Saddam burns (fictional) twin towers
: The Telegraph finds a copy of a novel Saddam wrote just before the war, detailing his fantasy — oy, was it a fantasy — resistance against the invading Americans… and also destroying twin towers.
Saddam Hussein spent the final weeks before the war writing a novel predicting that he would lead an underground resistance movement to victory over the Americans, rather than planning the defence of his regime.
As the war began and Saddam went into hiding 40,000 copies of Be Gone Demons! were rolling off the presses.
Most were destroyed by bombing and looting but the Telegraph has obtained one of the few remaining copies of the novel – an historical epic which reveals both Saddam’s increasing detachment from the world and his inflated sense of self.
Yes, but now it has a new ending.
: Now get a load of this excerpt. The Romans are the Americans; the intro is the Telegraph’s explanation:
Following the Romans’ rout from Iraq, Ezekiel and the Roman king return to their own country to find the twin towers of the Roman capital on fire:
Then Ezekiel Hescel and the king of the Romans saw the twin towers of the Roman’s city on fire. Ezekiel Hescel was beating his face and saying, “Everything I’ve collected is gone.”
One of the Romans was laughing at Ezekiel and advised him: “Try building another two towers and sell the one and rent the other to the Roman king! Both you and the Roman king will rot in hell.”
Arabs had set the towers on fire. How adventurous they are when they become nervous! The Roman watched the blaze and wondered who had done it. The king said: “Our enemies are great in numbers.” Ezekiel Hescel answered no.”Such a fedeyeen attack could only be carried out by the Arabs”.