid, (Chemical Ali)
Executed by Hanging Today
Monday, January 25, 2010

Cropped USAF file photo
* brings us the following report out of Iraq today and it starts off like this... Ali Hassan al-Majid, the cousin of Saddam Hussein and regime enforcer who cast almost as fearsome a shadow across Iraq as the former dictator, was executed by hanging on Monday in Baghdad, Iraq... Mr. Majid, who served as Hussein's internal security chief, came to be known as "Chemical Ali" after he ordered the use of poison gas in a ferocious counterinsurgency campaign against the Kurds in the late 1980s. In one incident, 5,000 men, women, and children were killed with nerve gas in the village of Halabja in 1988. He was the fifth most-wanted regime official and the king of spades on the famous deck of cards that the US military issued after its 2003 invasion...
Read the full report at link below...
Seven years after the fall of Baghdad, Chemical Ali is executed


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