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"Two days after Saddam was captured, a celebration was held for US commanders at the Rehab Palace. I was there to translate for Iraqi politicians expected to attend the event. While there I learned Saddam was not found in a hole as claimed by the official US account," the Iraqi explained. Ahmad said Saddam was actually found in a reinforced underground bunker beneath a modest-looking rural house, that Saddam had turned into his headquarters. The US captured one of Saddam's bodyguards who revealed its location.
Reportedly, the bunker contained weapons, a bed, a prayer mat, a copy of the Quran, dry food, and tobacco. The dictator did not resist and opened the door as dozens of soldiers were trying to kick it down. US soldiers then incapacitated him by throwing knockout gas grenades. A US army captain told Ahmad the picture of Saddam in a hole was taken after his capture. The hole was found near the house. It is similar to other holes found in homes in areas above the Tigris river, and was used to keep water pumps in. Saddam's capture was fabricated to humiliate him. US soldiers also apparently altered Saddam's appearance while he was unconscious, before taking pictures and sending them to Washington.
originally posted by: jappee
Just to clarify a bit more, I'm not trying to say his trial and hanging was staged at all. I believe that the person they hung was Saddam.
Just consider if they actually found the big bad leader of Iraq way earlier than planned, like only a couple of months into the war. Well then the war is pretty much over. Not good for business, they haven't found WMD's yet. More soldiers and mercenaries(Blackwater) to send for big contracts still needed for the profit margins. They could have had him in their own concrete hole for the time. And when they needed to play out the end of the show with "his capture" used a double to pose as a propaganda device for the masses.
Sure they tried, then hung Saddam. But maybe, just maybe that wasn't him in THAT photo, hence it's erasure from digital history. It would have been too easy to prove/disprove had it remained in the digital realm.
The photo we all recall may very well exist in some library, or newspapers storage as print, but that just doesn't allow for the proper digital examination of the photo's authenticity. The losses from the print medium would make it impossible to do any forensic discoveries. So even if we do find our missing photo, we can't use it to verify jack, except that we found the "missing" photo. As they planned.
I just don't trust our government with anything that has to do with their details of that war.
we are all acting out for attention and are suffering from a similar type of syndrome as the "special snow flake" common among SJW's and 3rd wave feminnist.
originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Why are these things really inconsequential details that don't change day-to-day living?
It's not like I woke up one day and my dog could talk.
No, instead it's the shade of the Starbucks cup or the amount of filling in an Oreo changing.
I think the Mandela thing could be more about us being "lied" to through false history being created through narration.
Instead of it being different now, we are just actually seeing the truth now and shaking off the cobwebs of the facade that was.
It's all about the Frankenstein Radio Control broadcasting from the center of the Moon.
"They" have been creating our "reality" for millennia now.
Perhaps we are waking up. Maybe their signal is getting weaker.
A US army captain told Ahmad the picture of Saddam in a hole was taken after his capture.
I do not know about the ME effect , But i find it very interesting that so many people have a recollection to a photo which nobody can find .
originally posted by: Kandinsky
God help me, when I looked at the Saddam capture photos, it made me feel sorry for him. What a terrible way to go. Holed up, dragged out and hanged. There's nothing to say in his defence and thousands died in far worse ways thanks to him. Still, he looked like a bedraggled old man, lost and helpless, instead of the cruel PoS he was for most of his life.