Feeds

German flogs Saddam's left leg on web

Remnant of dictator yours for €3k+

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Saddam's left legPunters eager for a piece of Gulf War II memorabilia - albeit a rather large piece - should mosey on down to German auction site azubo.de where they can snap up Saddam Hussein's left leg for offers currently in excess of €3,400.

Of course, it's not really Saddam's leg - he'll be needing both of those when he finally stands trial for making a thorough nuisance of himself for the last 30 years or so. Nope - this leg is is the leg formerly known as the limb attached to the famous Saddam statue as heroically toppled by US forces and then beaten senseless by shoe-wielding Iraqis.

According to the site's English blurb:

The left of these two legs is now for auction.

Following the revolution of the statue, the entire place, including the legs, was cleaned by English soldier. Subsequently, the legs were token by the Englishmen. The legs were offered by different contacts to me for the resale.

After positive examination of authenticity, made by the help of a lot of photo such as video photographs, I will offer one of these legendary legs.

Hmmm. We had a sneaking suspicion that the Brits were involved in there somewhere. UK citizens will know what we mean - you leave an enormous metal leg of a toppled dictator outside your front gate for two minutes, and someone's swiped the bloody thing. Then, before you know it, it's turned up in Germany mounted on a plinth.

So, now we know how 10 per cent or so of hopalong Hussein ended up in Europe, just two questions remain: where is Saddam's right foot (also detached at the toppling ceremony, we believe) and does anyone know the whereabouts of the rest of the poor chap? ®

Related stories

For sale: Vulcan bomber, one belligerent owner
Man flogs wedding invite on eBay
eBay Hawaiian skull vendor on federal rap

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.