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Iraqui Pack

Postby Matthew Field » April 11th, 2003, 9:19 am

This, an excerpt of an item from the AP, was an AOL lead item. Anyone seen a pack?

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CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (April 11) - The U.S. military has issued a most-wanted list in the form of a deck of cards, and Saddam Hussein is the ace of spades in the pack of 55 top figures in his toppled regime.

The cards, with pictures of the most-wanted figures, were distributed to thousands of U.S. troops in the field to help them find the senior members of the government. The names also were being put on posters and handbills for the Iraqi public, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks said.

Brooks did not identify those in the deck, except to suggest they included Saddam and his minister of information, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, who boasted of battlefield successes right up to the time he disappeared Tuesday.

''There are jokers in this deck, there is no doubt about that,'' Brooks said.

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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Pete Biro » April 11th, 2003, 9:55 am

No Jokers :confused: when they have Geraldo and Arnett to work with?? :D
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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby El Mystico » April 11th, 2003, 10:19 am

So - what tricks would you do with the pack?
Ambitious Card with the Saddam Card is the obvious one...
Torn and not restored card?
Oil and water?
Don't Follow the Leader?
Out of This Country?
Peter Kane's Gun Trick?
Probably a good source is Michael Ammar's new "Easy to Master Countries" DVD series.

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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Pete Biro » April 11th, 2003, 4:23 pm

Stay tooned.

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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 11th, 2003, 6:14 pm

Note that the guy states that the pictures are printed on "photo stock." Doesn't sound like a deck of cards to me.
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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Guest » April 11th, 2003, 6:41 pm

Be Honest, What Is It?
The Challenge
The Helicopter Card
Have I got a Surprise for You
Technicolor Oil and Water
Out of this Universe
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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Richard Hatch » April 11th, 2003, 9:24 pm

"Sole Survivor" by Bob Neale (the original version from MAGIC & MEANING, not the "softer" version from LIFE, DEATH & OTHER CARD TRICKS).

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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Pete Biro » April 11th, 2003, 11:25 pm

On Fox News, someone showed the deck in Qatar and it looked like photo stock, the back design was camo and the paper looked less than card stock thick, the corners were square.
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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Jon Allen » April 12th, 2003, 3:46 am

Surely it has to be:

55 Card Pick-up

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Re: Iraqui Pack

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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Matthew Field » April 14th, 2003, 6:31 am

Wow!~ One way backs, too!

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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Bob Farmer » April 14th, 2003, 9:52 am

Abdul Mohammed Busby is included in the deck.

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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Rene Clement » April 14th, 2003, 2:44 pm

I just ordered some decks from a site called www.GreatUSAflags.com These are said to be manufactured by the same company which supplied the military the decks. These are $5.95 each or $19.95 for 4. You might want to check it out.

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Re: Iraqui Pack

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 18th, 2003, 1:19 pm

We've already locked a topic along these lines, and this will be the second one. Let's have no more posts about these decks, please.
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