THE REAL SADDAM HUSSEIN
- A LOOK AT THE REAL SADDAM HUSSAIN
by our Iraq monitor
On January 29, 2003 C-Span picked up a transmission from
Iraqi TV (with weak but understandable English translation). It
covered a meeting between Iraqi President Saddam Hussain and his
military commanders. Most American audiences would not have
understood what was going on. So, here is an analytical summary:
1. President Saddam seemed to fit his stereotype in western media at
least on one count. He was expensively and comfortably dressed in
western clothes, clean shaven and looking smart. He was smoking a
cigar and kept stubbing it in the ash tray. His hand, visibly, never
shook. This is a man with nerves of steel and the impression he
created was that he is not going to run away.
2. The military commanders were from defense units all over the
country, including air defense and naval units.
3. The commanders felt secure enough to meet all together in one
large room with the President. Thus the idea that Saddam is always
hiding and seldom shows his real self to more than two or three
people was easily debunked. Here he was meeting ALL his commanders at
one time at a time when the U.S. could attack at any moment. [At one
stage Saddam ordered that the windows be opened because it was
4. If Saddam's commanders were interested in carrying out a coup
against him, this was the ideal situation when they were ALL
together. Obviously, the fighting forces of Iraq are united and loyal
to their country and their president.
5. The Islamic re-formulation of the armed forces seems to have
proceeded. EVERY COMMANDER started with bismillah-hir-rahman-nir-
Raheem (in the name Of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful) and
asalamu alaikum to which the President unfailingly replied "walaikum
6. As in every Muslim country, the legend of the Islamic resistance
in Afghanistan has percolated into relatively secular Iraq too. In
response to one commander's statement of steadfastness, the President
recounted the story of the seven wounded mujahideen who took refuge
in a hospital in KANDAHAR. They fought overwhelming American and
Afghan mercenary forces for a week, room to room in the hospital,
till finally the Americans demolished the hospital over them with air
strikes.[Saddam carefully added that "we" do not necessarily share
the ideology of those fighters.]
3. Another commander referred to the generosity of the poor people in
his area of command. Whereupon President Saddam recounted the story
of Hatim Tai, the popular Islamic/Arab legend of the man who had this
beautiful horse. Some visitors came to meet Hatim Tai. He had nothing
to feed them so he.....(the rest of the story is well known).
4. Another officer thanked Saddam for building ALL the people of his
area NEW HOMES because he found that they were living in rickety old
Some of the commanders were old and pudgy but others were young and
fiery. These are the people who will face the American onslaught.
[250,000 American troops supported by 800 planes are ready to attack
from the north and the south. America plans to saturate Iraqi
defenses with 800 cruise missiles in the first 48 hours of the
attack, a bigger concentration of firepower than ever achieved
before.]These commanders may well turn out to be martyrs. At this
time they seem to be in no mood to surrender. Saddam's hands are not
shaking and the people are with him.
JORDANIANS CALL FOR RENUNCIATION OF AGREEMENT WITH ISRAEL
February 3. It was an unusual day in Amman, Jordan. Several
thousand Jordanians demonstrated against the U.S. and Israel and
called on the government to throw away the Jordanian peace and
recognition agreement with the terrorist state of Israel. They
chanted support for Iraq and many carried Iraqi flags.
It seems to have been a demonstration with the permission of
the regime because the demonstrators also carried portraits of King
Abdullah, America's puppet in Amman. The King, well briefed by the
CIA, seems to be aware that the people are boiling over with rage at
the U.S and Israel and wants to provide a steam valve to the country.
[Egypt's Mubarak is also good at this tactic.]
Earlier King Abdullah, hand-in-glove with Israel, had no
hesitation in sending in tanks against the people of Maan city.
LAST MONTH, the JORDANIAN REGIME SENTENCED A MUSLIM AMERICAN TO DEATH
FOR PLOTTING TO HIT US AND ISRAELI TARGETS. The trial was a farce and
was carried out by a special military tribunal. The accused denied
the accusations but was sentenced regardless of lack of evidence.
Story of 28 PAKISTANI TERRORISTS IN ITALY DEBUNKED. The ZIONIST MEDIA
REPEATED THE TOTALLY FABRICATED STORY FOR DAYS.
On February 3, the Pakistani government called in the Italian
ambassador in Islamabad and lodged a protest with him on the arrest
of 28 Pakistanis in Rome. The Pakistani government stated that these
Pakistanis have absolutely no connection with terrorism and yet the
Italian media are giving the story full coverage. The Pakistani side
expressed sorrow over the publication of baseless reports about the
The Pakistani officials told the Italian ambassador that the
Pakistani embassy in Rome had confirmed that the 28 had no connection
to terrorism. They went to Italy only for better chances of earning a
living. Four of them have confirmed work permits which were issued in
1998 and the rest have applied for work permits.
Pakistan has demanded that it be provided access to the arrested
Pakistanis so that the matter may be settled amicably.
The Italian ambassador responded very nicely and said he would
do his best to make sure the Italian government knows Pakistani
concerns and that the issue might soon be solved.
----------------------(Source, daily Nawae Waqt.)
Editorial note: European governments, particularly UK, Spain and
Italy are trying hard to find "terrorists" to keep the Bush
administration happy. NOTICEABLY FOR THREE STRAIGHT DAYS, the ZIONIST
MEDIA IN AMERICA, be it CNN, or MSNBC or FOX kept reporting the
arrest of the 28 Pakistanis with "definite links" to terrorism, with
a cache of weapons, explosives and EVEN ISLAMIC TEXTS hidden behind a
false wall. Looks like Italian media fabricated the story and the
U.S. media simply lapped it up.