Saturday , May 26 2018

The Minister

It doesn’t get much more surreal than this deranged buttplug waving his arms and flapping his lips about Iraqi invincibility even as reality closed around his bubble of smug fantasy. Who? Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraqi Minister of Information (currently on administrative leave), of course.

This site is dedicated to him. Among its many pleasures is a Greatest Hits collection:

    “There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”

    “My feelings – as usual – we will slaughter them all”

    “Our initial assessment is that they will all die”

    “I blame Al-Jazeera – they are marketing for the Americans!”

    “God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.”

    “surrender or be burned in their tanks.”

    “No I am not scared and neither should you be!”

    “They’re not even [within] 100 miles [of Baghdad]. They are not in any
    place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion … they are
    trying to sell to the others an illusion.”

    “Faltering forces of infidels cannot just enter a country of 26 million people and lay besiege to them! They are the ones who will find themselves under siege. Therefore, in reality whatever this miserable Rumsfeld has been saying, he was talking about his own forces. Now even the American command is under siege.”

    “They tried to bring a small number of tanks and personnel carriers in through al-Durah but they were surrounded and most of their infidels had their throats cut.”

    “We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein’s soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly.”

Check out this quote about M.S.S. from Jean-Pierre McGarrigle, whoever the hell that is:

    “In an age of spin, al-Sahaf offers feeling and authenticity. His message is consistent — unshakeable, in fact, no matter the evidence — but he commands daily attention by his on-the-spot, invective-rich variations on the theme. His lunatic counterfactual art is more appealing than the banal awfulness of the Reliable Sources. He is a Method actor in a production that will close in a couple of days. He stands superior to truth.”

Or alien to it at least. Another way to look at him is as a lying sack of shit. I defer to your better judgment.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted, Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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