Over 3,000 more victims found..

  1. Just today..

    Iraqi mass grave contains 'thousands of Saddam's victims'
    By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
    14 May 2003

    Iraqi villagers have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of several thousand people apparently put to death by Saddam Hussein's regime. It is thought to be the largest find of its kind in Iraq.

    The villagers said that they found the remains of about 3,000 people. Some reports suggest there could be thousands more bodies at the site in the village of Mahawil, about 50 miles south of Baghdad.



  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   cwazycwissyRN
    The magnitude of this mans madness is overwelming.:stone
  4. by   Mkue
    Later in the evening I heard up to 15,000 possibly. I hope that figure is incorrect, it's almost unbelievable. Some may have been buried alive.
    Last edit by mkue on May 14, '03
  5. by   Furball
    This looks like a good spot to plant this article. So.....Hussein is better than Bush eh? What a frickin moron!



    Egyptian singer to release pro-Saddam song

    May 13 2003

    Controversial Egyptian singer Shabban Abderrahim, who hit the headlines with a song called I hate Israel, once again plans to rock the pop world with the release of a single called Saddam's hell is better than America's paradise, the Al-Hayat newspaper reported.

    In the song he refers to Iraqis being ungrateful because they tore down the statues of their former leader.

    He has also dedicated a second song, A man full of dignity, on his forthcoming album to former Iraqi Information minister Mohammed Said al-Sahaf, known as "Comical Ali", who along with Saddam seems to have vanished without trace.

    Many Egyptian intellectuals view Abderrahim and his overtly political songs with disdain. But the catchy rhythms and simple messages have made the songs hits.


    This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/...591733773.html
  6. by   funnygirl_rn
    Originally posted by mkue
    Later in the evening I heard up to 15,000 possibly. I hope that figure is incorrect, it's almost unbelievable. Some may have been buried alive.
    Heard the same as you did. Also, saw a local Iraqi on tv telling the journalism how he was shot, but later fled to Iran. Unbelieveable all those innocent people.
  7. by   renerian
    Very scarey.

  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It is frightening to me how often we see Hitlers, Stalins, Pol Pots and Husseins. Seems to me each generation produces at least ONE leader with evil that is inconceivable to us. HORRIFYING what Hussein was capable of.
  9. by   Furball
    Kinda makes the argument against the war due to civilian casualties, mute. Hussein has killed millions...the war, regrettably, killed less than 5,000 (?) numbers aren't in yet.... and how many of those were directly related to Hussein planting civilians near or on dangerous targets???

    Just think...this single pit possibly contains more lives lost than in the current war.....

    Hussein truly is a present day Stalin or Hitler.

    Edited to add....I'm not diminishing the horror that civilians face in war....just that the horror of not dealling with Hussein is many times worse.
    Last edit by Furball on May 14, '03
  10. by   fergus51
    Terribly sad to be sure. These people were all known casualties from the uprising after the Gulf War weren't they?
  11. by   Furball
    That's what I understood...they were killed after the first Gulf war.

    They found women, children and elderly in the pit...it wasn't just young males.
    Last edit by Furball on May 14, '03
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ...the consequences of a job unfinished 12 years ago. how many more will be found? the numbers are staggering, sobering and horrifying. I am so sorry for those families of the lost.
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
    Just terrible.
    Were these Sheites (sp?) that we encouraged to rebel during the first gulf war? I know GHW Bush knew what a terrible man SH was (is?). I remember hearing the name said with distain from his lips in 1990.

    Too bad we didn't protect them somehow.
    Guess we really will never know the whole story, just the horror od it all.
  14. by   funnygirl_rn
    I heard some were Sheites as well. I don't think SH cared who went in that pit (men, women or children) ; don't understand what makes these individuals tick to want to murder people! It turns my stomach watching them find bones & hair all because of this man's doings.