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Saddam was a captive
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Debka is reporting that Saddam Hussein was not in hiding; he was a prisoner. He was not discovered by coalition forces but instead "rescued" from kidnappers holding him for the $25 million ransom.

The evidence to support this claim:
  • 1. The length and state of his hair indicated he had not seen a barber or even had a shampoo for several weeks.

    2. The wild state of his beard indicated he had not shaved for the same period

    3. The hole dug in the floor of a cellar in a farm compound near Tikrit was primitive indeed – 6ft across and 8ft across with minimal sanitary arrangements - a far cry from his opulent palaces.

    4. Saddam looked beaten and hungry.

    5. Detained trying to escape were two unidentified men. Left with him were two AK-47 assault guns and a pistol, none of which were used.

    6. The hole had only one opening. It was not only camouflaged with mud and bricks – it was blocked. He could not have climbed out without someone on the outside removing the covering.

    7. And most important, $750,000 in 100-dollar notes were found with him (a pittance for his captors who expected a $25m reward)– but no communications equipment of any kind, whether cell phone or even a carrier pigeon for contacting the outside world.

Quote:Saddam was seized, possibly with the connivance of his own men, and held in that hole in Adwar for three weeks or more, which would have accounted for his appearance and condition. Meanwhile, his captors bargained for the $25 m prize the Americans promised for information leading to his capture alive or dead. The negotiations were mediated by Jalal Talabani’s Kurdish PUK militia.

Check out the story and see what you think.
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I mentioned this story from Debka the same week that Saddam was captured. I've been watching the news since looking for anything that corroborates it and so far Debka is the only source that has mentioned it. It seems that if an Iraqi group had taken him and tried for a ransom that they faded completely away thereafter.

This is one of those stories we have to file away until some future time when a participant actually comes forward to explain it all. As few HumInt as we have there, I doubt anyone will become publicized over it soon.
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