Archive | December, 2006

Happy New Years!

31 Dec

pig year

It’s the year of the pig y’know?

A happy new year to all. I hope you continue to read in ’07. It promises to be a big year…

Journalist watches execution with Sunni insurgents

31 Dec

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad watches Saddam’s execution with Sunni mujahideens – he writes in The Guardian: –

‘They killed him, is that possible?’ Abu Hamza, a muscled Sunni insurgent in his early thirties asked in disbelief. ‘I still can’t believe it,’ he continued, resting his head on his palm. The TV channel repeated the scenes many times, cut before the actual execution moment and followed by television scenes of jubilant Shia men and boys dancing, accompanied by patriotic songs. ‘Those Shia, they killed him on the day of the Eid just to humiliate us,’ said Abu Hamza.

Abu A’isha, a mid-level commander of an insurgency group in west Baghdad, short, stout, in his forties and dressed in a blue tracksuit, was more calm. ‘It’s better for the jihad,’ he explained. ‘Every time the mujahideen do an operation they say it’s the people of Saddam. Where is Saddam now? Let’s see if his death will affect the jihad. Of course it won’t.’ He added: ‘The resistance is led by the Islamists, and we don’t love Saddam. It’s good that he is out of the picture. Now things will be clearer.

How to bag yourself a Santa

30 Dec

Via: Chicken Yoghurt

Guardian’s Saddam Obituary

30 Dec

Surely this has been written for months.

Bush plays his final hand in Iraq

30 Dec


From the BBC: –

Iraqi TV said the execution took place just before 0600 local time (0300GMT). A representative of the prime minister and a Sunni Muslim cleric were present.

Two co-defendants, Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and a former chief judge, are to be executed at a later date.

All three were sentenced to death by an Iraqi court on 5 November after a year-long trial over the 1982 killings of 148 Shias in the town of Dujail.

Broadsunlituplands is back

29 Dec

Tom’s awoken from his slumber.

Good to have you back dude.

Simply the greatest

29 Dec

Don’t mention Pele on this blog. Go Napoli!

Via. GU