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deftonesmoo
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Came across this link . . .
supposedly, it shows the hanging of Hussein taken with a cell phone . . . the site itself doesn't contain nudity, but a lot of the video links are graphic, so be careful . . . possible NSFW . . .

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=863ce7d4a3

comments? thoughts? is it real?

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Cactus Wren
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The same video as at cnn.com, only their version freezes just before the drop.

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Not that I have participated in any hangings, but from what I know (from books), the noose doesn't appear to be made correctly, nor does it appear to be positioned correctly on his neck. Supposedly, the 'knot' is supposed to be up against his head, just behind an ear, to facilitate breaking the neck when he drops. If the neck doesn't break, then the person runs the risk of strangling to death.

Secondly, though the video is of very poor quality, I don't see a break between the drop and showing Hussein's face... is this enough time for the person to actually expire?

This is one thing (thankfully) of which I have no personal knowledge, so I just have questions.

Personally, I have my doubts about the veracity, but that is purely because of personal bias. Reality may be much different than my feelings.

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deftonesmoo
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I think it's real . . . the clothing matches other videos and photos . . . as for the time it takes someone to expire, from the looks of it, he probably died of a broken neck . . . pretty traumatic drop . . . also seems to match other photos where his neck is obviously broken and tilted grotesquely to one side . . .
do you have a link to the cnn video?

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deftonesmoo, you might want to make sure you read about the new board we're moving to and repost your question there after registering. As so many users have already made the move, you'll probably get more responses there.

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quote:
Originally posted by deftonesmoo:
do you have a link to the cnn video?

Sorta. See "Execution video circulates"

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