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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
KEYWORDS: reddawn; viceisclosed; website
This photo is from NewsMax.com


1 posted on 01/08/2004 11:02:43 PM PST by kattracks
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2 posted on 01/08/2004 11:04:18 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: kattracks
I'm hoping someone, at some point, "accidentally" kicked him in the head a time or two. Or a dozen or two.

This isn't near enough humiliation for the old bastard to suit me. But it's a decent start.

3 posted on 01/08/2004 11:05:26 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Dick Gephardt. Before he dicks you.)
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To: kattracks
in London, a Arab newspaper editor, Adel Bari Atwan, condemned the photo's release.

"Assuming it is genuine, it's deeply humiliating to show Saddam in this way, and will lead to a bad anti-American reaction in the Arab street," he told Independent Television.

And what would lead to a good anti-American reaction in the Arab street...?

4 posted on 01/08/2004 11:09:46 PM PST by freebilly
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To: Hank Rearden
I would actually pay to have a photo of a SOF operator clocking this murdering SOB.
5 posted on 01/08/2004 11:10:33 PM PST by ASOC
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To: kattracks
"Assuming it is genuine, it's deeply humiliating to show Saddam in this way, and will lead to a bad anti-American reaction in the Arab street,"

Does the spectre of the 'Arab Street' cause anyone else here to chuckle? Puhleese!

6 posted on 01/08/2004 11:11:29 PM PST by GluteusMax
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To: kattracks
 In London, a Arab newspaper editor, Adel Bari Atwan, condemned the photo's release.     "Assuming it is genuine, it's deeply humiliating to show Saddam in this way, and will lead to a bad anti-American reaction in the Arab street," he told Independent Television.

You mean as opposed to the warm closeness they normally feel to us?

Screw 'em.

7 posted on 01/08/2004 11:15:30 PM PST by Eris
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To: Travis McGee; TEXASPROUD; Matthew James; SLB; Jeff Head
He he he.....note blood in his mouth. Like somebody bitchslapped this POS !
8 posted on 01/08/2004 11:18:00 PM PST by Squantos (Support Mental Health !........or........ I'LL KILL YOU !!!!)
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To: GluteusMax
It positively gives me the giggles!

Arab Street = Arab ditch.
9 posted on 01/08/2004 11:23:48 PM PST by Humidston (Two Words: TERM LIMITS)
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To: Squantos; Myrddin; Eaker
Looks like a boar taken hunter's photo over a freshly downed kill, don't it?
10 posted on 01/08/2004 11:28:47 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Let me unjumble that.

It looks like a boar hunter's photo taken over a freshly downed kill.

11 posted on 01/08/2004 11:29:59 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: kattracks
In London, a Arab newspaper editor, Adel Bari Atwan, condemned the photo's release.

"Assuming it is genuine, it's deeply humiliating to show Saddam in this way, and will lead to a bad anti-American reaction in the Arab street," he told Independent Television.

What will they do to overcome their "humiliation?" Probably another sneak attack somewhere, against children and women.

In their twisted religion and cultures, that is the best display of their machismo that they can muster.

Let the puny phuques remain humiliated.

12 posted on 01/08/2004 11:30:31 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Travis McGee
It looks like a boar hunter's photo taken over a freshly downed kill.

Yes, it really does. Hehehe.

Looking forward to receiving your book. Finally bought it yesterday on Amazon.

13 posted on 01/08/2004 11:34:31 PM PST by GluteusMax
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To: kattracks
"Assuming it is genuine, it's deeply humiliating to show Saddam in this way, and will lead to a bad anti-American reaction in the Arab street,"

And I should care about what these primitive screwheads think?!? I think not. (this also includes all the more "civilized" primitive screwheads (france, germany, etc.) that didn't want us to enforce the UN resolutions they voted for)
14 posted on 01/08/2004 11:34:41 PM PST by musical_airman (Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure)
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To: truth_seeker
How about this?

or this!

15 posted on 01/08/2004 11:35:25 PM PST by gorio
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To: kattracks
I bet the blood was really pumping in these guys veins!
16 posted on 01/08/2004 11:38:43 PM PST by Fledermaus (We gave the Saudi terrorist VISA's, let's make them guest workers now also!)
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To: kattracks
Pretty frickin' impressive fake image.

USA Today's pictures of the site

Judge for yourself.
17 posted on 01/08/2004 11:39:53 PM PST by kingu
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To: Travis McGee
LOL............ Hey Know any good Pisslamic web sites we could post this pic to ?
18 posted on 01/08/2004 11:42:16 PM PST by Squantos (Support Mental Health !........or........ I'LL KILL YOU !!!!)
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To: musical_airman
"And I should care about what these primitive screwheads think?!?"

One of the weaknesses of those who support terror: its silly to warn about the consequences of angering them b/c they're already engaging in the worst possible behavior.

What? Don't offend the Arabs or they might...what?...fly jumbo jets into the WTC and kill thousands of innocents.

If we played by their rules, any "humiliation" of US interests would result in Mecca & Medina being turned into valleys of glass.
19 posted on 01/08/2004 11:44:14 PM PST by Fenris6
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To: GluteusMax
I just love that picture! I hope it's blown up and mounted in thousands of US military offices. "Fresh Kill"

I hope you like the book!

20 posted on 01/08/2004 11:53:17 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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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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To: kattracks

41 posted on 01/09/2004 8:03:01 AM PST by WackySam ("There's room for all God's creatures- right next to the taters")
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To: kattracks
This man is pure evil.
42 posted on 01/09/2004 8:05:04 AM PST by nmh
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