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November 20th, 2006


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01:04 am - Need to stop reading the news
So...this Saddam Hussein guy, most people know of him right?  Former president of Iraq?  Captured by the USA in their war against Iraq?  Invaded Kuwait back when he was in power?  Accused of mass murders of his own people?  Supposedly used chemical and biological weapons?  Still remember the guy?  Ok good.  So, the dude gets sentenced to death (by hanging) on the 5th of Nov. (2006) for some killing he ordered, and most of the world's pretty much agreed that the dude's done some pretty nasty stuff to both his own people and in his war with Kuwait, almost common knowledge these days.  And then I go check BBC and get this report:

The trial of Saddam Hussein was so flawed that its verdict is unsound, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch says.
--"The former Iraqi leader was sentenced to death on 5 November after being convicted of crimes against humanity. But HRW said it had documented "serious administrative, procedural and substantive legal defects" that meant he did not get a fair trial."

So....my question is...
1) where was this group when Saddam was doing the killings
2) the murderer has all these funky human rights, but the victims, well they're dead so they don't get them, is that it?

I have some major issues with some of these human rights groups.  Those two little words can sometimes be so hypocritical and ironic that they make me cringe when I hear them.

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From:surealistic_des
Date:November 20th, 2006 09:50 am (UTC)
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politics are always twisted to suit one's own ends.
I mean, I would assume the HR people would simply shrug and say they weren't aware.

It was like during WWII..when Hitler went on a killing spree with the Jews. And strangly enough, no one helped them.

Well lets hope he doesn't die of a heart attack or something unlike the Serbian ex president.. >.<;;

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From:koneko_desu
Date:November 20th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
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politics are always twisted to suit one's own ends

Exactly, I guess that's the precise problem with all of these issues.

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