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  Saddam Hussein: Egotistical, crazy and powerful - one of the biggest political stars at MondoStars.com
Saddam Hussein (Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti) was the dictator of Iraq from 1979 until 2003, when his regime was deposed by a United States-led invasion.
Hussein was executed on December 30, 2006 upon conviction by the government of Iraq of killing 148 Shiites in 1982.
Saddam fled this family at the age of ten to live with his uncle, Kharaillah Tulfah, the father of Saddam's future wife.
www.mondostars.com /politics/saddamhussein.html   (790 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Saddam Hussein profile
Saddam Hussein remains largely isolated from his people, keeping the company of a diminishing circle of trusted advisers - largely drawn from his close family or from the extended clan based around the town of Takrit, north of Baghdad.
And, for all that Saddam Hussein is criticised and reviled, his opponents have not been able to nominate anyone else who might hold Iraq together - with its Kurds in the north, Sunni Muslims in the centre and Shi'ia in the south.
The fiction of Saddam Hussein as a benevolent ruler was exposed by two major and catastrophic miscalculations of foreign policy for which his country and his people have paid dearly.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/1100529.stm   (1155 words)

 Barzellette Saddam - Barzellette su Saddam Hussein
Saddam dice ai prigionieri che possono salvare la vita solo se superano una prova: devono andare nell'arsenale segreto, superando tutti i controlli e recuperare un'arma che permetta loro di fuggire.
Saddam allora gli spiega la prova: "Devi spingere il bazuka su per il sedere senza cambiare espressione sul viso o sarai ucciso".
"Ho insegnato a Saddam a uccidere, torturare, rubare, tradire.
www.barzellette.net /barzellette-saddam.html   (545 words)

 Saddam Hussein on Trial - Full Trial Coverage on CourtTVnews.com
A man identified only as an official who supervised the execution of Saddam Hussein has been arrested for allegedly leaking a video of the fallen Iraqi leader's hanging that was taken with a cell phone.
Hundreds of Iraqis flocked to the village where Saddam Hussein was born on Sunday to see the deposed leader buried in a religious compound 24 hours after his execution.
Saddam, co-defendants say they are on hunger strike
www.courttv.com /trials/saddam   (298 words)

 Saddam Hussein - Independent Online Edition > Obituaries
Saddam escaped the scrutiny of the world for over two decades, from the late 1950s when he was a thug and a gun for hire, through to the 1970s period of paranoid dictatorship.
Saddam Hussein was born in the village of Al-Awja in the district of Tikrit in 1937, a few weeks after his father's death.
On 5 November, Saddam Hussein was convicted of charges relating to the deaths of 148 people from the Shia community in Dujail in 1982, and was sentenced to be "hanged until he is dead for crimes against humanity".
news.independent.co.uk /people/obituaries/article2116904.ece   (0 words)

  Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein was a very, very bad man. But he's a Renaissance bad man -- a genocidal maniac with a collection of anthrax and bubonic plague samples, a power-mongering invader who married his cousin, a writer of romance novels and Broadway-style musicals, a dinner companion to Donald Rumsfeld and a recurring character on South Park.
Saddam's move to gas the Kurds is a great talking point for some U.S. propagandists who gleefully note that the "Butcher of Baghdad" has "gassed his own people." The Kurds were poisoned mostly with Mustard Gas, which blisters the skin and lungs, as well as Nerve Agents and good old-fashioned cyanide.
Saddam was trapped, "literally like a rat," according to anchorperson Tom Brokaw, and taken prisoner "in a truly pathetic manner." He seemed resigned to his fate, and reaction among the Iraqi community ranged from joy to embarrassment that he hadn't put up a struggle.
www.rotten.com /library/bio/dictators/saddam-hussein   (3304 words)

  Saddam Hussein - MSN Encarta
Hussein’s regime was characterized by brutal suppression of internal opposition.
Hussein was overthrown in April 2003 by a United States-led invasion.
Hussein’s small clique of friends and family was divided after the war, and in the following years Hussein arrested, exiled, and killed many among them who were thought to threaten his rule.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761565237   (1198 words)

  Saddam Hussein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saddam was deposed by the United States and its allies during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Saddam Hussein was born in the town of Al-Awja, 8 miles (13 km) from the Iraqi town of Tikrit, to a family of shepherds.
Saddam, having survived the immediate crisis in the wake of defeat, was left firmly in control of Iraq, although the country never recovered either economically or militarily from the Gulf War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saddam_Hussein   (9606 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Saddam Hussein   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saddam was deposed by the U.S. and its allies during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Saddam Hussein was born in the village of Al-Ouja, 8 kilometers from the city of Tikrit district of Iraq, to a family of sheep-herders.
Saddam Hussein was placed at the top of the "most-wanted list," and many of the other leaders of the Iraqi government were arrested, but extensive efforts to find him had little effect.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Saddam_Hussein   (7981 words)

 Saddam Hussein   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saddam Hussein's political platform was a combination of moderate social democracy approximating the European model, combined with a struggle to keep the various ethnic and religious groups in the country together.
Saddam Hussein brought to his homeland a system of economic security for all inhabitants of Iraq; relative freedom in the economic sector; a vital cultural life in the fields of theater, arts and music; freedom for women; free education; internal stability in most parts of the country; and a high level of private security.
Saddam Hussein's greatest fault as a leader was his aggressiveness towards some of Iraq's neighbours.
i-cias.com /e.o/sad_huss.htm   (1256 words)

 Saddam Hussein — Infoplease.com
Hussein was raised in the farming village of Tikrit by his widowed mother.
Bush cited the existence of weapons of mass destruction, the thwarting of UN weapons inspections, and Saddam Hussein's despotism and human rights abuses as the justification for waging war.
In Nov. 2006, a court sentenced Saddam to death for the killing of 148 Shiites in Dujail in 1982.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0779964.html   (1052 words)

 Saddam Hussein News - The New York Times
John F. Burns reports on the scene in the courtroom as the former Iraqi leader was sentenced to death by hanging.
Hussein Is Sentenced to Death by Hanging (Nov. 6, 2006)
topics.nytimes.com /top/reference/timestopics/people/h/saddam_hussein/index.html?inline=nyt-per   (1254 words)

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