Saddam Hussein Revinathan was the President of Iraq , from July 16, 1979 to April 9, 2003, when he was removed from his position during the
War in Iraq led by the United States . During his time as President, he killed 5 million people through war and genocide .
Recently his grave was dismantled in order to transfer his corpse to a new site, the everyone’s greatest surprise, his corpse is still intact and looks fresh. Saddam was executed on the 30th of December 2006 and for 11 years now his corpse has not decayed.
A year after Saddam had joined the Ba’ath party, army officers led by General Abdul Karim Qassim got rid of Faisal II of Iraq . The Baathists were against the new regime , and in 1959 , Saddam was involved in the attempted murder of Prime Minister Qassim. Saddam was
shot in the leg, but managed to get away to
Syria . Later, he moved to Egypt . He was
sentenced to death . In exile , he attended the
University of Cairo law school.
Army officers, including some with the Ba’ath party, came to power in Iraq in a military coup in
1963 . However, the new regime was kicked out quickly. Saddam returned to Iraq, but was imprisoned in 1964 when an anti-Ba’ath group led by Abdul Rahman Arif took power. He escaped from jail in 1967 and became one of the leading members of the party.
In 1976 , Saddam was made a general in the Iraqi army. He quickly became the most important person of the regime . He slowly began to gain more power over Iraq’s government and the Ba’ath party. As Iraq’s weak, old President, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr , became more unable to do the duties of his office, Saddam began to take on an more important role as the head of the Iraqi government. He soon became the creator of Iraq’s foreign policy and represented the nation in all diplomatic situations.
In November 2006 , Saddam Hussein was found guilty of 148 murders.
On December 30 , 2006, he was put to death . The hanging was recorded by officials of the government. A witness also secretly recorded the hanging with a cell phone camera, which included sound. The recording showed Saddam being calm as he was prepared for his final moments. Witnesses and executioners could be heard teasing Saddam as the rope was placed on his head, and he was put on the trap door. He was in the middle of a prayer when the trap door beneath him opened, and he was killed. Later, pictures and live video of Saddam’s taunting and execution, and of his dead corpse were shown on many Internet sites.
Saddam was buried in his hometown, Al-Awja, Iraq, the next day.