Mysterious Iraqi Satellite Channel Features Dead President

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Nov 30, 2009 • References: & telegraph
Thanks to the magic of technology, a mysterious TV channel praising Saddam Hussein began broadcasting in Iraq on November 27, the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday and the Islamic calendar anniversary of Hussein’s 2006 execution.

The satellite-broadcast channel reportedly alternates between two identities, sometimes calling itself, ‘al-Arabi,’ which means, ‘an Arab,’ and ‘al-Lafeta,’ which means, ‘the banner.’

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