babble home
rabble.ca - news for the rest of us
today's active topics


  
FAQ | Forum Home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» babble   » archived babble   » the middle east and central asia   » Rumsfeld's boy Chalabi shown the door.

Email this thread to someone!    
Author Topic: Rumsfeld's boy Chalabi shown the door.
Jingles
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3322

posted 20 May 2004 01:46 PM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Chalabi's home raided by occupation troops

and

Chalabi's home raided.

quote:
The joint force entered the Iraqi National Congress (INC) building in southern Baghdad at 0545 GMT on Thursday, and removed documents, Chalabi's personal files, computers and personal belongings, said a security chief at the building.

quote:
Brandishing a framed picture on which the glass was shattered, he accused troops and police of rousing him from his bed, ransacking his office, removing documents and a valuable copy of the Koran and "vandalising" his belongings.

Now you know how real Iraqis feel, you Quisling pile of pigshit.

Very interesting development. Chalabi is the NeoCon's boy.

quote:
Chalabi has long been viewed with distrust by the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department, but was closely aligned with hawks in the Pentagon, which flew him and INC militiamen into southern Iraq shortly after the invasion.

Is this a sign of a power struggle in Washington? Or maybe the Cabal, being practical, are performing a pre-election housecleaning. Every coup leader worth his salt knows that the first people you eliminate once you take power are those true believers who helped put you there.


From: At the Delta of the Alpha and the Omega | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
skdadl
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 478

posted 20 May 2004 02:00 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A couple of weeks ago we read some Washington gossip -- from the Post? -- suggesting that Chalabi had become expendable, especially now, as Rumsfeld's star is sinking and Powell's rising. But raiding his house -- how interesting. And Bremer wasn't told until after the fact.
From: gone | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Cueball
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4790

posted 20 May 2004 02:25 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
ROFL
From: Out from under the bridge and out for a stroll | Registered: Dec 2003  |  IP: Logged
The_Calling
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 5377

posted 20 May 2004 04:27 PM      Profile for The_Calling   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This was done the day after he said Iraq should control ALL its oil...
From: USA | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged
skdadl
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 478

posted 20 May 2004 04:33 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
There have been three threads on this topic. Over here is the longest, and people will be fascinated by the long Alexander Cockburn article linked to therein.
From: gone | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
The_Calling
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 5377

posted 20 May 2004 05:50 PM      Profile for The_Calling   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Now they are accusing their erstwhile hero of harboring terraists.

How do you like your "liberation" Ahmed? LMAO

Note: this guy helped PNAC lie to generate support for the war.


From: USA | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged
al-Qa'bong
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3807

posted 20 May 2004 06:50 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Bah. The Bushie Cabal is just looking for scapegoats to hide behind.

Maybe they should denounce this guy

quote:
[Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Douglas] Feith, who, according to Bob Woodward's new book, 'Plan of Attack', was described by the military commander who led last year's invasion, Gen Tommie Franks, as ''the f---ing stupidest guy on the face of the earth'', has been at the center of virtually everything else that has gone wrong in Iraq, so there is no reason to think he was very far from this one.

From: Saskatchistan | Registered: Feb 2003  |  IP: Logged
DrConway
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 490

posted 20 May 2004 08:58 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This is a lot like the Diem assassination, after the US's leaders realized their first pick for a "loyal sidekick" wasn't so great.
From: You shall not side with the great against the powerless. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Cueball
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4790

posted 20 May 2004 11:49 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
YOu saying the US is a kinder gentler USA. Arrest as opposed to out and out assassination?

quote:
This was done the day after he said Iraq should control ALL its oil...

It doesn't?

On a more serious note: is there a potential Nick Berg tie in here?

[ 20 May 2004: Message edited by: Cueball ]


From: Out from under the bridge and out for a stroll | Registered: Dec 2003  |  IP: Logged
DrConway
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 490

posted 21 May 2004 12:44 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well, it'd have been too obvious if Chalabi had been bumped off by "parties unknown", I suspect. So they arrest him, spirit him off to Ashcroft's Gulag, and tell the colonial governor to put off plans for the "handover" on June 30th.
From: You shall not side with the great against the powerless. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Rufus Polson
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3308

posted 21 May 2004 02:41 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by DrConway:
Well, it'd have been too obvious if Chalabi had been bumped off by "parties unknown", I suspect.

Why? I wouldn't have been surprised at all; there's enough parties, unknown and otherwise, who'd like to see his hide nailed to a wall. I'm sure if the Americans had decided to bump him off I would never have suspected a thing--unless maybe they got really clumsy and released weird videos about it. Maybe they're worried that if they kill him they'll never find out where the money is.


From: Caithnard College | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
No Yards
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4169

posted 21 May 2004 03:21 PM      Profile for No Yards   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Typical BS . . . They all stand in a circle and pass the blame to the left, that way no one has to take any responsibility . . . let them all stand in a circle with a gun and all point it at the person to their left, and when I say "GO" pull the trigger!!

I don't care if there is no heaven, but I pray there is a hell and they all go there!!


From: Defending traditional marriage since June 28, 2005 | Registered: Jun 2003  |  IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time  

   Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | rabble.ca | Policy Statement

Copyright 2001-2008 rabble.ca