“While officially released footage of the event stopped short of showing the actual execution, an amateur video shot using a camera phone from a staircase leading up to the gallows surfaced, contained low-quality footage of the entire hanging. The amateur footage, unlike the official footage, included sound; witnesses could be heard taunting Saddam at the gallows,” states Wikipedia.
Wikipedia states that on January 3rd, 2007, the Iraqi government arrested the guard who they believe made the mobile phone video of Saddam’s execution, though it was too late to prevent the video from spreading across the internet. Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffak al-Rubaie later held a press conference where he announced that three arrests had been made in connection with the investigation into the video recording and leak.
Wikipedia: “A week later, another video surfaced on the Internet, which showed Saddam’s body with a large neck wound, creating speculation that the execution had been carried out incorrectly.”
Ever see the Saddam Hussein autopsy video from the morgue? Does it look like the hanging went well?
Was the execution carried out in a professional way?
How come we don’t have video footage like this of Hitler? Just wondering…