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Iran denies Chalabi spying accusations
AP ^ | 23 May 2004 | Staff

Posted on 05/23/2004 5:35:38 AM PDT by Grampa Dave

Edited on 05/23/2004 5:56:00 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran acknowledged Sunday it had a strong dialogue with embattled Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, but rejected accusations that he passed classified intelligence to Iran.

Chalabi's long-standing contacts with Iran have left some in the U.S. government suspicious about his intentions. Chalabi has denied allegations he handed over sensitive information to Iran about the U.S. occupation.

His home and offices were raided by Iraqi police backed by American soldiers on Friday, and Chalabi is now mbroiled in a public battle with the U.S.-run occupation authority. He has become a harsh critic of Washington's Iraq policies.

"We had continuous and permanent dialogue with Chalabi and other members of the Iraqi Governing Council," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said at a press conference. "But spying charges are unfounded and baseless. It's not true at all."

"We didn't receive any confidential information from Chalabi or any other member of the Iraqi Governing Council," Asefi said.

American allegations against Chalabi, he said, were an attempt to shift attention from the scandal surrounding the abuse of Iraqi prisoners and Washington's increasing problems in Iraq.

"To overshadow its increasing problems in Iraq and get rid of pressures resulting from the prisoner abuse scandal ... the U.S. is making false accusations," Asefi said.

"In the past months, Americans have said many lies and failed to come up with evidence for their allegations," he said, apparently referring to U.S. accusations that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had stockpiled weapons of mass destruction, a charge Washington failed to prove.

Asefi also said that Iran has sent a "warning" message to the United States through the Swiss Embassy concerning Washington's actions in Iraq. In the absence of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries, Switzerland looks after American interests in Iran.

"The message is one of warning," Asefi said without providing any details. He was responding to a question about whether Iran had sent a message to the United States to protest its policy in neighboring Iraq including damage to Shiite holy shrines there.

Chalabi once was being groomed by the United States as a possible successor to Saddam. However, the U.S. State Department did not share the Pentagon's enthusiasm for him, and Chalabi became a liability after no significant weapons of mass destruction were found in post-war Iraq.

Such weapons were cited by the United States and Britain as the primary justification for the Iraq war, and Chalabi's network of Iraqi exiles in the Iraqi National Congress had provided the Bush administration intelligence reports of their existence.

On Saturday, a senior Iraqi official alleged that Chalabi's security chief, Araz Habib, was wanted by Iraqi and coalition authorities for alleged links to Iran's intelligence service.

Habib, a Shiite Kurd, was being sought under an arrest warrant because "he has relations with the Iranian government" and "works for the Iranian intelligence," the official said in Baghdad on condition of anonymity. Chalabi has defended his aide.

Iran maintains close ties with a variety of Iraqi groups, including Iraq's largest Shiite Muslim group, the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution of Iraq, and the two powerful Kurdish groups controlling northern Iraq, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

All three groups, whose leaders sit in the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, have offices in Tehran. Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress is believed to have had an office in Tehran until last year.

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1 posted on 05/23/2004 5:35:39 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: All

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2 posted on 05/23/2004 5:38:17 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: risk; Travis McGee; Squantos

Looks like the Iraq/Iran/Insurgent triad has been broken up.


3 posted on 05/23/2004 5:40:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: Grampa Dave

One of the "former U.S. intelligence officials" who frequently feeds the media with false allegations about Chalabi actually has a name. He is Pat Lang, a former DIA Middle East analyst, who sometimes appears on air as a CBS News consultant Lang is also a man linked to Lyndon LaRouche's Organization.


4 posted on 05/23/2004 5:43:02 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Grampa Dave
More fake scandal hype hysteria stuff.

As far as Iran, who'd believe any of their denials?

5 posted on 05/23/2004 5:46:18 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: Grampa Dave
The lack of formatting is due to FR's auto excerpt program.

And I was gonna rail on you too. :)

We like paragraphs, so.....

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran acknowledged Sunday it had a strong dialogue with embattled Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, but rejected accusations that he passed classified intelligence to Iran.

Chalabi's long-standing contacts with Iran have left some in the U.S. government suspicious about his intentions. Chalabi has denied allegations he handed over sensitive information to Iran about the U.S. occupation.

His home and offices were raided by Iraqi police backed by American soldiers on Friday, and Chalabi is now mbroiled in a public battle with the U.S.-run occupation authority. He has become a harsh critic of Washington's Iraq policies.

6 posted on 05/23/2004 5:47:41 AM PDT by The_Victor
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To: Peach

It appears that these allegations are not false.


7 posted on 05/23/2004 5:48:36 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: The_Victor
"We had continuous and permanent dialogue with Chalabi and other members of the Iraqi Governing Council," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said at a press conference. "But spying charges are unfounded and baseless. It's not true at all."

• Chalabi responds May 20: Ahmad Chalabi, speaking at a Baghdad news conference, discusses the raid on his residence and Iraqi National Congress offices.

"We didn't receive any confidential information from Chalabi or any other member of the Iraqi Governing Council," Asefi said.

American allegations against Chalabi, he said, were an attempt to shift attention from the scandal surrounding the abuse of Iraqi prisoners and Washington's increasing problems in Iraq.

"To overshadow its increasing problems in Iraq and get rid of pressures resulting from the prisoner abuse scandal ... the U.S. is making false accusations," Asefi said.

"In the past months, Americans have said many lies and failed to come up with evidence for their allegations," he said, apparently referring to U.S. accusations that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had stockpiled weapons of mass destruction, a charge Washington failed to prove.

8 posted on 05/23/2004 5:49:29 AM PDT by The_Victor
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To: The_Victor

I like paragraphs too. However, I'm not willing to argue with FR's auto excerpting program.

Hopefully others like you will post a few paragraphs along the way.


9 posted on 05/23/2004 5:51:00 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: Grampa Dave

I don't have a link and have asked the freeper who posted this to provide one.

From WorldNetDaily.com:

One of the "former U.S. intelligence officials" who frequently feeds the media with false allegations about Chalabi actually has a name. He is Pat Lang, a former DIA Middle East analyst, who sometimes appears on air as a CBS News consultant.

Lang was quoted by Washington Post reporter Robin Wright in her front-page story on the raids that appeared yesterday, disparaging the intelligence Chalabi's group had provided the United States before the war.

"Now it's demonstrable that [Chalabi] told the U.S. government a lot of things that were not true," Lang said.

In citing Lang as an expert on Iraq, neither CBS nor the Washington Post ever has mentioned that Lang has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for an Arab government.

"How can somebody working for an Arab government parade about as a neutral analyst?" asks Rubin.

Chalabi never has denied his many visits to Iran or his meeting with high-level Iranian government officials. Before the U.S.-led invasion, Chalabi and top INC officials had to travel through Iran to reach Iraq because Turkey had closed its borders to INC operatives.

"Actually, if truth be told, I think Ahmed has actually used the Iranians for our benefit," a key Chalabi supporter tells Insight.

Chalabi appears to have been instrumental in getting the Iranian government to drop its support for radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, several sources say.



10 posted on 05/23/2004 5:52:42 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Grampa Dave
"In the past months, Americans have said many lies and failed to come up with evidence for their allegations,"

Now who can argue with that :)

Case closed.

11 posted on 05/23/2004 5:53:12 AM PDT by evad ("Such an enemy cannot be deterred, detained, appeased, or negotiated with. It can only be destroyed")
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To: tallhappy

Iran since they bought out Jimmy Carter two decades ago has been at the bottom or top of most Islamofascist violence in the middle east and probably the world.

The mass murdering mullahs of Iran need a severe regime change like the top 200 suddenly stop wasting oxygen.


12 posted on 05/23/2004 5:53:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: Grampa Dave

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38609


13 posted on 05/23/2004 5:54:07 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: F14 Pilot

Interesting stuff for your Free Iran ping list.


14 posted on 05/23/2004 5:55:05 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: Grampa Dave
"We didn't receive any confidential information from Chalabi or any other member of the Iraqi Governing Council,"....

Oh well then, I guess that's that. I'm sure they wouldn't lie about it. Afterall, the Iranians are every bit as trustworthy as the Iraqis.

15 posted on 05/23/2004 6:03:41 AM PDT by Ima Lurker
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To: Ima Lurker

The mass murdering Mullahs in Control of Iran should be the poster boys for World Champion Liars.


16 posted on 05/23/2004 6:15:05 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: Grampa Dave

when did we start having to excerpt AP stories?


17 posted on 05/23/2004 6:16:00 AM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: Grampa Dave

I believe Iran as much as I believe x42.


18 posted on 05/23/2004 6:39:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (Liberals are good examples of why some animals eat their young.)
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To: b4its2late

Great comparison.


19 posted on 05/23/2004 6:42:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: nuconvert

Because it is an MSNBC/AP story. I didn't know that until I tried to post the whole story.


20 posted on 05/23/2004 6:43:28 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: Grampa Dave

Ah.....ok. thanx


21 posted on 05/23/2004 6:54:24 AM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: Grampa Dave
...spying charges are unfounded and baseless. It's not true at all."

Oh, okay, thanks. That certainly clears that up.

Our bad, sorry.

22 posted on 05/23/2004 8:18:46 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (No tagline here... move along)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

We all need to apologize to the peace loving mass murdering mullahs in charge of Iran!

Yeah sure!


23 posted on 05/23/2004 8:45:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: Grampa Dave; McGavin999; freedom44; nuconvert; sionnsar; AdmSmith; dixiechick2000; onyx; ...

PINGED YOU ON GRAMPA'S REQUEST!

Thanks Dave!


24 posted on 05/23/2004 9:23:24 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (John ''Fedayeen" sKerry - the Mullahs' regime candidate)
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To: F14 Pilot
Let Freedom Ring ~ Bump!

We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

25 posted on 05/23/2004 9:49:06 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: F14 Pilot
He-He-He

When all the evidence comes out just as it is in "Wedding" Chalabi will be found out to have been a double agent spinning for stuff for Iran and Iran duplicitous liars. Wouldn't be surprised to find out that they were trying to use us to do the dirty work to create the next Islam-O-Facist state. Dr. Zin may have some leads to point to the coming summer revolution in Iran to toss the Theocracy out. Well not out but into adjoining cells with Saddam.
26 posted on 05/23/2004 10:02:20 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

I guess we have to watch the events in the coming months. June/July might be the right time for Iranian students to rise against the regime in Iran!


27 posted on 05/23/2004 10:05:55 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (John ''Fedayeen" sKerry - the Mullahs' regime candidate)
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To: F14 Pilot

Given the current state of the Lame Stream Media we on FR will get the truth first.


28 posted on 05/23/2004 10:17:59 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: F14 Pilot; Grampa Dave

I'm not sure what to believe here since I trust NONE of the people involved.


29 posted on 05/23/2004 10:33:10 AM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: Grampa Dave; F14 Pilot

Iran bought out Jimmy Carter???

http://rescueattempt.tripod.com/hostagerescueattempt/id24.html


30 posted on 05/23/2004 10:46:27 AM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: RaceBannon; backhoe; risk; Travis McGee

Great documentation on the worse president of the last century.

When all of the data gets in, we will see how he enabled the Mass Murdering Mullahs to take over Iran. Then he deballed the CIA and our military.

If Jimmy had been elected for the second term instead of President Reagan, we would be speaking Russian and some Arabic language if we were alive.

Is that documentation on your home page or do you have links to it via your home page?

Thanks again!


31 posted on 05/23/2004 11:01:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: F14 Pilot

Iran probably okayed their recent Iraqi action when their buddy al Querry sent those emails to them asking for money and support.


32 posted on 05/23/2004 11:03:29 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: McGavin999

"I'm not sure what to believe here since I trust NONE of the people involved."

That is the right attitude to have as news and spin pretending to be news comes out about Chalabi, Iran and Iraq.

We will see more butt covering as this Chalabi mess unfolds from the left and the right.

If there is a sudden decrease in Iranian controlled violence in Iraq, we know that they got caught again.


33 posted on 05/23/2004 11:06:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: Grampa Dave
Read this letter sent by the senior clerics of Najef posted Here

It contains some very interesting information.

34 posted on 05/23/2004 11:14:05 AM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: McGavin999

Interesting.


35 posted on 05/23/2004 11:16:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: Grampa Dave
What is interesting is that apparently there was more to this letter and this was all that was given out for publication.

You know where Hizbollah get's it's money....Iran.

This is why I have never worried about an Islamic state in Iraq. The Iraqis have had a front row seat to see the fruits of a country ruled by clerics and they want no part of it. They see the poverty and the fear the Iranians are living and if they had any doubts before, Sadar has erased it.

36 posted on 05/23/2004 11:26:26 AM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: Grampa Dave
There is also a lot of manuvering for power between the various sects. Brahimi is a Sunni Arab, and that worries me about who he will appoint as the interim government. His idea about appointing "technocrats" has merit in that they would easily relinquish power in January. However, because of Saddam, the only "technocrats" would be Sunni. BIG problem.

The other problem is, how do you hand over soverignty to people who will be unable to exercise any power. We are handing over the power to the individual ministers who will have the powers granted by the interim constitution to guide them, but Chalabi keeps howling for the military to be handed over. I think that would be a mistake until there is an elected government to control them. The possibility of a strongman stepping forward and taking power via military coup is just too great.

I think President Bush needs to address the Iraqi people and explain why this won't be done until THEY choose their leaders.

37 posted on 05/23/2004 11:35:26 AM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: McGavin999

Well thats good enough for Chris Mathews.


38 posted on 05/23/2004 12:44:30 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Liberalism is communism one drink at a time)
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To: Grampa Dave
It appears that these allegations are not false.

Why do you say this? Chalabi is not even charged with anything.

Chalabi cultivated his contacts with Iran at the behest of the CIA. Now they want to use that against him? The CIA pushed out Chalabi in 1995, of at the behest of the King of Jordan, and the same British intelligence that engineered the downfall of the Shah! Now more info from Jordan implicates Chalabi?

It's obvious that King Hussein is orchestrating all this. He doesn't want a Shiite businessman to be leader of Iraq because his own family has a claim to the throne. He doesn't want anything to interfere with th UN takeover of Iraq by the Sunni anti-Zionist, Lackey Brahimi. Do you really think it's a coincidence this happened just days after Chalabi refused stop his UN Oil for Food investigation?

39 posted on 05/23/2004 1:27:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Grampa Dave; SJackson; RaceBannon; backhoe; Travis McGee; a_Turk; freedom44; McGavin999; ...
From Evidence Jimmy Carter abandoned the Shah:
[Carter's] mistaken assessment of Khomeini was encouraged by advisors with a desire to form an Islamic green belt to contain atheist Soviet expansion with the religious fervor of Islam. Eventually all 30 of the scenarios on Iran presented to Carter by his intelligence agencies proved wrong, and totally misjudged Khomeini as a person and as a political entity.

Afghanistan comes to mind. So does Indonesia, just 15 years earlier.

In any case, I'd like to see hard documentation for Carter's involvement in the Bandar Mahshahr complex scandal. Does the discredited Gary Sick offer us anything in October Surprise about it? What about his work All Fall Down : America's Tragic Encounter With Iran?

Iranian Voice has an article by Chuck Morse called Carter Sold Out Iran 1977-1978, but he provides few specifics.

I'd also like more information on Carter's alleged approach to the KGB in his all-out effort to defeat Ronald Reagan.

It's equally interesting to note that the American left uses these same events and the Iran Contra affair against the Reagan presidency.

America is always going to be in the balance.

40 posted on 05/23/2004 1:48:50 PM PDT by risk
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To: risk; Grampa Dave
"It's the return of the right-wing crazies, crawling their way back," one of Armitage's associates said, referring to Wolfowitz's team. "The knives are out." One senior State Department official angrily told me that he would "meet them"—his "pissant" detractors in the Pentagon—"anytime, anywhere." In return, one of those detractors depicted the State Department's behavior as "unbelievably personal and vitriolic. Their attitude is that we're yahoos—especially those of us who come from the far right. The American Enterprise Institute"—a conservative think tank in Washington—"is like Darth Vader's mother ship for them." - 2002-03-04

Just read this commie propaganda if you want to know what the left thinks about all this.

1. They are delighted at Chalabi's downfall because it reinforces their notion that we went to war based on his lies.
2. They don't want us to believe that UN envoy Lackey Brahimi is "part of a Sunni conspiracy against the Shia."
3. They don't want us to believe that King Hussein moved against the Petra bank on behalf of Saddam.
4. They want us to believe Scott Ritter, who profited from keeping Saddam's regime in power, when he says that Chalabi is an Iranian agent.
5. They want us to believe that Chalabi was investigating the Oil for Palaces scam only so that he can blackmail the participants.

Don't forget that Oliver North, also accused by the left of complicity with Iran, was connected to Chalabi. It's all a vast right wing conspiracy.

41 posted on 05/23/2004 3:02:28 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
2. They don't want us to believe that UN envoy Lackey Brahimi is "part of a Sunni conspiracy against the Shia." I don't claim to be totally knowlegeable about such issues; but isn't Brahimi the fellow that President Bush relying on to organize a post June 30th interim Iraqi gov't?

At least this is what he said in his last press conference.

42 posted on 05/23/2004 8:25:26 PM PDT by Teplukin
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To: Teplukin
"The great poison in the region is this Israeli policy of domination and the suffering imposed on the Palestinians ...and the equally unjust support of the United States for this policy." - Lakhdar Brahimi

The UN can only be relied upon to stab us in the back and undermine the US at every turn.

The Iraqi people might want to know why we are trusting the organization which helped to keep them in slavery by embezzling billions from Saddam's Oil for Palaces scam.

43 posted on 05/23/2004 8:37:52 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Remember_Salamis; Cincinatus' Wife; tallhappy; TigerLikesRooster; Grampa Dave; ...
Just read this commie propaganda if you want to know what the left thinks about all this.

Democracies are well-known for their inability to focus on issues of security.

After the Persians lost to democratic Greeks at the battle of Marathon, most Greeks were unconcerned about their return. Those who advocated building up stronger defenses were ostracized. Few Greeks wanted to think about war anymore. Democracy gave them so much freedom to pursue peaceful interests. Why worry?

Themistocles had been a young warrior who had been able to distinguish himself at Marathon. With his potential to influence his fellow citizens, he persuaded them to build a fleet of Trireme warships in order to conduct raids against the Aeginans.

But Themistocles had heeded a warning from the gods. The Pythia, a priestess at the Delphi oracle had said that a "wooden wall" would stop the coming threat, which he and others assumed would be from Persia again.

The Persians did attack, and the ships were used to save the day.


Battle of Salamis

The Iraq war was a kind of Salamis for Americans. The Democrats are the foolish citizens of Greece who ostracized the patriots who only wanted to defend the realm.

President Bush, Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Condoleeza Rice are the Themistocles of our day.

History will show what heroes they are.

44 posted on 05/23/2004 8:52:38 PM PDT by risk
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To: risk
Re #44

Thanks for your comment.

45 posted on 05/23/2004 9:08:10 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: Grampa Dave; pookie18; All

46 posted on 05/23/2004 10:11:39 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (John ''Fedayeen" sKerry - the Mullahs' regime candidate)
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To: F14 Pilot

That is a great cartoon.

It will be interesting to see how the various writers and freeper feel about this situation.


47 posted on 05/23/2004 10:23:21 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: risk

Risk,

Thanks so much for a wonderful post and the ping!


48 posted on 05/23/2004 10:59:33 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: risk; F14 Pilot; faludeh_shirazi; Cyrus the Great; Persia; Pan_Yans Wife; DoctorZIn; nuconvert

Despire the many years of war and aggression the Iranians and Greeks have "respect" for eachother. I have some Greek friends who can recite Persian history even better than i can. I think that although the Greeks and Persians may have not "liked" eachother they certainly respected eachother.

As was evident by Alexander the Great who after conquering the great Persian Empire visited the tomb of Cyrus bowed down and kissed it. Also, after taking leadership he was so disgusting by the shape of the tomb of Cyrus that he had the guard executed and rewrote the encription on the tomb of Cyrus glorifying him as a Just and Great leader.

This respect is never shared between Iranians and Arabs - Arabs who invaded Persia and disrespecfully forced their religion down Iranians throats - even then they could not force their ethnicity nor language, will never share in the hearts of Iranians the respect the Greeks do.



49 posted on 05/23/2004 11:10:10 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Iran admits regular contact with Chalabi

The Guardian ^ | Monday May 24, 2004 | Julian Borger and James Sturcke

Posted on 05/23/2004 10:20:00 PM PDT by F14 Pilot

The strange decline in relations between the US military and its one-time Iraqi ally, Ahmad Chalabi, took a new twist yesterday when Iran admitted having had regular dialogue with the former Pentagon favourite. The authorities in Tehran - and Mr Chalabi - were quick to deny suggestions that he had handed US secrets to Iran.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1141045/posts


50 posted on 05/23/2004 11:14:16 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (John ''Fedayeen" sKerry - the Mullahs' regime candidate)
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