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MORE DETAILS EMERGE ON SADDAM CAPTURE: COALITION ELABORATE EAVESDROPPING AND SADDAM'S BIG MOUTH
Nikkan Gendai (Tokyo) translated to English by Freeper ^ | 15 December 2003 | Nikkan Gendai (translated to English by Freeper)

Posted on 12/16/2003 8:33:40 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo

Here is my quick synopsis/Japanese-to-English translation (a “Freepranslation”) of the report today from the Japanese news website, ZakZak, attached to the Nikkan Gendai publication in Tokyo.

Title: "Saddam, Digs His Grave By Talking With Wife, Starts to Give Information"

"--The U.S. was greatly assisted by a sophisticated “elint” (electronic eavesdropping) operation involving good cooperation by US, Australian, and British intelligence. The cooperative group was code named “Dream Team”. Of course, former officials of the regime who 'were turned' against Saddam were also instrumental and completed the picture just before the raid.

--The Dream Team went ahead on the theory that Saddam would make every effort to keep in touch with his wife #2 in Beirut, Lebanon. This woman is Samira Shabandar. They centered their coordinated and high level intelligence collection and eavesdropping efforts on her.

--The Dream Team captured important telephone conversations between Samira and Saddam held by satellite telecom, via Inmarsat. Saddam was code-named by them as: “Number One”. The Dream Team had not only this success, but also in using similar methodologies to track down Saddam’s sons, Uday and Qusay and later slaying them.

--Saddam was known to the Coalition as a “ladies man” (in Japanese here, an "enpukuya"). The chap not only was married to wife #1, Zahjida Hairara, but he also stole #2 from a former Ba'ath regime associate, he has a mysterious #3 wife, and finally, he married a German woman, #4 Wife, Iman Fuwaishu (spelling) just last year. Of course, on top of that, he had the closest relationship to #2, but still played the field with five additional mistresses, jacked up on Viagra, having fun every night here and there until the war.

--#2 Wife had already foolishly revealed to the press in Lebanon earlier that Saddam, while on the run, talked to her once a week by phone and would send over letters with details that could not be discussed on the telephone.

--#2 wife claimed that “no way will he ever be captured by the Americans”, but the Dream Team was busy at work with other, conflicting plans in mind for Saddam.

--Dream Team was making Samira “swim”, all the while passing the info off to it's elite, multiforce “Task Force 121”. Based on additional information from captured associates in Baghdad, they lined up details with the telephone conversations, they were able to cross the information and they then finally put the "x" on the map at al-Dawar, near his familiar Tikrit.

--Saddam was asked by Iraqi leaders, current US allies who questioned him in captivity, “just how do you intend to meet Allah (after what he had done to people”. Saddam’s response to them, “I will go to him with a quiet heart.”

--As the four Iraqi officials left the cell, Saddam spat at them “You ________ will be sent to Hell by my Iraqi people!” But once he started 'singing' about the underground fighters, the US got even more information on anti-US resistance elements in Iraq and detained them, too.

--Saddam was described as ‘Saddam the sellout” by US military officers, after he started “singing”."

(END OF "FREEPRANSLATION")


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Japan; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: australia; britain; capture; caputure; dreamteam; elint; inmarsat; lebanon; numberone; outfoxed; rathole; reddawn; saddam; satellites; teamwork; terrorist; us; viceisclosed; victory; wife
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The link, above, is to the original Japanese article today. Read and enjoy.
1 posted on 12/16/2003 8:33:42 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo
as always..you da man....but , BUT "Dream Team?"..we need a new appelation for them...and let me guess, since his wife turned him in, Raoul Felder and Jackie Mason are involved..
2 posted on 12/16/2003 8:36:30 AM PST by ken5050
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To: AmericanInTokyo
http://www.heise.de/tp/english/inhalt/te/6929/1.html

Hey Saddam, Say hello to Echelon!

3 posted on 12/16/2003 8:39:10 AM PST by OXENinFLA ( I find it very interesting that when the heat got on, you dug yourself a hole and you crawled in it)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Is that a picture of the "spider hole" or the bedroom above the spider hole?
4 posted on 12/16/2003 8:39:57 AM PST by Lokibob
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To: AmericanInTokyo

KAKKATE KOI!

 

New "Bushism" Slang Word Sweeps Japan! "KAKKATE KOI!" ("OK, Bring Them On"): Japanese Press
 

5 posted on 12/16/2003 8:40:54 AM PST by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: Lokibob
just says, in Japanese, that it is the bedroom in the farm house, from which he transited, quite often, to the hole he stayed in outside....
6 posted on 12/16/2003 8:42:07 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
very interesting. And I'm LOL that the most interesting background stories don't come from American reporters.
7 posted on 12/16/2003 8:42:21 AM PST by YaYa123 (@ Pampered Pundits And Pukes.com)
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To: Incorrigible
Double K's back at ya. :-)
8 posted on 12/16/2003 8:43:26 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Kewl. Many thanks. Nice to hear the coward is singing. Must not be a big Metallica/Barney fan...
9 posted on 12/16/2003 8:44:09 AM PST by eureka! (Rats and Presstitutes lie--they have to in order to survive.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Saddam was described as ‘Saddam the sellout” by US military officers

I thought it might take a couple months for him to sing. But Saddam probably thinks ('cause it's true) that everyone is his enemy, not deserving of his loyalty or confidence.

10 posted on 12/16/2003 8:46:09 AM PST by angkor
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To: saquin; BenLurkin
ping
11 posted on 12/16/2003 8:46:42 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"Of course, on top of that, he had the closest relationship to #2, but still played the field with five additional mistresses, jacked up on Viagra, having fun every night here and there until the war."

Meet me at the spiderhole later, we will feed my pet rats bread crumbs and then take turns trying on brand my new t-shirts.

12 posted on 12/16/2003 8:48:34 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: angkor
But do any of Saddam's "songs" ring true?
13 posted on 12/16/2003 8:48:35 AM PST by sarasota
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To: AmericanInTokyo
But once he started 'singing' about the underground fighters, the US got even more information on anti-US resistance elements in Iraq and detained them, too.

Saddam is such an arrogant dunce, he probably thinks he can outsmart the interrogators. All they want is for him to keep talking, and trying to outsmart them. Then, when he lets slip something that matches other intel, they bag somebody else.

14 posted on 12/16/2003 8:48:38 AM PST by r9etb
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I think that Saddam's associates, especially lower level ones, are singing because they have something to gain, e.g. not getting executed by the Iraqis.

But Saddam knows that he is going to die no matter what he says. He has no incentive to "sing". I believe that his "singing" is disinformation being put out to try to coerce/cajole the underlingings to sing.
15 posted on 12/16/2003 8:51:22 AM PST by John Beresford Tipton
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To: No Blue States
Gee. I hope that was saddam talking to No's 1-5, and not you talking to me! :-)
16 posted on 12/16/2003 8:52:22 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: r9etb
Yep. That's how the do it. And you can be sure he is probably in the middle of his evening interrogation session over in/at ________ right about now.
17 posted on 12/16/2003 8:53:28 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
he married a German woman, #4 Wife, Iman Fuwaishu (spelling) just last year

I found this obscure line very interesting.

First when refering to Islamic militants who just happen to reside in Western countries, I really think there should be a better term than "German woman" or "Canadian citizen", it is very misleading. One tends to think of, say in the case of a German woman, something very different.

Secondly, I wonder how it is Saddam comes to meet and marry a German woman such as this?

Oh Europe, you have some very large problems.

18 posted on 12/16/2003 8:57:41 AM PST by riri
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To: AmericanInTokyo
--Saddam was described as ‘Saddam the sellout” by US military officers, after he started “singing”."

Soon to be released on DVD, courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.
19 posted on 12/16/2003 8:58:27 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Three Relevent Poems

Saddam

They found him in a spider hole,
Just like we knew they would.
Though we are glad I'm sure the Dems,
Feel this is not too good.
I'm sure they all are saddened now,
For Saddam's in our hand.
The French, the Germans, chant along,
The Russians lead the band.
They want the contracts to rebuild,
The Dems want Bush to fail.
Death for Saddam is too swift,
Let’s let him rot in jail.
Congratulations to our troops,
And to our leader here.
George Bush is still the man to lead,
He gets my vote next year.

Conspiracy Guy 12/14/03

Cowards

They recently found Saddam,
Hiding in his pit.
I hope this is a warning,
Cowards are not fit.
They do not lead but threaten,
Their people to obey.
They rape and kill their people,
All to get their way.
But take away that power base,
Watch the roaches slide.
Death is for their underlings,
Cowards, they just hide.

Conspiracy Guy 12/15/03

Howie

Your comments really crack me up,
I’d have to say you’re funny.
As funny as a hemorrhoid,
Or as a nose that’s runny.
Saddam’s capture no big deal,
Your stance is still the same.
You’re really sucking big on this,
I’d say your brain is lame.
But tell me Howie I must know,
These speeches just who writes them?
Katie Couric comes to mind,
Or Michael Moore is it him?
Well Doctor Dean you make me sick,
For malpractice, I will sue you.
Please get a clue, I’ll sell you one,
John Kerry needs a few too.

Conspiracy Guy 12/16/03
20 posted on 12/16/2003 9:01:03 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Clues for sale, 20 % off through Christmas. Don't be clueless, buy yours today.)
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To: riri
Yeah, I noticed that with interest, too. You have a good eye.
21 posted on 12/16/2003 9:03:17 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Stinky little rathole for Saddam Hussein bump! Offensive thumbnail alert!


22 posted on 12/16/2003 9:03:57 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
lol

I take that as a rejection, now im deeply saddened. ;o

Seriously, I like you, but not enough for an special invitation to my spiderhole.

ps: thanks for the translation, interesting read.

23 posted on 12/16/2003 9:11:15 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: John Beresford Tipton
But Saddam knows that he is going to die no matter what he says. He has no incentive to "sing". I believe that his "singing" is disinformation being put out to try to coerce/cajole the underlings to sing.

Maybe, maybe not. Saddam has a vested interest in dragging this thing out and giving up just enough information to scare France, Germany and Russia into getting involved to protect him from the death penalty. We can look forward to some slight softening in the opposition from "Old Europe" and Russia, but don't look for a complete turnabout. Old Europe has too much to lose if prosecution of Saddam proceeds without international interference.

24 posted on 12/16/2003 9:13:17 AM PST by Eva
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To: riri
Lucee, you got some 'splainin' to do! (Ricky Ricardo, circa 1953)
25 posted on 12/16/2003 9:16:24 AM PST by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: Eva; AmericanInTokyo
just enough information to scare France, Germany and Russia into getting involved to protect him from the death penalty

Now that is very good analysis based on past performance, and you may very well have it right.

To those who say he is trying to give out disinformation, I would direct your attention to at least two FR posts that tell of stunning raids, arrests, and killings of Saddam-ites in the last 48 hours. We have the intel and the confirmation; and we are acting on it. It's what MG Odierno (CG, 4th ID) called 'actionable intelligence'.

26 posted on 12/16/2003 9:22:07 AM PST by HiJinx (Go with Courage, go with Honor, go in God's Grace. Come home when the job's done. We'll be here.)
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To: HiJinx
There is some Harvard law guy on FOX right now, trying to describe the turning over of the Saddam trial to the UN as the necessary step in bringing old Europe into Iraq. He is calling for all concessions from the US and nothing from Old Europe.
27 posted on 12/16/2003 9:27:47 AM PST by Eva
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Thanks so much.
28 posted on 12/16/2003 9:34:40 AM PST by mel
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To: No Blue States
Whew. Thanks. I am relieved.

(Not 'relieved' of course in the sense of Saddam having his long overdue pee break.)

29 posted on 12/16/2003 9:43:21 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: Eva
We're going to see a lot of that from the terrorist supporters. Just recognize it for what it is...(as you obviously do!)
30 posted on 12/16/2003 9:45:08 AM PST by HiJinx (Go with Courage, go with Honor, go in God's Grace. Come home when the job's done. We'll be here.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; riri
One of the sons had a mistress from Germany I think.
31 posted on 12/16/2003 9:50:39 AM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...wag the Vatican from the Dept. of Justice & Peace?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Many thanks again for the hard work of translation.

Kakkate Koi! Hard to imagine, but Bush must be regarded in Japan as the archetypal American - thoughts and impressions?

32 posted on 12/16/2003 9:54:22 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
You've asked me and here is my take:

He (Bush) is in Japan, IMHO, generally regarded as an effective bully, whom at the end of the day, you have no choice but to fear and to respect.

The press in Japan is just as liberal, in many cases, as in the US. Particularly the publishing houses. Very little positive press on George W. Bush. They basically translate Michael Moore and copy him and his ideas, then going on and trying to be original but they are not.

Here is a special collection of his books, entitled "Stupid Americans" in the Japanese language. It includes his work on Bush, the USA in general, you know, that kind of left wing crap:


33 posted on 12/16/2003 9:59:53 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: OXENinFLA
Men With Hill
34 posted on 12/16/2003 10:25:52 AM PST by TrueBeliever9
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Saddam was known to the Coalition as a “ladies man”


35 posted on 12/16/2003 10:28:40 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred
EMPUKU-YA bump!
36 posted on 12/16/2003 10:30:39 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: John Beresford Tipton
...He has no incentive to "sing". I believe that his "singing" is disinformation being put out to try to coerce/cajole the underlingings to sing

Then why, when captured, did he request to "negotiate"? I think he mentioned some legitamate stuff (that got some of his buddies caught) in the hopes he would be taken seriously. Sure, some of it is disinformation and some of it will be poor memories, but the real haul is when he forgets what he is saying and alludes to something he'd rather not. The more he talks the more he leaks.

When confronted by his leaks, he'll talk some more... probably just to keep from being alone. And so it goes.

Maybe he'll leak about Al-Quida and where Osama is, maybe on WMDs, or, most fun of all, he could tell of the fun times he had with the Democratic Congressman and Senators (like McDermot) who heaped praise on him. LOL!

37 posted on 12/16/2003 11:07:35 AM PST by sr4402
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The U.S. was greatly assisted by a sophisticated “elint” (electronic eavesdropping) operation involving good cooperation by US, Australian, and British intelligence.

As the terms are normally used in the intelligence community, "SIGINT" (signals intelligence) consists of: (1) "COMINT" (communications intelligence) (voice and other text communications) and (2) "ELINT" (electronic intelligence) (other signals).

Since the story talks about things like intercepted telephone conversations (COMINT), I think he should have used the term "SIGINT", rather than "ELINT".

38 posted on 12/16/2003 11:08:33 AM PST by aristeides
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To: sr4402
I would be more inclined to believe that the "singing Saddam" stories are intended to protect those locals and low level Saddamites who may now be cooperating.
39 posted on 12/16/2003 11:09:55 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: aristeides
Thanks. Looks like they had both sigint and elint, plus of course a good bushel full of humint there on the ground! :-)
40 posted on 12/16/2003 11:14:17 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; we still only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Anything we are told could of course be disinformation, especially if there are human sources to protect, but also to try to provoke certain reactions in our enemies.
41 posted on 12/16/2003 11:19:41 AM PST by aristeides
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To: aristeides
Actually both Comint and Elint could be collected on a cell phone.
42 posted on 12/16/2003 11:21:59 AM PST by ASA Vet ("Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know.")
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Of course, on top of that, he had the closest relationship to #2, but still played the field with five additional mistresses, jacked up on Viagra, having fun every night here and there until the war.

Will Saddam qualify for the new Medicare prescription plan for those Viagra tablets?

Cordially,

43 posted on 12/16/2003 11:23:54 AM PST by Diamond
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Great post!!!

Thank you SO much for the translation!

44 posted on 12/16/2003 11:56:04 AM PST by ZOTnot
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To: AmericanInTokyo
bump for later reading...
45 posted on 12/16/2003 12:09:45 PM PST by Born Conservative ("Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names" - John F. Kennedy)
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To: OXENinFLA
That ain't no "Echelon", that be Spaceball City.
46 posted on 12/16/2003 12:24:39 PM PST by mikegi
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To: Lokibob
The spider hole is rumored to be only big enough for him to have crouched into.
47 posted on 12/16/2003 1:13:44 PM PST by trussell (Prayer Works!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Saddam was code-named by them as: “Number One”.

Those tricky Iraquis!

48 posted on 12/16/2003 1:21:39 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Lokibob
even if he was not singing like a bird, could any of his associates take the risk?

Where do out of work bathists run to?
49 posted on 12/16/2003 3:08:37 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
same thing in europe. The anti-american moore sells well because he makes the french look good.
50 posted on 12/16/2003 3:12:13 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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