Skip to comments.March 2003 Document: Saddam Orders Iraq Central Bank to Give his Son 1 Billion Dollars (Translation)
Posted on 09/07/2006 7:42:11 AM PDT by jveritas
Document http://188.8.131.52/Released/09-06-06/CMPC-2004-001648.pdf dated March/19/2003 is hand written order from Saddam Hussein to the governor of Iraq Central Bank to give his son Qusay Saddam Hussein and another crony named Hikmat Mazban Ibrahim a total of ONE Billion Dollars so it will be protected from what he called the American Aggression. Of course this money was meant to be smuggled to some foreign secret bank accounts for Saddam family. This money was found by the US troops shortly after the fall of Saddam regime and handed later on to the free Iraqi government.
Translation of http://184.108.40.206/Released/09-06-06/CMPC-2004-001648.pdf
In the name of God the most merciful the most compassionate
Mr. Governor of the Iraqi Central Bank
We authorize through this letter that Mr. Qusay Saddam Hussein and Hikmat Mazban Ibrahim to receive the following:
1. Nine hundred and twenty millions American Dollars
2. Ninety millions Euros.
In order to protect it from the American aggression
Do what is necessary
President of the Republic
Saddam Hussein Rules Iraq $200,000,000,0000
Gift from Saddam $1,000,000.00
American Invasion - Priceless
But the post in it's entirety looked too familiar, which drew my comment.
IIRC, they recovered about 700,000 of it, which funded the initial temporary government and paid the salaries of the Iraqi military until it was spent.
errr....I meant 700 million.....
What an awesome find.
I guess they (sons) didn't have much time to enjoy their loot. Good.
Man I dont know what I would have done if I found the money...
Part of my brief against journalism is its insistence that the only thing that matters is what it wants to talk abut. And what journalism wants to talk about is how important the news is - thereby suggesting that nothing matters after it is no longer new. Nothing matters to them except what is so new that they have an information advantage over the rest of us.
They have no interest in actually informing, their only interest is in self promotion.