Was Saddam's whereabouts known for weeks

Discussion in 'Politics' started by total180, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. "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.

    December 2, 2003

  2. If the market tanks in the following few days then you'd have your answer :)
  3. Cited from unidentified sources that the "noose was being tightened around Saddamm around Tikrit" in the first week of December.

  4. give it up, loser. And don't come back as nolan-vinny-sam. you've been exposed there too, by your own stupidity! You started as one, and finished as the other in a thread in chit chat.


    I'm not going to call you an egotistical moron, because a fool like you suffers from a lack of self esteem.

    Now go start your new alias, Romeo-Jesse-Rocco.
  5. Israelis Suggest Saddam was Already a Prisoner of $25 Million Reward Seekers

    The Israeli news site, Debka file, often the first with inside Mideast news, reputed to have access to Mossad (Israeli version of CIA) info, says, in an article, that there are seven clues that suggest Saddam was already a prisoner when the US military took him.

    The clues, or anomalies, as DEBKA file describes them, include--

    -Saddam couldn't escape from the hole without help. He was effectively trapped inside.

    -Saddam's hair hadn't seen a barber in weeks.

    -his beard was untrimmed and un trimmed in weeks

    -Saddam looked like a prisoner-- beaten, hungry, relieved to be captured

    -he had three quarters of a million dollars in $100 dollar bills with him, to help prove it was him, since his captors expected to claim a vast amount more-- $25 million. it is highly likely that whoever captured Saddam held on to a lot more money than that. Surely Saddam was traveling with millions.

    -He had NO communications equipment with him

    DEBKA file says "the negotiations were mediated by Jalal Talabani’s Kurdish PUK militia."

    But, DEBKA speculates, the US military jumped the gun and "took advantage of the negotiations with Saddam’s abductors to move in close and capture him on their own account."

    They give three reasons for the US military grabbing Saddam before his imprisoners handed him over:

    "A. His capture had become a matter of national pride for the Americans. No kudos would have been attached to his handover by a local gang of bounty-seekers or criminals. The country (Iraq) would have been swept anew with rumors that the big hero Saddam was again betrayed by the people he trusted, just as in the war."

    This sure looks like the Jessica Lynch syndrome. Grab someone already nicely, neatly safe and packaged and make it look like the work of the military, when, in this case, it's the work of the $25 million reward, except the US grabbed Saddam while negotiations were still going on. I can't blame them for getting him as soon as they figured out where he was. DEBKA File's second reason makes good sense.

    "B. It was vital to catch his kidnappers unawares so as to make sure Saddam was taken alive. They might well have killed him and demanded the prize for his body. But they made sure he had no means of taking his own life and may have kept him sedated."

    Still, the capture of Saddam, like the Lynch "rescue" is based on omission of facts that drastically change the "story." If DEBKA File's speculations are true, then it wasn't detective work that found Saddam. It wasn't a brilliant success by Bush. It was BUSINESS. Of course that's where Bush is quite expert, especially when he's using OPM-- other people's money.

    The last explanation for the early grab, by DEBKA file is:

    "C. During the weeks he is presumed to have been in captivity, guerrilla activity declined markedly – especially in the Sunni Triangle towns of Falluja, Ramadi and Balad - while surging outside this flashpoint region – in Mosul in the north and Najef, Nasseriya and Hilla in the south. It was important for the coalition to lay hands on him before the epicenter of the violence turned back towards Baghdad and the center of the Sunni Triangle."

    This suggests that his handlers were able to control the guerilla activity. Now, we will see if they get the $25 million reward, or just run with the money they surely grabbed from Saddam, and use it to fund more guerrilla activity. The Israelis are bracing for major attacks as more international terrorists fill the void.
  6. Maverick74


    Why did you create yet another alias? Is your other alias Aroguetrader?

    When is ET going to start banning multiple aliases. This is a joke. It really takes away from the credibility this website is trying to instill.
  7. Pabst


    I don't think Total is Rogue. Total is Optional. However Optional is Rogue. Got it?:D