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Discussion in 'Celebrities Forum' started by ngoshwe, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. ngoshwe

    ngoshwe JF-Expert Member

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    Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf

    Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf (Arabic: محمد سعيد الصحاف‎ also Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf) (born 1940) is a former Iraqidiplomat and politician. He came to wide prominence around the world during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, during which he was the Iraqi Information Minister.

    He planned to become an English teacher before joining the Ba'ath Party in 1963. In the early days of the Ba'athist regime he read out regular announcements of newly executed Iraqis on state television. He served as Ambassador to Sweden, Burma, the United Nations and Italy, before returning to Iraq to serve as Foreign Minister in 1992.

    On June 25, 2003, the Londonnewspaper The Daily Mirror reported that al-Sahhaf had been captured by coalition troops at a roadblock in Baghdad. The report was not confirmed by military authorities and was denied by al-Sahhaf's family through Abu Dhabi TV. The next day al-Sahhaf himself recorded an interview for the Dubai-based al-Arabiya news channel. Al-Sahhaf said that he had surrendered to US forces, had been interrogated by them and released. He was reportedly paid as much as $200,000 for the television interview, during which he appeared very withdrawn in contrast with the bombastic persona he projected during the war. Many of his answers consisted of a simple "yes" or "no". He refused to speculate on the causes of the downfall of the Iraqi government and answered only "history will tell" when asked if video clips purporting to prove that Saddam Hussein was alive were genuine, amid speculation at that time that Hussein had been killed during the war.

    His fame quickly evaporated as the war continued into the insurgency phase; from the middle of 2003 onward, he faded from the public spotlight, and was no longer a figure in the war.
    Although questioned by American authorities, al-Sahhaf was released, and there has been no suggestion of charging or detaining him for his role in the Saddam Hussein government. He is now living in the United Arab Emirates with his family.

    When asked where he had got his information he replied, "authentic sources-many authentic sources". He pointed out that he "was a professional, doing his job".

    Much of the information given by al-Sahhaf during the war was clearly inaccurate. It has been argued that the same is not true of his predictions about the post-war situation. In 2007, British journalist Marina Hyde contrasted the comments of al-Sahhaf with those made by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, arguing that the former's view of the likely outcome of the war reflected the 2007 situation more accurately than Blair's descriptions.


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-- TREASURY OF DEATHLESS QUOTES --[/FONT]
    "There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!"
    "My feelings - as usual - we will slaughter them all"
    "Our initial assessment is that they will all die"
    "I blame Al-Jazeera - they are marketing for the Americans!"
    "God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis."
    "They're coming to surrender or be burned in their tanks."
    "No I am not scared, and neither should you be!"
    "Be assured. Baghdad is safe, protected"
    "Who are in control, they are not in control of anything - they don't even control themselves!"
    "We are not afraid of the Americans. Allah has condemned them. They are stupid. They are stupid" (dramatic pause) "and they are condemned."

  2. Masanilo

    Masanilo JF-Expert Member

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    Unaweza weka summary mkuu hizi copy and paste zinachosha....weka habari kwa ufupi na link