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  • Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link

    03/22/2016 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 18 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 22, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link by Daniel Clark During two Republican primary debates, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump claimed that Saddam Hussein had been an enemy of Islamic terrorism, and argued that he should have been left in power to kill terrorists, so that our soldiers didn't have to. Considering that, one might think a reminder of Saddam's moustache-deep involvement in terrorism, along with the fact that he'd retained an active chemical weapons program between wars, would be a major news story. One might even expect that a story about a former member of Saddam’s regime helping ISIS to...
  • Flashback: US releases photos of Saddam sons

    05/04/2011 12:35:54 PM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 23 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 24 July 2003
    Photographs of Saddam Hussein's feared sons laid out in plastic body bags were released by the US today in a bid to convince sceptical Iraqis that neither would follow their father into power. The pictures, taken after Uday and Qusay Saddm Hussein's bodies were removed from a house in Mosul on Tuesday, show the heads and torsos of the two. Uday was clearly recognisable, despite having a thick beard and a wound that had destroyed part of his nose and upper lip. He appeared to have been killed by a bullet in the head, but it was not known whether...
  • Uday’s Baghdad Villas Demolished, New Saudi Embassy Slated for Site

    04/06/2009 6:17:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 627+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Tim Beckham, USAF
    Capt. Michelle Sterling goes over demolition plans with her team members while one of the three villas once belonging to bath party members is being demolished to make room for a new foreign embassy. Photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Beckham, Baghdad Media Outreach Team. BAGHDAD — It has been said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. But a group of Iraqi contractors, with the help of a U.S. Airman, are taking a different approach. They are burying the past to rebuild a new future.The past, in this case, are three villas located here in...
  • Iraqi police discover Uday's cars [He died 7/22/03]

    07/22/2008 3:29:21 AM PDT · by syriacus · 27 replies · 356+ views
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2008
    The two Rolls Royces and three sports cars were looted after the US-led invasion in 2003, police said... Uday Hussein and his younger brother Qusay were killed in a gun battle with US forces months after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime.
  • Report: Saddam Hussein’s Son Plotted London Assassination Attack

    03/23/2008 1:04:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies · 474+ views
    Times of London ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2008 | FOX News
    Saddam Hussein's son Uday planned to carry out an attack in London to assassinate the leader of an Iraqi opposition group in April 2000, it is being reported. According to the U.K.'s Times of London newspaper, a new Pentagon study based on documents seized during the Iraq war reveal an aborted plot by Uday Hussein's elite paramilitary group — the Fedayeen — to kill London-based Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress. Documents show that Fedayeen's orders were to carry out assassinations and bombings in London, the Times reported. While the study showed no link between Saddam Hussein's regime...
  • Soccer Players Describe Torture by Hussein's Son

    07/29/2007 7:29:28 PM PDT · by Obadiah · 19 replies · 1,568+ views
    The Iraq Foundation ^ | 5/6/03 | JOHN F. BURNS
    As president of Iraq's Olympic committee, the president's son was the country's sports czar. According to several accounts from players, he turned his sadistic obsessions on the national soccer team. -Snip- But those were the lesser miseries. Some players endured long periods in a military prison, beaten on their backs with electric cables until blood flowed. Other punishments included "matches" kicking concrete balls around the prison yard in 130-degree heat, and 12-hour sessions of push-ups, sprints and other fitness drills, wearing heavy military fatigues and boots.
  • Iraqi defector to BBC in 1998 : "Saddam's WMDs always moving"

    06/21/2007 8:49:05 AM PDT · by drzz · 16 replies · 758+ views
    BBC - VIDEO ^ | 06 21 2007 | drzz
    An Iraqi defector has alleged on the BBC's Hardtalk programme that the Iraqi regime is continuing to hide weapons from UN weapons inspectors. Abbas al-Janabi defected in February this year after working for 15 years as an aide to Saddam Hussein's feared son Uday.
  • March 2003 Document: Saddam Orders Iraq Central Bank to Give his Son 1 Billion Dollars (Translation)

    09/07/2006 7:42:11 AM PDT · by jveritas · 47 replies · 6,524+ views
    Document 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 Top Secret In the name...
  • Handwritten letter from (ex) President Saddam Hussein to the American people (Barf)

    07/28/2006 3:44:41 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 18 replies · 687+ views (Uday's old website) ^ | 7/7/06 | The thug Saddam Hussein
    Peace upon those who believe in peace and desire it, and the mercy of God and His blessings. I address you in this letter from the place of my confinement, as my attempt on the basis of my moral, human, and constitutional responsibility so that no one among you might say that no one came to us with a message of peace after the war began, refuting the arguments for it and desiring peace for you and for our upright, loyal, heroic people. And as I say this, I do no know whether my brothers and comrades who are leading...

    07/22/2006 3:37:57 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 6 replies · 842+ views
    The History Channel ^ | July 22, 2003 | history channel
    Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s sons, Qusay and Uday Hussein, are killed after a three-hour firefight with U.S. forces in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. It is widely believed that the two men were even more cruel and ruthless than their notorious father, and their death was celebrated among many Iraqis. Uday and Qusay were 39 and 37 years old, respectively, when they died. Both are said to have amassed considerable fortunes through their participation in illegal oil smuggling.
  • Video Shows British MP Met With Hussein's Son

    01/26/2006 3:49:18 AM PST · by MrBambaLaMamba · 15 replies · 1,019+ views ^ | January 25, 2006 | Sky News
    Video footage has emerged showing George Galloway shaking hands with Saddam Hussein's son Uday Hussein — an alleged rapist, torturer and convicted murderer. ... In the video, Galloway is seen to greet Uday, shaking his hand twice and calling him "Excellency." ... Galloway also orders watching journalists not to publish parts of their conversation. Finally, according to the paper, he taunts the U.S. and vows to stick with Uday "until the end". The video was shot for an Iraqi TV station and was smuggled out of Iraq before the regime fell... Uday was shot dead by US soldiers in 2003....
  • My pal the psychopath

    01/25/2006 9:04:23 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,401+ views
    The Sun ^ | January 25, 2006 | JAMES CLENCH
    CELEB Big Brother prat George Galloway is today exposed in his revolting true colours — fawning before Saddam Hussein’s murderous son Uday. An astonishing video shown in part on the Sun TV Bulletin depicts Galloway, 51, laughing and joking with the evil psychopath during a 20-minute meeting in an Iraqi palace. The Respect party MP, who Sun readers can boot off the Channel 4 show tonight, has sickened viewers with his antics in the BB house. Galloway’s crawling around the tyrannical old Iraqi regime was even more disgusting. He famously met dictator Saddam in 1994 and told him: “Sir, allow...
  • Galloway Linked To Killer

    01/24/2006 10:41:03 PM PST · by MadIvan · 91 replies · 2,462+ views
    Sky News ^ | January 25, 2006 | Staff
    Video footage has emerged showing George Galloway shaking hands with Saddam Hussein's son Uday - a rapist, torturer and convicted murderer.The video, obtained by The Sun, shows the Respect MP having a 20-minute meeting with Saddam's eldest son in an Iraqi palace in 1999. In the video, Mr Galloway is seen to greet Uday, shaking his hand twice and calling him "Excellency". He jokes about losing weight, going bald and failing to give up smoking cigars. Mr Galloway also orders watching journalists not to publish parts of their conversation. Finally, according to the paper, he taunts the United States and...
  • Papers show Saddam snatched $1bn from bank a day before invasion

    08/04/2005 8:57:41 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 9 replies · 835+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 5, 2005 | Thomas Harding
    Saddam Hussein ordered Iraq's central bank to withdraw $1 billion for his youngest son the day before the invasion to stop it falling into foreign hands, according to a leaked letter apparently written by the former dictator. In a hand-written note to the bank's governor, marked "top secret" and dated March 19, 2003, the former president told Isam Huwaish to give $920 million and 90 million euros to his son Qusay and another man, al-Mashriq newspaper reported yesterday. The Iraqi national broadsheet reproduced the letter, which appears to bear Saddam's signature. Saddam sent bank a hand-written note Employees of the...
  • Saddam As Summer Reading - "The Insider: Trapped in Saddam’s Brutal Regime" (bio of brutality)

    07/12/2005 10:03:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 612+ views
    AMERICAN ENTERPRISE ONLINE.COM ^ | JULY 12, 2005 | Marni Soupcoff
    If last week’s Daily Telegraph article by Samantha Grice is anything to go by, this summer’s must-read is not a piece of pulp fiction one can happily devour on a sun-drenched beach. Rather, it’s a disturbing true-life portrait of a vain and superstitious psychopath—a book that will likely leave you chilled and upset, rather than amused or titillated. But by all accounts, it is a must-read just the same. For two decades, Iraqi Dr. Ala Bashir served (through no choice of his own, he says) as plastic surgeon to then-dictator Saddam Hussein and his family. During that time, Dr. Bashir...
  • What President Bush Has Not Told Us About Iraq - (successes the liberal media won't tell you!)

    07/05/2005 5:50:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 39 replies · 1,149+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JULY 5, 2005 | SCOTT GRAY
    Kofi Annan had what perhaps was the quote of the week recently. In an editorial displayed in The Washington Post, Annan said of Iraq: “In a media-hungry age, visibility is often regarded as proof of success, but this does not necessarily hold true in Iraq.” Most of Iraq’s successes have been away from the camera. They have been too far away for most Americans to see. President Bush has stated that “successes” abound in Iraq, but he has failed to elaborate. Therefore, I followed Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s advice and searched for the real facts about Iraq. We do see...
  • 'Iraq not part of war on terror'? - (Hal Lindsey exposes Pelosi as embarrassing ignoramus!)

    06/30/2005 8:11:43 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 87 replies · 2,360+ views
    President Bush appealed to the nation to stay the course in Iraq on Tuesday in a nationally televised speech that was nationally televised only when the Big Three Networks made a last minute decision to carry his comments live. Reaction was fascinating in both its scope and its idiocy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi immediately accused the president of "exploiting 9-11" which, she informed the nation, had nothing to do with the war in Iraq. According to Rep. Pelosi (who is actually allowed to participate in making important homeland security decisions) "The president's frequent references to the terrorist attacks of...
  • Uday's Oil-for-News Program (Was Al Jazeera on the take?)

    05/10/2005 4:29:40 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 458+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2005 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Eric Stakelbeck
    On January 6, 2005, the U.S.-funded Arabic satellite network Al Hurra broadcast an explosive exposé detailing the financial links between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Arab press. Al Hurra's documentary--so far overlooked in the West--aired previously unseen video footage, recorded by Saddam Hussein's regime during its murderous heyday, of Saddam's son Uday meeting with several Arab media figures and referring to the bribes they had received.Recipients of this Baathist largesse appeared to include a former managing director of the influential Qatar-based government-subsidized satellite network Al Jazeera, Mohammed Jassem al-Ali. The videotaped meeting between Uday and al-Ali occurred on March 13,...
  • Key aide of Saddam's son in Beirut defection riddle

    02/15/2003 8:02:03 PM PST · by knak · 7 replies · 394+ views
    telegraph ^ | 2/16/03
    Confusion surrounded the recent whereabouts of the right-hand man of Saddam Hussein's oldest son Uday after Iraqi exile groups claimed he had defected last week after disappearing from a hotel in Beirut. The reports circulated for several days before Adeeb Shabaan emerged in Damascus last night and insisted that he was in Syria on an unspecified work trip and had not defected. Mr Shaaban, 47, is officially head of the Iraqi Photographic Association and a Baghdad newspaper editor, but in practice he has for the past five years run Uday's private office and acted as his press officer. He is...
  • Saddam’s Thai gem spree hints at getaway plan

    03/08/2003 3:27:52 PM PST · by MadIvan · 43 replies · 907+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | March 9, 2003 | Jon Swain
    SADDAM HUSSEIN has sent his personal jeweller to Thailand on a secret mission to buy millions of dollars worth of diamonds, prompting speculation that he is preparing to flee or send his family into hiding, writes Jon Swain. Sources with knowledge of the trip revealed that the jeweller travelled from Baghdad to Bangkok via Jordan. They said he bought the gems in the Thai capital in a prearranged deal. “He purchased millions of dollars worth,” said one. This was the jeweller’s second recent visit to Bangkok. Three months ago the sources said that Saddam’s son Uday had sent him to...
  • Saddam son 'was poised to topple dad'

    03/04/2005 6:59:45 AM PST · by robowombat · 23 replies · 873+ views
    Saddam son 'was poised to topple dad' From correspondents in Los Angeles 03-03-2005 From: Agence France-Presse THE eldest son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was plotting to overthrow his father just as US troops advanced on Baghdad in March 2003, journalist Peter Arnett claimed in Playboy magazine. Uday Hussein, known for his ruthlessness and flashy lifestyle, had won the support of the leadership of his father's Fedayeen militia to overthrow Saddam's 35-year rule, according to an advance copy of the April edition of Playboy obtained by AFP. The controversial reporter, who was fired by the US Cable News Network in...
  • Saddam's son Uday was poised to topple dad: controversial US journalist (Peter Arnett)

    03/03/2005 2:29:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies · 1,819+ views
    Wed Mar 2, 5:40 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The eldest son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was plotting to overthrow his father just as US troops advanced on Baghdad in March 2003, journalist Peter Arnett claimed in Playboy Magazine. Uday Hussein, known for his ruthlessness and flashy lifestyle, had won the support of the leadership of his father's Fedayeen militia to overthrow Saddam's 35-year rule, according to an advance copy of the April edition of Playboy obtained by AFP. The controversial reporter, who was fired by the US NBC television network in 2003 after...
  • Saddam son 'was poised to topple dad'

    03/02/2005 6:24:25 PM PST · by NCjim · 54 replies · 1,454+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 3, 2005
    THE eldest son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was plotting to overthrow his father just as US troops advanced on Baghdad in March 2003, journalist Peter Arnett claimed in Playboy magazine. Uday Hussein, known for his ruthlessness and flashy lifestyle, had won the support of the leadership of his father's Fedayeen militia to overthrow Saddam's 35-year rule, according to an advance copy of the April edition of Playboy obtained by AFP. The controversial reporter, who was fired by the US Cable News Network in 2003 after suggesting the US war plan in Iraq had failed, made the claim following an...
  • TERROR'S NEW FRONTIER - (Keep your eye on Mosul!)

    02/09/2005 9:12:57 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 647+ views
    MOSUL is the good girl who went bad. Quiet in the early days of the occupation, the violence-ravaged Iraqi city has become a must-win battlefield for our enemies. The terrorists and insurgents will throw all they have left into the fight. There's no mystery involved: Mosul's the decisive point in northern Iraq. Over the long term, the city's vastly more valuable than Fallujah. Insurgent attacks, terrorist bombings and assassinations erupted last autumn and continue on a regular basis. They're not going to stop soon. After Baghdad, Mosul will remain the most bitterly contested Iraqi city in the months ahead. Every...

    02/01/2005 3:39:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 1,143+ views
    The New York Post ^ | February 1, 2005 | NILES LATHEM
    February 1, 2005 -- WASHINGTON — An Iraqi-American businessman under investigation in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal was placed on an honor roll of former regime thugs by Saddam Hussein's demonic son Uday just months before the war, The Post has learned. Detroit-area real-estate developer Shakir al-Khafaji, who received millions of dollars worth of vouchers to buy discount Iraqi crude in the U.N. oil-for-food program, appeared on an "Honor List" of Iraqis considered most valuable to Saddam that was published by the Uday Hussein's newspaper, Babil, in November 2002.
  • Uday's Impact

    01/04/2005 6:04:31 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 16 replies · 804+ views
    Special Report with Brit Hume - The Grapevine ^ | January 3rd, 2004 | Brit Hume/Michael Levine
    More than a year and a half after Al-Jazeera's CEO and director general at the time, Mohammed Jassem al-Ali, insisted he never collaborated with Saddam Hussein's regime, a newly disclosed videotape shows Al-Ali meeting with Saddam's son Uday, and thanking him for "your cooperation and support for us." In the tape, quoted by the leading Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, Al-Ali tells Uday, "Al Jazeera is your channel." Uday then boasts that his ideas from previous meetings led to "some changes" in the network's political coverage, including a shuffle in the anchor line-up. Al-Jazeera declined to comment.
  • Tape shows Al-Jazeera, Saddam link

    01/02/2005 8:51:00 PM PST · by ddtorque · 6 replies · 756+ views
    A videotape found in a pile of documents in Baghdad following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime shows a former manager of the Al-Jazeera satellite channel thanking one of Saddam's sons for his support and telling him that "Al-Jazeera is your channel," the Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported Sunday.
  • The men who shot Uday

    08/28/2004 3:33:15 AM PDT · by deadmuas · 2 replies · 1,350+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | from the September 26, 2003 edition | Peter Ford
    SHATRA, IRAQ – As Salman Sharif gave the order to open fire, he was certain he was going to die himself. You did not try to assassinate Uday Hussein, the former Iraqi president's elder son and heir-apparent, at point blank range and expect to get away with it. "We knew we had a 1 percent chance of returning alive," Mr. Sharif says today, sitting crosslegged on a carpet-strewn floor as, for the first time, he recounts to a foreign newspaper the daring attack he led. "Strict security made this kind of operation almost impossible." But after months of careful planning,...
  • Iraqi Soccer team is losing to Paraguay 2-0 (VANITY)

    08/24/2004 11:41:17 AM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 69 replies · 2,049+ views
    me | n/a | me
    I would bet they are glad UDAY and Saddam are gone now huh?!?
  • Najah Ali: Iraq's little boxing surprise

    08/19/2004 8:09:56 AM PDT · by spycatcher · 10 replies · 833+ views
    NBC ^ | Aug 19, 2004 | NBC
    Najah Ali: Iraq's little boxing surprise Ten months ago, light flyweight Najah Ali wasn't on the Iraqi boxing team, because there was no such thing. On Aug. 18, the 4'11" 106-pounder in convincing style, 21-7, over a heavily favored opponent, North Korea's Kwak Hyok Ju, who is 5'4". In his first major international fight -- he only has about 35 bouts to his name total -- Ali controlled matters from the outset, leading 9-3 after one round. The shortest man in the Olympic boxing tournament danced around the ring agilely and snuck inside his taller opponent's reach to land...
  • Iraqi Olympians Compete Without Fear of Torture

    08/13/2004 7:05:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 3 replies · 446+ views
    Talon News ^ | 8/14/2004 | Jeff Gannon
    (Talon News) -- Iraq made its first Olympic appearance in 12 years Thursday when its national soccer team beat Portugal 4-2. While the upset victory on the field was sweet, the players reveled in the knowledge that they would not be tortured upon their return to Iraq. Saddam Hussein's son, Uday was the director of Iraq's Olympic committee. Players who performed poorly were often subjected to brutal torture and long imprisonment. But none of those painful memories or the dangerous situation that still exists in Iraq was evident as the upstarts defeated a team considered to be a contender for...
  • Changing face - Ala'a Hikmat, the lone woman on Iraq's Olympic team, symbolizes new era

    07/22/2004 2:11:10 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 7 replies · 580+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 7-21-2004 | Thanassis Cambanis
    BAGHDAD -- Carrying the symbolic dreams of a new Iraq on her shoulders, Ala'a Hikmat sprints around a garbage-strewn dirt track during her evening practice, hopping over a yellow hose-pipe at every turn. The 19-year-old runner from Baghdad, the only woman in Iraq's 45-member delegation to Athens, will compete at the Olympics next month against a vastly faster field in the women's 100- and 200-meter races. She doesn't expect to win. But her path to the Olympics -- and the exceptional cheer and optimism she's brought to bear on a year of frustrating training in an uncertain war zone --...
  • Iraqi official at 9-11 plot meeting: U.S. finds documents tying Saddam's man to al-Qaida

    05/27/2004 11:28:26 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 839+ views ^ | May 27, 2004
    Recently translated documents captured by U.S. forces provide new evidence of a direct link between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Rosters of officers in Saddam's Fedayeen list Lt. Col. Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who was present at the January 2000 al-Qaida "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9-11 attacks were planned, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fedayeen was the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday, which was deployed to do much of the regime's dirty work. The U.S. has never been sure Shakir was at the Kuala...
  • I need The Link To this torture video (Saddam-era)

    05/23/2004 7:25:51 AM PDT · by ElisabethInCincy · 8 replies · 1,132+ views
    me ^ | 5/23/1960 | me
    Can someone find me the link to the video described here.. i saw it last week and for the life of me i cant find it i been searching for 45 minutes now help plz :) Video shows torture of prisoners overseen by Saddam's half brother By Paul Martin THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD — A graphic video to be broadcast today shows Saddam Hussein's half brother, ousted Interior Minister Watban Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti, exhorting his police officers as they beat and torture prisoners. "Go on, go on," Hasan tells his khaki-clad ministry police as they repeatedly slash prisoners with...
  • Battle Plan Under Fire (PBS Nova)

    05/01/2004 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Valin · 19 replies · 276+ views
    Unconventional Combat by Williamson Murray and Robert Scales, Jr. Battle Plan Under Fire homepage The tip came late Monday evening on July 21, 2003. The young sergeant, an intelligence specialist with the 101st Airborne Division, had spent the day interviewing a string of Iraqis. They had filtered into his command post with bits and pieces of information, most of little consequence. This particular Iraqi, however, seemed different and triggered the sergeant's training and instincts. As the Iraqi's eyes flicked nervously about the room, he whispered that he knew where Saddam's sons were hiding—in plain sight at a distant cousin's house...
  • U.S. Under Fire For Displaying Saddam Sons' Bodies (Reminder)

    04/02/2004 3:29:06 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 28 replies · 221+ views
    Islam On-Line ^ | 2003-07-25 | Alaa Abul Eneen
    CAIRO, July 25 – The U.S. decision to allow TV journalists to film the bodies of what it says of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's two sons was harshly criticized by law experts, human rights advocates and media specialists Friday, July 25. "The release of the bodies in public acts in contravention of the Second Geneva Convention, which provides protection to the war casualties," international law professor in Cairo university Abdulla Al-Ashaal told "The Convention stipulated that war deaths should not be mutilated," Ashaal said. Expected Outrage In the Arab world, moral prospective of releasing dead bodies in a...
  • Fallujah, by Christopher Hitchens

    04/02/2004 6:06:30 AM PST · by OESY · 27 replies · 508+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2004 | CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
    <p>There must be a temptation, when confronted with the Dantesque scenes from Fallujah, to surrender to something like existential despair. The mob could have cooked and eaten its victims without making things very much worse. One especially appreciated the detail of the heroes who menaced the nurses, when they came to try and remove the charred trophies.</p>
  • Sons of Saddam had fled to Syria

    03/11/2004 2:00:56 AM PST · by Ranger · 6 replies · 184+ views
    USA Today ^ | 3/11/04
    <p>WASHINGTON — Two sons of Saddam Hussein escaped to Syria after the U.S. invasion of Iraq a year ago but were ultimately expelled by the Syrian regime, former and current Bush administration officials say.</p> <p>U.S. forces killed Uday Hussein, right, and his brother Qusay, shown here in 2001, on July 22.</p>
  • U.S. Pays Informant Reward for Saddam's Sons

    02/28/2004 12:47:23 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 207+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-28-04
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The informant who helped lead the U.S. military to ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's two sons has been paid most of a $30 million reward for the tip-off, the State Department said on Saturday. "The informant who gave us information on the whereabouts of Uday and Qusay Hussein has been paid the bulk of the reward within the last couple of days, and has control over payment of the balance of the reward," said State Department spokeswoman Joanne Moore. "The informant and his family have been relocated." Uday and Qusay Hussein were killed in a firefight with...
  • Iraqi Informer's Family Marked For Death (Uday-Qusay)

    01/23/2004 9:21:27 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 212+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-24-2004 | Rory McCarthy
    Iraqi informer's family is marked for death Nawaf al-Zaidan earned $30m by leading the US to Saddam's sons. Now local tribes have sworn revenge Rory McCarthy in Mosul Saturday January 24, 2004 The Guardian (UK) The spot where Nawaf al-Zaidan's mansion once stood is now empty. Bulldozers flattened the building, leaving a neat square of red earth, as if to erase the memory of what happened here six months ago. Scrawled nearby in red paint are the words: "Houses and land for sale." On July 22 last year, Mr Zaidan left his home in the al-Bareed suburb of the northern...
  • Back in the Saddle in Iraq

    01/09/2004 9:18:48 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/10/04 | Pamela Constable
    When the fourth race at the Baghdad Equestrian Club got underway Friday, No. 1, a big-boned gray named Fawal, was heavily favored to win. But No. 6, the muscular, chocolate-colored Burhana, pulled ahead at the final turn, maintained his lead and finished first by a neck. The all-male crowd in the stands, many of them chronic gamblers and most of them scruffy, booed and grumbled in disappointment as they watched the instant replay. But for once, few doubted that the contest had been fair, and neither Fawal's jockey nor his trainer had to fear being jailed and beaten for the...
  • The public cannot imagine how brutal these guys are

    01/07/2004 7:00:03 PM PST · by paltz · 4 replies · 386+ views
    espn. ^ | 12/23/02 | By Raed Ahmed as told to Tom Farrey
    Tales of torture Raed Ahmed, the Iraqi champion in the 99-kilogram weight category from 1984 to 1996, defected to the United States while competing at the Atlanta Olympic Games. He now lives in the U.S. with his wife, whom he later smuggled out of Iraq by paying for an Iraqi passport that allowed her to travel to Jordan using a different name. Ahmed is among several former Iraqi athletes who say they were tortured under orders by Iraqi National Olympic Committee chief Uday Hussein. Three, including Ahmed, agreed to tell their own tales of abuse for Sharar Haydar:...
  • Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Supplier to Saddam?

    12/20/2003 7:26:15 PM PST · by Headfulofghosts · 2 replies · 158+ views
    The very last foreign dignitary who had seen Uday Hussein alive was Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Furthermore, on this last flight out of Baghdad were: the Muftiate of Russia headed by Talgat Tajuddin, Father Feofan, Bishop of Magadan and Sinegorsk, the President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the leader of the Russian Labor Party Viktor Anpilov, Lieutenant General Mikhail Filin, and the Chairman of the Islamic Committee, Geidar Jemal. Both characters are well-known, but one isn't. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is the dictator of Kalmykia, a small Russian Republic on the north shore of the Caspian Sea. In 1995, the chess world was astonished when...
  • Officer: Saddam trained al-Qaida pre-9-11

    10/20/2003 6:22:43 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 109 replies · 1,034+ views ^ | Posted: October 20, 2003 |
    Officer: Saddam trained al-Qaida pre-9-11Iraqi paper says Fedayeen supervised hijack drills in summer 2001 Saddam Hussein ordered the training of al-Qaida members two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to an independent Iraqi weekly. The Fedayeen, under the command of Saddam's late son Uday, directly supervised 100 al-Qaida fighters who were split into two groups, reported Al-Yawm Al-Aakher, citing an Iraqi officer identified by the initial L. One group went to Al-Nahrawan and the second to Salman Pak, near Baghdad, where they were trained to hijack airplanes, the officer said in an article translated by the Washington,...
  • Rumsfeld flies over site where Saddam sons killed

    09/05/2003 6:13:27 AM PDT · by kattracks · 166+ views
    Reuters | 9/05/03
    Rumsfeld flies over site where Saddam sons killed MOSUL, Iraq, Sept 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld got a bird's eye view from a helicopter on Friday of the site where Saddam Hussein's sons were killed in northern Iraq. On a visit to troops from the U.S. 101st Airborne Division in the northern city of Mosul, Rumsfeld was given an aerial tour which included the house where Uday and Qusay Hussein were cornered and killed by U.S. soldiers in July. Their killing was the biggest success so far for U.S. troops hunting Saddam and his top officials. Rumsfeld...
  • Uday & Qusay lesser-known Family members...

    08/18/2003 1:14:17 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies · 260+ views
    Now that Uday & Qusay have been eliminated, a lot of the lesser-known family members are coming to the attention of American authorities. Among the brothers: Sooflay ..................the restauranteur Guday................... the half-Australian brother Huray.................... the sports fanatic Kuntay & Kintay.....the twins from the African mother Sayhay....................the baseball player Ojay........................the stalker / murderer Gulay......................the singer / entertainer Ebay.......................the internet czar Biliray......................the country music star Ecksray...................the radiologist Puray.......................the blender factory owner Regay......................the half-Jamaican brother Tupay......................the one with bad hair: Among the sisters: Lattay........................the coffee shop owner Bufay.........................the 300 pound sister Dushay......................the clean sister Phayray.....................the zoo worker in the gorilla house: Sapheway..................the grocery...
  • Rebuilding Iraq, athlete by athlete

    08/17/2003 4:10:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies · 215+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/18/03 | Robert F. Worth (NYT)
    BAGHDAD When Ahmed al-Samarrai returned to the sports club where he once coached the Iraqi national basketball team, he did not recognize it. The gym had been demolished. The grass on the soccer field was uncut, and some of the sandstone buildings were starting to crumble. That was the least of it. Virtually every athlete at the club has physical or mental scars inflicted by deposed President Saddam Hussein's older son, Uday, who took control of Iraq's Olympic Committee in 1984 and began a terrifying campaign of torture and humiliation. Many fled the country, including Samarrai. "The fields you can...
  • CIA 'loots' villa where Saddam's sons died

    08/09/2003 1:10:26 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 33 replies · 287+ views
    The Independent on Sunday (U.K.) ^ | 08/10/03 | Cécile Hennion
    The four-storey house in Mosul where Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay, made their last stand has been demolished to prevent it being made into a shrine by Iraqis nostalgic for their father's rule. But before the bulldozers moved in, the site was picked over by American souvenir hunters.Four armed CIA men in plain clothes were prowling through the rubble in Mosul's Chalalat Street last week. One, a bald man with an automatic rifle slung over his shoulders who said he was from Colorado, admitted he was collecting souvenirs for himself and his colleagues. He and other armed Americans were...
  • Editorial: It ain't over till it's over

    08/08/2003 11:35:54 AM PDT · by yonif · 16 replies · 273+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 7, 2003
    This time I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end. Uday Hussein, April 4, as reported in the Sunday Telegraph Here's what's so astonishing about Uday's comment: That only on April 4 two weeks after America's land invasion of Iraq had begun and five days before the taking of Baghdad did it dawn on Saddam's eldest son that this time, just maybe, the Americans were serious. That this time, Kofi Annan would not intervene, as he had in 1998, to save his father's regime; that this time, Bush would not pull...
  • Photo: Missile Gets Saddam's Sons

    08/06/2003 2:59:12 PM PDT · by kattracks · 125 replies · 781+ views ^ | 8/06/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    NewsMax has obtained a photo straight from Iraq - and the battle between U.S. soldiers and Saddam's now-deceased offspring. Click the link below to see a photo of U.S. soldiers, in the middle of their firefight with Uday and Qusay. See the missile in flight, fired from a Humvee in the street. Notice the spent shell casings on the ground ... there are not that many; there would have been more had we used all our firepower on the murderous scum, proving the fact that we gave them a chance, and when they didn't surrender ... well, they started the...