New Conspiracy Theory in Egypt: It Wasn't Saddam But His Double Who Was Executed
MEMRI Special Dispatch
A new conspiracy theory has gained currency in Egypt in recent weeks, according to which it was not Saddam Hussein, but rather his double who was executed. Also, it was not his two sons 'Uday and Qusay who were killed during the war, but their doubles.
The book Saddam Was Not Executed and 'Uday and Qusay Were not Killed - The United States' Lies and the Double Game, by Egyptian researcher, author, and journalist Anis Al-Daghidi (363 pp), was published in early January 2007. In it, the author claims that Saddam Hussein was never captured, and that it was his double that was executed.
Mahmoud Nafi': "The first thing that Al-Daghidi focused on to prove that it was not Saddam who was executed but his double was the mole on his forehead or on his temple. The 'real' Saddam Hussein did not have such a mole, and thus the Saddam who was put on trial was his double, Mikhail Ramadhan, whose real name is Makhluf Ramadhan …
"In addition, Saddam's hair was thick, whereas the hair of the double we saw in court was thin… " (link)
As for Uday and Qusay, my brother's son, Jon Fuhrman, was with the 101st Airborne and was in Mosul positioned on the perimeter of the firefight that took place that ultimately brought down the two sons of Saddam. If it wasn't them that got killed, someone else sure had all hell handed to them that day.
And as for Saddam, look on the bright side. If we do find him, the Iraqis can hang his skinny ass again.