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Posted: 12/14/2003 3:38:59 AM EDT
I know its OT i don't care. 4th ID captured him n tikrit around 2000hrs local.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:04:12 AM EDT
Is this information reliable?
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:08:34 AM EDT
Being reported right now on CNN and NBC.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:18:25 AM EDT
Let me just get this in before they lock this thread for being off-topic. OOOOORRRRAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:45:52 AM EDT
Hey Womb, I second that thought. Wonder what type rifle they were carrying when they nailed the rat. (Feeble attempt to put it on topic). Doc
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 5:37:24 AM EDT
hooah! now I say torture him. Im supprised he stayed in iraq what a complete dumbarse.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 5:39:03 AM EDT
here is the artical on his capture Saddam Hussein Captured Alive Near Tikrit 2 hours ago By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - American forces captured a bearded Saddam Hussein as he hid in the cellar of a farmhouse near his hometown of Tikrit, ending one of the most intensive manhunts in history. The arrest, eight months after the fall of Baghdad, was carried out without a shot fired and was a huge victory for U.S. forces. "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him," U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer told a news conference. "The tyrant is a prisoner." Saddam was captured Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in a specially prepared "spider hole" in the cellar in the town of Adwar, 10 miles from Tikrit, Lt Col. Ricardo Sanchez said. The hole was six to eight feet deep, camouflaged with bricks and dirt and supplied with an air vent to allow long periods inside. In the capital, radio stations played celebratory music, residents fired small arms in the air and others drove through the streets, shouting, "They got Saddam! They got Saddam!" At the news conference announcing his capture, U.S. forces aired a video showing a bearded Saddam being examined by a doctor holding his mouth open with a tongue depressor, apparently to get a DNA sample. Saddam was showing touching his beard during the exam. Then a video was shown of Saddam after he was shaved. Iraqi journalists in the audience stood, pointed and shouted "Death to Saddam!" and "Down with Saddam!" "The captive has been talkative and is being cooperative," Sanchez said. Saddam was being held at an undisclosed location, and U.S. authorities have not yet determined whether to hand him over to the Iraqis for trial. Iraqi officials want him to stand trial before a war crimes tribunal created last week. Ahmad Chalabi, a member of Iraq's Governing Council, said Sunday that Saddam will be put on trial. "Saddam will stand a public trial so that the Iraqi people will know his crimes," said Chalabi told Al-Iraqiya, a Pentagon-funded TV station. Two other Iraqis were also arrested in the raid and two AK-47 assault rifles, a pistol and $750,000 in $100 bills were seized, Sanchez said. Sanchez described Saddam's demeanor during the arrest, saying he seemed "a tired man. Also I think a man resigned." Forces from the 4th Infantry Division along with Special Forces captured Saddam, the U.S. military said. There were no shots fired or injuries in the raid, called "Operation Red Dawn," said Sanchez. British Prime Minister Tony Blair welcomed Saddam's capture. "This is very good news for the people of Iraq. It removes the shadow that has been hanging over them for too long of the nightmare of a return to the Saddam regime," he said in a statement released by his office. In Baghdad, shop owners closed their doors, worried that all the shooting would make the streets unsafe. "I'm very happy for the Iraqi people. Life is going to be safer now," said 35-year-old Yehya Hassan, a resident of Baghdad. "Now we can start a new beginning." Earlier in the day, rumors of the capture sent people streaming into the streets of Kirkuk, a northern Iraqi city, firing guns in the air in celebration. "We are celebrating like it's a wedding," said Kirkuk resident Mustapha Sheriff. "We are finally rid of that criminal." "This is the joy of a lifetime," said Ali Al-Bashiri, another resident. "I am speaking on behalf of all the people that suffered under his rule." In Tikrit, U.S. soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division, the unit that is responsible for security in Saddam's hometown, were smoking cigars after hearing the news of Saddam's capture. Despite the celebration throughout Baghdad, many residents were skeptical. "I heard the news, but I'll believe it when I see it," said Mohaned al-Hasaji, 33. "They need to show us that they really have him." Ayet Bassem, 24, walked out of a shop with her 6-year-old son. "Things will be better for my son," she said. "Everyone says everything will be better when Saddam is caught. My son now has a future." "This success brings closure to the Iraqi people. We now have final resolution. Saddam Hussein will never return to a position of power from which he can punish, terrorize, intimidate and exploit the Iraqi people as the did for more than 35 years," Sanchez said. After invading Iraq on March 20 and setting up their headquarters in Saddam's sprawling Republican Palace compound in Baghdad, U.S. troops launched a massive manhunt for the fugitive leader, placing a $25 million bounty on his head and sending thousands of soldiers to search for him. Saddam's sons Qusai and Odai _ each with a $15 million bounty on their heads _ were killed July 22 in a four-hour gunbattle with U.S. troops in a hideout in the northern city of Mosul. The bounties were paid out to the man who owned the house where they were killed, residents said. A Governing Council member, Jalal Talabani, told Iran's official news agency, IRNA, that Saddam's detention will bring stability to Iraq. "With the arrest of Saddam, the source financing terrorists has been destroyed and terrorist attacks will come to an end. Now we can establish a durable stability and security in Iraq," Talabani was quoted as saying. Copyright 2003 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 5:43:14 AM EDT
Hells yes! [:D]
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:08:53 AM EDT
They should have held his ass til a week before election! That said, IBTL for starting a redundant, moronic thread!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:16:31 AM EDT
Well, I wouldnt call it a moronic thread. Its an important point in history. I guess it takes one to know one.. IBTL
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:18:28 AM EDT
not redundant for those of us who seldom frequent the GD forum. At any rate, did i mention, THAT I DON'T CARE?
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:18:47 AM EDT
I saw it here first so I wont lock it. I cant stop anyone else from locking it though.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:46:48 AM EDT
hellyea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BOYS GOT HIS ASS!!!!!!TRUELY A GREAT DAY TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!!! FREE
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:56:28 AM EDT
Good. now maybe we can get to the task of rebuilding Iraq, then get our boys the hell out of there and back with their families.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:56:56 AM EDT
God bless you all, doing the deed. Thank you. Foxnews about to interview 4th ID soldiers involved in apprehension. oh and ibtl /S2
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:59:28 AM EDT
Why do they always shoot guns in the air? Are arabs the dumbest people on earth?
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 7:02:14 AM EDT
You Army guys just made my weekend! Take that naysayers! History in the making folks.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 7:05:05 AM EDT
WE got that piece of shit.I only hope they show him what his 2 sons looked like after the encounter they had with some TOW missiles..That would warm my heart...Now the iraqis are mentaly free as well and can move forward,,we are seeing History written.It will be nice to see in tywenty years the out come of taday..god willing of course..and of course IBTL not that I hope it gets locked but because ive never been able to get in before the lock so it would be my first so hear it is just in case.[USA]
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 7:07:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By markm: Why do they always shoot guns in the air? Are arabs the dumbest people on earth?
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what would you do if we got rid of all the ANTI_GUNNERS and hillary's regieme!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 7:17:42 AM EDT
Way to go! Hats off to the Military and Intelligence community.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 7:49:16 AM EDT
Congratulations to the US forces!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 7:52:12 AM EDT
Most excellent news! IBTL!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 8:27:25 AM EDT
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firing guns is a sign special of a celebration.....
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 8:45:42 AM EDT
very good news...it wasnt just the 4th ID who captured him, they set up a perimiter with some other groups and Task Force 121(joint ARMY and CIA spooks group) went in a got em' all that being said it aint over till it's over, and this aint over. Hey maybe even 1 day we'll catch Bin Laden. Who remembers that guy? I'm sure once we defeat the Taliban again and resolve Iraq and A-Stan there will be some other problem that needs attending to.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 9:15:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By archad: firing guns is a sign special of a celebration.....
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I do the same thing, But not in the air of course....There will allways be "saddam's" in the world...We just need to show the world that a Marine and his Rifle(or 4th Inf grunt in this case) will allways be there to root the bastard's out.........UNDERDOG Oh yeah and... [img]HTTP://users.adelphia.net/~masine/ibtl.bmp[/img]
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 9:31:52 AM EDT
Congrats to the 4th ID and Task Force 121!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 9:55:48 AM EDT
DEMS. thoughts as they watch Sunday morning news AW S**T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 10:31:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kenneth64: DEMS. thoughts as they watch Sunday morning news AW S**T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ROFLMAO, isn't that the truth! Kerry was on earlier this morning trying to bad mouth it and put his typical B.S. spin on it. What a douche bag!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 10:40:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2003 10:55:30 AM EDT by JimGA]
Iraq, is now one key step closer to progressing, rather than regressing. I wonder what he was going to do with the $750,000 in US currency? Attempt to bribe his way out? Hah.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 10:42:33 AM EDT
Moderators – please do NOT Lock this thread. If there has ever been an exception to the off topic rule this has to be it. Let is revel in it for a few days!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 11:21:29 AM EDT
I would like to thank all the americans that are there putting there life on the line for all of us back home GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 1:45:21 PM EDT
What do you guys think is going to happen to him? I think he'll be sentenced to death by the Irakis. What a pussy, he didn't even put up a fight. Too bad, he would have been better off dead! You're next Bin Laden! anyone think Bush is gettin that 2nd term?
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 2:04:51 PM EDT
I hope some of Taskforce 121 took a lil of that $750,000 as a lil Christmas bonus from Saddam.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 2:08:31 PM EDT
OORAH!!! BTW, what does ITBL mean? (I know, I know, sorry to take this even more off topic)
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 2:11:11 PM EDT
In Before Tread Locks
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 2:51:30 PM EDT
Thanks[slap]
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