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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus claims he told Navy admiral the capture of Saddam Hussein

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus says he talked with a Marine admiral, and gave his thoughts on the capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, left.

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Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus claims he gave a Navy admiral, a number of ideas on the capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein when he was on the flight.

Hoppus made the claim Tuesday in response to a Twitter user asked the question: “What is the least plausible story about yourself that is true?”

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Hoppus answered: “On an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, I told a Navy Admiral on his way to a meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff my ideas on the capture of Saddam Hussein.”

On an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, I told a Navy Admiral on his way to a meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff my ideas on the capture of Saddam Hussein. https://t.co/KsKmZM4DXo

— snddoɥ ʞɹɐɯ (@markhoppus) June 26, 2018

Hoppus, followed by a tweet with a detailed explanation of the encounter and the idea that he is present.

“At the moment, Hussein had gone into hiding, but continued releasing video recorded messages to his followers. My idea was to have trucks with huge speakers drive around BLASTING time code just outside the frequency range of human hearing, but within the dynamic range of the camera’s microphone. When Saddam tape released, he would accidentally included in the code. Using the timecode you could go back and pinpoint a general radius of where the truck was. With that information, you can start the research. Also knowing the general part of the recording, you can bring in more trucks on the canvas, and if you don’t find him and he has a video recorded message, you can make use of the several trucks of’ time codes for triangulation, in which his exact location,” Hoppus explained.

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— snddoɥ ʞɹɐɯ (@markhoppus) June 26, 2018

Saddam Hussein was captured in December 2003 by U.S. troops as part of Operation Red Dawn. He was discovered, hidden in a hole a few kilometers outside of Tikrit. The former Iraqi president was on the run since the U.S. troops in Iraq earlier that year. He was sentenced to death by hanging in 2006 after he was found guilty of “crimes against humanity.”

Meanwhile, Blink-182 announced last week the band would have to postpone shows on 23-24 June by the band’s drummer, Travis Barker, suffering from blood clots in both arms. The band said the dates are scheduled, and refunds would be issued if the fans can’t make it to the new scheduled dates.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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