Daily Archives: May 4th, 2006


Turns out he was a Kurd!  And born in the same city as Saddam Hussein!  History really does serve up some lovely ironies, doesn’t it?

I got that info from a TV programme on the ABC last Sunday, Holy Warriors, about Richard and Saladin.  I was taping it, and watching Stargate… and then at 8.15, the tape rewound (the show finished at 8.25).  Having finally watched it today, I think I pretty much would have got all of it IF I had started the tape at the start of the show, rather than believing the TV programme (I got the news at the start), and if those pesky miners hadn’t been found to be alive and necessitated a ‘Breaking News’ event in the middle.

Anyway.  He was a Kurd!  Brilliant!