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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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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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