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NEWS: Red Cross Asked To Check On Alleged Saddam Hunger Strike

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posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 09:15 AM
Saddam Hussein's lawyers are asking for intervention from the International Red Cross on allegations that Saddam Hussein, as well as 11 of the senior leaders of his regime are on a hunger strike. This hunger strike is apparently based on Saddams protest against "ill treatment" in prison.

US spokesman for the Military deny this allegation claiming that Saddam has eaten in the past 24 hours.
BAGHDAD - The International Red Cross is being asked to investigate reports that ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and several of his former colleagues are on a hunger strike in captivity.

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"Ill conditions"? I guess this guy only feels at home if there are meat human meat grinders next to his cell. Frankly, if he wants to go on a hunger strike, let's help him out here. Let's take his meals and feed some poor soul who can't eat due to his/her financial position.

This man is an amazing anamoly. He is the first to cry "foul" while his own track record is one of horrendous stories. He and his sons will forever be renowned as being some of the most ruthless people of all time.

posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 09:55 AM
While America (only built on the blood of murdered natives) and her presidents get away with murder regularly.

Ahhh the world is so fair....

posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 10:18 AM
Saddam is not on a hunger strike:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Several of Saddam Hussein's jailed deputies have been refusing food but Saddam himself is not on hunger strike on the eve of the first anniversary of his capture, an officer in charge of detainees said on Sunday.

"It appears that some of the other 11 high-value detainees have been rejecting food, although they continue to snack and to take on liquids," Lieutenant Colonel Barry Johnson, deputy director of detainee operations in Baghdad, told Reuters.

Saddam Aides Refusing Food, U.S. Military Says

Also found this while 'checking' for further information on Saddam's "alledged" hunger strike:

“He is distraught and depressed,” Allawi said of Saddam, the man who was Iraq’s president for 24 years and is awaiting trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

“Saddam and his colleagues are not the giants that the media sometimes talks about,” Allawi said in an interview with the pan Arab al-Hayat newspaper. “Saddam sent us an oral message in which he begged for mercy. He said that they were working in the public interest and did not mean any harm.”

‘Distraught’ Saddam begging
for mercy, Iraqi PM says

I wonder how many countless people asked for the same mercy that Saddam is asking for?


posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 10:27 AM
Seekerof - Good stuff!

Thanks for digging that info up.

I wonder how many countless people asked for the same mercy that Saddam is asking for?

Yep, does kind of strike a sour chord, doesn't it?

[edit on 12/13/2004 by superdude]

posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 10:38 AM
Just sharing. There are actually established ways to force feed someone whilst in custody. They tie him up standing to a pole, tie his head back to the pole as well and tape/pinch his nostrils shut. Guy needs to breathe and opens his mouth. They then pour milk or nutrients into his mouth. This can go on for hours until he passes out. After that happens, they set him up with an IV drip as well. Damn brutal but effective.

posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 10:47 AM
Saddam knows his time is short, and the clock is ticking... expect more attention-getting tantrums like this as his trial nears...

Tick tock tick tock....

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