"Message from Saddam" shoes hurled at US diplomat in UK Parliament

US diplomat Paul Bremer was pelted with shoes at a meeting in the British Parliament this week - exclusive footage

by The Commentator on 10 February 2013 00:45


On Wednesday in the UK Parliament, a former top US diplomat had shoes thrown at him in a repeat of the 2008 attack on President George W. Bush. The Commentator has obtained exclusive footage of the incident.

Attendees reported that panic ensued as a protester shouted about sending a message "from Saddam Hussein", then hurling two shoes at Paul Bremer, ex-US envoy to Iraq.

Mr Bremer, who was in charge of rebuilding post-war Iraq, ducked as the man shouted about how the invasion "fucked up" his country. While the first shoe was apparently a message from the former Iraqi dictator, the second shoe, the man claimed, was from the Iraqi people.

Though initially shaken, Bremer, who has previously encountered numerous assassination attempts, attempted to catch the second shoe, and insisted the man try and improve his aim. 

As the shoe-thrower was bundled out of the room, Mr. Bremer insisted, "If he had done that while Saddam Hussein was alive, he would be a dead man by now," a statement which was met by a large round of applause.

The Commentator has obtained an exclusive image of the shoe that was thrown at the Henry Jackson Society event, signed by Paul Bremer (below the video).



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