Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By ISIS, Local Media Reports

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Back in 2006, after the second US invasion of Iraq culminated if not with the discovery of the WMDs (which were the pretext for the invasion in the first place), but the unearthing (literally) and kangaroo court trial of Saddam Hussein, the US was quick to announce "mission accomplished." Recent events have made a mockery of that claim, however what is truly the straw that broke the back of poetic justice, to mix metaphors, are reports from local media that as part of its blitz-campaign to take over northern Iraq, ISIS found and the promptly executed Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman, the judge who sentenced Saddam to death: a death which to many was the crowning moment of the second US invasion of Iraq, and the confirmation of successful US foreign policy. 

It goes without saying that if true, the murder of the man who indirectly did the US bidding in slamming the book shut on the Saddam regime (and with it US claims of Iraqi "liberation") and was responsible for Saddam's death, means the last "Mission Accomplished" posted can now be safely taken down.

As LiveLeak first reported, Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman was the replacement chief judge of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal's Al-Dujail trial of Saddam Hussein in 2006. His background, from Wikipedia:

Abd al-Rahman was an ethnic Kurd from Halabja, the site of the 1988 Halabja poison gas attack. He replaced Rizgar Mohammed Amin as chief judge on 23 January 2006. Amin had resigned after being criticised in the Iraqi media for appearing "too soft" on the defendants by allowing them to speak aloud in court without being recognized.


After Amin's resignation, Abd al-Rahman headed the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal during the rest of the trial of Saddam Hussein for genocide, and when it sentenced him to death. He also sentenced to death some of his top aides.


In December 2006, Abd al-Rahman took his family to Britain on a travel visa, and three months later applied for asylum. He later cancelled his application.


In 16 June 2014, Abd al-Rahman was arrested by ISIS rebels during 2014 Northern Iraq offensive. Two days later, it was reported that ISIS captured and executed him.

More details from Almesryoon.com, google translated.

There were reports the execution of Iraqi judge, Raouf Abdel-Rahman, who spent the same judgment on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, according to confirmed the pages on the social networking site, without official confirmation from the Iraqi government.

The pages on social networking sites, including Page MP Jordanian Khalil Attieh on the site "Facebook" to "revolutionaries Iraqis arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation for the death of the martyr Saddam Hussein," he said, adding that Rauf tried to escape from Baghdad after wearing uniforms dancers.

She page Izzat al-Douri, vice-president Saddam Hussein, the "Facebook" to the rebels Iraqis were able to arrest the Kurdish judge Rauf Rashid, who issued a death sentence against the former Iraqi leader, which is currently in the "grip of the soldiers of the Islamic State and the men of the Baath Party."

She page address, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "Judge Rauf Rashid in the grip of Mujahideen equipped Aahalki neck", in reference to al-Maliki, also falling in the hands of insurgents.

Judge Raouf Abdel Rahman presided over the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the successor to the judge Rizgar Amin, following the latter's resignation in protest against foreign interference in the work of the court. Following the verdict on Saddam hanging out in the October 5, 2006, and was appointed justice minister in the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Although he was seen as an advocate of human rights, but he faced charges because of the way his administration for sessions trial of Saddam and the symbols of his regime, because Thamlh defendants, for being a city of Halabja, which came to the bombing of a chemical at the end of the eighties.

Over the past week, fell several cities in northern Iraq, in the forefront of Mosul, and Tikrit, Salahuddin province, in the hands of groups of armed Sunni, led by the organization "Daash", after the withdrawal of army troops, in moves considered leaders tribal Sunni "popular revolution Sunni against injustice and sectarian government (Prime Minister outgoing Nuri) al-Maliki, the Shiite, "while the frequency of the authorities as" attacks from terrorist groups."

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Sun, 06/22/2014 - 08:49 | 4882377 LostandFound
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This shit is unravelling quicker every day

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 08:58 | 4882393 Momauguin Joe
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Toyota's and Nike sneakers, getting it done.


Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:08 | 4882418 kliguy38
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Karma's a bitch......bitchezz

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:23 | 4882452 BurningFuld
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Just trying to keep track here. The US wants the Sunnis to win in Syria and lose in Iraq. Is that right?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:26 | 4882463 SWRichmond
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Collaborator-bashing is absolutely my favorite part.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:43 | 4882495 max2205
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OT but how do you evacuate 400k people?


At least 26 dead, 337,000 evacuated as storms hit southern China - @dpa



Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:46 | 4882500 NoDebt
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Slightly OT as well, but here's what our allies say about us in private:


He pretty much nails it.  Imagine what lesser allies think of us.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:54 | 4882511 The Internation...
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Hey.  I know many of you have done virtually all the rabbit hole digging there is to do - conspiracies, jewish racism and control, government oppression, liberal agenda, agenda 21, on and on and on.

However, did you know... LOL I learned this with a good degree of certainty.  Scientology seems pretty fuckin legit & everything I heard about it, appears to be an outright lie.

[[[Only done 24 hours worth of research]]] I can't believe I'm saying that, I know.  Hell I woke up to the anonymous discussion of scientology being evil.  It would appear otherwise. 

To the wise I would say look more deeply into this subject.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:12 | 4882557 Publicus
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"Iraq is nothing without me" - Saddam Hussein 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:17 | 4882572 Pool Shark
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 "Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked."

[We have come full circle - Life imitates art...]

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:45 | 4882621 jbvtme
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is isis controlled opposition and this incident part of the theatre?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:26 | 4883035 whotookmyalias
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Let's bring back this guy: 





Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:32 | 4883072 7.62x54r
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Being a US ally is usually an eventual death sentance.

Maybe this is why Obama is helping AQ now? Being our friend is certainly far more dangerous than being our enemy.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:00 | 4883474 Raymond K Hessel
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Way off topic but has anyone seen the map of the second largest religions after Christianity by state in the US?


Here is the BI column 



Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:17 | 4883639 zerozulu
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more I think more it looks like all this adventure was to get rid of old ammunition so MIC can start building new stuff and stay in business.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:22 | 4884260 0b1knob
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< Ironic.

< Tragic.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:40 | 4884270 Manthong
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Great PBS documentary about Missionary Ridge tonight ..

“if only our men had held their ground”

What part of that lesson was not told to 35K or so Iraqis.

oh.. and Chris Martenson has an interesting take on land.

First part about defense is that you have to be willing to take a hit.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:54 | 4884316 BellyBrain
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ISIS EXPOSED 100% AS CIA OPERATION: "The Next Bin Laden is Here" - Don't Be Fooled


Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:10 | 4884345 Manthong
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crud..I was hoping that ISIS would be exposed as a100% backed CIA op dedicated to peace and love.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:08 | 4884801 svayambhu108
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A lot of silence from Jordan...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 05:13 | 4884829 gold-is-not-dead
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The judge sentenced Saddam and went to ask for asylum in the UK. The judge. 

Am I the only one sensing the Monty Python moment?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:12 | 4883498 Sean7k
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Wake me when ISIS gets Dick Cheney and George Bush and executes them...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:38 | 4884419 RaceToTheBottom
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Collection for the Cheney to Iraq!!!!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:56 | 4883467 algol_dog
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Anybody else wonder what the Fuck these people eat out in those Mid-East deserts? I lived in Phoenix for a stint and can only imagine Iraq as the same. Tough enough to sustain life with a congenial population, let alone a bunch of raiding marauders and despots. How the Hell do they survive?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:48 | 4883889 MeMadMax
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Why do you think they are running wild taking all these small towns and shit?

That's what keeps them going: Taking other peoples' shit.


They did it in syria for how many years now?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:33 | 4884033 bunnyswanson
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There are orders in place not to bomb the Traveling Taco Trucks.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:47 | 4882622 The Big Ching-aso
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Just re-released a classic in the ME.......

'Here Comes The Dead Judge'

Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markhammed

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:06 | 4882817 karutzar
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And he was right you know...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:42 | 4884429 RECISION
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"Iraq is nothing without me" - Saddam Hussein 


"Après moi, le déluge".


Same shit - different century.

They all think they are special - and indispensable...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:57 | 4882655 rubiconsolutions
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"Scientology seems pretty fuckin legit & everything I heard about it, appears to be an outright lie."

You are suffering from TIS - Temporary Inspiration Syndrome. 24 hours of research? 

"To the wise I would say look more deeply into this subject."

I did the research vicariously by way of a family member who lost their wealth and their life for a period of time and that was enough for me. Get out while you can. 


Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:16 | 4882692 Renewable Life
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"Lost their wealth" being the key point in your statement!!

Enough said!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:19 | 4882846 cynicalskeptic
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Founding your own religion is the fastest way to get filthy rich.... paraphrasing Scientology's founder

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:28 | 4882877 magnetosphere
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im working on it

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:49 | 4883893 MeMadMax
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I'm going long on the cult of obama till 2016, after that i'm shorting it to death...



Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:42 | 4884432 RaceToTheBottom
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The religion of PEZ.  Everyone gets a PEZ dispenser.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:06 | 4883337 shouldvekilledthem
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So $20-30K for an audit is not appealing for you? How about working as a slave?

"Scientology: Ripping off the ultimate retards since 1952"


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:09 | 4884686 Four chan
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religion:: Ripping off the ultimate retards since the year 2

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:10 | 4882824 robertocarlos
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DC9s ARE really old planes.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:35 | 4883082 7.62x54r
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But they can fly to the stars in Hubbard-ville.

Stupid clams.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:27 | 4882870 Pickleton
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for these words from someone who's been conned. 


LMAO!  You're gonna pitch a money scam to people who post on a board about taking care of their money.  No wonder you were conned, you're just not that bright.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:36 | 4882901 Dublinmick
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I am a victim oh Lord I am a victim


Look deeper into scientology and you will find it is under the masonic charter. Next

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:14 | 4882997 localspaced
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Sounds like a waste of time. Tom Cruise is a member....

All I needed to know really.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:38 | 4883096 7.62x54r
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The Masons only allow people who follow some form of religion, so they need to list what are "religions" for acceptance into the freemasons.

This also includes Taoism, and The Church of the SubGenius. So don't read too much into that.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 00:52 | 4884666 IndyPat
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Don't fuck with Bob.

He opened my third eye...and made me a fisher of wallets.

And I got my slack back....

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:30 | 4883688 fishmonger
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Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:25 | 4882711 Buck Johnson
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He does nails it and how.  It's a one way street with US ties, because in the US we always want to be on the winning side of any situation or deal, if not then we get mad and take our ball home.  If you don't do this for us, we destroy you.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:52 | 4883290 Pee Wee
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Nonsense, pollocks hate you for your Fascist freedom.

Rinse, repeat.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:58 | 4883469 BC6
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Otis (Day and the Knights)? He LOVES us!!!

Mind if we dance wid ur dates?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:17 | 4882569 Boomberg
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Not OT at all. This job calls for ISIS, who can evacuate more than twice that number quickly. 



Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:32 | 4882478 Dick Buttkiss
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There is only one word for the US's foreign policy and military strategy:


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