Friday, August 24, 2007

The Weight

From the Gilding-the-Lily file:

BAGHDAD, Aug. 23 — One of Saddam Hussein’s most senior henchmen ordered two brothers to be thrown to their deaths from a helicopter after concrete blocks were tied to their feet, the men’s mother told a court in Baghdad on Thursday.

We really thought these guys were scientifically skilled enough to build a nuclear weapon?

4 comments:

Josh said...

At least no risk of landing headfirst, which could have caused some real damage.

Burro Hall said...

Seems he wasn't the monster the US made him out to be...

Anonymous said...

"...concrete blocks had been tied to their feet before they were thrown out of a helicopter over the Shatt al-Arab WATERWAY near Basra."

Burro Hall said...

'cuz usually when you toss a handcuffed prisoner into the water from the height of helicopter, they just swim right to shore and walk home. tough bastards, them shiites.