Say hello to Hussein and his spawn in hell, “Ali”…..
Sunday, June 24, 2007
‘Chemical Ali’, 2 Other of Saddam’s Henchmen to Hang for Massacre of Kurds
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced Saddam Hussein’s cousin known as “Chemical Ali” and two other former regime officials to death by hanging for their roles in a 1980s scorched-earth campaign that led to the deaths of 180,000 Kurds.
Ali Hassan al-Majid, Saddam’s cousin and the former head of the Baath Party’s Northern Bureau Command, earned his nickname for his alleged use of chemical weapons against the ethnic minority during efforts to crush a rebellion in the north.
The judge, Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, said al-Majid was convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for ordering army and security services to use chemical weapons in a large-scale offensive that killed or mained thousands.
Former defense minister Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai also was sent to the gallows after the judge ruled that he ahd ordered a large-scale attack against civilians and used chemical weapons and deportation against the Kurds. Al-Tai, who was wearing a traditional Arab robe and a white headdress, stood in silence as the verdict was read but insisted he was innocent afterward.
And to think he was able to slaughter thousands with “non-existent” WMDs…..