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  • Even as U.S. Invaded, Hussein Saw Iraqi Unrest as Top Threat

    03/11/2006 4:17:27 PM PST · by RtWngr · 13 replies · 739+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 12, 2006 | MICHAEL R. GORDON and BERNARD E. TRAINOR
    Excerpt from article: "Ever vigilant about coups and fearful of revolt, Mr. Hussein was deeply distrustful of his own commanders and soldiers, the documents show. He made crucial decisions himself, relied on his sons for military counsel and imposed security measures that had the effect of hobbling his forces. He did this in several ways: * The Iraqi dictator was so secretive and kept information so compartmentalized that his top military leaders were stunned when he told them three months before the war that he had no weapons of mass destruction, and they were demoralized because they had counted on...
  • Blind flight, equally blind pursuit for Saddam

    03/11/2006 2:29:20 PM PST · by woofie · 8 replies · 532+ views
    Drudge/International Herald ^ | FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2006 | Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor
    As American troops were fanning out across Baghdad, Saddam Hussein turned to his sons. "We are leaving now," he said. The Iraqi leader was determined to make his escape before more checkpoints were set up around the capital. Saddam had not anticipated the fall of the city, and his plan was simple: Drive west toward Ramadi, where there were few American forces. In an examination of Iraq's military strategy, the U.S. Joint Forces Command prepared a day-by-day reconstruction of Saddam's movements, which shows that his escape was desperate and improvised. The study also indicates that American intelligence knew little about...
  • Report: Saddam feared own army as US invaded

    03/12/2006 8:09:38 AM PST · by Valin · 21 replies · 1,140+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/06
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's fear of internal rebellion led him to distrust his military commanders even after U.S. forces began their invasion in 2003, crippling the country's defenses, the New York Times reported in Sunday editions. Citing a classified U.S. military report as well other documents and interviews, the Times also said that top Iraqi commanders were shocked when Saddam told them three months before the war that he had no weapons of mass destruction. Prepared nearly a year ago, the classified military report shows that Saddam discounted the possibility of a full-scale American invasion, the Times said....
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may be caught any time

    05/08/2005 10:41:42 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 27 replies · 1,105+ views
    There will another reason for George Bush and the American led coalition to rejoice in Iraq! It seems Abu Musab al-Zarqawi can be caught any time. He is definitely on the run. The Iraqi government announced on May 7 that Iraqi security forces captured an aide to the Jordanian-born leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Ghassan al-Rawi was arrested in late April, according to a statement issued by the Iraqi government. Iraqi officials said al-Rawi confessed to meeting al-Zarqawi in January 2005 and provided accommodations for the militant leader for five days. The Iraqi government statement claims...
  • U.S. intelligence peels 'onion' to get most-wanted

    05/09/2005 12:58:55 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 595+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 9, 2005 | By Rowan Scarborough
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States is using the same types of tactics to catch Abu Musab Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden as those that netted Saddam Hussein in a "spider hole" in Iraq. Although bin Laden's trail went cold last year after an extensive hunt in Pakistan's rugged tribal areas, the path to Zarqawi is festooned with tips and sightings that nearly resulted in his apprehension in February. "I'm absolutely confident that if he stays in Iraq, he will be captured, or if he resists, he'll be killed," Marine Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, Joint Chiefs director of operations,...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • What is this ZOT!?

    03/20/2005 7:38:52 AM PST · by scippy · 128 replies · 4,343+ views
    <p>What is this palce? Are you peeple for reel? Is this some kind of joke?</p>
  • Heavy Demands Apology (Like dude, you are kind of, like, slow on the uptake).

    03/18/2005 1:15:41 PM PST · by heavy requests · 60 replies · 3,841+ views
    my bleeding heart | cooler than most
    I apologize for being me, true and dedicated to freedom for everyone especially those who haven't seen it truly in a long time.
  • Stop inhumane ZOT! experiments on liberal trolls!!!!!

    03/16/2005 5:54:35 AM PST · by Martha2005 · 215 replies · 4,423+ views
    <p>Stop inhumane experiments on liberal trolls!!!!!!! Oh my! I recently encountered stunning liberal talking points concerning trolldom! Or concerning what FReepers do on the forum with idiots.</p> <p>I was really shocked and my eyes wide open when I was reading it! Unfortunately I lost the link but I will retell you what I happened to get to know. The people at the DNC set inhumane experiments over trolls! It is outrageous!</p>
  • Hands off Lebanon Mr. Bush

    03/14/2005 9:17:48 AM PST · by dirtyrat · 65 replies · 2,454+ views
    Arab American News ^ | Osama Siblani
    The assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri has initiated an international political chess match which is being played out on the streets of Lebanon and in the media worldwide. Hariri's murder twenty-four days ago sparked a governmental crisis in Lebanon that resulted in Prime Minister Omar Karami's resignation, cries of blame on Syria, street protests by the opposition in Lebanon, a massive counter-protest by government supporters, the reinstatement of Karami, and continuing uncertainty.
  • Zot! hello from a liberal

    03/12/2005 11:34:16 PM PST · by sheik yerbouti · 93 replies · 2,565+ views
    i just joined up. i'm a liberal who's looking for some stimulating political discussion. i wasn't sure what the procedure was, so i thought i'd say hello. howdy.

    03/10/2005 4:38:21 PM PST · by freepress3482 · 108 replies · 3,469+ views
    The Media CIA CONTROLED MEDIDA AND/OR MEDIA MANIPULATION IS A VIOLATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A FREE PRESS CONCERNING ALL 50 STATES AND EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN PLEASE REVIEW: (read website on "operation mockingbird") Journalism is a perfect cover for CIA agents. People talk freely to journalists, and few think suspiciously of a journalist aggressively searching for information. Journalists also have power, influence and clout. Not surprisingly, the CIA began a mission in the late 1940s to recruit American journalists on a wide scale, a mission it dubbed Operation MOCKINGBIRD. The agency wanted these journalists not only to...
  • Compassion often evades the less fortunate among us (Naive lefty alert)

    03/09/2005 6:42:00 PM PST · by Huntress · 22 replies · 819+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 3/9/05 | Lewis W. Diuguid
    The woman walking behind me froze when I turned to look at her after a stoplight flashed red. That became her signal to hurriedly walk in another direction. This is the 10th year that well-groomed people in the heartland have made me feel like garbage simply because of the clothes I had on. At least once a year I dress in my old army coat, black knit cap, faded jeans, frayed flannel shirt and grass- stained sneakers to gauge people's reaction to folks who appear to be homeless. The message is unspoken, yet unmistakable. People who are better off make...
  • Ex-Marine Says Public Version of Saddam Capture Fiction

    03/09/2005 11:19:27 AM PST · by denver larry · 298 replies · 9,624+ views ^ | 3.9.05 | United Press International
    A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated. Ex-Sgt. Nadim Abou Rabeh, of Lebanese descent, was quoted in the Saudi daily al-Medina Wednesday as saying Saddam was actually captured Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, and not the day after, as announced by the U.S. Army. "I was among the 20-man unit, including eight of Arab descent, who searched for Saddam for three days in the area of Dour near Tikrit, and we found him in a modest home in a small village and not in a hole...
  • Sadr Jihadis Ask for Reinforcements from Saudi Arabia (Vice is Closing)

    04/11/2004 7:23:32 AM PDT · by threat matrix · 51 replies · 2,376+ views
    Northeast Intelligence Network ^ | April 10, 2004 | Laura Mansfield-Senior Analyist
    Postings have surfaced on three different Jihadi message boards requesting 'support and reinforcements' from the 'brothers in the Arabian Island' -which is code reference to Saudi Arabia.In addition there have been additional communications indicating that insurgents may in fact plan to stage a mass casualty civilian event (no specifics on location yet) and hold the United States responsibe for it. Based on this information, combined with recent events in Iraq and especially Fallujah, we have concerns that American servicemen may be walking into potential ambushes in at least two locations tomorrow-Karbala and another location we have not been able to...
  • MSNBC-Several 'High Value Targets' (HVT) Caught in Fallujah

    04/06/2004 1:43:50 PM PDT · by threat matrix · 14 replies · 185+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 6, 2004 | Lester Holt
    No more details, although it was mentioned that soliders were issued photographs like these to identify those involved in the massacre last week
  • U.S. Closes in on Iraqi Insurgency Leaders

    12/28/2003 1:56:04 PM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 26 replies · 521+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2003 | JASON KEYSER
    TIKRIT, Iraq - U.S. forces hunting top and midlevel leaders of the Iraqi insurgency are close to unraveling a network of five powerful clans that have funneled money, weapons and instructions to street gunmen and bombmakers, according to a U.S. Army commander. A decline in attacks on U.S. forces in recent weeks has allowed troops time to track the top level of the insurgency and the former regime — an effort capped by the arrest of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) earlier in December. Over months of intelligence gathering that began with the arrests of an outer circle of...
  • U.S.-Led Administration Offers $1 Million Rewards for Remaining Fugitives in Iraq

    12/27/2003 12:13:13 PM PST · by Jean S · 3 replies · 268+ views
    AP ^ | 12/27/03 | Jim Krane
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's U.S.-led administration is putting bounties of $1 million each on the heads of 12 remaining fugitives from the coalition's list of the 55 most-wanted Iraqis, officials said Saturday. Administrators already are offering $10 million for information leading to the capture or death of the 13th remaining fugitive - Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a senior official in the former regime and a Saddam Hussein confidant who now is the most wanted man in the country. The 55 most-wanted Iraqis were emblazoned on a deck of playing cards, prepared by U.S. intelligence before the March invasion, with Saddam...
  • How Army Sleuths Stalked the Adviser Who Led to Hussein

    12/19/2003 7:34:36 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 26 replies · 3,549+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/20/03 | ERIC SCHMITT
    TIKRIT, Iraq, Dec. 19 — The most wanted man in Iraq last week — besides Saddam Hussein — was not on anyone's Top 55 or even Top 200 fugitive list. He was a balding, paunchy middle-aged veteran of Mr. Hussein's once feared Special Security Organization, a notorious womanizer who was a member of one of the five close-knit families that supplied Mr. Hussein's most trusted lieutenants. But most important to American forces, he probably knew Mr. Hussein's whereabouts at any given moment. And last Saturday night, after his capture in Baghdad and four hours of grueling interrogation, he led United...
  • Two Novice Gumshoes Charted The Capture Of Saddam Hussein

    12/18/2003 5:50:19 AM PST · by Ispy4u · 104 replies · 7,301+ views
    Wall Street Journal via Early Bird ^ | December 18,2003 | Farnaz Fassihi, Staff Reporter Of The Wall Street Journal
    Their Mission: Make a List Of People With Links; On It Was 'The Source' TIKRIT, Iraq -- The capture of Saddam Hussein began with four names Maj. Stan Murphy scribbled on three pieces of paper and ripped from a small green notebook. The 41-year-old intelligence officer with the First Brigade of the Fourth Infantry Division knew these names were just a small part of a much larger web of names and families likely to be hiding Mr. Hussein. He handed the names to two junior U.S. military-intelligence analysts in Tikrit: Lt. Angela Santana, 31, and Cpl. Harold Engstrom, 36, both...
  • U.S. forces grab Saddam's backers

    12/16/2003 9:34:52 PM PST · by kattracks · 17 replies · 155+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/17/03 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>U.S. forces yesterday moved to crush the guerrillas who sustained Saddam Hussein while he was on the run, nabbing a Ba'ath Party official who served as Saddam's paymaster.</p> <p>As Saddam spent his fourth day in captivity, a clearer picture developed of his role in encouraging an insurgency that has resulted in nearly 200 American deaths since May. 1.</p>
  • CIA Taking Lead in Saddam Interrogation

    12/16/2003 11:37:53 AM PST · by Pikamax · 17 replies · 228+ views
    AP ^ | 12/16/03 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    CIA Taking Lead in Saddam Interrogation Tuesday December 16, 2003 7:16 PM By JOHN J. LUMPKIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA is taking the lead in overseeing the interrogation of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday. Central Intelligence Agency head George Tenet will decide who will interrogate Saddam and what information they will seek, Rumsfeld said at a Pentagon news conference. Rumsfeld would not say whether Saddam had offered any information of value. ``Characterizing his general relationship with his captors, probably the best word would be resigned,'' Rumsfeld said. The defense...
  • U.S. Nabs Rebel Leader, 78 Others

    12/16/2003 9:10:08 AM PST · by saquin · 94 replies · 184+ views
    SAMARRA, Iraq - American soldiers arrested a rebel leader and 78 other people during a raid north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Tuesday. The raid, which began Monday, took place in the village of Abu Safa, near Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad. Insurgents in Samarra ambushed U.S. forces on Monday, and the U.S. military said its troops killed 11 attackers. At 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, troops from the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division arrested Qais Hattam, described as the No. 5 fugitive on the division's list of "high value targets," said Capt. Gaven Gregory of the 4th Infantry's...
  • LaHood: Hussein's capture imminent [repost]

    12/14/2003 10:49:10 PM PST · by ScuzzyTerminator · 3 replies · 201+ views ^ | 12/2/03 | Pantagraph Staff
    LaHood: Hussein's capture ^ | 12/2/03 | Pantagraph Staff Posted on 12/02/2003 3:35:28 PM PST by TonyBanks LaHood: Hussein's capture imminent Pantagraph Staff BLOOMINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood held his thumb and forefinger slightly apart and said, "We're this close" to catching Saddam Hussein. Once that's accomplished, Iraqi resistance will fall apart, said the five-term Republican congressman from Peoria who serves on the House Intelligence Committee. A member of The Pantagraph editorial board -- not really expecting an answer -- asked LaHood for more details, saying, "Do you know something we don't?" "Yes I do," replied LaHood....
  • List of 55 Most Wanted Iraqis and Their Status (8 of Top 10 Killed or Captured)

    12/14/2003 8:38:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 301+ views
    Dec 14, 2003 List of 55 Most Wanted Iraqis and Their Status The Associated Press The 55 most-wanted Iraqis and their status, according to U.S. Central Command. Thirty-nine are in custody, 13 remain at large, two have been confirmed killed and one has been reported killed. -No. 1: Saddam Hussein, president. Captured Dec. 13. -No. 2: Qusai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22. -No. 3: Odai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22. -No. 4: Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, presidential secretary, Saddam's cousin. Taken into custody June 17. -No. 5: Ali Hassan al-Majid, presidential adviser, Revolutionary Command Council member. Also known...
  • Saddam's arrest won't end resistance: Hamas

    12/14/2003 8:59:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies · 485+ views
    hindustantimes ^ | 12-14-03
    Saddam's arrest won't end resistance: HamasThe arrest of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will not end Iraqi resistance against US-led forces, the leaders of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas and Islamic Jihad (Holy War) said on Sunday, UPI reports. The two organisations had asked the Iraqi people to continue their resistance "until the end of this occupation of Arab and Muslim territory." Islamic Jihad leader Nafez Azzam said by arresting Saddam, "the United States had achieved a very simple symbolic triumph." "But we are certain that this would never end the Iraqi people's resistance against the American occupation that is...
  • Iraq's Aziz Helped Identify Saddam, Official Says

    12/14/2003 8:59:05 AM PST · by knak · 4 replies · 253+ views
    reuters ^ | 12/14/03
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's former Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz, in U.S. custody for seven months, helped to confirm the identity of Saddam Hussein after his capture, an official with the U.S.-led administration said Sunday. "He was identified with the help of Tareq Aziz," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. He did not elaborate. The fugitive dictator was dusty, bearded and apparently exhausted when he was found in a narrow hiding hole during a raid on a farm near his home town Tikrit late Saturday. Aziz, who surrendered to U.S. forces after the Iraqi president was...
  • Saddam Capture 'Painful' for Arabs [I love him so much, I can’t stand watching it]

    12/14/2003 9:00:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies · 352+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 12-13-03
    ................................ Saddam Capture 'Painful' for Arabs For many ordinary Palestinians, the TV footage of a dishevelled Saddam obediently submitting to a medical exam by his US captors was painful to watch: it sealed the defeat of the one Arab leader they felt always stood by them. Saddam should have put up a fight or committed suicide, they said, and his surrender is a stain on Arab honour. “It is a big defeat for all Arabs and Muslims,” said Raji Hassan, 29, watching TV with friends in a Gaza City coffee shop. The Palestinian Authority declined official comment. While Palestinian leader...
  • "Saddam Captured" Celebratory FReep in Philadelphia Today

    12/14/2003 10:20:07 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 137 replies · 909+ views
    After Action Report | 12/14/03 | Doctor Raoul
    Having been awakened by a phone call that Saddam had been captured, the first thing that jumped into my mind was "City Line Avenue". It was payback time for all the left wing looney tunes for their snarky remarks and unfounded wacko charges. At about 9 am, I took up my position outside the local NBC affiliate and across from the ABC affiliate there on City Line Avenue. That the stations were there was just a bonus, the main reason is that the intersection sees thousands of cars per hour. It's a main traffic artery west from Philadelphia to the...
  • Terrorist behind September 11 strike was trained by Saddam

    12/14/2003 9:03:20 AM PST · by cody32127 · 34 replies · 825+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 12-14-03 | Con Coughlin
    Iraq's coalition government claims that it has uncovered documentary proof that Mohammed Atta, the al-Qaeda mastermind of the September 11 attacks against the US, was trained in Baghdad by Abu Nidal, the notorious Palestinian terrorist. Details of Atta's visit to the Iraqi capital in the summer of 2001, just weeks before he launched the most devastating terrorist attack in US history, are contained in a top secret memo written to Saddam Hussein, the then Iraqi president, by Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. The handwritten memo, a copy of which has been obtained exclusively...
  • Hopeful Bush got final word on Saddam before dawn

    12/14/2003 8:14:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 251+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 12/14/03
    Just before dawn, at 5:14 am (1014 GMT), US President George W. Bush got the telephone call he had been hoping for: final word that the bearded man US forces had captured in Tikrit was Saddam Hussein. White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice delivered the message minutes after hearing the news herself from the US civilian overseer for Iraq, Paul Bremer, Bush spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters. The US president, who had ordered a strike aimed at killing Saddam in the first minutes of the war in Iraq, "believes this is very good news for the Iraqi people. He...
  • Text of President Bush's comments on Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 9:33:25 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 26 replies · 473+ views
    The Command Post ^ | December 14, 2003
    Yesterday, December the 13th, at around 8:30 PM Baghdad time, United States military forces captured Saddam Hussein alive. He was found near a farm house outside the city if Tikrit, in a swift raid, conducted without casualties, and now the former dictator of Iraq will face the justice he denied to millions. The capture of this man was crucial to the rise of a free Iraq. It marks the end of the road for him, and for all who bullied and killed in his name. For the Baathist holdouts largely responsible for the current violence, there will be no return...

    12/14/2003 9:39:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 89 replies · 792+ views
    IMRA ^ | 12-13-03 | Michael Widlanski
    STUNNED ARAB MEDIA REPORT SADDAM'S ARREST, WHILE PALESTINIANS TRY TO AVOID THE NEWS By Michael Widlanski Jerusalem 14 December 2003 1:30 PM Arab language media reacted quickly, though sometimes in a somewhat stunned fashion, to American reports that U.S. forces had captured former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, touching off celebrations in Baghdad. But the broadcast media of the Palestinian National Authority which has been very friendly to Saddam, tried to ignore the news, treating it as a marginal news item attributed to rumors linked to a scheduled American press conference in Iraq "An American military spokesman said there would be...
  • Caption this: Billionaire Tyrant captured posing as homeless man in RatHole

    12/14/2003 10:11:49 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 140 replies · 1,116+ views
    FR/AP ^ | December 14, 2003
    Billionaire Tyrant captured posing as homeless man in RatHole
  • Saddam 'moved from Iraq'

    12/14/2003 9:58:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 260 replies · 605+ views
    Australia News ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | AFP
    SADDAM Hussein was no longer in Iraq, the US television network CBS reported today, citing unidentified military sources. A CBS News correspondent in Saddam's northern Iraq hometown of Tikrit, near where Saddam was captured yesterday, said he had learned from military sources that the former Iraqi president was no longer in the country. US Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the top US military commander in Iraq, said in Baghdad that Saddam "is currently under coalition custody and at an undisclosed location".
  • Texans overjoyed with news of Saddam's capture

    12/14/2003 9:55:39 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 14 replies · 341+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 14, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Texans overjoyed with news of Saddam's capture11:37 AM CST on Sunday, December 14, 2003Associated Press DALLAS - Texans greeted the news of Saddam Hussein's capture with surprise and joy on Sunday, applauding the president and the Texas-based soldiers from Fort Hood that nabbed the elusive former dictator. "I'm not a Republican, you know, but I would applaud George Bush for going out of his way to make sure the country can feel more safe," said Dewayne Bryant, a front-desk clerk at Fairfield Inn in Dallas. Special Forces and some 600 troops from the 4th Infantry Division captured Saddam in a...
  • U.S. commander: Tip led to Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 9:41:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 34 replies · 353+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | ALEKSANDAR VASOVIC
    TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Saddam Hussein was captured based on information from a member of a family "close to him," Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno said Sunday. Odierno, the commander of the 4th Infantry Division that captured Saddam, said over the last 10 days soldiers have questioned "five to 10 members" of families "close to Saddam." "Finally we got the ultimate information from one of these individuals," he said. About 600 soldiers under his command conducted the raid Saturday night in a farm near the village of Adwar, finding Saddam in a hole covered by Styrofoam and a carpet beside a...
  • Lieberman: Dean Would Have Kept Saddam in Power

    12/14/2003 9:48:20 AM PST · by kattracks · 121 replies · 421+ views ^ | 12/14/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Hours after news broke of Saddam Hussein's capture, Democratic presidential hopeful Joseph Lieberman slammed his party's front-runner Howard Dean as a defacto ally of the Iraqi dictator because of his long term opposition to the war. "If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would be in power today, not in prison,” Lieberman told NBC's "Meet the Press." "I always felt he was ticking time bomb,” the Connecticut Democrat explained. While Dean has said in recent days that he was not sure whether Hussein should stand trial for war crimes, Lieberman told "Meet the Press," "This evil man has to...
  • Saddam's capture may aid bin Laden search

    12/14/2003 9:57:27 AM PST · by demlosers · 15 replies · 235+ views
    The Stars and Stripes ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2003 | Paul Haven
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials hailed the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, saying Sunday the arrest might blunt the growing insurgency here. They also speculated Saddam's capture after seven months on the run could make it easier to catch the world's other top fugitive - al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden. "This is obviously good news for the people of Iraq who suffered for so long under Saddam's tyrannical regime and it is a warning to all the other outlaws who are at large like bin Laden, (Taliban chief) Mullah Omar and (renegade warlord) Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who hopefully sooner...
  • Saddam Captured Newsconference occuring NOW [Live Thread]

    12/14/2003 3:19:27 AM PST · by bonesmccoy · 1,625 replies · 8,681+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-14-03 | CNN
    CNN anchor now reports news conference due at 4 AM PST/7AM EST
  • SADDAM CAPTURED - Tony Blair's Reaction

    12/14/2003 3:18:11 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 57 replies · 518+ views
    SADDAM CAPTURED Tony Blair has confirmed that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been captured alive in his home town of Tikrit. Mr Blair said in a statement that Saddam was seized last night at around 3am this morning.The British Prime Minister said the arrest "removes the shadow" of his return from Iraq and "gives an opportunity for Saddam to be tried in Iraqi courts".Reports say Saddam was "dug out of a cellar" from a house in a poverty-stricken area during a raid by US forces, backed by Kurdish troops.It is claimed that DNA tests have been carried out and...
  • Reuters: DNA Test Confirms It Is Saddam

    12/14/2003 3:16:39 AM PST · by William McKinley · 10 replies · 116+ views
    How did they run such a test so fast?
  • Report: US troops nab Saddam Hussein

    12/14/2003 2:21:35 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 41 replies · 188+ views ^ | 12/14/03 | Staff
    Iraqi Kurdish leaders told Sky News Sunday that American troops have captured former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. According to the reports, Hussein has been injured. There were reports of widespread celebrations throughout Iraq upon hearing the news.
  • Saddam captured and taken to Baghdad IAP. Paraded before US troops and other captured Iraqis.

    12/14/2003 3:12:56 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 48 replies · 199+ views
    NBC Breaking News
    NBC is reporting Saddam Hussein is now undergoing DNA testing in Baghdad for positive ID. Questions being asked: Who will try him for his war crimes, Iraqis or Americans? (Jubilant gunfire going off around Iraq in celebration of Saddam's capture - candy being handed out on the streets!)
  • US Confirms - Saddam captured in a basement!

    12/14/2003 3:06:40 AM PST · by Gigantor · 98 replies · 375+ views
    ABC News
    Special report coming at :08 after hour - US confirms