posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 02:43 PM
Hostage Ken Bigley has received aid from an unexpected source - ousted Iraqui president Saddam Hussein. Mr. Bigley was captured eighteen days ago by
a group connected to al-Qaeda. The group, led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has already beheaded two American hostages held alongside
His brother, Paul Bigley, has welcomed the offer made by the deposed Iraqui president, who he says 'may still have a huge influence with the people
holding Ken and other people in Iraq'.
KEN Bigley's desperate bid for freedom last night received an extraordinary new backer - Saddam Hussein.
The jailed tyrant joined the international demands for Mr Bigley's life to be spared, pleading for his "immediate release".
Saddam, 67, even offered to film a TV speech from his prison cell near Baghdad, if it would help. His lawyer, Giovanni di Stefano, said: "We all
understand the frustration of those who have opposed the Iraq invasion but there can be no solution by taking hostages.
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Whether or not it is merely a publicity stunt on Saddam's part, I daresay Ken Bigley will be grateful for his intervention should it result in
freedom for the British hostage.
I see it rather ironic that the 'enemy' has offered his aid, whereas our own Prime Minister is willing to sell Ken down the river to keep in favour
with the Bush Administration.
[edit on 3-10-2004 by Banshee]