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URUK Net 29 October, 2009 Part 2

Last updated: Saturday, October 31, 2009 8:15

Saddam Hussein : His Last Hours. Part -1
Layla Anwar, An Arab Woman Blues
October 29, 2009 – …The following are extracts from a series of articles that are appearing regularly in a Jordanian daily paper called Al-Ghad, and extracts of which were taken up by the Palestinian news agency Maan News. They are based on the latest publication of a book by Saddam Hussein’s lawyer, Khalil Al-Dulaimi, and the book was put in circulation a few days ago, and was published in Khartoum, Sudan. The book’s title is : “Saddam Hussein: The American Cell. This is what happened. “ This is a VERY long article, and deals with several issues : the invasion, the battle against the occupier, military tactics, and what happened to Saddam Hussein before and after his “capture”. In this post I will concentrate on the events around his arrest and what happened from thereafter until his physical death…

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Saddam Hussein : His Last Hours. Part-2
Layla Anwar, An Arab Woman Blues
October 29, 2009 – …At 4 am, the commander of the camp came to the President’s cell and told Saddam Hussein that they will hand him over to the “Iraqis.” So they asked him if he had any last requests. The President just did his ablutions and read whatever he could from the Holy Book in the little time he had left…then he asked that his personal belongings be given to his daughter Raghad via his lawyer and he asked that they tell his daughter that he is on his way to Paradise to meet his Maker/Lord with a clean conscience and clean hands…And that he shall leave as a soldier, sacrificing his self and his family for the sake of Iraq and her people…

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Saddam Hussein: His Last Hours. Part-3
Layla Anwar, An Arab Woman Blues
October 29, 2009 – …Dulaimi then affirms that at that moment, the militia belonging to the death squad of the JAYSH AL-MAHDI of Muqtada Al-Sadr, were surrounding the building where President Saddam was, with the intention of raiding the place and kidnapping the President and handing him over to IRAN in exchange for a phenomenal sum of money. There was delay in the execution of the Jaysh Al-Mahdi’s plan that of kidnapping the President because Muqtada Al-Sadr was late to arrive at the premises. Dulaimi then confirms that Muqtada Al-Sadr was present even though some deny his presence for known political reasons, so as not to embarrass the occupation’s government or half of the occupation’s government Dulaimi then says : YES MUQTADA AL-SADR WAS PRESENT along with his armed guards…

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Taliban Chief Blames Blackwater for Peshawar Blast
OutlookIndia
October 29, 2009 – Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud has claimed that the controversial American security firm Blackwater was behind the deadly bomb attack on a market in Peshawar that killed over 100 people. Hakimullah questioned why the Taliban should target the public when it was capable of carrying out attacks in Islamabad and targeting the army’s General Headquarters. In an interview with BBC Urdu, he claimed Blackwater and “Pakistani agencies” were involved in attacks in public places to discredit the militants…

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Israeli military gives settlers free rein
The IDF is offering ever more support to settlers as its influence by religious-nationalist politics increases
Seth Freedman
October 29, 2009 – uring a swearing-in ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem last Thursday, two soldiers held up a banner that sparked a wave of condemnation by soldiers and civilians alike. The slogan on the banner – “Shimshon [Brigade] does not evacuate Homesh” – referred to the prospect of the soldiers being ordered to evict settlers from an illegal outpost on the site of the former Homesh settlement. Homesh was dismantled during the disengagement of 2005 but since then settlers have repeatedly returned to the site and erected makeshift homes, asserting their claim of a God-given right to live there, as well as throughout the rest of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank)…

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Jordan could do more to protect al-Aqsa Mosque from Israel’s evil designs
By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine
October 29, 2009 – So far, the Jordanian reactions to the scandalous Israeli provocations at al Masjidul Aqsa (Aqsa Mosque) have been minimal, inadequate and strikingly weak. Jordan, which signed the inauspicious Wadi Araba treaty with Israel fifteen years ago, is legally and morally responsible for the Islamic and Christian holy places in al-Quds. However, the Jordanian state, apart from playing a symbolic role, has been effectively silent in the face of uninterrupted and unrelenting Israeli conspiracies against the Islamic sanctuary in the holy city. Israel has been carrying out far-reaching excavations in the vicinity of the Haram al Sharif esplanade which experts say are destabilizing the foundations of the structures…

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Haniyeh welcomes US shift, says willing to talk
Ma’an News
October 29, 2009 – There is nothing wrong with talking to the United States, de facto Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told American delegates on a medical mission in Gaza on Wednesday. Hamas welcomes the new language of US President Barack Obama, Haniyeh added, but noted the administration must implement its plans so the Palestinian people can establish their state with Jerusalem as its capital. “I am convinced of the fairness of the rules of democracy, pluralism and the peaceful transfer of power in Palestine,” he told the delegation, but noted the punishment the Palestinian people received when they fairly elected Hamas in 2006. The United States has the ability to bring peace to the region, Haniyeh added, and we have no issues with the Americans, but asked them to back up their pledges…

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The day the bulldozers came…
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
October 29, 2009 – West Bank farmer Mahmoud al-’Alam won’t forget the day Israeli army bulldozers cut off his water supply… and destroyed his livelihood. The village of Beit Ula, where Mahmoud lives, is not connected to the Palestinian water network. Instead the community, located north-west of Hebron, relies on rainwater, which it collects and stores in pots dug in the ground, known as cisterns. The nine new cisterns built in 2006 as part of a European Union-funded project to improve food security became the pride of the village. The cisterns were vital to the survival of the nine families that used them… until the bulldozers arrived. “[The Israeli army] destroyed everything; they went up and down several times with the bulldozer and uprooted everything,” recalls Mahmoud al-’Alam…

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