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SADDAM IS 160FT UNDER; TYRANT'S DEFIANT MESSAGE AS HE MOVES TO A BUNKER
Mon Aug 12 2002 11:16:45 ET
SADDAM Hussein is moving his Government into underground bunkers to prepare for a US and British attack.
From his hideout 160ft down, the Iraqi tyrant yesterday sent out a defiant message to the West. "If they come, we are ready," he said. "We will fight them on the streets, from the rooftops, from house to house. We will never surrender. "That is what Churchill promised the invaders threatening England. And that is what we can promise the crusaders if they come here."
The warning was delivered through Labour MP George Galloway during an interview an hour's drive from Baghdad.
Entire ministries are thought to be leaving their permanent headquarters, likely to be targeted for cruise missile attack, and moving into command bunkers.
Mr Galloway said communications between ministries and Saddam were being relayed by word of mouth to beat high-tech US eavesdropping.