Mohamed Bishr says he was on his way on Sunday to a café in the bustling downtown area of Egypt’s second city of Alexandria when three men wearing black suits tried to force him into the back of a van.
“The three men, who had guns hanging from their belts, forced me out of my car and shoved me into a van, hitting my head,” Bishr, a devout Muslim, told Ahram’s Arabic portal from his hospital bed.
The incident was short but traumatic. Bishr said the last thing he remembers was the men yelling at each other, and then throwing him out of the van where he hit his face on the pavement.
Bishr’s son, Mahmoud, said that his father had previously met with a group of unidentified people — who spoke Arabic in an Iraqi or Syrian dialect — and had been offered LE2 million pounds (US$333,000) to impersonate the late dictator in a pornographic video. Bishr refused.
There is not lot of times looking like Saddam is going to come in handy. This is one of them, and you have to strike when the iron is hot. As opposed to getting blown this guy blew it...Am I right?( holds up hand for a high five, doesn't get one).
But 300k thats a no brainer. Especially since the gang's plan was to sell it like a real Saddam sex tape which means no one would even be wondering who the lead actor with the small dick was. Seems like a pretty full proof way to make 300k to me
The Huffington Post cites a 2010 Washington Post report suggesting the idea of a counterfeit Saddam porn wasn’t so far-fetched, and the CIA had even considered something similar.
During planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the CIA’s Iraq Operations Group kicked around a number of ideas for discrediting Saddam Hussein in the eyes of his people.
One was to create a video purporting to show the Iraqi dictator having sex with a teenage boy, according to two former CIA officials familiar with the project.
“It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera,” said one of the former officials. “Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session.” The idea was to then “flood Iraq with the videos,” the former official said.
We had the same plan to discredit our high school principal. My buddy played the principal and I played the teenage boy. Problem was our make up and costumes were kind of on the weak side and so it looked more like us then anyone else and it turned into this whole thing.