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Saddam's last days mirroring Hitler's
Toronto News ^ | 03-28-03 | Bob MacDonald

Posted on 03/28/2003 7:25:43 PM PST by veronica

Wants to take many down with him

As in the last days of Adolf Hitler, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is determined to take as many people as possible with him.

And he's not discriminating between his own Iraqi people and the U.S.-led coalition who have come to get him.

The more death and destruction on both sides, the better. His ideal is to have everything end with him and his sadistically murderous regime.

Like Hitler and his hopeless last weeks of fighting the World War II Allied forces, Saddam has the fanatical Fedayeen Saddam who resemble the SS regiments of the Nazi dictator. Working with them are special militia forces of Saddam's Baath Party who are similar to Hitler's Gestapo.

Between the two groups -- numbered in the tens of thousands -- they are the nutbars who have been sent out to intimidate and even kill Iraqi soldiers if they refuse to fight.

And, as in an uprising in a southern city earlier this week, they don't hesitate to turn their guns and mortars on their own Iraqi civilians. With not an iota of concern that their targets include innocent men, women and children.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld probably best described them yesterday:

"What they are is death squads, enforcers. They go into the cities and shoot people and threaten people ... they're vicious."

These same forces, along with some of the more fanatical parts of Saddam's Republican Guard, have been used to both launch hit-and-run attacks on coalition forces and to keep Iraqi regular forces from surrendering in the cities.


For instance, it's believed some of these "Saddam thugs" forced an armoured column of Iraqi regulars to head south from Basra on what was termed "a suicide mission" -- straight towards coalition forces. They were cut to pieces.

Why would they do such a thing? Coalition commanders said they had information that some Fedayeen Saddam types threatened to kill the soldiers' families if they didn't drive out to their destruction.

Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, deputy director for the U.S. Central Command, said yesterday these fanatical bullies operate "more akin to the behaviour of global terrorists."

Of course, Saddam does have some terrorists linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network working with him. One killed an Australian newsman and others in northern Iraq in a car bombing attack a few days ago.

Another belonging to the same Ansar al-Islam group was shot to death yesterday at a Kurdish checkpoint in the north before he could detonate his Toyota Land Cruiser loaded with explosives.

S'funny, but guys like Canada's PM Jean Chretien and his pal, French President Jacques Chirac, have constantly insisted there's no link between Saddam and al-Qaida, the Muslim fundamentalist terrorists who blew up New York's World Trade Center and hit the Pentagon -- slaughtering more than 3,000 innocent people. Oh, and even if Chretien seems to constantly forget -- that included 24 Canadians.

Meanwhile, elements of the Fedayeen Saddam and Baath Party forces are the ones who have been wearing civilian clothes over their uniforms and attacking coalition forces. They also pretend to surrender and then suddenly attack approaching coalition soldiers.

They also are the ones who executed some coalition prisoners, as a British commander noted yesterday.


However, despite Saddam's "gotterdammerung" plan to pull as many people with him to their deaths, the U.S.-led coalition is actually pulling off a masterful job. It has fought its way to the outskirts of Baghdad, landed forces in the north, took over western airfields to prevent Saddam from launching Scud missiles, saved Iraq's southern oil fields from Saddam's plan to destroy them, and badly damaged much of his command and communications system.

All this in the first week and with very low casualties.

Yesterday, U.S. President Bush and his ally, British PM Tony Blair, declared after their Camp David meeting that there will be no stopping until total victory is won.

"However long it takes," emphasized Bush.

The way things have been going, that shouldn't take too long -- despite the naysayers. And despite Saddam's murderous plans for all, both friend and foe.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events

1 posted on 03/28/2003 7:25:43 PM PST by veronica
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To: veronica
"Saddam's last days mirroring Hitler's"

And he's looking forward to this? He's picking up hints from a guy who wound up blowing his head off and then taken out to be burned by an aide beside a Reichschancellry bunker? Whose dentures are now gracing some Russian museum? Holy Toledo, this guy had a bad childhood.
2 posted on 03/28/2003 7:29:57 PM PST by wretchard
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To: veronica
A Canadian who gets it. Who would have thunk.
3 posted on 03/28/2003 7:32:23 PM PST by Russell Scott (Iraqi soldier, is it really worth dying for the Butcher of Baghdad?)
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To: veronica
4 posted on 03/28/2003 7:37:33 PM PST by Brian Allen (I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny ....)
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To: veronica
Chretien and his pal, French President Jacques Chirac, have constantly insisted there's no link between Saddam and al-Qaida, the Muslim fundamentalist terrorists who blew up New York's World Trade Center and hit the Pentagon

Iraqi intelligence agents were arrested in Jordan and Yemen in the last 24 hours and were well advanced in plans to blow up and set fire to hotels that Americans frequent.

The Iraqi intelligence agent and terrorist connection is starting to go public.

5 posted on 03/28/2003 8:15:53 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: veronica
Excellent article. Wipe out Saddam's cowardly death squads now!!!
6 posted on 03/28/2003 8:43:17 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001
Yes, great article. Never thought of the amazing parallels.
7 posted on 03/28/2003 9:35:20 PM PST by hardcor
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To: veronica
I was thinking of that too, with them now forcing twelve- and thirteen-year-olds into the fighting. Shades of Berlin in '45.
8 posted on 03/28/2003 9:39:36 PM PST by Windcatcher ("So what did Doug use?" "He used...sarcasm!")
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To: veronica
What a shame we didn't take this creep out 12 years ago. We should have never listened to the UN.
9 posted on 03/29/2003 12:00:33 AM PST by exDemMom (US Navy, 1980-1984 & W in '04)
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To: hardcor
It is sad that the Arab streets are not allowed to see the evidence of further Baathist atrocities to the Shiite population in Southern Iraq. 'All Jazz era' is serving the bloody demon with their totally slanted, hatefilled 'reporting'. I wonder what the connections to the Wahhabis and bin Laden are? They appear to take pleasure in fostering the irrational bloodlust of the Arab streets. Despicable ... but what is worse, there are too many Americans exploiting the same mindset, trying to undermine this administration for political gains. [Are you listening Tommy, Charley, Chucky, Nancy, et al? Huh! They're too busy plotting their next outrageous comments, to take stock of what they're fostering around the world! Nothing is out of bounds for the despotic democrats if it serves their political aims to win elections and take power over this nation. Doubly despicable ...]
10 posted on 03/29/2003 12:10:11 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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