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Posted: 3/9/2006 8:58:56 AM EDT
I searched for Iraq, execute, and insurgent, so I don't think this a dupe;

In a First, Iraq Executes 13 Insurgents

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press Writer 43 minutes ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq -
Iraq hanged 13 insurgents Thursday, marking the first time militants have been executed in the country since the U.S.-led invasion ousted
Saddam Hussein nearly three years ago, the government said.
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The Cabinet announcement listed the name of only one of those hanged, Shukair Farid, a former policeman in the northern city of Mosul, who allegedly confessed that he had worked with Syrian foreign fighters to enlist fellow Iraqis to carry out assassinations against police and civilians.

"The competent authorities have today carried out the death sentences of 13 terrorists," the Cabinet said.

It said Farid had "confessed that foreigners recruited him to spread the fear through killings and abductions."

In September, Iraq hanged three convicted murderers, the first executions since the 2003 ouster of Saddam. They were convicted of killing three police officers, kidnapping and rape.

Iraqi authorities reinstated the death penalty after the end of the U.S.-led occupation in June 2004 so they would have the option of executing Saddam if he is convicted of crimes committed by his regime.

He and seven co-defendants are on trial for allegedly massacring more than 140 people in Dujail, north of Baghdad, after an alleged assassination attempt against him in 1982.

Death sentences must be approved by the three-member presidential council headed by President Jalal Talabani, who opposes capital punishment. In the September executions and again in Thursday's hangings, Talabani refused to sign the authorization himself but gave his two vice presidents the authority.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:03:17 AM EDT
Off to a good start,hopefully many more to come.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:07:03 AM EDT
Thats how they kept control when Saddam was in power. Thats the only thing that they respect.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:10:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Thats how they kept control when Saddam was in power. Thats the only thing that they respect.



Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:10:36 AM EDT
Bout damn time.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:28:42 AM EDT
If/when they execute Saddam, I hope they broadcast it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:35:23 AM EDT
Thank god it was Iraq and not US, so we don't have to deal with the political fallout.

Of course, they'll find some way to blame Bush for it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:42:17 AM EDT
LUCKY #13
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:42:48 AM EDT
Actually this may help. It is somthing they understand and is not so easy to be taken for weakness.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:44:58 AM EDT
I think they may need to step the scale up a little bit. Start wacking every insurgent they capture, if they have decent proof.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:56:51 AM EDT
No complaints from me.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:12:27 AM EDT
You mean in Iraq the ACLU doesn't get involved to extend the appeals process for decades? I wonder if there were any candle light vigils before they were killed.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:33:10 AM EDT


Good, I lost a friend over there to those shitheads. They can call me if they need more rope.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:36:11 AM EDT
If/when we pull out of Iraq....the Iraqi army will quell the insurgency in less than a month
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:41:28 AM EDT
Alright Iraq, keep it going, don't let up now.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:46:08 AM EDT
13 a good number to start with, its my lucky number.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:09:28 PM EDT
ttt for night crew.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:13:33 PM EDT
Now they just need to bury them with a pig.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:14:35 PM EDT
Any Pics?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:15:38 PM EDT
If there weren't some people who needed killing, we wouldn't have needed to take the military in there in the first place.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:25:49 PM EDT

Iraqi authorities reinstated the death penalty after the end of the U.S.-led occupation in June 2004 so they would have the option of executing Saddam if he is convicted of crimes committed by his regime.


Just warming up for the main event - Have to make sure that the equipment works, eh?
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