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brick Bockwurst Level: 50 Posts: 357/535 EXP: 896079 For next: 51245 Since: 17.1.02 From: Pittsburgh, PA Since last post: 1121 days Last activity: 1117 days # 1 Posted on 10.3.05 0853.29 Reposted on: 10.3.12 0853.30 http://www.13wham.com/news/national/story.aspx?content_id=422B960A-26BA-4891-9E60-21C8818788D4 The only thing that I could think of that the Military could gain by fabricating the hole in the ground story, would be to try and paint Saddam as a coward among those who still support him. As for the soldier, what would be his motivation to lie about this? Things like this make my head hurt. Promote this thread!
Oliver Scrapple Level: 130 Posts: 1156/5007 EXP: 25275770 For next: 454876 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 452 days Last activity: 446 days # 2 Posted on 10.3.05 0915.17 Reposted on: 10.3.12 0922.32 I guess they wanted to portray Saddam as, I dunno...hitting rock bottom? After all those years of being king of his world, he was forced to hide out in a hole.
AWArulz Scrapple Level: 113 Posts: 1069/3608 EXP: 15676507 For next: 142102 Since: 28.1.02 From: Louisville, KY Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 3 hours
Y!: # 3 Posted on 10.3.05 0953.58 Reposted on: 10.3.12 0954.26 Always interesting how issues come out. The guy says a marine of Sudanese descent was KIA. Just did a little research at http://icasualties.org/oif/ByState.aspx The only military noted as being killed on Dec 12, 2003 are Jarrod Black, of Peru, Indiana and Jeffrey Braun of Stafford, CT. None are listed KIA on the 13th. On the 14th, two were killed, one was a female and the other was clearly in the Army (they don't have Specialists in the Corps) Black was Army, according to http://www.pigstye.net/iraq/article.php/20031219081111910 so was Braun - according to http://legacy.com/HartfordCourant/Soldiers.asp?Page=FSSearchResults&Sort=Newspaper and was of Honduran descent. Maybe this guy is full of it. (and with regard to his motivation - did you see where the story was quoted from and where the guy now lives?) (edited by AWArulz on 10.3.05 1055)
eviljonhunt81 Pepperoni Level: 67 Posts: 1066/1084 EXP: 2586993 For next: 5893 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 3569 days Last activity: 3566 days # 4 Posted on 10.3.05 1402.34 Reposted on: 10.3.12 1402.59 When Saddam was initially captured, I saw a few stories that Kurdish forces had captured him and alerted the US Military, who then drugged him and staged the whole "spider-hole" thing. Never saw anybody follow up on those stories, though.
Eddie Famous Andouille Level: 92 Posts: 1147/2220 EXP: 7600606 For next: 156361 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 112 days Last activity: 2 days # 5 Posted on 10.3.05 1929.34 Reposted on: 10.3.12 1930.04 "As for the soldier, what would be his motivation to lie about this?" Now you know who he is. Now he becomes an instant talk-show and interview celebrity. Now he becomes the hero of everyone trying to paint the US action in Iraq in any bad light possible. There are probably a few more....
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