When Baghdad was falling into the hands of coalition forces, Arab Media (such as Al-Shera’, Arabic Al-Mostaqbal, and Al-
Iraq-based “Waie” newspaper, in its vol. no.195, wrote:
When Baghdad was falling into the hands of coalition forces, Arab Media (such as Al-Shera’, Arabic Al-Mostaqbal, and Al-Qods) published several breaking news about it. Beside them, there were different western papers like Independent and “Center for International Strategic Researches” in Washington.
Anthony Cordesman wrote an article under the title “Certain Lessons for Attacking Iraq.”
In this article, he wrote: “before the war, the US could capture and buy Maher Sofian Tikriti, the head of Republican Guards (Saddam’s cousin). The US also could buy senior commanders of the army and transferred them to Basra and other places.
On the other hand, it bought military commanders close to Uday and sent signals to Mojahedin to stay impartial.
This organization moved its forces from a military base, close to Baghdad, to another camp and gave the emptied camp to the US forces. This happened 3 days before the fall of Saddam, on the day when US forces announced that they have captured Baghdad’s airport and everybody was shocked by how fast Americans got the airport!”
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