As they lament in Baghdad now, "Out with the apprentice, in with the master"
MILES COPELAND Jr
The USA did not free Iraq.
They wrecked it.(into 3 sectarian parts for Israel; 1.4 million civilians deaths which must be answered in war crimes trials, and 4.5 million refugees))
This was deliberate.
Satellite TV has been kept away from the recent deadly protests against poverty and misery in Iraq.
(February 2011 -Iraq's protests test Maliki's leadership)
Iraqis can see what could happen to Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.
On 3 March 2011, we read that, Iraq's Moqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqis to protest against any possible US military intervention in Libya. (Iraq's Sadr urges protests against US over Libya)
According to Sadr, the USA installed Gaddafi and now wants to remove him.
Sadr accused the USA and western nations of:
1. Planting agents in Arab states. (most Arab states have American/UK puppets.......but it is also true that poor men chase after rich ones, which makes it easier for rich men to control them)
2. Supporting dictatorships.
3. Then intervening in the name of democracy and claiming to liberate Arabs.
Saddam was put into power by the CIA.
Saddam offered to leave Iraq in order to avoid a war.
The real Saddam escaped to Belarus.
CNN (CNN.com - UAE official: Hussein was open to exile - Nov 2, 2005) reported:
"Days before the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Saddam Hussein agreed in principle to accept an offer of exile from the United Arab Emirates... a UAE government senior official told CNN.
"The reported offer came before an emergency Arab League meeting in Egypt in discussions between UAE officials and a Hussein aide...
"The UAE official's account was repeated by another source who attended the Arab League summit and, separately, by a senior UAE government official...
"News of the reported offer from the UAE emerged... during an interview broadcast by the Arab network Al-Arabiya with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates.
"The offer was spearheaded by his father, then-UAE President Sheikh Zayed Ben Sultan Al Nahayan, who died November 3...
'"We had secured the approval of the main players, everyone who was involved, and the man concerned - Saddam Hussein - in 24 hours,' he said...
Saddam was put into power by the CIA.
Richard Sale, UPI Intelligence Correspondent, wrote about Saddam and the CIA on 4/10/2003 (Exclusive: Saddam Was key in early CIA plot).
According to Sale, British scholars and former U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials say that Saddam Hussein was used by the U.S. intelligences services for over 40 years.
In 1959, Saddam was part of a CIA-authorized six-man squad trying to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Gen. Abd al-Karim Qasim.
CIA operative Miles Copeland told UPI the CIA had had "close ties" with Iraq's Baath Party, and with the Egyptian intelligence service.
Roger Morris, a former National Security Council staffer, confirmed that the CIA had chosen the Baath Party "as its instrument."
According to another former senior State Department official, Saddam was in his early 20s, when he became a part of the U.S. plot to get rid of Qasim.
Adel Darwish, Middle East expert and author of "Unholy Babylon," said that Saddam's CIA handler was an Iraqi dentist working for CIA and Egyptian intelligence.
U.S. officials separately confirmed Darwish's account.
The 1959 assassination was botched. Qasim escaped death, and Saddam escaped to Tikrit, thanks to CIA and Egyptian intelligence agents, several U.S. government officials said.
Saddam then moved to Beirut, according to Darwish and former senior CIA officials. In Beirut, the CIA put Saddam through a training course, former CIA officials said.
Saddam then moved to Cairo. According to former U.S. intelligence officials, Saddam made frequent visits to the American Embassy.
In 1963 Qasim was killed in a Baath Party coup. Morris claimed that the CIA was behind the coup.
The CIA provided the Iraqi National Guardsmen with lists of suspected communists who were then murdered, according to former U.S. intelligence officials.
Middle East expert Adel Darwish told UPI that Saddam presided over the mass killings.
A former senior CIA official said: "It was a bit like the mysterious killings of Iran's communists just after Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in 1979. All 4,000 of his communists suddenly got killed."
Saddam became head of al-Jihaz a-Khas, the secret intelligence service of the Baath Party.
The CIA/Defense Intelligence Agency connection with Saddam continued.
According to a former DIA official, the U.S. shared satellite intelligence with both Iraq and Iran during the Iran-Iraq war in an attempt to produce a military stalemate.
According to bhtimes.blogspot (In Search of Saddam Hussein’s WMD:Russian Intelligence, Belarus & Highway 11 http://bhtimes.blogspot.com/search?q=highway+11+saddam)
"On March 29 and 30, Saddam contacted Belarus.
"The former Soviet Republic had been one of many that offered Saddam exile in the days just prior to the war...
"Saddam had a Belarusian IL-76 transport plane flown to Baghdad... and flown back to Belarus.
"After the fall of Saddam's regime, it was found that many of the senior leaders who had fled went to Syria and Belarus."
Hussein Given Safe Haven in Belarus?
"Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has obtained safe haven in Belarus, several intelligence agencies believe.
"Western intelligence sources said several intelligence agencies in the Middle East and Europe base this assessment on new information about a March 29 flight from Baghdad to Minsk.
"They said the flight of a chartered cargo plane could have transported Saddam, his sons and much of his family to Belarus.
"'There's no proof that Saddam was on the plane but we have proof that a plane left on that day from Baghdad airport and arrived in Minsk,' a senior intelligence source said.
"'If you can think of anybody else who could obtain permission to fly out of Baghdad in the middle of a war, then please tell me.'...
"U.S. officials said Saddam had been exploring the prospect of fleeing to Belarus over the last year.
"They said the Iraqi ruler was in close contact with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and that Minsk became a major military supplier to Baghdad.
"Within hours after the departure of the cargo flight to Minsk on March 29, the Saddam regime was awash with rumors that the president had escaped.
"Intelligence sources said the rumors spread rapidly throughout the military command and among field officers.
"'There was a significant decline in Iraqi combat strength starting from around March 31,' an intelligence source said.
"'In interviews with coalition interrogators, Iraqi commanders have attributed the decline in combat to the feeling that Saddam had fled.'"
Was Saddam put on trial or was it a double?
It seems to us that the Saddam who was on trial was a fake.
The body language was not that of the dictator.
The face looked different.
Mrs. Saddam says defendant Saddam is not her Saddam
From: Idaho Observer: Mrs. Saddam says defendant is not her husband
BAGHDAD -- Seldom in history has there been a question as to the true identity of a defendant in a court trial.
However, in the alleged trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, controversy abounds as to whether or not the man being tried is, indeed, Saddam Hussein.
Mike Ruppert reported June 18, 2004, that the Russian newspaper Pravda published a story claiming the U.S. finally allowed Saddam's wife Sajida Heiralla Tuffa to see her husband.
Within moments of entering the prison in Quatar where the deposed president is allegedly being held, she reportedly reemerged screaming in a rage, “This is not my husband, it's his double, where is my husband? Take me to my husband!”
Since Tuffa's public display of outrage, several reporters have noted that live footage and photos of the man being tried as Saddam reveal that he has bad teeth and an underbite. Conversely, photos of the real Saddam consistently show that he has near perfect teeth and an overbite.
The following is from Prison Planet and was written by Joe Vials.
Sajida Heiralla Tuffah was Saddam's wife and the mother of his children.
Mrs Saddam says Saddam is not Saddam Joe Vialls June 18 2004
"After the Russians applied enormous diplomatic pressure, America was finally obliged to allow Sajida Heiralla Tuffah access to her husband in Qatar, where he had been flown in some luxury aboard a United States Air Force VIP jet.
"The facilities at Baghdad Airport were considered to be sub-standard, besides which, people were beginning to talk about the laughing and bourbon-swilling Muslim prisoner, who was the only one in sight not wearing a hood and sensory deprivation earphones, and not being sexually abused by Ricardo Sanchez.
"Well, you could have heard a pin drop all the way across Qatar.
"Sajida arrived from Syria with her official escort Sheikh Hamad Al-Tani, and then entered the prison, emerging only moments later pink with rage and shouting, "This is not my husband but his double. Where is my husband? Take me to my husband".
"American officials rushed forward to shield Mrs Saddam from perplexed Russian observers, trying to insist that Saddam had changed a lot while in custody and she probably didn't recognise him.
"This was certainly not the best way to handle the Iraqi President's wife. "You think I do not know my husband?" Sajida shouted furiously, "I was married to the man for more than twenty-five years!" Then she stormed off, never to return.
"This remarkable confrontation was reported by Pravda and four other newspapers in the east between 13 and 17 April, but the New York Times and others made damn sure you didn't read or hear about it in the west."
CAPTION CONTEST...."Hey who wants to be the next Saddam?....free trips to Beirut, Cairo and Minsk"
It is entirely likely that Saddam, who was trained and put into power by the CIA ( aangirfan: Saddam worked for the CIA), was not hanged and that the hanging video was some kind of fake.
We know that Saddam offered to leave Iraq before the war started.