The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Monday, May 22, 2006

Saddam's Car Seized

It is reported that Saddam's Mercedes Benz has been seized by federal agents.

Federal customs agents seized the car from First Sergeant William von Zeal, an army reservist, who bought the car whilst serving in Iraq.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents said that the car, equipped with body armour,loudspeakers and hidden microphones, was being treated as a "possible war trophy".

The car was shipped through Jordan, Syria, Greece and to Spain before arriving in May 2004 in the United States. Von Zehle then repaired it, and parked it in his garage.

Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the car can shoot flames out its sides!

Maybe Saddam got the idea from the Batman and Robin TV series of the sixties, certainly a useful device to ease a traffic jam!

Federal agents are holding the car while investigating possible violations of federal smuggling laws, and an executive order barring the importation of property from the former Iraqi regime.

It seems a bit petty of them, especially as the car has been in the US since 2004 and the story widely reported quite some time ago.

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