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The Fate of Kuwaiti POWs During Operation Iraqi Freedom
The Morning Paper | 04/05/06 | vanity

Posted on 04/05/2006 8:45:06 AM PDT by genefromjersey

Translated Text of an Iraqi Document Concerning Kuwait POWs

As the opening date of Operation Freedom neared, Qusai Saddam Hussein-one of Saddam’s bloodthirsty sons, made arrangements to move captured Kuwaiti prisoners into critical locations, to serve as “human shields”.

There were 448 Kuwaitis, captured during the First Gulf War ,when Saddam made his infamous incursion into Kuwait.

By the terms of the UN Cease Fire agreements –signed by Iraq on 3/03/91- all Kuwaitis were supposed to have been freed and repatriated without delay.

Clearly,this never happened ; and sadly,the ultimate fate of these 448 helpless captives is unknown.


Republican Guard Secretariat Presidential Office

Special Security Organization
Republican Guard Chief of Staff Security
Number / [blank]
Date / March 14, 2003

Secret and Personal
Presidential Office/ Special Office
The Secretary:
Re / Kuwaiti POW’s

Regarding the execution of Mr. President, Commander Saddam Hussein’s (God protect him) orders, according to the decision of the Revolutionary Command Council on Friday, March 4, 2003.

Transfer all Kuwaiti POW’s / a total of 448 captured Kuwaitis who are located at the Al-Nida Al-Agher Prison and the Intelligence / General Center and Kazema Prison in Al-Kazema, to make them human shields at all locations that are expected to be attacked by the American aggressors.

Put them in communication locations and essential ministries, radio and television, Military Industrial Commissions, and all other locations expected to be attacked by the criminal Anglo-American aggressors.

Transporting them should be in coordination with: Intelligence Services Directorate Republican Guard Chief of Staff Under direct supervision of the Special Security Organization / Organization Security


Qusai Saddam Hussein
of the Republican Guard Secretariat
March 14, 2003

A copy to:
Intelligence Service Directorate / Office of the Director Republican Guard Chief of Staff / Office of the Chief of Staff

During the run-up to Operation Iraqi Freedom , there were many who ignored the history of the First Gulf War ; and, later, when no large supplies of WMDs were found , and US casualties began to mount, an increasing number began claiming Operation Iraqi Freedom had been entered into fraudulently.

I suggest a quick review:

I suggest also that people keep in mind the huge propaganda campaign waged by the “friends of Saddam” : governments and influential people who had a vested financial interest in keeping Saddam Hussein in power.

Given the political climate here , it was not difficult to find those as willing to sacrifice truth and honor on the altar of political expedience as Saddam Hussein was to sacrifice Kuwaiti POWs.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alnida; atrocities; cmpc2003012666; documents; friends; gulfwar; gulfwar1; iraq; iraqiprisons; iraqwar; kuwait; kuwaitipows; mias; missinglink; opiraqifreedom; pows; prisonerabuse; prisons; qusaihussein; qusayhussein; saddam

1 posted on 04/05/2006 8:45:13 AM PDT by genefromjersey
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2 posted on 04/05/2006 8:48:25 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: genefromjersey
My position is that a country or a regime which consistently and totally ignores the provisions of the Geneva Concentions can neither expect nor demand the protections of it at any time during a conflict.

If I am asked to fight such an enemy, my leadership better not expect anything from me other than to prevail; by any means necessary.
You can "feel good" about anything you want when your own life is on the line.



3 posted on 04/05/2006 8:51:36 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget; Chena; Valin; M. Thatcher; DocRock; Calpernia; Madame Dufarge; ...
Thanks for the ping LTGM!

GenefromJersey, what paper is this? I'm curious as to who is covering this.

The Fate of Kuwaiti POWs During Operation Iraqi Freedom,

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Operation Iraqi Freedom Documents

Also here

Documents from the Harmony Database

jveritas’s blog

Ray Robison’s blog

4 posted on 04/05/2006 9:03:29 AM PDT by eyespysomething
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Who was the American POW pilot from the first Gulf War that they were searching for during Iraqi Freedom? Did that ever get resolved? I wonder if the documents might give an indication of what happened to him.

5 posted on 04/05/2006 9:07:58 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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Lt Scott Speicher.

Not resolved AFAIK

I hope that something in these docs will note his fate.

6 posted on 04/05/2006 9:09:51 AM PDT by eyespysomething
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The Morning Paper-

7 posted on 04/05/2006 10:15:25 AM PDT by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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