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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Rope-end positioned on the left side of Saddam's neck, thus he was hanged sideways. Is this unusually cruel?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Less cruel actually. Ensures that the neck is adequately broken. Putting the knot in back might not do the trick, due to the range of motion forward and backward of the neck. Side to side, less range of motion....until after the rope does it's job on you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    actually no

    it is typical for the rope to be positioned on the right or left side of a person's neck when hung, because to position it in the back could prevent the neck from breaking instantly.

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  • LeAnne
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    1 decade ago

    You've apparently been watching too many old western movies.

    It's far more humane to snap the dirt bag's neck than to let him hang and suffocate.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dude or Dude-ette...Saddam's hangin' is a done deal!

    It doesn't matter if the noose was positioned to the left or to the right, Saddam is dead!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    that is the correct position to ensure a quick break of the neck versus hanging them from behind so they can choke on the tongue they just bit off.

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  • For hanging, no. It snaps the neck when the victim falls, making for a quick death, or at least minimal "dancing".

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  • 1 decade ago

    That is the standard placement of a noose, it is meant to break the neck , instant death, instead of choking to death, a much slower and more painful death!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    as far as i know you want it to the left or right so it snaps

    you neck..you dont want it in the middle.

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  • 1 decade ago

    does it matter?

    all death is cruel if you think about it.

    is dying in your sleep all that different from dying from a bullet?

    In the end you're still dead (kinda harsh, but its the truth)

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  • Shrink
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Add it to the impeachment list.

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