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posted 14 April 2003 10:05 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Reports: CIA candidate to lead Iraq assassinated
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jeff house
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posted 14 April 2003 10:37 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I had not heard of this particular fellow. But this paragraph caught my attention:

The CIA was reported to have helped him escape to Kuwait from house arrest in Denmark, where prosecutors were investigating his alleged role in gas attacks on the Iraqi Kurds.

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posted 14 April 2003 11:07 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That astounds me beyond words.

The CIA removed a wanted criminal from another nation in order to install him in office in Iraq? Jesus Christ on a bicycle. I don't know whether to call that a) evil, b) idiotic, c) just plain FUBAR, or d) all of the above plus my choice of swear words for the director of the CIA.

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posted 14 April 2003 11:30 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
In US military/foreign policy parlance it's known as SOP.
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posted 15 April 2003 02:47 AM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I wonder what the Danes think of this? I took a peek at three major Danish news sites and searched for Khazraji -- there are stories there but in Danish only. Can anyone enlighten us on this?
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posted 15 April 2003 11:18 AM      Profile for Whazzup?     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Slate had the best backgrounder on Khazraji a few days ago. This whole thing is a little bit of a mystery. I can't find any other confirmation of the report, though the Observer was reporting "rumours" that Khazraji had been killed in Najaf last week.
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posted 17 April 2003 12:46 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I remember this guy. Hersh mentioned him a while back. Killed on his way to the Yalta thigie in Nasariyah was he? Who else died on their way there I wonder?

Jesus, can you even imagine the level of chaos and violence that has erupted in this power vacuum? There's SO MUCH MONEY at stake. We'll probably never know how much blood was spilled in these weeks past and the ones to come, as old scores are settled and the murderous jostling for position occurs entirely out of sight.

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