Saddam Tells People To Expect Long Disappearance
20 April 2003
DEBKAfile Reports: Intelligence sources authenticate Saddams voice though not his image on latest Abu Dhabi TV videotape of deposed ruler and son on Baghdad streets.
His separately recorded message lays stress on religious motifs, tells Iraqis
to expect long period of his Ghafla (disappearance), presaging Bin
Laden-style pattern of sudden appearances in between long absences