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Saddam Hussain’s name is making it difficult for him to get a job. “People are scared to hire me,” the 25-year-old Indian marine engineer tells the Hindustan Times . Hussain was, yes, named for that Saddam Hussein; the name was given to him by his grandfather. It turned out to be…
The FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein alone for months after the former Iraqi leader’s capture is now leading the investigation into the Florida airport shooting rampage blamed on an Iraq war veteran. George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Miami field office, was Saddam’s sole interrogator beginning…
In scenes that would probably have confounded time travelers from as recently as last year, the presumptive GOP nominee for president praised Saddam Hussein in front of an enthusiastic crowd Tuesday night. Saddam was a “really bad guy,” Donald Trump told a rally in Raleigh, NC, per the Chicago Tribune…
Saad al-Hilli, the British-Iraqi man killed alongside his wife and mother-in-law in a mysterious shooting in the French Alps last month, had access to a bank account linked to late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the German daily Bild reported on its website Monday.
Citing a source with German foreign intelligence service BND, Bild said that the 50-year-old victim’s late father had run a Swiss bank account for Hussein’s Baath party and that following the father’s death last year, al-Hilli gained access to the account and its balance of some one million euros.
The source said BND had been monitoring financial transactions between Iraq and the West for decades.
BND refused to comment on the matter to AFP.
French prosecutors said earlier this month that a Swiss bank account monitored by al-Hilli and opened by his father had not seen any movement in a long time.
Al-Hilli and his wife and mother-in-law were found dead in their car in France’s Haute Savoie region last month in an attack survived by their two young daughters.
A French cyclist, an apparent innocent bystander, was also shot dead.