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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Saddam hanging video leaked to internet (WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC!!!!)

I debated a long time whether or not I would post the actual footage of Saddam's hanging. I'm not the biggest fan of graphic content so instead of embedding the video, I'll just provide a link to the footage and give a transcript of what was said.

It seems like this clip was taken with a cellphone so I'm sure there will be more videos of this hanging popping up on the internet soon.

UPDATE: The Sun has more details into the execution.

According to Yahoo, this is what happens when the people are yelling.....

Guard: "You have destroyed us! You have killed us! You have made us live in destitution!"

Saddam: "I have saved you from destitution and misery and destroyed your enemies, the Persian and Americans."

Guard: "Goddamn you."

Saddam: "Goddamn you."

-Saddam, smiling, taunts the guards by saying "they were not showing manhood"-

Saddam: "I testify that there is no God but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. I testify that there is no God but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad-"

-The floor drops when Saddam is mid way through the his second recitation of the Muslim prayer "Shahada"-

Guard: "The tyrant has fallen!"
Now, if they can only find those weapons of mass destruction.