Okay it’s a little Darwinian, or maybe a lot Darwinian, but I have this vision similar to the sequence in the Godfather where all of the enemies of the Corleones are wiped out with admirable if bloody efficiency: Saddam (if he is alive), Osama (if he is alive and we ever find his cave-dwelling ass), NoKo’s Kim, other al Qaeda murderers, etc., all simultaneously vaporized with pinpoint missile strikes like Chemical Ali:
- Ali Hassan al-Majid, one of the most brutal members of President Saddam Hussein’s inner circle, was apparently killed by an airstrike on his house in Basra, British officials said Monday. He had been dubbed “Chemical Ali” by opponents for ordering a 1988 poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds.
….Al-Majid apparently was killed on Saturday when two coalition aircraft used laser-guided munitions to attack his house in Basra. Jackson said a body that was thought to be his was found along with that of his bodyguard and the head of Iraqi intelligence services in Basra.
….Jackson said the apparent discovery of al-Majid’s body was one of the reasons the British decided to move infantry into Basra, because they hoped that resistance in the southern Iraqi city might crumble with the top leadership gone.
“The regime is finished. It is over, and liberation is here,” said Group Capt. Al Lockwood, spokesman for British forces in the Gulf. “The leadership is now gone in southern Iraq.”
Believed to be in his fifties, al-Majid led a 1988 campaign against rebellious Kurds in northern Iraq in which whole villages were wiped out. An estimated 100,000 Kurds, mostly civilians, were killed. [AP]
Look at that smug prick in the photos; too bad there isn’t a pic of the look on his face just prior to his eradication. Al Jazeera could show it over and over again, interposed with shots of 100,000 dead civilian Kurds.