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  1. #1
    Shizz In It
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    December 14, 2003
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
    Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit, where
    he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday. The arrest
    was a major victory for the coalition that has been battling an insurgency
    for months.

    Sources from the U.S. Military Intelligence Division familiar with the
    details of his capture disclosed today they had been monitoring cellular
    telephone activity in Hussein's hometown of Tikrit using sophisticated
    satellite eavesdropping technology. Apparently Hussein, in an effort to
    further confound U.S. coalition efforts to capture him, had placed a
    cellular call to a major cellular carrier in order to port his cellular
    number to a new carrier pursuant to the Wireless Number Portability (WNP)
    Act enacted on November 24, 2003. Not knowing they had Saddam Hussein on
    the line, Customer Service representatives from the new cellular carrier had
    placed Hussein on hold for over an hour while they attempted to transfer his
    service to a new carrier thereby allowing intelligence officials to
    intercept the call and trace it to Hussein's hiding place in Iraq where the
    deposed dictator was soon thereafter captured in a pre-dawn raid by the U.S.
    4th Infantry Division.

    Major General Ricardo Sanchez, Supreme Commander of the coalition Occupation
    Forces in Iraq, told the press in an early briefing that Hussein was
    "cooperative and seemed resigned to his fate that it would take at least
    five days more before his new cellular carrier would be able to complete the
    transfer."

    Thus far calls to President George Bush and White House Press Liason went
    unanswered this morning as their telephone numbers were still in the process
    of being transferred to new carriers.

    A joint press release from AT&T, Verizon, Cingular, T-Mobile, Sprint PCS and
    Alltell today said, "We are working as hard as we can to expedite the
    porting of numbers and improve the process by lowering hold and transfer
    times now that this evil dictator, the world's greatest terrorist has
    finally been captured."







    See More: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture




  2. #2
    CSS
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    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture


    "Shizz In It" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:7J%[email protected]
    > December 14, 2003
    > BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
    > Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit,

    where
    > he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday. The

    arrest
    > was a major victory for the coalition that has been battling an insurgency
    > for months.
    >


    Did he have the WMDs on him?





  3. #3
    Ski
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    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    This is so scary for me. Saddam was guilty of being an evil dictator.

    Bin Laden (sp) Attacked the United States. Does not the sight of those
    buildings coming down and all those innocent people dying make anyone
    angry? Is anyone not even worried that in his next attack you or one of
    your loved ones may be hurt? Does it not bother anyone that right after
    we were attacked our president promised to hunt Bin laden down? Does
    anyone find it scary that one man can divert an entire nation from it's
    attacker to another cause?

    Saddam is captured great now what about the man who attacked this country
    what about him? Earth to America WAKE UP


    > December 14, 2003
    > BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
    > Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit,
    > where he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday.
    > The arrest was a major victory for the coalition that has been
    > battling an insurgency for months.
    >
    > Sources from the U.S. Military Intelligence Division familiar with the
    > details of his capture disclosed today they had been monitoring
    > cellular telephone activity in Hussein's hometown of Tikrit using
    > sophisticated satellite eavesdropping technology. Apparently Hussein,
    > in an effort to further confound U.S. coalition efforts to capture
    > him, had placed a cellular call to a major cellular carrier in order
    > to port his cellular number to a new carrier pursuant to the Wireless
    > Number Portability (WNP) Act enacted on November 24, 2003. Not
    > knowing they had Saddam Hussein on the line, Customer Service
    > representatives from the new cellular carrier had placed Hussein on
    > hold for over an hour while they attempted to transfer his service to
    > a new carrier thereby allowing intelligence officials to intercept the
    > call and trace it to Hussein's hiding place in Iraq where the deposed
    > dictator was soon thereafter captured in a pre-dawn raid by the U.S.
    > 4th Infantry Division.
    >
    > Major General Ricardo Sanchez, Supreme Commander of the coalition
    > Occupation Forces in Iraq, told the press in an early briefing that
    > Hussein was "cooperative and seemed resigned to his fate that it would
    > take at least five days more before his new cellular carrier would be
    > able to complete the transfer."
    >
    > Thus far calls to President George Bush and White House Press Liason
    > went unanswered this morning as their telephone numbers were still in
    > the process of being transferred to new carriers.
    >
    > A joint press release from AT&T, Verizon, Cingular, T-Mobile, Sprint
    > PCS and Alltell today said, "We are working as hard as we can to
    > expedite the porting of numbers and improve the process by lowering
    > hold and transfer times now that this evil dictator, the world's
    > greatest terrorist has finally been captured."
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >





  4. #4
    N9WOS
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    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    > "Shizz In It" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:7J%[email protected]
    > > December 14, 2003
    > > BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
    > > Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit,

    > where
    > > he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday. The

    > arrest
    > > was a major victory for the coalition that has been battling an

    insurgency
    > > for months.
    > >

    >
    > Did he have the WMDs on him?


    Saddam Hussein is a WMD!

    May he be properly disposed of! :-)





  5. #5
    Harry Krause
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    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    CSS wrote:

    > "Shizz In It" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:7J%[email protected]
    >> December 14, 2003
    >> BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
    >> Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit,

    > where
    >> he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday. The

    > arrest
    >> was a major victory for the coalition that has been battling an insurgency
    >> for months.
    >>

    >
    > Did he have the WMDs on him?
    >
    >

    Naw. The only lunatic running around with WMDs is the AG of the USA.

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  6. #6
    mistaroboto
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    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    > BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
    > Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit,

    where
    > he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday. The

    arrest
    > was a major victory for the coalition that has been battling an insurgency
    > for months.


    If only this were true...





  7. #7
    Carl.
    Guest

    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    "mistaroboto" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:nX0Db.707041$9l5.40[email protected]
    > > BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
    > > Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit,

    > where
    > > he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday. The

    > arrest
    > > was a major victory for the coalition that has been battling an

    insurgency
    > > for months.

    >
    > If only this were true...


    Maybe he moved to that hole in the ground because he couldn't get
    in-building coverage. After all, that's what the carriers would have the
    rest of us do.


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  8. #8
    O/Siris
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    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    In article <7J%[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Apparently Hussein, in an effort to
    > further confound U.S. coalition efforts to capture him, had placed a
    > cellular call to a major cellular carrier in order to port his cellular
    > number to a new carrier pursuant to the Wireless Number Portability (WNP)
    > Act enacted on November 24, 2003. Not knowing they had Saddam Hussein on
    > the line, Customer Service representatives from the new cellular carrier =

    had
    > placed Hussein on hold for over an hour while they attempted to transfer =

    his
    > service to a new carrier thereby allowing intelligence officials to
    > intercept the call and trace it to Hussein's hiding place in Iraq where t=

    he
    > deposed dictator was soon thereafter captured in a pre-dawn raid by the U=

    ..S.
    > 4th Infantry Division.
    >=20


    LOLOL.

    See? There's a method to the madness!

    Thanks for the laugh, man.

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    I *don't* speak for them.



  9. #9
    Scott in Aztlán
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    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 17:42:06 GMT, "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"mistaroboto" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> > BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
    >> > Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit,

    >> where
    >> > he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday. The

    >> arrest
    >> > was a major victory for the coalition that has been battling an

    >insurgency
    >> > for months.

    >>
    >> If only this were true...

    >
    >Maybe he moved to that hole in the ground because he couldn't get
    >in-building coverage.


    That's right - what the technologically-illiterate news media have been calling
    a "breathing tube" was actually an extended cellular antenna.

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  10. #10
    Jim Dawson
    Guest

    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    What, have you been sleeping for the last two years? I think you've been
    holding your phone too close to your head.


    "Harry Krause" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > CSS wrote:


    > Naw. The only lunatic running around with WMDs is the AG of the USA.
    >
    > --
    > Email sent to [email protected] is never read.






  11. #11
    Larry W4CSC
    Guest

    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    Please don't feed Harry Krause. To see why, go read rec.boats for the
    last few years.......

    Ignore him and pray he goes back to rec.boats.....


    On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 15:46:40 -0600, "Jim Dawson" <[email protected] h a r t e
    r.net> wrote:

    >What, have you been sleeping for the last two years? I think you've been
    >holding your phone too close to your head.
    >
    >
    >"Harry Krause" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> CSS wrote:

    >
    >> Naw. The only lunatic running around with WMDs is the AG of the USA.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Email sent to [email protected] is never read.

    >
    >


    Larry W4CSC

    NNNN




  12. #12
    Steven M. Scharf
    Guest

    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture


    "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > Maybe he moved to that hole in the ground because he couldn't get
    > in-building coverage. After all, that's what the carriers would have the
    > rest of us do.


    I doubt it. Iraq is 900 Mhz GSM. 1800/1900 Mhz is considered a WMD.





  13. #13
    Harry Krause
    Guest

    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    Larry W4CSC wrote:

    > Please don't feed Harry Krause. To see why, go read rec.boats for the
    > last few years.......
    >
    > Ignore him and pray he goes back to rec.boats.....
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 15:46:40 -0600, "Jim Dawson" <[email protected] h a r t e
    > r.net> wrote:
    >
    >>What, have you been sleeping for the last two years? I think you've been
    >>holding your phone too close to your head.
    >>
    >>
    >>"Harry Krause" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>> CSS wrote:

    >>
    >>> Naw. The only lunatic running around with WMDs is the AG of the USA.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Email sent to [email protected] is never read.

    >>
    >>

    >
    > Larry W4CSC
    >
    > NNNN
    >



    Larry, Larry, Larry, I promised I wouldn't comment on your years of
    mental illnesses, and I won't.



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  14. #14
    Sue
    Guest

    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    HAHAHHAHHAHAHHHA


    LOL



    "Shizz In It" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:7J%[email protected]
    > December 14, 2003
    > BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
    > Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit,

    where
    > he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday. The

    arrest
    > was a major victory for the coalition that has been battling an insurgency
    > for months.
    >
    > Sources from the U.S. Military Intelligence Division familiar with the
    > details of his capture disclosed today they had been monitoring cellular
    > telephone activity in Hussein's hometown of Tikrit using sophisticated
    > satellite eavesdropping technology. Apparently Hussein, in an effort to
    > further confound U.S. coalition efforts to capture him, had placed a
    > cellular call to a major cellular carrier in order to port his cellular
    > number to a new carrier pursuant to the Wireless Number Portability (WNP)
    > Act enacted on November 24, 2003. Not knowing they had Saddam Hussein on
    > the line, Customer Service representatives from the new cellular carrier

    had
    > placed Hussein on hold for over an hour while they attempted to transfer

    his
    > service to a new carrier thereby allowing intelligence officials to
    > intercept the call and trace it to Hussein's hiding place in Iraq where

    the
    > deposed dictator was soon thereafter captured in a pre-dawn raid by the

    U.S.
    > 4th Infantry Division.
    >
    > Major General Ricardo Sanchez, Supreme Commander of the coalition

    Occupation
    > Forces in Iraq, told the press in an early briefing that Hussein was
    > "cooperative and seemed resigned to his fate that it would take at least
    > five days more before his new cellular carrier would be able to complete

    the
    > transfer."
    >
    > Thus far calls to President George Bush and White House Press Liason went
    > unanswered this morning as their telephone numbers were still in the

    process
    > of being transferred to new carriers.
    >
    > A joint press release from AT&T, Verizon, Cingular, T-Mobile, Sprint PCS

    and
    > Alltell today said, "We are working as hard as we can to expedite the
    > porting of numbers and improve the process by lowering hold and transfer
    > times now that this evil dictator, the world's greatest terrorist has
    > finally been captured."
    >
    >
    >
    >






  15. #15
    Carl.
    Guest

    Re: WNP Trips up Saddam Hussein and Leads to Capture

    "Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > > Maybe he moved to that hole in the ground because he couldn't get
    > > in-building coverage. After all, that's what the carriers would have

    the
    > > rest of us do.

    >
    > I doubt it. Iraq is 900 Mhz GSM. 1800/1900 Mhz is considered a WMD.


    If not, maybe the $750K was being saved up for his early termination fee.


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