Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The real thing isn't so funny.



Please don't hit the play button unless you understand that you will see the actual execution.



I can't believe that it's just the poor quality of the video that makes this so medieval - it's like something from the Inquisition...

8 Comments:

Blogger Rupe said...

The person who filmed this has been arrested. Horrible.

Wed Jan 03, 01:36:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Sarnia said...

It's a lynch mob. It's disgusting.

Thu Jan 04, 01:18:00 AM GMT  
Blogger Paul said...

Gavin, much as part of me wants to have a look - I don't trust you since that car ad!

Thu Jan 04, 03:23:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

It is the real thing Paul. Complete with the drop and choking face... Grim but not surprising.

Thu Jan 04, 06:11:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Curmy said...

Gavin, I watched it through my fingers, with the sound turned down.I thought the prisoner was only supposed to stand there a second before they opened the trap door , not ages.
As someone else said, it was a lynch mob.

Thu Jan 04, 08:40:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Bit of an own goal PR-wise really curmy.

Sorry. I did say it was gruesome. I hope I posted it because I thought it should be seen.

Funnily enough I have a copy of a publication called 'Images of the Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party, which depicts Comrade Michel Aflaq, the Founding Leader and the Secretary General. And overleaf Comrade Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, Deputy General Secretary and President of the Republic pictured with Comrade Saddam Hussein The assistant Secretary General, Vice Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council.

It all started so well.

I must post about it.

Thu Jan 04, 08:57:00 PM GMT  
Blogger IsobelMagsBuchan said...

To be honest it is the best publicity anyone could ever give to those who campaign for the abolition of the death penalty wherever it exists. I am glad that I oppose death as a punishment even for evil bastards such as Saddam. Life is a far worse punishment.

Thu Jan 04, 11:16:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Six Years Late said...

Funnily enough I found it oddly unemotional. Mind you I can't get the sound to work.

Wed Jan 10, 10:13:00 PM GMT  

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