Apathy towards CIA Plan to flood Iraq with fake Saddam Hussain gay sex tape

May 27, 2010
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Kuwaiti bloggers have scorned an allegedly secret attempt by the CIA to flood Iraq in 2003 with a video that depicts Saddam Hussain as gay and having sex with a teenage boy.

According to the report, published by the Washington Post on Wednesday, and quoting two former American intelligence officials, the CIA’s Iraq Operations Group, during the planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, looked at a number of ideas for discrediting Saddam Hussain in the eyes of his people.

“One was to create a video purporting to show the Iraqi dictator having sex with a teenage boy. It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera,” said one of the former officials familiar with the project. “Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session. The idea was to then flood Iraq with the videos.”

Another idea was to interrupt Iraqi television programming with a fake special news bulletin. An actor playing Hussein would announce that he was stepping down in favour of his son Uday. “I’m sure you will throw your support behind His Excellency Uday,” the fake Hussain would say.

According to the former officials, the CIA however, did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquour and savouring their conquests with boys. “The actors were drawn from some of us darker-skinned employees,” they said.

However, the plans were aborted following strong opposition from James Pavitt, then head of the agency’s Operations Division, and his deputy, Hugh Turner, who “kept throwing darts at it.”

For Kuwaiti bloggers, whose country was invaded by Saddam in 1990, the idea was unnecessary on the grounds that there were other scandals plaguing the former Iraqi leader.

“The latest scandal was when he was hiding in a hole while calling upon other people to fight. This is a real scandal,” the Eastern Gate Keeper wrote.

According to a blogger who identifies himself as “Kuwaiti”, the video would have been useless because people would not have believed it.

“Even if Saddam or Bin Laden were in the same room and explicitly engaged in debauchery, there will always be people who will defend them and their acts,” he wrote.

However, Hadeer condemned the plans as acts based on lies and fabrications.

“This is totally unfair and shows how the morals of the West are grounded in frauds, lies, slander and blood spilling,” she wrote.

Saddam was eventually captured in 2003 and hanged in Baghdad December 2006.

         

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