World Affairs

Sadam Hussein

Sadam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, who had caused the deaths of many people in his country otherwise known as “crimes against humanity.” The Shiite’s celebrated in crowds in honor of their people who were killed under Hussein’s reign. The Sunni’s want to avenge for Sadam against the people sentencing him to death. On November 5, 2006, Sadam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity. The court decided to sentence him to death by hanging.

Mumbai Attacks

“This is essentially a small army sent into the heart of society with orders kill and keep killing as long as possible. And they're technically capable of creating a lot of damage and death before they can be killed. So this is more like terrorism fused with insurgency and guerilla warfare” (Time). These attacks killed more than 150 people, while the attackers tried to target mostly westerners, but mostly Indians were killed in the attacks. The 10 attacks at the same time lasted 3 days long and were soft target attacks meaning they couldn’t have been stopped and didn’t matter who was killed.

Haiti Earthquake

A 7.0 scale earthquake struck Haiti mostly in Port-au-Prince, the capital. The earthquake toppled houses and buildings leaving rubble all over the town. It happened in the late afternoon on January 12, 2010 and a couple hours later the U.S. was told to expect serious loss of life. Haiti already had a bad infrastructure even when times were good, so the country was extremely hurting from the quake. The red cross estimated that one in three Haitians were affected by the earthquake. A great number of people were stranded not knowing where to go.