Operation Red Dawn (2003)

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Written by: 360.org

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

2003 -

In retrospect, many bad things could have been averted by a slightly different course of actions. An example of this is the young Saddam Hussein who, while growing up, wanted to be a lawyer. Had he been given the right opportunities; then maybe he wouldn't have become the feared dictator. Unfortunately, Hussein managed to launch himself into the world of leadership, but was finally captured on the 13th of December in 2003 to face his fate.

Crimes against humanity
Hussein ruled as president of Iraq for 23 years. His beliefs were stupefying from the start and he executed many orders that got an unthinkable amount of people killed on grounds that are inexplicable to any decent human being. He suppressed multiple groups and even annihilated a whole civilisation.

From would-be lawyer to being judged
After years of reigning, he was captured near his home town, where he had been hiding. The US operation that got him captured was named Operation Red Dawn and led to the famous and much reassuring sentence: ''Ladies and Gentlemen: We got him.''
Hussein underwent a lawsuit and was finally sentenced to death for his deeds. He was transferred back to the at that time ruling Iraqis and was hung by his 'own' people, who actually claimed they stopped seeing him as such a lifetime ago.

360 trivial fact
Saddam Hussein had a Qur'an written in his own blood. 336.000 words, which are said to have taken his calligrapher two years of commitment.



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