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Saddam's sons killed!!!!!!!!


Someone will be rotting in hell tonight...

By SARMAD JALAL, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s sons Odai and Qusai were killed in a six-hour firefight Tuesday when U.S. forces surrounded and then stormed a palatial villa in the northern Iraqi town of Mosul, a senior American general said.

"We are certain that Odai and Qusai were killed today," said Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez at a news conference in Baghdad.

"They died in a fierce gunbattle," Sanchez added.

He told reporters that soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were working on a tip from an Iraqi informant that the sons were present in the house.

When troops approached the building, gunmen inside opened fire with small arms. The "suspects barricaded themselves in the house" and "resisted fiercely," he said.

Sanchez promised a detailed briefing on the operation Wednesday.

"The bodies were in such a condition where you could identify them," he said. The identities of the other two dead were not known, he said.

Sanchez was asked about heavy gunfire that erupted across Baghdad about 10 p.m., believed to have been in celebration of reports that Saddam's sons had been killed in Mosul.

The general said the gunfire may have been in celebration over the son's death or hostile fire aimed at U.S. occupation forces. "It's very appropriate that they would celebrating about now," he said.

In Washington, L. Paul Bremer, Iraq (news - web sites)'s top civilian administrator, said he did not want to comment on how the deaths of Saddam's sons would affect security in Iraq.

However, Bremer said: "It certainly is good news for the Iraqi people."




Still need to get the head of the family and then we can all have a party. Step in the right direction though. Not to hijack the thread but how is the war being reported in america? here in england we hardly hear anything about the war at all and both of us still have troops out there, have the media in america forgotten about it as well?


Isn't his name spelled Uday as opposed to Odai?


Good times, good times.....


Most people here rely on the bbc website to get their news and that doens't mention the war anymore (to quote system of a down "we don't talk about war anymore", real shame as I have friends out there who are all working on helping to rebuild a once great country and no recognition is given to them. In fact there is a programme coming up that is deliberately looking at making the services look stupid, the advert shows the cleaner of the ship messing about and saying how she doesn't take war seriously and then the voiceover says something retarded like"these are the people fighting your war" TWAT

It is Uday, but now it's Udead.


thanks for a good laugh i needed that.


Yep, got the two sons, now we've just got to "Bag Dad"

(I know, I know, but I couldn't resist!)



I thought mine was bad but that was truly atrocious pun mamann!!


The producers of that show are clearly a bunch of hippies.

The particular seamen in question could easily be equated with Semen - I dont care how bored you are, how pissed off you are, you still represent your country. You're expected to represent discipline, courage, commitment, honor. Not lazyness, stupidity, retardedness.

Were it here in the US, something would be blowing up. The truth? There will always be the 10% who are unseraccomplishers, lazy, lack discipline, and think military service is a joke and just a good way to leave home. Do they represent any of the services?



DrSTU, yeah, that was horrible!

I hereby promise to never recklessly or carelessly submit a stupid, sub-par pun.

Well, whenever possible....


Restless must be in mourning.


I agree.

We must not disturb Restless during this difficult time.


Poor restless. He'll have to take down their pictures now.


Is there anything on DNA testing to make sure that they really were Saddam's sons?


what do you mean is there anything on DNA testing to tell they were Saddam's sosn's.

It's very easy to show lineage from DNA so any member of his family could be used to show that they have the same DNA.


You actually believe that since I'm against the US policy then I must be pro Saddam and his crew don't you? Things are not that black and white, kids.


they already confirmed them via dental records. 90% match for Uday, 100% match for Qusay. Uday got beat up one day, so he lost some teeth :slight_smile:

Ya know, I don't wish death on anyone, even these evil fuckers. I wish they would've been captured and tried and found guilty rather than being killed. Then the international community could've really known the extent of how evil these fuckers were.


Bad idea, JWright, given the legal system in this country surely would've found them innocent of all charges.

Remember OJ?


"I wish they would've been captured and tried and found guilty rather than being killed."

What? You mean like doing it according ro the law? Interesting concept....