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Dictator's Collusion In The Iraq 'War'
The Tehran Times ^ | April 9, 2003 | By Parviz Esmaeili

Posted on 04/10/2003 4:58:41 PM PDT by Noddegamra

Dictator's Collusion In The Iraq 'War' By Parviz Esmaeili The Tehran Times 4-9-3

Note - This is the first story to point in the direction of possible/probable answers to a number of key questions about the US-UK zionist subjugation of Iraq. When the Iraqis failed to blow a single bridge - a classic and mandatory defensive military strategy - suspicions arose immediately. Aside from a handful of oil well-head fires in the South, there was no effort to torch Iraq's oil assets by Saddam. The repeated deployment of the regular Iraqi army and the Guard into exposed areas in the desert - and certain death by total US and UK airpower and carpet bombing - is also equally bizarre in a military sense. What happened to the deadly Russian Kornet wire-guided antitank missiles which surprised the 'Coalition' in the South? And now the 'obliteration' of Saddam and sons can only be 'confirmed' by 'dna' on the word of possibly a single person in a lab potentially convenient. And then there is the remarkably and surprising ease with which Baghdad was taken. There are many things to ponder in the weeks ahead, and high-level collusion is certainly at the top of list. This article begins the search for possible answers. Nothing much is as it seems. -ed

Almost 10 days ago, there was a halt in U.S.-British operations in Iraq. However, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the chief of the U.S. Central Command, General Tommy Franks, in their interviews with the media never elaborated on the issue, but instead tried to mislead world public opinion in order to hide a greater secret decision from them.

Suspicions rose on the same day when U.S. troops, that had been stopped at the Euphrates, immediately were able to advance toward the heart of Baghdad without any significant resistance by Iraqi forces. Nobody asked why Tikrit, that was once called the ideological heart of Saddam's government and the last possible trench of the Iraqi army, was never targeted by U.S. and British bombs and missiles. Or why when the elite Iraqi forces arrived in eastern Iraq from Tikrit, the pace of the invaders advancing toward central Baghdad immediately increased. Also, it has been reported that over the past 24 hours, a plane was authorized to leave Iraq bound for Russia. Who was aboard this plane?

All these ambiguities, the contradictory reports about Saddam's situation, and the fact that the highest-ranking Iraqi officials were all represented by a single individual -- Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed al-Sahhaf -- and the easy fall of Baghdad shows that the center of collusion had been Tikrit, where Saddam, his aides, and lieutenants from the Baath Party had been waiting for al-Sahhaf to join them so that they could receive the required guarantees to leave the country in a secret compromise with coalition forces.

This possibility was confirmed by the Al-Jazeera network, which quoted a Russian intelligence official as saying that the Iraqi forces and the invaders had made a deal. The Russian official told Al-Jazeera that the Iraqi leaders had agreed to show no serious resistance against the U.S.-British troops in return for a guarantee that Saddam and his close relatives could leave Iraq unharmed.

The question now is whether the U.S. would prefer Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to be dead or wants him alive to be tried. There may even be a third alternative that the White House is looking far. It seems that U.S. officials would welcome a solution where Saddam was found, either dead or alive.

First of all, the White House hawks and U.S. President George W. Bush would definitely not be saddened to hear that reports claiming that Saddam was killed, which were highlighted by the U.S. media on Tuesday after a missile attack on an underground restaurant in Baghdad, have been verified.

This is because they do not want the Iraqi people to ever find out about the secrets of the clandestine political cooperation between the U.S. and Iraq. On the other hand, Saddam's death would mean that the weak Iraqi regime has been completely defeated, and this may to some extent satisfy Washington's feeling of militarism.

However, an inactive, defeated, and exiled dictator can definitely be beneficial to the White House, provided that he is under Washington's control. Look at what happened to Mullah Muhammad Omar and Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Is there any sign that the U.S. is interested in finding them and wiping them out? One should know that these two, as U.S. henchmen over the past decade, provided enough pretexts for the White House to dominate Afghanistan, even though they are still at large. This automatically justifies the U.S. presence in Afghanistan.

Therefore, Washington benefits from its inability to find the Taleban and Al-Qaeda leaders. The same holds true with Saddam, and the U.S. failure to find Saddam, or Washington's efforts to withhold news of his death, provide the best pretext to stay in Iraq.

Secondly, in the event that Saddam survives the U.S.-British attacks on Iraq, the White House will have to devise new policies and approaches to make the best use of this. There is no doubt that Saddam knows many of the secrets of U.S. strategy in the region over the past three decades. If he were put on trial in an international and open court, he might reveal much evil about the U.S. that would expose the real image of the White House hawks to the world. This is the reason why the Fox news network has taken the lead in reminding the world that an international tribunal would lack the authority to put the Iraqi president on trial, given that neither Iraq nor the U.S. have joined the International Criminal Court. Fox has thus proposed three alternatives to deal with Saddam in case he saves his skin in the U.S.-led attacks: living underground, changing his identity, or travelling to the beautiful beaches of Guantanamo!! Needless to say these alternatives will make Saddam harmless for the White House, even if he is not of any use to the U.S.

These stances clarify the fact that the rumor on the possibility of Saddam seeking political asylum in Syria is only a red herring because any attempt by the Iraqi president to flee the country without coordinating with the U.S. is absolutely impossible. Therefore, if there had been any kind of compromise between the U.S. and Saddam, the Iraqi president would take refuge wherever the White House ordered him to.

Even dictators have to respect a hierarchy. A minor dictator like Saddam is like a puppet that has danced for a lifetime to the tune of a certain major dictator like the U.S. and cannot act on his own. Saddam did whatever the White House wanted him to do for years. Therefore, the simple answer to the question "Where is Saddam?" is nothing but "Wherever the U.S. desires!"

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agitprop; baghdaddefense; boohoo; delusions; iran; iraqifreedom; propaganda; tehran; uhoh; zot; zotbait; zotmeister; zottime
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1 posted on 04/10/2003 4:58:41 PM PDT by Noddegamra
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2 posted on 04/10/2003 5:01:57 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; Poohbah
Tehran Tinfoil alert.
4 posted on 04/10/2003 5:03:42 PM PDT by dighton (Amen-Corner Hatchet Team, Nasty Little Clique)
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To: Noddegamra
Get Lost Moron
5 posted on 04/10/2003 5:03:45 PM PDT by antaresequity
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To: Noddegamra
BS. US would never drop bombs in La Mansur and kill civilians knowing Saddam, sons and regime not there.
6 posted on 04/10/2003 5:09:07 PM PDT by not-an-ostrich
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To: Noddegamra
MOACT (The Mother of all Conspiracy Theories)
7 posted on 04/10/2003 5:12:49 PM PDT by alnick
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To: Noddegamra
Look, it's real simple. The Moslem mind, whether arabic or persian, is highly prone to paranoid and conspiracy thinking. It is part of the false religion itself, for surely their god would not allow a just victory to be won by infidels, and so it had to be by collusion and treason on the part of Saddam. In other words, only through a moslem's weakness, but never through an infidel's strength can these things happen. It is a cult-like mind set and that is real problem with the whole region. (never forget how a US Army moslem fragged his own commanders, never forget what that means...)
8 posted on 04/10/2003 5:15:47 PM PDT by remitrom
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To: Noddegamra
The Arab World is agast at the speed and ease that our forces took Iraq.

And delusion is a way of life to many in that part of the world. They feel humiliated as a culture.

There were no secret deals...our military is just that good. The writer best take note of that fact and instead of spinning yarns of wishfull thinking, he should take up his pen and use his meager writing skills to educate his people that Jimmy Carter is building houses for habitat these days, and if you don't want the horn...don't mess with the bull.
9 posted on 04/10/2003 5:21:19 PM PDT by KDD
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To: alnick
This is what is meant by desperately trying to save face.
10 posted on 04/10/2003 5:24:54 PM PDT by ontos-on
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To: Noddegamra
Almost 10 days ago, there was a halt in U.S.-British operations in Iraq.......

There was never a "halt" to U.S. operations in Iraq during those days when the news media went into their Operation Paused Quagmire hysterics.

During that time, U.S. airpower was decimating the Republican Guard Divisions while the ground forces stood by and waited for the airpower to it's job. After U.S. air power had sufficiently "attrited" the Republican Guard divisions, the U.S. ground forces then rolled over whatever bloody Republican Guard hamburger was left.

That's what America's AIR/LAND Battle Doctine is all about.

If the Iranians believe that they can do any better against us, they are most welcome to try. Considering that the Iranians lost 300,000 killed and 500,000 wounded to the Iraqi Army that we routed in both Gulf War One and in Gulf War Two, the Iranians would fare even worse than the Iraqis did against us.

11 posted on 04/10/2003 5:25:57 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: remitrom
There was an email link to the author. I sent him a scathing letter and it came back undeliverable. Too bad. I questioned what level of human civilization he currently resides and did he intend to stay there for the rest of his life.
12 posted on 04/10/2003 5:26:24 PM PDT by not-an-ostrich
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To: Noddegamra
Y'know, if you put your left hand behind your head and grasp your right ear, and put your right hand behind your head and grasp your left ear, and PULL, amazing things will happen.

You will suddenly be able to see and hear REALITY.

It sure will be a change from the inside of your colon.
13 posted on 04/10/2003 5:41:14 PM PDT by petuniasevan (Non-paying FReepers: "Put your money where your mouth is!")
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14 posted on 04/10/2003 5:48:36 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Noddegamra
It never ceases to amaze how quickly second rate minds can spin conspiracy theories. Such theories are a cultural staple of the Arab world, I'm told, far more so than in the West.

Second rate culture; second rate conspiracy theories. You do the math.

15 posted on 04/10/2003 5:48:50 PM PDT by beckett
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To: Noddegamra
Let's have some sympathy for the mullahs. Let's look at it from their point of view. They fought Saddam for eight years. They sustained a million casualities. And the best they could do was a draw. Now they are watching the Great Satan take Saddam down in 3 weeks losing only 100 guys. They have GOT to be feeling pretty bad right now.
16 posted on 04/10/2003 5:58:10 PM PDT by trek
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To: BubbaJunebug
That people actually believe our government can pull off something like this and it not get "out" is the mind boggling. We never landed on the moon stuff.
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19 posted on 04/10/2003 6:33:47 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: Noddegamra
What a joke. These idiots only know one way of fighting. They run their mouth and then can't back it and surrender, run, or anything but fight real men with real bad guns
20 posted on 04/10/2003 7:03:12 PM PDT by Damagro
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