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Web site depicts Saddam's capture
Washington Times ^ | 1/09/04 | Paul Martin

Posted on 01/08/2004 11:02:42 PM PST by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:12:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

LONDON A Web site catering to active and retired U.S. military personnel has published a picture apparently showing Saddam Hussein at the moment he was dragged out of his below-ground hiding place Dec. 14 in Iraq.

The photo, which military authorities believe to be genuine, could help to puncture conspiracy theories in the Arab world questioning the U.S. account of Saddam's capture.


(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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To: Squantos
Not me, but I'm sure there are freepers who do!
21 posted on 01/08/2004 11:54:19 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Fenris6
We're going to find out, sooner or later,

If Abdul will pray, to a glowing crater.

22 posted on 01/08/2004 11:55:31 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: kingu
Took a look at the USA TODAY's photos and I can't see where they show this to be a fake.
23 posted on 01/09/2004 12:03:52 AM PST by kattracks
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To: Travis McGee
They should drop him off at the taxidermist shop and have the sob mounted. lol
24 posted on 01/09/2004 12:06:36 AM PST by soldiers dad
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To: Squantos
An early news story about Saddam's capture stated he had made some insulting remark to a US soldier who struck him in reply. If the red is blood that may corroborate the story.
25 posted on 01/09/2004 12:23:59 AM PST by tlb
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To: kattracks
The photo from newsmax, showing the soldiers lifting Saddam out of his spider hole, the ground is flat, has a wood border, along with brick edging.

The USA today photos show a rough patch of ground, close to a large concrete pad, with very little clear space around the spider hole. The bricks don't look like they've been in a straight line for a long time, and a large palm tree is visible.

There are multiple solutions to these differences. 1) USA Today did not photograph where Saddam was recovered. 2) The Saddam photo is a fake. I'm leaning strongly towards 2, because to believe the first, I'd have to think that the Army PR machine purposefully took the USA Today people to a different but highly similar location, and I really don't like to think about conspiracies.
26 posted on 01/09/2004 12:26:14 AM PST by kingu
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To: tlb
That troop will never have to pay for a beer if I'm in the same watering hole............too bad he "should" remain un-named for his own families security. I'm sure he can protect himself but mommy and the kiddies etc etc should'nt have to endure such. Bless em for what he did and continues to do !

Stay Safe !

27 posted on 01/09/2004 12:31:50 AM PST by Squantos (Support Mental Health !........or........ I'LL KILL YOU !!!!)
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To: kingu
I still don't see where the USA photos show this photo to be a fake.

Any differences you may see may have been caused by the photos being taken at different areas.

28 posted on 01/09/2004 12:38:18 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kingu
Here's another image with the guy who videotaped the capture...



I suppose I could be wrong, but there sure doesn't look like there's enough room on that dirt for all the people that are in the 'Saddam captured' photo. Or I could be making the wrong assumption, and in fact the photo on military.com is of Saddam after he was captured and was put down on the ground elsewhere nearby.
29 posted on 01/09/2004 12:42:10 AM PST by kingu
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To: kattracks
Yeah, now that I look at more site pictures, it just has to be Saddam after he was pulled out of the hole and put down somewhere else for the photo, because that couldn't have been at the 'spider hole' itself.

Besides, the blurred out soldier sure looks like the guy who was doing the videotaping.
30 posted on 01/09/2004 12:47:49 AM PST by kingu
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To: Travis McGee
Looks like a boar taken hunter's photo over a freshly downed kill, don't it?

Why like Yoda do talk you, heh?

31 posted on 01/09/2004 1:04:06 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: kingu
Yeah, now that I look at more site pictures, it just has to be Saddam after he was pulled out of the hole and put down somewhere else for the photo,...

I don't know if he was put down somewhere else just for that photo, or if he was down and they just took that photo.

32 posted on 01/09/2004 1:46:28 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kingu













notice the bricks in the left bottom corner of this picture. The military.com picture was probably taken in between the spider hole and the little bricked in garden that shows at the bottom left of the picture. The picture was taken after they had him out of the hole and right before he was hoisted up into a helicopter.


33 posted on 01/09/2004 1:49:15 AM PST by stlnative (Please don't criticize me for my poor grammer and spelling - I have fibro-fog - c my profile pg)
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A video image shows a photograph presented on December 14, 2003, by the U.S. army at a news conference in Tikrit, illustrating the scene where U.S. troops captured ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Saturday. U.S. troops captured Saddam Hussein hiding in a cramped hole during a raid on a farm in Ad-Dawr village late on Saturday, near his home town of Tikrit, U.S. Major-General Ray Odierno told a news conference on Sunday.   REUTERS/Reuters TV
34 posted on 01/09/2004 1:53:47 AM PST by stlnative (Please don't criticize me for my poor grammer and spelling - I have fibro-fog - c my profile pg)
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To: brigette
I like this picture too...


35 posted on 01/09/2004 2:27:01 AM PST by freethinkingman
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To: GluteusMax
If it pi**es-off the "Arab Street", I'm for it. And yes, in direct answer to your rhetorical question.
36 posted on 01/09/2004 2:49:56 AM PST by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: tlb
I think Saddam spit on the soldier. He's lucky he only got a split lip out of it.
37 posted on 01/09/2004 3:07:22 AM PST by kattracks
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To: brigette
Thanks for the photos.
38 posted on 01/09/2004 3:08:43 AM PST by kattracks
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To: Humidston
LOL..made my morning so far.
39 posted on 01/09/2004 7:36:29 AM PST by pitinkie
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To: freethinkingman
I like this picture too...

I like this one better.


40 posted on 01/09/2004 7:41:24 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Excellence In Posting Since 1999)
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