Mark Hoppus says he told the US Navy how to capture Saddam Hussein

Written by Tyler Jenke on 1st July, 2018
Mark Hoppus says he told the US Navy how to capture Saddam Hussein

Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus has revealed to his Twitter followers that he once hatched an ingenious plan to help the US military capture Saddam Hussein.

Remember when former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge revealed that he had been in close contact with the US government in regards to footage of alien UFO footage? Well, it turns out that he isn’t the only member of the Californian punks to have been in close contact with the powers that be, alerting them to matters of national security, with the group’s bassist also doing his part to help out the US government.

A couple of days ago, a Twitter user put out the prompt for folks to share the “least plausible story about yourself that’s true”. Of course, famed Blink-182 bassist (and Amy Shark collaborator) Mark Hoppus took the bait, revealing that “On an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, I told a Navy Admiral on his way to meet with the Joint Chiefs of Staff my ideas on how to capture Saddam Hussein.”

Of course, fans were skeptical at first, but the bassist soon delivered, sharing the details about just what went on exactly.

“At the time, Hussein was in hiding but continued releasing videotaped messages to his followers,” Hoppus explained. “My idea was to have trucks with big speakers drive around BLASTING time code just out of the frequency range of human hearing, but within the dynamic range of the video camera’s microphone.”

“When Saddam released a tape, he would have inadvertently recorded the time code,” he continued. “Using the time code, you could go back and pinpoint a general radius from where the truck was. With that information, you start the search.”

“Also, knowing the general area of the recording, you can bring in more trucks to canvas there, and if you don’t find him and he released another videotaped message, you can use the multiple trucks’ time codes for triangulation, revealing his exact location.”

While this does sound rather wild, it is worth noting that the members of Blink-182 were famously photographed in August of 2003 onboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Memphis with US Navy personnel in the Persian Gulf. As it turns out, this photograph was taken only a handful of months before Saddam Hussein was captured as part of Operation Red Dawn, so all the details are sort of coming together.

While we can’t say with certainty whether or not Mark Hoppus’ story is indeed true, we can’t help but wonder what would have happened if Blink-182 had actually played a part in the capture of the infamous Iraqi dictator.

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