Smoke Damage (smokedamage) wrote,
Smoke Damage

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oooh! a lying contest....

Hussein was betrayed to the Kurds by a member of the al-Jabour tribe because Hussein's son Uday had raped a daughter of the tribe. Saddam had previously paid 7 million pounds in blood money to the tribe with the warning that he would wipe out the entire tribe if it ever came out. (Sify report)

He was then handed over to the Kurdish Patriotic Front who negotiated a deal with US forces for political power before drugging and abandoning Hussein for pickup. Ultimately he ended up in the hands of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led by Jalal Talabani (Aljazeera)

Hussein could not escape the hole in which he was recovered because the entrance had been sealed.

So the lying contest now starts. Which media can make more stuff up - i mean there's a fair call for the Kurds to be able to say to the Yanks "Ha, we got him first!" and also one fo the Americann War Machine to prove that their machine is all worth it, but then there's that whole Jerry Bruckheimer working for the US Military, that makes me wonder, especially in the light of the Jessica Lynch thing being bullshit...
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