Blink 182‘s Marrk Hoppus has shared details of a rather novel plan he once hatched to capture Saddam Hussein.
The bassist and singer of the punk veterans took to social media to reveal that he once advised a Navy Admiral on the most effective way to capture the then President Iraq and remove him from power.
One follower asked Hoppus to reveal “the least plausible story about himself that’s true”. He then did exactly that, when he said that once “on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, I told a Navy Admiral on his way to meet with the Joint Chiefs of Staff my ideas on how to capture Saddam Hussein.”
Full details of his highly technical plans then followed…
Hussein was captured following the success of Operation Red Dawn by the American military operation in December 2013. In December 2006, he was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal.
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