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Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003 at 2:51 PM
Baghdad falls to the invaders. U.S. Troops and tanks pour into the city center. Marines scale the statue of President Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad on Wednesday and prepare to topple it in front of a small crowd. A Marine covers the face of the statue with a U.S. flag. Suddenly realizing the highly provocative display of old glory would inflame the Arab world and likely frame the U.S. as a colonial master... the colonial masters quickly took down the U.S. flag before toppling the dicator's statue using a mechanized vehicle.
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Massive looting began to break out as the U.S. military looked on. Just blocks from the plaza where the statue was destroyed, heavy machine gun fire was directed at Marines. Large sectors of the city remain unsecured by the U.S. There are no signs of Iraqi police, government officials, or minders, who tracked foreign correspondents. The information minister Mohammed Said Sahaf (known for his recent press conferences where he poured abuse on U.S. forces), failed to show up for his daily meeting with the press. Baghdad is descending into total chaos.
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