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SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED
SkyNews ^ | December 14, 2003 | Staff

Posted on 12/14/2003 2:16:57 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy

SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been captured in his home town of Tikrit, according to reports.

There has been no independent verification of the news but Sky New's Foreign Editor Tim Marshall says the source of the news is usually reliable.

The US Defence Department says it has had no confirmation of the claims, which come from Iraqi Kurd leader Jalal Talabani, says the Iran news agency IRNA.

Hundreds of exultant people have taken to the streets of Kirkuk, firing weapons into the air in celebration.

A press conference has been announced for 12pm GMT.

In Baghdad, a spokeswoman for the US-led operation notified reporters that a "very important" announcement will be made at the press conference.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aceofspades; ageofliberty; decapitation; husseincaptured; jalaltalabani; pl; saddam; viceisclosed; viceisclosing
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1 posted on 12/14/2003 2:16:57 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy
WOW, I hope this is true. If so, you really got a scoop bubba!
2 posted on 12/14/2003 2:18:11 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Bubba_Leroy
This is great news!!!!!

Are Elvis and Jim Morrison with him? Bring back The Doors!

3 posted on 12/14/2003 2:19:22 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Holding Breath...

OMG...Just wait till the left hears abouts this..Thye'll want to free him..
4 posted on 12/14/2003 2:19:57 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Yea! Bump
5 posted on 12/14/2003 2:20:00 AM PST by XHogPilot
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To: XHogPilot
Home > News > Top News > Article





Iraqi Kurd Group Says Saddam Hussein Arrested
Sun December 14, 2003 05:13 AM ET

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The Tehran office of an Iraqi Kurd group said on Sunday that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had been arrested in Iraq.
"I confirm that Saddam has been arrested," Nazem Dabag, representative in Iran of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, told Reuters.
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3988475&src=US_DskTopTkr/GetContent&section=news


6 posted on 12/14/2003 2:21:27 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: thesummerwind
CNN is now reporting it.

Yeah, I know. CNN is just a little more reliable than Weekly World News.

7 posted on 12/14/2003 2:21:37 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy
MSNBC and CNN reporting it too. Oh Lord, please let it be true!!
8 posted on 12/14/2003 2:21:57 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Hundreds of exultant people have taken to the streets of Kirkuk, firing weapons into the air in celebration.

Hmmmmmm, maybe I spoke to soon, Kemosabe!

Tom Dash-hole is quite concerned.

Hi Hillary!

9 posted on 12/14/2003 2:22:13 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: thesummerwind
SADDAM CAPTURED

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been captured in his home town of Tikrit, according to reports.


There has been no independent verification of the news but Sky New's Foreign Editor Tim Marshall says the source of the news is usually reliable.

The US Defence Department says it has had no confirmation of the claims, which come from Iraqi Kurd leader Jalal Talabani, says the Iran news agency IRNA.

Hundreds of exultant people have taken to the streets of Kirkuk, firing weapons into the air in celebration.

A press conference has been announced for 12pm GMT.

In Baghdad, a spokeswoman for the US-led operation notified reporters that a "very important" announcement will be made at the press conference.

More follows...


http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3988475&src=US_DskTopTkr/GetContent&section=news
10 posted on 12/14/2003 2:23:09 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: YaYa123; Lazamataz; Mia T
They're reporting.........they're relatively SURE!
11 posted on 12/14/2003 2:23:39 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: Dallas59
Wailing Heard coming from the Democratic Party National Headquarters......
12 posted on 12/14/2003 2:23:50 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
Sleeping FOXNEWS is still on Michael Jackson!!!
13 posted on 12/14/2003 2:24:56 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: thesummerwind
Man I don't have cable - damn.

Hope C-Span gets the feed - then I can watch the news on the net.
14 posted on 12/14/2003 2:25:06 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: Dallas59
Saddam is said to be in CUSTODY of The Americans!!!
15 posted on 12/14/2003 2:25:58 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: thesummerwind
WHY????
16 posted on 12/14/2003 2:26:21 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
Maybe there is a connection?
17 posted on 12/14/2003 2:26:56 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: thesummerwind
Are Elvis and Jim Morrison with him?

Probably not, but -- if Fox News is any indication -- Michael Jackson is.

(I cannot adequately put into words the sheer disgust I am experiencing in having to watch CNN because Fox News is doing nothing but doing another piece of melodrama about Jackson!!)

18 posted on 12/14/2003 2:27:11 AM PST by Prime Choice (Leftist opinions may be free, but I still feel like I'm getting ripped off every time I receive one.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
BBC - also reporting this..

in other news DNC goes on full suicide alert!!!

19 posted on 12/14/2003 2:27:36 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: Free_at_last_-2001
Dean has conceded the precidental race..
20 posted on 12/14/2003 2:28:37 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
Keep an eye on Johnnie Cochran, if he starts driving towards the airport, we'll know we got Saddam.
21 posted on 12/14/2003 2:28:55 AM PST by RobFromGa (Bring Us Your Talented Individuals, Your Visionaries Yearning to Be Free. Keep the Huddled Masses)
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To: Free_at_last_-2001
FOX is now reporting...
22 posted on 12/14/2003 2:29:00 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
Presidental..
23 posted on 12/14/2003 2:29:41 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
MSNBC reporting now. Wow, this is big.
24 posted on 12/14/2003 2:30:25 AM PST by matrix2225
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To: Dallas59
It's about damned time.
25 posted on 12/14/2003 2:30:28 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Free_at_last_-2001
AP .......... "Hillary Clinton Slits Wrists in Early Morning"
26 posted on 12/14/2003 2:30:29 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
One more raghead. The Administration would be wise to warn people that just because Saddam has been captured, it doesn't mean the attacks on our soldiers will stop. The worst thing they - the Administration - can do is claim that the attacks will stop; there are plenty more ragheads out there.
27 posted on 12/14/2003 2:30:39 AM PST by Cacophonous (For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11))
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To: Bubba_Leroy
I was getting ready to go to bed when CNN came on with this report several minutes ago. (I know...they suck pond water but they're all I have for 24 hour news. I'm SO thankful for FR!). Guess I won't get much sleep....to excited! Waiting for the press conference in a couple of hours.

Then, I can go to sleep....maybe. LOL!

Pleaseletthisbetruepleaseletthisbetruepleaseletthisbetrue!!!!!!!
28 posted on 12/14/2003 2:30:54 AM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Dallas59
I don't even want to go to sleep now.
29 posted on 12/14/2003 2:31:04 AM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: matrix2225
Wow, this is big. --- BIG????????? This is bigger than Hillary's wideload!!!
30 posted on 12/14/2003 2:32:05 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: Dallas59
FOX is now reporting...

About time. I can't watch CNN for too long without wretching. It got close.

31 posted on 12/14/2003 2:32:58 AM PST by Bob
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Oh suuuuure. I ping you to the saddam thread, and you go to this one. Meanie.
32 posted on 12/14/2003 2:33:39 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (I don't hear voices. I AM the voices...)
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To: Dallas59
AP reporting ........ W. Va. Senator "Jay Rockefeller Has Seizure" on hearing news.
33 posted on 12/14/2003 2:33:48 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: Bob
What will we do with him..if it is him?
34 posted on 12/14/2003 2:33:52 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
I don't even want to go to sleep now.

I've got a fresh pot of coffee brewing now. And here I was about to turn in for the night. No way now!

35 posted on 12/14/2003 2:34:07 AM PST by Prime Choice (Leftist opinions may be free, but I still feel like I'm getting ripped off every time I receive one.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

36 posted on 12/14/2003 2:34:46 AM PST by Taco Consumer
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To: Dallas59
What will we do with him..if it is him?

Dissect him...and kill him...in that order.

Okay, maybe not. We'll probably have him tried for crimes against humanity. Dunno if we'll do it or if it'll be submitted to some international court. (Here's to hoping they have a death penalty.)

37 posted on 12/14/2003 2:35:44 AM PST by Prime Choice (Leftist opinions may be free, but I still feel like I'm getting ripped off every time I receive one.)
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To: Taco Consumer
OBL to go.
38 posted on 12/14/2003 2:35:49 AM PST by zarf (..where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment?)
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I wonder who is going to get the $25 Million bounty?
39 posted on 12/14/2003 2:35:57 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Dallas59
Send over Bonior and McDermott to comfort dear Saddam. Send Michael Moore too!!!
40 posted on 12/14/2003 2:36:04 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: Taco Consumer
Israel better be prepared...the Pals may start to riot. More than usual..
41 posted on 12/14/2003 2:36:13 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Switched to Fox, ladies and gent, if this is true, which seems it is, it will be Christmas for us all that we need it. I would welcome re-elected President of United State GWB.
42 posted on 12/14/2003 2:36:16 AM PST by matrix2225
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To: Dallas59
What will we do with him..if it is him?

He'll be put on trial but I don't know who will do it. (If it were up to me, I'd feed him through one of his own shredders but I don't think that's going to happen.)

43 posted on 12/14/2003 2:36:21 AM PST by Bob
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Whoopeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! this seems to be at all the newsites -- http://in.rediff.com/news/2003/dec/14iraq1.htm
44 posted on 12/14/2003 2:36:24 AM PST by Cronos (W2004)
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To: zarf
go where.........he has been pushing up daisies for 2 years
45 posted on 12/14/2003 2:36:29 AM PST by Kewlhand`tek
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To: Prime Choice
He'll be tried in Iraq. It's important that Iraqis are the ones to execute him.
46 posted on 12/14/2003 2:37:09 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Dallas59
US Govn't belives they have captured Sadam. Yaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
47 posted on 12/14/2003 2:37:14 AM PST by matrix2225
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To: Chad Fairbanks
It was a horrible mistake. I want to be where you are, Chad. LOL
48 posted on 12/14/2003 2:37:17 AM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: thesummerwind
And Tom Daschle is very saddened.
49 posted on 12/14/2003 2:37:30 AM PST by John D
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To: Cacophonous
it doesn't mean the attacks on our soldiers will stop.

They will decrease quite alot!!!

50 posted on 12/14/2003 2:37:57 AM PST by thesummerwind (like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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