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Seven deadly sinners


SADDAM HUSSEIN: Iraq's notorious president from 1979 until 2003, and top Baath Party leader, Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup that brought the party to longterm power. Apart from the decade-long war with Iran, he also invaded Kuwait in 1990, causing the first Gulf war. He is also blamed for the 1988 massacre in the Kurdish town of Halabja and charged with using chemical weapons that killed 3, 000-5, 000 people and injured another 10,000

ROBERT MUGABE: President of Zimbabwe for more than two decades, his regime remains marked by violence, political suppression and rigged elections. Described as a war criminal by critics, Mugabe, known for the violent land seizures from Zimbabwe's elite white population, caused the economy which relied on agricultural exports as a main source of revenue to collapse. Unable to control it, annual inflation in his country soared to 100, 000 per cent

IDI AMIN: Dictator of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, Idi Amin's rule saw unprecedented human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution and extrajudicial killings. It is estimated that his rule resulted in 100, 000 to 500, 000 deaths. Amin declared himself 'His Excellency, President for life, Field Marshal, Al Hadji doctor Idi Amin, lord of all the beasts of the earth and fishes of the sea, and conqueror of the British empire in general and Uganda in particular'

POL POT: One of modern history's most hated figures, the leader of the Cambodian Communist movement known as the Khmer Rouge was prime minister of his country from 1976-79. His leadership, in which he attempted to "cleanse" the country, resulted in the deaths of about 1. 7-2. 5 million people. In 1976, he unveiled his Four Year Plan, which detailed financing of the economy through increased agricultural exports, a policy that led to many thousands perishing in their paddy fields

FRANÇOIS 'PAPA DOC' DUVALIER: The president of Haiti from 1957 until his death in 1971, Duvalier's rule was marked by personality cult and voodoo. More than 30, 000 Haitians were murdered. Succeeded by his son, Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc', nothing changed for the beleaguered country as he went about killing thousands and forcing many others to flee. Baby Doc returned to Haiti on January 16 this year from exile after the popular uprising of 1986 and was mmediately arrested the day after

KIM JONG IL: Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), the 'Supreme Leader's' policy of juche (self-reliance ) has cut the country off from almost all external trade. South Korea accused the notoriously reclusive Kim of ordering the 1983 bombing in then Rangoon (Myanmar), which killed 17 visiting South Korean officials, including four cabinet members, and another in 1987 which killed all 115 on board Korean Air Flight 858

OMAR AL-BASHIR: President of Sudan, Bashir, in October 2004, negotiated an end to the Second Sudanese Civil War, one of the longest-running and deadliest wars of the 20th century, by granting limited autonomy to Southern Sudan. In 2008, the International Criminal Court accused him of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur, and even issued an arrest warrant for him, but ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him for genocide

Reader's opinion (15)

Naymath SharieffMar 25th, 2011 at 18:44 PM

all the people mentioned are not aligned with USA.
Its simple. Either you are with them or against the whole world.

Pavan DaagaMar 24th, 2011 at 14:37 PM

what ever they do.. their end will be horrible..

lalnarang NarangMar 24th, 2011 at 13:26 PM

We have our fair share of traitors and betrayers of public trust as well. How do you account for the huge National wealth looted from the Nation and stashed in Tax-Havens. How do you account for not one master-mind caught by the Investigating Agencies.

DR MOHAN C THOMASMar 24th, 2011 at 07:36 AM

They have to stand before the judgement seat of Christ (Great White Throne).
Naturally will be put into the lake of fire.

Ak GptMar 22nd, 2011 at 20:43 PM

They all were brave, but their ambition led to their fall.
The cycle repeats Ambition->Power->corruption->banishment->oblivion

Narayanan RamanujaMar 19th, 2011 at 07:35 AM

Politicians,bureaucrats, business men and anti-national parties with pseudo names having ill-gotten wealth in Swiss and German banks are more deadly sinners
than tyrants/terrorists and dictators.

Chandu ChinuMar 8th, 2011 at 03:01 AM

whers is hitler n musollini of italy....

what abt george bush.jr

Saumya SethMar 4th, 2011 at 18:34 PM

Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi, Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler are some people missing.

Pushkar DeoMar 4th, 2011 at 16:07 PM

Hitler ought to be there on the list.
Rename the list as 8 deadly sinners,but,include Hitler.

Pushkar DeoMar 4th, 2011 at 15:58 PM

Hitler ought to be included in this list.

Shri AhujaMar 3rd, 2011 at 23:47 PM

Where is hitler???

Shafiquedarj Mar 3rd, 2011 at 21:36 PM


Dipankar ChakravartyMar 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 AM

there are many new entrants now in the form of Gaddafi's and Mubarak's..

Amit SharmaMar 1st, 2011 at 21:04 PM

Truly Speaking these guys were far far better than our Congress leaders. base of comparison is they were attached to the country in some means and these guys are trying to sale out the India itself just to increase their bank balance in Swiss.

Akhil AggarwalMar 1st, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Seems to me that Hitler was left out because of his immense notorious popularity.

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