Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Raghad Saddam Hussein, the eldest daughter of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein fled to Jordan on two separate occasions in her life. Raghad Hussein first fled to Jordan in 1995 along with her husband Hussein Kamel al-Majid who defected from Iraq along with Rana Saddam Hussein and her husband Saddam Kamel al-Majid. Raghad Hussein fled to Jordan for a second time in 2003 following the US invasion of Iraq and the collapse of her father’s regime. Raghad Hussein fled in fear of punishment; in 1995 she fled in order to save her husband’s life from her brother Uday, while in 2003 she fled in fear of the Iraqi people taking revenge against her father by attacking her.
Raghad Hussein fled to Amman, where she was placed under the protection of the Jordanian monarch. In 1995, Jordanian King Hussein treated Raghad and Rana Hussein as his own two daughters, and they lived with the Jordanian royals in the royal palace. Whilst in 2003, King Abdullah placed Raghad Hussein under his protection as his guest. Raghad Hussein today lives the high life, she bought a luxury villa in the upscale Abdoun neighborhood in western Amman, and she employs a staff of servants, cooks, and security guards.
This affluent existence is not being paid for by the Jordanian State – as some have speculated – but rather by the huge amount of money that Raghad Hussein initially fled Baghdad with in 1995 and this is estimated to be in the region of 1 billion dollars, in addition to large quantities of minted gold coins and precious gems. Uday Hussein had previously called on Jordan to return these funds to Iraq after Raghad Hussein had returned to Iraq, and her husband Hussein Kamel al-Majid had been killed, but Jordan refused.
Jordan informed Iraq that the funds in question belonged to a deceased individual, and that it was up to his heirs to claim them. Raghad Hussein did not claim this money, and instead considered this something akin to a “nest egg” which is indeed what this served as during her second defection from Iraq, and these funds have aided her in her second defection from Iraq to live the luxurious lifestyle that she has become accustomed to.
However since Saddam Hussein’s eldest daughter sought sanctuary from the Jordanian King, and he accepted her in his country as his guest, Arab and Islamic traditions do not allow him to hand her over to Baghdad.
Raghad Hussein has returned to the spotlight once more, and the website of the Central Media office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan reported news that “The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) issued an arrest warrant against the wanted Raghad Saddam, the daughter of the former Dictator for her involvement in terror.”
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM AT WWW.WBIPI.COM