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NEWS: Letter Written In Jail By Saddam Hussein Published

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posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 06:31 PM
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A letter written by ousted Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, has been published in a Jordanian newspaper. "I and my family offer ourselves as a sacrifice for this nation, including dear Palestine and our steadfast, beloved, and wretched Iraq," Hussein wrote. Saddam ends with "Long live Palestine. Love your nation." The ICRC spokeswoman for the Iraq delegation said "The ICRC has confirmed the authenticity of the message published in the Jordanian media,"
 



news.bbc.co.uk
A letter from ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, describing himself as a sacrifice for Iraq, has been published in Jordanian newspapers.

The letter was delivered by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which says it is genuine.

Saddam Hussein is in jail at a secret location as he awaits trial.

"I and my family offer ourselves as a sacrifice for this nation, including dear Palestine and our steadfast, beloved, and wretched Iraq," he writes.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Saddam is getting good PR out of this in the Middle East. He, even whilst imprisoned, is seen to be thumbing his nose at the Americans. I feel if he is executed that he will become even more of a thorn in the side of the Bush administration, he will literally become a martyr.

The news story also goes on to say that the letter was censored by the detaining power. What could Saddam be writting that the Americans would want censored? He obviously doesnt know his own location. What possibly could it be? Im being tortured?


A photo of Saddam's letter that he wrote in U.S custody.

[edit on 21/8/05 by subz]




posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 07:00 PM
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I feel if he is executed that he will become even more of a thorn in the side of the Bush administration, he will literally become a martyr.

He has become no thorn in the Bush administrations side.
That so-called thorn was removed some time ago.

As for him becoming a martyr, will he likewise be able to obtain 72 virgins, as well?
He will only be seen as a martyr to the Baathists, Syrians, the PLO, and perhaps to Bin Laden.
Anyhow, to become a "martyr," one must die for a cause.
He is not dead, and his cause is what?





seekerof



posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 08:56 PM
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Odd that the ICRC is saying it is authentic when the Iraqi government said no letters are allowed to be sent to anyone other then a family member and I would assume even those letters are read first by Iraqi officials.

If that is true it leaves some doubt as to the authenticity of the letter. I also note they do not mention to whom the letter was addressed or delivered. Kind of makes you go Hmmmmmm.



posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 09:00 PM
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My immediate response is that this is a public relations move, regardless of the content of the letter.

Not much will convince me otherwise........



posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 11:23 PM
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Silly question but why would the red cross lie? Or do I have the wrong ICRC?



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by Passer By
Silly question but why would the red cross lie? Or do I have the wrong ICRC?



The better question would be how did the ICRC get its hands on the letter in the first place?

Original coverage of the story stated the letter was addressed to a friend and not a family member which as I understand it is now allowed. That being the case it would appear that perhaps a member of the ICRC smuggled the letter out for him which is also a no no.



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 09:07 AM
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I can't help but wonder in looking back that if say 500K troops would have taken Baghdad and had more initial means for increased control from the get go, perhaps the situation afterwards may have been more controlled too?

Seems they may have been spread to thin and not expecting the backlash that did and is of course still happening in Iraq.
The "too little too late" thing.

Dallas



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 09:23 AM
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CNN is now reporting the letter was released by the Baath party. The experts are also questioning how this letter got out just as I did. They also commented on the fact that prision officials would have censored the letter had they seen it. Looks more and more like it was smuggled out as new information comes in.


The Jordanian Arab Baath Socialist Party, which made the letter public, said its recipient refused to be identified. It was believed to have been the first letter since Saddam was captured in December 2003 sent to someone other than a family member.Source



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 12:22 AM
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I am confused this man supposedly has many followers who will do just about anything for him. Why is he even able to send letters? I don't think I'll ever understand the system as a whole.



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by Passer By
Silly question but why would the red cross lie? Or do I have the wrong ICRC?


Why would anyone lie?

Broken down into a statement as simple as that, we can kind of see what the issue is.....people have agendas.

What puzzles me the most about your question, Passer By, is why you would automatically attribute honesty to people you have never met....The Red Cross have plenty of word of mouth and action to back up their noble nature, but that doesn't automatically give them credibility in every situation.....especially one as fixated as this.

The words of Saddam Hussein, who by the way has become more than a human and more of a concept, are something that many people would be interested in hearing. Even before the 'Second Gulf War'.......he was labeled in such a way by the rest of the world with regards to the table and how the cards were stacked. He was a concept because of what he did and what he was equated with. He was/is kind of a celebrity...infamous rather than famous, but the interest factor is still there if not multiplied.

As such, everyone would want to know when he writes something....

Do you think that this fact is lost on the people managing the whole public relations aspect of the fallen Iraqi? Especially when you consider the drama surrounding not only the invasion of Iraq, but the subsequent occupation?

No. It is not. The release of this letter is an orchestrated move to appeal to the dramatic yearnings of a public that has been following this story from the onset.....

Why would the Red Cross lie? Who's to say that they necassarily did? But the whole point of this post here is to express the need for everyone to view the information they ingest with a logical and discerning mind.....

A better question may be..Why would the people working with the Red Cross on this matter have any reason to lie to the Red Cross?....

Or something of that sort....







 
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