Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Chemical Ali to Hang

Well it is almost a forgone conclusion that good 'ol Chemical Ali, Saddam's wretched cousin, will soon receive the fate he so richly deserves. For anyone who doesn't remember, Ali was responsible for the Anfal massacre, in which Kurds were gassed to death unmercifully. They started by gassing all the roads out of town, and then struck the rest of the town ensuring the deaths of the innocent people of the city. It is one of the worst atrocities the regime committed against it's own people and the poor souls are finally going to have some justice.

An Iraqi prosecutor yesterday asked for the death penalty to be imposed against Saddam Hussein's cousin and four other former regime officials facing charges of crimes against humanity during a 1980s crackdown on Kurds, but he suggested a sixth defendant be released for lack of evidence.
Those being tried in the so-called Anfal trial include Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as "Chemical Ali" for allegedly ordering poison gas attacks against the Kurds.

Al-Majid, Saddam's cousin and the former head of the Baath Party's Northern Bureau Command, has acknowledged in court that he gave orders to destroy scores of villages during the Anfal campaign, saying the area "was full of Iranian agents."