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'Saddam Tapes' Weirdo Directed by God

from Sploid

The American who translated the alleged "Saddam Tapes" says God sent him to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Bill Tierney is a former army intelligence man who now does freelance translations of Arabic documents. That's how he got a gig transcribing and translating some mysterious tapes said to be recordings of Saddam Hussein and his henchmen.

On Coast to Coast AM last week, Tierney claimed the tapes prove Iraq had a huge WMD program right up to the U.S. invasion of 2003.

A big supporter of the occupation and other American misadventures in the Middle East, he told host George Noory that his translations vindicated the White House's decision to attack Iraq. But Tierney seemed livid that nobody in the Bush administration seems to be interested in the transcriptions.

Tierney's resumé includes torturing Arabs in Baghdad and at Camp X-Ray, protesting outside the hospice where Terri Schiavo was being kept semi-alive with a feeding tube, and making bizarre pre-war claims about "underground uranium plants" in Iraq that he could drive to with his eyes closed.

Tierney actually spent a few years working for the United Nations' weapons inspectors in Iraq because he reads and writes Arabic, but he resigned under a weird cloud due to his evangelical Christian stunts.

He told the conservative magazine National Review that God gave him instructions and directions to various WMD sites in Iraq.

Unfortunately, God doesn't seem to be any smarter than the Americans or the U.N. inspectors - years after Bush began the latest war in Iraq, no such WMD sites or factories have been found.

Tierney also followed the clairvoyant dreams of a friend, but those proved just as useless as God's directions.

God reportedly told him to join the Army in 1983.

In a speech last year, he said he enjoyed torturing Arabs but was furious that his prisoners "did not break."


Blogger velid said...

An amazing tale of insanity. Why can't god tell him to go live in a cave, or under the ocean or something?

February 22, 2006 2:17 AM  
Blogger Footprint said...

yes, a cave. much better.

February 22, 2006 10:54 AM  

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