Fig 1. LTC (retired) Steven Russel and I holding a uniform worn by Saddam Hussein.
However, what was most impressive for me on Saddam's side this episode was one of our Saddam experts LTC Rick Francona
(retired) former USAF and CIA Agent with a demeanor of a saint, the eye of the tiger, and a burning intelligence that kept all hosts asking him question after question as each amazing story left his throat. Currently LTC Francona is a commentator and media military analyst. He is a retired highly decorated United States Air Force intelligence officer
with extensive operational experience in the Middle East
, including tours of duty with the National Security Agency
, the Defense Intelligence Agency
and the Central Intelligence Agency
. Immediately following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
and throughout the Gulf War
, Lt Col Francona was deployed as the personal interpreter and advisor on Iraqi armed forces to General Norman Schwarzkopf. On that note, you will hear LTC Francona translate comments from a very special guest expert on the show… one of Saddam's Senior Officer's!
While it's difficult to say what electronic equipment we'll have available to us during the course of any showing of Deadliest Warrior
, the show's hosts are typically available for live tweeting during every week's show so please send in your questions during the show via twitter to our own former U.S. Navy SEAL
, the good Doctor
, and your Engineering Scientist
to have them answered LIVE, in real time on August 17 at 10/9c.
That's it for this week's Blood on the Sand
Blog. I hope you're enjoying the more of everything that we are brining you this Season 3 of Deadliest Warrior
!New Episodes of Deadliest Warrior air on Spike Wednesdays at 10/9c and are posted on Spike.com three days later.Geoff Desmoulin