Money for old rope


A piece of the rope that was used to execute former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein has been put up for auction with the latest bid standing at $7 million.

The current owner of the morbid object is Iraqi politician Dr. Mawaffak al-Rubaie, who led the dictator to his death.

Numerous people, including a rich Israeli family, a religious organization in Iran and two Kuwaiti businessmen have expressed a serious interest in buying it, Middle East news website, Al-Araby al-Jadeed, reported.

However, another current affairs website, Middle East Eye, says that Dr. Al-Rubaie wants more cash than the $7 million offered so-far.

… the grisly auction has sparked criticism from human rights groups, while one campaigner, Ahmeed Saheed, told Al-Araby-Al-Jadeed that he thinks the proceeds from any sale should be given to the Iraqi treasury.

Personally I don’t care, but I see why people will find this a little absurd. ?What next? ?The knife that stabbed Gadaffi? ?The chair that fried some death row inmate? ? Not sure it says much for the human race.

On the other hand, there are people that like to own stuff like that, like personally signed copies of Mein Kampf.


– RT