Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Saddam's "capture" staged by US military

Obviously, Saddam Hussein was captured by the US troops, just not in the manner splashed across TVs around the world. Or at least, a former Marine claims. We should wait for verification of the story.

From UPI: Ex-Marine Says Public Version of Saddam Capture Fiction

A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated.

Sgt. Nadim Abou Rabeh...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 as announced.

"We captured him after fierce resistance during which a Marine of Sudanese origin was killed.

"Later on, a military production team fabricated the film of Saddam's capture in a hole, which was in fact a deserted well," Abou Rabeh said.

Abou Rabeh was interviewed in Lebanon.

If past performance is any indicator to the veracity of this story, keep in mind at least the following:

What is the chance anyone will hear about this matter? I mean beyond the hardy souls willing to put the effort into going deeper than the EveningNews, etc.

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