Actions will betray a lie

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by sulong, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Iraqi officials have shown journalists video footage of the hanging of two of Saddam Hussein's aides, during which one of the men was decapitated.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6263787.stm

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070115/wl_nm/iraq_arabs_dc_1

    Is it feasible that ripping the head off a convicted man could be an accident?

    After all these years of the study of drop hanging people both in Iraq and the US, can the leaders of these countries be so inept at the craft? I think not.

    The decapitation was planned and intentional.

    No one in power wants to end hostilities.
     
  2. Yawn! Non story except for terrorist propaganda and radical left pacifists, neither of which have an opinion that counts.
     
  3. Only neoclown opinions count... NOT. :D
     
  4. Decapitations during hangings are not unusual. Remember the Time-Life Series about gunslingers of the Old West? They fucked up so many hangings it was unimaginable, i.e., they are not predictable events.
     
  5. Name 2 of such events after 1880

    PS. (in the US)
     
  6. Are you saying the decapitation did not happen?
     
  7. I'm saying I couldn't care less. Dead is dead, and that's all that counts. How it looks to radical Islam, their sympathizers, and other assorted hand wringers means nothing at this point. It's not like the war was going well and peace was just around the corner.
     
  8. A hangman who's intention it was to simply execute a convicted person has all the calculations for the deed at his disposal. Anybody can find the information, and I'm sure a professional has the information memorized.

    The only reason for a modern day hangman to make a "mistake" is because the "mistake" was intentional.

    if the tables don't show properly, go to the link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_Table_of_Drops

    Body weight 1888-1913 drop Modern drop
    14.0 stone (196 lb, 89 kg) 8 ft 0 in (244 cm) 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
    13.5 stone (189 lb, 86 kg) 8 ft 2 in (249 cm) 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
    13.0 stone (182 lb, 82¾kg) 8 ft 4 in (254 cm) 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
    12.5 stone (175 lb, 79½kg) 8 ft 6 in (259 cm) 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
    12.0 stone (168 lb, 76¼kg) 8 ft 8 in (264 cm) 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
    11.5 stone (161 lb, 73¼kg) 8 ft 10 in (269 cm) 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
    11.0 stone (154 lb, 70 kg) 9 ft 0 in (274 cm) 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
    10.5 stone (147 lb, 66¾kg) 9 ft 2 in (279 cm) 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
    10.0 stone (140 lb, 63¾kg) 9 ft 4 in (284 cm) 7 ft 1 in (215 cm)
    9.5 stone (133 lb, 60½kg) 9 ft 6 in (290 cm) 7 ft 5 in (226 cm)
    9.0 stone (126 lb, 57¼kg) 9 ft 8 in (295 cm) 7 ft 7 in (231 cm)
    8.5 stone (119 lb, 54 kg) 9 ft 10 in (300 cm) 7 ft 9 in (236 cm)
    8.0 stone (112 lb, 51 kg) 10 ft 0 in (305 cm) 8 ft 0 in (244 cm)
     

  9. If they be-head, it's barbaric.

    If we be-head, it's justified.
     
  10. What war? Who delacred war on whom? Do tell

    All I see is an invasion and an occupation.

    Radical christianity (discloure: I am one) has all the WMD, they start all the wars. As if a 2nd or 3rd world country with no military is a threat to the trillion dollar military industrial complex. Now that is a crazy conspiracy theory.

    Face it: americans will hate whoever they are told to hate. Racism runs so deep.
    Quite barbaric, if you ask me.
     
    #10     Jan 16, 2007