I hope this is not true

    He was my favorite

    And for some high comedy, go here:
    Last edit by gotosleep on Apr 15, '03
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  3. by   cwazycwissyRN
    This is sad. It seems this fellow was caught in the middle of a rock and a hard place, all the way through the ordeal. I wonder what, all the types of hardships, this man was truly placed under.
  4. by   jnette
    You know, I watched him a lot, too. I was simply astounded by what he had to say everyday in light of what was going on all around him... to the point of feeling very sorry for him.

    I, too, wonder if he had been the pawn.

    I also wonder if some were "after him" now for having given false information which endangered their lives, or thier families.

    Perhaps he thought it best to die by his own hand, rather than at the hands of those who would have sought to drag him out into the streets and do God only knows what...?

    Sad, indeed.
  5. by   natsfanrn
    Hmmmm....did you see these paragraphs?

    "An Iranian news agency allegedly close to top conservative military figures attributed the fall of Baghdad to a secret tripartite agreement between Saddam Hussain, Russia and the US.

    According to the Baztab agency, al-Sahaf was instructed to stay in Baghdad until the very last moments to lend the impression that everything in Saddam's camp was under control. The agency also claimed that Russia gained $5 billion to orchestrate this agreement."

    Not sure if this is the same Iranian news agency that reported his suicide, but if so, I'd take the reports with a grain of salt.
  6. by   gotosleep
    This man was a comic legend

    "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."

    "The Americans, they always depend on a method what I call ... stupid, silly. All I ask is check yourself. Do not in fact repeat their lies."

    "I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have
    started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We
    will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly."
  7. by   Furball
    That's too bad, if true...Sat. Night Live would've hired him in a second.......

    Edited to add: I felt badly for him as well...humor usually has a dark side it seems.
    Last edit by Furball on Apr 15, '03
  8. by   Dplear
    People Listen to yourselves. The man was the MINISTER of Information. He held the same spot that tariq Faziz used to hold. He was not a pawn. He was up tpo his neck in what was going on. Saddam would not have people around him that did not agree with him 100%. He said what he said to stir up the Islamic population in that part of the world. Those reports were intended mainly got stations like Al-Jazeera, and the Islamic Daily press. Funny or not it was the words of a war criminal. If he hung himeself, it just means less rope that we need after his trial for war crimes.


  9. by   oramar
    I think if I were trying to avoid prosecution for war crimes, one of the thing I would do is plant stories that I was dead.
  10. by   Mkue
    Good point oramar.

    I think they should turn over his body, so many of these guys used doubles.
  11. by   Hardknox
    Latest update on Bagdahd Bob from the "I love the Iraqui Minister of Information " website. The saga continues.

    24 April - Still no confirmed sighting of Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf (M.S.S.), but his next career has already begun: BBC reports that Irish airline Ryanair has a new ad starring M.S.S., angering rival airline Easyjet. Easyjet spokeman calls ad "insensitive".

    23 April - New rumor indicates that M.S.S. may be hiding with daughter-in-law in Iraq... Stunned TV execs love the idea, a new sitcom is born.

    22 April - The Arab News reports that during the war M.S.S. "stormed into the Al-Jazeera TV offices in Baghdad. He carried a Kalashnikov and threatened to kill the station's employees, cut off their arms and throw their corpses into the desert if they reported that the American forces were approaching Baghdad."

    21 April - No M.S.S. An anxious world holds collective breath... France refuses to support breath holding but would still like to be involved "once everyone exhales"

    20 April - M.S.S. is sighted! Oh wait, no... no, that's not him. Never mind.

    19 April - A company introduces talking M.S.S. doll... GI Joe resigns commission in protest
  12. by   Furball