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Suspected Saddam executioner caught
CNN ^ | 10/03/03 | David Ensor et al

Posted on 10/03/2003 10:34:56 AM PDT by Coop

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:03:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S.-led coalition troops arrested a man authorities identified as a suspected executioner for Saddam Hussein in a raid north of Baghdad, and four Iraqis were killed in suspicious blasts, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.

The suspect and another man, described as a former general, were seized in an overnight raid in Ba'qubah, a town more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad. The men's identities were not released.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: captured; executioner; fedayeen; hussein; iraq; saddamhussein; salmanpak
More good news today.
1 posted on 10/03/2003 10:34:57 AM PDT by Coop
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To: Coop
"...two Iraqis were killed in a blast. Authorities said they suspect the Iraqis might have been trying to place a bomb on a roadside."

More proof they've been training the Pelestinians... :-)
2 posted on 10/03/2003 10:36:24 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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3 posted on 10/03/2003 10:36:44 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Support Free Republic
From same CNN article:
Other developments
• The U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority and the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Friday that they will be opening an Iraqi police training facility in Jordan and hope to train 35,000 new police officers in the neighboring Arab country within two years. The cadets will be Iraqis who have not previously served on the police force. The first 500 cadets will begin their training at the end of November. The trainees will undergo an eight-week course.

• Electrical service in Iraq has been restored nearly to the level of power generated before the war, U.S. officials said Friday. Electrical power generation in Iraq was at a postwar peak Thursday, when output reached 4,200 megawatts, according to U.S. military sources. Before the war, average power generation was 4,400 megawatts.

• An Iraqi judge ordered the confiscation of nearly 2,300 metric tons of Iraqi oil and two tankers suspected of trying to smuggle the material out of the country, the Coalition Provisional Authority said Friday. A coalition naval task force seized the two vessels, the Saudi Gizan and the Manara II, in August in the Persian Gulf. The move allows the Iraqi Finance Ministry to dispose of the vessels and oil, the coalition, and any proceeds would go to the Central Bank of Iraq.

4 posted on 10/03/2003 10:37:53 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Coop
I wasn't aware that Iraqi judges were in place. Even more good news!
5 posted on 10/03/2003 10:39:46 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
I wasn't aware that Iraqi judges were in place. Even more good news!

Looks like the press censors/propagand officers at CNN are having a three-day weekend.
That's about the simplest explanation for this sort of positive news slipping out
of Iraq to the USA.
6 posted on 10/03/2003 10:43:12 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
The poor dears are too distracted and distressed by the Kaleeefornya election...
7 posted on 10/03/2003 10:48:22 AM PDT by null and void
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To: Dog Gone; Ragtime Cowgirl
I forget what the percentage was, but some huge number (85-90%, maybe?) of courts in Iraq were functioning again. I may have seen that in one of Paul Bremer's statements.
8 posted on 10/03/2003 10:48:32 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Coop
I would imagine the executioner is a little nervous just about now. Thanks for the great news post.
9 posted on 10/03/2003 10:54:05 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in groups or whole armies.....we don't care how we getcha, but we will)
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To: Coop
Fire up the shredder...
10 posted on 10/03/2003 10:59:54 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Dog Gone
Did the US congress have to approve them? If so, they are liberal because as we all know if they were otherwise, they would still be holding them up!!!
11 posted on 10/03/2003 11:08:04 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
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To: Coop
two Iraqis were killed in a blast. Authorities said they suspect the Iraqis might have been trying to place a bomb on a roadside.

good job...save our guys the trouble of doing
12 posted on 10/03/2003 11:32:07 AM PDT by boxerblues (God Bless the 101st, stay safe, stay armed and watch your backs)
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To: Frank_Discussion
Premature jihadulation is VERY embarrassing.
13 posted on 10/03/2003 11:33:02 AM PDT by Poohbah ("[Expletive deleted] 'em if they can't take a joke!" -- Major Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: Poohbah
LOL!! Did you just make that up? Man, I'm cosidering stealing that for my tagline!

"Premature jihadulation" indeed!
14 posted on 10/03/2003 11:35:26 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Frank_Discussion
It's about a year or so old.

"Suicide bombers! Are you embarrassed by premature jihadulation? Call today for confidential help!"

I'm also the guy who, when he found out that the physics of suicide bombing meant that the guy's head went (generally intact) up into the air, posted after a premature detonation:

"JUMP BALL!"
15 posted on 10/03/2003 11:44:23 AM PDT by Poohbah ("[Expletive deleted] 'em if they can't take a joke!" -- Major Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: Poohbah
Do you think our guys might have discovered the signal to detonate?
16 posted on 10/03/2003 12:13:17 PM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: Dilbert56
Some of these devices aren't remote-detonated. Probably the bomber got a little clumsy and accidentally hit the "goat turd."
17 posted on 10/03/2003 12:14:45 PM PDT by Poohbah ("[Expletive deleted] 'em if they can't take a joke!" -- Major Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: Coop; Ragtime Cowgirl
We're smoking them out and rounding them up, one at a time.
18 posted on 10/03/2003 12:26:32 PM PDT by blackie
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To: blackie
We're smoking them out and rounding them up, one at a time.

Or in this case, we got 5 captures and a couple of terminations all at once. Nice work by our coalition forces!

19 posted on 10/03/2003 12:29:50 PM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Poohbah
hehehehehe!!! Ya killin' me!
20 posted on 10/03/2003 12:34:26 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Poohbah
Oooh, strap that joke to a Palestinian!
21 posted on 10/03/2003 12:37:18 PM PDT by paulklenk (DEPORT HILLARY!)
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To: Coop
The more the merrier. :-/
22 posted on 10/03/2003 12:38:45 PM PDT by blackie
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To: blackie; Coop; MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
We're smoking them out and rounding them up, one at a time, ping! (^;

This is great. Troops took out major bad guys and their weapons. CENTCOM's too busy conducting raids to inform us, I guess. Sigh. I miss their security reports. Counting on AP for details? Nah. Preliminary good news...o.k..

 Thanks, Tonkin!

If you want on or off my Pro-Coalition ping list, please Freepmail me. Warning: it is a high volume ping list on good days. (Most days are good days).

23 posted on 10/03/2003 1:15:41 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (THE PRESIDENT: Bernie, you're a good man. MR. KERICK: Thank you, Mr. President. WH, 10/3)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bring back that hunky Brig. General! He was one cool customer!
24 posted on 10/03/2003 1:18:44 PM PDT by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
25 posted on 10/03/2003 1:28:31 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Poohbah
Premature jihadulation!!! Between this and the Kordell Stewart thread, the FReeper Friday funny bone has my stomach hurting.
26 posted on 10/03/2003 1:30:44 PM PDT by ellery
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; Dilbert56; Poohbah; BOBTHENAILER
Do you think our guys might have discovered the signal to detonate?

An Israeli robot drags a critically injured Palestinian suicide bomber whose bomb exploded prematurely, demanding, "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"

Got your jump ball right here viewer discretion advised.

27 posted on 10/03/2003 9:32:21 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
28 posted on 10/04/2003 6:50:28 PM PDT by windchime
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