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Saddam killed his top commander as Marines stormed Baghdad
The World Tribune ^ | 4 May, 2003

Posted on 05/04/2003 8:08:59 PM PDT by Happy2BMe

Saddam killed his top commander as Marines stormed Baghdad

SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Sunday, May 4, 2003

LONDON — Iraqi President Saddam Hussein killed his leading military commander on charges of treason as U.S. forces captured Baghdad.

The London-based A-Sharq Al Awsat daily said Saddam and his younger son, Qusay, executed Gen. Seif Eddin Al Rawi on April 8. The newspaper said Al Rawi, commander of the elite Republican Guards, was accused of treason and shot in the head and back.

Al Rawi was summoned by Saddam and executed on the day U.S. marines captured the Iraqi capital. The newspaper said Al Rawi's body was sent to his family.

The newspaper report appeared to indicate that Saddam had not intended to allow the rapid advance of the U.S. military toward Baghdad. Saddam had deployed six Republican Guard divisions around the Iraqi capital, Middle East Newsline reported.

But two of the divisions, the Baghdad and Medina divisions, were neutralized by U.S. air attacks. The four other divisions were said to have failed to put up serious resistance.

On Friday, U.S. Central Command announced the capture of three Saddam aides. The command said two of them were members of the Revolutionary Command Council and the third was the director of Iraq's weapons development program. All three were captured on Thursday.

The captured aides were identified as Abdul Tawab Mullah Huwaysh, director of the Office of Military Industrialization. The Office of Military Industrialization was responsible for the development of Iraq's most lethal weapons. Huwaysh was listed as No. 16 on the U.S. most-wanted list.

The other two Iraqis were Taha Muhyl al Din Maruf, vice president and a member of the Revolutionary Command Council. Maruf was No. 42 on the U.S. list of 55 most wanted Iraqis.

The United States also captured Mizban Khadr Hadi, another Revolutionary Command Council member who had been an adviser to Saddam since the early 1980s. Hadi was No. 41 on the U.S. list.


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Not much future in health insurance policies for Iraqi general officers.
1 posted on 05/04/2003 8:09:00 PM PDT by Happy2BMe
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To: Happy2BMe
Wow.
2 posted on 05/04/2003 8:14:07 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: Happy2BMe
Just following the lead of his idol -- Adolf Hitler. Nothing new here. Old news. Time to move on.
3 posted on 05/04/2003 8:19:06 PM PDT by ex-Texan (primates capitulards toujours en quete de fromage!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Sounds like the military version of the federal witness protection program. Coincidentally, his entire family was also executed and their remains cannot be found. No problem with it if true as he probably saved quite a few of our soldiers lives. So long and thanks for the fish.

Sorry, overactive imagination.
4 posted on 05/04/2003 8:21:43 PM PDT by foto
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To: fightinJAG
Payback is a beech!


5 posted on 05/04/2003 8:23:07 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (LIBERTY has arrived in Iraq - Now we can concentrate on HOLLYWEED!)
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To: Happy2BMe
No wonder "Baghdad Bob" was so insistent that American forces were nowhere near Baghdad. He was just trying to keep his buddies from getting executed.
6 posted on 05/04/2003 8:23:09 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (California wine beats French wine in blind taste tests. Boycott French wine.)
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To: Happy2BMe
Saddam killed his top commander as Marines stormed Baghdad

Good idea! I must remember that!

Kim Jong-Il: inscrutably divine(AFP/File)
Sat May 3, 2:22 PM ET

Kim Jong-Il: inscrutably divine(AFP/File)

7 posted on 05/04/2003 8:26:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: Happy2BMe
What Saddam was mad about:

http://www.jeffhead.com/iraqifreedom/stamps.htm
8 posted on 05/04/2003 8:28:25 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: NormsRevenge

Holy Kimchee!

I Must Destroy The Internet
Before My Generals Find This Out!!

Kim Jong-Il: inscrutably divine(AFP/File)

9 posted on 05/04/2003 8:33:59 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (LIBERTY has arrived in Iraq - Now we can concentrate on HOLLYWEED!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Thanks ... LOL
10 posted on 05/04/2003 8:36:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: NormsRevenge
ROFL!!!
11 posted on 05/04/2003 8:37:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and where is Tom Daschle?)
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To: Happy2BMe
Just amazing!
12 posted on 05/04/2003 8:38:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and where is Tom Daschle?)
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To: Happy2BMe
saddam drop the general and pick up the two suitcases with the cash,saddam just saved a couple million dollars.
13 posted on 05/04/2003 8:39:00 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: *war_list; W.O.T.; Dog Gone; Grampa Dave; blam; Sabertooth; NormsRevenge; Gritty; SierraWasp; ...
OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST
14 posted on 05/04/2003 8:40:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and where is Tom Daschle?)
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To: Happy2BMe

"HA haaa..."
16 posted on 05/04/2003 8:45:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Happy2BMe
Sooooooooo......does this guy get the virgins or no?
17 posted on 05/04/2003 8:51:45 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
YO KIM CHIA HEAD, THE SHORT DONGED ONE!


18 posted on 05/04/2003 8:56:42 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Grampa Dave
How did he let that picture out!
19 posted on 05/04/2003 9:06:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and where is Tom Daschle?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
He is probably proud of it, including the bad case of Herpes on the middle of his upper lip. That is probably a lingering memory left by Mad Albright on her visit to Yo Kim Chia Head, the Short Donged One.
20 posted on 05/04/2003 9:09:46 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Lancey Howard

21 posted on 05/04/2003 9:14:46 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Convicted felons for Kerry)
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To: SamAdams76
"No wonder "Baghdad Bob" was so insistent that American forces were nowhere near Baghdad. He was just trying to keep his buddies from getting executed."

The Look On Baghdad Bob's Face. .
As News Came In Of Another Dead General . .


22 posted on 05/04/2003 9:16:34 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (LIBERTY has arrived in Iraq - Now we can concentrate on HOLLYWEED!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Maybe that's what drove him over the edge. He did a "muff dive" on old crusty#2. Left him insane. LOL!
23 posted on 05/04/2003 9:19:03 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Open the pod bay door HAL.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
If he did a muff dive on old crusty#2, he was all ready insane! Yuck!
24 posted on 05/04/2003 9:21:53 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Excellent post....please post those often.
25 posted on 05/04/2003 9:23:36 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
How did he let that picture out!

Hey, maybe it's one of the BETTER ones and we need to be thankful!!!

26 posted on 05/04/2003 9:25:22 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: ex-Texan
Saddam's idol was Joe Stalin Not Adolf Hitler.
He was following in Stalin's foot steps.
27 posted on 05/04/2003 9:27:39 PM PDT by quietolong
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To: quietolong
Saddam's idol was Joe Stalin Not Adolf Hitler. He was following in Stalin's foot steps.

True.

28 posted on 05/04/2003 9:30:31 PM PDT by yonif
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To: seamole
There goes the straight flush. Damn.
29 posted on 05/04/2003 9:44:43 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (R)
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To: Grampa Dave
Your # 20 just broke me up....completely!

Leni

30 posted on 05/04/2003 9:53:18 PM PDT by MinuteGal (THIS JUST IN ! Astonishing fare reduction for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! Check it out, pronto!)
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To: MinuteGal; Sabertooth
I'm pinging Saber to ask him to post the pictures of Yo Kim Chia Head and Halfbright taken during their magic moments in N Korea.

After Saber posts the pictures, you will see the lust that these two losers had for each other.
31 posted on 05/04/2003 10:01:46 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Grampa Dave




Happy to help!

32 posted on 05/04/2003 10:06:24 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Grampa Dave; MinuteGal



33 posted on 05/04/2003 10:07:18 PM PDT by chance33_98 (www.hannahmore.com -- Shepherd Of Salisbury Plain is online, more to come! (my website))
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To: Grampa Dave

34 posted on 05/04/2003 10:10:10 PM PDT by chance33_98 (www.hannahmore.com -- Shepherd Of Salisbury Plain is online, more to come! (my website))
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To: Happy2BMe
hehe...even if it's not right it's a beautiful theory.
35 posted on 05/04/2003 10:12:56 PM PDT by Bogey78O (check it out... http://freepers.zill.net/users/bogey78o_fr/puppet.swf)
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To: Grampa Dave
Ahhhh so.......a Chia Pet head that provides its own fertilizer.

Leni

36 posted on 05/04/2003 10:13:55 PM PDT by MinuteGal (THIS JUST IN ! Astonishing fare reduction for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! Check it out, pronto!)
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To: Sabertooth

Nice sweatsuit. The guy looks like an Asian Al Davis.

37 posted on 05/04/2003 10:15:07 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Sabertooth; Grampa Dave; MinuteGal; Happy2BMe
A photo of the corpse (trivia time - what TV series, now off the air, is this pic from?)


38 posted on 05/04/2003 10:15:22 PM PDT by chance33_98 (www.hannahmore.com -- Shepherd Of Salisbury Plain is online, more to come! (my website))
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To: Diddle E. Squat
He looks like a janitor in an old folks home - must be one of the patients there next to him.
39 posted on 05/04/2003 10:16:10 PM PDT by chance33_98 (www.hannahmore.com -- Shepherd Of Salisbury Plain is online, more to come! (my website))
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To: chance33_98
Anyone else notice, Shrillery and Halfbright share the same legs? Is that why we never see them together?
40 posted on 05/04/2003 10:18:10 PM PDT by Never2baCrat
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To: Sabertooth
WHASSSSSSSSSUUUUP?
Drinking a bud getting ready to nuke your a$$
41 posted on 05/04/2003 10:24:38 PM PDT by chance33_98 (www.hannahmore.com -- Shepherd Of Salisbury Plain is online, more to come! (my website))
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To: Happy2BMe

Someday when I'm awf'ly low,
And the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

Oh, but you're lovely,  with your smile so warm
And your cheek so soft,
There is nothing for me but to love you
Just the way you look tonight


With each word your tenderness grows,
tearing my fear apart,
And that laugh that wrink-les your nose
touches my foolish heart.

Oh, but you're lovely, never, never change,
Keep that breathless charm,
Won't you please arrange it, 'cause I love you,
Just the way you look tonight.

And that laugh that wrinkles your nose
touches my foolish heart.

Lovely, never, never change,
Keep that breathless charm,
Won't you please arrange it, 'cause I love you,
Just the way you look tonight.
Just the way you look tonight.


42 posted on 05/04/2003 10:26:12 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Sabertooth
Thanks! You do such a great job on this subject! I get tears in my eyes from laughing everytime I see them. You may have to incorporate some of the Chia Head Stuff.
43 posted on 05/04/2003 10:40:47 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Happy2BMe
This re-defines friendly fire casualty
44 posted on 05/04/2003 10:41:03 PM PDT by paul51
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To: chance33_98; MinuteGal
Wow! These are great Chia Head Cameo's!

MinuteGal, bet you haven't had this much fun of a thread in a day or so.

Thanks, again, Chance!
45 posted on 05/04/2003 10:43:23 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks, for the poetry!

This has become a really great thread!
46 posted on 05/04/2003 10:46:04 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
You are right, he does look like ASIAN AL Davis. He just needs an Oakland Raider Jacket and about 12 trial lawyers circling around him like attack pit bulls.
47 posted on 05/04/2003 10:48:50 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: chance33_98
This is really great, Whatssss Up Man?!
48 posted on 05/04/2003 10:50:49 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Happy2BMe
But he wasn't a terrorist right, France, Germany, and a few British reporters?
49 posted on 05/04/2003 10:53:06 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Sabertooth
Hey! We both got wieners!


50 posted on 05/04/2003 11:02:58 PM PDT by Slyfox
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