Charleston, S.C.-- The Sun, a British tabloid that published pictures of imprisoned, former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in his underwear may have missed something more intriguing than Saddam's BVDs.
While the `Butcher of Baghdad' has long been a stone around the neck of his own people, it is ironic to consider that sorcerers say he wears one of their stones around his own neck.
One of his palace-seers-for-rent purportedly made for Saddam, a special talisman to keep the Grim Reaper at bay. Some say it's a magic stone worn like a necklace. Others contend he had it implanted under the skin on his arm.
Tyrants throughout history, including adolph Hitler maintained life long love affairs with the occult. Saddam's mother, Sabha was a peasant woman who sometimes moonlighted as a fortune-teller.
Saddam comes to the black arts naturally.
Incredibly, he once ordered Baghdad University to set up a department of parapsychology when plain psychology may have been more in order. The university's Saddam ordered discipline of study was launched to investigate methods to use in the Iran-Iraq war, and later to `mind-read' UN inspectors searching for WMDs in Iraq.
While some of us have aunties who read tea leaves, Saddam "studied the sands", where he summoned up jinn (genies) to do his bidding. Supposed to have inherited some of his mother's psychic gifts, Saddam was believed by many people in Iraq to have seven jinn lined up for his personal protection. according to these people, Saddam spoke daily with the king and queen of the jinn, who actually advised him.
Saddam's emotionally unstable son, Uday also dabbled in the occult. Uday once advertised on his own TV station, asking magicians and psychics to come forward to dedicate their services for the protection of the royal family.
an ardent believer in reincarnation, Saddam believes he's the reincarnated King Nebuchadnezzar, whose legacy to the world were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
But Nebuchadnezzar also restored religious monuments and painstakingly improved canals. How the ancient king would have felt about his reincarnation flooding the ancient desert is a matter of speculation.
If genies let out of the bottle can be relied on for sage military advice, it should surprise no one that Saddam believes in flying saucers.
The things the deposed Iraqi leader believed in the UFO realm could inspire a new science fiction cartoon strip.
Stories about Saddam and Ufology include one about his housing extraterrestrial guests along with magicians in his palaces. These extraterrestrial guests were aliens rescued from a UFO that had crashed in the desert. as the story goes, these aliens taught Saddam and his scientists some awesome biotechnology.
While the free world was cloning Dolly the sheep, Saddam was bioengineering a race of giant scorpions to be employed as guard dogs outside weapons facilities. One ZaP from the scorpions could also prove their reputation as killing machines.
Some conspiracy adherents will never shake the belief that the Iraq war was really all about Saddam having access to `stargates' to the so-called `Planet X', or `Nirbiru', a planet beyond Pluto which is supposed to be the home of the `Elohim', the angels.
Saddam counts on the power of the sorcerer's stone to make it impossible for anyone, even the hangman to kill him. He did survive several assassination attempts, including one by Mossad, which rarely misses its target. The infamous Butcher of Baghdad has ducked countless plots, emerged victorious over palace revolts and escaped virtually unscathed from the Iran-Iraq war, the first Gulf War and the second Gulf War.
The world's most famous prisoner is more the cat of nine lives fame than he is the reincarnation of King Nebuchadnezzar.
Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at: [email protected]