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  • Tripoli 'under control' of Gaddafi forces, says son

    08/22/2011 10:31:26 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 9 replies
    TRIPOLI: Tripoli is "under control" of the regime, a son of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi claimed early on, after rebels said they had taken most of the capital and gunfire rattled the port city. Seif al-Islam, wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, met some journalists just hours after ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said rebel forces had arrested him. "Tripoli is under our control. Everyone should rest assured. All is well in Tripoli," the defiant son of the Libyan strongman told the three journalists at a vacant lot outside his father's Bab al-Azizya compound in Tripoli in...
  • The hero of Baghdad (profile of Baghdad Bob)

    04/11/2003 3:02:09 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 11 replies · 288+ views
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 04/12/03 | Kim Sengupta
    Mohammed Said al-Sahaf has been entertaining the world for the past three weeks. Kim Sengupta profiles Saddam’s minister of information Baghdad We shall slaughter them all. God will barbecue their bellies in hell. We trap and beat them everywhere. I triple guarantee you, there are no American soldiers in Baghdad.’ The last declaration was made while a US army Abrams tank could be clearly seen blazing away across the Tigris. Welcome to the world of Mohammed Said al-Sahaf, who until Tuesday was Iraq’s minister of information. During the war, Sahaf was by far the most high-profile member of Saddam Hussein’s...
  • Joesph Wilson changes story, Baghdad Bob tried to buy uranium from Niger?

    04/30/2004 1:54:48 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 54 replies · 353+ views
    Best of the Web ^ | 04/30/04 | JAMES TARANTO
    BY JAMES TARANTO Friday, April 30, 2004 4:11 p.m. EDT Joe Says It Was So Remember Joe Wilson, the loudmouthed former ambassador who stirred up a kerfuffle last year by claiming that BUSH LIED!!!! when he purportedly said Saddam Hussein's Iraq had sought to buy uranium in Niger? Now Wilson has a book out, and it seems he's changing his story. The Washington Post reports: It was Saddam Hussein's information minister, Mohammed Saeed Sahhaf, often referred to in the Western press as "Baghdad Bob," who approached an official of the African nation of Niger in 1999 to discuss trade--an overture...
  • Tariq Aziz refuses to testify against Saddam: lawyer

    12/24/2004 6:44:25 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 25 replies · 1,698+ views
    Agence France-Presse via Sydney Morning Herald ^ | December 25, 2004 | Agence France-Presse
    Former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz is unwilling to testify against Saddam Hussein at a future war crimes trial, his lawyer told Agence France-Presse after a four-hour meeting with his client on Thursday at a US base near the capital. "Tariq Aziz told me that he will not take the witness stand against Saddam," said Badi Aref Izzat. The lawyer said that Aziz, who has been in US custody since his surrender in the immediate aftermath of last year's US-led invasion, had had no opportunity to see the ousted president. The 11 senior aides currently in custody were being...
  • Al-Sahaf Murder Claim (Baghdad Bob may have been part of murder plot in 1985)

    07/25/2003 6:51:46 AM PDT · by mhking · 8 replies · 351+ views
    Sky News ^ | 7.25.03
    Police in Sweden say Iraq's former information minister could have been involved in the brutal murder of an Iraqi agent there 18 years ago. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf - "Comical Ali" - became ambassador to Sweden shortly after the killing in 1985. Officers in Stockholm have confirmed they have received a tip-off claiming he was implicated. Iraqi Majid Husain had sought asylum in Sweden and planned to tell officials about Iraq's security apparatus and agents in Europe, it is reported. But he disappeared - his body was found two months later chopped into 54 pieces and stuffed into two suitcases. Police...
  • 'Baghdad Bob' now expert TV commentator

    01/14/2004 12:20:51 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 195+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 14, 2003
    REBUILDING IN THE GULF'Baghdad Bob' now expert TV commentator'We all were expecting Saddam would kill himself rather than be caught' Posted: January 13, 20045:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 The man known as "Baghdad Bob" and "Comical Ali" for his outrageous statements to the media during the Iraq war has returned to television as an expert commentator on Saddam Hussein. 'Baghdad Bob' Muhammed al-Sahhaf, Iraq's former information minister, has made several appearances on Abu Dhabi TV in the United Arab Emirates since Saddam's Dec. 13 capture, reports Britain's Sky News. "Finding Saddam wasn't surprising," said al-Sahhaf, who now lives in the UAE...

    01/12/2004 1:04:15 AM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 244+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/12/04 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>January 12, 2004 -- It's the all-new Baghdad Bob - he's cleaned up his act, dyed his hair and he's back on the air. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, the Iraqi minister of disinformation who became famous for his absurd daily reports that Iraq was winning the war, has popped up on Arab television as a commentator - as these new exclusive photos show.</p>
  • Ex-Iraqi Official Defends Showing US POWs

    10/02/2003 12:12:53 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 299+ views
    AP | 10/01/03 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Iraq's former information minister Wednesday defended the airing of footage of five U.S. POWs on Baghdad television in the early days of the war, saying it was ordered by the armed forces general command. The U.S. administration was shocked by the March 27 footage of the POWs and accused Iraq of violating the Geneva Conventions. The soldiers had been arrested four days earlier in southern Iraq together with Jessica Lynch, who was hospitalized with injuries. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, speaking on Abu Dhabi Television, denied U.S. accusations that Iraq had violated the Geneva Conventions and accused...
  • Al-Sahaf Talks about the US-UK War on Iraq (Baghdad Bob speaks!)

    09/18/2003 8:18:50 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 18 replies · 497+ views
    Abu Dhabi TV, transcript from Al Jazeerah ^ | September 18, 2003 | Muhammed Sa'id Al-Sahaf, Iraqi Information Minister; Abu Dhabi TV Anchorman Jassem Obaid
    Al-Sahaf Talks about the US-UK War on IraqThe First Interview Muhammed Sa'id Al-Sahaf, Iraqi Information Minister talking to Abu Dhabi TV Anchorman Jassem ObaidAljazeerah, September 18, 2003 The following is a summary, not detailed word for word, translation of the interview Question 1: Were there any relations or communication between Iraq and the United States after the 1991 Gulf War in order to avoid conflict and war later?Al-Sahaf: There were few times in which some contacts had happened. The US government rejected any attempts to open any communication since 1995. However, some US companies had some work in Iraq through European companies. Once a...
  • Ex-Iraqi Information Minister Sahhaf Agrees To Reveal War Secrets (Baghdad Bob)

    09/11/2003 3:19:59 PM PDT · by Shermy · 15 replies · 169+ views
    Gulf News ^ | September 11, 2003
    Iraq's former information minister who became a superstar with his controversial rhetoric and statements during the US-led invasion will go on television next week to reveal part of the war secrets and how ousted president Saddam Hussain felt he would lose the war. Mohammed Saeed Al Sahhaf has been booked by Abu Dhabi television for an extensive interview stretching more than five hours and which will be broadcast in five parts. Al Sahhaf, who kept assuring an army of journalists that Iraq remained under control despite the advance of US forces into Baghdad, will also disclose secret meetings had taken...
  • Caption old and current pics of Baghdad Bob!

    07/21/2003 6:27:41 AM PDT · by mhking · 14 replies · 218+ views
    "No more Grecian Formula in the medicine cabinet!"
  • Al-Sahhaf (aka Baghdad Bob aka Comical Ali) accused of murder

    07/17/2003 1:17:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 185+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 18 2003
    A SWEDISH writer of Kurdish origin has filed a criminal complaint against Iraq's former information minister, accusing him of ordering the murder of two Iraqi dissidents in 1985, when he was Iraq's ambassador to Sweden. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf received wide attention during the US-led invasion of Iraq for hurling anti-American insults and outlandish claims of stunning Iraqi military victories over the invaders. He won cult status worldwide, his image emblazoned on T-shirts and over the internet. "The image of al-Sahhaf as a comical individual is totally false. I want his true identity to be known. He is a killer," Kurdo...
  • 'Baghdad Bob' Appears on Arab Television

    06/26/2003 11:23:00 AM PDT · by AntiGuv · 18 replies · 162+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2003 | Sarah El Deeb
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The former Iraqi information minister, who gained notoriety during the war for wildly implausible claims of victory, showed up on Arab television Thursday — his first appearance since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. Al-Arabiya satellite network broadcast a few seconds of footage of Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, part of a 30-minute interview it said it conducted with him in Baghdad on Thursday. The TV network said it would air the full interview Friday. The network said al-Sahhaf claimed he had surrendered to American forces, was interrogated and released. He "was exclusively interviewed in his hide-out...
  • Iraqi information minister nabbed in Baghdad: British report

    06/25/2003 2:16:09 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 6 replies · 191+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 25, 2003 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraq (news - web sites)'s information minister at the end of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s regime, has been captured in Baghdad, a British newspaper claimed. The Daily Mirror said al-Sahaf -- nicknamed "comical Ali" for his robust denials that Baghdad was falling to US troops -- was snared in his car at a US military roadblock on Monday. In a dispatch from Baghdad, it said al-Sahaf's captors allowed him to go back to a house where he had apparently been holed up with his wife and three children "to collect a toothbrush,...

    06/25/2003 4:52:24 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 55 replies · 424+ views
    The Mirror ^ | 25 June, 2003
    .details{font-family : arial;font-size: 10px; color: ffffff;background-color : CE0000;} Wednesday 25 June 2003 06:46am COMICAL ALI 'HELD' (NO JOKE) Jun 25 2003 WORLD EXCLUSIVE From Paul Martin In Baghdad   COMICAL Ali, Saddam Hussein's ludicrous spin doctor, has been arrested in Baghdad, it was claimed last night.Information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf had been hiding out at a relative's house since April watching satellite TV - banned under Saddam.US troops set up a road block in the Baghdad suburb and caught him in his car on Monday night. WINNING: Al-Sahaf Al-Sahaf - who became a comic hero for his ridiculous denials...
  • 'Comical Ali' Alive and Well [Still Wears Uniform, Family Worried He's Going Loco]

    06/01/2003 2:17:14 PM PDT · by ewing · 61 replies · 410+ views
    UK Mirror ^ | June 1, 2003 3:55 PM | Millicent Brown
    Iraq Information Minister 'Comical Ali' is alive, well and still in Baghdad, it was claimed last night.Mohammed Saeed Al Sahaf--the Saddam Hussein spokesman who denied Americans were in Baghdad when they could be seen behind him-- still wears his trademark green beret and army uniform, say reports. He disappeared on the day Saddam's statue was toppled (after looting $200,000.00 from the Iraqi Foriegn Journalist 'expense account'-ed) and it was thought that he could have committed suicide or even escaped.But last night it was reported that he is now a broken man who stays at home with his wife Larnia, two...
  • Revealed: the last moments before Iraq's propaganda chief succumbed to reality

    05/03/2003 5:55:42 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 77 replies · 532+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | May 4, 2003 | Inigo Gilmore
    The moment when Saddam Hussein's faithful minister of information, Mohammad Said Sahhaf, finally accepted that the game was up is revealed today by The Telegraph. In the dying days of the regime the indefatigable minister, dubbed "Comical Ali", had haunted a radio studio in Baghdad, urging engineers to carry on pumping out Saddam's propaganda. Even after the statue of Saddam was toppled on April 9, Mr Sahhaf refused to accept that Saddam's era was over. But in the early hours of April 10, with the sound of battle raging ever closer to the studio, in the al-Adhamiyah district, even Mr...
  • Baghdad Bob branches out into hip-hop

    05/02/2003 8:19:59 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 10 replies · 243+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Unknown
    Comical brother On the mike ... Comical Ali spouts more outrageous Baghdad baloney IRAQ?S barmy information minister Comical Ali is launching an assault on the charts ? with a dance track. The crackpot?s ridiculous rants about the Gulf war ? such as ?There is no presence of American infidels in Baghdad? when US troops were easily seen just a few hundred yards away ? are to be featured on a new record. Producers say it will sound like PAUL HARDCASTLE?s Eighties hit 19 and be a sure-fire club hit. One of the record?s backers, Les Molloy, told me: ?We are...
  • Sahhaf 'Unsucessfully' Trying to Surrender: Official [US Forces Refuse to Arrest 'Comical Ali']

    04/29/2003 7:47:22 AM PDT · by ewing · 66 replies · 204+ views
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday April 29, 2003 22:10 Australian Time | wire staff
    Iraq's Former Information Minister Mohammad Said Al Sahhaf, who denied to the very end the presence of United States Forces in Baghdad, has been unsuccessfully trying to turn himself in.A Kurdish official claims ex-Minister Sahhaf has been hiding at his aunt's house in Baghdad for the past four days, and has asked United States troops to arrest him so he can be 'protected.'Adel Murad, of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, says United States troops have refused to arrest Sahhaf because he is not on their 'most wanted' deck of playing cards.Ex Minister Saahaf daily breifings during the US lead war...
  • Mohammad Saeed Al- Sahaf Ready to Surrender (to US Forces)

    04/28/2003 1:15:44 PM PDT · by ewing · 98 replies · 471+ views
    Kurdish Media News ^ | April 28, 2003 | Bryar Mariwani
    A high ranking Patriotic Union of Kurdistan official has announced that the former Iraqi Information Minister, Mohamed Saeed Al-Sahaf, nicknamed, 'Hama Saee' and 'Uluj' in Kurdistan, is ready to surrender to American forces, the Iranian newspaper Yasenu reported.The paper said that Al-Sahaf's surrender is conditional, quoting from an unnamed high ranking official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, without referring to Al-Sahaf's hideout.Al-Sahaf was the Information Minister during the war in Iraq.He became the face of the Iraqi regieme during the war and gained fame for his misleading infomation as well as denial of the presence of American forces in...