Saddam in his UnderWear




 
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May 20th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: Saddam in his UnderWear


Hi,

Quote:
Source:Reuters




LONDON (Reuters) - A picture of
Saddam Hussein in his underpants splashed across the front-page of Britain's biggest-selling daily newspaper on Friday prompted an outraged reaction from his lawyers.

The Sun newspaper quoted U.S. military sources as saying they had handed over the pictures "in the hope of dealing a body blow to the resistance in
Iraq."

Other photographs showed Saddam, with short, dyed-black hair and a mustache, washing clothes by hand and asleep on his bed.

"In our opinion this is a violation of all international agreements and human dignity, therefore we must sue the people responsible and the providers of these pictures, because if you look closely you can see that they were taken from his prison cell," Ziad Khasawneh of Saddam's defense team said.

"This is considered as another Abu Ghraib and we will take the necessary legal actions which we have already started," he told Reuters in Amman.

A U.S. military statement said the pictures might be a year old and the source was being urgently investigated.

It said they contravened Saddam's rights as a prisoner and could have broken the Geneva Convention.

"Multi-National Forces-Iraq is disappointed at the possibility that someone responsible for the security, welfare, and detention of Saddam would take and provide these photos for public release," the statement said.

"This lapse is being aggressively investigated to determine, if possible, who took the photos, and to ensure existing procedures and directives are complied with to prevent this from happening again," it said.

Toppled from power in the U.S. war in Iraq in April 2003, Saddam was captured hiding in a small underground bunker in December of the same year. Apart from a brief court appearance last year, no images of Saddam have been made public since then.

Saddam is expected to stand trial next year on charges of genocide, torture and crimes against humanity. If he is found guilty he could face the death penalty.

"Saddam is not superman or God, he is just an aging and humble old man," The Sun quoted the military source as saying.

"It's important that the people of Iraq see him like that to destroy the myth. Maybe that will kill a bit of the passion in the fanatics who still follow him.

"It's over, guys. The evil days of Saddam's Baath Party are never coming back - and here's the proof," the source said.

The newspaper said the pictures were taken at a top secret location where Saddam was being held in a 12-ft by 9-ft (3.6-m by 2.7-m) cell, watched 24 hours a day on closed circuit television by special forces and military police.

It is not the first time pictures of U.S. detainees in Iraqi jails have been leaked to the media.

A year ago graphic photographs of the abuse of detainees in the notorious Abu Ghraib jail outraged world opinion and were described as the best recruiting campaign for
Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda.
Peace
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May 20th, 2005  
KC72
 
 
now they are BIG pants
May 20th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Somebody printed a picture of Saddam in his undies. Violation of his rights? Yeah okay

Boo Freakin Hoo. Get over it.
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May 20th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

He is a P.O.W remember ? ........... and a X-President of a Country .......... and despite all the boo Hoo he faught a Conventional war and Lost ........ and now is a POW .

Geneva Convention rules on the humane treatment of prisoners of war.

The conventions say countries must protect prisoners of war in their custody from "public curiosity".


Peace
May 20th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwordFish_13
Hi,

He is a P.O.W remember ? ........... and a X-President of a Country .




Peace

Cry me a River. Comparing it torture is a load of BS. IMO the son of a is lucky some Motivated 4th ID trooper didn't dump a frag in his hidey hole and call it a day.
May 20th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Couldn't have put it any better myself
May 20th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

I recall during the first Gulf War when British airmen were being paraded on TV ............. and there was this Big Outrage .......... Citing the Geneva Convention when it suits You .

A prisoner has rights even if guilty of heinous crimes ............ and certainly if not yet convicted of any crime............. the Court should deside his fate ......... he is still not Convected of any of the Alligations against him .

For the Newspaper The pictures serve no meaningful purpose other than to sell the tabloids.


Peace
May 20th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
I'm not citing the Geneva Convention. You are.

I'm just sick and tired of the hew and cry everyone throws when terrorists or deposed dictators are shown in their skivvies.

Scream abuse and torture all you please. It ain't.
May 21st, 2005  
Molly Pitcher
 
I can think of a whole lot of things to be concerned about but seeing Saddam in his "tighty whities" isn't one of them. I'll give it a big SO WHAT?

Really great sense of priority you have there, Swordfish. Point the finger at the US over skivies but where's your sense of outrage about pictures of hostages having their heads lopped off? I haven't seen any posts from you about that.
May 21st, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,


Quote:
Really great sense of priority you have there, Swordfish. Point the finger at the US over skivies but where's your sense of outrage about pictures of hostages having their heads lopped off? I haven't seen any posts from you about that.
Terrorists are Terrorists ............... They are Expected to Do things like that ............why else would we call them terrorists for ............. it's more about the So called Civilised world .

And About my Outrage and Priorities ........... For you this terrorism started on 9/11 ............ for us it has been there way before 9/11 and will remain after this so called war on terrorism ends.

Peace
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