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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 4, 2003
      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
      getting warm.]

      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.

      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.
      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.

      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
      28 Pakistanis.
      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.

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