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Details on Assassination of Iraq Leadership (Baghdad Bob Lives!)
Arabic News and Jordanian Paper 'Al Dotsour' ^ | April 14, 2003 | politics wire staff

Posted on 04/14/2003 12:52:36 PM PDT by ewing

Well informed sources told the Jordanian Daily Al Dotsour yesterday that an operation of collective assassination was made by American-British forces on the Iraqi leadership and was carried out, according to an intelligence plan in the Al Mansour suburb of Baghdad.

The sources said that two of the dissident Senior Iraqi Military Leaders coordinated with one of the Leaders of the Republican Guard in an operation to monitor the date and place of a meeting for the Iraqi leadership, noting that the Senior Member of the Republican Guard carried out this mission completely.

The paper explained that he was informed by the two opposition leaders that the Iraqi leadership will be meeting in an old house in the Al Mansour Quarters and following that the American planes bombarded the place.

The source added that the said plan also stated that the Senior Leader of the Republican Guard was due after the assassination of the Iraqi leadership to give his orders for the Republican Guards and the army to gather their arms in three positions in Baghdad and to return back to their houses until the forces were summoned again. And this is what happened.

The source stressed that all members of the Iraqi Leadership were assassinated except the Minister of Information Muhammaed Saeed Al-Sahaf and the Vice President Izzat Ibrahim.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: baghdadbob; decapitation; iraq; izzatibrahim; leadership; mostkilled; mostwanted; notbaghdadbob; plot
You can't keep a good a guy who cany deny reality the good down for long i.e. Baghdad Bob
1 posted on 04/14/2003 12:52:36 PM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
Saddam included?
2 posted on 04/14/2003 12:53:54 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (God Reigns!)
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3 posted on 04/14/2003 12:55:37 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: rwfromkansas
Looks like both him and the sons..if they can match the DNA with the half brother
4 posted on 04/14/2003 12:55:45 PM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
Baghdad Bob is a Shi'ite nincompoop. An outcast in Saddams circle... Bob will now be enjoying life in the beautiful slums of Demascus. Better than dead I guess.
5 posted on 04/14/2003 1:01:58 PM PDT by smith288 (Visit my gallery http://www.ejsmithweb.com/fr/hollywood/hollywood.php)
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To: ewing
Sounds logical -- the source is a bit questionable, but it does explain why so few of the regime's leaders have been captured thus far. And the immediate disintegration of the regime seems to bear this article out.
6 posted on 04/14/2003 1:03:56 PM PDT by Mister Magoo
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To: ewing
Hell must have had a waiting line that day...
7 posted on 04/14/2003 1:04:38 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic
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To: reagan_fanatic

8 posted on 04/14/2003 1:07:02 PM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: smith288
Bob will now be enjoying life in the beautiful slums of Damascus. Better than dead I guess.

Not sure. I'd have to think about that for awhile.

So was this article excerpted because it was feared Arabic news might sue FR if we cut and pasted the whole article?

9 posted on 04/14/2003 1:08:36 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (Where liberals lead, misery follows.)
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To: Mister Magoo
I think the fact we bombed a leadership bunker before the war officially started, then bombed another leadership bunker in Al Monsuar(or whatever) is proof enough. Even if we didn't get them all, we sure took a couple of bites out of the leadership team and scared the hell out of the survivors.
10 posted on 04/14/2003 1:09:06 PM PDT by snooker
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To: ewing
Baghdad Bob was apparently not part of the inner circle. If he is ever found alive, that may be the one thing that saves his butt. Well, that and not getting invited to the meeting where the rest of them were planning their escape. Little did they know they would be leaving not just Baghdad, but Earth itself.
11 posted on 04/14/2003 1:09:41 PM PDT by Nick Danger (We have imprisoned them in their tanks -- Baghdad Bob)
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To: ewing
Has Baghdad Bob hosted SNL yet?
12 posted on 04/14/2003 1:22:18 PM PDT by teletech (Have we dug up Saddam yet?)
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To: ewing
The source stressed that all members of the Iraqi Leadership were assassinated...

"...so you can stop bothering us here in Syria! No one home but us chickens! Just nice Arabs over here, no bad guys! Okay?"

13 posted on 04/14/2003 1:23:58 PM PDT by Illbay
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To: teletech
Has Baghdad Bob hosted SNL yet?

Nah, he's gonna sell cars with Joe Isuzu...

14 posted on 04/14/2003 1:27:00 PM PDT by dirtboy (United States 2, Terror-sponsoring regimes 0, waiting to see who's next in the bracket)
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To: ewing
of course we didn't kill baghdad bob...he helped us by convincing the republican guard that they didn't need to defend baghdad. yeah his propaganda was very good but in the end the truth was undeniable and iraqi tv as well as al jazeera was completely discredited.
15 posted on 04/14/2003 1:28:36 PM PDT by arielb
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To: ewing

Baghdad Bob & Friends...just hanging ...all the noose thats fit to print

16 posted on 04/14/2003 1:28:42 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: smith288
I think CNN probably gave him refuge; after all, they have a public history of aiding and abetting the Saddam regime...

Hopefully, CNN will give this guy a show on the 5 PM time slot. I won't regret missing Gibson's show.
17 posted on 04/14/2003 1:54:51 PM PDT by Terpfen
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To: ewing
Is this suppoesed to mean that Tariq Aziz was hit too?
18 posted on 04/14/2003 1:55:19 PM PDT by beckett
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He can broadcast from Damascus for now. Then later, Teheran, then Pyongyang, then Havana, then Paris...
19 posted on 04/14/2003 2:03:49 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: ewing
Baghdad Bob will make a good DNC president.
20 posted on 04/14/2003 2:12:51 PM PDT by Rik0Shay
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To: Illbay
"...so you can stop bothering us here in Syria! No one home but us chickens! Just nice Arabs over here, no bad guys! Okay?"

I'll buy that when support for Hisbollah dries up, Syria gets out of Lebanon, and terrorists quit operating out of Syrian territory. Oh, and when we quit killing Syrian nationals in Iraq, which right now seem to be just about the only people still fighting us. Right now Assad looks like a mini-Saddam, just not quite as ambitious.

21 posted on 04/14/2003 2:40:38 PM PDT by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: ewing
......the persistence of both Britain and the USA to hide the assassination incident is because of several reasons, mainly not to show Saddam Hussein as a hero, as well as other members of the Iraqi leadership, so as this leadership will be exposed to accusations inside Iraq and in the Arab states to that they had fled.

Interesting....tho' it sounds like something debka would issue.

22 posted on 04/14/2003 2:41:33 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Nick Danger
I wonder if Baghdad Bob was deliberately trying to make the Baathist government look ridiculous, so that it would have fewer defenders.
23 posted on 04/14/2003 2:44:38 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: beckett
There were covers on the furniture in Tariq Aziz's house when the Marines got to it.
24 posted on 04/14/2003 2:46:24 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: rwfromkansas
"Saddam included? "

I would think so, because after that bombing, the next day, Baghdad Bob gave no more messages/announcements & disappeared.

25 posted on 04/14/2003 2:53:01 PM PDT by the Deejay
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To: Bon mots
He can broadcast from Damascus for now. Then later, Teheran, then Pyongyang, then Havana, then Paris...

I'm sure that ABC and Peter Jennings would give him a job.
26 posted on 04/14/2003 4:10:57 PM PDT by gaucho (Baghdad is FREE! Welcome new Baghdad Freepers!)
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To: ewing
It is reasonable to assume he knew not to attend the meeting.

Remember, unlike the others, he has a job waiting with US TV broadcaster ABC New amd the opportunjity to be on air with Petah and Barbra and Steffy was enought to make any man sell his soul.

27 posted on 04/14/2003 4:16:44 PM PDT by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: annyokie
I have to admit I grew rather fond of Baghdad Bob. I enjoyed his outrageous lies and his butchering of the English language.
28 posted on 04/14/2003 6:13:40 PM PDT by DBtoo
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To: arielb
My husband thought he was secretly working for the US.
29 posted on 04/14/2003 6:16:20 PM PDT by DBtoo
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To: aristeides
I wonder if Baghdad Bob was deliberately trying to make the Baathist government look ridiculous, so that it would have fewer defenders.

Reads like a CNN alibi
30 posted on 04/14/2003 6:18:14 PM PDT by GirlShortstop
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To: DBtoo
I agree with your husband. There could have been code words in them there ridiculous statements.
31 posted on 04/14/2003 6:20:40 PM PDT by madison10 (Think first, type later.)
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To: GirlShortstop
We need to have some ideas for his spin when he resurfaces - such as he is the Iraq version of Chuck Barris and was really working with the CIA in a plot to kill Saddam.

I love Baghdad Bob and hope he resurfaces.

By the way, did you guy see Comb over dude giving kissing hugs to the CNN reporter as he was leaving town. Brit hume had a clip on his program.
32 posted on 04/14/2003 6:23:03 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
you can purchase the playing cards here
http://www.greatusaflags.com/product_info.php?products_id=94&aff_id=8&aff_sub_id=11

and evidently baghdad bob is not on the hit list
33 posted on 04/14/2003 6:27:03 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
How they passed up the opportunity to make Bagdad Bob the joker is something I'll never fathom!
34 posted on 04/14/2003 6:47:00 PM PDT by Amore (I hate tag lines)
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To: beckett
Is this suppoesed to mean that Tariq Aziz was hit too?

Have there been any 'Tariq Aziz' sightings? Come to think of it, has he been seen anywhere since the bombing that very first night EXCEPT on the interview with Petah Ahhnet? I can't remember, did Petah ask any questions that Aziz would have needed info SINCE that bombing to answer? In other words, is it possible that the interview could have been taped before that first bombing?

35 posted on 04/14/2003 6:53:47 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
Tariq Aziz showed up at least a couple of times after that first bombing, most recently -- to my knowledge -- for an interview with an Italian television network on April 4th.
36 posted on 04/14/2003 7:00:09 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: RummyChick
 
Gotta love Rummy
rummy So the fascinating thing to me—you said the minister of information was making a fool of himself.  And it does look foolish to stand in Baghdad and say that there’s no Americans in Baghdad when everyone’s looking at the split screen seeing that there are Americans in Baghdad.   <snip>
He’s been lying like that for years, over and over, and media carries it as though it’s true.  It’s been happening a month ago, two months ago, three months ago.  He’s been lying exactly the same way.   And yet it’s been carried and transmitted across the globe as though it were true.  It’s only when people had split screens and could see it that they finally said, "Oh, my goodness, this fellow lies.  Isn’t that amazing?"   There’s gambling in the casino.

37 posted on 04/14/2003 7:00:40 PM PDT by GirlShortstop
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To: All

Jacques ChIraq wanted France to start it's own News Network,
perhaps Baghdad Bob can take over the prime time anchor chair for the FROGS, they seem to live on the same plane of reality as Baghdad Bob,so this arrangement would work nicely for everybody.
38 posted on 04/14/2003 7:01:53 PM PDT by conservativeammom
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To: ewing
"These sources indicated that the persistence of both Britain and the USA to hide the assassination incident is because of several reasons, mainly not to show Saddam Hussein as a hero, as well as other members of the Iraqi leadership, so as this leadership will be exposed to accusations inside Iraq and in the Arab states to that they had fled. The sources said that the other objective is that the US administration will make of the issue of searching for the Iraqi leadership as a blackmail and pressure papers for states neighboring Iraq in preparations to attack them."

This sure proves Baghdad Bob is alive, it is very much his style.


39 posted on 04/14/2003 7:11:10 PM PDT by Minty
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To: Minty
I meant that he is alive and writing articles.
40 posted on 04/14/2003 7:14:33 PM PDT by Minty
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To: DBtoo
That is a distinct possibility. It does seem to stretch the imagination how he was able to go about his business for 3 weeks and not take a scratch, up until and including the time when units were barely a mile away from him.

His press conferences are now the stuff of legend, and did considerable harm to the Arab Street's opinion of their own journalists.

41 posted on 04/14/2003 7:16:57 PM PDT by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: ewing
"Republican Guards and the army to gather their arms in three positions in Baghdad and to return back to their houses until the forces were summoned again"

I don't like the sound of that ..??
42 posted on 04/14/2003 9:31:08 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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