US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | View comments | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News :: International
Saddam Hussein Capture Hoax: Occupation Regime try to fool the world
18 Dec 2003
Observing the video of Saddam Hussein's capture makes certain beyond any doubt that the US is attempting to deceive the World and presenting an imposter as Saddam Hussein. It is being backed up in this endeavour by the media.

It would appear from this that powerful American and British interests wish to protect Saddam Hussein answering for his crimes.
saddamcapture-video,0.jpg
Admidst the worldwide jubiliation over the capture of Saddam Hussein one hates to struck a sour note. Nevertheless it has to be said that an obvious imposter (it would be too much to call him a double or lookalike) is being presented as Saddam Hussein.

Firstly, the well-nigh impossible speed in which the results of DNA testing was announced (no actual results or lab reports or analysis were released), in country without genotyping facilities raised suspicions. Certainly it is hard to believe that any DNA identification has actually taken place, particularly in the absence of the location of the test being revealed (one eminent scientist even suggested it might have taken place inside a briefcase!).

However, even a cursory examination of the Saddam capture video blows the US Military's story to smithereens. The video can be found here http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/world/121403-3v.htm , I strongly recommend you watch it. If only to marvel at the Orwellian cheering through out.

We have also been told that Saddam Hussein was caught wearing a fake beard, subsequently pulled off (according to some) or shaved off (according to others). While the beard looks fairly real to me that hardly matters.
One image still from the video completely collapses the US case, it appears below.

According to the briefing military officer, Richardo Sanchez:
"What you will see next is a picture of Saddam Hussein at the time
he was captured on your left and on the right is Saddam Hussein after he was shaved."

This is simply preposterous, the picture on the right may have been shaved - but the straggly growth on his upper lip has suddenly become replaced with the trademark Saddam bushy moustache (so loved by dictators throughout history). Given that is unlikely that the US soldiers pasted a fake moustache on we must assume this image is a historical photo. There also plenty of other obvious discrepancies between two pictures in clothes and hair that can immediately be spotted.

A historical picture of Saddam Hussein has been pasted into the video to bolster their capture claim, how utterly surreal. There are no further pictures either still or moving of Saddam after he has been shaved (surely a fairly easy to obtain) - making absolutely clear this deceit is intentional. A totally cynical exercise in media management and public lying.

Who this hobo or actor is one hardly cares, but frankly he appears to bear very little resemblance to Saddam Hussein. Quite what is going to happen next is difficult to imagine. But I expect we can look forward to a vastly entertaining show trial in 2004.

And it appears that the real Saddam Hussein will never need fear or answer for his crimes.

It is a not uncommon belief among Iraqis that Saddam had been and always was a proxy ruler for Western interests. He allowed the country to be stripped of its oil wealth with a portion doled back in the form of food aid. It now appears that he is being protected by those same interests that so loudly and hypocritically denounced him. It appears that the conspiracy minded Iraqis were right.

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.

Comments

Re: Saddam Hussein Capture Hoax: Occupation Regime try to fool the world
18 Dec 2003
Terrific!
Re: Saddam Hussein Capture Hoax: Occupation Regime try to fool the world
18 Dec 2003
Saddam is most likely a Cuban agent trying force American soldiers to smoke more cigars instead of cigarettes thereby gaining mind control powers over the US Armed forces to pave the way for a US invasion of Cuba.
Re: Saddam Hussein Capture Hoax: Occupation Regime try to fool the world
18 Dec 2003
tombo loves bukaki