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Old Apr 09, 2003, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

Just this minute, the main statue of Saddam Hussein that was in the middle og Baghdad city centre was torn down by the Iraqi people (with the help of the US Marines).

Looks like it's nearly over!
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Old Apr 09, 2003, 08:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/mid...st/2930913.stm

by the way, I'm not posting this to spark off any war/anti war arguements / opinions. I am posting this seperately simply due to his historical value.
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Old Apr 09, 2003, 11:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

I was watching it as it happened - I literally cried as those valiant Iraqis struggled to show their hatred towards a hunk of metal firmly attached a concrete plinth. And I drew a deep breath when they approached the US Marines to help them finally topple the statue.

I've watched more than one of these statues and pictures being taken down over the past weeks - and I held my breath in expectation as the cameramen focussed on the "Liberty" grounds' statue of the "Black Knight" as the Iraqis swarmed over it, throwing shoes and whatall at it. This is a great day for Baghdad, and for Iraq.
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Old Apr 09, 2003, 01:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

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[img]graemlins/clap1.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/clap2.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/clap3.gif[/img]
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">A round of applause!!

This is a very good sign. YESSS!!! [img]graemlins/dance.gif[/img]
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Old Apr 09, 2003, 01:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

How rumours get started...
to a local senior~
"Hussein's statue was toppled in Bhaghdad.."

"What? Hussein was going topless in Bhaghdad???"

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Old Apr 09, 2003, 01:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

if he was then he'd have to stone himself to death.
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Old Apr 09, 2003, 01:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

Cool.
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Old Apr 09, 2003, 03:06 PM   #8
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

they were literally dancing in the streets.

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Old Apr 09, 2003, 03:09 PM   #9
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

I bet John would be on the streets protesting right now. Personally, I think we could've waited before striking but...that's past. Let's just get this war over quickly.
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Old Apr 09, 2003, 03:33 PM   #10
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

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How rumours get started...
to a local senior~
"Hussein's statue was toppled in Bhaghdad.."

"What? Hussein was going topless in Bhaghdad???"

[img]graemlins/laugh5.gif[/img]
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">[img]graemlins/laugh2.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/laugh2.gif[/img] Thanks HC!! You've made my day!!!
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Old Apr 09, 2003, 04:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

Just for those of you who don't know this an interesting fact.

Why the Iraqis threw shoes at the statue

Throwing a shoe is a huge insult. Walking on the ground is considered to be like walking on satan so throwing a shoe at someone is calling them Satan.
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Old Apr 09, 2003, 07:12 PM   #12
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

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Just for those of you who don't know this an interesting fact.

Why the Iraqis threw shoes at the statue

Throwing a shoe is a huge insult. Walking on the ground is considered to be like walking on satan so throwing a shoe at someone is calling them Satan.
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">well, i was wondering why this elderly iraqi
gentleman was hitting a poster of psycho saddam
with his shoe! [img]graemlins/thinker.gif[/img] *
thanks for the explanation darkaardvark!
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 12:12 AM   #13
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

I wish I could see it Live but I had to go to school. Boy, this is a historic moment, you know like the Berlin Wall falling.
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 12:15 AM   #14
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[img]graemlins/clap1.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/clap2.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/clap3.gif[/img]
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 05:13 AM   #15
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

That was some pretty powerful footage.
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 05:41 AM   #16
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

I saw it live and it was an awesome sight. Whatever the rights or wrongs of this war, it is good to see the people of Iraq finally able to rejoice in their freedom from Saddam.
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 09:12 AM   #17
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

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That was some pretty powerful footage.
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Agreed. I keep looking at it in awe everytime they show it on the news.
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 09:59 AM   #18
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

It was a very beautiful symbolic act.

I hope in that place they put a statue in honor to the deads ones during the régime of Hussein, and, in New York next to the new WTC they put a monument in honor to the dead civilians during the allied bombings. That would very beautiful.

You know, with the president praying and asking God for the rest of the dead Iraqis and saying: God bless Iraq while he cries like he has made it in front of the cameras these last days.

I also hope that he comes to Iraq when all this ends up and load children Iraqis in his arms while he kisses them and wishes them the best thing.

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Old Apr 10, 2003, 10:02 AM   #19
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if he was then he'd have to stone himself to death.
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Old Apr 13, 2003, 03:30 PM   #20
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Default Re: Saddam Husseins Statue Toppled in Central Baghdad...

My dad told me when the tower got knocked down the peple of iraq took off there shoes and used there shoes to destroy the statue werid huh?

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I also hered that they burned all the iraq money becase it had sudam on it

they also destroyed all his pictures
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