Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saddam Hussein's handwritten order to shoot rockets at Israel

An Egyptian newspaper has uncovered the original, handwritten order by Saddam Hussein to shoot Scud missiles at Israel, and the article is getting a bit of play in Arab newspapers and message board forums - often with great praise.

Fatah forums are praising Saddam as well, one person wishing that Saddam's Iraq had a direct border with Israel back then.

In the name of God, the Merciful, the Mercy-giving.
To Staff Brigadier General Hazim Abd ar-Razzaq,
Peace be upon you [as-Salam ‘alaykum!],
Go ahead with God’s blessings and strike targets inside the criminal Zionist entity with the heaviest possible fire, making sure to be careful about the possibility that you might be spotted. And carry out the strikes with the usual conventional warheads on the missiles. Let the launching continue until further notice.
Saddam Hussein,
17 January 1991