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CIA: Chalabi Possibly Spied for Iran
FoxNews ^ | 5/20/04 | FoxNews

Posted on 05/20/2004 6:03:15 PM PDT by wagglebee

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi (search), once a darling of the American government, may have passed classified U.S. information to Iran, Fox News has confirmed.

U.S. troops and Iraqi police on Thursday suddenly surrounded and raided Chalabi's house — and police also searched offices of his organization, the Iraqi National Congress.

CIA sources told Fox News there are reports that the INC passed information to Iran, but as far as what type of information, the sources said that isn't known for sure.

Defense officials also told Fox News there was speculation that INC members allegedly shared information with Iran (search) and misused funds and property belonging to the Iraqi Governing Council.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chalabi; cia; iran; iraq; spy
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And the left wants everyone to feel sorry for him because we raided his house.
1 posted on 05/20/2004 6:03:15 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Well, isn't that interesting. It might explain a few things that have been happening lately.


2 posted on 05/20/2004 6:05:05 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

I wonder how the left will report it.


3 posted on 05/20/2004 6:05:35 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Dang, treachery in that part of the world? Who'da thunk it?


4 posted on 05/20/2004 6:06:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: wagglebee

It's called "walking the dog".


5 posted on 05/20/2004 6:06:46 PM PDT by nunya bidness (Yorktown)
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To: Billthedrill

Hell, we have a commie spy running for President here.


6 posted on 05/20/2004 6:08:37 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee; Allan; marron; Mitchell
4 Chalabi Iran stories
7 posted on 05/20/2004 6:10:34 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: wagglebee

Put the scumbag in the same cell with Saddam


8 posted on 05/20/2004 6:13:02 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Our Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Have Yet to be Visited by John Kerry. What's he Afraid of?)
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To: wagglebee

D'oh.


9 posted on 05/20/2004 6:16:30 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: wagglebee

CBS reported that he gave Iran "highly classified info." Of that's the case, who gave Chalabi this info in the first place. Heads should roll.


10 posted on 05/20/2004 6:19:03 PM PDT by OneTimeLurker
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To: wagglebee

Interesting. On the one hand, he may have spied for Iran. On the other hand, he may have annoyed the State Department by releasing documents on the UN Oil for Food Scandal. So either this is a good thing--or a bad thing.

According to news articles yesterday, the US Administrator in Iraq has been pushing to change accountants looking into the Oil for Food Scandal, and may be trying to bury it.

In other words, I'm not sure whether to believe this story or not.


11 posted on 05/20/2004 6:19:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wagglebee

al-Sadr is also connected with Iran; they are funding his activities in Iraq.


12 posted on 05/20/2004 6:21:29 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: wagglebee

Its not nice to fool with us.


13 posted on 05/20/2004 6:21:44 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: OneTimeLurker

Being that he was a key member of the CPA, he had access to all kinds of "classified" info


14 posted on 05/20/2004 6:28:56 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Our Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Have Yet to be Visited by John Kerry. What's he Afraid of?)
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To: OneTimeLurker

We should take him on a tour of Abu Graib, I'm sure Lindy England has a pair of panties that would fit his head


15 posted on 05/20/2004 6:31:31 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Our Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Have Yet to be Visited by John Kerry. What's he Afraid of?)
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To: MJY1288

I just hope that the Shia who becomes Iraq's leader in July doesn't make Iraq a territory of Iran like Chalabi apparently would have.


16 posted on 05/20/2004 6:31:51 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Shermy
Another thread about Chalabi was pulled by an Administrator.

I don't know of a dirtier or crookeder guy still walking free. Chalabi makes the Tyco, Enron and MCI guys look like sandlot players.

It (the pulled article) was fairly accurate in areas I have direct knowledge, albeit conservative in its figures.

The Washington businessman ( a BIG Clinton contributor) mentioned nailed Petra Bank for more than $12 million, but maybe that was what he cleared and didn't count what went back to Petra officials for making the loan.

17 posted on 05/20/2004 6:33:09 PM PDT by leadhead
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To: GraniteStateConservative

So far, the Shia are the most reasonable, besides the Kurds of course


18 posted on 05/20/2004 6:35:26 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Our Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Have Yet to be Visited by John Kerry. What's he Afraid of?)
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To: wagglebee

Follow the money.


19 posted on 05/20/2004 6:36:29 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: wagglebee
This is HUGE!

Chalabi is proven to be the worst kind of mercenary, bamboozling scumbag...

Take 'em away and do what has to be done.

20 posted on 05/20/2004 6:37:54 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: Cicero

Maybe the U.S. is trying to make Chalabi more acceptable to the Iraqi populace by creating a seeming rift.


21 posted on 05/20/2004 6:38:40 PM PDT by Fifth Business
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To: wagglebee

Is this that bug again?


22 posted on 05/20/2004 6:40:08 PM PDT by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: MJY1288

I don't think it was coincidence that Chalabi apparently aided Iran. He didn't aid any of the Sunni-majority nations-- Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc.


23 posted on 05/20/2004 6:41:14 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Follow the money.

Any time we follow the money in politics or foreign affairs it invariably leads to Kofi Annan and/or the Clintons.

24 posted on 05/20/2004 6:43:36 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: MJY1288
As I have said on these threads before, the guy seemed like a Saddam wannabe from the get-go.

Glad to see action taken now as opposed to his being in place to undermine Iraq after June 30th.

I'd be concerned about what kind of "network" he has here in the USA?
25 posted on 05/20/2004 6:44:59 PM PDT by not2worry
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To: GraniteStateConservative

I say we deliver him to Jordan, He has already been sentenced to 22 years in prison for fraud by the Jordaian Courts


26 posted on 05/20/2004 6:45:51 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Our Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Have Yet to be Visited by John Kerry. What's he Afraid of?)
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To: not2worry

I think there is a lot more to this story than what is on the surface right now. Like you, I never trusted the guy from the jump


27 posted on 05/20/2004 6:48:16 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Our Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Have Yet to be Visited by John Kerry. What's he Afraid of?)
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To: Billthedrill
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BillTheDrill,


Wretchard had some interesting comments and obsrvations a few days ago about Rumsfeld's most recent trip to Iraq.

Maybe Chalabi's outster was decided during Rumsfeld's consultations during this trip, perhaps even after the CIA and NSA finally obtained solid evidence against Chalabi.


Here are Wretchard's comments:


Some of the critical decisions in this two front war and their relation to the technical handover of sovereignty to the Iraqis in June may be part of the reason for the recent Rumsfeld visit (my speculation) to Iraq.

Rumsfeld arrived in Baghdad on May 13 with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Richard Myers and met with Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez and Ambassador Paul Bremer.

The full purpose of their visit was kept under wraps. "For security reasons, officials are releasing no further details of the visit."

Tea leaf readers will have noted two things about the Rumsfeld visit. He did not meet with CENTCOM CINC General Abizaid and both Rumsfeld and Myers traveled together on an E-4B flying command post.

Rumsfeld and Myers departed for the highly secret mission to Iraq aboard a U.S. Strategic Command E-4B National Airborne Operations Center immediately following their joint testimony to a Senate committee on Capitol Hill May 12.

This was the first time Rumsfeld and Myers had flown together, officials said. The two generally fly aboard separate planes due to security concerns. This was also the first time Rumsfeld has flown aboard the National Airborne Command Center, a modified Boeing 747 jet designed to serve as a survivable mobile command center in a national emergency.

(Speculation alert) It may be that Rumsfeld and Myers were considering an important decision specifically relating to Iraq, one already put forward by Abizaid but requiring an independent assessment, one that required them to stay in touch with the President jointly through the E-4B.

The political storm over prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib and, to a lesser extent the decapitation of Nick Berg, has effaced the really important story in the Iraqi campaign: the US has just beaten back a major counteroffensive by Syria and Iran. Regionally, anticoalition forces mounted major attacks on the Jordanian secret service (using gas) and against targets in Saudi Arabia (a car bomb attack against the Saudi security apparatus).

Within Iraq, simultaneous attacks were launched in April from both the Sunni and Shi'ite lines of departure. While both inflicted some damage, neither stroke has come close to seriously hurting the US position.

It would be natural and not in the least surprising, if Rumsfeld and Myers were not considering what the American riposte should be.




Patton@Bastogne



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28 posted on 05/20/2004 6:52:27 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (John "Heinz" Kerry won't be the Nov-2004 Democratic Presidential Nominee)
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To: leadhead

I think the Administration reasoned that he may be a crook, but he's *our* crook. A gamble.


29 posted on 05/20/2004 6:52:36 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Patton@Bastogne
The political storm over prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib and, to a lesser extent the decapitation of Nick Berg, has effaced the really important story in the Iraqi campaign: the US has just beaten back a major counteroffensive by Syria and Iran.

I concur. And if this is the case, do not expect the riposte to consist solely of the ouster of Chalabi. Bush doesn't play penny-ante poker.

Thanks for the ping, BTW - looks like I'm going to have to start hanging out at Wretchard's place.

30 posted on 05/20/2004 6:57:49 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: MJY1288

Only the Kurds have been trustworthy..


31 posted on 05/20/2004 7:02:31 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: MJY1288
"We should take him on a tour of Abu Graib, I'm sure Lindy England has a pair of panties that would fit his head"

Let's give him the "Maxi-Pad" treatment too!!!! ;^)

32 posted on 05/20/2004 7:05:09 PM PDT by soozla (BUSH/CHENEY '04)
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To: wagglebee
I wouldn't trust "CIA sources" any farther than I could thrown their leader, George Tenet, who is after all a Clinton appointee. George J. Tenet became Director of Central Intelligence on July 11, 1997. As DCI, he heads the US Intelligence Community and also directs the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Deputy Director of Central Intelligence is John E. McLaughlin, who was sworn in October 19, 2000. Also during the Clinton period.

33 posted on 05/20/2004 7:10:09 PM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: wagglebee

The left? Any one in the White House we need to feel sorry for?


34 posted on 05/20/2004 7:10:32 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Cicero

Funny how it happened just as Powell's State took over Iraq, eh? Any one in the WH going to lose his head over this?


35 posted on 05/20/2004 7:11:16 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: El Gato

Yeah, I've been wondering since about 9:00 AM on 9/11/01 why Tenet still had a job.


36 posted on 05/20/2004 7:11:18 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: OneTimeLurker

Radio news (WTOP-DC) this evening said the US has "solid evidence" of Chalabi's guilt as an Iranian spy, and that if the evidence were released, American lives would be at stake.

This last Sunday, the TV pundits were saying Chalabi was getting $400,000 from the US gov. every month.


38 posted on 05/20/2004 7:37:37 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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To: wagglebee

CHALABI LIED ABOUT WMD TOO


39 posted on 05/20/2004 7:44:24 PM PDT by KQQL (@)
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To: japaneseghost

Wonder what the low-life thief was doing with the money? Buying a mansion? Paying for "hits?" Adding it to the money paid to him by the Iranians? Prison would be too good for Chalabi, even Abu G.

Chalabi was the dude in the picture with President Bush at Thanksgiving, right? THAT is a scary thought.


40 posted on 05/20/2004 7:44:30 PM PDT by madison10
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To: MJY1288
"I say we deliver him to Jordan, He has already been sentenced to 22 years in prison for fraud by the Jordaian Courts"

That's probably the best plan after he testifies against Kofi in the UN Oil-For-Food trial.

41 posted on 05/20/2004 7:48:11 PM PDT by blam
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To: madison10

There's a picture of Bush arm-in-arm with Chalabi? Geez.


42 posted on 05/20/2004 7:50:04 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: MJY1288
The problems with the Kurds have calmed down, but they will be back.

First, the Kurds are not truly unified. They have some serious political rifts that end in bloodshed.

Then there is the fact they actually want territory in Iran and Turkey and I believe a former Soviet Union.

The entire region has basically the same problems as the Balkans. The borders are artificial, and the areas with a majority have little enclaves of the people they hate the most in the world.

The Kurds have been cooperative with us, but they aren't saints, just haven't been in power/
43 posted on 05/20/2004 7:58:53 PM PDT by sharktrager (Insanity: To continue repeating the same act, each time expecting a different result.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Dear me, no. It's of Chalabi smiling wide & wearing that brown suit at the moment when President Bush surprises the troops.

Doubt if I can find it.


44 posted on 05/20/2004 8:01:48 PM PDT by madison10
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Chalabi was willing to tell anybody anything to get put in charge of Iraq. Unfortunately, he bamboozled our administration but good. He was invited to the State of the Union 2004. He's the troll in the grey suit right behind Laura Bush.
45 posted on 05/20/2004 8:08:40 PM PDT by Peter vE (Ceterum censeo: delenda est Carthago.)
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To: madison10
This was posted a year ago in May: Chalabi says Saddam, sons still alive and in Iraq
46 posted on 05/20/2004 8:09:15 PM PDT by madison10
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To: wagglebee

I can feel sorry for him. But he should still be executed as a spy.


47 posted on 05/20/2004 8:16:41 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Any day you wake up is a good day.)
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To: MJY1288
LOL!

But, from what I understand, with the new regulations, the crotch section must not be placed directly over his nose.

48 posted on 05/20/2004 8:19:37 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Any day you wake up is a good day.)
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To: leadhead
I don't know of a dirtier or crookeder guy still walking free

How about a US President that traded US Missile and Nuclear secrets to the PRC for campaign cash?

49 posted on 05/20/2004 8:22:15 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Our grandchildren will have to decide which culture will survive.)
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To: Cicero

Tales of the Arabian Nights!


50 posted on 05/20/2004 8:24:15 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Any day you wake up is a good day.)
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